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    better radio reception

    i have an Alpine 9812r, i replace my aging sony xplode mp-40 HU, i was hoping that the radio rececption would improve concidering the price but it is atill quite ****

    i have a 1998 honda civic, i have heard better reception from many stock radio in Fords etc

    what can i do??

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    Re: better radio reception

    get a fm booster for around 45 dollars local

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    Re: better radio reception

    A signal amp might really improve your reception, but if you have close-in stations already, it will probably do nothing but amplify both the signals and the background noise - your overall S/N ratio will stay the same. Also, cheap "signal boosters" will often times have horrible intermodulation distortion - in other words, you'll hear the same station in several different places up and down the band because the receiver's front end is overloading.

    I would check and re-check your antenna connections first. Do you have a real whip antenna for FM or is it one of those in-the-windshield pieces of crap?

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