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    Wireless audio transmission

    Been searching for a cheap and reliable means of broadcasting audio from my PC to stereos around my flat for ages. Wi-fi is overkill, as are video senders. Tried Arkon Soundfeeder.. but it runs off batteries.

    Have now found the ideal piece of kit. Its a LineX USB stereo audio transmitter (model number AT-2011).

    It uses a USB port which provides two important benefits - 1) No need for batteries, and 2) No need to pass the audio through a soundcard (which degrades the signal).

    It shows up as USB speakers and will relay any audio coming from the PC, e.g. mp3, streams, over an one of 7 preset FM frequencies upto a range of 45m. Technically illegal to use in the UK.. but you could always take it on holiday!

    Price ~£20.

    Where do you get one? On a well known auction site... did I mention searching for "wireless audio transmitter pc"??!

    cheers,
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    I just bought one, thats so cool!
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    Originally posted by spazman
    I just bought one, thats so cool!
    Nice one - when you get it, make sure the USB speaker volume settings (control panel->sounds, speech and audio devices->adjust the system volume) are as follows:

    Speaker=100%
    Wave/MP3=50%
    SW Synth=50%
    CD Player=50%

    cheers,
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    That's quite a good idea, let us know how you get on with it.

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    Could you licence it?

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    Cool, I do like that idea and never even thought something like that existed! But why would it be illegal to use in the UK? Is that something to do with laws about transmitting stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Cowboy
    That's quite a good idea, let us know how you get on with it.
    It works a treat. You initially need to fiddle with the USB speaker volume settings to make sure there is no distortion and that its at the normal volume on your hi-fi, but apart from that its brilliant.

    Crystal clear sound from my PC to any of my 3 other tuners in my flat for £20!

    (and people are trying to flog products like this - http://www.homeautomation.eu.com/product/72)

    cheers,
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    Where did you buy it mate ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    Where did you buy it mate ?
    See the bottom of the first post.

    cheers,
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    Doh !, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antsss
    Cool, I do like that idea and never even thought something like that existed! But why would it be illegal to use in the UK? Is that something to do with laws about transmitting stuff?
    Yeah - basically you aren't allowed to transmit on an FM frequency in the UK without a proper licence. The rights to broadcast on a particular frequency are owned by someone and they pay for the privilege.

    The US take a more sensible approach and allow low power (upto 150m I think) broadcasts without a licence. I mean come on, how many radio stations are going to be going out of business because some guy is broadcasting 45m from his PC?!

    cheers,
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    i got one of these a while ago, its great for uni halls cos i can play music and eveyone in halls can listen to it

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