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recommendation for a very good indoor, urban FM antenna?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by VincentY, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. VincentY

    VincentY Well-Known Member

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    i'm getting my B&K 507 today and, being in nyc, need a very good FM antenna for indoor urban use.

    should i just get one of those Terk things or are there some that are much better?

    thanks!
     
  2. LewB

    LewB Well-Known Member

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    Since you are in the city, why not just try the wire antenna that comes with the unit? I remember getting great FM reception in the Bronx with just the wire antenna. If you don't like the results you can then investigate other options. I have a powered Radio Shack antenna that seems to do the job (I don't listen to FM much on my receiver). Do you have cable TV, perhaps they provide FM stations ? Is an outdoor antenna a possibility ?
     
  3. Scott Kriefall

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    Dipole antenna, $3.99. It's highly unlikely that any of the Terk or similar indoor antennas will work any better -- and most will probably be quite a bit worse.
     
  4. VincentY

    VincentY Well-Known Member

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    Scott,

    Why wouldn't the Fanfare or Dynalab 1/2 wave models work a lot better?
     
  5. Scott Kriefall

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    I was referring to the Terk, Parsec, and other similar little indoor antennas -- whether amplified or un-amplified. The Fanfare and Dynalab are well thought of, however, and may pull in weak signals better than a simple dipole.
     
  6. shankar

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    The silver sensor from Sears or circuit city. $39.
     

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