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FM Signal Amplifier

Signal booster for problem reception areas

Item # 12044UA60

Want to hear that distant radio station a little bit better? Here's a signal amplifier that will help, boosting FM...

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Item # 12044UA60

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About the FM Signal Amplifier

Want to hear that distant radio station a little bit better? Here's a signal amplifier that will help, boosting FM signals by 15dB. This signal amplifier plugs in between your antenna lead and your radio. It is switchable on/off. Warranty: 30 days.

Want to hear that distant radio station a little bit better? Here's a signal amplifier that will help, boosting FM signals by 15dB. This signal amplifier plugs in between your antenna lead and your radio. It is switchable on/off. Warranty: 30 days.

Note: Antenna boosters can improve reception of a distant station, but they work best in relatively flat country with few obstructions. They are not effective with interference caused by mountains or large buildings.

What's in the box:

  • FM signal amplifier with attached 29" power wire and 26" antenna cable with male Motorola plug
  • Mounting bracket
  • Instruction sheet
  • 3 mounting screws; Note: Antenna adapters and/or DIN removal tools are required for some vehicles!
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Features

FM Gain: When the booster is on, the FM signal is increased by 15dB.

Installation: In-dash installation requires cutting a 1.5" x 0.815" hole (if the included bezel isn't used), or a 1.995" x 1" cutout (if the included black trim bezel is used). The booster can be mounted under your vehicle's dash using the supplied bracket and bezel.

On/Off: On the front panel of the booster, there is an the on/off switch. A red LED comes on when the booster is on, and you can by-pass the signal amp when desired by turning it off.

Tuning Adjustment: The instructions mention an AM antenna trimmer adjustment. The AM trim adjustment is something done on your radio, the booster does not have a trim adjustment. Note that trim adjustment does not apply to digital radios

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Window antennas are stupid [ Alice  Nov 14, 2018 ]
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The reviews were good looks simple [ jeff  Oct 28, 2018 ]
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Poor reception from original antenna [ Glenn  Oct 05, 2018 ]
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Only place I could find. Could not find at local stores. [ William  Sep 20, 2018 ]
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FM signal reception is not adequate compared to other vehicle tuners. suggested by technical help "jake". [ Joe  Sep 15, 2018 ]
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I have a 35 year old Goldwing motorcycle and the reception is getting weaker plus I live in a rural area with lots of hills [ Vaughn  Sep 02, 2018 ]
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I live in BFE and have found these useful in the past [ Daniel  Apr 08, 2018 ]
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Needed one and this one is very afforedable [ Mark  Jan 08, 2018 ]
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Power and size [ Carmelo  Dec 29, 2017 ]
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This helped my stereo FM signal stronger. Without having to purchase a new system with stronger FM capabilities. I JUST SAVED $$$$ [ Henry  Nov 05, 2017 ]
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Radio signal weak in some locations. [ Kenneth  Aug 18, 2017 ]
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So my FM stations come in clearer with my new after market radio I bought from you. [ Brian  Jul 22, 2017 ]
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Live out in country stations weak. [ RICHARD C  Jul 20, 2017 ]
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New receiver has poor reception. [ Randall  Jul 10, 2017 ]
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To Get Better Reception In My Area. [ Steven  Jun 16, 2017 ]
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This is a simple hook up for amplifying FM signal in remote areas when driving [ MICHAEL  Feb 22, 2017 ]
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Cause Brooke is the BEST!!!! She is the BEST salesperson I have ever had the pleasure of doing business with. I can say that because I used to be in sales. A more professional person is not available! I won't do business with Crutchfield again unless she can help me. [ ROBERT  Sep 15, 2016 ]
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my wife can't get her favorite station in this car but she can in her other car. [ Jeffrey  Sep 09, 2016 ]
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Had one of these before - they are great.....get twice as many radio stations as without it..... [ Tom  May 04, 2016 ]
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Pioneer receiver has too low of fm sensitivity. [ DRJFJR  Mar 19, 2016 ]
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I picked this item because I have used this item before about ten years . The booster worked fine in my semi mountain area. I left on the 12 v power on contionously and finally the booster failed after some 8 to 10 years. slight battery drain. Mark New Mexico [ Mark  Jan 28, 2016 ]
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I chose an FM signal booster because the mountains in Vermont make reception difficult. I chose to purchase it from Crutchfield because they are trustworthy and the most reliable audio reseller I can think of. Some boosters from China are total fakes. [ Robert  Dec 25, 2015 ]
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My Uncle is a rancher in south Texas and has a stereo in his tractor. He needs an antenna amplifier to get better signal on stations. [ Glen  Dec 07, 2015 ]
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3 questions already asked

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Will this improve HD Radio reception, and my radios ability to stay on HD? I have a tuner that toggles between HD and normal FM when I am in marginal signal area.
[ John  Feb 28, 2017 ]
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An inline antenna booster will help with that problem. I have a booster on my system and have added about 30 miles more to the reception .
[ Walt  Mar 01, 2017 ]
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It will help. As to how much more solid your signal will be, I can't say. But it is a noticeable difference. Good luck.
[ Ken B.  Mar 01, 2017 ]
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I have a 2008 Sebring convertible with a basic radio, trying to put in a Kenwood radio...everything works good except the radio, only get one station, any help????
[ Greg  Jun 19, 2016 ]
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Only one station? First check that the new radio Isn't set in the "Local" position. I assume you live in a rural area? If so, set the radio in the "distant" position so the senstivity is highest. Honestly, I have found that most aftermarket radio reception sucks. Not sure why. Adding a FM External Amplifer may help alittle but it will also increase the noise on the signal. If you truly are receiving only 1 or 2 stations something besides your radio is at fault. ( Or you live out in the boonies somewhere.) Sorry, I could not be of more help. Good luck! Patrick.
[ Patrick  Jun 21, 2016 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Krissy  Jun 19, 2016 ]  Staff
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I have a bose radio and need to get better reception.I already have an antenna booster on the radio but the station still has stactic.Do you think this will help?
[ Eddinger  Feb 23, 2014 ]
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It might, I have had some luck with the amplifier. It isn't a plug in and go setup it does require some tuning. Which may be the reason I'm not able to tell u it's great. If you're not in love with the Bose I would upgrade the receiver to a better unit rather than fool with the amplifier.
[ KEVIN  Feb 24, 2014 ]
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Thank you
[ Eddinger  Feb 24, 2014 ]
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I doubt that it will help. I found that it wall only a little better with it on.
[ GARY  Feb 24, 2014 ]
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I tried this signal amplifier as an attempt to get better signal performance from a new Power antenna. The improvement is marginal. I do not think it is worth the time and effort. I would first look at the grounding situation of your antenna. In my experience as an installer of over 30 years I have found that the two primary reasons for poor signal are: 1.) bad ground at the antenna. 2.) Inferior tuner in the radio. Bose Products are generally pretty good, so my bet is that the antenna is your best option to solve the problem. Another question is: Is this a power antenna? If so and you really want better performance from your radio I would recommend replacing it with a good simple stick antenna. That is ultimately what I did. You can perform a simple test before doing the installation by mounting another antenna to a block of steel or other highly conductive metal, then plug that into the back of your radio. If you see a dramatic increase in signal and clarity, voila you have identified your problem. I would bet you money that this will go much further toward solving your problem.
[ DAVID J  Feb 24, 2014 ]
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Unfortunately, this probably wouldn't help. If you're already using a booster and the results aren't satisfactory, this device would probably only make the station as well as the static louder.
[ Minnesota Lurch  Feb 24, 2014 ]
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I got this amplifier, but it didn't really help much with the static even though I am in LA... I'm going to get a new stereo with more FM power.
[ GERALD  Feb 24, 2014 ]

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