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Hey guys, need some idea's or input on how to effectively use my tablet for an audio source in my work vehicle.

Now here is my problem, first off its a 2006 E-250 econoline so the radio is BASIC(no tape nothing naughta).

I have considered fm transmitters but Ive heard bad things and my GF said hers worked great so that worries me more lol. I also live in a 200k+ people city if that helps.

Now Im looking at portable speakers for the van, I DO have a very nice converter in my van so power is not an issue(use a power strip on both plugs) but Im wondering if they will be 'enough'.

My van certainly is NOT quiet inside lol.

Well what do you guys think? Basically after listening to the radio for years Im ready to put a gun to my head and pull the trigger.

Money limit is sub $100~ but Ill take any advice.
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Hey CrazyNikel,

Does your Econoline have 4 or 6 speakers. I ask because it is relevant to the type of factory radio installed.
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Honestly, consider the situation and your budget, I would reconsider the FM transmitter. That's going to be your best bang-for-the-buck at this point. You can get them real cheap, and they honestly don't sound that bad at all if you get your hands on a decent one.
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Hey CrazyNikel,

Does your Econoline have 4 or 6 speakers. I ask because it is relevant to the type of factory radio installed.

Although Im not 100% but Im pretty sure its only 4

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Honestly, consider the situation and your budget, I would reconsider the FM transmitter. That's going to be your best bang-for-the-buck at this point. You can get them real cheap, and they honestly don't sound that bad at all if you get your hands on a decent one.
Really? Ive seen so many people stressing they dont work that well(online only), perhaps Ill give a fm transmitter a try, Anyone got any recommendations?

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FM transmitters work fine. They might not suit the needs of audiophiles, but if the alternative is listening to commercial radio and offing yourself, then you should give one a try.
    
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Really? Ive seen so many people stressing they dont work that well(online only), perhaps Ill give a fm transmitter a try
Where will you be driving? The quality of an FM transmitter depends on that quite a bit .
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Although Im not 100% but Im pretty sure its only 4



Really? Ive seen so many people stressing they dont work that well(online only), perhaps Ill give a fm transmitter a try, Anyone got any recommendations?

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Bummer. I checked a couple aftermarket solution manufactures and that OEM radio does not have any audio input options (even if the FM wire-harness were replaced).

It looks like your only option is an FM transmitter with the current price point you have set.

Sorry dude.
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Alright thanks fellas. Im going to just go ahead and give an fm transmitter a try, why not.


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