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Metra - Amplified AM/FM Radio Antenna Adapter - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews

66%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Actually works better without power

    Posted
    SteveS

    I decided to get this so that I could remove that big ugly mast antenna from my truck. I have a radio capable of AM, FM, and the digital FM many stations are now broadcasting in. The first thing I did was hook it up to test it out, and without the power connected I got good reception from my FM station. After a few seconds of the radio being turned on it jumped from their analog to their digital broadcast and remained connected. AM, on the other hand, had very poor quality. I then connected the power and tried again and this time FM was filled with static and did not jump to HD, but the AM signal improved. I then disconnected and reconnected to power while the radio was on and the behavior continued. I am confident the device was receiving power because it's little led would light up when connected. It's going back to the store. How can it be worse when powered? That makes no sense whatsoever! Due to the nature of modern tech it's hard to say if this is just a bad design or yet another defective tech product that found is way to sale since tech is notoriously shoddy in quality anymore. I'm returning it as soon as I complete this review.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great replacement antenna.

    Posted
    Kurubo
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    This antenna surprisingly picks up a lot of stations with clarity of sound. I used it to replace the long antenna on my car which was malfunctioning. This antenna is located inside my car, along the right side edge of the windshield. But for the tiny red indicator light, you could hardly tell that it is there. So far, I only know of one station that doest have a good reception till I drive to within 10 miles of its location. Otherwise, I would give it a 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Antenna

    Posted
    Billy
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    Did not work from day 1, moved it all around but still no good reception. went to best buy to set up appt to get it fixed , the person told me he was setting up app for monday. sunday I get a message I missed my appt. Plugged in my regular vehicle antenna and it worked a+. Have sold the vehicle before I could get fixed or a refund. Reception great with standard antenna I plugged into the radio.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We can pick up our favorite AM station again!

    Posted
    Photoqueen
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    We had the radio antenna adapter installed when we purchased a new car radio. We were having trouble picking up AM stations, especially at night. The antenna has improved reception immensely. It still gets staticy after sunset, but that's a problem with the particular station we listen to and outdated WWII regulations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Antenna works but only as much as the old one

    Posted
    ilfettucinni
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    My major purpose in getting the Sony receiver and new antenna was to get better reception from Seattle, 89 miles to our south. The result? Meixed. In some areas here the sound is better than my old antenna but in still others...equal at best. So it was only la net gain.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than my original broken antenna

    Posted
    Moshe
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    My radio no longer got stations that were any distance away. Your sales and installation folks showed me my options and had this antenna installed a couple of hours after I left the car with them, although they weren't going to be able to do it that day. Thank you! Great service!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    not so great

    Posted
    letdown2012
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    did not meet expectations. I got his to replace a broken mast. I have about 50% of the stations I had before and then they are still come and go of what I do get. You would expect an amplified antenna to bring in more stations or at least the same stations as before.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Marine antenna

    Posted
    Domar2
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    Installed a marine antenna that I had seen at best buy. I couldn't have made a better choice. The freedom and ability to mount this was great! I didn't have to cut holes or remove the dash in order to mount it and the length of the assembly was also a factor! Receptions is excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than my other amplified antenna

    Posted
    SDSurfer
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    I am planning on keeping it and it works better than my other amplified antenna but I still have some static when listening to some FM stations that I can listen to without static on my car with an actual antenna. I would recommend over the little black box looking antenna.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    pretty good reception

    Posted
    92008garden
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    Lost original antenna at car wash. Dealer replacement too expensive. This is a good alternative. Installation was quick and easy. Seems to be worth the cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ECELLENT!!!!

    Posted
    smaster360

    This Antenna is way better than my buddy's stock radio in his 02 Altima and is better than my 01 Acura; it delivers awsome clearity no matter where you are. Its easy to install and hide you cant beat the quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    No instructions

    Posted
    Mike
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    This antenna came with no instructions. It was in the installation bay, so it was apparently intended for professionals to install not a DIY. Had to look on YouTube

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

    Posted
    Barb
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    This was just what I needed for my 1966 Chevy Malibu. Conversion was streamlined by Best Buy installer and my Total Tech contract.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    works ok

    Posted
    paul
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    This antenna is okay, but the reception gets a little static when he further out towards the suburbs. A lot cheaper than replacing the original.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Antenna brings in a good signal

    Posted
    Watchman777
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    I could not attach a mast antenna to my motorcycle so a Best buy tech suggested this amplified one. It works fine. I plan on adding an additional one in my shop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    POOR RECEPTION

    Posted
    JCBUCKEYEMAN1
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    HAS POOR RECEPTION! THE STATIONS WILL GO IN AND OUT OR GRT VERY STATIC. I'M GOING TO GO BACK AND HAVE THIS WORKED ON FOR A 2ND TIME, HOPEFULLY GET MUCH MORE IMPROVEMENT.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    the amplifier did nothing to enhance reception

    Posted
    ijoe
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    I own a BMW and I had another sound system installed. This was supposed to correct the poor radio reception. It really did nothing to help. I still can't get decent stations.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

    Posted
    KNDB
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    After purchasing and having this antenna installed, my issue was not resolved. However, the service and technician was excellent.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not good reception at all

    Posted
    4321
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    This unit does not work well on A M Glue does not stick on window very well keep falling off glass

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It’s average

    Posted
    Trent
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    I wasn’t overly impressed with this antenna, it does a below average job but does it jobs so can’t complain to much

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend