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I’ve been watching for Tim’s C.Crane FM2 Test every five minutes seven days a week and ZING, hear it is!
It’s really a head spinner fitting Tim’s report into my smaller and more limited experience with my C. Crane transmitters, including a 1 and a 2.
Tim, you were fooled by the sticker, which IS on the rear of both models, made to look like part of the black plastic surface and neatly fit into a rectangular depression in the case.
It looks like the sticker on mine had been peeled back by a previous owner, it is an “orphan” unit, which means it was returned for a refund and saved me $10.00.
Now the details of my situation, starting with the C.Crane FM2.
I have never opened it, it is exactly the way C.Crane sent it. Question is, did the previous owner peel off the seal and turn it up?
Start your full attention span now… on my spectrum analyzer the C.Crane FM2 has exactly the same signal strength as the FM1, which I DID OPEN AND BOOST THE POT. But, however, important to mention, I failed to note where the pot was set on the FM1 before I turned it up, and it was hard finding the slot with the mini-screwdriver through the hole in the back of the case under the sticker, so maybe it was already turned up.
Both transmitters have exactly the same signal strength on the spectrum analyzer as both my Wholehouse 2.0 in its U.S. configuration as well as the Scosche FMT4R, with it’s 6-inch shield-in-the-audio-cable antenna.
Who’s on first?
EDIT POINT: Even though the FM2 does have a label on the back I DO NOT KNOW if the adjustment is accessible through a small hole the same way as it is on the FM1.