Here is another comment that you can use. (After 1 year)
After a year of constant use, the EDM TX-100-EP has been nothing less then a workhorse. It's have given no problems whatsoever. Never have to worry about it drifting off frequency, no problems with interference with TV or Radio, no fear of it going off air for no reason at all. It's a good sound design in construction. Audio is wonderful as well. Like I'd stated before, it sound as good as the other FM stations on the dial.
I was so impressed by EDM's quality, I got another transmitter, the EDM TX-110-EP. This transmitter was to be a mobile unit, but it was quickly turned into a satellite station to my main station. A satellite station 70 miles from the home station. The comments I've gotten from listeners regarding the audio quality is very positive. The only trouble I have is keeping the Internet connection running, but I don't have to worry about the transmitter resetting itself.
I'll say it again, I will buy another EDM transmitter in a heartbeat! Planning another satellite station about 300 miles from the main studios sometime this winter. I'm buying EDM for the quality construction, reliability, and clean audio output.
Thanks again for a great product!
Hello to all readers. A few days ago i went to my friend`s local radio
station where they got all the professional equipment for FM
broadcasting. What interested me was they`r IDT digital band processor,
from wich the main transmitter gets the processed sound. So i put my
little edm transmitter on the sound processor and got very amazed when
i noticed that was no difference between their transmitter and mine.
For those who want the recording and some photos you can find it at:
I've got the system tuned and broadcasting - good signal and a breeze to install. I'd recommend the system to anyone with a suitable application. Feel free to include this recommendation on your website.
Hi EDM Folks
Its been a while since I have written to you. Coming up in November of this year my unit will
be 3 years old and still working great. .........................................................
I think it is truly amazing that you have a 2 year
warranty which I am sure is the first of its kind for
a kit. Many thanks for making such a great very
Golden Valley, Minnesota (Letter shortened - EDM)
Posted in http://www.radio-info.com
I have tested the FMX and the EDM side by side; The FMX is like a Yugo and the EDM is like a Toyota...
The EDM transmitter is an outstanding value when compared to Ramsey and others. Low harmonics and spurious emissions will reduce the chance of a visit from the FCC...
For the money the EDM is the best transmitter in regards to sound quality, signal quality & inovative design when compared to Panaxis & Ramsey...
For those who want to set up a part 15 FM station on a budget, I suggest the EDM transmitter and a Behringer UB802 or the older MX 602 mini mixer. Both include 2 XLR mic inputs and 2 stereo inputs all inputs include 3 band EQ, aux send which can be had for under $60 retail. Total cost $187 compare that to a Ramsey 100B kit priced around $269...
transmitter arrived today (EDM-TX-LCD)
wow its range and audio is great
you have made a great product fast shipping.
i can pick it up all over the neighborhood!
thanks for the fast shipping
I took the plunge and upgraded to your latest LCD series with enclosure. My old EDM 10/100 is still doing great after 3 years!
I just want to let you know that the LCD model is a sure winner. No audible noise between music tracks and awesome audio. I can definitely hear the difference between the old and new. I like the transmit power control. Even that this model is more expensive, I am not disappointed.
Frequency modulation instead of network stacks turns out to be a pretty cost effective way of getting your house set up for internet radio/streaming. I recently purchased this device which is a low power FM transmitter built by a company in South Africa called EDM Design.
After minor assembly, I plugged it into an 3.5mm to RCA cable that (with a rheostat to manually adjust line volume) and I’m on the air with RadioScience. I can broadcast any stream to all the radio receivers in my house, which is a lot cheaper than buying these Wi-fi kits for sending streams to stereos. Plus if I want to add another station, I just get another FM receiver which is hardly a cost at all. Sound transmission is good, though you’ll want to play with the volume/transmit adjustments inside the device after you pick which frequency your home-brew station is going to use.
I purchased a EDM-TX-10EP from you about 6 months ago and love it. I
have a friend that I'd like to give it to, and therefore upgrade myself. So I'm interested in your new model EDM-TX-LCD-EP....
Thanks for selling such a great product at a reasonable price. I have
friends who have paid thousands for "wireless home entertainment" and
have inferior sound and capability to what I can do with your simple
Sincerely and happy holidays,
Here is a testament for your website.
As you know I have two of your transmitters on air,
one has been on the air non stop for three years 24/7
until yesterday when rain leaked in and soaked the
circut board taking it off the air. I thought it was
finished! I dried it out with a air gun, and then with
a heat gun, powered it back up and it came right back
to life like nothing happened. EDM transmitters power
the only two FM radio stations that can be clearly
received here, a thousand plus listeners depend on
them for all their programming.
From: Radio Brandy Staff
To whom it may concern, (EDM LCD Transmitter)
I received my transmitter on Friday and got to play with it some this weekend. I hooked it up to the zone 2 output on my home theater receiver. This outputs the audio from any device connected to my receiver to the transmitter. One of my devices is a XBOX 360 that I use as a media center extender. This means I can also play any music files located on my pc. I had some trouble with noise and some crackling (mostly on the right channel) but I found that this was because the wire antenna was near so many power cables. I mounted a homemade slim jim antenna tuned for my frequency in the attic and ran RG58 to it. The noise and crackling are gone and to my non-audiophile ears it sounds perfect. Even with the antenna mounted at an angle (my attic was not tall enough to stand it up) I am transmitting clearly about a ¼ mile radius. I need to turn down the rf output but then my setup will be complete. I will use it this way for watching tv and playing xbox without disturbing the babies or the wife and listening to my mp3’s when I’m out in the yard. During Christmas I will use it to broadcast the music for my synchronized light display.
Thanks for such a quality product that delivers on it promises.
This is my third transmitter (first EDM) and the others sounded like toys in comparison.
This thing sounds as good as a commercial station. Please feel free to use this on your website.
I have used a Belkin Tunecast and two transmitters from a Chinese company that sells on eBay. They were 1W and 5W
The highs and lows on these units were distorted and there was a fair amount of noise no matter what I tried.
They had a lot of good feedback on eBay but I guess that means nothing. I am glad I chose the EDM transmitter, it was that or the Ramsey 30b and even though I have a degree in Electronic Engineering I wasn’t looking forward to putting it together after paying so much for it. I guess it’s like a mechanic not wanting to work on cars on his free time. The main reason I chose the EDM is you guys are the only ones who list detailed specs and test results as well as having good customer feedback.
Note: (All EDM kits require some assembly and soldering. - EDM sales)
From: Posted in Yahoo's Radio-Transmitter Group
I have used the EDM unit for over 3 years at 16 hours per day and the unit performs just like a commercial fm station.In fact sometimes I can't tell any difference compared to those 100 KW stations. I talked to the folks at EDM and they have built in a very mild comp. limiter that works fantastic. The email responses are next day and the sound quality of this unit is awesome.
Jim Reynolds Custom Recording Studios (Mpls. Mn.) www.customrecordingstudios.com
I received the unit and I'm enhance of the results. Thank you and congradulations.
"don't forget the new EDM is the Rolls Royce of low power transmitters"
"I have had many transmitters in my life dating back to 1976, As a radio station owner I can tell you I'm very impressed with the EDM (LCD), I compare it to our $5000 exciter in sound quality and still amazed how they do it in such a small package".
I just finished connecting the cables and powered it up in my downstairs living room. I checked out all of the radios in the house and it was static-free on all of them. Previously, my upstairs bedroom clock radio had reception issues with my Starmate....
Next, I decided to give it the walk test, so I took my portable cheap radio and headed out for a walk. The signal was very listenable up to 10 units away, which is about half way down the block - that is twice as far as the old Starmate Replay signal went.
While I cannot compare it to the Whole House or any other external transmitters, I can say that it freakin works and then some. Forget whole house, this EDM could be called "Whole Block." If anyone wants to send anything throughout their home, this will more than do the trick.
I got it hooked up in ~20 minutes and it works great!!
I'm impressed at the range of this thing (LCD model), even on the
base 10mW setting.
Thanks for your quick and helpful answer. Your service and support is simply phenomenal!
This transmitter is
I've owned three other brands and they are all horrible
I think I'm going to order another one.
Took me about 15min to assemble the LCD kit. Instructions were easy to follow.
The most challenging part for me was the soldering as this was my first time!
It all worked out well and I now can enjoy my music anywhere in my house.
i'm an old user of your edm tx 100. Here are some photo's of:
wca kiss fm 90.3-legazpi albay, philippines
wlm 90.3 kiss fm sto. domingo national high school, albay, philippines
almost 4 years of continous operation, and planning to purchase another two transmitter this year.
thanks and more power.
CHARLEMAGNE LL. APACHE
Just received my order in Canada (May 15). I'm happy
As I have things set up it has exceeded my expectations. I have assembled and used Ramsey products with reasonable results. I was currently running an AAREFF 50mw stereo transmitter. The sound was good on the aareff, but the tuning was a pain. The EDM-TX-LCD outperforms anything I have used to date. Can't say enough about the quality of the transmission.
Thanks again EDM for the awesome product
I just got my EDM-TX-LCD-EP recently. WOW!!! It's great!
I'm using the supplied antenna and the quality is 1000 times (or
more) better than the last transmitter I tried.
I'm up and running - I posted this response in Light O'Rama:
Thanks for the great unit - sounding awesome!!!
"I thought EDM's LCD was hype..but I'm a believer now!"
The EDM FM transmitter is excellent, better than anything I have used to date including Ramsey/Veronica kits/ccrane or those pathetic transmitters in the satellite radios.
This is really a great product. Now the wife can listen to her satellite TV in the house and garden in super stereo quality. I'm very tempted to buy another EDM-TX-LCD-EP for myself.
Well done and thanks for the great service.
John in Belgium.
PS You can use this on your site if you like
Hello EDM Team,
Just ordered another TX as I was so impressed with the first which was a present to my wife.
My husband took literally twenty minutes to get the unit up and running with your instructions. We are novices with a soldering iron and there was not a bit of trouble. We had to only change the fm frequency, no changing any other settings and now we can hear our satellite radio station throughout our acre property with a small fm radio. The sound is better on the actual satellite radio unit with the EDM-TX-LCD-EP we bought from you than it was before on it's own. Now I plan on buying my husband a headphone fm unit and he will be able to listen to radio while mowing the grass. We will be able to enjoy our satellite radio outdoors and throughout the house without buying another satellite radio unit. The fm transmitter we bought from you even transmits to our basement. My husband stated "I'm impressed" and I am very satisfied. I researched other fm transmitter units such as Ramsey and Whole House transmitter before I settled on buying your unit. What convinced me was your knowledgeable customers glowing recommendations. You may add me to that list. You make a very well thought out, cost effective fm transmitter. Other fm transmitter companies should be jealous of your product and your customer service. Thank you!
You may use this testimonial.
Dave and Susan Powers
By the way, I'm another satisfied EDM customer. I've been involved in the micro-broacasting hobby since 2000 and I've never had a finer transmitter (I've used Ramsey and PCS Electornics products). EDM proves that GOOD THINGS REALLY DO COME IN SMALL PACKAGES!
Just a quick addendum: when it comes to customer service, there's nobody better! You guys always respond quickly and thoroughly to any inquiries.
Very awesome product, very satisfied customer
I am extremely impressed with your transmitter. I have spent the past
month researching different antenna options and found a way to make one
from a friend and now that I have good reception I cannot believe the
quality that the transmitter transmits. I was actually thumping the
bass, very very good quality. Just wanted to post a good review.
The EDM LCD is hands down the best sounding micro transmitter today.
Good Morning / Evening EDM Team,
I would like to thank Scott for bring your names to the TOP of the market of transmitters. And all of you hard work and support. I have talked to several other people who have raved about your produce even before the received it.
I original purchased the EDM LCD unit as my backup but after the head to head (http://www.flowermoundchristmas.com/index.php/fm30bvedm)
and physical touching the unit. I can tell you it will be my primary!!! I was VERY impressed with how solid they were built and how much of a night and day difference it was on the Ramsey (Ignoring the Hum).
got my edm-lcd today, very nice
wow, the stereo sound was so clear and i cannot tell any difference
between plugging the headset direct into soundcard and using edm-lcd
i am not a hi-fi fan. but i can tell that edm-lcd is much much better
than my friend's belkin in the quality of the sound and low noise
level. it is really worth my 172 dollars. I definitely will recommend
edm to my friends who want a real fm transmitter not a toy.
edm team, you did a great job.
frank (letter shortened)
have been a fan of the EDM transmitters for almost 4 years.Even
though my old one was awesome the new LCD one is in a class by its
self.The extremely low noise of the unmodulated carrier is virtually
not there. Weather I use a inside antenna or outside antenna the audio
quality is unreal.
This morning I decided to test my EDM LCD, and compare it directly to the same situation if it was not through the EDM
I ran out to the car and tuned that in. wow, I couldent tell that the mp3 player itself wasnt plugged directly into the car.
When I got home I got it all set up again and I used my Sony home theater sound system (with built in fm tuner) Again I was very impressed.
Later today I went to my friends house to test the edm on his very nice sound system he has in his car. To my supprise We still coulden't tell the diffrence if it was comming directly from a mp3 player or it was being sent from the EDM
Greetings- Received the LCD in June '08 and am very happy........
Really like the unit, much better than my fm30b..........
www.radiobrandy.com/part15fm.html has a lot of good info, I found the
LCD model review which made me toss my Ramsey fm30b.
BH at gmx "real_nerggle"
I have both units, Whole House & EDM LCD.
The EDM is just completely in a different class of transmitters. The sound, quality of build, transmit distance and frequency range. They are not even comparable.
You get what you pay for with the Whole House unit and it will get the job done but, the EDM will get the job done and do it right!
I purchased an EDM direct from South Africa an as far as I'm concerned they are the best.
real difference was the astounding sound quality improvement with the
EDM xmitter. Hands down, no comparison. The EDM truly does rival
the sound of a professional station..
The opinion of a rocket scientist & true audiophile
(Dr. Xin Feng, Inventor of Xin range headphone amps)
My LCD is loud and clear!
(Extract from EDM Yahoo users group posting)
I have no idea why people need a compressor. My LCD is loud, very
loud. The volume is just perfect, the same as my CD and MP3 sources. I
always hated whenever I switch from CD/MP3 to FM, I had to turn down
the volume pot because all the FM stations are too loud, much louder
than CD/MP3. LCD's dynamic range is fantastic, I have not heard of any
clipping yet while the volume is more higher than I want.
This thing is amazing. I have been listening to it ever since I got it
and love it every minute. Deeply disappointed with all the iPod
transmitters, I was going to try Ramsy, but poor price and reviews
turned me down. I was then looking for professional broadcast
equipment, but they all were too powerful for home.
I spent quite some time studying on LCD before I pulled the trig,
because it uses the same BH1414K chip that's used in all the garbage
iPod transmitter. It was hard for me to believe how could the same
chip sound like night and day. For $200, I could not buy one from a
local store to try and return. Not only have all my doubts gone now (I
still have no idea how EDM did it), it is also far better than I could
Life cannot be any better, thank you, EDM. Long live FM!
Now, for the good news. The unit is up and running flawlessly. And by the way I own an FM-30B. The sound quality was terrible with the FM-30B and I'm only using it for Christmas lights, which is why I looked to you for a replacement. After hearing yours, I'm confident your unit can pull double duty and broadcast our XM signal to all our stereos here instead of just poolside where it is now. It seriously is clearer than most local FM stations.
So, my compliments on a fantastic product and a very reasonable price and I'll be happy to pass your name to all the folks there that are asking how I'm broadcasting on FM stereo. Feel free to post all or part of my comments on your website as well.
I started with the Whole House model. I farted around with it for a week - moving it to different locations, changing patch cords, plugging it into different receptacles - everything I could think of, and still the signal was weak, noisy and it didn't transmit clearly even to the street in front of my house.
I then picked up an EDM model and the difference is astounding! Don't waste your money - just get the EDM and be done with it!
You nailed it! Great sound, good stereo, strong signal in the house on the 10mW setting. A very good design.
Designer and seller of the SSTRAN AMT3000 AM Transmitter kit
EDM LCD FM transmitter running at 10 milliwatts.
Fantastic xmitter! Can’t say enough about these babies! I had a Ramsey 25B for three years, loved it. Then read a review from Radio Brandy. Bought the EDM. Ran it one day. Put my Ramsey on Ebay the next day. There’s no comparison.
Received LCD kit today.
Utterely @ss kicking performance!
Crystal clear and powerful(at low setting!)
Had sent back a "hole house" xmitr, which is like shooting a bb gun to a .45. Puts a smile on your face.
PS Use this e-mail if you wish.
Hello. I thought I'd give you some customer feedback on the EDM-TX-
LCD I bought a month ago....
The unit works perfectly, and delivers a very nice, quiet signal
throughout my house. The sound is excellent -- this is clearly a
superior device. I really appreciate the ability to tune the
transmitter to any frequency, unlike some devices on the market that
only permit a limited range of transmit frequencies.
Again, thanks for a nice product.
I have used several transmitters to send music around my home over the years including a Ramsey FM25B and CC Crane but none of them even begin to compare to the EDM-TCX-LCD.
The quality of the construction of the unit is outstanding and the performance is truly astounding! I think it sounds better than the commercial FM Stations.
It was well worth the wait.
EDM, 2 years of use with the included "test" antenna, Awesome sound, and more important, clarity. My transmitter stays on 24/7, and on the frequency I use, when the show isn't running, you hear nothing but dead silence. Just my opinion. Pricey, but worth it.
I have been using EDM LCD for the past three years. The sound is very good to excellent with the simple 3 foot wire antenna supplied with the unit. At it's lowest setting it transmits a clear signal with no hum, no drifting and excellent stereo separation; I haven't even considered a different antenna. It blows away the other light show about 1/4 mile away in sound quality (he uses a R@msey)!!
I believe the EDM LCD is second to none as far as price and quality. Check out the various comparison tests on various websites.
I just purchased the RDS model and plan to do some experimenting soon.
Yeah, I've had it fired up for about 11 days nonstop now. I've been thinking it's time for some follow-up comment. Thoughts more or less in order of occurrence:
It's a solid and well-constructed unit.
Going into the EDM using the -10 output on my pc soundcard (EMU 1212M with selectable +4 or -10 in/out), I still get an input too hot for the EDM that unaddressed causes distortion. The impromptu solution has been to lower the soundcard output an additional 2db and go directly into a dbx 266 compressor, lowering that output gain as low as possible. This seems a bit extreme... I notice there are what appear to be attenuator pots for both L & R audio-in on the EDM, and I plan to contact EDM and see if I can make an adjustment here to open up the input a bit and resolve this. In all fairness I've not contacted them yet, and as they've responded quickly to my previous contacts, I don't doubt a speedy reply upon asking. (Heck, I may get my answer here).
I notice an occasional excess of sibilance on sung vocals and I suspect this might be caused by the too-hot input.
Those two minor criticisms aside, I must rate the resulting sound quality as very good! I have a library of 900+ R&B/Smooth Jazz type songs converted from wav to mp3 at either 192 or 256 bit rate, and without question this knocks the socks off the product airing on all stations I am able to monitor using an older analog Nikko Gamma 1 FM tuner. Well, a couple of NPR classsical stations do sound pretty good.
I'm striving to stay Part 15 compliant and the EDM supplied antenna wire works well for this purpose. I pretty much researched the entire FM band for 80 miles or so in all directions both by monitoring off-air signals and Internet research and found several "holes" I could drop in on. I'm impressed I can cover about what must be a square city block with respectably quiet signal-to-noise and very good stereo separation with solid bass. This more than enough meets our household requirement for everything from clock radio to boom box to stereo hi-fi.
Best recommendation I can make: I'd buy it again.
All the best,
EDM-LCD-CS-EP comment made on hobbybroadcaster.net
Hi EDM Team!
Please feel free to use this on your website:
You've got yourself yet another VERY SATISFIED customer.
I felt like a kid on Christmas morning when I received the package. Admittedly, I was quite nervous to open the package and to check it all out at first, but after opening the neatly organized package, I really got what I wanted and more. Late afternoon, I hooked up my new EDM LCD transmitter in my bedroom on the 2nd floor. With the line-in volume control unit running from my laptop's headphone jack to the transmitter, the signal quality was flawless from the very first song I played. Outside in the car with its good sound system, it sounded just like any other professional radio station- with the bass and everything!
When the open frequency I chose, 92.9FM became active on my radio set and the fuzzy sound turned into crystal clear sounds (my sounds!) I was stunned. Next thing I wanted to do was to check out the range. I switched to the 100mw mode and off we went in the car. With the provided test antenna hooked onto my room's window (on the burglar bars!), we received a crystal clear stereo signal for quite a few blocks away from home. Even across the big main road on the other side of town! (For me that was WOW!) If a small wire antenna can give me such big range, imagine what an added external antenna on the roof could do! Only downside for me was that all the trees on the other side of town messed up the signal and that it breaks up there and eventually loses the signal. I'm sure this will be eliminated when I get an external antenna that's located higher up.
All in all a great transmitter- I could never have guessed that a small unit like this could perform so seriously good! I did a test broadcast and the transmitter operated flawlessly for more than 24 hours- it didn't even get warm or anything. I am really chuffed and I feel that it was money well spent. Now, when we drive into town, I know exactly where I can start tuning into my frequency to hear sounds straight from my own bedroom in stereo!
Eon G. Engelbrecht