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ADS Tech RDX-155-EF Instant FM Radio Recorder

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  • RDX-155-EF

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Ever listen to the radio and wonder what the name of the song is? Who is the artist? What year was it released? FM Radio Recorder (formerly Instant FM Music) helps you answer all of those questions! Just plug FM Radio Recorder into your USB Port, tune to your favorite local FM or Web Radio stations and watch as FM Radio Recorder & the included software not only record the station's entire playlist, but also separate and identify the songs for easy playback.

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ADS Tech


USB 2.0 and 1.1 Compliant
96 kHz Audio Sample Rate
16 Bit Stereo
RDS/RBDS Data Decoder
Worldwide FM Band Support (76-108 MHz)


Discover Music – Find Song Title, Artist and Other Information

Record Radio Programming – Listen to the Entire Radio Playlist or Individual Songs

Playback Recordings on PC or Portable Music Players

Receive RDS/RBDS – Display Radio Text from FM Stations (only with Instant Radio application, not in Snaptune)

Retractable Antenna Included

Package Contents

Package Contents
Instant FM Music device
USB Extension Cable
Retractable Antenna
CD Containing:
- Snaptune One
- Instant Radio
Carrying Pouch
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • John H.
  • 1/5/2011 3:06:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsFM Receiver

Pros: 1. Easy to use.
2. Includes a retractable antenna.
3. Includes a USB extension cord.

Cons: 1. Bonus MediaU software is obsolete. Apparently MediaU is a Internet radio service which appears to require a registration fee.

2. Included Instant Radio software only records in .WAV format.

3. Included Instant Radio software only allows manual recording.

Other Thoughts: Good if you want to listen to over the air FM radio broadcasts using your computer sound system. You could record manually in WAV and use another editing software to convert to MP3 format.

Bought for $10 and sent in a $10 rebate offer (offer through another Internet vendor). I'mm crossing my finger in hopes it shows up.

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  • Daniel M.
  • 4/30/2010 1:36:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat for Listening, Bad for Recording

Pros: FM reception is good for strong stations. Compact size (about size of a thumb drive), includes USB extension cable and small antenna.

Cons: Software includes two programs, one for scheduling recordings (Snaptune One), and a lightweight FM tuner (Instant Radio). Snaptune One ONLY records in MP3, and you cannot configure the sampling rate or recording file name. On my Win7 64-bit machine Snaptune One failed to record when scheduled, and Instant Radio failed to recognize the FM Tuner completely. Even after re-installing the software, rebooting, running it as Admin, the program could not see the tuner. I could listen and tune with Snaptune One.

The included antenna has a small, custom connection. You can't add an after-market coax antenna for a stronger signal. So, this only works for strong signals

Other Thoughts: Software doesn't accept command-line arguments so I couldn't program it. I wanted an FM tuner I could launch and tune to a specific station using a batch file like I could with my old Hauppauge PCI card.

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  • 12/28/2009 3:13:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSoftware Positively Sucks

Pros: Using the Instant Radio software and the audio quaility sounds good. Very low resource use.

Cons: I got this for the Radio Data Service but has been very disappointing. The Service Text Messages work properly 75% of the time. And the 64 character Radio Text Messages are only 24 characters long. Plus the window and control buttons are WAY too small to access with any kind ease. The recorder only records in wave format and the RDS data is NOT used in the file name!

Other Thoughts: Would love to have an SDK for this thing and I'd just write my own software for it. But if you are only wanting to listen to FM radio and have a magnifying glass to control it, then it seems to work just fine.

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  • 4/2/2009 2:32:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice for the Price

Pros: Clear sound for FM Stero.
Surprisingly effective reeled antenna.
USB extension cable is a nice touch.

Cons: Snaptune Software is history.

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  • David S.
  • 2/9/2007 7:49:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAhhhhhh that's better

Pros: The only thing I listen to in my truck is the clasic rock station. Now I can listen to it while I am at work building websites and writing programs. Rock the **** on. Bob and Tom in the morning is...well if you haven't heard of them, I feel sory for you. <br /> The downloadable software is very easy to use.

Cons: You will have to visit the website to download the new software. Software on the included disk does not work on the latest versions of Windows. If you can locate, you will be able to find it without any trouble.

Other Thoughts: I think anyone giving this product a low rating must have a poor understanding of FM radio and/or cannot use a computer competently. This is very easy to use.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/3/2007 6:30:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsA few major Gotcha's

Pros: Includes a wonderful technology called RDS which allows the device to receive the song and artist name and other info.

Cons: Software included stinks. Snaptune doesn't use the RDS information, so most songs don't get identified. Snaptune makes it hard to export songs. The ADS instant radio application shows the RDS info, but has no ability to schedule recording or parse songs.

Other Thoughts: Also, they conveniently leave out the MCX to F adapter to connect up to a real antenna. You can order separately for 2.50, but shipping will make that closer to ten dollars total.

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