• Feb 13th 2013 at 7:57AM
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So, you've got yourself a fine piece of vintage four-wheeled automobile history, and you actually want to drive it instead of letting it sit unused in a climate-controlled bunker deep underground? For that, we salute you. But what about your music?

Good news, classic car aficionados, RetroSound has just introduced its Model Two in-dash radio featuring such modern technology as Bluetooth, auxiliary and USB connections, front and rear RCA pre-outs plus a subwoofer output and a 25x4-Watt onboard amplifier. Bet that's enough to get your motor runnin'.

To make it match your classic of choice, the company offers a number of custom enclosures and bezels, and it can be had with its face in chrome or black and with chrome or ivory push buttons. Check out a couple of videos showcasing the RetroSound Model Two below, plus another one... just for inspiration.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Classic AutoSound has been in this business for years, so it's nothing new. What would be cool is if the radios had an LCD screen that could be programmed so that, in screensaver mode, they could display a screen that looked like an analog dial, right down to the Conelrad markers (for '50s and '60s cars).
        • 2 Years Ago
        Custom Autosound has nothing like this radio--- this has full iPod/iPhone control and streams audio via Bluetooth--- pretty cool!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hmm, looks like the picture is of a very old VW Beetle. Hopefully, they added more speakers than what came stock. If I recall, there was one speaker to the left of the speedo...rockin!
        • 2 Years Ago
        Loved my '63 beetle. It had a hard time hauling my lard ass up a hill, but it started every day.
          • 2 Years Ago
          my first car was a 63 bug- than i up scaled to a 67 VW split window monkey puke green micro bus
      Dark Gnat
      • 2 Years Ago
      Buttons and knobs are cool.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm a huge fan of restomods, so this is just damn cool in my opinion.
      • 2 Years Ago
      With faux ivory buttons and knobs, i love it. What about sharp pointy bits that skewer the unbelted center passenger when you get in a wreck? Those where the good old days.
      • 2 Years Ago
      they had the same thing in the 60's w/o USB's
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm thinking they meant 4x25 watt output. Unless someone wants to install 25 crappy speakers. Seams like a nice head unit for modernizing a classic ride without looking like something out of West Coast Customs or Pimp my Ride.
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is very cool. I recently put a new Pioneer model with BlueTooth in my truck and I love having no wires between the radio and my phone. Having it read and respond to texts is great too. Only downside is that my Pioneer cost $110 for the same features that this $400 unit has, but if I had a classic car, I would love this option.
      Travis C. Vasconcelo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wheres the videos?
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't mean to bash, but I only hope the Model Two is better than their Model One. I have a Model One in my 1985 Chevy C10 and reception on it is poor. I initially had a problem where I would hear stations playing on top of each other (for example, station 93.1 could be heard in the background of one or more stations which were several whole numbers off in frequency). They did replace my unit under warranty citing some early units had this problem and while it helped a great deal, the problem still existed. It also had problems with interference from power sources and ground loops. Plugging in an XM radio unit I had would create an ear piercing hiss from the radio if the charger was plugged in at the same time. I would have expected the radio to use a ground loop isolator internally to prevent problems like this. Ignition noise from my ignition coil could also be heard, despite the fact that the coil was wired to draw power directly from the battery (I converted the truck to fuel injection and wired it this way to ensure steady power for the entire system). I like the radio for the fact that it brought modern features to an old truck and I didn't have to hack open the dash, but for a $260 radio it was really disappointing.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Figured I should elaborate more as my memory comes back to me. It's been a little over a year since I dinked with the thing. If memory, serves, the "ignition" noise was actually coming from the alternator. For the most part it is barely audible. As long as the treble is not cranked, you stopped noticing it after a while. The ground loop noise with the XM receiver was much the same. If treble was turned down, it wasn't bad. Although in the case of the XM receiver, the treble had to be turned down to the point that audio quality suffered (at least for my tastes). I tried three different antennas: stock windshield imbedded, a 24" whip antenna and an amplified antenna from autozone that tapes to the back of the windshield. None of them had any noticeable differences and I'm back to using the stock setup. The amplified antenna was surprisingly not bad despite the cheap appearance. It didn't make reception any better, but it'll likely go in another one of my cars someday.
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