Cure for the AM radio blues

Discussion in 'Car and Home Audio' started by Hillbilly, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Hillbilly

    Hillbilly In Maximum Overdrive

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    Dad and I took the day off and went to the indoor swapmeet at the Nashville Fairgrounds. He found a spare two four intake for the 56 T-Bird and I finally found the guys I'd been hearing about who do conversions to stock radios.
    Their shop is located near Charlie Daniels' digs in Mt.Juliet, TN. They had a nice display of their work set up and let me sample what they can do to nearly all car radios. I am impressed with the sound quality ! You judge =
    ( http://www.randbvintageautoradio.com )
     
  2. Dan the ranchero man

    Dan the ranchero man MODERATOR Staff Member

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    I just intsalled one of the retro sound raidos in my 79. It is pretty nice. Stock looking but I can use my Ipod(MP3) and the sound quality is awesome. I have it hooked up to a Kenwood 8105-D going to a sub woofer and another smaller Jensen amp to run my 6x9s.
     
  3. Bryan59EC

    Bryan59EC In Overdrive

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    Have one in my 66 Elky---So far I love it.

    The custom AutoSound in my 59 is a TOTAL piece of crap and has been since installed in '06-----finally crapped out on me on my home from the Power Tour.

    Bought a RetroSound for my Ranchero with the Deluxe dash.
    Also bought a reproduction dash panel---sacraficial--I want to make this thing look halfway decent when I install it --- also gonna get the plastic dash pieces restored.
     
  4. Hillbilly

    Hillbilly In Maximum Overdrive

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    OK ! That's two votes for Retro Sound. I'm taking notes here as I don't want to cut the dash in either the 70 or 71 Ranchero.
     
  5. 20footer

    20footer In Third Gear

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    not only sound, but quality, my old philco can get any radio station tuned in,, the new stuff cant decipher a signal from static friction.
     
  6. Sophie948

    Sophie948 In Overdrive

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    AM radio in my '65 doesn't work, but I've left it in place and installed a tape player underneath the dash. Took me a while to find a speaker to replace the one on top of the dash that has dual leads so you can run a mono speaker from a stereo. Sound isn't all that great; when I get rich and famous I'll install speaker pods on the kick panels.
     

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