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Username Post: Radio        (Topic#359008)
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Reg: 09-10-19
12-01-19 09:16 PM - Post#2781363    

I'm restoring my 65 and want to keep the radio looking retro but want the modern technology , am-fm , Bluetooth etc , I'm looking at , "Retro Sound" radios , anyone using these , is there a different radio I should be looking at ?


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12-01-19 11:01 PM - Post#2781365    
    In response to 1Nighttrain

The best place around is for adding all those features to an original push button radio.
Greg also has exact fit 8 ohm upgrade speakers to go with his higher power radio conversions.
There is a 66 Delco radio pictured which is a good example.


65 Impala SS Evening Orchid convertible 283 2V with Powerglide and 10 bolt 3.08 open by PO, originally 3.36
Build date Dec. 21 '64 Oshawa

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12-02-19 06:17 AM - Post#2781371    
    In response to Oshawa65SS

I agree, mine sounds great and would do it again...


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12-02-19 09:34 AM - Post#2781384    
    In response to 1Nighttrain

On a tangent, but because:

There is nothing on the the radio I care to listen to

I did not want to invest a lot of $

I did not want to tear up a perfectly good dash/interior

I bought a portable/rechargeable blue tooth speaker that I keep in a plastic cup holder hanging from my dash. It's about the size of a 16 oz beer can. It isn't stereo, and I can't entertain the entire neighborhood, but it plays MY music from my phone to my satisfaction. The volume is PLENTY loud enough to hear with the top down. Distortion and sound quality are VERY good (as good as I require). Now, I'm not trying to hear all the highs and lows of the album version of 'Time has come today' in my car. But I can hear everything I want to (and am able to with my old ears).

The speaker has external volume controls, a charge last about 8 hours (it's up to me to keep it charged), and I simply put it out of sight in the trunk when I park the car.

There are MANY available at varying prices. I bought an 'Ultimate ears' for about $200 . That's my total investment. It sounds better than the OEM radios of the day.

Just an alternative.


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12-02-19 02:53 PM - Post#2781401    
    In response to 1Nighttrain

RetroSound Review.
Do your own research though.

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12-02-19 05:56 PM - Post#2781406    
    In response to Tony

I did a ReadiRad AM modulator in my 65. Keeps the dash stock, and I simply plug my phone in and it plays on the stock AM radio.


65 Impala convertible 327/250 Maderia Maroon/black California black plate car

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12-13-19 07:36 AM - Post#2782059    
    In response to Oshawa65SS

I agree Turnswitch Audio. Bought all the speakers for my 4ch option stereo, may not blow your hair back but are totally genie looking while saving the stereo head. Also had all the chrome trim redone on my dash insert while the head was out.

Steve, 65 SS numbers 396,TH400 A/C Lots of power options. 1970 Chevelle, LS-LQ9 Tremec 5 spd,nuthin stock left. Drop Top . 34 Chevy 350 TPI,38 Chevy coupe.

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12-24-19 03:10 PM - Post#2782842    
    In response to 1Nighttrain

can use it or mod the original radio by swapping the technology.. -Car-Rad...

1966 impala convertible 283*pg-396*th350


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