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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 17, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Installed a retrosound radio

I got the Hermosa model in the dash today. Not too bad an install. Again thankfull i decided to reassemble this thing sort of in the same order it was back when. The instructions come up a little short and there wes a issue of threads to deal with but it doesnt look too bad. Not wired yet. Be a while till i can test it. I got it with a separate USB cable and port. It needs a .91 hole to mount. Its designed to go in the lighter position. Not gonna put it there. I have a holes under both dash switch stacks. Left one was for an accessorie dash light use thats long gone. The other is for a manual choke. I will likely leave that one unmolested.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 17, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Installed a retrosound radio

Wow, reading what i wrote last night......just awful. I'd love to blame it all on the spell checker/grammar corrector in the Ipad but..... My car is apart, the glass is out, the doors are off, the cluster and glove box aren't there, no seats, and the install wasn't too bad. The little radio is a really neat response by a company trying to fill a void in a niche market. The instructions do lack and dont nearly cover all the parts that come with the radio but its close enough. The control shafts have a threading issue that a trip to home depot fixed. The good thing was that all the parts finagling and adjustments that had to be made could be done at the kitchen counter with a glass of wine handy. I had to drill out a back support strap which i anchored to the bolt that holds up the front speaker assembly (i doubt i would have seen that possibility with the dash fully assembled). With all that done it did bolt in easily. I got a fascia or whatever that center dash cover is called from Classic HQ and it all went together pretty well. Original, no but close enough for a restomod.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 17, 04:37 AM
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Re: Installed a retrosound radio

I put a retrosound in my car a couple of weeks ago, it went together easy. The only issue I had the RCA jacks were mislabeled for front and back. I was sitting in the car by the back speakers working on the amp trying to figure out why I had no volume. (I had forgotten about turning the volume up) when I switched the cables I got a very loud Surprise. I also installed the USB port but I used a hole in the dash that the previous owner had left for me.

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Re: Installed a retrosound radio

How does it sound? I have a brand new Retrosound model two waiting to be installed in the next couple months.

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Re: Installed a retrosound radio

It sounds great, I have it connected to a 45w Sony amp and 2 6x9 kicker speakers. The blue tooth mic for your phone works well to
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 17, 07:32 AM
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Re: Installed a retrosound radio

I have had mine for over 10 years. Not much of a cd or tape listener but I did link up my XM cable to the back and tuned it to the recommended FM channel. I can have anything station, sports, news I need. I have the rear 6x9 speakers also.
XM pick up is concealed to the eye inside car.

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