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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 12, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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recommendations for new radio. Currently, I have a vintage look reproduction from:
http://www.radiosforoldcars.com/whoF.htm
I hate it, the preset buttons rattle, the volume is too sensitive, radio stopped working and now the I-pod interface died. So I'm reluctant to buy a new one. I've seen guys bypass the original for looks and install a modern system in the trunk with a remote on the console. Also, here's a link for another retro replacement:
http://www.retrosoundusa.com/products/details/id/4
What would you do?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 12, 01:51 PM
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Re: vintage radios

Well I have a Jvc Ks125 in mine. No modifications made. You do have to get a aftermarket camaro faceplate, but it fits. Just replaced my original AM radio for it.

They have one on eBay for sure. I think there is also a Ks127 that will fit. If you look up shaft radio on eBay, there are some other brands like pioneer and kraco. Just make sure the shafts adjust to 6.5 inches and make sure the face will fit through the faceplate.

Don't by the cheap Pyle radio. Says it fits, but it doesn't.
Put some links up before you buy, so we can see if it will fit.

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Re: vintage radios

I put the Retrosound stereo and amp in my buddies 67. He really likes it. There are pictures of it installed that I posted. Do a search for 67 radio install.

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Re: vintage radios

Do a thorough search for Retrosound on the internet as there are a number of issues you should be aware of.

As mentioned the jvc ks 125 would be a better buy and probably more reliable at a fraction of the price.

If you want better sound and reliability than most definatley look at aftermarket decks, Alpine, Kenwood premium line or pioneers premium line that will offer the user increased features and upgradeability.

For basic functionality the JVC ks 125 is inexspensive and may just fill ones requirements.

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Re: vintage radios

anyone have a link for jvc ks 125? I can't find anything

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Re: vintage radios

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JVC-AM-FM-Ca...item3a767d283d

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 12, 09:59 AM
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Re: vintage radios

So I am thinking about buying a good used original looking radio and I don't care if it works, just want it to light up and fill the hole in the dash. Then I plan to install a modern hidden stereo.
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Re: vintage radios

Not much is really needed to install a hidden radio or player of some sort today. Your AMP inputs are all that should be needed. You can then connect your phone and stream from Pandora, I heart Radio, .977 and many others or play music on your phone or from an MP3 player. Fidelity wise your going to be better off most of the time with something that lays directly from the FM or CD and with radios available today with RF remotes one can be mounted in the rear of the car, under a seat in the glove box etc. At a car show I saw a very unique install into the back seat lower part that just had some upholstery/vynal flap that had velco that covered it so you change cd's etc. Yes you tell it was there after you looked down there and saw it. I asked if you could sit in the seat and was told yes because it was mounted in box and protected but how many people ride in the back of your Camaro??

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Re: vintage radios

Here's one that will fit. Cheap!


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pioneer-shaf...item33785b3f03

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 12, 07:56 AM
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Re: vintage radios

I have a radio delete plate (I know it's was not factory available) but I like the way it looks. I have been very interested in installing one of these:

http://www.kicker.com/pxi502

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That's pretty low power Marktat at only 50 watts. It looks to me like you'd end up with dealing with the little screen on your iPhone as the user interface which is ok I guess but not easy to find music selections when driving down the road. Then again I have not seen a good alternative, my 2011 Durango has an iPhone interface and it displays the music index on it's own dashboard screen but the interface to search and select music really really SUCKS...

I dunno, the more I think about it I think I'll get a CD player that stacks and just burn all my favorites to CDs.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 12, 09:29 AM
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I agree its not the most powerfull rating but Kicker watt ratings are conservative. I bet this set up is louder then just about any head unit, except maybe the Pioneer 60w Mosfets from 5 years ago (now discontinued). I just ordered the Kicker 501 ipod dock and its one of the loudest iPod docks on the market (if not the loudest) but only rated at something like 22x2 watts. I just like the compact size and easy install of that PXI502 and since I got rid of all my CDs it fits my needs nicely. Let us how you go with your setup.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 12, 10:44 AM
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Thanks Markat, you have definitely given me something more to think about. I dread the idea of CDs bouncing around my car......
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 12, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Re: vintage radios

The remote hidden system sounds like the best course of action but today I called the manufacture of my reproduction radio and they said they'll fix it for free even though it's five years old. Now that's service , standing behind a product. props to them. May still opt for the hidden unit later...we'll see. thanks all.

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