Classic and Vintage Car Radio FM Conversions MP3 Full FM Stereo Conversions With MP3 or Ipod attachment
Modern car audio equipment is aesthetically incompatible in a classic car. The solution is to purchase a period radio which looks great and in keeping with the cars image and age. Unfortunately the sound quality, functionality and power output is very limited. No FM radio and only 2 watt crackly mono output. 94% of all radio broadcasting is now in FM only.
Classic and Vintage car radios can be converted to a FM Tuner with IPOD connectivity. Both FM and IPOD will be played in stereo. The upgrade is within the radios original case.
Existing electronics are removed and replaced with surface mounted electronics. This provides 4 channel output at 45 Watts RMS per channel. An optional charging feature from the radio is also available with an IPOD type connector.
The classic car radio still illuminates when switched on. The dial indicator will move when the tuning knob is turned. You still set your pushbuttons or Rotomatic tuner the same way you always did, but now they can be set for AM or FM stations. If the radio had an original stereo indicator, it will light on stereo stations. If the radio had an original balance and/or fader control, they will still function. Originality is not compromised.
Radios are original models and cosmetically excellent - concourse standard. They have been professionally converted and bench tested. Each sound system includes a classic car radio; cabling and operator instructions. Installation instructions are available for negative and positive cars.
Radios are supplied with a lead which plugs into the back so your MP3 or IPOD can be hidden discreetly in a glove compartment or other area. (No dangling leads from the front of the radio).
Units are cosmetically excellent. Let the photos do the talking!
Standard Conversion FAQ
Q: What radios have you successfully converted?
A: Radiomobile 1070X, 1070, 1085XT,1095, 80, 980T. Motorola Mod 114, 22283, 980T. Blaupunkt Frankfurt, Berlin. Most Beckers and other manufacturers from the 40s to the 80s.
Q: Can you convert my own radio?
A: Yes we can. To convert a customer owned radio to the same spec as the radios featured here would be a fixed cost of £345 plus P+P.
P+P is either UK Royal Mail Special Delivery @ £9.99
or World Wide Royal Mail Signed @ £ 19.89
Q: What technical specification is the converted radio?
A: Specification is :-
# 4 Channel amplifier with 45 Watts RMS per channel. 180 Watts RMS Total.
# Full range Digital FM and AM tuner.
# Supply voltage: 10-15V
# Distortion factor: 0.1%
# Signal-to-noise ratio: 90dB
# Negative or Positive earth (Made to order)
# Typical current consumption < 3 Amps
# In line fuse rated @ 10 Amps
# IPOD / MP3 connectivity (cable supplied)
Most 60s and 70s radios are the standard 7’ Wide, 2’ High by 6’ Deep. (inches).
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