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Harold, get the Retrosound head unit already :) Frankly I hope you do and you bring it to Carlisle. I'd like to see how it looks and sounds in an Opel instead of a showroom.

There are a lot of good ideas and differing views on this thread which I think is a good thing. Anyone having a tough time making a decision on what to do should find it helpful. I just want to add to what BQS4 suggested and say that instead of a cassette adapter you can also use an FM transmitter.
 

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Hi all,

Thanks for the discussion about our product, the Retrosound Model One! RetroSoundUSA.com - 1959-65 Porsche 356 & Model One B or C Radio w/ USB input, & 2 Aux inputs, Remote control

We just found out that our new 356 Porsche solution will work nicely for 68-73 Opel/Opel GT cars.

The face of our radio is 3.5" W x 1.5" high and this solution has a new gasket to fill the remaining portion of the opening in the dash. We are new to your community and appreciate the thread, please let us know if you have any questions.

Please note that our radios come in both a chrome control face and a black control face, and all radio solutions ship with metal knobs, something that we're really proud of.

This radio is unlike any other in the market, the body of the radio is very compact, as we use a double sided PCB to cut down on size, the electronics of our radio are comparable to the entry level japanese units out there, we do sell to Crutchfield and they've been selling our unit since early last year when our first generation unit started shipping.

Because our shafts are infinitely movable and our brackets can be adjusted and trimmed to your needs to make the installation perfect. here's an install gallery that we've created so you can see how our radio looks in other customer's vehicles: Collection: Retrosound Install collection

I think that's plenty for now, please let me know if you have any questions

Many thanks,

Michael Robbins
Product Manager
RetroSoundUSA.com - Classic Radio Systems, Speakers, and Accessories
888-325-1555
 

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I like it. I havent put a radio in my restored 70 GT. And I will be needing one to install in the 69 rallye kadett which is currently being restored. Maybe this one.
 

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I am going all out for a stereo in my car and i am planning on using an allpine head unit and then allpine speakers with planet audio amps with 2 12" treo subs for it my dad and my uncle are car stereo installers and one of them is an authorized allpine dealer so that seems the best way for me to go i think
I'm not really sure how you would even go about making a radio entirely out of wood, but I guess pine would be cheap and easy. :haha:
 

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Yet another alternative mentioned in an editorial from the Mar. 2010 edition of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car.

Craig Fitzgerald had a lot of his music collection on his iPhone and wanted to be able to use that as his media source and run it through his old AM head unit.
So I called Robert Pacini at Precision Stereo Repair in New Hartford, New York, (315)797-5219, if you're interested). He told me to remove the radio and get it to him. For the incredibly cheap sum of $50, he was able to install an auxiliary jack in the back of the original radio.

For another $50, Robert made a few modifications to the original radio so that the sound was a little less muddy.

However, if you go the auxiliary input route and have an iPhone, there's a Sirius/XM app you can download. Note that it only works well if you have good 3G coverage in your area, and that it requires an additional fee for the satellite radio, but once you listen, you'll understand why I think it's totally worth it.
Just a few excerpts from the editorial.

Harold

P.S. CD's will soon be a thing of the past.
 

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This radio does come with audio in rca's...you can purchase a 3.5 mm jack/rca line. I have it in my car and it works awesome!
 

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I have been looking at this stereo and wondering if any one has one of these Retosound in their car? or if you know some one with one. I've read the reviews from members back a page or so but that was a few years ago.


RetroSoundUSA.com - Classic Style Radio Systems
 

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Well I got the Retro Sound Model One for Christmas this year and just finished installing it. My instrument panel was uncut so I wanted to go this route to keep it that way.
I did end up sanding the top and bottom about 1/16th of an inch to get the chrome bezel to fit, it now matches the rest of the gauges and looks great.

I had all ready installed the Retro Sound 4"X10" three way speakers in the rear dash, they are only 1.8" deep. (space is of a premium in a GT) I know there are better sounding stereo's you can go with,
but I wanted to keep it looking as stock and as clean as possible, and it turns out that it sound very nice. If I can find room for two small speaker up front it should sound a lot better too.
You can down load music on SD cards USB stick drive, or plug an I Pod in it too.

I bought a amplified hidden antenna and mounted under the dash, and that seems to work better than I thought it was going to.

Here is a picture

Pat
 

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No it's not. It's pointing to the heater controls. When you want heat you push down to light the heater.
Ya, don't you know anything Hans? LOL
 

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Looks great! Unfortunately, you haven't set the time to match the dash clock, haha!
 

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I haven't installed it yet, but several Christmases ago i got this http://www.amazon.com/PLR13MKIT-FM-MPX-Playback-4-Inch-Speakers/dp/B002E9GUB8/ref=pd_sxp_f_i


Its really what i wanted because it is knobbed so i don't have to cut the dash and also you have the LCD display and then a USB input so that i can put all my music on a jump-drive and then just play off that.

You can't see the price because they are out of stock i think, but it only costs $40. Cheap alternative just to get some sound while driving down the road. From the reviews it's not the best stereo but for only $40.

(to fit it in an opel, you just don't use the face plate obviously)
 
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