Sure, slamming an 8-track into your vintage car may give it the look and feel of yesteryear, but it'd also bring the frustration inherent in outdated media. Cue RetroSound's freshly-available Model Two: an in-dash radio that pairs classic looks with modern features. According to Retro Sound, the Model Two is the only radio made specifically for vintage autos that carries the Made-for-iPod designation, and the only one in its class packing hands-free call features as well. Using Bluetooth, the hardware can connect to iOS and Android devices and pipes audio from any app through a car's sound system. If you prefer auxiliary input or USB connections, the kit has those covered too.
As for hooking up to sound systems, the rig packs front and rear RCA pre-outs, separate subwoofer outputs and a baked-in 25-watt x 4 channel RMS power amplifier, to boot. Retro Sound promises the rig mounts into "virtually any classic vehicle," and even carries a bevy of bezels, faceplates and knobs to make sure it the piece of tech mimics an original factory radio. The kit's 32,000-color LCD back-lit display might give passengers a hint it's from this century, but with a $400 price tag, such bells and whistles are welcome. For a look at the faceplate and knob combos, jab the bordering source link.
Chino, CA (02.08.2013) -RetroSound® has announced they are now shipping their Model Two radio, the most technologically advanced stereo ever manufactured for the classic automotive market. The Model Two is the only Made-for-iPod® radio specifically for vintage vehicles – compatible with iPod/ iPhone®. The Model Two is also the only radio in its class to feature built-in Bluetooth® hands-free technology. Using the supplied external microphone, drivers of classic vehicles can now enjoy the safety and convenience of hands-free phone operation. This new radio also features wireless Bluetooth® audio streaming from any iPhone® or Android™-based phone - any application on your phone can be streamed to the Model Two wirelessly, including satellite radio, Pandora® and Slacker Radio.
The Model Two makes use of the latest audio technology, including front and rear RCA pre-outs, subwoofer output and a built-in 25 watts x 4 channel RMS power amplifier. A new user-programmable 32,000-color LCD back-lit display allows the consumer to match the radio's illumination to their vehicle's interior. Two standard auxiliary inputs and two USB inputs for iPod® or USB flash drives are included.
The Model Two uses RetroSound's patented InfiniMount adjustable shaft and bracket system to allow installation into virtually any classic vehicle without dash modification. The radio features authentic push button styling, and with RetroSound's wide assortment of mounting bezels, faceplates and knobs the Model Two closely mimics the look of the original factory radio. Suggested retail price for the Model Two is $399.95.
For more information visit RetroSound's website at www.retrosoundusa.com.