Video: Retrosound Model One Digital Media Receiver
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Join some of Crutchfield's Advisors as they take a quick look at the Retrosound Model One digital media receiver. It's a great way to listen to today's music in yesterday's car.
Bruce: Hello, I'm Bruce. And I'm here doing training today on the new Retrosound Retro One radio. It's designed for the older-style cars where the shafts were needed. But the nice thing about this one is it has detachable shafts, where you can do any spacing that you need. Or in the case of some of the obscure cars that have shafts in strange places, this can be done.
Off-camera advisor: You mean like my old '73 Charger.
Bruce: Like the old '73 Charger. Where are the shafts in that?
Off-camera advisor: Both knobs are on one side.
Bruce: Wow, so this would do it.
Off-camera advisor: That would be perfect.
Bruce: This particular radio is designed for the old-style cars, but it gives you the modern conveniences. Things like a high-powered four-channel amp, inputs on the front for auxiliary in, for USB — mini-USB input — and it comes with the adapter cable for the full-size USB. It also has a changer port on the back. And we do have a changer available for this. There's the 10-disc changer that works with this. So what you have is a radio — old-style radio — with all the modern conveniences. High power, remote control, four channels, various inputs from changer, USB, to auxiliary, and of course, AM and FM.
We also have some kits available to work with some of these old-style cars. This particular one happens to be a '57 Chevy kit — lots of chrome, the tapered knobs, the tapered front, all to match with the dash of the car. There are many kits available for this, and they're included with it when you get one. There are some universal kits. There are some specific ones for certain models like that '57 Chevy. A lot of people are looking for something specific to work. Like if you've got a '67 Camaro, there is a '67 Camaro kit made for this.
Off-camera advisor: And it's got pre-amp outputs?
Bruce: Two sets of pre-amp outputs included.
Off-camera advisor: That's excellent. So you can do a lot of expandability.
Bruce: Yes you can.
Off-camera advisor: That is really awesome for old car guys.
Second off-camera advisor: It's a great solution.
Bruce: There you have it — a modern radio for the old-style cars.