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RetroSound HPA-1 antenna

Amplified hideaway antenna

Item #: 068HPA1

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Hideaway antenna with great AM/FM reception

RetroSound's amplified hideaway antenna uses active magnetic field circuitry to give you outstanding AM/FM reception. Whether you're looking for a sleek, custom look, tired of weak window antennas, or simply tired of worrying about what could happen to your fender-mount or roof-mount antenna, the HPA1 is a great solution for your classic car.

It installs easily, using a standard Motorola antenna plug and your radio's power antenna wire. You can put it almost anywhere in almost any vehicle, even behind your dash, thanks to the included 105" antenna cable and power lead.

Note: This antenna is designed for mounting inside a vehicle, and is not weather- or heat-resistant.

Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

Product Highlights:

  • high-gain AM/FM hideaway antenna
  • active magnetic field circuitry
  • compact design ensures an unobtrusive installation
  • connects with a standard Motorola antenna plug and the factory radio's power antenna lead
  • 105" antenna cable is more than enough for most vehicles
  • no more worries about a broken or stolen antenna
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

RetroSound HPA-1 antenna Reviews

Average Customer Review:

14 Reviews

under dash ant ford f150

Written by: Jim J from Pennsylvania on January 7, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product was nice for me bought 3 aftermarket ant /// broke all three looked online and found what I needed at Crutchfield site thank you nice product very good idea

Pros: Hide away

Cons: Ground could be longer

Did not work for me

Written by: Doug from Ohio on September 6, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got this unit to be better than stock window antenna. Was much worse actually.



Crutchfield response on September 7, 2015 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Hide away antenna

Written by: Aidan from Missouri on May 9, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used in my 1966 Ford Galaxie 500. I only had the factory AM radio so I installed a new stereo and this antenna to pick up FM stations. Doesn't have perfect signal but works great for what I need. Cheap too.

Pros: Very good price. Works really well for FM radio. Very simple to hook up. Can be hidden easily out of sight in custom applications.

Cons: Wires Could be longer. AM radio does not pick up.

Great alternative

Written by: SoCalDad from San Marcos, CA on January 23, 2015

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Easy to install and mount. It is under the dash and I did notice a lot of static but we don't have the best reception in the area anyway. The hidden antenna is better than using an external antenna or not having FM reception at all. Can't beat the price either.

Pros: Size, easy to mount and price

Cons: For the price, it is great,but definitely not the highest quality materials used to make it.


Written by: TW from Alachus, FL. on January 17, 2015

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Nice unit with plenty of cable. Works great in my Kit car builds as a hidden antenna.

Pros: easy to install

Cons: Not the best range

Returned without use.

Written by: Stephen York from Broken Arrow, OK on October 11, 2014

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Returned without use. However, physical appearance of high quality.



RetroSound HPA-1 antenna

Written by: Anonymous from Arizona on September 3, 2014

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Works great, pulls in all local stations and hides nicely under the dash.



Does the job

Written by: Joel from KC on March 5, 2014

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Does the job. The connector is a bit fragile, be careful if you have to unplug it.



easy and good

Written by: Jurgen from Sparks, NV on October 30, 2013

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good antenna, easy to install

Pros: good signal so far.

Cons: power and ground cable can be longer

Good replacement

Written by: RichJ from Westville, IN on August 1, 2013

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Helped bring in FM stations very clear. However, I am still having difficulty acquiring AM stations with my new JVC KW-R800BT stereo.

Pros: Compact with a built in power booster.

Cons: Should come with some adhesive to mount unit. Possibly double stick tape.

i got nothin'

Written by: QD from Sowningtown, PA on July 16, 2013

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I hooked this thing up to my kenwood radio for better reception but got nothing but static. I mounted it behind the radio because I have plenty of room back there & the instructions said it was ok. I got literally nothing: just static. It may have worked in a more open location but I wanted it hidden and thats why I bought it. Sorry folks. This one was a let-down

Pros: Easy install. Came with everything you need. Plenty of length for installing far from source.

Cons: it didn't work when mounted behind the dash

RS HPA-1 did not improve reception much.

Written by: Spudlips from WI on July 11, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The description and goal of this antenna was to place it anywhere, even under the dash, in order to get great reception. I connected it properly and placed it under the dash. It did not improve reception, and the radio fades in and out. Not worth the money.

Pros: None

Cons: Does not work as advertised on a brand new JVC radio deck.

Good product.

Written by: Anonymous from Mississippi on July 5, 2013

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It works. Just wish it had a better way of connecting the power cable. As it is, it's sitting rather precariously in the old adapter that came in my car.

Pros: Makes for a much cleaner look. Easy to hide.

Cons: Needs better power cable.

antena review

Written by: carl p from havre de grace, md on June 15, 2013

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definitely enhances your signal



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