Overview: The Retro Sound Model One is a breakthrough
classic car radio offering flexible mounting options using an Infinimount
shaft/bracket system (patent pending), Auxiliary Input, USB input for MP3/WMA
digital file playback from popular USB flash devices (thumb drives), CD-changer
controls and built-in AM/FM tuner. The Model One was created to meet the needs
of classic car enthusiasts for a radio that maintains the classic in dash look
of the vehicle while offering modern playback capabilities from today's digital
music sources. An optional 94" remote mount infrared "eye" (068RSIRCBL, sold
separately) even allows for complete hide away placement of the Model One,
allowing a completely stock appearance of any car, RV, motorcycle.
Infinimount Shaft/Bracket System: The Infinimount Shaft/Bracket System
allows you to mount the Model One radio in more classic cars. This is because
the shaft-knobs are not mounted to the unit, but instead connect to the unit via
a harness so you can space the radio's shaft knobs at various distances from the
chassis of the
radio (0.3125"-2.1875") using the supplied side-mount brackets. This insulated bracket and external shaft system also helps to reduce
electrical noise inherent in older vehicles.
Available Installation Kits: The included U Bracket allows for
under dash mounting options and the unit can be mounted virtually anywhere due
to its small 4.075" wide x 6.575" deep x 2.015" tall footprint. Advanced installers
can even unscrew the Model One's faceplate and adjust its cant/angle to allow for
even more customization. There are multiple vehicle specific faceplate & knob
kits available (sold separately), as well as an universal faceplate that fits
the Model One which allows you to use the integrated break away tabs
to modify all aspects of height & width of the plate, and even drill in your own
shaft holes to fit virtually any car. This radio is a true problem solver for
tough to fit applications due to its unique bracket system combined with small
mounting size. The following Installation Kits are available.
||1940-85 Universal Mount
||1955/1956/1957 Chevy Faceplate and Knob kit
||1962-62 Nova Faceplate and Knob kit
||1963-64 Impala Faceplate Adapter
||1964-66 GM/Chevy Truck Faceplate
||1964-66 Mustang Faceplate
||1964/1965-77 Chevelle Face plate and Knob kit
||1966-67 Nova Faceplate and Knob kit
||1967-68 Camaro Black Faceplate and Knob kit
||1967-88 Camaro Walnut Faceplate and knob kit
||1967-72 GM Truck Faceplate with Black Knobs
||1967-73 Mustang Faceplate
||1968-79 Nova Faceplate adapter and Knob kit
||1968-76 Corvette Faceplate
||1969-81 Camaro Faceplate adapter and Knob kit
||1970-85 Universal Kit with 1 pair of knobs and 2
LCD Display: The Retro Sound Model One features an LCD display with a
digital read-out. The unit's LCD display offers an enhanced viewing angle and is
daylight compatible. The LCD display will display clock, tuner or track
information. The unit will even display MP3/WMA track names.
Amplifier: The Model One is equipped with a 22 watts x 4-channel
RMS/60 watts x 4-channel Peak amplifier.
Preamp Outputs: The universal shaft-style receiver has two pair of
2-volt preamp outputs (Front and Rear). Each preamp output is connected to the
unit's rear-chassis by a 5.5" pigtail.
Sound Adjustments: The Retrosound Model One has many sound adjustments
modes to help you tailor the radio to your audio preference. You can choose to
adjust the following settings.
- DSP: You can adjust the unit's DSP modes to Flat, Classic, Pop,
Rock, or Off.
- Bass: The Bass adjustment function allows you to boost or cut the
low frequencies from -7 to +7.
- Treble: The Treble adjustment function allows you to boost or cut
the high frequencies from -7 to +7.
- Balance: The Balance adjustment function allows you to adjust or
pan the stereo sound from the left or right; this is helpful to compensate
for the position of the driver in relation to the speaker locations.
Adjustment range is 0 to 15.
- Fader: The Fader Control allows you to fade the sound from the
front pair of speaker to your rear pair of speakers. Adjustment range is 0
Audible Confirmation: You can turn the units audible confirmation
(beep tone) On or Off.
AM/FM Tuner: The Model One features a built-in AM/FM digital tuner.
The unit's tuner features 3 FM bands and 2 AM bands. A total of 30 AM/FM presets
can be stored manually or automatically. The Retrosound Model One has the
capability to receive FM broadcasts frequencies in other countries. This unit's
tuner can be set to USA or European tuning.
USB Port: The Retrosound Model One features a front panel USB type-B
port and comes supplied with a USB cable which converts the port to a USB type-A
port so you can plug in your USB flash/thumb drive (up to 8GB). Once you've connected your
USB flash/thumb drive, the Model One will find your songs instantly and
automatically start playing them. You will be able to control basic playback
functions of your music files such as Play, Pause, Skip Track, Intro Scan,
Repeat Track and Random. This unit supports the following music files via a USB
flash/thumb drive in format FAT32 - MP3 (32-320 kbps), WMA (32-256 kbps), and AAC (32-256
kbps). The unit will recognize up to 1000 folders and up to 2500 files in each
folder. The Model One also support MP3/WMA/AAC song information. This
function allows you to view the track name, album, and artist information.
Note: Files with copy right protection and files encoded using
Apple Lossless Encoder are not playable.
Auxiliary Input: The universal shaft-style receiver features a front
panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting a portable external audio source such
as a MP3 player or portable CD player. The unit's auxiliary input supports any
portable unit with an analog stereo 3.5mm headphone jack output. No audio cable
is supplied with this unit.
CD-Changer Control: The Model One shaft-style headunit features a
proprietary multi-pin port on its rear-chassis which allows for connection of
Restrosound's 10-disc CD changer (068RSCD10, sold separately). You are able to
change tracks and discs from the Model One's control knobs. The unit also offers
the following CD-changer playback functions - Play, Pause, Intro Scan, Repeat
Track and Random CD.
Remote Control: The headunit comes supplied with a full-function 18
key IR wireless remote control. The remote will operate the same functions as
the Model One's control knobs and front-panel buttons. The remote is intended
for use when you are mounting the radio in a location where it is hard to reach
but the IR receiver is still visible. The remote is also needed when mounting
the radio in a remote location which is hidden to keep your vehicle's factory
integrity. You will need the optional 94" IR sensor cable (068RSIRCBL, sold
separately) so the headunit can receive IR remote commands from the supplied