Overview: The RetroSound Classic Sound Model: RC-900C is a
classic car shaft-style radio offering flexible mounting options using an
Infinimount shaft/bracket system (patent pending). The Classic Sound Model:
RC-900C offers front and rear auxiliary inputs and a built-in AM/FM tuner. The RC-900C 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 portable
Shaft-Style Mounting System
Shaft-Style Mounting System
Infinimount Shaft/Bracket System: The Infinimount
Shaft/Bracket System allows you to mount the Model: RC-900C 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 unit can be mounted
virtually anywhere due to its small 4.0625" wide x 5.75" deep x 2.0625" tall
overall footprint. Advanced installers can even unscrew the Model: RC-900C'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: RC-900C 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.
Universal and Vehicle Specific Installation Dash and Knob kits are
Note: The RetroSound Model: RC-900C does not come with a
universal mounting bracket or shaft-knobs. A universal mounting kit or
vehicle specific mounting kit will be needed for installation.
LCD Display: The RetroSound Model: RC-900C features an LCD
display with a digital read-out.
Enhanced Viewing Angle: The unit's LCD display offers an
ultra-wide, off-axis viewing angle and is daylight compatible.
Display Information: The LCD display will display clock and
MOSFET Amplifier: The Model: RC-900C is equipped with a 25 watts
x 4-channel RMS (50 watts x 4-channel Peak) MOSFET amplifier.
Preamp Outputs: The universal shaft-style receiver has two
pair of 2.85-volt preamp outputs (Front and Rear). Each preamp output is
connected to the unit's rear-chassis by a 8" pigtail.
Sound Adjustments: The RetroSound Model: RC-900C 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 Classic,
Pop, Rock, or Off (Flat).
- 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 10.
- 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 to 10.
- Loudness: This function boosts bass and treble at low
listening volume (this feature should be turned off at higher volumes).
Audible Confirmation: You can turn the units audible
confirmation (beep tone) On or Off.
AM/FM Tuner: The Model: RC-900C features a built-in AM/FM digital
tuner with RDS.
Preset Tuning: 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.
Stereo/Mono: Selecting between these function can aid in
listening to weak FM radio stations that keep switching between Stereo and Mono
Local/DX: Selecting between these functions can aid in
listening to weak FM radio stations or compensate for stations that have to
strong of a signal.
European Tuning: The RetroSound Model: RC-900C has the capability
to receive FM broadcasts frequencies in other countries. This unit's tuner can
be set to USA or European tuning.
RDS: The RDS function of this radio is always active. If the
FM station you are listening to is broadcasting RDS information, the radio
station call letters, song info, artist info, and other messages will appear on
the unit's LCD display.
Note: Not all FM stations use RDS.
PTY Function: RDS has a function called PTY (Program Type):
this coding of up to 31 pre-defined program types allow you to find similar
programming by genre. When the tuner searches for this desired programming type,
the tuner will study all strong FM stations to see what programming type they
are broadcasting. If the programming type is found, the radio will select it.
Aux Inputs: The RetroSound Model: RC-900C features a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting portable external audio
sources such as a MP3 player and/or portable CD player. The unit's auxiliary
input supports any portable unit with an analog stereo 3.5mm headphone jack
output or stereo RCA output.