About the RetroSound® Apache M1A
Make your vintage vehicle more modern
Make your vintage vehicle more modern
Got a vintage Chevy truck with a radio that's showing its age? Enter the RetroSound Apache M1A receiver. This ingenious radio fits in 1954-59 Chevrolet trucks, thanks to RetroSound's patented "InfiniMount" adjustable shaft/bracket system. You can even install the Apache M1A chassis remotely with an optional RetroSound extension cable for customizing versatility. Now you can cruise in style and enjoy your music in a whole new way.
Simplicity is key
The Apache M1A looks like an old-fashioned radio, but the vintage push-button styling conceals a thoroughly modern receiver that's made to entertain you. You can enjoy all your favorite AM/FM stations, plus you can plug your smartphone, Dock-and-Play satellite radio, portable music player, or just about any source with a headphone jack into the auxiliary input on the rear of the receiver. The solid built-in amplifier delivers 18 watts RMS per channel, plenty of power for most situations. And new for 2021, this radio's improved circuit board includes built-in noise suppression, which ensures your sweet music will be crisp and clear.
More power to you
Want to add some serious power to your RetroSound receiver? The Quad4 amplifier delivers 45 watts RMS by four channels to your speakers without taking up a lot of space. The super-compact amp plugs into your radio's harness and, in most cases, can be powered from your fusebox, so you'll save a lot of time and effort on the installation. RetroSound also makes low-profile car speakers that fit into a wide range of older cars and trucks, so you can be sure that your sound system will do justice to your vintage vehicle.
Adapt it to a DIN opening
If your classic car has already been altered to accept a DIN (2" tall) radio, we offer a repair kit to convert your dash opening back to its original splendor!
This radio does not play CDs.
- AM/FM receiver designed for classic 1954-59 Chevrolet trucks (no built-in CD player)
- built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS/45 watts peak x 4 channels)
- rear-mounted 3.5mm aux input with 7" pigtail for smartphones, satellite radios, portable music players, and other devices
- InfiniMount shaft/bracket system fits a variety of vintage car dash openings
- circuit board with built-in noise suppression for cleaner sound
- AM/FM tuner with 18 FM/12 AM presets
- 4 EQ presets plus user-controlled bass, treble, fader, balance, and mute
- separate power antenna and amplifier turn-on leads
- selectable USA/EU frequencies
- white illumination
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # AP-M1A
What's in the box:
- Shaft-style radio (M1 body)
- 2 Infinimount shafts with a 9" harness attached to each one
- 2 Infinimount metal brackets
- Main harness
- Power/Ground harness
- Speaker harness
- 2 Rubber shaft boots
- 10 Machine screws
- Self-tapping screw
- 10 Large metal flat-washers
- 12 Medium metal flat-washers
- 3 Small metal flat-washers
- 4 Large plastic flat-washers
- 6 Small plastic flat-washers
- 3 Lock-washers
- 2 Thick spacers
- 2 Thin spacers
- 2 Plastic cups
- 12 Large nuts
- 1 Small nut
- Metal backstrap
- 3 Vintage-style screen protectors
- Installation/Owner's Manual
- "Important" note
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More details on the RetroSound® Apache M1A
Vehicle Compatibility: The Apache, is specifically designed to fit the 1954-59 Series 1 & Series 2 Chevy trucks. 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 Apache's faceplate and adjust its cant/angle to allow for even more customization. There are vehicle specific faceplate & knob sets available (sold separately - see accessories tab).
Infinimount Shaft/Bracket System: The Apache radio features RetroSound's Infinimount Shaft/Bracket System. In this design 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.
LCD Display: The RetroSound Apache features an LCD with a digital read-out. The unit's LCD offers an ultra-wide, off-axis viewing angle and is daylight compatible. The LCD will display clock and tuner information. The color illumination of the LCD is white (fixed).
AM/FM Tuner: The Apache features a built-in AM/FM 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. Select between Local and Distant settings can aid in listening to weak FM radio stations or compensate for stations that have too strong of a signal. This unit's tuner can be set to USA or European tuning.
Aux Input: The universal shaft-style receiver features a 3.5mm auxiliary input connected to the rear chassis by 7" pigtails. The Aux input provides a connection for portable external audio sources such as a MP3 player or CD player.
18W x 4Ch Amplifier: The Apache is equipped with a 18 watts x 4-channel RMS/45 watts x 4-channel Peak amplifier. An improved circuit board with built-in noise suppression delivers great sound. .
Preset EQ + Bass & Treble: The Apache features the following preset EQ curves (Classic, Pop, Rock, or Off) to customize your music listening. The Off mode activates manual Bass & Treble adjustment.
Balance & Fader Control: 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 12. 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 12.
Turn-On Volume: You can set the Apache to power-on to the same volume level (0-46) every time, or let it default to the last volume when turned off.
Key Beep: When this function is enabled, every knob turn or button press will output a beep tone.