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RetroSound Hermosa M2

Digital media receiver for classic cars — does not play CDs (Ivory buttons)

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RetroSound's Hermosa M2 digital media receiver matches the look and fit of the factory radio in your vintage...

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About the RetroSound Hermosa M2

New tech with classic good looks

RetroSound's Hermosa M2 digital media receiver matches the look and fit of the factory radio in your vintage vehicle, yet provides Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, a USB port for digital media, and inputs for other portable music players in your classic ride. You can mount this receiver in almost any classic car, using an ingenious adjustable shaft system that adapts to any dash opening. And the Hermosa is available in black, chrome, or ivory, so you'll have a perfect match for your classic car's interior.

New tech with classic good looks

RetroSound's Hermosa M2 digital media receiver matches the look and fit of the factory radio in your vintage vehicle, yet provides Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, a USB port for digital media, and inputs for other portable music players in your classic ride. You can mount this receiver in almost any classic car, using an ingenious adjustable shaft system that adapts to any dash opening. And the Hermosa is available in black, chrome, or ivory, so you'll have a perfect match for your classic car's interior.

Hands-free calling and digital sound

You can use built-in Bluetooth to talk hands-free or stream audio programming from your smartphone to the receiver, and you can also plug a USB thumb drive into the rear USB port for listening to your digital music. You'll find two auxiliary inputs on the rear of the receiver for other sources, like a satellite radio or hi-res portable audio player.

Added goodies

The Hermosa M2 also offers excellent AM/FM reception for all your local stations. This RetroSound receiver features two sets of preamp outputs that make it easier to add amps and subs to stand out at the next car show. For some customization, you can choose from 32,000 backlight colors so the LCD display will look just right in your dash.

Make it a complete RetroSound system

Wanna add some serious power to your ride? RetroSound offers strong amplifiers to get the most impact out of your speakers and subwoofer. They also make 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 the Hermosa 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!

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

This digital media receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play CDs in your vehicle, we offer a wide selection of CD receivers.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver with chrome control face designed for classic cars (no built-in CD player)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • plays MP3 and WMA music files from USB drive
    • LCD display with 32,000 backlight color choices
    Audio Features:
    • includes faceplate to match your classic car (wide variety of vehicle dash kits available)
    • AM/FM tuner with 18 FM/12 AM presets
    • 3 EQ presets plus loudness adjustment
    Expandability:
    • inputs: dual rear auxiliary inputs; one rear USB port
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2.85-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other Features and Specs:

    What's in the box:

    • Shaft-style radio (M2 body)
    • Chrome front-panel
    • 2 Infinimount shafts with a 9" harness attached to each one
    • 2 Infinimount metal brackets
    • Main harness
    • Power/Ground harness
    • Speaker harness
    • Microphone w/ integrated bracket (attached 8'cable terminated by 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Rubber shaft boots
    • 4 Tiny machine screws
    • 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
    • Installation/Owner's Manual
    • Quick Start Guide
    • "Important" note

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    RetroSound Hermosa M2

    Crutchfield customer from King George, VA on 9/1/2019

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro

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    Great head unit. The only knock on it is that because it is meant to be universal the instructions are...light on detail. As it comes drop shipped from the manufacturer I did not receive the level of detail with installation instructions I've become accustomed to from Crutchfield. In my case I needed an extra pair of hands and at least one other brain to make it all work. The head unit itself performs well and operates as advertised. The buttons and knobs require a bit of getting used to but it definitely works and looks great!

    Pros: Operates and looks great

    Cons: Instructions are lacking and require lots of DIY work for older models.

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    A must for your old ride!

    Crutchfield customer from Erie, PA on 8/31/2019

    1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass

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    This product is beyond what I expected. Many options and quality sound.

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    Crutchfield customer from Mokena, IL on 7/21/2019

    1979 Chevrolet Camaro

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    Sound is awesome , fit without cutting my 79 z28 dash , worth the money !

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    Amazing!!!!

    Crutchfield customer from Anderson, CA on 7/19/2019

    1975 Chevrolet C Series

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    My son in restoring his great grandfathers 75 c10 pickup . It has virgin interior and we wanted to keep it that way .. the Hermosa M2 is the perfect choice . No need to cut up the dash to make modern sound fit the truck . It is truly the best of both world . Factory look with today's capabilities. I like the Bluetooth feature the best .. the fit of this system is amazing . I couldn't be happier

    Pros: Fit and Finish is great .. operates as it should and with no problems

    Cons: Have t really found any yet .. install if anything . But as this is our first stereo install I'd say our inexperience was the problem. But with the information provided we figured it out

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    Crutchfield customer from Chicago, IL on 7/19/2019

    1981 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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    This is everything I needed. Good quality sound and all the tech extras with a look that maintains the old school feel of the car. Its perfect.

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    Good quality upgrade

    Crutchfield customer from Saint Paul, MN on 7/15/2019

    1987 Chevrolet R Series

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    Fits good in my 87 suburban. I used my old radio as a template to get the radio pretty close to set up and then just minor adjustments to get it perfect. Shipping from the manufacturer was fast my only gripe was I never got a tracking number

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    Crutchfield customer from Loveland, OH on 7/11/2019

    1972 Chevrolet C Series

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    Stereo came packaged well, works and plays as advertised. Great looking and makes my truck look great inside. Only suggestion I would make is the brackets how they mount into the dash due to the factory holes. Very difficult to mount them.

    Pros: Functions are easy to use

    Cons: Mounting Brackets and way they go.

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    Modern Function with Retro Look

    Crutchfield customer from Waxhaw, NC on 7/3/2019

    1986 Chevrolet C Series

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    I am so happy with this product! The install was easy for my 1986 Chevrolet C10 truck. Looks stock but works better than the radio in my other modern vehicles.

    Pros: Great fit, simple wiring, amazing look and function

    Cons: Getting knobs aligned was a bit challenging but not bad

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    Decent sound

    Ron from Irving, TX on 6/7/2019

    1971 Pontiac Grand Ville

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    Still had to cut dash plate to install , Thanks god I found a decent used one so cut instead of original plate. Need a little more sound have Rockford Fosgate 6x9`s in rear deck and 6 inchs in kick panels. the poor sound has to be in my speaker choices I am hoping

    Pros: Very cool design

    Cons: not as much sound as I was hoping for and had to cut dash plate to install.

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    Crutchfield customer from Clarksville, IN on 6/6/2019

    1987 Chevrolet R Series

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    This system works great and is easy to learn. I've only been using it for a few days. No complaints.

    Pros: Easy, flexible install in my C20.

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    Great sound and features. Vehicle specific instructions needed.

    Crutchfield customer from Plano, TX on 5/30/2019

    1969 Chevrolet C Series

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    No specific instructions, photos, tips, or drawings on installing the radio in a 67-72 Chevy truck. Just generic info. Fore and aft side bracket adjustment is very limited. In-line fuse is so close to radio that I would have to pull out my AC/heater control panel to replace it. Rear knobs did not fit snugly on shafts. Only saving grace is the radio sounds good, has tons of configuration options, and Bluetooth works great. BTW, I have installed at least a dozen aftermarket radios in 60-80s cars and trucks, and this was the most challenging job yet.

    Pros: Sound quality and features

    Cons: No vehicle-specific instructions. Sloppy rear knob fit.

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    Crutchfield customer from Hallock, MN on 5/30/2019

    1957 Chevrolet 210

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    Really like this radio. Easy to install and operate.

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    Crutchfield customer from Emmett, ID on 4/17/2019

    1987 Chevrolet Suburban

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    I haven't installed it yet but hope it works. :)

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    Crutchfield customer from Wildomar, CA on 4/6/2019

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    The stereo is a little difficult to put together but once you get it figured out it looks good, trying to figure out how to go through the modes with the book they give you is a little rough also but you can work through it too, once you get it set it sounds great !

    Pros: Looks and sounds great

    Cons: A little rough to get set up

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    RetroSound Hermosa M2

    Crutchfield customer from Dillsboro, IN on 3/19/2019

    1985 Chevrolet C Series

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    Easy install into 85 Chevy pickup. Sound great and Bluetooth connected with no issues. Looks like the original with the addition of the screen decals

    Pros: Came with everything needed to install. Even recommended cable adapters for speaker connections so no splicing wires

    Cons: Having trouble setting tuner to manual mode and setting presets, probably just need to read instructions closer

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    Crutchfield customer from Chesapeake, VA on 3/10/2019

    1969 Chevrolet C Series

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    Easy install, looks great in my daughters '69 C10. I thought it came with screen protectors but it didn't. Thanks Crutchfield! Made my daughters day!

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    Great fit

    Michael from Gatesville, TX on 2/20/2019

    1971 Ford F Series

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    Great product fornhard to fit vehicles

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    Crutchfield customer from Chugiak, AK on 2/13/2019

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    Looks good. Have not heard it yet.

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    Chuck from Titus, AL on 1/29/2019

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    Very happy with the purchase. River, my advisor gave me a good recommendation on speakers. System went in good. Looks great

    Pros: No regrets do same thing again

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    Crutchfield customer from Hemet, CA on 1/13/2019

    1970 Ford F Series

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    Shipped fast, easy to install, works great. Good if you are trying to keep the original look for your car, but if that doesnt matter to you its best to buy a regular stereo to install. You would get all the same features for 1/3 the cost.

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    Does not read/play USB MP3's as expected!

    Matthew from Long Island, NY on 12/27/2018

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    Options are limited for old vehicles where you want to retain a two post look. Retrosound certainly does us all a great service. I installed a Retrosound Model II (similar to the Hermosa) on my 1978 International Harvester Scout II Terra. Everything works good. HOWEVER!!!! My one huge complaint is the way it reads MP3 files from the USB. Most every player, receiver, stereo, etc will play the files in alpha/numeric order. You would be able to navigate a file/folder tree. Not with the Retrosound. For some bizarre reason, their stereo plays the songs in the order of file creation. This is completely useless. I have emailed them about this. They feel this is a reasonable way to playback the files. It of course is not. Maybe they will make an update in the future but my Model II from 2015 is file creation date only!

    Pros: Looks nice. Factory vintage look! Very versatile for installation options.

    Cons: The way it plays MP3 files via USB is a total waste. Since the USB can't accept a smartphone, I'm not sure what it's there for. I have never heard of anything playing songs in file creation order!

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    Best options for older vehicles

    Curtis B from Mendenhall, MS on 11/25/2018

    1982 Ford Mustang

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    Great radio. Closet radio I could find to a stock looking unit. Plays my iPhone with Bluetooth , USB memory stick. Great sounding Bluetooth for cell phone calls. Also charges your iPhone. Only thing you can't do is play music through the iPhone. That's no problem since it does everything else. Perfect radio for my 1982 Mustang GT.

    Pros: Bluetooth

    Cons: Nothing

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    Crutchfield customer from Sunman, IN on 11/6/2018

    1971 Chevrolet C Series

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    Love it! Fits very well ,looks great and sounds better!

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    Super solution for classic car tunes

    Crutchfield customer from Salisbury, NC on 11/4/2018

    1982 Jeep CJ5

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    Great solution for classic car radio without butchering your dash. Looks nice and works well. Blue tooth operation great for hands free and streaming Only downside knob placement didn't allow for faceplate and install down on an angle to make fit.

    Pros: Fits in classic car dash opening Sounds great Blue tooth great function

    Cons: Depending on your knob holes may not be able to use face plate Once tightened had to install on an angle downward

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    Crutchfield customer from Severna Park, MD on 10/9/2018

    1983 Jeep CJ7

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    Works great, easy to install

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    Crutchfield customer from Ashland, MA on 9/4/2018

    1973 Pontiac Grand Ville

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    Pumped about this radio. Ingenious attention to details. Whoever wrote the installation manual should get a pat on the back. He talks with examples. If your doing this it's like doing that awesome. Tyler is my go to , he gets it . Very happy with Crutchfield. Ordering Infinity speakers for my new Silverado when I finish this. I like to drive with my windows open, so the Infinitys should put me over the top without adding an amp. But if I need one I know we're I'm going

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    Really like this company

    Troy from Escondido, CA on 8/20/2018

    1975 Chevrolet C Series

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    Picked this unit up after a "scuff and shoot" repaint on our 75 chevy silverado dump run truck. Coupled this with two JVC 6X9 speakers. This unit requires a bit of assembly but, the instructions are outstanding!! For an old school in dash stereo this is a real nice unit. Does everything you'd expect from a modern cars sound system. The bluetooth features for music and telephone are awesome. I'm going to buy another Hermosa for our old 66 chevy car. Retrosound has their act together.

    Pros: Bluetooth features are way easier then old school tapes and/or CD's. Hands free telephone calls, lots of options.

    Cons: Takes some assembly and in and out of the vehicle to get adjustments right. Take your time and you'll be very happy with the results.

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    Nice direct-fit radio for an old classic

    Mark from Spencer, IN on 8/13/2018

    1971 Chevrolet C Series

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    Just got this radio installed in my 1971 Chevy C10 pickup. As others have said, it was a bit of a pain to get the knobs set where they needed to be, but not too bad. Getting them in the right place left to right was pretty easy. What took more time was getting them to stick out the right amount so the knobs looked good against the faceplate. The instructions weren't very good for where the spacers and shaft covers went, but I understand this stereo fits MANY different vehicles, and they will all be a little different in how they mount, so I understand it would be tough to describe every different setup option. Features seem to be great. I loaded all my "Road music" onto a USB drive and plugged it in before starting it up. The stereo paired quickly with my phone and seem to work great. Music plays well through the Bluetooth, and making calls was a breeze. The Microphone clip pops off so I just attached the flat portion to the top of my steering column. Would have been nice if they would have supplied some double face tape to do that like the Pioneer I bought for my other car did, but we had some good weatherstrip tape laying around that worked well. Overall,... no real issues or complaints. It took a little bit to get used to what the knobs and buttons do, but the manual described that pretty well. Pretty happy with this little stereo. As they tell you, the shafts can't support the weight of the stereo, so you have to use the strap they provide to support the bac

    Pros: Nice adjustability for good fit Nice features Knobs match perfectly with rest of the truck

    Cons: None so far. Shafts took a bit of time to get set right, but that was expected to be able to fit so many different vehicles.

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    Crutchfield customer from Franklin, VA on 8/11/2018

    1977 Ford F Series

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    The retro look is great for my 77 Ford F100. I am glad that I found this radio.

    Pros: Retro look

    Cons: Small size

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    Good product

    Marc from Merritt Island, FL on 8/2/2018

    1967 Volkswagen Beetle

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    Packaging was top notch, came with everything to install in my 1967 VW beetle. Impressive features, I'm pleased. Sound quality was as expected, no problems. The Crutchfield installation sheet was of no use to me, it was too generic.

    Pros: Nice features

    Cons: Big blob of wires hang out the back, pricey.

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    Crutchfield customer from Ramona, CA on 7/18/2018

    1981 Jeep CJ5

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    Easy install, knobs are on the cheap side. No instructions on steroids operation, a little pricey for what you get

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    David from Irving, TX on 6/23/2018

    1967 Chevrolet Pickup

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    Really like the looks and quality of the radio haven't installed yet but instructions look pretty simple to connect wiring.

    Pros: I like the nobs and the fact that I will be able to connect with Bluetooth devices.

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    Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 6/9/2018

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    Did everything is was supposed to do.

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    RENE from Wesley Chapel, FL on 5/27/2018

    1984 GMC C Series

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    Awesome product. Looks amazing and sounds even better. Can't go wrong with this unit.

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    Crutchfield customer from Baltimore, MD on 5/1/2018

    1970 Chevrolet El Camino

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    Replaced the radio in my '70 El Camino with this unit. Instructions and wire labeling were excellent. Went in easily (had the dash out), fit well and fired up perfectly first time.

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    Crutchfield customer from The Dalles, OR on 4/13/2018

    1979 GMC C Series

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    Very well made unit. A definite must in a classic vehicle that has the stock radio location in a non-modified state. Bluetooth connection works perfectly every time I drive my truck! Thumbs up!

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    Jason from Danville, VA on 4/4/2018

    1979 Chevrolet Malibu

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    So far, so good. Install was straight forward and it seems to be of nice quality.

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    Crutchfield customer from Cherry Hill, NJ on 3/13/2018

    1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass

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    Very satisfied with this stereo. Installed it in my 72 Cutlass and it fit like a glove. Instructions were simple and easy to follow. Sound quality is great. USB and Bluetooth worked perfectly. Pairing the unit with my phone took seconds.

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    Miguel from Los Angeles, CA on 3/8/2018

    1964 Chevrolet Nova

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    Very happy with my new radio works awesome!! And fit very good

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    Captain moore from Riverview, FL on 2/12/2018

    1965 Ford Mustang

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    1965 MUSTANG - bought this system after some research and finally decided that although I could purchase a better performing unit for less cost, it would not fit into my existing dash opening and would not at least resemble the original radio that came with the car back in 1965. Finally ordered the unit from Crutchfield. Unit took about 5-days. Packaging was very good. The unit seems well made and precise with close tolerances. It arrives with fasteners, harnesses, knobs, bezel for face plate, radio body and other accessories individually bagged. Several instruction guides are included (I am more visual so the photo diagrams were very helpful). The harnesses are color coded and tagged making connection a breeze. I have physically installed the unit. Fortunately, I had the OEM radio to use with setting up the location of the selector knobs. Even with this head start, I had to trial-and-error a few times to the depth correct. Otherwise, it is fairly straightforward. Speaker location is an issue in the Mustang if you want the original look without altering the doors. I'm still working out details for installing speakers so can't report on sound quality but it's an old car and a convertible so I really don't need too much. The unit gives me the look I wanted and installation so far has been easy.

    Pros: OEM look, modern features, easy installation

    Cons: none

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    rick from Tucson, AZ on 1/29/2018

    1966 Chevrolet El Camino

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    The Hermosa is impressively small in size. Despite that, I still had to install the amplifier section apart from the faceplate. My '66 El Camino's dashboard radio mounting location is at an angle of about 45 degrees which means that the amplifier section intrudes on the air conditioning controls directly beneath it if it is left attached to the faceplate. Obviously, the Hermosa's engineers made flexibility in mounting a priority and their clever design solved my vehicle's issues. They did a good job with the radio's sonic capability as well. The unit sounds great with the car's two Kenwood speakers that a previous owner mounted behind the seat. The separation between the two channels is easily discernable from anywhere in the cabin. The only shortcoming (figuratively and literally) is the wiring harness that provides power to the Hermosa. It's about six inches long. ???? Unless the unit is mounted next to the fuse panel, those wires are going to have to be lengthened. That's a curious economy in an electronic device that is otherwise well designed.

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    Would buy again

    Brian from Lewisburg on 1/25/2018

    1984 Volkswagen Vanagon

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    Well, it is a major improvement over the pos that was in there previously, and everything works great. The Bluetooth connection is perfect, and allows me to play music and take calls from my phone, and the USB connector allows me to make a playlist on a USB drive that just plugs in and is ready to go whenever we are out of cell or radio range. But, there are a few nits I would pick: * it was really challenging to install, and even working with a professional installer with the right tools, we ended up having to create our own brackets to hold it in place. IT did not really fit in the old VW holes, and now it looks sort of jinky. * The face plate is also not a very good match to the 1984 VW * there are some minor usage features that are hard to learn, but that might be my problem ;) All in all, it has been a serious improvement, sounds great, and look pretty good. Next step is to hook it up to a subwoofer, and get the bass out of the door speakers.

    Pros: major improvement over the pos that was in there previously, and everything works great. The Bluetooth connection is perfect, and allows me to play music and take calls from my phone, and the USB connector allows me to make a playlist on a USB drive that just plugs in and is ready to go whenever we are out of cell or radio range.

    Cons: * it was really challenging to install, and even working with a professional installer with the right tools, we ended up having to create our own brackets to hold it in place. It did not really fit in the old VW holes, and now it looks sort of jinky. * The face plate is also not a very good match to the 1984 VW * there are some minor usage features that are hard to learn, but that might be my problem ;)

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    RetroSound Hermosa M2

    John from Myrtle Beach, SC on 1/9/2018

    1986 Chevrolet C Series

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    Sounds awesome looks like stock. Fits like stock with all of the adjustments you can make it fit exactly how you want.

    Pros: Fully adjustable

    Cons: None

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    Overall a great stereo

    Chris from Riverside, CA on 12/14/2017

    1965 Ford Mustang

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    Overall it's a great stereo. Sound quality is good, installation was pretty straight forward. Takes a little getting used to the knob functions. The support strap seems a little weak consider its importance of holding the stereo in place (end up doing my own metal strap) and arms for the knobs don't feel robust (I fear they may break over time). Overall very happy with the item and would recommend it

    Pros: Ease of install Quality of overall build Variety of options including usb and Bluetooth

    Cons: Strap seems weak Arms for the know seem flimsy USB connection not compatible with iPhone

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    RetroSound Hermosa M2

    Crutchfield customer from West Wildwood, NJ on 11/27/2017

    1962 Chevrolet Corvette

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    works well, looks great. shafts and knob fit a bit flimsy.

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    Great sound and highly recommended!

    Ant from Philadelphia, PA on 10/24/2017

    1979 Pontiac Firebird

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    Great all around unit. Clear and easy to install instructions. Compact, adjustable unit made it easy to maneuver under the dash of my 1979 Firebird. Like the chrome or black and different knob options to choose from. Sounds great even without an amp. I am looking forward to getting another for my 1969 Chevelle.

    Pros: Sounds great and looks good.

    Cons: Post adjustment may take several adjustments to get just right but not a big con.

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    Perfect fit

    Gregory from Buffalo, NY on 8/8/2017

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    I purchased this to replace an aftermarket radio in a 1980 Alfa Romeo Spider and it is a fantastic upgrade and with the proper faceplate and knobs it looks like it belongs in the car. The replaced unit was an old aftermarket Alpine cassette deck that was shoehorned into the dash, this fit perfectly. It can't apparently read id3v2 tags on mp3 files since it displays stars instead of the tag data on some files. The documentation states mp3 files should be cbr type which is so ten years ago. Everything can and should handle vbr files accurately these days. Once I figured out that all the included parts weren't necessary, but were just included for convenience if they were needed during install I felt a bit better.

    Pros: Looks Great works great

    Cons: Wish it could read id3v2 tags only handles wma and mp3 file formats

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    Excellent

    Brian from Prince George va on 7/9/2017

    1952 Chevrolet Pickup

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    Great product. Very easy to install, took about an hour

    Pros: Excellent fit. Very easy to install...sounds great

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from La Mesa, Calif on 1/21/2017

    1966 Chevrolet El Camino

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    Fit was good , company was helpful explaining why my iPhone didnt work on USB, seller on an online auction site ad used same ad for other models thinking it was the same model, however Bluetooth solves the problem, recommend buyers deal directly with factory or call them before purchase. Companies feedback and help excellent. Happy buyer.

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    Best Shaft Radio on the Market

    Bry from Broken Arrow, OK on 1/16/2017

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    These days, shaft radios are only produced by a few suppliers. I have tried the competition and can say that Retrosound offers better quality, more features, customer service and their own design. The other guys just take a $20 Chinese radio and adapt it to shaft controls. If you try to contact the other guys, there is no one home. Do yourself a favor and buy a Retrosound the first time. I wish I had.

    Pros: Near original appearance, good FM sensitivity and s/n ratio, preamp outputs, bluetooth and handsfree, good customer service, better quality than competition

    Cons: Takes a bit of trial and error to get the universal mounts perfectly fit.

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    RetroSound Hermosa M2

    Crutchfield customer from Monroe, OH on 12/29/2016

    1978 Chevrolet Corvette

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    I just put the unit together. Everything is labled making it fairly easy to assemble. Removing the original factory radio from the dash is quite the challenge however.

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    Crutchfield customer from Riverside , CA on 12/20/2016

    1976 Chevrolet Camaro

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    Perfect for what I needed. I have international scout that my customers did not want the dash cut and with some modifications of the radio brackets it fit perfect. Looked almost original.

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    Crutchfield customer from Baltimore md on 11/20/2016

    1978 Chevrolet Corvette

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    Nice radio but needs to be USB compatible with the iPhone.

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    RetroSound Hermosa

    Hans from Saint Robert, MO on 11/1/2016

    1969 Chevrolet Chevelle

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    I was looking for a stereo for my 1969 Chevelle SS and after doing some research and comparing the RetroSound Hermosa and the AutoSound 630 I ordered the Hermosa from Crutchfield, along with the matching control knobs. Looking at the stereo it appears to be well made and there are a lot of parts in the box for you to put together. Despite what some reviewers say I didn't find it difficult to put everything together and to fit it to my dash. What helped was that I was replacing my instrument carrier bezel anyway and installed the radio while the bezel was on my workbench. The installation went smooth! I am using only two 6x9 Kenwood speakers and, after adjusting everything the sound is amazing. The reception (with an aftermarket W/S antenna) is really good and FM stations come in clear. My iPhone 6s easily paired up with Hermosa Bluetooth and I can stream my music; at first I thought that the BT sound wasn't very good until I figured out that you have to increase the volume on your phone. I would definitely buy the Hermosa again and can highly recommend it.

    Pros: Sound, reception, flawless Bluetooth integration with iPhone 6s. Looks great.

    Cons: None

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    1973 Corvette

    Lee from Alabama on 10/24/2016

    1973 Chevrolet Corvette

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    It's easy to install! I love the look of it. Has all the features of a modern radio but still looks old school in the car.

    Pros: Easily installs, Bluetooth, looks and fits well in the dash

    Cons: None

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    RetroSound Hermosa M2

    Crutchfield customer from Kansas City, MO on 10/21/2016

    1963 Ford Falcon

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    Great product. Went together easy. Looks good. Would recommend.

    Pros: Looks good in dash.

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    RetroSound Hermosa M2

    Chris from North East, PA on 9/8/2016

    1970 Chevrolet Camaro

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    Install took quite a bit of time due to trial and error on the shaft spacing and offset between knobs but it was nice not having to butcher the dash. So far the USB plug has failed to recognize my Ipod, all it shows is "reading" until it times out. Plays it thru Bluetooth just fine. What the heck is "Coolness Factor"?

    Pros: Nice sound in factory dash opening.

    Cons: I always get a kick out of the install instructions suggesting 14-16 ga. speaker wire when the stereo harness comes with what I believe is 22 ga. I also installed the Quad 4 amp for the 4 speakers and an Alpine M-500 amp to drive a 10" sub. Nowhere in the wiring diagram of either the head unit or Quad 4 does it tell you which preout plugs to use for an aux. amp. The instructions should include options for another amp. Only the head unit will work.

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    RetroSound Hermosa M2

    Crutchfield customer from Springfield, OH on 9/5/2016

    1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442

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    Great!!!

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    RetroSound Hermosa M2

    Roger from Dyer, Indiana on 8/1/2016

    1971 Chevrolet C Series

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    Perfect for keeping the original look of the dash! Sound is good and install fairly simple for someone who has some experience. Bluetooth is awesome to have in a retro system! Very easy to operate. My only negative comment would be the bluetooth sound quality / reception could be better.

    Pros: Simple install, bluetooth, retro look, ease of use

    Cons: bluetooth reception quality

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    Very good stereo

    Drake from Lake Elsinore, CA on 7/14/2016

    1972 Chevrolet Chevelle

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    This stereo is perfect for a old school car that you want to have a new tech stereo in. I have a 72 Chevelle ss and it looks great in there 10/10 recommend

    Pros: Very good sound quality Great look Bluetooth Auxiliary cords

    Cons: The USB cord doesn't work with phones

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    Great upgrade

    Tom from Eagle River, AK on 7/11/2016

    1985 Chevrolet Blazer

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    Replaced stock radio. Great install. Hardest part was taking out stock radio and figuring out PO wiring. Running to Sound Ordnance 3.5" dash and 4x10 rears. Sounds great! Love the Bluetooth! Get spacing on stems right, otherwise interference with radio face bezel can cause stems to not function properly because they need to spring back to neutral to function. Mounted mic on visor and no complaints from caller on other end. Remembers your Bluetooth connection and starts playing right away when you start the vehicle back up. Don't have it running to amp so not using amp pre-outs. Using usb extension from PAC to use usb stick in glove box. NOTE: USB does not work with iPods or iPhones, only a usb thumb drive. Kinda sucks, but I'll load a 128 GB sub and the PAC extension lets me put it in glove box. Other USB is used for Bluetooth dongle, which works great! Color of LED text changes from white to green, via menu! Includes screen protectors to make the radio look like stock AM/FM radio when powered off, so cool! With wire harnesses from Crutchfield, install was easy. Took most time to get soldering done. Stem mounts are adjustable side to side to make install easy. Had to dremel face opening just a bit to clear radio bezel, not a big deal. Be sure to use back support bracket to dash because stems a fragile and cannot support radio weight by themselves. This radio takes up so much less space behind your dash compared to stock!

    Pros: Ease of installation Bluetooth Screen protectors LED!

    Cons: None so far

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    Works great

    John R. from Woodland, California on 7/6/2016

    1963 Ford Falcon

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    The Retro Sound Hermosa is replacing another that is a Custom radio for a older car. This is my second Hermosa radio. The sound quality is really good. The features are awesome, 2 audio jack plus a USB is very handy also the Blue Tooth is a great feature. I mainly use the audio jack for satellite radio and blue tooth for streaming from my phone. But the hands free is also nice (I use it in my other car) but since this installation is in a convertible I opted not to install the Mic. Other radios that are Custom made from older cars you need to get there top of the line radio & then buy the add-on bluetooth feature. The volume is good where I can hear the music with the top down & doing 70. The worst thing about this radio is mounting the knobs, but it offers so much adjustability. Just take your time & tighten the screws until you are sure it is adjusted right.

    Pros: Bluetooth, 2 audio jack and 1 USB, Adjustable to fit older knob vehicles

    Cons: If any adjustability.

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    Solidy built, high quality unit.

    R B from Lake Zurich, IL on 6/23/2016

    1978 Datsun 280Z

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    Good sound and modern convenience in a unit that looks like a stock radio. Pretty much does what it's advertised to do. You have to fiddle with it to get it installed perfectly, but with a unit this adjustable, that's just part of the game. Easy to get a real person on the phone if you have questions/issues with the product.

    Pros: Solid unit, highly adjustable, metal knobs give a great feel, modern technology for your classic ride. Decent power for such a small chassis.

    Cons: Lots of sub menus and the operation of the four knobs in controlling all menu and input functions takes some getting used to. Knob operation is not labeled on the unit so you must do it all from memory. Cutting the faceplate to size was a chore.

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    I really like this radio

    piston99 from Sylmar, CA on 6/2/2016

    1965 Ford Mustang

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    I really nice radio for older cars. This is for a 65 Mustang. Back in the 90's I had taken a standard 2 shaft cassette radio and moved the shafts up in the case to fit into the dash. Kinda hokey but it worked but the radio started to die. I wasn't sure how the new one would compare. I love it!. Especially the Bluetooth streaming. The car is way to noisy to use the hands free for the cell phone. Hard enough trying to have a call using an over the ear Bluetooth headset. Installation took some trial and error tests to get the lengths of the shafts just right. Once you figure out the mounting system, it is easy. Hook upss were easy too.

    Pros: Modern technology for an old ride. Crutchfield has the best price for this radio and also included the faceplate for free!

    Cons: The shaft mounting system takes some figuring at first. Remember to order the matching faceplate for your specific car as it doesn't come with one. Just black knobs.

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    stock look

    luisjp from beaufort sc on 5/15/2016

    1986 Chevrolet C Series

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    Radio was easy to install anf sounds great. the only thing is that it is a little pricy but in the end you you get what you pay for.

    Pros: Great sound and strong enough to push pair of cadence 6x9s with great spund quality

    Cons: a little pricy, aux ports are a littl too short

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    JJ from Pearland, TX on 5/14/2016

    1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

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    1972 Karmann Ghia Convertible - In the picture the radio faceplate is a rectangle. In reality the product has a 45 degree angle in the lower corners so it does not cover the hole for the radio entirely. A very small gap but a gap nonetheless. I probably needed to do more research or ask more questions but I thought (hoped) I was getting a voice activated bluetooth in the radio to make calls without taking my eyes off the road. In reality the phone still has to be used. Also the number you call or the number calling you is not displayed. This was my first Crutchfield purchase and everyone I talked to was great and very helpful and patient. (Zac). They offered to take the radio back if I was dissatisfied but unfortunately for what I need this was the only product they carried...so I will live with the gap (and maybe find a different faceplate). Radio was professionally installed so I cannot report on the ease of installation. Over all a good 1st Crutchfield experience. Rear mounted USB is inconvenient. Still learning the radio details.

    Pros: See above

    Cons: See above

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    RetroSound Hermosa

    John W from Goshen, NY on 5/3/2016

    1971 Chevrolet Chevelle

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    Looks great, sounds good. I needed a little more punch, so I purchased the amp. Gave me just what I wanted. Looks perfect in 71 Chevelle dash. With the amp, and Infinity speakers, this is the perfect setup for this car.

    Pros: Fits perfect. Looks like factory radio, but sounds awesome.

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    Looks good in the dash

    John C from inwood, WV on 3/30/2016

    1965 Chevrolet Nova

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    Radio was a slight pain to install do to having to put it together but. Is easy to operate and my phone auto connects to the Bluetooth as soon as I turn the car on. Sounds fine although I have a 4 channel amp attached to it. This radio is just what I wanted.

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    mp3 Must Be Modified To Work

    The Bub from scottsdale, AZ on 2/2/2016

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    *.mp3 must be modified to "Fixed" mode and bitrate set to higher than 128kbps. Otherwise it will error out on your USB flashdrive and SD card. It will say USB/SD cannot be read or just skip through songs after playing 5 - 20 seconds of them. I cannot get the amp turn-on lead to produce 12V to the amp. I had to rewire the amp lead to the stereo power ignition lead. Retrosound could have put a buck or two more into manufacture of these units. I've never seen an mp3 player that had to have specific properties in each mp3 or it won't play the mp3.

    Pros: looks cool. shiny knobs.

    Cons: mp3s have to be modified to work. Amp turn-on lead doesn't work.

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    Easy and fun

    Beth from Lovingston Va on 12/28/2015

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    Reasonable pricing & great looking in truck

    Pros: Makes the truck look 'original' but in reality it's very cool

    Cons: takes a while to install because it's like starting from scratch

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    RetroSound Hermosa M2

    GTB from Sierra Vista, Arizona on 12/6/2015

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    Well designed, however had to take my time to adjust the fit to the orginal face plate.

    Pros: Looks orginal

    Cons: Take your time to get a good fit.

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    Not super simple

    jim from Arizona on 11/25/2015

    1948 Chevrolet Pickup

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    It did what I wanted in filling the dash without cutting the dash a part. It looks pretty good. It takes some work to program and the book in your lap but can be done. Have not used it on the road yet as the truck is not done but did attach a battery for testing. It sounds Ok but I sure the sound is more depended on the speakers used. The Bluetooth worked with my iPhone, did not test the usb mp3 function yet.

    Pros: Looks good in the classic truck dash.

    Cons: Not a simple stick it in the dash and be done. Even using the kit designed for the dash. Did contact retro sound and they sent pictures of how they did it. In their photos they require you to bend the heck out of the brackets with what seems like a lot of stress and only using one screw. I figured out a better way with some plastic spacers from the hardware store.

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    Hermosa radio

    John from Oregon on 9/19/2015

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    Couldn't be any easier to install and great blue tooth features

    Pros: perfect size for a retro fit in a classic car

    Cons: None

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    Retrosound Hermosa

    Dale P. from Wisconsin on 8/17/2015

    1971 Chevrolet Chevelle

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    Great radio, even a novice like me had no problems installing this unit in my 1971 Chevelle. I had the dashboard out for some other work so it really made things easy for the radio install. Fit perfectly after minimal adjustment. I really like the fact that it has a USB input. I ran an extension to my floor console so it is out of sight. Also the two auxillary inputs will be handy as well. I ran them into the glove box. Radio reception is fantastic. This stereo has so many great features that I haven't used yet. It will take me a while to learn to operate everything. Plus it has Bluetooth. The included screen protectors give it that AM look. Fooled the Fed-Ex man the other day. All in all I am very pleased with the radio

    Pros: Easy install, takes up very little space behind the dash. More features than I will probably use, but they are there if I want them.

    Cons: None that I can think of.

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    Slick radio

    g8rvet from Florida on 8/10/2015

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    After a little talking with a customer rep (I was adding all new wiring and speakers and did not need the adapter), the install was easy as could be in my 78 Bronco. I took my time and tested everything before putting it in place. The USB cord easily reached my glove box, so I can store it out of sight and keep the clean. old fashioned look of the radio. The last time I installed any car audio, it was an 8 track player in my first 78 Bronco and after a talking with the service rep, it was just too simple. Great sound, great looks and simple functionality. I highly recommend it. It really deserves a 5 star on value, but I am a cheapskate, so don't listen to me on that. There is no comparable radio for any price, really. Everyone that rides with me is impressed

    Pros: Easy install Looks Good length to microphone and USB cord Function Most importantly, customer service was amazing when I ordered the wrong speakers.

    Cons: None Not really a con, but would be nice to have a microphone on the face plate so a wire was not needed, but it may be necessary for correct function.

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    Great Fit, Great Sound

    GPG from Texas on 8/4/2015

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    The adjustable shafts worked as advertised. Just a few careful measurements/adjustments and I had a perfect fit for my dash opening. Old-school design looks great in my vintage vehicle. A little more expensive that comparable DIN units (that would have required cutting my dash), but if you want good sound for an older vehicle this is the way to go.

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    Nice looking unit. Project being assembled so I cannot rate sound / f

    MRB455 from Virginia on 7/28/2015

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    I have received and inspected the unit. Looks nice, and the design will make it fit almost anything! My car is under construction, but you have only so much time to review a product. It will be an estimated 3-4 months before wiring of the whole car is complete, and the dash is re-installed. I have no idea of the sound quality / features. (Just being honest.)

    Pros: Great looks, nice stated features. Physically fit into anything old.

    Cons: None identified (yet).

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    Great!

    endora from Illinois on 7/21/2015

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    Love that there is an option to keep that classic look, with all the latest features. I didn't have the option to keep the original equipment since it had been removed, so I ordered this. The Bluetooth is better quality than my new car. The sound is great. So happy with it.

    Pros: Sounds quality is good. You don't have to ruin the entire interior of your classic car with some ugly, modern receiver that looks like it belongs in a teenager's used and overly-aftermarketed ride. Super easy to install. The Bluetooth is clear (both calls and music audio) and works great with my phone.

    Cons: Menus and operation a little complicated and not intuitive. Completely unsatisfied with the "free dash and knob kit". That part looks cheap and plastic-y and didn't fit my opening as well as I thought it would.

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    NICE

    Ken from Dearborn Heights, MI on 7/15/2015

    1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

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    Just installed and now figuring out all the bells n whistles...........so far so good.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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    Hermosa radio

    Dave B, from Orlando,Fl. on 7/3/2015

    1973 Chevrolet Corvette

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    I installed radio in my 73 Vette because I wanted updated features with factory look and it filled the bill perfectly.

    Pros: Easy installation, factory look, great features, sounds fantastic!.

    Cons: Can't really say anything negative. Had a defective control shaft but tech support diagnosed problem and immediately sent me a new one and solved issue.

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    Crutchfield customer from 11756 on 6/10/2015

    1965 Chevrolet Impala

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    This unit kicks butt sounds great really good control s looks real nice in 65 chey

    Pros: Sound and looks

    Cons: Having to put together but wasn't that bad and worth the trouble

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    Shaft-Style Radio

    Infinimount Shaft/Bracket System: The Infinimount Shaft/Bracket System allows you to mount the Hermosa radio in a variety of 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 (0.3125"-2.1875") from the chassis of the radio, using the supplied side-mount brackets. You can move these brackets forward or backward and move them in any direction. You can even cut, trim, or bend the brackets if needed. This shaft-style radio is a true problem solver for tough to fit applications due to its unique bracket system combined with small mounting size.

    Faceplates & Knobs (sold separately): There are multiple vehicle specific faceplates & knobs available for the Hermosa. In addition there are universal faceplates which allow 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.

    Note: The RetroSound Hermosa does not come with a faceplate or knobs. A universal mounting plate or vehicle specific faceplate and knob set will be needed for installation.

    Variable-Color LCD: The RetroSound Hermosa features variable color illumination display with over 32,000 of color variations. Choose from a selection of preset colors, have the unit scan through all preset color continuously, or customize your own color to better match your vehicle's interior lights. You can also adjust the brightness of the display to High or Low.

    Variety of Sources

    Built-in Bluetooth: The RetroSound Hermosa is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (HFP/A2DP/AVRCP) allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to the head unit. Before using your Bluetooth enabled device, it must be paired to the Hermosa. You can only pair one device at a time with this unit. Once paired, when your Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the RetroSound receiver, the auto connection function automatically connects the two units. The Hermosa is compatible with most Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, including the Apple iPhone, Blackberry, and Android smartphones.

    • Hands-Free Communication: The Hermosa allows for wireless communication between the head unit and your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone. You can answer an incoming call from the head unit's front-panel control knobs. Incoming phone call information will be displayed on the unit's front-panel LCD and your music will be pause or muted. You will still use your phone to dial a phone number and then the call will transfer to the RetroSound radio. Use the included external microphone to speak into during your phone conversation, while the other party will be heard through your vehicle's speakers.
    • Wireless Audio Streaming: The Hermosa also allows you to play back stored music and  music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled phone or personal music player using a paired Bluetooth connection. Playback controls included Play/Pause, Stop, & Next/Previous Track. This unit does not display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices.
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the RetroSound Hermosa.

    USB Port: The RetroSound Hermosa features a USB (type-A) port connected to its rear chassis by a 40" pigtail. The USB port enables connection of  a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as a portable digital audio player or USB thumbdrive. This unit supports MP3 (128 kbps +), WMA (64 kbps +), and FLAC music files in format FAT and FAT32. The unit can recognize a maximum of 999 songs/files (files will be read in order of creation and not alphabetically or numerically).

    • Music Control: Once you've connected your compatible USB device, the Hermosa 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. 
    • Song/Artist Info: The Hermosa also supports ID3-tags/WMA-tags for song/artist information. 
    • Battery Charging: USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the receiver's USB port (max. 0.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
    Notes:
    • Not compatible with Apple iOS or Android devices.
    • You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.

    Dual Auxiliary Inputs: The universal shaft-style receiver features two 3.5mm auxiliary inputs connected to the rear chassis by 7" pigtails. The Aux inputs provide a connection for portable external audio sources such as a MP3 player or  CD player.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Hermosa features a built-in RDS 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.

    Audio Section

    25W x 4Ch MOSFET Amplifier: The Hermosa is equipped with a 25 watts x 4-channel RMS/45 watts x 4-channel Peak MOSFET amplifier.

    4Ch/2.85V RCA Outputs: The universal shaft-style receiver features front & rear 2.85-volt RCA outputs. The front & rear speaker RCA outputs are balance and fade adjustable.

    Equalizer: The Hermosa features the following preset EQ curves (Classic, Pop, Rock, or Off) to customize your music listening. The Off mode activates a 3-Band EQ which lets you adjust Bass, Midrange, & Treble manually from -7 to +7.

    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 Hermosa 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.

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    Customer Q&A

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    Car is 1969 [ DAVID  Aug 10, 2017 ]
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    I chose this radio because it was a perfect fit for my 67 Camaro RS. [ VINCE  Apr 10, 2017 ]
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    Because after trying to install I realized that the original knobs for radio did not fit. Person who ordered as a gift had no idea the knobs were not included. [ J  Dec 25, 2016 ]
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    wanted to maintain the original look to my 74 Super Beetle, but finally upgrade from AM to FM!, and of course Bluetooth and iPhone connection. Working great [ alexander  Nov 24, 2016 ]
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    Love it! Sounds great, looks great, versatile mounting system. Looks original but has modern features. [ HOLLIS  Dec 05, 2015 ]
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    12 questions already asked

    Q
    can i add a CD changer to this radio?
    [ Claudio  Jul 19, 2019 ]
    1 answer
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    The unit has auxiliary inputs that would probably accommodate a CD. I would call RetroSound to make sure they are compatible.
    [ GERALD  Jul 20, 2019 ]
    Q
    can i add a CD changer to this radio?
    [ Claudio  Jul 19, 2019 ]
    5 answers
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    too be honest , I don't know but I want to do the same to mine. Where do you buy a C D changer. I can't find one at Crutchfield but I haven't talked to anyone about it. I know this isn't much help , but life goes on!!!
    [ KEVIN  Jul 30, 2019 ]
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    I dont think so. but if your CD changer has a USB output then you might be able too.
    [ Donald  Jul 30, 2019 ]
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    Not to my knowledge. I haven't tried, but it doesn't look like the unit would accommodate a CD changer.
    [ Marc  Jul 30, 2019 ]
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    You might be able to do it. The radio does have an auxiliary input. I'm not completely sure.
    [ LLoyd  Jul 30, 2019 ]
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    It would depend, I suppose, how you would like to add the changer. It has bluetooth, USB, and a stereo input, but if you are wanting to control it from the radio, I would think that this radio would not be a good candidate for that. OTOH, why not put all of your music on a large USB drive and play it through the radio? Much simpler, cleaner, and easier to haul around than all of those CDs?
    [ Kenneth  Jul 30, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is the faceplate removable for theft prevention?
    [ Lance  Jun 09, 2019 ]
    2 answers
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    no this stereo is completely installed in the dash. Thus so makes it hard to remove. But no the faceplate is fixed.
    [ russell  Jun 09, 2019 ]
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    I purchased mine about two years ago and it does not. Unless they changed it, I would guess no.
    [ Emil  Jun 09, 2019 ]
    Q
    If Iphone is connected to AUX port will music play? For example, I have a 2007 Chevy Cobalt, when I connect my Iphone via the AUX port I can hear my music. Will this work same?
    [ MARK  Apr 09, 2019 ]
    2 answers
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    Yes. It works the same as long as your phone has a headphone jack.
    [ John  Apr 09, 2019 ]
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    I don't know I don't have an iPhone
    [ RUSS  Apr 09, 2019 ]
    Q
    Ordered this for a 79 Chevy K10. Can someone verify it's compatible? Crutchfield's category selection only allowed me to choose C series.
    [ WellCr@p  Mar 16, 2019 ]
    1 answer
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    All the 1979 Chevy vehicles we do have research files on will accept most of the RetroSound radios. While we don't have a research file on the K-series, it's hard to image it would be different than the rest of the '79 Chevys. If you purchased it from Crutchfield our tech support can help you with the install. Their phone number will be in the bottom of your invoice.
    [ Cosmo  May 13, 2019 ]  Staff
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    What are the overall dimensions of the unit?What is the dimensions of the display? (including display, buttons, etc...just the part that would come through the dash)
    [ Larry  Jun 17, 2018 ]
    2 answers
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    The controls are highly adjustable.
    [ Kenneth  Jul 30, 2019 ]
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    The total dimensions of the chassis are 4.06" (w) x 5.75" (d) x 2.06" (h), and the display is 3.88" (w) x 1.13" (h). For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks!
    [ Larry  Jun 24, 2018 ]  Staff
    Q
    What is the main difference between the Hermosa and retro sound two stereos? I don't need hands free calling, etc. just want a clean sounding stereo with ability for usb hook up. It looks like pretty much the same excepts the rms power bandwidth if 1hz v 20hz... Maybe that is a typo. Thanks, Joe
    [ Joe  Jul 04, 2015 ]
    1 answer
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    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ Krissy  Jul 05, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Please confirm post lengths?These must be longer than 7/8 inch which is stock threaded post depths. Aftermarket dash requires longer posts. Please confirm and advise. Thanks Mike
    [ mike  Jun 24, 2019 ]
    1 answer
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    The posts are adjustable in both center to center, and in depth. There is more than enough adjustment to get past the 7/8 your looking for. To hit the sweet spot, I had to dry fit this a couple of times, because there is so much adjustment. :)
    [ Neil  Jul 01, 2019 ]
    Q
    Is this 2-ohm stable, for speakers with 2-ohm impedance (JBL GTO 620, specifically)?
    [ Robert  Mar 27, 2018 ]
    2 answers
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    The built-in amp is rated at 4-ohm impedance, but you can still use it to drive the JBL GTO620 speakers without issue. For more details on that or to discuss further please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks!
    [ Larry  Apr 09, 2018 ]  Staff
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    I'm really not very knowledgeable on this. Sorry.
    [ Daniel  Apr 09, 2018 ]
    Q
    Can the USB port be used to charge an I-Phone 7?
    [ Mike  Nov 19, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Yes. The USB port can charge most portable devices that charge via USB (including an iPhone). I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
    [ Ryan  Nov 29, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    How many amps does the unit require, I'd need to know to setup a fuse between the unit and the battery?
    [ Alec  Oct 26, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    The stereo has a max current draw of 15 amps during operation. You will find this information in the stereo owner's manual which you can download by clicking the link for it under the "What's in the Box?" heading on the stereo's main webpage. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
    [ Ryan  Nov 02, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can this stereo be connected to a sub woofer?
    [ Travis  Jun 04, 2019 ]
    2 answers
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    Yes it can be connected to a sub woofer. As a side note, I have purchased four Retro Sound car stereos over the past few years and only one is still working. I love the look but from my experience the quality is lacking.
    [ Steve  Jun 04, 2019 ]
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    Yes; has preamp outputs included.
    [ TERRY  Jun 04, 2019 ]
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