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RetroSound Monterey M1A

AM/FM receiver for select 1949-62 Ford and Mercury vehicles — does not play CDs

Item # 068MONTM1A

Got a vintage 1949-1962 Ford or Mercury vehicle that needs a little audio help? Enter the RetroSound...

Find what Fits your vehicle

Got a vintage 1949-1962 Ford or Mercury vehicle that needs a little audio help? Enter the RetroSound...

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About the RetroSound Monterey M1A

Made for your classic Ford

Got a vintage 1949-1962 Ford or Mercury vehicle that needs a little audio help? Enter the RetroSound Monterey M1A receiver. This ingenious radio fits a wide variety of classic Ford-built cars and trucks, thanks to RetroSound's patented "InfiniMount" adjustable shaft/bracket system. You can even install the Monterey 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. 

Made for your classic Ford

Got a vintage 1949-1962 Ford or Mercury vehicle that needs a little audio help? Enter the RetroSound Monterey M1A receiver. This ingenious radio fits a wide variety of classic Ford-built cars and trucks, thanks to RetroSound's patented "InfiniMount" adjustable shaft/bracket system. You can even install the Monterey 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 Monterey 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.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • media receiver designed for classic 1949-62 Ford and Mercury vehicles (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
    Other Info:
    • 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 # MO-M1A

    What's in the box:

    • Radio body (M1)
    • Display face
    • 2 Infinimount shafts (with 11" harness attached to each one)
    • Main harness
    • Power harness
    • Speaker harness
    • 2 InfiniMount brackets
    • 2 InfiniMount control face brackets
    • 4 Bracket mounting screws
    • 4 Face mounting screws
    • 10 Large machines screws
    • 4 Small machine screws
    • 12 Large hex-nuts
    • Medium hex-nut
    • 4 Small hex-nuts
    • 3 Lock-washers
    • 8 Large flat-washers
    • 8 Small flat-washers
    • 2 Large spacers
    • 2 Small spacers
    • Large self-tapping screw
    • Small self-tapping screws
    • Rear-support stud
    • Backstrap
    • Rubber boot
    • User's Manual
    • Quick Start Guide
    • "STOP" note

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    Shaft-Style Radio
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    Shaft-Style Radio

    Vehicle Compatibility: The RetroSound Monterey radio is designed to work in select classic Ford & Mercury vehicles, including the following -

    • Ford:
      • 1949-50 Deluxe
      • 1951 Wagon
      • 1951-52 "F" Series Truck
      • 1960-61 Fairlane
      • 1960-62 Falcon
      • 1960-62 Galaxie
    • Mercury:
      • 1961 Meteor
      • 1961-62 Comet
      • 1961-62 Monterey

      Note: Knob set and push-buttons available separately.

    Infinimount System: The Monterey radio features RetroSound's Infinimount System. In this design, the shaft knobs and the display face are not permanently 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, as well as mount the face independently from the chassis body using the supplied mounting brackets.

    LCD Display: The RetroSound Monterey 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). .

    Built-in Tuner & Aux Input

    AM/FM Tuner: The Monterey 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.

    Audio Section

    18W x 4Ch Amplifier: The Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey 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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    Is the radio designed for 6 volt input or 12 volt input?
    [ Nate  Jul 15, 2021 ]
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    Its built to run on 12V power
    [ Paul  Jul 17, 2021 ]  Staff

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