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RetroSound Newport

Digital media receiver for GM, Chrysler, Ford, and Jeep vehicles with 1.5-DIN dash openings (does not play CDs)

Item # 068NEWPORT

The Newport digital media receiver is a perfect fit for a wide variety of GM, Chrysler, Ford, and Jeep vehicles...

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About the RetroSound Newport

One and a half won't do?  

The Newport digital media receiver is a perfect fit for a wide variety of GM, Chrysler, Ford, and Jeep vehicles equipped with those factory 1.5-DIN radios. This RetroSound radio offers all the high-tech features you need to bring your car's audio system into the 21st century, including a dedicated iPod® interface, built-in Bluetooth® connectivity, dual USB ports, and two auxiliary inputs for your portable devices. 

One and a half won't do?  

The Newport digital media receiver is a perfect fit for a wide variety of GM, Chrysler, Ford, and Jeep vehicles equipped with those factory 1.5-DIN radios. This RetroSound radio offers all the high-tech features you need to bring your car's audio system into the 21st century, including a dedicated iPod® interface, built-in Bluetooth® connectivity, dual USB ports, and two auxiliary inputs for your portable devices. 

Finally, something that fits

In some vehicles, especially older ones, your aftermarket radio choices are limited to single-DIN (2" tall) models. And that's fine. In newer cars and trucks, you can choose between a single-DIN or a big, 4" tall double-DIN radio, depending on your needs. And that's fine, too.

Then there's the "1.5-DIN" radio size, which can be found in a remarkably long list of "vehicles of a certain age." A double-DIN won't fit, and a single-DIN, even with today's high-quality mounting kits, just doesn't look quite right to a lot of owners. It's frustrating, but unless you want to make major modifications to your car, your options are limited. As a result, many people just leave the factory gear, cassette deck and all, in place and plug a portable device into a 12-volt adapter. The sound is terrible, but it's better than nothing.

Leave it to RetroSound to come up with a solution. The Newport's subtle styling is remarkably era-appropriate, with a black plastic face and actual control knobs, so it blends right into any dash.The adjustable dual-color (amber or green) illumination and backlighting enhances the look, too. The Newport also includes a 25 watt x 4 channel (RMS) power amplifier, plus 6-channel preamp outputs with stereo sub outputs that will come in handy when you decide to expand your system.

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.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

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.

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Product highlights:

    General features
    • 1.5-DIN digital media receiver (does not play CDs)
    • built-in amplifier (25 watts RMS/45 peak x 4 channels)
    • fits a wide variety of older GM, Chrysler, Ford, and Jeep vehicles
    • selectable green or amber illumination
    Audio features
    • AM/FM tuner with 18 FM/12 AM presets
    • plays MP3 and WMA music files from external sources
    • dedicated iPod and iPhone interface
    • built-in Bluetooth® connectivity (mic included)
    Expandability
    • inputs: front and rear USB ports; front and rear aux inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs with stereo sub outputs
    Other features
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    What's in the box:

    • 1.5-DIN digital media receiver
    • Main harness
    • Power/ground harness
    • Speaker harness
    • Microphone w/ integrated bracket (attached 8'cable terminated by 3.5mm connector)
    • 4 Pan-head bolts
    • 4 Hex/Lock-nuts
    • Hex-nut
    • 2 Split-washers
    • Self-tapping screw
    • Self-drilling screw
    • Rear-support screw
    • Rubber boot
    • Metal backstrap
    • Installation/Owner's Manual
    • "STOP!" note

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    Display & Tuner Features
    USB/iPod Integration
    Bluetooth + Aux Connectivity
    Audio Section

    Display & Tuner Features

    1.5-DIN Compatible: The RetroSound Newport is a direct-fit solution for GM, Chrysler, Ford and Jeep vehicles with 1.5 DIN dash openings. Until now, the only solution for these vehicles was to install a standard DIN-sized radio; an installation that looks out of place and awkward. The Newport closely mimics the original radio for an attractive factory-like look.

    Green or Amber Illumination: Dual color (amber or green) button illumination and LCD backlighting enhances the Newport's look in your vehicle's dash. You can also select "High" or "Low" for the head unit's button and LCD illumination.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Newport features a built-in RDS AM/FM tuner. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. 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.

    USB/iPod Integration

    Dual USB Ports: The RetroSound Newport features two USB (type-A) ports connected to its rear chassis by a 40" pigtail. The USB ports enable 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 +) and WMA (64 kbps +) 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 Android mobile devices.
    • You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.

    iPod Direct: Either USB port can act as an iPod/iPhone high-speed direct connection when used with the USB/iPod cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music and music apps to be loaded instantly to the unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 1-bit D/A converter. The RetroSound Newport supports audio playback of stored music or music apps, music navigation, information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhone models.

    • iPod Control: You can control your connected iPod/iPhone from the head unit's front-panel control knobs. You can browse your iPod/iPhone's music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Composer, or Podcast.  In addition, you can activate Repeat (all/track) and Shuffle (all/folder) playback modes. Many older iPod/iPhone device's clickwheel or touchscreen will be locked during connection. However, newer Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ installed will stay unlocked.
    • iPod Display: The Newport will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information from stored music. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name and Song/Album title.
    • iPod Charging: The unit's USB connection provides 0.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The RetroSound Newport is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 10/20/2016):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio
    iPhone
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4/4S 7.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 10.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 10.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 10.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    6th 10.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    nano
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Bluetooth + Aux Connectivity

    Built-in Bluetooth: The RetroSound Newport 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 Newport. 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 Newport is compatible with most Bluetooth enabled mobile phones; including the Apple iPhone & Android smartphones.

    • Hands-Free Communication: The Newport allows for wireless communication between the head unit and your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone (such as your iPhone or Android smartphone). 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 paused 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 Newport also allows you to play back stored music and  music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or personal music player using a paired Bluetooth connection. Playback controls included Play/Pause & 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 Newport.

    Dual Auxiliary Inputs: The universal shaft-style receiver features two 3.5mm auxiliary inputs; one Aux input is located on the front-panel and the other is attached to the rear chassis by a 7" pigtail. The Aux inputs provide a connection for portable external audio sources such as a MP3 player or CD player.

    Audio Section

    22W x 4Ch Amplifier: The Newport is equipped with a 22 watts x 4-channel RMS/45 watts x 4-channel Peak amplifier.

    6Ch/2.85V RCA Outputs: The universal shaft-style receiver features front, rear and subwoofer 2.85-volt RCA outputs. The front and rear speaker RCA outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer RCA output is non-fading.

    Subwoofer Control: When the subwoofer RCA output is active, you can adjust the output level (0-12) of the sub output. You can also set the low-pass crossover to 80, 120, or 160Hz.

    Equalizer: The Newport 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.

    3-Band EQ
    Frequency Level
    Bass 60, 80, 100, 200 Hz -7 to +7
    Midrange 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.5 kHz  -7 to +7
    Treble 10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 17.5 kHz -7 to +7

    XBAS: This function boosts bass & treble at low listening volumes, and should be turned off at higher listening levels.

    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 Newport 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

    Q
    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
    A
    One of my customers is an older gentlemen who appreciates the classic look. This stereo maintained the classic look while still offering him modern amenities (bluetooth, USB, aux) while not altering the look of the interior like a modern stereo would. The power rating for this stereo is also fantastic at 25 RMS per speaker. Considering most aftermarket stereos under $400 hover around 11-14 RMS, the power rating is phenomenal. This allows for louder music without the need for installing an amp. [ John  Aug 01, 2017 ]
    A
    Classic basic design with some cool features [ Robert  Jan 05, 2016 ]

    20 questions already asked

    Q
    will this fit in my 2000 gmc k3500?
    [ Jeff  Mar 12, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes, I looked it up at crutchfield and it verifies this for you. They help with mounting kit selection at crutchfield.com.
    [ G  Mar 13, 2019 ]
    A
    Yes if you've got a 1.5 din opening. It fits great in my 2001 Silverado 1500, looks stock.
    [ Christian  Mar 12, 2019 ]
    Q
    Can the radio display time without turning off the radio like oem? And are you guys working on a solution to the unit autodimming when its night?
    [ Elijah  Feb 13, 2019 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Yes the radio does show time without shutting it off awesome unit having my 87 Corvette very good
    [ WALTER  Feb 13, 2019 ]
    A
    From memory, I don't think there is a setting when radio is on to show time. Only the function you are using to listen. I installed in daughter vehicle do I don't drive it much.
    [ joe  Feb 13, 2019 ]
    A
    You can only view the clock when the unit is turned off.
    [ ROBERT  Feb 13, 2019 ]
    Q
    Do you have this style radio in single din for a 1996 Ford Bronco?
    [ MARK  Nov 12, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Sorry, no, The Newport is made specifically to work in vehicles with 1.5 DIN mount. The good news is, we have a wide selection of single DIN models that can work in your Bronco. You can view them all by using the "Find What Fits' application on our website here: https://www.crutchfield.com/car/outfitmycar/mycar.aspx For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
    [ Ryan  Nov 16, 2018 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can SiriusXM be added to this stereo?
    [ bluefever02  Jun 02, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Not that I am aware of. It is about the only drawback, otherwise nice retro looking system with decent sound quality. Great upgrade over stock.
    [ Chris  Jun 04, 2018 ]
    Q
    I installed My Newport retro sound radio in my 1991 Dodge D250, and at about 1/3 volume, the sound begins to get crackly, and gets worse as the volume goes up. The truck already has newer aftermarket Kicker 6x9 speakers in the doors. What am I doing wrong? Thanks
    [ carl  Apr 09, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
    [ Krissy  Apr 17, 2018 ]  Staff
    Q
    I have an aftermarket stereo in my 97 Wrangler that I want to switch to this Newport, due to its factory look. A LOT of the reviews I read have issues with the mounting bracket. Are there any mounting brackets that work with this unit to make installation easier/sturdier?
    [ Don  Dec 17, 2017 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Same year Jeep I installed in. The mounting bracket partially broke while installing and now it is worse. Push I button whole radio moves in. Very very cheap.
    [ joe  Feb 13, 2019 ]
    A
    While the brackets are "cheap plastic", I used them and have had no issues. Yes, you could probably fabricate something out of sheet metal or flat stock if you wanted to, but if you are careful, the plastic ones are fine, IMHO. In addition to using the screws, you can also use the ubiquitous super glue (which I didn't do, but in hind sight, would do...for peace of mind).
    [ Eric  Dec 18, 2017 ]
    A
    Mine snapped right in my original brackets on 1987 Monte Carlo SS
    [ GARY W  Dec 17, 2017 ]
    Q
    Is there a way to bypass the factory installed Bose Gold amps with the Newport? Is a bypass even needed, or is it compatible?
    [ chumstick  Sep 18, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Kenny  Sep 19, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    I have a 1984 pontiac fiero. this website says it does not fit, but however other websites say it bolts right in. so the question is, does this fit in a 1984 pontiac fiero?
    [ Timothy  May 24, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Kenny  May 24, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this work with my existing cd player in a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe?
    [ Ashley  Nov 15, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Nov 16, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    does the Bluetooth automatically link to my phone and will any of the phone info display on radio?
    [ chuckles  Oct 01, 2015 ]
    7 answers
    A
    After pairing your phone with the stereo, it will reconnect automatically after that. I haven't been in the vehicle that has this stereo in it for a while, so I don't recall if it shows song information on the display for bluetooth; I don't think it does. It will, however, let you skip tracks using the controls on the stereo.
    [ Kevin  Oct 05, 2015 ]
    A
    My experience is, once set up, the blue tooth automatically connects to my iphone. The display is minimal. No specific info is displayed on the screen.
    [ Brooks  Oct 04, 2015 ]
    A
    Hi, once you've paired your phone it starts playing automatically from then on whenever you start your car. It does not display track info via Bluetooth but does over USB. It's a great stereo, hope that helps!
    [ JOHN  Oct 03, 2015 ]
    A
    You bet it does! Auto-Links to my phone so I can answer incoming calls hands free. Also allows me to play music and such from my phone through the radio. Playing music does display some info - it scrolls through the categories and such. As far as an incoming call, it only shows that there's an incoming call - no phone number display.
    [ MICHAEL  Oct 03, 2015 ]
    A
    I do not have a bluetooth phone so I have never used this feature.
    [ DONALD W  Oct 03, 2015 ]
    A
    It does hook up automatically after the first time. It displays very little in the radio from the phone.
    [ Josh  Oct 03, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes and Yes. Also, if you attach the included microphone, you can make calls and use voice commands.
    [ DANIEL  Oct 03, 2015 ]
    Q
    Will this unit fit the instrument cluster radio location just above the climate control as opposed to the center dash location in a 94 gmc k1500?
    [ stubborn0001  Oct 01, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Oct 01, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    is this compatible with iPhone 6?
    [ matt  May 27, 2015 ]
    7 answers
    A
    I have an Iphone 5 and it works fine with just a usb connection. dont know why the 6 would be any different
    [ MICHAEL D  Jun 01, 2015 ]
    A
    Works with 4S, haven't tried 6 but I would be surprised if they weren't compatible
    [ Jeffrey  May 28, 2015 ]
    A
    I do not know.
    [ DONALD W  May 28, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it is.
    [ KEVIN  May 28, 2015 ]
    A
    I'm sorry I can't be of much help. I use an i pod. I can't see why it would not work though
    [ Robert  May 28, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, I use mine sometimes...just know it doesn't charge the phone while you are using if, so most of the time I charge my phone with my truck's 12V outlet and use the Bluetooth. Great radio. Love the "simple" look.
    [ JOHN-CONRAD  May 28, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Kevin  May 28, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does the RetroSound Newport have a clock display? -Thanks
    [ Michael  Dec 05, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Retrosound Newport does have a clock, but you have to go through the options in order to display it on the screen. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Dec 10, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    i looked at the install pdf and do not see a wire for headlamps to dim the screen at night. Does this unit dim when the headlights are on? I know it sound silly but i have a new brake controller that will not dim and it is impossible to drive at night. Thanks
    [ chris  Nov 30, 2014 ]
    14 answers
    A
    No it does not dim, but it is not so bright as to be a problem
    [ MICHAEL D  Dec 16, 2014 ]
    A
    No sorry to say it does not dim with the headlights. I run it all the time with it on the dimmest setting which makes it ok at night and a little hard to see the screen in bright sunlight, (with sunglasses on). I am very happy with the function of the stereo itself. The install on the other hand was terrible. With the supplied brackets my dash bezel covered up the VOL MODE letters on the unit itself. It was to high in the dash. I had to fabricate my own brackets to locate the unit properly. I have a 1997 dodge ram. Not sure what type of rig you have, maybe you will have better luck. Hope this helps. -Justin.
    [ Justin  Dec 04, 2014 ]
    A
    No they do not dim when the headlights turn on.
    [ Dale  Dec 02, 2014 ]
    A
    I installed this myself and mine doesn't dim. Not sure if I did something wrong, but followed instructions and it does not dim currently.
    [ KEVIN  Dec 02, 2014 ]
    A
    As far as I know, this unit does not have the capability to perform that function. Best regards
    [ Robert  Dec 01, 2014 ]
    A
    Radio lights do not dim when headlights are on but there are two levels of radio lights and the low setting will not bother you at all.
    [ DONALD W  Dec 01, 2014 ]
    A
    My unit does not dim with tge dimmer switch. It is not very bright at night and It does not bother me. I purchased the direct plug and play wiring harness and if there was any dimming function it would have worked but there is not. Hope this answer was sufficient. Thank you. Yanal
    [ Yanal  Dec 01, 2014 ]
    A
    Hi Chris ! No, there is no wire hookup to dim with the dash settings or when the headlights are on. There is a dim/bright in the radio configuration where you can dim manually. Also, there is a color selection between amber and green. When I drive at night, the green seems the least obtrusive and the dim setting is ok.
    [ MICHAEL  Dec 01, 2014 ]
    A
    Hey Chris, I don't know if there is a way to wire it into the headlights for automatic dimming. But there is a setting in the menu to dim the display. It's pretty quick to access and I regularly switch mine from bright to dim depending on driving conditions. Hope it helps, Dan
    [ DANIEL  Dec 01, 2014 ]
    A
    No it will not dim and like your brake controller the rings around the knobs were so bright I took it apart and lightly misted the back of them with flat black spray paint to dim them. It wasn't hard to do at all and made a huge difference.
    [ David  Dec 01, 2014 ]
    A
    I don't know what vehicle you are looking to install in but mine was a 1983 Z28 and it does not dim the screen with the headlights on, it does have a manual control for the screen, dim or bright built into the unit, you could also contact Retrosound for more info
    [ JEFF  Dec 01, 2014 ]
    A
    The radio does not automatically dim with headlights on.
    [ Jill  Dec 01, 2014 ]
    A
    The unit does have a control mode to dim the lighting on the radio. I usually keep it on the lower setting for day and night. The high setting is too bright to night driving. It was a very easy install for my Jeep Wrangler.
    [ Jill  Dec 01, 2014 ]
    A
    I don't believe this unit supports dimming controlled by the headlight function. It does offer a dim setting you can control on the face. I leave mine dimmed always, as it's still fairly bright.
    [ Joseph  Dec 01, 2014 ]
    Q
    Our retrosound newport is flashing AF above the radio station and seems to be frozen. Nothing's working and I won't turn off?
    [ Lindsey  Jul 27, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    [ Greg  Jul 28, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    iPhone compatibility list shows 5s and 5c but not 5. Will this radio work with the original iPhone 5?
    [ Martin  Jul 02, 2014 ]
    6 answers
    A
    Sorry I can't answer for certain, but I have a 4S and it works perfectly. I'm thinking it must work with the 5 as well.
    [ Mike  Jul 05, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, it will work through gens 4 and 5 and their variants.
    [ Devan  Jul 04, 2014 ]
    A
    Love the unit. Unfortunately, I only use my i pod with it. I do not have an i phone. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
    [ Robert  Jul 04, 2014 ]
    A
    yes
    [ JOHN  Jul 04, 2014 ]
    A
    I'm not sure about the iPhone because I use a Windows phone. Sorry I can't be of more help.
    [ Russell  Jul 03, 2014 ]
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your phone. They will be able to pull up your model and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Greg  Jul 03, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    will i be able to use my steering wheel radio controls with this unit?
    [ john  May 18, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  May 18, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can iphone/ipod be played directly through USB port or only with AUX jack? Also, when using flash drive on USB is there any way to navigate folders/albums?
    [ Mike  Apr 17, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Radio works great, fit was perfect. I play my iPod through usb in front panel because it also charges iPod. Can't help you with flash drive because I never use one. Regards, Bob Y
    [ Robert  Apr 19, 2014 ]
    A
    I don't use ipod/iphone but according to the owners manual yes you can plug both into the usb input, flash drive you can turn bottom knob to next or previous song, it also shows album, artist and name of song, it will also set to play randomly, plays MP3 or WMA files, hope this helps.
    [ JEFF  Apr 19, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, I play my ipod through the USB
    [ LAWRENCE  Apr 18, 2014 ]
    Q
    Will the screen revert to a clock display ( if it has one? ) after tuning ?
    [ Frank  Jan 14, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    A
    You have to manually go to clock display.
    [ DONALD W  Oct 03, 2015 ]
    A
    It should.
    [ Vincent  Apr 09, 2014 ]
    A
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    [ Jeff  Jan 15, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    It is not clear if this radio is compatible with the Infinity sound system in the 1996 Town and Country. Can you verify. Will the connector work?
    [ Paul  Jan 11, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes it will work with Infinity system.
    [ Vincent  Apr 09, 2014 ]
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Jeff  Jan 12, 2014 ]  Staff
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