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RetroSound Laguna AM/FM receiver with aux input for classic cars — does not play CDs (Chrome buttons)

Item # 068LAGUNAC

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About the RetroSound Laguna

Dave Delamere

Make your vintage vehicle more modern

Let's set the scene. It's a gorgeous day, and you want to cruise around in your vintage ride. What would hold you back? Your vintage ride may still have a vintage radio that's showing its age. That's where the RetroSound Laguna comes in. This ingenious radio fits a wide variety of classic cars and trucks, thanks to RetroSound's patented "InfiniMount" adjustable shaft/bracket system. You can even install the Laguna 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. 

Make your vintage vehicle more modern

Let's set the scene. It's a gorgeous day, and you want to cruise around in your vintage ride. What would hold you back? Your vintage ride may still have a vintage radio that's showing its age. That's where the RetroSound Laguna comes in. This ingenious radio fits a wide variety of classic cars and trucks, thanks to RetroSound's patented "InfiniMount" adjustable shaft/bracket system. You can even install the Laguna 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 Laguna 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.

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 the Laguna 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.


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • AM/FM receiver designed for classic cars (no built-in CD player)
    • built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS/40 watts peak x 4 channels)
    • rear-mounted aux input for smartphones, satellite radios, portable music players, and other devices
    • InfiniMount shaft/bracket system fits a variety of vintage car dash openings
    Other Info:
    • AM/FM tuner with 18 FM/12 AM presets
    • 3 EQ presets plus user-controlled bass, treble, fader, and balance
    • separate power antenna and amplifier turn-on leads
    • selectable USA/EU/Japan/AUS/RUS tuner frequencies
    • warranty: 1 year
    • MFR # Laguna C

    What's in the box:

    • Shaft-style radio (M1 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
    • 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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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Mini (rear)
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input No
    USB Port Power 0
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control N
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot N
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone No
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 18 watts
    Peak Output 45 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth Not givenHz
    Preamp Outputs None
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage N/A
    Screen Size ---
    Screen Type ---
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color N/A
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 12.5 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback N/A
    High-res Playback N
    The RetroSound Laguna replaces these items:

    Product Research

    Shaft-Style Radio
    Built-in Tuner & Aux Input
    Audio Section

    Shaft-Style Radio

    Infinimount Shaft/Bracket System: The Infinimount Shaft/Bracket System allows you to mount the Laguna 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 Laguna. 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 Laguna does not come with a faceplate or knobs. A universal mounting plate or vehicle specific faceplate and knob set will be needed for installation.

    LCD Display: The RetroSound Laguna 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, tuner, and song/artist information. The color illumination of the LCD can be switched to either white or green.

    Built-in Tuner & Aux Input

    AM/FM Tuner: The Laguna 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.

    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 Laguna is equipped with a 18 watts x 4-channel RMS/45 watts x 4-channel Peak amplifier.

    Preset EQ + Bass & Treble: The Laguna 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 Laguna 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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    23 questions already asked

    1980 MGB. Easy fit into factory dash opening? Wiring for power and speakers-easy to connect ?
    craig  Nov 30, 2020
    2 answers
    It fit into the dash okay, but I wouldn't buy it again. The sound is very cheap!
    duane  Nov 30, 2020
    Yes. Was very easy and the options and directions were spot on. Was expecting trouble but had absolutely none.
    mark  Nov 30, 2020
    What is needed to connect to the auxiliary input? What type product can you plug into the auxiliary? Thanks In Advance.
    david  Mar 26, 2020
    2 answers
    I use it to plug an auxiliary cable in so I can use my phone to play music.
    brian  Mar 26, 2020
    It has a 1/4" audio jack input (so you can plug that into an android phone or an iPhone using with the 1/4" to "apple input" adaptor. Only catch is this is in the back of the stereo, so you have to route a cable through the console and out to an accessible location (most aux input jacks are located on the front of stereos)
    john  Mar 26, 2020
    Put power 2 the yellow & red wires & grounded the black . the radio did not turn on. Wy not?
    loony tunes  Jan 06, 2020
    1 answer
    You have a red and yellow one is for a continuing hot wire and the other is only hot when the switch turn on check those connections don't remember which one is which
    robert  Jan 06, 2020
    I only have front speaker will this work with the radio ?
    roger  Nov 27, 2019
    2 answers
    This radio has separate leads for the front speakers and also for the back speakers. I hooked up the back speakers only at first and it worked fine. I did add the front speakers later after I received them to get a better surround sound.
    glen  Nov 27, 2019
    If you have front speakers (2) right and left with 1 + and 1 - wire you will have true stereo . If you only have a single speaker (mono, non stereo) you may have an issue , if the mono speaker has 2 wires 1+ &1- you will only have 1 channel . It will sound funny as modern music is recorded in stereo . Hope this helps
    steve  Nov 27, 2019
    this radio does not show up as fitting an Alfa Romeo GTV-6, but it looks like it should do the job. is there any reason why there should be any fit issues?
    richard  Jan 07, 2018
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss vehicle-specific compatibility in more detail. They can give you more insight about fitment and/or installation in your Alfa Romeo model. Thanks!
    david  Jan 16, 2018 (Staff)
    How is the sound from the aux input? Too many radios sound like crap if coming from the aux input.
    plays-c-bricks  Aug 22, 2017
    2 answers
    The six input sound great.
    david  Aug 26, 2017
    It actually sounds very good. Just adjust your volume on your device, and it will be clear.
    george  Aug 23, 2017
    I have a 66 Lincoln convertible. Does this radio have the same connections as the current AM Radio already in the car, for an easy replacement? Or do I have to go retro fit it in...I would presume it fits perfectly in the dash as it says it does. Thanks.
    gary  Sep 22, 2020
    2 answers
    I looked up your dash configuration and it should fit your dash easily.. You will need a wiring kit to hook it up but its a breeze. Antenna, power, ground and speakers.
    robert  Sep 24, 2020
    Hi, it fit good. It isn't plug and play. You will have to tag your wires so you can attach them to the new unit.
    kenneth  Sep 22, 2020
    Changing stations will not stop cycling?
    edward  Jul 30, 2020
    1 answer
    It sounds like the seek function is stuck. Have you tried turning the knobs each way to check to see if they are bound or stuck?
    steve  Jul 31, 2020
    Retrosound Laguana: What is available from Crutchfield for providing an accessible plug in point for the auxiliary input that's located on the rear of the receiver?
    steve  Apr 18, 2020
    1 answer
    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.
    thomas  May 06, 2020 (Staff)
    Do I need an amplifier if I'm installing this into a vw bus?
    robert  Mar 01, 2020
    3 answers
    Only if you are putting in a subwoofer. Its got plenty of power for normal speakers
    robert  Mar 04, 2020
    no this radio will work just fine
    kris  Mar 02, 2020
    No but mine died already
    pamela  Mar 01, 2020
    Do I need an amplifier for this model if Iâ??m putting it into a vw bus?
    robert  Feb 29, 2020
    2 answers
    I would utilize a amplifier
    bryant  Feb 29, 2020
    You can get by without one. I get great sound in an open air, convertible '70 Jeep von at highway speed...But, you might want one in the back given the size of the bus.
    anthony  Feb 29, 2020
    Will this fit a 1983 Toyota SR5 without a dash kit?
    vlopez  Dec 05, 2019
    1 answer
    Hi Victor, thank you for your question. We do refer more in-depth RetroSound questions directly to RetroSound. They will have more information in their database regarding fitment for your Toyota, and will be bet suited to answer your question, and ensure that your installation will go smoothly. You may reach out them at 888-325-1555.
    jessica  Dec 19, 2019 (Staff)
    Will this hook up to a subwoofer?
    travis k.  May 04, 2019
    2 answers
    Sorry but I don't have a clue
    russ  May 14, 2019
    Sorry, no. You'll need an AMP. Subs are only used to piss other people off anyway. A true music lover doesn't need to rattle other peoples windows.
    george  May 14, 2019
    my existing radio opening is 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 and my knobs are 5 inches apart. will this thing work for these dimensions?
    everett  Nov 03, 2018
    4 answers
    the radio opening is pretty standard, and the knobs are adjustable, which make it a pretty simple install. I do suggest using a support bracket for the rear of the radio for vibration support.
    stephen  Nov 21, 2018
    The Dimensions of the radio face is 3 1/2" X 1 /2". The knob shafts can adjust to almost any length. This radio should fit your installation with little or no trimming. I've got this radio in my 1966 Chevy pickup. It woks GREAT !!!!!
    stephen  Nov 11, 2018
    Honestly haven't put it in yet, got side tracked. I do know the knobs seem to have a lot of flexibility as to where you can locate. Sorry I can't be more help
    shawn  Nov 09, 2018
    The knobs are separate from the unit they can mount anywhere pretty unique method they use
    richard  Nov 09, 2018
    Does this radio have bluetooth ?
    theresa  Aug 18, 2018
    5 answers
    No, you'll have to spend around $350 to get that option
    stephen  Aug 19, 2018
    No. It has a 3.5mm audio jack for the AUX input
    raul v.  Aug 18, 2018
    No it doesn't. On Crutchfields website you can enter the features you would like and iit will display radios that have those features
    richard  Aug 18, 2018
    They have a model that does but mine, and if this is the exact same one, doesn't. It does have an auxillary Port for a cord however
    shawn  Aug 18, 2018
    The radio I bought has Bluetooth. For the dollar one of the best retro sound systems I have purchased.
    john  Aug 18, 2018
    Are the knobs on this plastic or metal? I'm replacing one from a different manufacturer and the knobs on it feel super cheap.
    andy  Sep 23, 2017
    5 answers
    They were good quality plastic, not what I would consider a lightweight cheap design
    john  Aug 18, 2018
    The knobs I received (for a 1966 Chevy C10 truck) were metal. BUT, Retrosound offers different style knobs based on your application needs. My suggestion is to contact Retrosound for further information.
    stephen  Sep 26, 2017
    I haven't installed but went and looked. They are plastic but seen to be a more "solid" plastic. Hope that helps.
    shawn  Sep 25, 2017
    You can order whatever knobs you want at Retrosound. Buy the piece from Crutchfielf, ask them if they have a selection of knobs you can choose from, and if not, buy the knobs directly from the manufacturer. From my knowledge, the knobs I bought are metal, but some maybe plastic, but I do not know for certain.
    raymand  Sep 24, 2017
    The knobs I received are plastic, look good like original. I believe there is a choice of knobs to match your application when you order
    richard  Sep 23, 2017
    Does this have rca outputs in this unit? Doesn't clarify.
    trent  Aug 08, 2017
    4 answers
    I don't remember
    john  Aug 18, 2018
    ann  Aug 13, 2017
    No, it does not. It does have a aux input jack for a MP3 player, IPod, IPhone or satellite radio
    stephen  Aug 11, 2017
    no it does not have rca outputs. It just has a small 3.5mm audio input jack
    raul v.  Aug 08, 2017
    What component speaker system would be a good match for this?
    garrett thomas  May 16, 2017
    1 answer
    This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on 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 what works best for your vehicle and what you will need for an installation.
    kenneth  May 16, 2017 (Staff)

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