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RetroSound New York M4HD Digital media receiver for select GM, Chrysler, Ford/Mercury, and Jeep vehicles with 1.5-DIN dash openings (does not play discs)

Item # 068NYM4

RetroSound's New York M4HD digital media receiver brings back the look of yesteryear for a variety of Chevy, GMC,...

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About the RetroSound New York M4HD

Dave Delamere

Wanna replace that vintage radio?

RetroSound's New York M4HD digital media receiver brings back the look of yesteryear for a variety of Chevy, GMC, Ford, Mercury, Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, and Jeep vehicles. This specially sized 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®/iPhone® interface, built-in Bluetooth® connectivity, dual USB ports, and two auxiliary inputs for your portable devices.

Wanna replace that vintage radio?

RetroSound's New York M4HD digital media receiver brings back the look of yesteryear for a variety of Chevy, GMC, Ford, Mercury, Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, and Jeep vehicles. This specially sized 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®/iPhone® interface, built-in Bluetooth® connectivity, dual USB ports, and two auxiliary inputs for your portable devices.

A natural fit

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 "DIN-and-a-half" 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 New York M4HD receiver offers minimalist styling that's remarkably era-appropriate, with a black plastic face and actual control knobs, so it blends right into any dash. The adjustable color illumination and backlighting (32,000 choices to be exact) enhance the look, too. This New York M4HD also includes a muscular 4-channel amplifier to power your front and rear speakers, plus 6-channel preamp outputs that will come in handy when you decide to add amplifiers to your system.

Modern amenities

You can talk hands-free or stream audio programming to the receiver with your smartphone, and you can connect your iPhone or USB thumb drive to the two rear USB ports. You'll find two auxiliary inputs on the rear of the receiver for other sources, like a portable audio player.

HD Radio

Enjoy your radio faves

You can stream your favorite music apps using the built-in Bluetooth. And if you're looking for radio stations that won't fade away when you drive out of town, add a SiriusXM tuner to this RetroSound to enjoy satellite radio's deep programming from coast to coast. The New York M4HD also lets you enjoy HD Radio® from participating stations, so you'll hear FM that's close to CD quality or AM that comes in clear and static-free. And most participating stations send out secondary programming, giving you more choices when you're in the mood for radio. And if you're not in an area with HD Radio stations, don't worry — this radio's sensitive tuner picks up local analog stations like a pro.

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.

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.

Note: This digital media receiver will not play discs.


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • 1.5-DIN (3" tall) digital media receiver (does not play CDs)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • plays MP3 and WMA music files from external sources (no internal CD player)
    • LCD display with 32,000 backlight color choices
    Audio Features:
    • AM/FM tuner with 18 FM/12 AM presets and RDS
    • 3 EQ presets plus user-controlled bass/treble adjustment
    • subwoofer crossover and level controls
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • iPod/iPhone direct control and charging via USB input
    • inputs: dual rear auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2.85-volt front, rear, and subwoofer)
    Other Features and Specs:
    • built-in amplifier (25 watts RMS/45 peak x 4 channels)
    • warranty: 2 years
    • MFR # NY-M4

    What's in the box:

    • 1.5-DIN digital media receiver (M4HD body)
    • Main harness
    • Power/ground harness
    • Speaker harness
    • Microphone w/ integrated bracket (attached 8' cable terminated by a mono-male 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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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Mini (rear) x 2
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Rear (2)
    USB Port Power 2.1A
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control N
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio Y
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 3Gen and newer
    Touch 2Gen and newer
    iPhone 3G and newer
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 25 watts
    Peak Output 45 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth Not givenHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2.85 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Screen Type ---
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color N/A
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    FM Sensitivity 12.5 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA, FLAC
    High-res Playback N

    Product Research

    Installation & Display Features
    Built-In Bluetooth
    USB/iPhone/Aux Integration
    HD Radio + SiriusXM Ready
    Audio Section

    Installation & Display Features

    1.5-DIN Compatible: The RetroSound New York (M4HD) 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 New York closely mimics the original radio for an attractive factory-like look.

    Variable-Color LCD: The RetroSound New York (M4HD) 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 from High, Medium, or Low. The LCD will display clock, audio settings, tuner stations, and song/artist information from USB and iPod/iPhone devices.

    Built-In Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The RetroSound New York (M4HD) is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 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. The New York (M4HD) is compatible with most Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, including the Apple iPhone & Android smartphones.

    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 New York (M4HD).

    Pairing: Before using your Bluetooth enabled device, it must be paired to the New York (M4HD). 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.

    Hands-Free Communication (HFP): The New York (M4HD) 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 (AD2P/AVRCP): The New York (M4HD) 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.

    USB/iPhone/Aux Integration

    Dual USB Ports: The RetroSound New York (M4HD) features two USB (type-A) ports connected to its rear chassis by a 20" pigtail. The USB ports enable connection of  portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) devices; such as a portable digital audio player or USB thumbdrive. Once you've connected your compatible USB device, the New York (M4HD) will find your songs instantly and automatically start playing them. 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).

    • Controls: 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.
    • Display: The New York (M4HD) also supports ID3-tags/WMA-tags for song/artist information. 
    • Charging: USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the receiver's USB port (max. 2.1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
    • Not compatible with Android mobile devices.
    • You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub or Multi-Card Reader to this unit.

    iPod/iPhone Direct Connect: Either rear-panel 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 New York (M4HD) supports audio playback of stored music or music apps, music navigation, information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhone models.

    • 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 playback modes (all/track). Most iPod/iPhone device's clickwheel or touchscreen will be locked during connection (Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked).
    • Display: The New York (M4HD) 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.
    • Charging: The unit's USB connection provides 2.1A 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: The New York (M2A) supports select 30-pin and Lightning-connector iPod and iPhone models (not compatible with iPad).

    • Full Size: Classic (all generations)
    • Nano: 3rd Generation and newer
    • Touch: 2nd Generation and newer
    • iPhone: 3G and newer
    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.

    Dual Auxiliary Inputs: The in-dash 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.

    HD Radio + SiriusXM Ready

    HD Radio: The Retrosound digital media receiver features a built-in HD Radio, plus an RDS AM/FM tuner. HD Radio technology gives you access to crystal clear HD Radio broadcasing in your area. HD Radio and the 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.

    SiriusXM Ready: The New York (M4HD) is SiriusXM-Ready and connects to the SiriusXM SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300, sold separately). The SXV300 plugs directly into the New York (M4HD) without the need for special adapters or cables. A SiriusXM subscription is also required. The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription. Check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here.

    • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
    • Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, and Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's display
    • Up to 15 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.
    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The New York (M4HD) is equipped with a 25 watts x 4-channel (RMS)/45 watts x 4-channel (Peak) MOSFET 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 New York (M4HD) 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 New York (M4HD) 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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    Do you have one that would fit a 1986 pontiac parisienne?
    marcos  Oct 17, 2023
    1 answer
    We show that this RetroSound New York M4HD is a good choice for your Pontiac if it came with a factory radio originally, Marcos. It appears you will need to use your factory radio mounting brackets, and we do have a harness that matches your wiring! Crutchfield MasterSheet installation instructions are not available for this year and model vehicle. You will receive instructions published by Scosche, a manufacturer of car audio installation kits and accessories. The link below has the Metra 70-1677-1 harness that you will get for free with radio purchase!
    bo  Oct 17, 2023 (Staff)
    Can I get it android compatible instead of iPhone?
    james  Apr 24, 2023
    1 answer
    RetroSound does not currently produce an option that favors Android. However, this model does still support Android via Bluetooth for audio streaming and hands-free calling.
    zachary  Apr 24, 2023 (Staff)
    Can I get a silver faceplate / bezel for the RetroSound New York M4HD?
    jackson  Mar 07, 2023
    1 answer
    Greetings Jackson, and thank you for your question. The Retrosound New York is only available with a black faceplate.
    hogan  Mar 07, 2023 (Staff)
    can I plug my separate cd player, installed in the dash, into the Retrosound New York M4 unit?
    tricia  Oct 03, 2020
    1 answer
    It sounds like you have a factory installed CD player/changer in the dash that is separate from the stock radio. If that is correct, then it will no longer work. If that is not correct about the CD player, then I recommend contacting an advisor using 1-800-324-9695 to discuss it and check
    jason  Oct 24, 2020 (Staff)

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