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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old May 8th, 17, 8:17 AM Thread Starter
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1964 El Camino Stereo Install

Recently, I replaced my original radio with one of the well advertised AM/FM/USB units. Turned out to be a very low quality piece of Chinese made garbage. Nothing but trouble. My question is: Is there a quality, trouble free, unit available that you guys out there are using? Must have 4 channel RCA outputs as I will be using a Boss Amp. All input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old May 8th, 17, 11:09 AM
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Re: 1964 El Camino Stereo Install

I have a retro sound that is good.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old May 8th, 17, 12:29 PM
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Very happy with what I just installed but it only has one set of RCA outs. See thread on 1969 Chevelle radio...the company should make a replacement for your factory radio but the features will likely be exactly like the one I bought.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old May 8th, 17, 6:22 PM
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Re: 1964 El Camino Stereo Install

What brand unit did you buy?

Your just jealous because you can't hear the voices!

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old May 9th, 17, 9:34 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1964 El Camino Stereo Install

It's the Custom Autosound USA-630
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old May 9th, 17, 9:39 AM
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Re: 1964 El Camino Stereo Install

FWIW...took $20 and went to wal mart. they sell a nice dual brand usb / blue tooth /fm radio for that price that is very nice. kept my oe am radio in the dash and mounted the new radio in the top of my glove box. bought a repeater ($20) so the remote supplied with the new radio works without opening the glove box door. $65 for two pioneer 6x9s and $7.88 for two small tweeters to mount up front. sound is incredible and the blue tooth works great.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old May 9th, 17, 11:29 AM
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Re: 1964 El Camino Stereo Install

I've installed that model in a few cars, has a 75w/channel amp. Why would you buy that one to run an external amp? What issues are you having with it?

Your just jealous because you can't hear the voices!

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Re: 1964 El Camino Stereo Install

Go with one of the higher end Pioneer head units.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old May 9th, 17, 6:37 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1964 El Camino Stereo Install

The only problem I'm having now is alternator whine that I have tried everything known to man to get rid of including winding coils of wire around ferrite cores and inserting them in the 12 volt and memory leads going into the head unit. I have some ground lood isolators coming, I doubt that they will help. I'm wondering if there is anything I could install at the output of the alternator, capacitor, choke, etc.?? The alternator is and old GM 10S1, probably from the 70's. Maybe a new one would be in order. Thanks for the posts, Clyde
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