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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 19, 2:41 PM
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Re: Car Stereo - What Do You Recommend?

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One of my top three! Did you get the 812201BT? That's what I'm looking at. I don't have an iPhone though. Works with Android, I assume. And can I hook at CD changer to it? I would like to hide one somewhere and I have a great 12 CD player left over from my days of driving a Caddy STS. Thanks so much!
Yes. It is a great unit. It is blue tooth, so, Android should work. The internal amp is also pretty good. Plenty strong for front speakers. I use a separate amp for the rear 6x9s and a JL Audio sealed powered subwoofer temporarily mounted in the trunk (removable) for lots of bass.

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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 19, 3:39 PM
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Re: Car Stereo - What Do You Recommend?

After having bad luck with "retro" units, I had the housing custom made to match chevelle interior. It mounts under the dash in the middle and it actually looks like it belongs. Haven't installed it yet. This way I can keep the original in the dash and don't have to butcher anything to install a aftermarket stereo within reach. Second picture is the same housing with gauges instead of stereo, mounted in my Cutlass.
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Re: Car Stereo - What Do You Recommend?

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After having bad luck with "retro" units, I had the housing custom made to match chevelle interior. It mounts under the dash in the middle and it actually looks like it belongs. Haven't installed it yet. This way I can keep the original in the dash and don't have to butcher anything to install a aftermarket stereo within reach. Second picture is the same housing with gauges instead of stereo, mounted in my Cutlass.
I like the housing. I'm trying to go back to a stock look in the dash with gauges. The previous owner has gauges mounted beneath the dash. I'm not a fan, but yours looks nice with the housing around it. I may not be able to talk my hubby into a complete rewire of the dash for OER gauges and clock. But, you can't blame a girl for trying! Thanks !!!
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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 19, 10:58 AM
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Re: Car Stereo - What Do You Recommend?

I've had a RetroSound unit in my 66 for a few years now and I love it. I bought it for the Bluetooth to make it convenient to listen to music through my phone. Obviously the digital display doesn't exactly look original, but most people don't even notice it unless they're in the car as a passenger. And it's actually funny to hear the reactions when I say my 66 has Bluetooth
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Re: Car Stereo - What Do You Recommend?

In the glove box. Used a TMC Customs bracket for perfect fit.

https://www.tmccustoms.com/page2
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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 19, 12:12 PM
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Re: Car Stereo - What Do You Recommend?

No radio for my 66. I use my cell phone and a Bluetooth speaker. I can stream anything I want to listen too.
No cutting the dash. No antenatal. No speakers cut in anything.
Pulled the stereo from my boat too.

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Re: Car Stereo - What Do You Recommend?

I had an old Rockford Fosgate amp sitting in my garage that I had not used for years. Tested it out, worked perfect. Wired it up in the trunk, and used one of these guys:

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_136911...gaAosREALw_wcB

I control it all from my phone, with nothing mounted up front or in the glove box.

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