Sound Solutions for Vintage cars
FM Stereo Audio Conversions
!!!!For Vintage Auto Radios!!!!
NOW up to 180 watts RMS!
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The original electronics are replaced with a new high power digital stereo receiver designed to work with the original mechanical tuner and controls. We can convert any analog radio, any year, any model, 6 or 12 volt. All original functions are fully operational, including Wonderbar, Town & Country, or other signal seeking tuners. Crystal controlled tuning eliminates drift. Where the radio did not originally have an AM/FM switch changing between AM and FM bands is done by turning the radio off and then back on again . The balance and fader controls are easily adjusted using a unique option that allows the tone control to be used for multiple functions on radios that did not originally have a balance or fader control. Pushbuttons can be set for AM or FM stations using the same method that was used originally.
All radios can be equipped with RCA inputs and the necessary control lines to plug into a CD player, XM tuner, Ipod, MP3 player etc at no extra charge.
These sets can be programmed for North American or European channel spacing! They can also be configured to use the original (100 ohm) faders if available.
High output speakers are required to accomdate this audio system. Wood Radios will recommend speakers to accomodate this need.
12 Volt Systems
Radios can be configured for 2, or 4 speakers if powered from a 12 volt system. Cars with only one speaker location are set up to have stereo come from 2 smaller speakers set in the same original location. Excellent sound can be achieved this way and both of the FM stereo channels are recieved!!
The cost for these conversions on 12 VOLT NEGATIVE GROUND SYSTEMS is usually $425 to $465 CDN
Speakers are additional.
If your radio is a signal-seeker (Wonderbar, Town & Country, etc.), or has a built-in 8 track, email us to confirm costs. ( E-mail for Price )
6 Volt Systems
6 volt electrical systems cannot provide the full 180 watts RMS.
6 volt radios can only be converted with reduced audio specifications. They should not drive more than two speakers. If your radio will be operated on a 6 volt system pricing is slightly different. ( E-mail for Price )
To the left, is a 1955 Ford radio that has been converted to stereo. Notice that the appearance as viewed from the passenger compartment remains original, with all controls functioning as designed.
Inside the chassis, the tubes and transformers have been removed and replaced with our digital stereo receiver and 180 watt RMS 4 speaker amplifier.
The original antenna connection and all the up front controls are retained.
In this case, a tiny LED has been embedded in the dial background that indicates status by changing colors for various conditions. AM is red, FM is green. It also functions as a tuning indicator, changing from dim to bright when a station of sufficient strength is tuned in. The LED also changes from green to yellow when the receiver locks on an FM stereo station. If more speakers are added later, stereo operation will automatically be restored when the balance control is adjusted.
The original mounting is still in place so it goes back in the car the same way it came out. No mounting changes are ever needed because of these conversions!
Directions for hookup of your new AM/FM Stereo Conversion - when You are ready to install your Conversion