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Old 03-02-2021, 10:28 PM   #26
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Re: RetroSound Radio

update on the Retrosound Radio

done this a couple times where it wouldnt turn off or change anything,
had to pull fuse to make it reset, one nite shut truck off and must of been between songs, stayed on, battery was dead next morning

Already called retrosound, going to double check the install with my Radio Guy and make sure everything is good

Then ill call Crutchfield and see what the process is, My guess is the radio will be going back
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:02 AM   #27
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Re: RetroSound Radio

Morning All

had some time yesterday and checked all my connections
everything was good

last nite while driving home listening to the radio, it suddenly went dead

its coming out today and going somewhere

would i recommend this radio, maybe, it all depends on what happens today
also you have to figure downtime on messing with it so much, might try to upgrade on their dime

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Old 03-04-2021, 09:07 AM   #28
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Re: RetroSound Radio

That is a bit of bad luck. One of the reasons why I fussed so much on my options for a radio. At the end of the day I read more negative reviews about RetroSound than I did about Custom AutoSound.
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Old 03-04-2021, 06:34 PM   #29
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Re: RetroSound Radio

Hey Richard

if you dont mind me asking, how much did your radio cost and did you order direct, the website says no sell to the public

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Old 03-04-2021, 06:47 PM   #30
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Re: RetroSound Radio

I bought from Gary Tayman, http://www.garytayman.com/

I was first talking to him about having my GM AM Radio Retrofitted. The because of the time delay / cost - I decided to just buy the Custom AutoSound Slider radio / speakers from him.

The Slider radio is 289.95 but that is without the BlueTooth add-on external module. The USA-740 has it all but the Slider is more "stock looking".
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Old 03-04-2021, 06:47 PM   #31
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Re: RetroSound Radio

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Hey Richard

if you dont mind me asking, how much did your radio cost and did you order direct, the website says no sell to the public

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I got mine from Crutchfield in 2019.

Hermosa radio $299.99
Includes choice of knobs and bezel.
Free shipping

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_068HRM...e-buttons.html

They have a 60-day money back guarantee. I've been dealing with them since the late 1970s. Bought several car stereos, speakers, amps, and a TV and home audio stuff from them. Great company!
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:57 PM   #32
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Re: RetroSound Radio

Talked to Crutchfield rep tonite and got a shipping label and the return instructions

now i agree the radio has to go back, but the rep i talked to stated i would have to cut the wiring i just installed or might cause a delay in the exchange

the power connector and speaker connector that stays in the vehicle when the radio is removed

thinking about it overnite

might just call back to verify wiring cut tomorrow, if so, might just request full refund and go somewhere else

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Old 03-13-2021, 10:25 PM   #33
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Re: RetroSound Radio Update 3/13/21

Good Evening

The CrutchField crew are all great to deal with and talk too, very customer oriented
if i ever need anything else that i can get thru CrutchField, they will be at the top of my list


Retrosound not so much

Thank You to everyone here
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Old 04-07-2021, 09:47 PM   #34
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Re: RetroSound Radio

How is the replacement Retrosound radio working out for you?
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:09 AM   #35
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FWIW, I put a top of the line Retrosound radio in my '52 truck and a few years later it has issues. The control knobs are virtually unusable as the slightest movement causes the function/selection to go wild. Plus, it is impossible to recall how to use the headunit on a truck that only gets driven maybe once every other month. In other words, it is far too complicated.
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Old 04-08-2021, 10:02 AM   #36
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My Retrosound on Bluetooth will play the first song of my playlist for about 20 seconds and then it starts spinning through the playlist so fast and never lands on a song. Not sure what is going on with it. Haven't had time to troubleshoot it but I hope it doesn't have to come out of the dash.
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Old Yesterday, 10:56 AM   #37
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Turns out the speed scroll through the playlist was not the Retrosound but something to do with the BT, iPhone, or Spotify. I shut down all three, reconnected the BT and it works. Technology...
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