RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

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RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

Postby Bettythemoggie » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:21 pm

Hi,

Can anyone advise on where I might obtain a retro looking radio/cd player for my Morris Minor 1955, negative earth please. Thank you

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Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

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Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

Postby Bettythemoggie » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:26 pm

Thank you very much, i will take a look

Lovely looking kit but, i was hoping for a UK based Company. Thank you anyway.

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Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

Postby Steve Phillips » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:54 pm

If you Google retro car radio or vintage car radio you will find,

Amazon.co.uk, yup they sell car radios as well as everything else,

EBay.co.uk,

Classiccarstereo.co.uk

Raysmith.co.uk

Retrocarstuff.com

Tadpoleradios.co.uk,

And lots more, all UK based.
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Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

Postby panky » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:03 pm

I've just bought one of these for the Mini. Cheap as chips but they get some good reviews, no CD but has the option of USB drive, SD card or external MP3 or the like. Not fitted mine yet so can't confirm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Car- ... 2749.l2649
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Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

Postby les » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:48 pm

True retro type radios with a cd and separate volume/tuning knobs might be few and far between. I recently got rid of a modern unit that I found too clever for its own good, well at least for my liking. I had an old radio which was my preference but found it was not working. So got the next best thing, a much more user friendly unit than my original, it has a cd facility but it looked reasonably normal, without gimmicks which seem obligatory now. Not sure if you can by new now but here’s a picture. It has presets, volume up/down and seek buttons.
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Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

Postby Bettythemoggie » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:42 pm

Steve Phillips wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:54 pm
If you Google retro car radio or vintage car radio you will find,

Amazon.co.uk, yup they sell car radios as well as everything else,

EBay.co.uk,

Classiccarstereo.co.uk

Raysmith.co.uk

Retrocarstuff.com

Tadpoleradios.co.uk,

And lots more, all UK based.
Have looked at some of those but there are quite a few more I can have a look at. Thank you

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Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

Postby Bettythemoggie » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:47 pm

That's the sort I am after Les. I don't want an all singing, dancing , do the dishes etc as I just don't understand it all. Just want something I can turn the knob, put my CD in and away I go. Went to Halfords today, surprised at how few they have in there. Back in the day, they had rows and rows of them. A sign of the times I supposed.

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Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

Postby Blaketon » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:30 am

I fitted one of these to one of the cars. Instead of cassettes or CD, it uses a USB. It is very compact. - https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/retrosoun ... 53024.html . Is been in there since 2013 and has proved reliable, albeit with limited use. For some reason, I can't upload a photo.

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Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

Postby Bettythemoggie » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:35 pm

Thank you Blaketon, I will take at look.

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Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

Postby moggiethouable » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:04 pm

:D Surely you mean radio cassette player ? :D
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Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

Postby kbonney88 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:30 pm

panky wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:03 pm
I've just bought one of these for the Mini. Cheap as chips but they get some good reviews, no CD but has the option of USB drive, SD card or external MP3 or the like. Not fitted mine yet so can't confirm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Car- ... 2749.l2649
I also bought one of those a few weeks ago for one of our MM's..

will be fitting it in the next few weeks.. fingers crossed it does the job.. :)

Kev

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Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

Postby jagnut66 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:10 pm

Hi,
Here's a UK based eBay link to the retro radio with hidden CD player that 'Bufferzone' provided the US link to above.
I have to say I like this, so will probably go for one, unfortunately the radio fitting stage may be a while off yet....... :(
Best wishes,
Mike.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-Car- ... XQCtlRQxB3
1954 Series 2 on axle stands needing more welding......

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Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

Postby les » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:07 pm

Styled on an American juke box by the looks of it ! :o


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Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

Postby panky » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:38 pm

kbonney88 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:30 pm
panky wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:03 pm
I've just bought one of these for the Mini. Cheap as chips but they get some good reviews, no CD but has the option of USB drive, SD card or external MP3 or the like. Not fitted mine yet so can't confirm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Car- ... 2749.l2649
I also bought one of those a few weeks ago for one of our MM's..

will be fitting it in the next few weeks.. fingers crossed it does the job.. :)

Kev
Fitted it last week. It went straight in and connected to the existing wiring easily (generic modern multi-plug) , you do get a plug and instructions on how to wire it without the multi-plug, but that's about as far as the instructions go. There's nothing to tell you how to pre-set the radio station, how to navigate through the USB or MP3 connections or even how to set the clock but it works great once you've figured it out (fixed the clock but still relying on scrolling through the stations though). I'll keep on playing and I'm sure I'll discover it's many secrets.
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