Collector Car Audio
Auto Radio, Auto Audio, for antique and vintage vehicles!
You own a classic vehicle. After spending considerable time and money, you're ready for a nice sound system. What do you choose?
Hacksaw your dash? Really? To fit a stereo that kills the car's appearance?
Stuff a stereo in the glove compartment where you can't reach it?
Settle for a tired or nonworking AM radio?
THERE'S A BETTER WAY!
GREAT options are available!
Conversion: If you're looking for the "Aurora FMR-1 Stereo Receiver", you've come to the right place -- WE INTRODUCED IT! See below for details of this fantastic new product. With a Stereo Conversion, we remove your radio's old components and replace them with a modern PCB. The radio looks AND FEELS original, but receives FM Stereo as well as AM, with greatly improved performance.
Replacement Stereo: The Custom Autosound in-dash stereos have come a long way lately. The SLIDEBAR Series (currently available only for certain models) look better than ever and are fully featured; the USA-630 is ideal for anyone who loves his car but cannot do without the digital features and connectivity of a modern car stereo. The USA-230 is a great looking, great performing basic stereo for those on a budget. All of these designed to fit most collector cars without modifying the dash in any way.
Totally Hidden Stereo: The Secretaudio Series by Custom Autosound offers what is essentially a completely hidden stereo. If your dashboard never had a radio, or if you prefer not to touch what's there, a Secretaudio Stereo mounts under the seat or in the trunk, and operates via wireless remote.
Of course we also carry innovative speakers designed to fit in older cars which simply weren't made for stereos.
Whether you're ready to buy, or simply looking at ideas, feel free to look around. Let us know if you have questions -- we'll answer them as best we can.
NEWS -- July 26, 2015:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!
The shop was CLOSED last week, as we were out of town. As you might imagine, beginning Friday the 17th and continuing the entire week, we had a tsunami of calls and e-mails informing us of radios on the way!
In spite of this, we fully intend to take care of as many customers as possible -- BUT -- I know exactly what's going to happen Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Yes, call after call after call asking if we've received a particular radio and exactly when will it be finished. Here are the answers:
We don't know specifically. it may take up to a few days just to get all the boxes open. We won't even get the mail till Monday afternoon.
Did you follow the instructions on the Shipping Page? If so, you're at the head of the line.
As promised earlier, we will try hard to take care of most, if not all, radios within 3 weeks of the date they arrived. However if the telephone comes alive with calls asking when, this will be the most significant cause of delay. Our first priority is to take care of these radios, so if the phone lines get too wild we may defer everyone to the answering machine.
ANNOUNCEMENT: We are REINTRODUCING the FMC-1 for the summer months. This is the original Aurora car radio product. RADIO STAYS ORIGINAL except for the addition of a tiny PCB, which makes it an AM/FM radio. FAR SUPERIOR in appearance and performance, compared to external FM tuners. Set buttons or use the seek bar for FM stations as well as AM. If originality is important to you, this PCB can be removed if desired (but who would want to?). Contact us for price and details.
Upgrade your radio with the FMR-1 Stereo Receiver by Aurora Design
We are the premier dealer for Aurora Design products!
Send us YOUR radio and we'll make it into a stereo! It looks like your original radio because it IS your original radio, upgraded with modern components to receive AM/FM Stereo! Listen to your favorite station, or listen to your OWN music using the audio input jack (included) or the optional USB port or fully-integrated Bluetooth Module.
Whether you choose us or another dealer, insist on Aurora products for your conversion. Don't make an expensive mistake!
CLICK HERE for a short history of how these products came about.
CLICK HERE to view photos of the very first FMR Receiver PCB, sitting in our shop.
New In-Dash Stereos
These stereos are fully-featured and look great in the dash! From basic to elaborate, Custom Autosound has a complete line of stereos to fit you your needs.
Secretaudio -- Remote-Controlled Hidden Stereo
For that street rod or custom, or basically any vehicle with no radio at all, these are COMPLETELY HIDDEN stereos with wireless remotes.
Several fantastic options to choose from!
MOSFET Vibrators by IECORP: Need a vibrator for your original radio? IECORP offers a new MOSFET design. Expected to outlast the original mechanical type many times over, these vibrators also have a clean output -- no need to replace the buffer, it can be removed entirely. Note that ANY type of vibrator can be replaced. Click here for a look.
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History Of Tayman Electrical Started around 1915 in Washington, DC as a side business wiring houses for electricity, William E. Tayman opened a store to sell electrical appliances. When radio came out he began selling Atwater Kent, Silver Marshall, and Crosley sets. Two generations later and 1,000 miles further south, grandson Gary Tayman now specializes in vintage car radios and custom stereos for classic vehicles.
Cool Links Links to favorite car- and radio-related web sites.
Personal Antique Radio Collection Gary Tayman has collected many vintage home radios over the years. While some are still future projects, many are totally rebuilt and are used daily! One cannot deny that the carved-wood art-deco styling, coupled with the warm glow of the tubes, provides a certain charm that simply cannot be duplicated by any of their modern counterparts.
Sarasota Radio Meet A local swap meet where old radios and parts are bought and sold.
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