Collector Car Audio
Auto Radio, Auto Audio, for antique and vintage vehicles!
So you own a classic car -- good for you! Whether you go original, resto-mod, or custom, you'll certainly want to do something with the radio. What are your plans? Hopefully, after spending thousands for perfect paint and interior, you're not going to settle for hacking the dash or stuffing a cheap stereo in the glove compartment -- there's a better way!
We have SEVERAL solutions to choose from, for every vehicle and every budget, that LOOK GOOD and SOUND GREAT, while maintaining that classic look and feel!
NEWS -- December 2, 2013: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas season, and all that jazz . . .
We closed the shop last week to celebrate Thanksgiving with family in the north Georgia mountains. We did not have e-mail access much of the time, but when we did -- holy mackerel -- I've never seen such panic!
Last spring we introduced the FMR-1 Stereo Receiver for converting an original car radio to modern stereo. The performance is far superior to the other products out there, and customers have been finding that out firsthand. The result is more radios than ever! We're doing our absolute best to keep turning these radios around quickly, but the heavy volume is making it difficult. Please be patient!
Currently we're running about 30 days, but with a few notes. Cadillacs and Lincolns take longer than Fords and Chevys. Shipping damage causes delays -- and no, we won't waste precious time filling out damage claims for radios that were improperly packed to begin with. Please include complete information -- write legibly. Missing payment information, special instructions not discussed prior, or the words "Please call", can cause delays. Remember with this volume, phone calls to 20 people means everything waits another day. Take a few extra steps to make sure it's right, and we'll take care of your radio as quickly as we can.
Lincoln Mark II owners: Several of you are waiting for news, and four of these radios are sitting here with customers wondering when. This model requires a driver circuit for the synchronous motor, and that driver is still in the design stages. We've been told "a couple weeks" but that means little. Rest assured -- Aurora WILL NOT release a product before it's perfected. The first FMR-1 was better than the competition but not perfect; it was scrapped and redesigned. Same with the HPC. I can't give you a release date with certainty, but I CAN assure you the product will be worth waiting for. When we have news we will announce it here. UPDATE: 12/3/13 -- This driver has been released and a few will be ready within days. More will be available soon.
Repairs -- these have been suspended due to the volume of FMR-1's. If you send them in, and a few have, prepare to wait an eternity. We have no ETA on them. If you need a radio repaired (including the FMC-1 Adapter), give us a call. We're friends with other dealers and we can refer you to someone who can get you taken care of.
We are the premier dealer for Aurora Design products!
Beware -- not all stereo conversions are the same! Dissatisfied with the products already on the market, we worked with Aurora to develop something better. The result is a product line that's SO FAR SUPERIOR it's got the competition in a tailspin! CLICK HERE for a short history of how these products came to be.
Designed AND BUILT in Detroit USA, these products are built to the same high standards (in the same plants) as the components in your modern car. No "hobby grade" materials here! To you this means it performs as it's SUPPOSED to perform, and keeps on doing it for years to come in spite of Arctic blizzards in Alaska and blistering heat of Death Valley. These products are fully protected against reverse voltage, overvoltage, speaker shorts, and any other form of abuse that one might care to give it. No other comparable product can truthfully make that claim!
FMR-1 receiver PCB -- THIS IS THE PRODUCT THAT HAS THE COMPETITION IN A PANIC!! If you're familiar with the "other" stereo conversion PCB, compare it with this one -- you'll be astounded! Better reception, more features, no funny bugs or idiosyncrasies -- your radio will have a refined "feel" to it. Whether you send your radio to us or elsewhere, insist on the Aurora FMR-1. Don't make an expensive mistake!
This product is installed in your ORIGINAL radio! Unlike those expensive "repro radios", your radio will not only look, but FEEL original! No chintzy motor-driven dial pointers; your tuning knob, pushbuttons, Rotomatic, Wonderbar, Town & Country, or other mechanism will operate just like it did before, in FM mode as well as AM. The radio looks and operates the same (with a few enhancements) but has FM Stereo, and vastly improved sound quality. Put modern sound in your car without compromising the appearance of the dash!
NEW! FMR-1 Receiver PCB for stereo conversion!
NOTE: We previously announced two power boosters about to be released. It turns out the final product is a single booster, the HPC, It offers 64 to 96 watts, depending on the voltage/polarity rating of the vehicle. Price is $100. Compare with other boosters offering less than half this power!
BT-1 Bluetooth Adapter -- Fully integrated into the radio; listen to music or make hands-free calls from your smartphone.
Line Outputs Option -- provides line outputs, 4 channels plus mono subwoofer.
FMR-HV1 -- for early signal-seeker radios; provides adequate voltage, does not interfere with reception.
New! HPC-1 -- High-Current voltage booster -- the best there is! Offers 64w (6v+gnd) or 96w (6v-gnd or 12v+gnd).
Motor Driver -- To be announced, in the works. For certain 1956-7 Lincoln/Mercury Bendix Town & Country radios.
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MOSFET Vibrators by IECORP: The MOSFET Vibrator web page is finished. Unlike other suppliers who only offer a few basic types, these MOSFET vibrators are available for ANY radio that uses one -- we've even filled orders for some 32 volt farm radios! Click here for a look.
Custom Autosound has a LOT of new products, as well as improvements to their existing lineup. Yes, we fully intend to update this website to reflect these new products, but in the meantime of you have questions we will answer as best we can.
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Pictures: 1964 Thunderbird Hardtop owned by Gary Tayman, owner. 1971 Chevelle owned by Connie Samuels, Sarasota.
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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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