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 -- August 3, 2015:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!
The shop was CLOSED for a week in July. ALL the radios that arrived before then are finished and shipped. But a LOT have come in recently! Some followed the instructions on the Shipping Page, many did not. Guess which ones are being serviced first? Our policy: those who follow directions won't have to wait while we deal with the others. Overall we're running about two weeks turnaround on conversions.
ANNOUNCING the FMC-1: This is the original Aurora car radio product, which we introduced on 2012. We dropped it in 2013 to satisfy demand for the newly-introduced FMR-1 Stereo. Now we're reintroducing the FMC-1, in limited numbers.
The FMC-1 is a tiny FM receiver designed to work inside an original AM car radio. The radio remains original, but this PCB provides amazing FM reception. We're doing these in limited numbers, so please contact us first.
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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