Aurora FMR AM/FM Stereo Conversion

The Best Conversion There Is -- PERIOD!
Built by Automotive Engineers -- In Automotive Plants -- In Detroit

For three years, since its introduction, no product has come close to the performance of the FMR-1.

Until now.

Introducing the new FMR-2 Stereo Receiver!

The FMR-1 has been fantastic.  The FMR-2 is the same fantastic product, with a few refinements to better accommodate the new Bluetooth and USB options.

 Convert your original radio into a custom-built AM/FM stereo!

Aurora FMR-2     Aurora Stereo Conversion 

WATCH THE VIDEO -- Click on the photo below

Video depicts the FMR-1 -- applies to the FMR-2

FMR-1 Stereo


Aurora Design  THIS IS IT -- the revolution -- the Stereo heard 'round the world!
Tayman Electrical is the original dealer for Aurora Design Products
The FMR-1 has been an outstanding product -- and now has a super track record.  The FMR-2 will undoubtedly follow in its footsteps, same great performance but with enhancements to better support new technology such as Bluetooth 4.1 and new USB protocols.  We remain cutting edge, but will also continue to support every Aurora product that was made since the first prototype.  Other conversions, as well as the more expensive  "Repro" or "Dream" sets, pale in comparison.
The conversion looks like your original radio because it IS your original radio!  We use your set, with original controls and tuning mechanism, and replace the outdated technology with a modern PCB which is built to OEM standards -- in other words the same performance and reliability as factory components in new cars.  After three years such reliability has been proven!
EVERY FMR Conversion includes an audio input jack for playing accessories -- portable CD, MP3 player, or satellite receiver.  However options are available for Bluetooth and USB.  You can play music directly off the flash drive, make hands-free phone calls, or use the Voice Command to find your favorite song, locate the nearest coffee shop, or navigate you through the city.  All this in your antique vehicle!
The radio FEELS original as well, with a few enhancements.  If the radio is AM only, you can switch to FM and back by turning the radio off and immediately back on.  You can also adjust balance, fader, turn loudness contour on or off, and operate the optional USB and Bluetooth functions with the radio's original controls.  No reaching under the dash as with other products.
Is the original antenna compatible?  YES -- and the trimmer adjustment has been eliminated.  Power is connected through the ignition switch as before; there are no "memory" connections involved, as with many aftermarket stereos.  You can disconnect your car battery for the winter and your radio will retain its settings.  Speakers -- you WILL want to upgrade your speakers and wiring, as this stereo offers much more than the original radio could hope for -- 45 watts per speaker, up to 4 speakers.  We have speaker options available -- check this site or contact us.  If you wish to purchase speakers locally, most all modern car stereo speakers are compatible.
A note about LED indicators:  The PCB inside the radio has a tiny LED which is used for setup and diagnostics.  Aurora offers provision for a dial-mounted LED, but we do not install them for the simple reason it would compromise the original look of the radio.  In normal use it does nothing to enhance performance, so we keep them off so as to protect the original appearance.

" . . . thank you for all your quality work on my [Studebaker] radio, I have installed it and it sounds magnificent, bluetooth connectivity is fabulous as is the ipod/aux /usb ports . . ." -- Jeff, Australia

"The sound is amazing and I wanted to thank you for the awesome job you did." -- Mike, California

FMR-1 Instruction Manual And Specifications (PDF Format)
NOTE:  Depending on manufacture date, your PCB may not have every option described in this manual.
Accessory Manuals:
BT-1 Bluetooth
USB-1 USB/MP3 Adapter
BTU-1 Bluetooth AND USB
AAR conversions:  we no longer support them, but customers are still asking:  Instructions for AAR Conversions


FMR Accessories:

NEW! BT-2 Bluetooth Adapter:  Aurora BT-2  Bluetooth  This is a FULLY INTEGRATED, FCC CERTIFIED module that works seamlessly with the FMR-1 Stereo.  Voice Command lets you make hands-free calls, select music, or even get navigation without ever touching your phone or taking your eyes off the road!  NEW!  Supports Bluetooth 4.1, Voice Assist guides you through operations!

NEW! USB-2 USB/MP3 Adapter:  USB-1  Play music from your flash drive right through your new car stereo!  Use your radio's controls to pause/play, next/previous, oe sequential/random.  Just like the BT-2, this is designed to work seamlessly with the FMR Stereo.  NEW!  Supports new protocols!

NEW! BTU-2 Bluetooth/USB Module:  BTU-1  Offers Bluetooth AND USB with all the features listed above, at a lower price than purchasing both separately.

Line Outputs:  This low-cost option allows post-balance/fader, fully buffered connections to external amps.  This option provides 4 channels plus a mono subwoofer output.

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Prices:  For the vast majority of radios (pushbutton or manual tuning), the price for FMR-1 Conversion is $385 for all-transistor AM radios and $400 for the rest.  If your 6 volt car is still 6 volts, you'll need a Power Booster which adds $100.  (Same with 12 volt positive ground -- Nash Metropolitan, certain GMC trucks, and 1955 Packard.)

INCLUDED in this pricing are 1950's Fords and Ford trucks with round dials, 1960's Ford trucks with the manual-tune chrome bezel, 1946-48 Ford/Mercury/Hudson/Nash/Willys Rotomatic sets, and late 1960's Mopar sets with thumbwheels.  It also includes many American imports such as VW "Sapphire" sets, and many Japanese types including Datsun 240-Z.

Exceptions:  1946-48 Cadillac, 1946-48 Lincoln:  $450.  European sets, including Blaupunkt, Becker, and Radiomobile:  $420.  Prewar sets:  Please call.  Since these sets require more labor, please allow extra time.

Radios we will NOT convert:  Tape players, Trans-Portables, CB radios, aftermarket stereos including repro sets, digital display sets, prewar sets with elaborate tuning.

SIGNAL SEEKER RADIOS:  Trademarked "Wonder Bar", "Town & Country", "Electro-Touch", Travel-Tuner", or "Search-Tune", depressing a button or bar will cause the motorized tuner to search for radio stations.

Delco all-tube sets (GM, Packard, Studebaker):  $495

Delco hybrid or transistor (no vibrator) (GM, Packard, Studebaker):  $445

Mopar 1955-56:  $495

Mopar 1957 & later:  $445

Ford, Thunderbird, Edsel, Mercury (except 1956 Mercury):  $445

Lincoln/Mercury 1956, Continental Mark II 1956-57:  $545*  (Allow extra time for turnaround)

Lincoln all others:  $495  (Allow extra time for turnaround)

European sets -- Blaupunkt, Becker:  $495  (Allow extra time for turnaround)

*  Certain 1956-7 Lincolns, Mercurys, and Continentals used a Bendix "Travel-Tuner" design that incorporates a special synchronous motor.  For years many were told a conversion cannot be done with this tuner.  This video proves otherwise:


BT-2 Bluetooth Adapter:  Provides wireless connection from your smart phone.  Includes microphone for hands-free phone conversation.  $180  NEW PRICE!  $170

USB-2 USB/MP3 Adapter:  Play music/talking books/podcasts directly from your flash drive.  $100

BTU-2 Bluetooth/USB With Voice Command:  Provides Bluetooth and USB in one module with new features.  $230  NEW PRICE  $220

Line Outputs:  Offers four post-fader line outputs for external amp and one mono subwoofer line output.  $15

Additional costs:  We try not to surprise anyone with additional costs, but there are a couple that cannot be avoided.  Florida sales are subject to 7% sales tax.  Return shipping is flat $20 for 48 states.  Please follow instructions for packing -- shipping damage may incur additional costs; this is preventable by following instructions.

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For additional questions or information, please call 941-371-8924 or e-mail at


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