Let’s do the Dash Warp again

When I got my first car, a 1966 Chevy II with a Nova badge, approximately the third thing I did with it was update the sound system from good ol’ mono AM to something resembling stereo FM. (We won’t discuss the issues with the cassette player.)

Of course, if I could have held out for several decades, I could have had something like this:

RetroSound Model 2

This is RetroSound’s Model 2 head unit with a custom bezel for this particular series of Chevy. It puts out 25 watts x 4, has one USB and two auxiliary ports, and is fully Bluetooth-enabled, including streaming.

The $400 price tag is about twice what I had to pay to get the Powerglide two-speed automatic rebuilt. Then again, one must have one’s priorities, and inflation screws up all these comparisons anyway.

(Via Engadget.)







4 comments

  1. Jeffro »

    11 February 2013 · 9:32 pm

    What?!? No eight track?

  2. McGehee »

    11 February 2013 · 9:53 pm

    If I plugged in my iPhone cable to the USB port, would it charge while it played music?

  3. CGHill »

    11 February 2013 · 10:32 pm

    I don’t really know. It’s not addressed in the manual, and I don’t want to presume anything from the “Made for iPhone” logo, which it does bear.

  4. McGehee »

    12 February 2013 · 7:02 am

    That’s actually wise, the not presuming. There are quite a few things out there made for iPhones that don’t charge the phone while they’re plugged in.

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