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post #1 of 40 Old 08-09-2011, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone running a RetroSound stereo in their CJ?

I am looking to get a radio for my CJ and I want to keep the stock look. I found the retrosound radio but it is on the expensive side.

http://www.retrosoundusa.com/products/details/id/78

I know it would be very nice, but that is more than I wanted to spend. Does anyone know where I can get a deal on them? If not, does anyone recommend something else that mounts in the stock location in the dash? Thanks.

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post #2 of 40 Old 08-09-2011, 05:17 PM
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I was looking at the same one I think they are a very cool idea but your right quite spendy. I found this one on ebay and I think I'm going to pull the trigger. I'm not an audiophile just want a little background noise, so I'm hoping it will be fine. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AM-FM...#ht_2104wt_939
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I was looking at the same one I think they are a very cool idea but your right quite spendy. I found this one on ebay and I think I'm going to pull the trigger. I'm not an audiophile just want a little background noise, so I'm hoping it will be fine. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AM-FM...#ht_2104wt_939
Thanks for the link. I will look in to that for sure.

Does anyone else have any recommendations?
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So I finally picked up a radio and speakers for the Jeep. This is what I went with:

http://www.retrosoundusa.com/products/details/id/260

And Marine speakers front and rear:

http://www.bossaudio.com/marine/5-25...-way-150-watt/


http://www.bossaudio.com/marine/6x9-...-way-400-watt/

The rears will be in these:

http://www.quadratec.com/products/14031_5X_PG.htm

I hope it sounds good. Can't wait.

I also picked up some enclosures for the fronts.
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_237XT52...9#overview-tab
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post #5 of 40 Old 12-27-2012, 08:25 AM
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I'm running that radio in my 73 and it looks and sounds great. By far it keeps true to the original shaft style and when off you can't tell it's modern. I made some enclosures by fusing 2 4 x 4 plastic electric junction boxes together and putting some weather proof Polk coaxial s in. Keeps the stock look and really sounds fine.
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I'm running that radio in my 73 and it looks and sounds great. By far it keeps true to the original shaft style and when off you can't tell it's modern. I made some enclosures by fusing 2 4 x 4 plastic electric junction boxes together and putting some weather proof Polk coaxial s in. Keeps the stock look and really sounds fine.
Do you have any pictures of your setup? Sounds pretty cool. I am hoping to get mine installed next week, along with the CB. I just ordered the speakers last night so I have to wait a bit till they come in.

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post #7 of 40 Old 12-27-2012, 10:19 AM
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CJ7 with Retrosound Zuma Radio

I installed a Retrosound Zuma radio in August. I ended up using the original rear adjusting knobs and the Retrosound front knobs because the supplied Retrosound Zuma rear knobs were too big and too close to the display. Other than that, it was a fairly easy install and I used the original speakers. The radio is high quality and the look is understated with a close to original appearance. The price was high ($300) but it's a case of you get what you pay for, in my opinion.
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post #8 of 40 Old 12-27-2012, 11:36 AM
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I appreciate the stock look, but another option would be to go with this:

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/radio-d...l-5462707.html

And then mount the normal, less-expensive head unit inside of your console. Or spend the 270 beans you were going to spend on the RetroSound head unit to buy a Tuffy console and then throw the CD player in there.
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Sorry it took so long. Here are some pics. I think I paid $160 for the radio. Nice thing is that the body is short, so it will fit in tight spaces. The bezel you see didnt come with it. I had that one in my toolbox for 20+ years. It originally housed the stock radio in a 1983 Scrambler.
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Thanks for the pictures!
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So here it is. Got it installed this past week. Sounds AWESOME. The retrosound actually puts out pretty decent power. The entire project took more time than expected. The dash was a HACK job. The holes that were there were mangled. The speakers are also really heavy duty. The 6x9s are huge. The speaker boxes needed to be altered a bit just so they would fit. I guess all 6x9s aren't all created equal. The sound out of the speakers is really good. I haven't driven the jeep around yet, but the driveway test was pretty good. The thing sounds great. I am happy. Much better than what I had before, haha. I also installed the CB at the same time.







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^What kind of radio is that? Looks completely different from mine.
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I am looking to get a radio for my CJ and I want to keep the stock look. I found the retrosound radio but it is on the expensive side.

http://www.retrosoundusa.com/products/details/id/78

I know it would be very nice, but that is more than I wanted to spend. Does anyone know where I can get a deal on them? If not, does anyone recommend something else that mounts in the stock location in the dash? Thanks.
WOW those people are totally off their rocker with a price like that! That's insane and spelled "GREED"... I've got this Pioneer, "BRAND NEW" never had taken it out of the box, but someone else asked for a picture of it, so I opened the box for the picture, then he tried to lowball me..
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I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in terror like the passengers in his JEEP!...
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WOW those people are totally off their rocker with a price like that! That's insane and spelled "GREED"...
I thought $199 for the basic model was quite reasonable.

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