SRDK
(Newbie)
12/25/19 02:51 PM
Radio: OEM options or period correct upgrade

The previous owner had removed the radio in the car. I'm considering which radio to grab. I want a unit that fits the design of the interior and is period correct to the car.

At the same time, I want to use both DIN slots. The natural choice would be to obtain the original radio, if possible. However, I think there could be better alternatives to sound quality.

I'm not interested in the cassette players but a CD player could be nice. Most importantly, it would be great with an AUX input so I can connect a bluetooh receiver of some kind.

The goal is not to build a huge HIFI system in the car but to get something aesthetically correct with a reasonable sound quality. Speakers in dashboard, doors and rear I think to upgrade to the best possible devices that is a direct swap.

I am very interested in suggestions and experiences from you. I have attached a few pictures for inspiration









GSTwithPSI
(A hole)
12/25/19 03:49 PM
Re: Radio: OEM options or period correct upgrade

I'm a die hard Alpine guy, so naturally I'd go with one of their decks. I follow this guy on Instagram, who fixes all kinds of old Alpine stuff. Maybe take a look and get some ideas: click

There are a ton of double DIN decks in his pics. A lot of them are old, but legit AF as far as quality sounds equipment goes. Also, alpine seems to match the green interior of the Galant perfectly, so there's that.


GotInsulin
(Junior Member)
01/06/20 05:40 PM
Re: Radio: OEM options or period correct upgrade

I've got a Bluetooth amp in 72 under the front seat with the OEM double din head unit still plugged in. Let's everything function as normal, but when I want to listen to anything via BT, you just activate/connect your device and it ignores the head unit aside from the volume knob. Would love to see other stuff, but I'm a goon for OEM+

SRDK
(Newbie)
01/10/20 01:34 PM
Re: Radio: OEM options or period correct upgrade

GotInsulin, i would like to see pictures of that setup.
Iím a Big fan of that kind of OEM+ upgrades


turbofonz
(Member +)
01/10/20 06:31 PM
Re: Radio: OEM options or period correct upgrade

Some OEM radios have AUX in. No bluetooth obviously, but the right cable and it works great.

G
(JDM Unit)
01/13/20 12:17 AM
Re: Radio: OEM options or period correct upgrade



gvr4ever
(Forever Member)
01/13/20 01:59 PM
Re: Radio: OEM options or period correct upgrade

The current Alpine's look a lot like one I bought almost 15ish years ago. They still have a huge volume knob. I have a single DIN and a pocket. I forget where I sourced the pocket, but the pocket and trim were Mitsu parts, so it looks factory.

Might not be what your looking for, but I think they still have a bit of a retro look to them. Compared to everything else.


misterfixit
(Victory Runner)
01/16/20 01:33 PM
Re: Radio: OEM options or period correct upgrade

I see you found my orig radio rebuild thread.
click
I like the look of these, but I don't like leaving a headunit in the car with a face on.
Currently fitted is a random head unit that has a usb jack on a cable and animated dolphins.. very not period. Once I can find a usb type changer thing it's coming out.

My personal faveourite headunit I've had in the car isn't oem, but i used it with a pocket, changer, six speakers and amps etc is a wood grain Clarion ARX8570Rwz

For some reason I like clarions, they have a solid sound.

Rich


misterfixit
(Victory Runner)
01/16/20 01:35 PM
Re: Radio: OEM options or period correct upgrade

Here are the factory upgrade options from 1991 to give an idea of the 'styles' when in a galant console.
There are four pages on headunits

Rich


jnava
(Senior Member)
01/17/20 08:39 PM
Re: Radio: OEM options or period correct upgrade

Quoting G:





That's a nice set..


jnava
(Senior Member)
01/18/20 10:00 PM
Re: Radio: OEM options or period correct upgrade

I was able to track this one down with visible letters. I'm still looking for the stereo now.



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