Auto manufacturers design car stereo head units in various sizes. When choosing an aftermarket radio it’s best to search based on your vehicle’s year, make and model. The standard car stereo size is referred to as single DIN. DIN stands for Deutsches Institut für Normung. German automotive manufacturers used this to standardize radios in the 80s. While the German manufacturers were using single DIN radios, American manufacturers went to a 1.5 DIN radios in most vehicles around the mid-70s. Many believe this change was to deter consumers from purchasing an aftermarket radio. Single DIN stereo slots are 2” height by 8” width, 1.5 DIN measure 3” height by 8” width.
Most aftermarket car radios will slide directly into the single DIN slot without an adapter kit. Until now, the only solution for the mid-1970s-2000s Mopar, Ford, and GM vehicles with a 1.5 DIN opening has been to install a standard DIN-sized radio with the help of an unsightly adapter kit. Retro Manufacturing has solved that problem with the 2019 Global Media Award winning New York radio. Now you can maintain the classic look of your interior while enjoying all the modern features of a new radio.
The RetroSound New York is a direct-fit replacement radio for mid-1970s-2000s Mopar, Ford, and GM vehicles that came equipped with a standard 1.5 DIN factory radio. The New York is designed to look like the original radio found in many of GM’s G-Body vehicles. The very popular Buick Grand National and Chevy Monte Carlo are among these vehicles. Although many performance upgrades are available for the G-Body market, the interior and audio categories have been overlooked.
The New York looks and fits like the original factory radio but boasts the most modern technological features. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to connect almost any smartphone for hands-free calling and wireless music streaming. An Apple Made iPod/iPhone interface is also built-in. The unit is also SiriusXM ready. The display and backlit buttons are completely customizable to any color. If you have a custom gauge cluster you can set the display color on the New York to match and really tie your interior lighting together.
The highly anticipated RetroSound New York is scheduled to be available January 2020.