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1980-92 Volkswagen Vanagon San Diego Radio with DIN Kit

1980-92 Volkswagen Vanagon San Diego Radio with DIN Kit-RetroSound

*Vintage Dial Screen shown is sold separately.

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Metal 06-76
Metal 36-96

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Our DIN Install Kit is included with this radio to ensure a perfect fit.
Includes DAB-1 Antenna Adapter

The RetroSound® San Diego RetroRadio™ is the most technologically advanced radio ever made for your classic 1980-92 Volkswagen Vanagon. San Diego has a built-in DAB/DAB+ tuner to receive digital audio broadcasts. (Note: We are including our DAB1 antenna adapter which allows your standard AM/FM antenna to receive the digital DAB signal). Our DAB1 or a DAB specific antenna is required to enjoy DAB broadcasts. San Diego is Made-For-iPod®/iPhone®, offering complete control of your Apple device through the radio.

DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) is the digital audio standard for many countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

San Diego features built-in Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free phone calls and wireless audio streaming, including wireless browsing from any Android®-based phone. San Diego features a 32,000 color display to customize your radio to your vehicle's interior. Two USB ports for iPod®/iPhone® or USB flash drives loaded with MP3 or WMA files plus two standard auxiliary inputs are provided.

San Diego has a built-in 25 watts x 4 channel power RMS MOSFET amplifier as well as front and rear RCA pre-outs, plus subwoofer output, to add external amplifiers. It mounts seamlessly into your dash thanks to RetroSound®'s patented InfiniMount adjustable bracket system.

  • Built-in DAB/DAB+ tuner (DAB antenna or DAB antenna adapter required)
  • Made for iPod®/iPhone®
  • Built-in Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Wireless streaming and wireless browsing with any Android® phone
  • Two rear-mounted USB ports for iPod®/iPhone® or USB flash drive
  • MP3, WMA and FLAC lossless playback through USB
  • 32,000 color display
  • Authentic push-button styling
  • Improved AM/FM RDS tuner with 30 pre-sets
  • Two auxiliary inputs for portable devices
  • 25 watts x 4 channel RMS power amplifier
  • Dual RCA pre-outs plus subwoofer output for external amplifiers
  • Patented InfiniMount adjustable shaft system
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • Body can be mounted remotely for custom installation using optional extension cable
  • Works seamlessly with any of our external amplifiers
  • Declaration of Conformity

Retro Manufacturing radios are a modular design. Assembly is required. This design allows for a more adjustable fit and to offer different style options.

Note: Bezels, knobs, faceplates, and replacement parts are non-returnable. If you are not sure as to fitment, please contact us.

For more information, see the user's manual, or browse our support page.


Tuning Range (USA, EUR, AUS, JAP, RUS tuning capable) with RDS 87.5-107.9MHz
Antenna Terminal External Antenna Connector
Usable Sensitivity 12.5 dBs
Selectivity 75 dB @ 400kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 62 dB (Stereo), 67 dB (mono)
Harmonic Distortion @ 1 kHz 0.8% (stereo), 0.5% (mono)
Separation 32 dB @ 1kHz
Frequency Response 30-16,000 Hz

AM (EU and US Tuning Capable)

Tuning Range (USA, EUR, AUS, JAP, RUS tuning capable) 530-1710 kHz
Antenna Terminal External Antenna Connector

Digital Audio (DAB/DAB+)

Tuning Range 174.9mHz-239.2mHz
Antenna Terminal DAB Antenna Connector


Dimensions (radio face & push-buttons only) 3.5”W x 1.5” H x 1.05” D
Dimensions (radio body) 3.96”W x 1.98”H x 4.30”D
Power Requirements 10.5-14.4 volts
Current Consumption (during operation) Max. 15A
Current Consumption (car off) <3.5 mA
Output Power (@ 14.4 volts @ 4 ohm @ 1% THD) 25x4 watts RMS 45x4 watts Max Power
Output Impedance 4
Low Level Output (4 channels) 2.85 volts
EROM Non-Volatile Memory
AUX 1 Input (AUX cable length, 8”) >300 mV / 6 kΩ
AUX 2 Input (AUX cable length, 8”) >300 mV / 6 kΩ
USB 1 Input (USB cable length, 40”) 5V (USB female input)
USB 2 Input (USB cable length, 40”) 5V (USB female input)

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