Sony Interface Conversion

Tadpole Radios provide modern sound systems for classic cars without affecting the look and character of your car.

Sony Interface Electronics

Modern car audio equipment is aesthetically incompatible in a classic car. The solution is to purchase a period radio which looks great and in keeping with the cars image and age. Unfortunately the sound quality, functionality and power output is very limited. No FM radio and only 2 watt crackly mono output. 94% of all radio broadcasting is now in FM and DAB only.

Classic car radios can be converted to drive new Sony head units.

The original classic radio now benefits from modern car entertainment features such as IPOD, CD, RDS, DAB and Bluetooth connectivity. All radio bands are available FM, AM and LW. Preset stored radio stations in the Sony unit are selectable via the classic car radio. Track and album control during CD or IPOD playback is controlled from the classic car radio. In addition the IPOD is also charged. Instead of an IPOD, music can also be stored and played using a USB stick. Wireless operation is possible by pairing your Bluetooth music streaming device to the Sony unit. Hands free mobile phones are also supported.

The classic car radio still illuminates when switched on. It also controls the Sony unit’s power on/off status. The dial indicator will move when the preset buttons are pressed. Originality is not compromised.

Radios are original models and cosmetically excellent - concourse standard. They have been professionally converted and bench tested. Each sound system includes the Sony unit; classic car radio; cabling and operator instructions. Installation instructions are available for negative or positive earth cars.

Sony CDX-GT33U features

  • 24bit D/A converter for Higher CD Quality
  • 4 x 45 MOSFET power output
  • MP3 / WMA / AAC CD Playback
  • CDR/CDRW Support (Single CD player)
  • FM/LW/MW RDS Tuner
  • Front High Speed USB Input (IPOD or USB Stick)
  • Front Auxiliary Input for Portable Audio Device compatibility
  • EQ3 Stage II (3 Band Equalizer)
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