Collector Car Audio
Auto Radio, Auto Audio, for antique and vintage vehicles!
Classic car collecting has become quite a popular hobby -- full of experts who can fix your engine, transmission, body, and upholstery, but what about the radio? Must you settle for an AM radio that's broken, a stereo jammed into the glove compartment, or worst of all, a cut-up dash with a modern stereo that ruins the car's appearance? There's a BETTER WAY!
For the sake of originality we can make your 70-year-old radio sing again. We can also make it receive your favorite FM stations without adding additional hardware, wiring, or speakers. If preferred we can completely change the radio into a full AM/FM stereo! We also offer new stereos designed to fit your dash, and even a totally hidden stereo with a wireless remote control. We have a complete line of products/services that fill every need and budget.
6/19/2013 For the past year we have become a victim of (1) our own success, coupled with (2) being thrown a series of curves by our former supplier. As it stands now, we've got a shop that's literally overflowing with radios waiting to be done, and a telephone that simply won't quit (prepare to leave a message if you call). Here's the rundown: The new FMR-1 PCB's -- they are in limited production now, and should be in full production by next week. For the moment, stereo conversions will be TOP PRIORITY as we take care of everyone who has been patiently waiting. We will TRY to get, and keep, the turnaround time at 30 days or less.
As for repairs, we are REALLY backed up. The problem is this: we've received a disproportional number of "basket cases." Some are prewar sets that are physically huge, difficult to service, and often take up bench space for extended periods while we source replacement parts. Others are radios that show up at the doorstep, whether we want them or not. Usually these are sets that other dealers have given up on, or refuse to accept in the first place. Some include additional sets for parts. The problem, we've run out of space and we have no room to work on them, and it seems every day it gets worse! Some sets have been here over 6 months and we have yet to LOOK at them! Yes, we want to take care of everyone, but we simply can't spend weeks on one set at the expense of NOT servicing ten others. Effective NOW, please call before sending a set for repair. Some sets we'll be glad to take, but others we may turn away. Thank you for understanding.
We are now the premier dealer for Aurora Design. They recently approached us and asked what products we wanted to see. We told them what we wanted, based on what our CUSTOMERS want, and the results are two new exciting products:
FMC-1 Digital FM Tuner PCB -- now you can have your cake and eat it too -- receive FM stations or listen to accessories on your original radio, without compromising the originality of the radio! FM adapters have been offered in the past, but none can hold a candle to this one in convenience, performance, or quality -- it is simply a fantastic product! Check this out -- this may be just what you're looking for!
NEW! Add FM to your existing radio!
FMR-1 receiver PCB -- for the full stereo conversion, this is a completely NEW design from the ground up. Tuning, both AM and FM, is vastly improved over previous products. The new class SB audio amp dissipates considerably less heat than previous designs. There is much more! The PCB's are coming in small numbers now, and in big numbers in a matter of days. ALL of our stereo conversions will now utilize the new FMR-1 design.
NEW! FMR-1 Receiver PCB for stereo conversion!
Original AM Radio Repair
SecretAudio -- Remote-Controlled Hidden Stereo!
Several fantastic options to choose from!
Radio Parts and Accessories!
Pictures: 1964 Thunderbird Hardtop owned by Gary Tayman, owner. 1971 Chevelle owned by Connie Samuels, Sarasota.
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History Of Tayman Electrical Started around 1915 in Washington, DC as a side business wiring houses for electricity, William E. Tayman opened a store to sell electrical appliances. When radio came out he began selling Atwater Kent, Silver Marshall, and Crosley sets. Two generations later and 1,000 miles further south, grandson Gary Tayman now specializes in vintage car radios and custom stereos for classic vehicles.
Cool Links Links to favorite car- and radio-related web sites.
Personal Antique Radio Collection Gary Tayman has collected many vintage home radios over the years. While some are still future projects, many are totally rebuilt and are used daily! One cannot deny that the carved-wood art-deco styling, coupled with the warm glow of the tubes, provides a certain charm that simply cannot be duplicated by any of their modern counterparts.
Sarasota Radio Meet A local swap meet where old radios and parts are bought and sold.
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