We can convert your original radio into a custom-built AM/FM Stereo!
Finally, the best LOOKING stereo for your car is also the best PERFORMING! Designed and built in Detroit to tough SAE standards, this product is specifically designed to work with virtually any analog-tuned car radio made from the 1930’s through 1970’s. It’s not a novelty; it performs, using the same components found in OEM stereos in new cars. Audio is clear, reception is sensitive, and tuning is rock-steady. Send us your original radio, working or not -- we’ll make it perform like never before! With the standard conversion, your controls, pushbuttons, seek bars, and other features work as before (minor changes on certain models) but it goes far beyond that. On AM radios, AM/FM is selected by switching the radio off and back on quickly. Balance/fader adjustments can be made with the tone control. Other standard features include switchable Loudness Contour, Voice Assist, Auto-Scan, Station ID, and Input Mode (Audio jack mounted on the rear). Yes, even on a bare-bones manual-tune AM radio! Your original 3-watt radio will now offer 180 watts (4x45)! All this, with no visual changes to the radio in the dash! As if this isn’t enough, lots of options are available including Bluetooth 5.0, USB, and -- an Aurora exclusive -- digital HD Radio! Don’t hack your dash for something less -- the choice is clear!
“. . . thank you for all your quality work on my [Studebaker] radio, I have installed it and it sounds magnificent, Bluetooth connectivity is fabulous as is the aux/USB ports . . .” -- Jeff, Australia “The sound is amazing and I wanted to thank you for the awesome job you did.” -- Mike, California “Best investment I ever made for this 59 Corvette!” -- Bill, Florida “I juat wanted to let you know how pleased I am with my AM/FM radio conversion (1964 Buick) . . . I will gladly tell my ‘car friends’ about your excellent service and product!” -- Mark, North Carolina
Owner’s Manual -- FMR Stereo Owner’s Manual -- FMR Stereo Owner’s Manual -- BT Bluetooth Owner’s Manual -- BT Bluetooth Owner’s Manual -- USB Module Owner’s Manual -- USB Module Owner’s Manual -- BTU Module Owner’s Manual -- BTU Module Instructions -- HD Radio Module Instructions -- HD Radio Module
For those unfamiliar, we made a video to show exactly what the FMR Stereo is about. It was made when the FMR-1 was first introduced, but still applies to the current FMR 2.7 product.
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Upgrading your radio with FM is great; the FMR Stereo with its features is fantastic; but why stop there? We have options that enable you to stream music from your cell phone, make hands-free phone calls, play tunes directly from a flash drive, and now -- receive digital-quality HD Radio! All this and much more! Check out the options below:
FMR Conversion as viewed from the rear, showing wiring harness, LINE IN Jack (right), optional LINE OUT jacks (left), BTU connections (center-right), and USB Port (black wire).
A note about LED indicators: If the past, LED indicators were used with conversions to indicate status. Our Aurora Conversions don’t need them, as Voice Assist indicates functions. One exception: HD Radio/DAB. With this option the LED indicates the presence of a digital signal. Whenever possible, we install this LED in such a way that you barely see it, and held in place with an industrial rubber cement. No holes are drilled if we can help it, and if you prefer to move the LED, you may do so.
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Line Level Outputs: For use with external amps and/or subwoofer. Includes 3.5mm jacks for Front left/right, Rear left/right, and mono Subwoofer. If your amps include cables with RCA or other-type plugs, adapters are readily available.
New! HD Radio: Digital radio can now be heard on the AM and FM broadcast bands! AM stations have FM quality, FM is CD quality, and there’s a whole new world of digital FM stations not receivable with a conventional radio. Plus, just like AM and FM, it’s free; no subscriptions required. The Aurora FMR-DRH1 Module provides HD Radio; the FMR- DRD1 offers DAB/DAB+ reception for overseas reception. What’s available in your area? Check out the HD Radio website! The site is chock full of information about HD technology, and lists radio stations in your area that offer it! HD Radio and the “ARC” logo are registered trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
CM-1 Courtesy Module: Most modern vehicles have a feature where the radio remains on after you shut off the motor. It continues playing for several minutes, or until you open the door. With the CM-1 Module you can have this feature in your classic! Installation involves only two additional connections, to the battery and to the door switch.
HPC Power Booster: The FMR Stereo requires 12 volts, negative ground. If you have an older car with 6 volts and/or positive ground, your conversion will require this. The HPC provides CLEAN power (unlike many other converters which may interfere with AM reception).
Tube Emulation: Just Updated! This is a cool option for those 1930’s-early 50’s sets. Fool the judges, or get that nostalgic feel. Switch on the radio and you’ll hear the soft buzz of the old-time vibrator. Set “warms up” in about 15 seconds. OR, get the warm-up without the vibrator buzz for those hybrid sets. OR, let the set power up immediately. You can switch between the settings. Auto Volume Control: For 1957 Thunderbird, volume adjusts with engine speed. Requires original ignition. VOX Input Mode: This is a no-cost option. Instead of tuning to the far left, Input Mode is selected automatically when a remote device begins playing. Radio resumes in 20 seconds of silence. On early 1950’s Cadillacs with no manual tuning, this is set by default.
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BT Bluetooth Module: FCC Certified Bluetooth 5.0 Stream music from your cell phone Hands-free calling Utilize SIRI or similar features
USB Module: Play music directly from flash drive Supports MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC Play continuous or random Charge your cell phone
BTU Module: Offers BOTH Bluetooth AND USB Less cost than buying both separately Includes flash drive with sample music and Quick Start Guide
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