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Custom Autosound's Slidebar Radio provides enthusiasts with a completely authentic looking classic car or truck stereo without sacrificing the latest in technology. Best of all it will fit in your vehicle's dash without any modifications required. The Slidebar Radio provides the best of both worlds, a true working slidebar display and a full-featured digital display in the same stereo. Simply slide the bar in the center of the radio to the right and hide the analog slidebar revealing a full-featured digital display underneath. The slidebar is designed with large OEM style push-buttons to compliment the look of your classic car. Its digital display provides seven backlit color options designed to match the color of your dash instrumentation. When it comes to technology the Slidebar is designed with the best features available including a USB input for flash drives and a Dock for your iPod. When connected to these devices the radio's digital display will display artist, song, album and allow song navigation through the radio itself. The slidebar is compatible with our optional BLUKIT which enables bluetooth streaming from your enabled phone or device as well as hands-free mobile calling through the vehicles speakers & BLUKIT's built-in microphone. With 300 watts peak the radio provides plenty of power but additionally contains four pre-outs and one subwoofer out. The Slidebar also comes with Aux-in for optional satellite radio as well as our optional compact CD/DVD player.
Custom Autosound's Slidebar Radio fits the following vehicles:
'65 - Chevy Impala
'55-'57 - Chevy Car
'67-'72 - Chevy/GMC Truck
'62-'65 - Chevy Nova
'53-'57 - Corvette
'68-'76 - Corvette
'64-'73 - Mustang
Custom Autosound Manufacturing, Inc. (CAM) was founded in 1977 by Carl Sprague in a small garage in Fullerton, California. Music and a desire to fill a need were Carl’s initial motivators. The “need” was the lack of modern car stereos that fit the original radio openings in his and other Corvette classics. From 1963 through 1967 Corvette radios were quite different. Most original radios were AM only with no cassette players or FM tuning available.
During the late 1970’s cassette tapes were introduced. At that time CAM developed a technique to modify AM-FM/cassette players to fit into the original radio openings of these classic Corvettes. Carl used his own 1963 Corvette coupe to prototype his initial offerings.
The initial concept of fitting modern radios into current classic vehicle was readily expanded into the car/year group applications-1955-1957 Chevy and 1964-1973 Mustangs among them. This expansion of product lines involved many hours of research and development. Part of the process involved locating the various classic vehicles, acquiring the original dashboards, and developing a minimum of two speakers required for stereo effect. Since most vehicles from the 1940s to 1980s were originally equipped with a single front speaker, CAM developed a dual front speaker assembly that fit that area without modification to the vehicle. This was accomplished for all vehicle applications offered, providing a complete “modern” audio system for their customers.
The mid 1980s brought considerable growth for CAM. They proceeded to design and manufacture their “own brand” of radios and speakers. CAM’s designs and specification from the factories allowed for more classic design (i.e. chrome radios) and better quality components than offered in current “off the shelf” units available from local wholesalers.
With the advent of compact disc systems during the 1990s, CAM developed several radios that actually controlled remote CD players and still fit the original radio openings.
Since 1977, Custom Autosound Mfg. remains the originator and innovator of audio products for classic cars, trucks and streetrods. Many competitors and imitators have followed in our footsteps with similar products, but only Custom Autosound offers over 400 different radio applications for the year, make and model of your vintage vehicle, ready to install. Everything you need in one box and nothing to assemble. In addition to the custom radios, we offer a multitude of upgrade/custom fit speakers and kick panel speakers. Custom Autosound Mfg. is a regular exhibitor at SEMA and is licensed by Ford and GM to use their trademarks and logos.