Anyone use retro sound Hermosa radios? 1966 Impala - Impala Tech
Electrical & Wiring Troubleshooting electrical problems

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-15-2020, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 50
 
Anyone use retro sound Hermosa radios? 1966 Impala

Iím thinking about buying a Hermosa radio. I saw it had good reviews. Has anyone used these? What was your experience. Are they a direct fit?
Vintage Classic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-16-2020, 10:19 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Coopersville, MI
Posts: 383
 
If you have a big enough engine with the right mufflers you have all the music you need!

Generally speaking with stereo swap outs when the term direct fit is used that means it fits the opening without modification. As for the wiring you may have to do some modifications or some venders can make you a direct plug in wiring adapter. Granted on these old cars the radio wiring is not very complicated as you generally have main power and speakers. Looking at the options with the Hermosa though you will need to find a second source of power for an always hot so the radio can maintain memory and such. Then it also has some amplifier and such outputs also and since your car didn't have any of those from the factory they will have to be taped up if not used or custom wires ran for them.

1963 Impala Convertible (Frame off resto-mod in progress)
1963 Impala 2 door hardtop (Pro Street build in progress)
1963 Impala 4 door hardtop (Parts car)
Deadwolf is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-16-2020, 05:49 PM
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Lake Camanche, CA
Posts: 21
 
I just ordered this one. It's gotta be better than the OEM radio that I have that doesn't work LOL. Their link list your year and then some.



https://www.classiccarstereos.com/19...BoClXUQAvD_BwE



I'm not afraid of Tomorrow, I've seen Yesterday and I love Today...It's been a great Life.
Seon is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Impala Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome