• Installation and Assembly Manual

    Installation and Assembly guide for most Retrosound radios. Including Long Beach, Hermosa and Laguna models.

  • Pairing a Bluetooth® Device

    When connecting a Bluetooth® device for the first time, you must first pair the device with the unit. For most devices, pairing only needs to be done once. TO PAIR YOUR DEVICE, FOLLOW THESE STEPS:  1. Make sure the BT (Bluetooth®) function is turned to “BT CONNEC” in the radio sub-menu….

  • Wiring Your Radio

    Basic Wiring: Yellow wire 12 volts constant Red wire 12 volts ignition/accessory Black wire ground If you do not connect ALL of these wires the radio WILL NOT work. Yellow Wire: 12 Volts Constant Is the factory radio still in the car? If so, this is a good place to…

  • Connecting Your Radio to Your Vehicles Speakers

    RetroSound® radios are designed to work with 4-ohm speakers. Be sure to check your existing speakers and replace them if they are not 4-ohm speakers. Your RetroSound® radio’s speaker output wire CANNOT be wired to a common ground system. COMMON GROUNDING When speakers in the vehicle use a chassis ground or a common grounding point for the…

  • Wiring Your Speakers

    STANDARD DUAL VOICE COAL (DVC) DASH SPEAKER WIRING USING A SINGLE SPEAKER USING THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SPEAKER OUTPUTS TO CONNECT EACH SIDE OF THE DUAL VOICE COIL DVC TO IT’S OWN SPEAKER OUTPUT Be sure to “cap” off any unused speaker outputs separately to insure they do not touch…

  • Troubleshooting Issues with Speakers and Wiring

    Our radios are high-powered and are designed to work with 4 ohm speakers. Check or replace your existing speakers if they are not 4 ohm. Speaker output wires CANNOT be wired to a common ground system. What is common grounding?  Common grounding is when the speakers in a vehicle use a chassis…

  • Radio Cuts Out When Vehicle is Running

    There are five main issues that cause this problem: Poor ground or shared ground with other electronics. Move the ground to a clean metal point without other parts, or ground the radio directly to the negative battery terminal. Check the ground from engine to firewall. Radio voltage is not stable….

  • Motor 2 User Manual

    General Operation Power On/Off Press the Left-Front Knob to power the unit on. Press and hold the Left-Front Knob to power the unit off. Volume Rotate the Left-Front Knob to change the volume. Changing Source Modes Rotate the Left-Rear Knob clockwise to cycle through the source modes. Tune Rotate the…

  • Motor 4 User Manual

    General Operation Power On/Off Press the Left-Front Knob to power the unit on. Press and hold the Left-Front Knob to power the unit off. Volume Rotate the Left-Front Knob to change the volume. Changing Source Modes Rotate the Left-Rear Knob clockwise to cycle through the source modes. Tune Rotate the…