Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Since the only comparison I have is the original anemic Alfa radio, it's hard to say. The sound and power is certainly good enough, and the stats seem in line with any decent aftermarket radio. There are inputs for an amp, subwoofer, etc., if you want that also. I may someday add either an amp or small powered sub to fill out the sound more, but for now it has plenty of power for my needs.
The biggest drawback for my setup as it stands is the front speaker placement in the doors (which was where the stock speakers were). It's literally the worst possible location because the driver and passenger block the sound (if I lower my left arm it's like raising the volume). Someday I may splurge for new door panels and then relocate the speakers to the footwells where they are on later Spiders.
BTW, the latest edition of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car mag (the one with the orange Beemer 2002 on the cover) shows them installing one of the RetroSound units. They also seemed very impressed with the quality and ease of install.
78 Spider Veloce
Former "vintage" cars: 74 Fiat 124 Spider (first car); 70 Volvo 164 ("the tank"); 74 Datsun 260Z (only started on fire once); 80 Honda Civic wagon; 89 Saab 900; 71 MGB ('Blue B')
Last edited by dcalfa; 05-02-2009 at 09:36 AM.