Category Archives: Retro Radio Conversions

panasonic retro radio conversion

Panasonic Retro Radio Conversion

One of my favorite things about recycling vintage stuff into speaker systems is the ability to revitalize an item that holds sentimental value to a client.  This belonged to a friend’s grandfather.

It’s an MP3 docking station complete with a subwoofer and dual satellite speakers.  Bass, treble and volume controls are included on the back.  The square box on the bottom is the subwoofer, made to be heard but not necessarily seen.  Simply place it on the floor.


green crosley

Green Crosley Dashboard Retro Radio Conversion

Classic 1940′s Crosley radio converted to play MP3′s.  Ride Sally Ride.

Powered 2.1 satellite / subwoofer system retro-fit into this classic tabletop radio.  Volume / Bass / Treble controls…this thing really gets down.  The subwoofer (the square thing under the radio) hides away on the floor.  I built this a few years ago for a client.  She’s no room for it and it’s been in storage for a few months.   She hates to see it sit unused, so it’s up for sale.

Available at Libby Story in Starkville and Ridgeland, MS.
662 323 1427


Killer Capehart Retro Radio Conversion

Killer Capehart Retro Radio Conversion

The Killer Capehart upcycled into a boomin’ Ipod dock.  Back with some o’ doze block rockin’ beats…

I added an amplifier, a single-reflex bandpass subwoofer that fires out the back and a pair of mid/high speakers that play through the original grill cloth.


neon dreams in retro radio conversion

Neon Dreams in Retro Radio Conversion

Have a house party with this vintage re-purposed floor radio.   Works great with your mp3 player, laptop or stream wireless audio to it via a Bluetooth module.

Powered speaker system with 4- 6.5″ speakers, two in a down-firing bandpass subwoofer enclosure and two front-firing mid/tweeter speakers.  Custom etched plexiglass with neon accents courtesy of the programmable LED lights.