Collector Car Audio
Auto Radio, Auto Audio, for antique and vintage vehicles!
Classic car collecting has become quite a popular hobby -- full of experts who can fix your engine, transmission, body, and upholstery, but what about the radio? Must you settle for an AM radio that's broken, a stereo jammed into the glove compartment, or worst of all, a cut-up dash with a modern stereo that ruins the car's appearance? There's a BETTER WAY!
For the sake of originality we can make your 70-year-old radio sing again. We can also make it receive your favorite FM stations without adding additional hardware, wiring, or speakers. If preferred we can completely change the radio into a full AM/FM stereo! We also offer new stereos designed to fit your dash, and even a totally hidden stereo with a wireless remote control. We have a complete line of products/services that fill every need and budget.
We will be CLOSED May 23-27 for Memorial Day weekend. We will reopen Tuesday May 28.
What's news -- 5/19/2013:
Tayman's is the premier dealer for Aurora Design. Aurora's products are a direct result of customer feedback, as well as ideas/concerns of our own. We are very excited about the new products, as they are exceeding our expectations.
Many customers have asked about keeping the radio original while allowing FM reception. They don't want to change the dash wiring; they want to keep the original speakers; they just want the option of receiving their favorite FM stations, and adding an input for playing portable devices such as iPods through the radio. The result is the FMC-1 adapter, which not only does all this but does it REALLY WELL! The FM tuning outperforms any previous FM adapter products, both internal and external, and yet it is easy to use and invisible enough to fool the concours judge!
Next, we've listened to all the concerns of stereo conversions. Tuning to 88.1 or 107.9 causes the balance or fader to change. If an iPod or similar device isn't loud enough, the radio won't switch or will switch back. Wonderbar sets will find three stations if you're lucky. Pinched speaker wires can damage the PCB. The wiring colors confuse many installers. In response, Aurora is offering a new FMR-1 stereo receiver PCB. The first run of these PCB's is taking place right now, and we expect to receive a few within the next week or so. We already have a prototype, and it's performance is impressive -- uh, this prototype is going into MY car -- YES!
A few highlights, both seen and unseen:
No more bias resistors for volume and tone controls -- automatic compensation of taper.
Compatible with original power switches -- only 200ma flows through the switch.
Auto-detects speaker arrangement; no power is ever wasted through speaker wires that aren't connected. Also fully protected against faulty wiring; if speaker leads are shorted to ground, to power, or to each other, the output will shut down and the PCB will display a diagnostic code.
Fully buffered 4.1 (4 channels + subwoofer) line outputs available as option.
Highly efficient class SB power amp dissipates up to 66% less heat at normal listening levels than conventional amps.
Works equally well with coil-tuned, pot-tuned, and capacitance-tuned radios. Yes, prewar sets and Nash Metro radios are welcome!
Input mode -- selected by moving dial to the far left. Far more positive than the VOX method.
Supports Wonderbar, Town & Country, and similar signal seeker sets, with sensitivity switches supported.
We are now taking orders. Prices: solid state American AM radios $385, tube, hybrid/tube sets, AM/FM sets, $400; Wonderbar, Town & Country sets please call.
What does it look like? Here's a photo of the prototype:
We are still running behind with backlogs; it's complicated but as a rule of thumb most sets are taking six weeks. Some faster, some slower -- the slower ones are repairs of older sets that need extensive work. If we don't pick up the telephone, please leave a message -- we're limiting interruptions so as to move these radios!
THE NEW PRODUCT THAT'S CAUSING QUITE A STIR!
FMC-1 Digital FM Tuner PCB -- now you can have your cake and eat it too -- receive FM stations or listen to accessories on your original radio, without compromising the originality of the radio! FM adapters have been offered in the past, but none can hold a candle to this one in convenience, performance, or quality -- it is simply a fantastic product! Check this out -- this may be just what you're looking for!
NEW! Add FM to your existing radio!
COMPARISON: Customers have been asking the difference between the stereo conversion and the FMC-1 PCB. Both allow you to receive your favorite FM stations, and both allow you to play MP3 or other accessories through the radio. However there is a fundamental difference. The FMC-1 PCB is ADDED to your existing radio while the stereo conversion CONVERTS your radio to a modern stereo. FMC-1 advantages: no need to purchase speakers or change the dash wiring in any way. Originality of the radio is not compromised and PCB can be removed if desired (but who would WANT to?). FM TUNING IS FAR SUPERIOR! Advantages of stereo conversion: full AM/FM stereo, 48 watts per speaker up to 4 speakers, radio is modified but appearance remains original.
Original AM Radio Repair
SecretAudio -- Remote-Controlled Hidden Stereo!
Several fantastic options to choose from!
Radio Parts and Accessories!
Pictures: 1964 Thunderbird Hardtop owned by Gary Tayman, owner. 1971 Chevelle owned by Connie Samuels, Sarasota.
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History Of Tayman Electrical Started around 1915 in Washington, DC as a side business wiring houses for electricity, William E. Tayman opened a store to sell electrical appliances. When radio came out he began selling Atwater Kent, Silver Marshall, and Crosley sets. Two generations later and 1,000 miles further south, grandson Gary Tayman now specializes in vintage car radios and custom stereos for classic vehicles.
Cool Links Links to favorite car- and radio-related web sites.
Personal Antique Radio Collection Gary Tayman has collected many vintage home radios over the years. While some are still future projects, many are totally rebuilt and are used daily! One cannot deny that the carved-wood art-deco styling, coupled with the warm glow of the tubes, provides a certain charm that simply cannot be duplicated by any of their modern counterparts.
Sarasota Radio Meet A local swap meet where old radios and parts are bought and sold.
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