SEMA 2019: Custom Autosound Manufacturing New Slidebar Radio

A great audio system in your car makes a good drive, better.

Custom Autosound Manufacturing has been supplying melodious sound reproduction for the classic car hobby for years, with quality audio components that blend seamlessly with our rods, customs, and trucks.

We talked with Ryan McDonald, sales manager with Custom Autosound and he filled us in on their latest and greatest gear. Ryan told Power Audiomedia, “Our big reveal this year is the Slidebar radio, with over forty years of development, it’s our most original looking radio. Its designed to fit the original dash with no cutting necessary requires no assembly and just slides right in.”

One of our favorite features of the Slidebar radio is the sliding switch that cloaks the display as just an AM radio, thereby deflecting prying eyes of local thieves. Above – ready to rock. Below – Just a stock (looking) radio…Nothing to see here.

Additionally, “Custom Autosound’s Slidebar Radio provides enthusiasts with a completely authentic looking classic car or truck stereo without sacrificing the latest in technology. Best of all it will fit in your vehicle’s dash without any modifications required. The Slidebar Radio provides the best of both worlds, a true working slidebar display and a full-featured digital display in the same stereo. Simply slide the bar in the center of the radio to the right and hide the analog slidebar revealing a full-featured digital display underneath. The slidebar is designed with large OEM style push-buttons to compliment the look of your classic car. Its digital display provides seven backlit color options designed to match the color of your dash instrumentation.

“When it comes to technology the Slidebar is designed with the best features available including a USB input for flash drives and a Dock for your iPod. When connected to these devices the radio’s digital display will display artist, song, album and allow song navigation through the radio itself. The slidebar is compatible with our optional BLUKIT which enables Bluetooth streaming from your enabled phone or device as well as hands-free mobile calling through the vehicles speakers & BLUKIT’s built-in microphone. With 300 watts peak the radio provides plenty of power but additionally contains four pre-outs and one subwoofer out. The Slidebar also comes with Aux-in for optional satellite radio as well as our optional compact CD/DVD player,” according to Custom Autosound Manufacturing.”  The company says the Slidebar radio will fit 500 applications, here are some examples:

Custom Autosound’s Slidebar Radio fits the following vehicles:
’65 – Chevy Impala
’55-’57 – Chevy Car
’67-’72 – Chevy/GMC Truck
’62-’65 – Chevy Nova
’53-’57 – Corvette
’68-’76 – Corvette
’64-’73 – Mustang

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About the author

Dave Cruikshank

Dave Cruikshank is a lifelong car enthusiast and an Editor at Power Automedia. A zealous car geek since birth, he digs lead sleds, curvy fiberglass, kustoms and street rods. He currently owns a '95 Corvette, '76 Cadillac Seville, '99 LS1 Trans Am and big old Ford Van.
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