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Aurora Design leaves the competition at the starting line!

* Revolutionary products and features offer a new paradigm in radio restoration/conversion.
* Robust designs and thorough testing to automotive/SAE performance levels.
* Bullet-proof designs protected against, reverse battery, transients, shorts, etc. with no damage.
* All product specifications clearly defined for easy evaluation.
* Concise, descriptive and thorough installation and user manuals.
* OEM level components, not lower quality consumer level components. (GXL wire, AEC-Q200, etc.)
* Products built in USA at a 33,000 sq.ft. ISO9001:2000 manufacturing facility.
* Products bar coded and fully traceable back to component level.
* Financial power to keep hundreds of products in inventory, ready for immediate delivery.

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1951 Ford Wagon Monterey Radio
$ 389.95
•Made-For-iPod®
•Built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free phone operation and wireless streaming
•SiriusXM™-ready (SXPL1V1 tuner and subscription required)
•Push button styling for an authentic “retro” look
•Enhanced 32,000 color LCD display
•Two rear mounted USB ports allow playback of Mp3 and WMA digital music files
•Two rear mounted auxiliary inputs for portable devices
•25 watts x 4 RMS / 45 watts x 4 peak power output
•AM/FM RDS tuner with 30 presets
•Two sets of RCA low level outputs plus subwoofer output
•3 EQ presets / loudness control
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AURORA FMR-2 AM-FM STEREO CONVERSION
$ 399.00
New Tube Emulation Mode allows the FMR-2 to mimic the “warmup” and “cool down” of an original tube radio fooling even the most seasoned judge on that concours restoration, or just for that nostalgic feel!

The FMR-2 is the exciting new follow-on to the FMR-1. This new product from Aurora Design LLC opens up a new world of possibilities for early automotive radios. By replacing the electronics in an original radio with modern digital electronics, any radio can be brought up to today’s standards, performance and reliability.

Designed to meet automotive OEM and SAE performance specifications, the FMR-2 represents a no compromise design. All critical components are full automotive OEM grade parts, not lower cost, lower quality parts designed for aftermarket/consumer products. Every aspect of the design and operation of the FMR-2, no matter how insignificant was scrutinized, resulting in a product that performs beyond the expectations of even the most demanding user.

Through the use of sophisticated algorithms and a custom RealTimeOperatingSystem (RTOS), the FMR-2 offers unprecedented levels of features and performance. Working equally well with any original tuner (inductive, capacitive and resistive) the FMR-2 offers smooth and precise tuning rivaling the best analog tuners available. Installation time is significantly reduced since the FMR-2 easily adapts to just about any radio configuration from the 1930’s thru the 1980’s.

Imagine, complicated and time consuming modifications to the tuners used on the Hudson/Nash Ramblers and Metropolitans, 1930’s Philco-Ford or 1940’s Zenith-Ford radios is a thing of the past! Even the complicated Rotomatic tuner used on the 1940 Zenith-Ford radio that switches between a variable capacitor for manual tuning and variable inductors for preset tuning is handled without any modifications by the FMR-2!

The automotive grade receiver is extremely robust and offers such features as noise blankers which help eliminate ignition and generator/alternator noise and an automatic bandwidth filter that continuously adjusts from narrow to wide for optimum performance in all situations.

The digitally controlled power amplifier provides up to 4 X 45W of output power into 4 ohm speakers and 2 X 75W into 2 ohm speakers and is fully protected against over-voltages, shorts between lines as well as to ground or power. It is controlled by the onboard microprocessor and intelligently monitors the speaker connections and makes decisions such as enabling or disabling the balance and fader controls based on these readings. It uses a unique Class SB topology similar to standard Class AB while using only 1/3 the power at normal listening levels resulting in less heat being generated.

Five line level outputs, four for front/rear channels and one for subwoofer, allow the FMR-2 to drive out-board amps for those who wish to add even more audio power.

Stereo auxiliary inputs with floating ground to reduce or eliminate ground loop noise are provided for adding other audio sources such as iPod’s®, MP3 players, CD players, satellite radios, etc.

Signal Seeking radios like the GM/Delco® Wonderbar®, Ford® Town & Country® and Chrysler® Electro-Touch® radios are fully supported including features like sensitivity controls (Town & Country). By combining the unsurpassed performance of the FMR-2‘s AM/FM receiver with its high performance microprocessor, it finds the stations every time.

Under the skin, the FMR-2 was designed to be as robust as the operating features it offers. Meeting industry performance specification like SAE J1113-42, the FMR-2 cannot be damaged by battery reversal, double battery jump starts, alternator disconnects (load dump), etc. Even if a careless mechanic accidentally connects the battery up backwards, the FMR-2 is completely protected.

Aurora Design automotive products are built in a 33,000 sq. ft., ISO 9001:2000 facility located in the USA. With a capacity to place 1,800,000 components per day, 2D and 3D X-Ray inspection and full traceability back to the component level, the highest quality assemblies are assured

Add $100 for Wonderbar radios.
Add $100 for 6 volt or positive ground cars.
Add $200 for pre-war cars.
Add $200 for 1956-57 Lincoln & Mercury Town & Country Radios.
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AURORA USB-2
$ 135.00
Aurora Design is proud to announce the latest addition to it’s industry leading line of products. The USB-1 joins the industries only fully integrated line of products allowing your classic radio to operate just as if it had been designed and built in the 21st century. Now you can have hundreds, thousands, or even ten’s of thousands of your favorite songs right at your fingertips.
THE USB-1 INSTALLATION MUST BE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE STEREO CONVERSION
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AUX-1
$ 69.95
The AUX-1 is a microprocessor powered Auxiliary Input controller that simplifies adding an audio input to original radios. It has three triggers that can be used independently or in any combination to switch the radio over from normal operation to the auxiliary input. The three triggers are a VOX, power cycling and a switch input. The VOX circuitry and algorithms are based on the superior VOX implementation of the FMR-1 radios. It is extremely sensitive and extremely good at rejecting noise. This results in no switching back to the radio during quiet audio passages.


The audio output level from the AUX-1 is very high to match the levels of early tube radios. Whereas directly connecting an MP3 player to the audio amplifier on some tube radios results in low volume and poor performance, the digitally controlled amplifier on the AUX-1 easily matches the levels of any radio.


Full protection against reverse battery and over power, the AUX-1 is nearly indestructible. Through cleaver design, the AUX-1 is compatible with 6V/12V positive/negative ground radios resulting in only one board being required for all installations.


As with all Aurora Design products, the VBx-1 is designed to SAE specifications and built in the USA at an ISO9001:2000 facility
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BT-2 BLUETOOTH
$ 175.00
Now picture this:
You’re driving down the road in your cherished classic or hot rod. You reach over and with a simple twist of a knob on your original radio, you tell it to phone your house. The call comes in over the radio and when finished, it announces that the call is terminated and returns you to your music. You then get nostalgic for that certain song you haven’t heard in a while, so you twist the control again and tell the radio to start playing that song. For a minute you actually forget that you aren’t in your modern car but in your classic car. Sound like science fiction? Not with the new BTU-2 with Voice Command and Voice Assist from Aurora Design.
While some companies call off-the-shelf adapters or clunky boxes “solutions”, Aurora Design is the only company to offer a custom designed, fully integrated, full featured, Bluetooth/USB/AAC/MP3 solution that truly brings your radio into the 21st century. Because the BTU-2 was designed to fully and seamlessly interface to the FMR-2 receiver, no aftermarket add-on product is even in the same league. No cords to fumble with, no hard to reach little buttons, no touch screens, no fiddling with the radio to get into the right mode, the FMR-2/BTU-2 combination is fully automatic just like a modern car. Using only your original radio controls, you can have a truly modern solution that rivals any new car!
Streaming audio from a USB FLASH Drive or from your Bluetooth device is easily controlled with just a twist of a knob. Start and stop playback and skip forward and backwards through your songs. Answer and place phone calls just as easily. With literally thousands of songs at your fingertips, you’ll never run out things to listen to on that cross country tour! And so you don’t get lost, let your Bluetooth device that supports turn by turn navigation direct you to your destination through your radio.
And now with the introduction of high quality AAC support, all your music will sound even better! No need for your phone to convert your music to low quality SBC, or for you to spend time converting your music library to MP3 format, the BTU-2 will playback AAC encoded music directly for the highest quality, most convenient operation possible!
The groundbreaking new Voice Assist feature joins the Aurora Design innovated Voice Command feature. Just as the Voice Command feature lets you speak to your radio, the Voice Assist feature lets your radio speak to you to help you with basic radio operation. No having to remember confusing beep tones or complicated LED flash patterns and colors. The radio will announce “ready to pair” when you open Bluetooth pairing. It will then tell you “pairing completed” or “pairing not completed” so you’ll know exactly what’s going on. Of course you can select between English, Spanish and French, or if you don’t like your radio speaking to you, you can select beep tones.
The microphone on the BTU-2 can be mounted internally to your radio, or externally for best audio quality. Even if your radio has an internal microphone, you can still plug an external microphone in at a later date to get even better quality! The BTU-2 contains advanced echo cancellation and noise reduction algorithms for the best sound possible. The external microphone comes with a 9.8’ (3m) cord so it can be place anywhere in the vehicle for the best performance. Notice on most modern cars with hands-free operation, the microphone is mounted on the headliner right behind the windshield. With the BTU-2’s external microphone this can also be easily accomplished.
No other product can boast the easy of use, performance and features of the BTU-2. For the ultimate in 21st century performance in your classic radio, look no further than the FMR-2/BTU-2 combination.
Designed to meet automotive OEM and SAE performance specifications, the BTU-2 represents a no compromise design. All critical components are full automotive OEM grade parts, not lower cost, lower quality parts designed for aftermarket/consumer products. Every aspect of the design and operation of the BTU-2, no matter how insignificant was scrutinized, resulting in a product that performs beyond the expectations of even the most demanding user.
Unlike many aftermarket Bluetooth products that are not certified or have been heavily modified, the BTU-2 is based on a fully certified module. With certifications for FCC, IC, CE and the Bluetooth SIG, you are assured of the most robust, compatible product available.
Aurora Design automotive products are built in a 33,000 sq. ft., ISO 9001:2000 facility located in the USA. With a capacity to place 1,800,000 components per day, 2D and 3D X-Ray inspection and full traceability back to the component level, the highest quality assemblies are assured.
*The BTU-2 cannot playback music from a music player or smart phone over the USB connection unless the device presents the music as a standard mass storage device. For example it will not playback from an Apple® device over the USB connection. The USB port can be used to charge the device, and the music will be played backed and controlled over the Bluetooth connection.
iTunes® is a trademark of Apple Inc.
AAC used under license from VIA Licensing
All other trademarks are those of their respective owners
Aurora Design pioneered Bluetooth/USB in
classic vehicle radios and still leads the way! While others offer outdated, rudimentary Bluetooth, only Aurora Design offers full, modern Bluetooth and USB functionality!

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BTU-2 Bluetooth/USB/MP3 Adapter
$ 259.00
Picture this:

You’re driving down the road in your cherished classic or hot rod. You reach over and with a simple twist of a knob on your original radio, you tell it to phone your house. The call comes in over the radio and when finished, returns you to your music. You then get nostalgic for that certain song you haven’t heard in a while, so you twist the control again and tell the radio to start playing that song. For a minute you actually forget that you aren’t in your modern car but in your classic car. Sound like science fiction? Not with the new BTU-1 with Voice Command from Aurora Design.
While some companies call off-the-shelf adapters or clunky boxes “solutions”, Aurora Design is the only company to offer a custom designed, fully integrated, full featured, Bluetooth/USB/MP3 solution that truly brings your radio into the 21st century. Because the BTU-1 was designed to fully and seamlessly interface to the FMR-1 receiver, no aftermarket add-on product is even in the same league. No cords to fumble with, no hard to reach little buttons, no fiddling with the radio to get into the right mode, the FMR-1/BTU-1 combination is fully automatic just like a modern car. Using only your original radio controls, you can have a truly modern solution that rivals any new car!
Streaming audio from a USB FLASH Drive or from your Bluetooth device is easily controlled with just a twist of a knob. Start and stop playback and skip forward and backwards through your songs. Answer and place phone calls just as easily. With literally thousands of songs at your fingertips, you’ll never run out things to listen to on that cross country tour! And so you don’t get lost, let your Bluetooth device that supports turn by turn navigation direct you to your destination through your radio.
The microphone on the BTU-1 is placeable anywhere in the car for best performance and with advanced noise cancellation software you always get the best sound possible. The microphone comes with a 9.8’ (3m) cord so it can be place in the best spot for your car. Notice on most modern cars with hands-free operation, the microphone is mounted on the headliner right behind the windshield. With the BTU-1’s microphone this can also be easily accomplished.
No other product can boast the easy of use, performance and features of the BTU-1. For the ultimate in 21st century performance in your classic radio, look no further than the FMR-1/BTU-1 combination.
Designed to meet automotive OEM and SAE performance specifications, the BTU-1 represents a no compromise design. All critical components are full automotive OEM grade parts, not lower cost, lower quality parts designed for aftermarket/consumer products. Every aspect of the design and operation of the BTU-1, no matter how insignificant was scrutinized, resulting in a product that performs beyond the expectations of even the most demanding user.
Unlike many aftermarket Bluetooth products that are not certified or have been heavily modified, the BTU-1 is based on a fully certified module. With certifications for FCC, IC, CE and the Bluetooth SIG, you are assured of the most robust, compatible product available.
Aurora Design automotive products are built in a 33,000 sq. ft., ISO 9001:2000 facility located in the USA. With a capacity to place 1,800,000 components per day, 2D and 3D X-Ray inspection and full traceability back to the component level, the highest quality assemblies are assured.
Still considering that reproduction or aftermarket radio?
RADIO MUST BE CONVERTED BEFORE
BTU-1 IS INSTALLED.
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FMC-1 FM TUNER
$ 170.00
The FMC-1 is an exciting new product from Aurora Design LLC that opens up a new world of possibilities for early automotive AM radios. With the FMC-1, any AM radio can be made to receive FM stations, and provide an auxiliary input for MP3 players, satellite radio, etc.


The FMC-1 is very small and unobtrusive, so small in fact that it can be mounted entirely in the head of a 1953-1959 Ford F100 radio. Since the FMC-1 is totally self contained, there is no need for an external power supply or any other components. The one board can be used in all installations including 6 volt or 12 volt battery, positive or negative ground, and signal seeking radios like the Delco® Wonderbar® and Ford Town & Country. Since no modification of the original radio is required, and since the FMC-1 is easily removable without a trace, the originality and value of the AM radio is retained.
THE PRICE OF $170 IS IN ADDITION TO THE REBUILDING COST OF THE RADIO.
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