Upgrade HMV Smiths Radiomobile 100

£995.00 ex. VAT
1,194.00 inc. VAT)
Stock Status: In Stock

​​​​​​​The HMV Smiths Radiomobile 100 makes a wonderful radio upgrade. It has a big case, an internal speaker and a lot of mechanical components to service and restore, so there's a lot of work involved to get it just right. Choose this option to bring yours back to life.

Click on the blue ticks below to select additional upgrade options and choose voltage and polarity below before checkout.

The HMV Smiths Radiomobile 100 makes a wonderful classic car radio upgrade. It has a big case, an internal speaker and a lot of mechanical components to service and restore, so there's a lot of work involved to get it just right. Choose this option to bring yours back to life.
Stock Status: In Stock
The HMV Smiths Radiomobile 100 makes a wonderful classic car radio upgrade. It has a big case, an internal speaker and a lot of mechanical components to service and restore, so there's a lot of work involved to get it just right. Choose this option to bring yours back to life.
Classic Car Radio Upgrade | Agenta Audio
Classic Car Radio Upgrade | Agenta Audio
Classic Car Radio Upgrade | Agenta Audio
Classic Car Radio Upgrade | Agenta Audio
Classic Car Radio Upgrade | Agenta Audio
Information

Choose this option if you have an HMV Smiths Radiomobile 100 that you want to upgrade.

The HMV Smiths Radiomobile Model 100 was manufactured from 1946 through 1951. An AM (MW & LW) radio, it was aimed at Rolls Royce, Bentley and Jaguar owners. It's a 6V or 12V Positive or Negative earth, valve radio with a single internal speaker. These sets make wonderful upgraded units although there is much more work involved than with the smaller less mechanically complex sets. We always shot blast and powder coat the case components and chassis and along with the installation of a high quality Audison PRIMA APX4 full range speaker, this further adds to the base cost of the upgrade. 

Finished to an exceptional standard, the upgraded radio will benefit from a full cosmetic restoration and will be equipped with an AM/FM 4 x 45W RMS Stereo radio and wired AUX input. All the original controls are serviced and integrated. The resulting radio looks and operates exactly like it should as a period correct device, but has up-to-date features and performance. Turn it on and it sounds superb!

The upgraded radio is 12V Negative earth unless another configuration is selected before checkout.

Additional options may be selected for increased functionality:

Bluetooth      Full, totally legal, hands free telephony, audio streaming and voice control

USB                Charges phone, tablet or laptop AND plays MP3 files from a USB memory stick

DAB/DAB+   Receive DAB stations on your classic radio

Please Note: If purchased for use in the US we will substitute an HDR (High Definition Radio) unit for the DAB/DAB+ converter for at no extra cost. Simply select the DAB / HDR option as normal and we will make the necessary adjustments.

All of these additional options are fully integrated into the radio, so the existing radio controls are used to handle phone calls or move between audio tracks etc. 

The radio will be built to order according to your specifications.

If you have any special requirements with regard to the radio or your project schedule, just let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks from your radio being received at our workshop before we complete the work and get it back to you. We'll keep you informed of progress along the way.

Sizing
  • Weight:
    5.5kg
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David Shackleton - Halifax

Excellent

Radiomobile 100 restoration & upgrade for my 1947 Bentley Mk VI. The radio looks just like it must have in 1947 when the car was new & sounds fantastic! Excellent quality workmanship, worth every penny, very pleased indeed. Great company to deal with, Colin is very knowledgeable & helpful. I highly recommend Agenta Audio.

Dennis Trull - Los Angeles, USA

1947 Radiomobile 100

My 1947 Radiomobile radio appears to be completely original, complete with a warm up period for the tubes, which have been replaced modern technology. All of the details of my order were completed as stated, such as, positive ground and finding a missing knob. Colin stayed in touch with me during the entire process and the whole experience was good.

Next Steps

Box up your radio very carefully and send it to us, including all the knobs, fascia and any other front panel parts. We will restore it, and install an AM/FM 4 x 45W RMS Stereo radio unit with AUX input.

You can go to our contact page to download and print off an address label, a packaging slip to pop in the box and a simple guide to packing your radio to make sure it gets to us safely.

Voltage and Polarity

Your car will have either a 6 Volt or a 12 Volt battery and it will be either Positive earth or Negative earth. We need to know the voltage and polarity of your car so we can build you a radio that will work in it.

Our standard build is for 12 Volt, Negative earth vehicles. If yours is NOT 12V Negative earth you will need to select the appropriate Voltage and Polarity from the drop down box and we will build a converter into your radio so it will work correctly in your car. 

Check your battery, or ask an engineer if you're not sure. Polarity refers to which terminal of the battery, positive or negative, is connected to the car body, and hence is the earth or ground terminal. 

Speakers

The converted HMV Smiths Radiomobile 100 has a single speaker built into the case and can operate happily with just this one speaker. If you use the single built in speaker, the unit will automatically blend Left and Right Stereo channels into a Mono feed so there will be no compromise in sound quality. However, now that it is upgraded, it can be used with up to 3 more speakers, each driven by a separate audio channel. Each time the radio is turned on it checks to see if there's a speaker attached to each channel and any unused channels are automatically switched off. This means that speakers can be added or removed without having to re-configure the radio in any way. So, if you want to enhance the sound by adding more speakers, feel free to do so!

We would always recommend that new speakers are fitted with your converted radio. Go to our Accessories section to select from the high quality speakers we have on offer there. 

Aerial

Our AM, FM and DAB radio upgrades have all been optimised to operate using the original period aerial on the vehicle. No additional aerial, other than the original, is required. 

Please make sure the original aerial is functional and if telescopic, it's clean and operates smoothly. If you need to source an aerial, we have a number of options available depending on the age and type of car and whether you want hidden, in-cabin or a powered aerial. Check out our aerials in the 'Accessories' section here.

Installation and Operating Guide

A comprehensive installation and operating guide is supplied with every radio. This guide will be tailored to your individual set and will include full instructions for the operation of the radio, including any installed options.

Installation is straightforward, but we always recommend that it is carried out by a qualified and experienced engineer. However, if there are any issues or questions raised during installation we are happy to help, so please do get in touch.

Warranty

Your re-engineered and upgraded radio is covered by a comprehensive 1 year warranty from the date of service.  

Please be aware that our warranty is offered on the understanding that the set has been correctly installed in accordance with the installation guide supplied and has not been tampered with in any way.

If you have any problems with the radio at all, please do get in touch and we will work with you to find a resolution. Many issues can be solved on the phone, but if we do need to have the radio returned, we will arrange a collection at our expense. All you have to do is package it securely and hand it to the courier. We will repair the set and get it back to you as quickly as we can.

Because we focus on attention to detail and quality in everything we do, we have rarely had a radio returned. Consequently, we feel confident in offering our customers this comprehensive 1 year warranty. We want you to have total confidence in us and peace of mind when you purchase and enjoy your classic car radio upgrade.

Technical Specifications

Aurora FMR-2.7 Specifications

FM Receiver:

Frequency Range:  87.5-108 MHz (Worldwide except Japan)    76.0-95.0 MHz (Japan)

Channel Spacing:  200kHz (America’s)     100kHz (all other regions)

AM Receiver:

Frequency Range:  530-1710 kHz (America’s)    531-1611 kHz (all other regions)

Channel Spacing:    10kHz (America’s)     9kHz (all other regions)

Audio Output:

Speaker Impedance:

2-45 Ohms

Output Power:

4 X 45W into 4 ohms @14.4V maximum (EIAJ)

2 X 75W into 2 ohms @14.4V maximum (EIAJ)

Fully short circuit protected