The radios labelled as "Multi-System" were designed to receive all of the AM Stereo systems used prior to 1993, including Motorola (C-Quam), Kahn, Harris, and Magnavox. See the History page for more information on these systems. American Audio ET-8602
Audiovox CPDEQ - Direct replacement for
full-size Chrysler radios
Audiovox GMADEQ - Direct replacement for full-size GM/Delco radios
Becker Gran Prix series - Mostly installed into Mercedes-Benz cars, Becker car radios briefly featured AM Stereo capability, mostly in 1986 and 1987.
Blaupunkt Berlin TQR-07 - Switchable
Narrow/Wide Bandwidth; ARI on FM (predecessor to RDS)
Blaupunkt Dallas SQM-08 - Stalk-style control panel with separate tuner/amplifier unit; switchable Narrow/Wide Bandwidth; ARI on FM (predecessor to RDS)
Blaupunkt Tucson SQR-06 - Switchable Narrow/Wide Bandwidth; ARI on FM (predecessor to RDS); requires separate amplifier
Blaupunkt Stuttgart - Switchable Narrow/Wide Bandwidth; factory equipped on the early 1990s Porsche 911
Blaupunkt Washington SQR-09 (?) - Switchable Narrow/Wide Bandwidth; unknown if it features AM Stereo or not
Blaupunkt Washington SQR-49 - Switchable Narrow/Wide Bandwidth
Clarion Audia 200E - Premium late 1980s radio
with AM Stereo, switchable Narrow/Wide bandwidth, and lots of other advanced
features. Requires the use of an external speaker amplifier.
Clarion 9425RT - Switchable Narrow/Wide Bandwidth
Clarion PP-9383L - Has "Bose" printed on Cassette door; factory-eqipped (OEM) on Nissan/Infiniti cars in the early '90s.
Clarion also made AM Stereo car radios for use as factory equipment on various brands of cars, including SAAB. See the listing of factory-equipped AM Stereo car radios for more information.
Concord HPL-500 (?)
Concord HPL-550 - With rare DBX cassette noise reduction (as well as Dolby B and C NR)!
Eurovox MCC 2300R
Eurovox MCC 2301R
Eurovox MCC 2330R (?)
Eurovox car radios with AM Stereo were also installed as factory equipment on various cars in Australia starting in 1985, including BMW and Holden (GM).
Kenwood KRC-939 - Multi-System
Kenwood KRC-8001 - Narrow/Wide Bandwidth selection; switchable 9 or 10 kHz AM channel spacing (for world-wide use)
Marantz 701 - With switchable Narrow/Wide
Bandwidth, and rare DBX cassette noise reduction (as well as Dolby B and C
MetroSound AMS 400 - A unique AM Stereo
converter designed to add multi-system AM Stereo capability to
an existing car stereo system. Works by retransmitting the received AM Stereo
signal through an FM Stereo channel, just like a CD player modulator! (However,
these radios can easily be modified to provide a direct Line Level Stereo audio
output.) Uses the Sony multi-system AM Stereo decoder chip with "forced Stereo" operation, just
like the Sony SRF-A1 and SRF-A100 radios.
These were manufactured in 1985 and were targeted to the Los Angeles area, which had a high number of AM Stereo stations using the different Stereo systems at the time. The MetroSound AMS 400 was also sold in the J.C. Whitney mail-order automotive parts & accessories catalog in 1985 at a price of $90.00 each. However, for some reason a lot of these unique radios were never sold, and had been sitting in a warehouse, still in the original, unopened boxes.
After this inventory was discovered several years ago, most of it was bought by Chris Cuff and resold to AM Stereo enthusiasts through this web site, but at last check there are still 1000 of these radios left in storage, which unfortunately are only available on the condition that the buyer purchase the whole inventory at $5 each. If you are interested in this investment, please contact Chris Cuff for more information.
To view the Owner's Manual for the MetroSound AMS 400, click here!
And for more information on this very unique radio, visit the Projects page.
Mitsubishi "Diamond Audio" JX-3 and MX-4 - please see the Factory Equipped Car Radios page for more information.
Philips car radios - some with AM Stereo were factory-equipped on Toyotas in Australia
Pioneer KE-8003ZH - Narrow/Wide Bandwidth
selection; sold in Australia (9 kHz channel spacing); may have also been used
as a factory-equipped Toyota radio.
Pioneer KE-A633AM - Narrow/Wide Bandwidth selection; sold in Australia (9 kHz channel spacing); appears to be the same basic design as the Sherwood CRD-210 (see below).
Realistic Catalog No. 12-1923 - Made by
Alpine(?); sold at Radio Shack from November 15, 1985 through 1988
Realistic Catalog No. 12-1933 - Made by Sharp(?); sold at Radio Shack from 1988 through 1991
Sansui CX-990 - Multi-System;
switchable Narrow/Wide Bandwidth; one of the first AM Stereo car radios ever
made, introduced in early 1984; later versions may have been only designed
for the Motorola C-Quam system.
Sharp RG-B914 (BK)
Sony XR-A33 - Multi-System; switchable Narrow/Wide Bandwidth
Sony XR-A57R - Multi-System; switchable Narrow/Wide Bandwidth
Sony XR-A100 - Multi-System; switchable Narrow/Wide Bandwidth
Sony XR-A740 - Multi-System; switchable Narrow/Wide Bandwidth
Sparkomatic SR-420 - Switchable Narrow/Wide Bandwidth(?); with Dynamic Noise Reduction (DNR) (?)
Sparkomatic SR-425 - Switchable Narrow/Wide Bandwidth(?); with Dynamic Noise Reduction (DNR) (?)
Sparkomatic SR-430 - Switchable Narrow/Wide Bandwidth; with Dynamic Noise Reduction
Visteon CD-6 - NOTE: The aftermarket
version of the Visteon CD-6 is NOT equipped with AM Stereo, while the
factory-OEM version (used by Ford Motor Co.) does have AM Stereo. So,
when obtaining one, make sure it is the factory-OEM Ford model so that it will
have AM Stereo capability.
Voxson car radios - In the mid to late 1980s, all Voxson home and car radios sold in Australia were equipped with AM Stereo!