Eddie was exposed to Elctronics and encouraged by his father and grandfather at an early age.
He developed a love for hi fidelity sound, and short wave radio. Basicly all kinds of electronics.
When he got his first car, of course he had to do an 8-track stereo and a CB radio.
Eddie started installing in the Houston area in 1974 installing and repairing CB radios, then after working as a store manager for Texas Radio, and as
the National Installation Manager of a large national chain (Custom Hi-Fi) and 8 years installing high end car audio with
a Houston Institution (Home Entertainment Inc.) Eddie started River Oaks Car Stereo in 1990 at the insistance of some of his past customers.
In this photo Eddie was manager of a Texas Radio store on FM1960 about 1978.
| We installed CB Radios back in the 70's as well as lots of 8 Track players and the early car stereo products.
River Oaks Car Stereo - Working in the inner loop area of Houston for so many years the name River Oaks Car Stereo seemed like a natural to Eddie.
We are devoted to Hi end Car Audio, Automotive security, Ham radio and two way radio, Police installations, Navigation and
most automotive electronics, if other shops have trouble with your project, bring it to us, that's the kind of stuff we thrive on.
We one of the few shops in the country have audio test equipment and know how to use it. We can make your car sound wonderfull.
We have oscilloscopes and audio oscillators and even an expensive LMS computer to take audio measurements right in your car.
Its not all about loud, its about good sound.
If you have a strange project, or weird idea from a dream, talk to us about it, thats one of the things that sets us apart from the other places.
We install Security and tracking on your car, and if you feel like you are being tracked, we can find and remove any strange devices from your car that dont belong there.
|Eddie today, happy to work with things he loves.
Some of our Test Equipment.
Eddie used to work in electronic repairs, so test equipment is a natural for him.
We have oscilloscopes (measures amplitude and time(you can see the sound)),
RTA - Real Time Analyzers (measures sound levels in your car divided into 1/3 octaves (30 bands)),
oscillators (makes sine wave sounds or any single sound we choose ), we have an LMS computer that
means Loudspeaker Measurement System, this is like they use in a speaker manufacturing and design
company where they make speakers.. We use it to make sure the speakers they made sound good in your
Oh, and we have the latest ODBII scan tool, not a cheap junky one, so we can get into your
cars computer and program your car ike the factory does.. Many car stereos now days are controlled by the cars
computer.. and the big plus, when an installer works on your car, its not uncommon for them to trip an airbag
sensor or set off an error code so you now have a dashboard warning light on.. Our scan tool can read and reset
any error codes you might get while having any work done to your car.
Don't worry, if you go to another place and get your stereo installed and they accidently trip an
error light, you can always bring your car over here to get it fixed up..
Trophies dating back to the early 80s. Yes we do have real experience.
Our customers give us these trophies because we built thier car system for them, I don't think any of these trophies are actually ours.
We have had some shop DEMO cars in the past, but if WE compete its just not fair to the other guys.. ha ha..
Angelo with our Scan Tool - we can reset all engine and airbag lights as well as reprogram factory audio settings
315 installation photos
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River Oaks Car Stereo
4129 Richmond Ave.
Houston TX 77027
We are close to:
Houston Medical Center,
and its worth the drive no matter where you are.
We have even had vehicles shipped in for us to work on from the east and west coasts..
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4129 Richmond Ave (near Weslayan) 713-626-7627
Hours Mon-Thu 10am - 7pm Fri-Sat 10am - 6pm
We can fix what the other places mess up