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Surface-mount panels with RetroMod® R-693 6"x9" speakers
Our take on the RetroSound RPOD9-693 by Crutchfield's Dave Delamere
Where no speaker has gone before
You've got a classic vehicle that needs some music in it, but your vehicle didn't include factory speaker locations, and there's no room behind the factory panels for installing new speakers. Enter Retrosound's RetroPod panels.
The RetroPod RPOD9-693 surface-mount speaker system lets you choose the locations for new speakers in your vehicle. The package includes two RetroPod panels with a pair of RetroMod® R-693 6"x9" 3-way speakers. You install a 6"x9" speaker in each panel, then mount the panels on your kick panels, doors, rear deck, or any suitable flat surface. Complete the job by running some speaker wire to your car stereo or amplifier. You can paint or carpet the ABS plastic panels to match your interior. The panels also include mesh grilles to complete the installation.
The included RetroSound R-693 6"x9" speakers use a low-carbon, chrome steel basket, polypropylene woofer cone, a Santoprene™ rubber surround, and a Mylar dome mid-range and tweeter, so they'll shrug off damage from moisture or temperature extremes. These speakers handle up to 100 watts RMS and offer a sensitivity of 90 dB, so they'll work well with power from a car stereo or an outboard amplifier.
Installation note: Using the template that Retrosound provides in the panels, you'll need to cut and file mounting holes in the panels for the included speakers. You'll also need to drill mounting holes for screws that secure the speakers. You'll want to consider professional installation if you don't have the proper tools, such as a small reciprocating saw or rotary tool, such as a Dremel® tool.
- surface-mount panels loaded with Retrosound 6"x9" speakers
- polypropylene woofer cone with Santoprene surround and Mylar dome mid-range and tweeter
- power range: 2-100 watts RMS (200 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 40-21,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 90 dB
- top mounting depth: 2.42"
- paintable rugged ABS plastic
- mesh grilles included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
RetroSound RPOD9-693 Reviews
1 question already asked
It may be possible, but this would be a totally custom install. Unfortunately, we don't have info on an install like that. It's quite possible that this type of modification would involve modifying the door panel and/or the metal frame of the door. [ Jeff Aug 22, 2014 ] Staff