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RetroSound R-463N

4"x6" 2-way speakers

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by Charlie Pastorfield
Retrosound

Some cars make it tough to replace your speakers, but RetroSound designed the RetroMod® Series R-463N 4"x6" speakers to fit in just about any vehicle. These speakers use a compact, powerful neodymium magnet structure to keep mounting depth to an amazing 1.35 inches, while still allowing these speakers to handle plenty of power — up to 80 watts RMS. They'll deliver strong performance powered by a car stereo or an outboard amplifier.

RetroSound builds each speaker around a low-carbon, black steel basket, using a polypropylene woofer cone, a Santoprene™ rubber surround, and a Mylar tweeter. Translation? These speakers will stand the test of time in your vehicle, shrugging off damage from moisture or temperature extremes. Whether you're customizing an older vehicle or just looking for some nice replacements, these RetroSound speakers will fit the bill.

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Highlights:

  • 4"x6" 2-way speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer cone with Santoprene surround
  • Mylar dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-80 watts RMS (150 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 80-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-3/8"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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Dome
Tweeter Composition
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Mylar
Woofer Composition
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Poly
Woofer Surround
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Santoprene
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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86 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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80 - 21k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-80
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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150
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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1 3/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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1 9/16
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Grille frames
  • Two 16.5' Lengths of speaker wire (each has quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • 2 Strips of grille putty
  • Owner's manual

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Features

Woofer: The speakers feature poly cone woofers with Santoprene surrounds.

Tweeters: The tweeters are low profile Mylar domes.

Neodymium Magnets: The N series speakers feature neodymium magnets. Because neodymium produces a much stronger magnetic field than ferrite (of the same size), the magnet size and mounting depth are substantially reduced.

 
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1 out of 5

The magnet fell off...

Written By David, Alaska on Monday, October 07, 2013
 
First things first. Crutchfield is a fantastic company, I've made many, many purchases through them over the years. Thank you Crutchfield.

Now on to the review of these speakers.

The magnet fell off the back of the speaker!

Yes, that is right, I installed one speaker, turned on my head unit, turned up the volume a bit, faded over to the left and it all of a sudden started making a terrible, low volume noise.

I pulled the speaker out, and sure enough, the magnet fell off the back of the speaker!

I would NEVER buy another product from retrosound - not until they figure out how to make products that is.

I will continue to buy from Crutchfield.
Pros:
Not one single pro about these speakers... nothing... same price as real speakers, worst possible quality.
Cons:
None - they were absolutely the worst product I have ever purchased. I have received more durable and reliable items as toys in fast food kids meals!
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4 out of 5

They fit!

Written By Sean, washington, dc on Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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It was very hard to find speakers that would fit my 1986 Porsche 944 and clear the electric windows. While these speakers don't have the best sound, they are certainly more than adequate.
Pros:
Very small compact speakers.
Cons:
Average sound quality. Very small magnets and plastic cones.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

PERFECT for Corrados

Written By Victor, Riverside on Monday, December 10, 2012
 
For you Corrado owners looking to replace the rear 4" x 6" speakers, well this is the speaker to have. I have a 93 Corrado and they replaced the factory speaker perfectly. No modifications needed; just remove, replace and install. The plus is that it came with free wire harnesses that allows you to connect directly to OEM vehicle connector. It was just unusual that the harnesses were sent separately. Believe it or not I received the speakers within two days while the harnesses took five days. So don't plan on any installations unless you don't care to use the harnesses.

The quality is good and it's amazing how compact they are; it looks like your not getting enough for your money :D
Pros:
Compact
Cons:
Not much to say other than there could be a little more base coming out of them. But other than that they sound very good. I would recommend them.
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5 out of 5

Perfect Fit

Written By TG, Washington, MO on Wednesday, September 05, 2012
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These were bought to replace the original speakers from a 1986 Porsche 911. They are a perfect drop-in fit. I was even able to use the original mounting hardware from the Alpine speakers. Because of the very shallow mounting depth these were the only ones that could fit and they do fit perfectly. The sound is great considering they are only a shallow 4x6 speaker. The rep at Crutchfield suggested these speakers and he was absolutely correct. Highly recommended for this situation.
Pros:
Fit. Sound.
Cons:
none
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Good speakers

Written By Wild Bill, Spring Lake, NC on Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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Nice speakers, way better than stock. These fit into my Porsche 911 (993) with no modification needed.
Pros:
Sounds good.
Cons:
Not enough base, although that's not a fault of the speaker.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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