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Retrosound R-693

RetroMod™ 6"x9" 3-way car speakers

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Our take on the Retrosound R-693

by Buck Pomerantz
Retrosound

Why replace your car's original speakers?

The speakers that originally came in your car were made from inexpensive materials, designed to create acceptable sound at the lowest possible cost to the manufacturer. If you love music, you deserve better. Name-brand aftermarket speakers deliver fuller, richer sound with considerably more detail and nuance, and they're capable of playing louder and cleaner than factory speakers. Connect new speakers to your factory radio and you'll get the best possible sound from your dealer-equipped system. Pair them up with a new car stereo for a level of enjoyment that can rival a high-fidelity home audio experience.

Retrosound makes it easy to replace the factory speakers in almost any classic, vintage, or even new car. Their RetroMod Series speakers feature extremely shallow baskets designed to fit into a wide variety of standard speaker locations. They may look old school, but Retrosound builds their speakers from the ground up, using the latest techniques and materials.

Each R-693 6"x9" speaker features a powerful neodymium magnet and a low-carbon steel chrome frame that form a strong foundation. The stiff polypropylene woofer cone with its Santoprene surround delivers powerful performance while standing up to heat and humidity. The Mylar dome tweeter and midrange driver broadcast detailed highs and mids without sounding shrill. The tweeter assembly's low profile allows this speaker to fit behind more factory grilles.

Although efficient enough to play well with any receiver alone, these RetroMod speakers can handle the high power from aftermarket amplifiers to deliver your music with plenty of impact. Car makers put paper cone 6"x9" speakers on the rear decks of many older vehicles. Replace them with these up-to-date Retrosounds, and your tunes will sound new again, just like your classic ride.

Highlights:

  • 6"x9" 3-way speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer cone with Santoprene surround
  • Mylar dome midrange and tweeter
  • power range: 2-100 watts RMS (200 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 40-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-7/16"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
General
Design
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3-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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90 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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40 - 21k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-100
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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200
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 7/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 15/16
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 3-way 6x9 speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 12' Lengths of speaker wire
  • Eight 1-1/2" Self tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's manual

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Features

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

Midrange/Tweeters: The tweeters and midranges are low profile Mylar domes.

 
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4 out of 5

Retrosound R-693

Written By jdp, Jacksonville, Fl on Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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These were a definite upgrade from the factory speaker from my 1997 Honda Accord.
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5 out of 5

Retrosound R-693

Written By denny, New York State on Monday, June 06, 2011
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excellent speakers - went in easy and sound terrific; had more expensive speakers that were not as good-very big improvement over the stock civic speakers (paper cones and tweeters) that rattled and buzzed. very happy with the quality and price!!
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5 out of 5

Retrosound R-693

Written By Dave K, Panama City Beach, FL on Monday, April 18, 2011
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I bought these to replace the stock rear deck speakers in my 1997 Honda Accord
LX. These fit right in, but only two of the mounting holes actually mated up
perfectly. However, that didn't bother me at all, since those two screws hold
the speakers firmly. They sound much better than the stock speakers. The bass
is decent, as is the treble. For the price, these are fantastic speakers for
someone who is looking to upgrade from some crappy stock speakers.
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4 out of 5

Retrosound R-693

Written By brstjkp, Four Corners, NM on Friday, March 11, 2011
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I was actually impressed with the quality of sound that came out of the speakers. I
replaced all four of the factory speakers and really like these for the price. I didn't
have a lot of room and these were a good comprimise. I do wish they had a little
more bass tho.
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4 out of 5

Retrosound R-693

Written By Carlos, Damascus, MD on Monday, February 07, 2011
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I really enjoy these speakers they have that extra umph I was looking for and the install
was very easy.
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1 question already asked

I know my 1993 has the infinity system. I was wondering if you had the wiring adapter for a simple plug and play. Are do i need to rewire. I can only do a little at a time. I like my infinty head unit and want to keep it? [ jeff  Mar 16, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Staff  Mar 16, 2014 ]

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