RetroSound RPOD6

Surface-mount modules for 5-1/4" or 6-1/2" speakers

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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 modules.

The RetroPod RPOD6 surface-mount module lets you choose the locations for new speakers in your vehicle. Mount the two modules on your kick panels, doors, rear deck, or any suitable flat surface, then run some speaker wire to your car stereo or amplifier. You can then install your choice of 5-1/4" or 6-1/2" speakers in the modules.

Customize your application

You can paint or carpet the ABS plastic modules to match your interior. The modules also include mesh grilles to complete the installation.

Installation note: Using the template that Retrosound provides in the modules, you'll need to cut and file the mounting hole in the modules for the speakers you install. 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.

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  • 2 RetroPod modules
  • 2 Grilles
  • Instructions

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Features

Overview: RetroSound's R-POD6 surface-mount modules offer an easy way to add speakers to non-factory locations. They are mounted using screws (not included) to secure four tabs on the under side of the module to a flat surface (approximately 9-1/4" diameter minimum) in the vehicle.

Installation: You will need to cut out the speaker mounting holes in the plastic R-POD6. Three circular lines are scored on the speaker mounting surface, designed for 5-1/4, 6-1/2, and 6-3/4 speakers (diameters are 4.6, 5.2, and 5.7 inches respectively, be sure to measure your specific speakers before cutting). Because the R-POD is angled (approximately 10°), the exact allowable mounting depth varies with size and shape of the speaker basket. The depth is 2-1/16 inches at the center of the opening, so the allowable depth of a typical speaker is approximately 1-3/4 inches. Using the included grilles, there is approximately 3/4 of an inch allowable mounting height and the frame diameter of the speakers should not exceed 6.7 inches. Once the hole is cut for the speaker, the four tabs for mounting the R-POD are accessible through the opening.

Compatibility: RetroSound recommends using their R-525N, R-652N, or R-612 speakers with the R-POD6, but other brand speakers can also be used.

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Retro speaker pods.

Written By Kent E, Alamogordo, N.M. on Friday, September 19, 2014

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These were just what I was looking for to mount speakers in the doors of my "89 Mazda pickup. The pods allow you to angle the speakers a little towards the listeners, though I wish these were offered with more angle to aim the sound more towards the listeners. Very easy install. I like that these allow you to use different sizes of speakers.

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Written By Marty C., Mount Croghan, SC on Sunday, August 31, 2014

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I wasn't able to install my 6 1/2 inch speakers in my '63 Fairlane until I purchased RetroSounds speaker pods. They installed nice. I recommend using a dremmel tool to cutout the hole for the speaker. The plastic is pretty rugged so a razor knife just doesn't cut it as good. I recommend this to anyone that needs a speaker that can't be flush mounted.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: A little pricey but worth the cost to get speakers mounted where you need them.

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Written By dave, Bloomsdale, Mo on Saturday, July 05, 2014

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Exactly what I needed!

Pros: Great product

Cons: None

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Written By cool breeze, winter springs fl on Thursday, May 22, 2014

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great item to put speakers were you want them my speakers were to deep but used plywood and carpet to build it up to make work

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Written By retrosound, norfolk,va on Thursday, February 13, 2014

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solved the placement problem for a standard pickup

Pros: good deal

Cons: none

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Written By joe c, Bettendorf IA on Thursday, January 09, 2014

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nice product easy to paint and install speaker however exterior dimensions would have been helpful. I had to modify pod because assumed diameter and was incorrect

Pros: easy to work with for classic cars

Cons: product information

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