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RetroSound VWKPBC Kick Panel Enclosures

Includes a pair of 6-3/4" speakers — fits in 1956-70 VW Beetle convertibles

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Our take on the RetroSound VWKPBC Kick Panel Enclosures

by Charlie Pastorfield
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.

Old VW Beetle convertibles are cool vehicles but they weren't designed for great sound. It's particularly hard to find a good spot for aftermarket speakers, but now RetroSound offers a neat solution — install their VWKPBC enclosures in your Beetle's kick panels and start rocking out.

Great sound in a bug
The package includes two ABS plastic enclosures and a set of RetroSound's R-652N 6-3/4" speakers. Each enclosure holds a RetroSound speaker, angled up toward your ears to create a more powerful stereo image. These speakers will work well with a factory or aftermarket radio, but they handle up to 50 watts RMS so they'll be very happy with an outboard amplifier.

Compact, paintable enclosures
The R652N speakers have a mounting depth of less than 1-3/4", so these enclosures don't take up a lot of space. You can paint the enclosures to match your VW's interior, and each enclosure already has a cutout for the RetroSound speaker, so they'll just pop right in. These enclosures fit in 1956-70 Beetle convertibles; they will not work in hardtop Beetles or Super Beetles.

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Highlights:

  • ABS plastic kick panel enclosures with precut speaker openings
  • includes a pair of R-652N 6-3/4" speakers
  • speakers are angled up for stronger image
  • enclosures can be painted
  • power handling up to 50 watts RMS
  • 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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Pulp Composite
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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87 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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52 - 21k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-50
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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100
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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1 3/4
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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5 11/16
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What's in the box?

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  • 2 Black plastic kick panel speaker brackets
  • Two R-652N 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Grille frames
  • Two 12' Lengths of speaker wire
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Speaker owner's manual

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Features

Kick Panel Brackets: The VWKPBC package includes a pair of RetroSound R-652N 6-3/4" speakers and brackets to mount them in the kick panel location of select 1956 to 1970 Volkswagen Beetle Convertibles. The diameter of the pre-cut openings in the brackets is 6-3/4 inches and they can be painted to match your interior.

Note: These kick panels will only work with select VW Beetle Convertibles; please confirm compatibility using the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector.

Woofer: The speakers feature rigid pulp composite cone woofers with Santoprene surrounds. The woofers use Neodymium magnets to achieve their shallow depth.

Tweeters: The tweeters are low profile Mylar domes.

 
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Fit Well and Looks Great!

Written By Bug Lover, Texas on Saturday, March 24, 2012
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Fit Well and Looks Great but we covered the kick panel with carpet that matched the rest of the car.
Pros:
easy to install.. Looks great
Cons:
A very very slight modification was required. Nothing that anyone could not do with a hammer.
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