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RetroSound VW Dash Speaker

Single 6-3/4" speaker with mounting bracket — fits 1958-77 Volkswagens (Model VWMSB6)

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  • RetroSound VW Dash Speaker

  • RetroSound VW Dash Speaker

  • RetroSound VW Dash Speaker

  • RetroSound VW Dash Speaker

 

Our take on the RetroSound VW Dash Speaker

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 Volkswagens are cool vehicles, but they weren't designed for great sound — and it's particularly hard to find a good spot for aftermarket speakers. But now RetroSound offers a neat solution — a 6-3/4" dual voice coil speaker that installs in the existing 5" opening on the driver's side of your dash.

Dual voice coil speaker and a bracket
The package includes a single RetroSound R-65N 6-3/4" speaker and a mounting bracket. The woofer's dual voice coils and dual tweeters allow you to hook up both channels of your car radio, so you'll hear the left and right stereo information. This speaker will work well with a factory or aftermarket radio, but it'll handle up to 50 watts RMS so you can drive it with an outboard amplifier. The speaker will fit in 1958-77 Volkswagens.

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Highlights:

  • package includes R-65N 6-3/4" dual voice coil speaker with mounting bracket
  • fits into 5" opening in far left dash
  • power handling: 2-50 watts RMS (100 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 52-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Dome
Tweeter Composition Mylar
Woofer Composition Treated Paper
Woofer Surround Santoprene
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity 87 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 52 - 21k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-50
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 100
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 3 1/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 11/16
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What's in the box?

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  • One 2-way 6-3/4" Dual voice coil stereo input speaker
  • Two 5' Lengths of speaker wire
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's manual

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Features

VW Bracket: The VWMSB6 package includes RetroSound's R-65N 6-3/4" dual voice coil stereo input speaker and VWMSB mono speaker bracket. The VWMSB is designed to mount the R-65N in the single speaker dash location in 1958 to 1977 Volkswagen Beetles.

Note: Please confirm compatibility using the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector. A note on the VWMSB bag warns against using the included screws to mount the bracket to the Volkswagen dash; they are too long and will damage the speaker.

Woofer: The speaker features a rigid pulp composite cone woofer with a Santoprene surround. The woofer uses a Neodymium magnet to achieve its shallow depth, so it fits in tight factory locations.

Tweeters: Two Mylar tweeters are wired separately so this single speaker will accept a stereo input.

Dual Voice Coils: The woofer has dual voice coils, each wired with one of the tweeters. The stereo input is useful in older vehicles with a single speaker location in the dash or rear deck.

 
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