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RetroSound R-452N

4" 2-way speakers

Item # 068R452N

Some cars make it tough to replace your speakers, but RetroSound designed the RetroMod® Series R-452N 4"...

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Some cars make it tough to replace your speakers, but RetroSound designed the RetroMod® Series R-452N 4"...

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Item # 068R452N

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About the RetroSound R-452N

A classic fit

Some cars make it tough to replace your speakers, but RetroSound designed the RetroMod® Series R-452N 4" speakers to fit in just about any vehicle. These speakers use a compact, powerful neodymium magnet structure to keep mounting depth to an amazing 1.3 inches, while still allowing these speakers to handle plenty of power — up to 40 watts RMS. They'll deliver strong performance powered by a car stereo or an outboard amplifier.

A classic fit

Some cars make it tough to replace your speakers, but RetroSound designed the RetroMod® Series R-452N 4" speakers to fit in just about any vehicle. These speakers use a compact, powerful neodymium magnet structure to keep mounting depth to an amazing 1.3 inches, while still allowing these speakers to handle plenty of power — up to 40 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. You can remove two of the mounting tabs if you're installing these in a vehicle with a 2-tab factory speaker. 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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Product highlights:

  • 4" 2-way speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene woofer cone with Santoprene surround
  • Mylar dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-40 watts RMS (80 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 65-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-5/16"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # R-452N

What's in the box:

  • 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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1999 Porsche 911 Rear Speakers

Crutchfield customer from Niagara Falls, NY on 6/30/2019

1999 Porsche 911 Carrera

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With a little bit of modification these speakers fit into the rear side panel of my 1999 Porsche 911 C4 Cabriolet. They were one of two speakers available from Crutchfield as modified fits, the big difference was in prie $80 as opposed to $750.

Pros: Fit with minor modifications.

Cons: Can't handle booming bass but can live with it considering the price.

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Good Porsche 911 Rear Speaker Replacement Choice

Crutchfield customer from Columbus, OH on 6/5/2019

1999 Porsche 911 Carrera

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These speakers are OK, but expensive for the performance. In my case they were the only option that fits, so this was the best speaker that I could use within my budget. Quality is of the speakers themselves is good, but the sound quality is on the weak side as expected.

Pros: Fit in the rear of my Porsche 911 Cabrio. The thin design works in this application.

Cons: Expensive for the size and performance.

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RetroSound for 2000 Nissan Frontier

Edward from Meridian, ID on 4/13/2019

2000 Nissan Frontier

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Perfectly fine replacement for factory speakers. I needed speakers with a shallow depth for a 2000 Nissan Frontier (back door). These sound good, not great but at 4 inches what can you expect.

Pros: Shallow mount depth, sounds good

Cons: Doesn't sound great

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Guest from Bristol, CT on 11/22/2018

1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

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I had bought these about 2-3 years ago. They were not great and didn't notice a difference in sound at all but decided to keep them because the ones I was replacing were originals from my 76 450sl Mercedes. Shoudn't have. Now black Friday searching for black Friday deals , few years later, I looked to try to remember what I had installed (because I don't remember) and the metal was apart from the rubber woofer surround. poor quality for the money. buying pioneers black Friday deal for dirt cheap to replace.

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Crutchfield customer from Bedford, NH on 7/6/2018

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Far superior to my original dash speakers in my motorhome. Easy installation too. For the money I think they're perfect.

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Perfect Fit

David from Ocala, FL on 5/7/2018

2004 Chevrolet Aveo

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Powerful sound for such a small speaker. Was a nice upgrade to my stock speakers. Put them in my Cheverlot Aveo. Used the Crutchfield guide to get the perfect fit speaker for my car. Thanks Crutchfield. Another amazing job... I also got rubber speaker molds fit perfectly.

Pros: Perfect fit Big sound from a small speaker Handles lots of power for its size

Cons: None

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Robert from Brady, TX on 4/9/2018

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Nice speaker overall. Fit perfect in my 2009 Volkswagen GTI where the 4"mid goes. With just a slight modification. Sounds nice with my pioneer avh-2330nex head unit pushing it only.

Pros: Good sound. Thin design.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Youngstown, OH on 9/21/2017

1974 Triumph TR6

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I installed these in my Triumph TR6 to compliment my Boston Acoustics tear speakers and Retro Sound powered subwoofer. I'm very happy with how these speakers perform

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Jorge from Miami, FL on 2/24/2017

2000 Nissan Frontier

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Great sound excellent quality.

Pros: Great sound.

Cons: None

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Gstyle from Oklahoma City, OK on 9/16/2016

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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They sound Awesome. I have a older car. I wanted to replace the factory speakers without paying a lot money. Their representative picked these speakers out. They sound great!!

Pros: The hardware they sent with the speakers made it a "piece of cake".

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Eloy from Poteet, TX on 4/1/2016

2003 Chevrolet S10

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great factory replacements.

Pros: Exact fit for factory replacements, sound great.

Cons: not enough wattage.

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Tight fit

DTownley from Houston TX. on 1/31/2012

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Can't be choosy when you have but one choice, that said it was a tight fit but am glad someone made the speaker. Well built, sounds fine.

Pros: Its your only choice for rear door on 2000 frontier nissan

Cons: little more instruction in door panel disassembly

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Only use if you have to

Shindog from Santa Fe, NM on 12/27/2011

2000 Nissan Frontier

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I replaced my stock speakers (2000 Frontier) with these expecting a significant improvement in sound quality. There was no difference. In fact when I had only 1 speaker in I played with the balance and couldn't tell a difference. I thought about taking these out and returning them, but the stock speakers were about ten years old. I decided to keep them, thinking I would eventually have to replace the others. I would only buy these if I wanted a speaker to fit in a stock location, that required a very thin speaker. A better option would be to modify the speaker location and go with a different product.

Pros: It fit the stock location without modification.

Cons: Poor sound quality.

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Not to good

Danny from SC on 6/9/2011

1991 Chevrolet Camaro

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Not a good speaker.

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Decent sound quality for the price

venturescott from Cary, NC on 6/6/2011

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I replaced the factory speakers on my '86 Yamaha Venture with these speakers. Overall I'm pleased with the sound from them. I had to turn the treble all the way up because of the amount of bass that these speakers can handle. They were making things vibrate on the fairing of the bike because of all the bass! They would probably sound very good in a car installation because the treble is very crisp too. Definitely a full range speaker.

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More details on the RetroSound R-452N

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 4 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Mylar
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Santoprene
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 88
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 65 - 21k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 40
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 80
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 1 9/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 3 5/8

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Features

Woofer: The speakers feature rigid polypropylene 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.

4/2 Hole Compatibility: The speaker tabs can be removed allowing you to use the speakers in 4-hole or 2-hole applications.

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