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RetroSound R-483N

RetroMod™ 4"x8" 2-way car speakers

Item # 068R483N

RetroSound makes it easy to replace the factory speakers in almost any car — classic, vintage, or even brand new.

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Item # 068R483N

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About the RetroSound R-483N

The right speakers for your vintage vehicle

RetroSound makes it easy to replace the factory speakers in almost any car — classic, vintage, or even brand new. 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.
Retrosound R-483N

The right speakers for your vintage vehicle

RetroSound makes it easy to replace the factory speakers in almost any car — classic, vintage, or even brand new. 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.

Sturdy materials, detailed sound

Each R-483N 4"x8" speaker features a powerful neodymium magnet and a low-carbon steel frame that form a strong foundation. The sturdy pulp composite woofer with its Santoprene surround delivers powerful performance while standing up to heat and humidity. Dual Mylar dome tweeters broadcast detailed highs without sounding shrill, and the speaker's low profile helps increase installation options. These speakers were designed to fit in these vehicles:

  • 1967-71 Ford Mustang with stereo factory radio
  • 1966 Ford Thunderbird with Quadrophonic 8-track factory radio (requires 2 pairs, one set for each door)

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. Replace your wornout old 4"x8"s with these updated RetroSounds, and your tunes will sound new again, just like your classic ride.

Grilles are not included; the factory grilles should be suitable for most applications.

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Product highlights:

  • 4"x8" 2-way speakers (pair)
  • pulp composite woofer cone with Santoprene surround
  • Mylar dome tweeters
  • power range: 2-60 watts RMS (120 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 65-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-5/8"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # R-483N

What's in the box:

  • Two 4x8 Speakers
  • Two 15' Lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's manual

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Didn't fit

Crutchfield customer from Lima, OH on 9/16/2019

1970 Mercury Cougar

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Was supposed to fit the doors on my 70 cougar. Not even close.

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Crutchfield response on 9/17/2019
We're sorry these speakers didn't work out for you. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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4 x 8, sound good

Crutchfield customer from Smithtown, NY on 7/28/2019

1967 Ford Mustang

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Very good speakers. hard to find 4 x 8 speakers but these sound very good. A little pricey but I am happy with the purchase.

Pros: decent quality speaker

Cons: price

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FINALLY! I've waited 35 years!

Happy 67 Mustang Owner from Geneva on 11/5/2013

1967 Ford Mustang

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I've needed DOOR mounted speakers for my 67 Mustang since the day I bought it in 1978. The problem has always been that there were no 4x8 speakers available OF ANY KIND. Being a classic car buff, I did not wish to destroy my door and install something else. 4x10's were the closest available, and the magnets interfered with the window mechanism, so a terrible fit. These fit using the factory plastic water shields, only needing a jumper wiring harness12071021 to direct plug and play. I believe CRUTCHFIELD will supply them upon request. I would really like a set to connect these babies up, so if you are a CRUTCHFIELD rep, send me a set!

Pros: Perfect Fitment!

Cons: Need connectors #12071021 for factory plug-ins

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 4X8
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Dual Domes
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Mylar
Woofer Composition Pulp Composite
Woofer Surround Santoprene
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 87
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 65 - 21k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 120
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 5/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 1 15/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 0

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Features

Woofer: The speakers feature rigid pulp composite cone woofers with Santoprene surrounds. The woofers use Neodymium magnets to achieve their shallow depth, so they fit in tight factory locations.

Tweeters: The two tweeters are low profile Mylar domes.

Compatibility: Although we haven't seen the cars to research, RetroSound's website shows the R-483N fitting in these cars:

  • 67-71 Ford Mustang with stereo factory radio
  • 66 Ford Thunderbird with quadraphonic 8-Track factory radio

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