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RetroSound R-TW84-ENCL

Sealed enclosure with one 8" shallow-mount subwoofer

5 Reviews

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Our take on the RetroSound R-TW84-ENCL

RetroSound's R-TW84-ENCL enclosure houses their R-TW84 shallow-mount 8" subwoofer in a sealed box that's only four inches deep. The 4-ohm sub features a mica-injected polypropylene cone with a Santoprene surround for distortion-free bass, in a strong cast-aluminum basket for superior accuracy. Neodymium magnets allow high power handling without adding a lot of weight.

A sub box that's only 4" deep

RetroSound's R-TW84-ENCL enclosure houses their R-TW84 shallow-mount 8" subwoofer in a sealed box that's only four inches deep. The 4-ohm sub features a mica-injected polypropylene cone with a Santoprene surround for distortion-free bass, in a strong cast-aluminum basket for superior accuracy. Neodymium magnets allow high power handling without adding a lot of weight.

 This enclosure measures just 15-7/8" x 12-3/4" x 4", perfect for vehicles where space is limited, and it's a perfect match for the sub. The enclosure's MDF construction and carpet covering will withstand the typical bumps and lumps of the road. The enclosure also includes deluxe push terminals and a rugged grille.

Installation Note: You'll need mounting screws to install the sub in its enclosure.

Product Highlights:

  • sealed MDF enclosure with charcoal carpeting and deluxe speaker terminals
  • ultra-thin 8" 4-ohm flat subwoofer
  • neodymium magnet structure
  • rigid cast aluminum basket
  • injected poly mica cone
  • Santoprene surround for smooth, natural sound
  • 1-3/4" voice coil on a Kapton® former
  • power handling: 250 watts RMS/500 watts peak
  • enclosure volume: .312 cubic foot
  • dimensions: 15-7/8"W x 12-3/4"H x 4"D (4-7/8" w/grille)
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • frequency response: 32-5000 Hz
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • One 8" Subwoofer
  • Enclosure for a single 8" subwoofer
  • Polyester lining (installed)
  • Grille
  • Owner's manual

Nice sub for the money I'm using it in my f350 reg cab Pick up, behind the pass seat, not a lot of room so it works. I would say it is better than middle of the road.Uou will be happy with it won't blow you out of the truck just good base in a small cab.

Vinny, Pittsburg, NH

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RetroSound R-TW84-ENCL Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(5 Reviews)

Nice unit

Vinny from Pittsburg, NH on 2/26/2019

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Nice sub for the money I'm using it in my f350 reg cab Pick up, behind the pass seat, not a lot of room so it works. I would say it is better than middle of the road.Uou will be happy with it won't blow you out of the truck just good base in a small cab.

Pros: Price and size

Cons: A little light on base but good for what it's supposed to do for its size it is as stated by Crutchfield ??

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Crutchfield customer from Rockville, VA on 11/27/2018

1967 Chevrolet Camaro
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Great sound and well made

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Crutchfield customer from Stafford, VA on 2/18/2018

1998 Toyota Tacoma
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Gets the job done. Clean bass, I'm literally sitting right on it, good bass for an 8inch, kind of wish I had a 10inch woofer now, but I'm satisfied. Didn't quite fit in my little Tacoma, had to cut some metal and mount to cab. Would recommend for extremely limited space.

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Crutchfield customer from Northglenn, CO on 11/18/2017

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Great sounding sub and perfect for tight spaces.

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Not bad, could be better!

Jon from Tracy, CA on 4/7/2016

2000 Mazda B Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It has potential to be a better product

Pros: It was easy to install with a little up front preparation. Looks kinda cool.

Cons: No pre drilled holes, not type of installation kit such as screws. The plastic speaker cover did not completely cover speaker.

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Features and Specs

General
Woofer Size (inches) 8
Speakers Per Box 1
Woofer Material Injected Poly-Mica
Enclosure Type Sealed
Color Charcoal
Pieces in System 1
Width (inches) 15-7/8
Height (inches) 12-3/4
Depth (inches) 4-7/8
Second Depth (inches) N/A
Connector Type Spring post
Frequency Response 32-5000 Hz
Power Range (Watts RMS) 250
Maximum Wattage 500
Sensitivity 88 dB
Impedance 4 ohms
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Features

Overview: This package includes one RetroSound R-TW84 8" subwoofer, the R-TWENCL sealed enclosure designed for that sub, and a protective grille.

Note: The sub is not factory mounted in the enclosure and mounting hardware is not included, so eight mounting screws must be purchased separately. (One option is item number 120HWP0001.)

Materials: The enclosure is built from 1/2" MDF (medium-density fiberboard), covered in charcoal colored carpet.

Internal Box Volume: The enclosure's internal volume is 0.312 cubic feet.

Terminals: The spring-post speaker terminals are mounted on the enclosure's side panel. They will accept bare wire up to 10 gauge, pin connectors, and single banana plugs. Inside the enclosure the terminals have an attached 15" length of speaker wire for connecting the subwoofer.

Brackets: Brackets for securing the enclosure to your vehicle are recommended.

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