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RetroSound S-42

4" 2-way car speakers

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Overview

Our take on the RetroSound S-42

For most classic car owners, authenticity matters. Good thing RetroSound knows 20th century rides so well — their S-42 4" speakers are an ideal fit for select vintage cars. Each speaker uses a polypropylene woofer with a treated foam surround for accurate playback and durability in the face of the extreme temperature swings in your car, along with a Mylar tweeter that adds clean, crisp highs. Grilles are not included, but Retrosound offers optional grilles for custom installations.

New school speakers for an old school ride

For most classic car owners, authenticity matters. Good thing RetroSound knows 20th century rides so well — their S-42 4" speakers are an ideal fit for select vintage cars. Each speaker uses a polypropylene woofer with a treated foam surround for accurate playback and durability in the face of the extreme temperature swings in your car, along with a Mylar tweeter that adds clean, crisp highs. Grilles are not included, but Retrosound offers optional grilles for custom installations.

With power handling up to 25 watts RMS, you'll get satisfying performance from these speakers whether you're powering them with a factory radio or an outboard amplifier. Use them to customize a classic vehicle or to upgrade the sound in a newer car — either way these RetroSound speakers fit the bill.

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

Product Highlights:

  • 4" 2-way car speakers
  • polypropylene woofer cone with foam surround
  • Mylar dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-25 watts RMS (50 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 65-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-1/2
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • Two 12' 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
  • Owner's manual
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RetroSound S-42 Reviews

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RetroSound S-42

Crutchfield customer from Valrico, FL on 9/14/2018

1992 Toyota Pickup
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Blew out almost instantly. Truth be told, I wasn't careful about checking wattage/power. The instructions were very valuable for replacing these speakers with the pioneer types that were originally in my truck.

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Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 4 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Mylar
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Treated Foam
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 25
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 50
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 1/2
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 1 15/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 3 11/16

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Features

4/2 Hole Compatibility: Most 4" factory speakers use four mounting screws, however, in some vehicles, only two are used. The S-42's mounting tabs can be removed, allowing installation in 4-hole or 2-hole applications. Care should be taken handling the speaker after any tabs are removed because the broken edges may be sharp. Please enter your vehicle information to confirm fit.

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