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RetroSound RPOD9

Surface-mount modules for 5"x7", 6-1/2", or 6"x9" speakers

2 Reviews | 1 question - 1 answer

Overview

Our take on the RetroSound RPOD9

You've got a classic vehicle that needs some music in it, but your vehicle didn't include factory speaker locations, and there's no room behind the factory panels for installing new speakers. Enter Retrosound's RetroPod modules.

Where no speaker has gone before

You've got a classic vehicle that needs some music in it, but your vehicle didn't include factory speaker locations, and there's no room behind the factory panels for installing new speakers. Enter Retrosound's RetroPod modules.

The RetroPod RPOD9 surface-mount module lets you choose the locations for new speakers in your vehicle. Mount the two modules on your kick panels, doors, rear deck, or any suitable flat surface, then run some speaker wire to your car stereo or amplifier. You can then install your choice of 5"x7", 6-1/2", or 6"x9" speakers in the modules. With the included cutout template for a tweeter, you can also install a 6-1/2" component speaker system.

Customize your application

You can paint or carpet the ABS plastic modules to match your interior. The modules also include mesh grilles to complete the installation.

Installation note: Using the template that Retrosound provides in the modules, you'll need to cut and file the mounting hole in the modules for the speakers you install. You'll also need to drill mounting holes for screws that secure the speakers. You'll want to consider professional installation if you don't have the proper tools.

Speaker housing was just what I was looking for. Could have been a little deeper, I still had to cut a hole in the mounting surface to fit the magnet.

Anonymous, South Carolina

What's in the Box:

  • 2 RetroPod modules
  • 2 Grilles
  • Instructions

Product Highlights:

  • two RetroPod speaker modules for 5"x7", 6-1/2", or 6"x9" speakers
  • modules include tweeter cutouts to accommodate a 6-1/2" component system
  • paintable rugged ABS plastic
  • mesh grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

RetroSound RPOD9 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(2 Reviews)

What do you mean 6x9s won't fit?

Chad B from Auburn, CA on 9/29/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just bought my son his first vehicle a 1991 Toyota Pickup. The Stock Stereo and Speaker are just not going to cut it. I know there isn't much room for large subs and amps with all the other stuff and sports equipment he has. I remember the 6x9s I had in high school sounded pretty awesome. I told my friends I'm going to put 6x9s in the doors and they laughed at me. After shopping at Crutchfield I found these Retrosound pods that look like they wound work. Didn't take much to install these bad boys and now he has great sounding speakers in the little doors. Look who's laughing now, suckers!!!

Pros: Heavy Duty Plastic. Angled Design for better sound direction. Allows for deeper speakers with large magnets. Still had to cut panel but so what.

Cons: Little Pricey but worth it.

RetroSound RPOD9

Anonymous from South Carolina on 11/9/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Speaker housing was just what I was looking for. Could have been a little deeper, I still had to cut a hole in the mounting surface to fit the magnet.

Pros: Nice looking. great way to surface mount speakers.

Cons:

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Features

Overview: RetroSound's R-POD9 surface-mount modules offer an easy way to add speakers in non-factory locations. They are mounted using screws (not included) to secure four tabs on the under side of the module to a flat surface (approximately 10" x 13-1/4" minimum) in the vehicle.

Installation: You will need to cut out the speaker mounting holes in the plastic R-POD9. Lines are scored on the speaker mounting surface, designed for 6x9, 6x8, 5x7 and component sets with 6-1/2 or 6-3/4 woofers (be sure to measure your specific speakers before cutting). Because the R-POD is angled (approximately 10°), the exact allowable mounting depth varies with size and shape of the speaker basket. The depth is 2-1/4 inches at the center of the opening, so the allowable depth of a typical speaker is approximately 2". Using the included grilles, there is approximately 5/8 of an inch allowable mounting height and the frame measurements of the speakers should not exceed 7-3/8" x 10-7/16". Once the hole is cut for the speaker, the four tabs for mounting the R-POD are accessible through the opening.

Compatibility: RetroSound recommends using their R-573N, R-693, R-693N, or R-C652N speakers with the R-POD9, but other brand speakers can also be used.

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thought they would look nice [ DAVID  Aug 24, 2016 ]

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there are 4 plastic tabs that are inside at bottom of speaker housing.They are bent at a 90 degree angle and sit flat against your mounting surface. [ JENNIFER  Apr 28, 2015 ]

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