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RetroSound VWKPB Kick Panel Enclosures
Includes a pair of 6-3/4" speakers fits in 1949-71 VW Standard Beetles
Item # 068VWKPB | MFR # VWKPB
Our take on the RetroSound VWKPB Kick Panel Enclosures by Crutchfield's Charlie Pastorfield
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Old VW Beetles are cool vehicles but they weren't designed for great sound. It's particularly hard to find a good spot for aftermarket speakers, but now RetroSound offers a neat solution — install their VWKPB enclosures in your Beetle's kick panels and start rocking out.
Great sound in a bug
The package includes two ABS plastic enclosures and a set of RetroSound's R-652N 6-3/4" speakers. Each enclosure holds a RetroSound speaker, angled up toward your ears to create a more powerful stereo image. These speakers will work well with a factory or aftermarket radio, but they handle up to 50 watts RMS so they'll be very happy with an outboard amplifier.
Compact, paintable enclosures
The R652N speakers have a mounting depth of less than 1-3/4", so these enclosures don't take up a lot of space. You can paint the enclosures to match your VW's interior, and each enclosure already has a cutout for the RetroSound speaker, so they'll just pop right in. These enclosures fit in 1949-71 standard Beetles; they will not work in Beetles equipped with a bamboo tray, Beetle convertibles, or Super Beetles.
What's in the Box:
- 2 Black plastic kick panel speaker brackets
- Two R-652N 2-way speakers
- 2 Grilles
- 2 Grille frames
- Two 12' Lengths of speaker wire
- Eight 1-1/8" Self tapping screws
- 8 Speed clips
- Speaker owner's manual
- ABS plastic kick panel enclosures with precut speaker openings
- includes a pair of R-652N 6-3/4" speakers
- speakers are angled up for stronger image
- enclosures can be painted
- power handling up to 50 watts RMS
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Woofer Composition||Pulp Composite|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||87|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||N/A|
|Frequency Response||52 - 21k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||2|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||50|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||100|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||1 3/4|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||5 11/16|
Kick Panel Brackets: The VWKPB package includes a pair of RetroSound R-652N 6-3/4" speakers and brackets to mount them in the kick panel location of select 1949 to 1971 Volkswagen Beetles. The diameter of the pre-cut openings in the brackets matches the included 6-3/4" speakers and they can be painted to match your interior.
Note: Please enter your vehicle information to confirm compatibility. These kick panels will not work with VW Beetles equipped with a bamboo tray, Super Beetles, or Convertibles.
Woofer: The speakers feature rigid pulp composite cone woofers with Santoprene surrounds. The woofers use Neodymium magnets to achieve their shallow depth.
Tweeters: The tweeters are low profile Mylar domes.
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by Charlie Pastorfield
These speakers from Retrosound make it a lot easier to enjoy modern stereo sound in a pre-1960s vintage car or truck.
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Sep 29, 2014 ] Staff