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XTC 4" Speaker Baffles

Protect your speakers (3-7/8" depth)

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Waterproof foam baffles from XTC fit behind speakers to keep them clean and dry. They compress easily to fit the installation, and form a mounting seal that can reduce panel vibration. Use these speaker baffles along with a Dynamat kit when you install your new speakers, and you'll enjoy improved sound and performance.

These baffles will protect your speakers. In many applications we recommend that you cut a hole in the bottom of the baffle, or remove the entire bottom of the baffle, to maintain good bass response while still protecting your speaker from dirt and water damage. Call one of our Advisors if you have questions — they'll be happy to share their expertise with you.

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XTC 4" Speaker Baffles Reviews

Average Customer Review:

36 Reviews

Decent

Written by: Kennja from florence, SC on January 23, 2016

2003 Nissan Frontier
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These Baffles worked like they suppose to. The only problem i had was they didn't quite fit and I had to force them in. All in all I could tell difference with them installed.

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Written by: tdev from Georgia on January 6, 2016

2002 Isuzu Trooper
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easy install

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Written by: LKR from Rochester, New York on December 30, 2015

1995 Toyota Tercel
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The baffles fit perfect.

Pros: Great price.

Cons: None

Works and great price.

Written by: MikeG from Los Angeles on December 18, 2015

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Great product.

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Better instructions

Written by: Matt from Florida on December 16, 2015

2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic
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They work fine for what they are, but the instructions don't give any indication on where to punch the hole for the wiring. I exercised common sense and poked it through the bottom, but they should really point that out (or mention that you need to make a hole in the first place).

Pros: Protects the speakers, dampens vibrations

Cons: You have to poke a hole in it (albeit a minor con, but a con nonetheless) -- if you have to poke a hole anyway, why not just have a slit cut from the manufacturer?

XTC 4" Speaker Baffles

Written by: hoote from New York on September 26, 2015

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I really don't believe these baffles helped

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Really Enhanced the Sound from my speakers

Written by: MJAinKY from Kentucky on September 19, 2015

1999 Subaru Forester
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I ordered these baffles along with the replacement speakers for the rear doors in my 1999 Subaru Forester. They were easy to adjust to my exact needs and really made a difference in the sound quality. For the price, they are a steal.

Pros: Easy to alter for exact installation. Enhances sound quality.

Cons: Can't find any CONS.

I like them

Written by: Hugh from New Hampshire on June 3, 2015

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They work really well

Pros: -Does what they are meant to do

Cons: -none

Baffles made a nice difference

Written by: Shadow from New York on May 10, 2015

1998 Subaru Forester
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Made a big sound difference! A+

Pros: Easy install, made a huge difference in the speaker response.

Cons: none

Suggested add on

Written by: RichM from New Jersey on April 4, 2015

2001 Subaru Forester
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great suggested add-on

Pros: fit perfect

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require trimming as expected

Written by: Bobco from Mauldin, SC on October 25, 2014

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Trimmed to fit cut small slot at curve, cut slit access for speaker. Leads. Fit was tight on forward speakers as stock grills we're tight but managable.

Pros: Keeps speakers from druming sheetmetal

Cons: Would be difficult to install for mechanically chalanged

Could be easier to install

Written by: Terry from Cedar Rapids, IA on October 21, 2014

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The density & general construction of these baffles is good, but I found them too deep for my installation. Rather than send them back I just removed about a inch from the middle and glued them back together. Thereon the installation was relatively easy.

Pros: A must for door installations.

Cons: Required alteration.

Muffler

Written by: Charles from Mechanicsville, VA on September 11, 2014

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Work well. muffles the slight rattle when the speakers are in a door panel or kick panel.

Pros: Easy to use and adapt to your space.

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Written by: Gary from Dayton, OH on July 30, 2014

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It was the right size and easy to customize to my car.

Pros: Right size and can be easily cut to fit. Protects speakers and cuts down on back ground echo.

Cons: None.

XTC 4" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Anonymous from Honolulu, HI on June 14, 2014

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Installed these with my Kicker speakers and they fit perfectly.

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good ideal

Written by: jl from Shreveport, LA on February 20, 2014

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Good idea for small speakers in doors. Installed these with a pair of kicker 4" coaxils. The difference these things make for sound of the speaker is night and day.

Pros: Slightly increases lower-mid range bass response. Nothing major but it is a help.

Cons: Can't think of a single con.

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Written by: Anonymous from Raleigh NC on February 10, 2014

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Work extremely well. Product exactly as described.

Pros: Easy to install

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Written by: chainsaw from McCall, ID on November 21, 2013

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Helps speakers sound full!

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Written by: Anonymous from usa on October 29, 2013

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perfect item to eliminate unwanted vibrations and very affordable

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Written by: Jon G from Denver, CO on October 17, 2013

2000 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
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They seem to work great. They were super easy to install in the factory brackets.

Pros: Super easy to deal with.

Cons: none that i can see.

Great product

Written by: ThePotts from Maceo, KY on October 4, 2013

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These do what they're supposed to do - contain the sound of my speakers in the door. I admittedly didn't try the speakers first without these baffles, but the cavity inside the door is HUGE. I can only imagine that I'd get some of that hollow, echoing sound we've all heard if I hadn't used these baffles.

Pros: Works great, easy install

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Great Product

Written by: T H from St Charles, MO on October 1, 2013

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These baffles were just what I needed to ensure that my component speakers stay nice and dry. The sound is not effected if you cut a small hole in the bottom to allow your speakers to do their thing.

Pros: Inexpensive way to protect your investment

Cons: None

Worth it

Written by: Nick from Anchorage Alaska on September 25, 2013

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If you get the speaks spend a couple extra dollars on these for better sound quality. Other wise the door panel rattles

Pros: Increase sound quality

Cons: Have to modify

Helpful for sound!

Written by: James M. from Jackson, NJ on August 21, 2013

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Nice item that help with the overall sound. Easy to install.

Pros: Nice product!

Cons: None

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Written by: CJSPEAKMAN from OCCIDENTAL, CA on June 12, 2013

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Baffles are a huge improvement in over all quality and feel there is value in purchasing these with speakers.

Pros: I highly recommend them.

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great product!

Written by: Alex from cerritos, ca on May 28, 2013

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I have been using baffles for a long time now and I am never disappointed. I strongly recommend them if you are installing from speakers free air. These baffles will not only protect them but also clean up that hollow in the air sound commonly found in most free air installed speakers.

Pros: good price and fast shipping from Crutchfield as always. Product works!

Cons: none yet !

These are a MUST!

Written by: Bill from Fruitland Park, FL on June 29, 2012

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I've installed these XTC speaker baffles in my vehicles before. Not only great for sound performance but adds protection as well!

Pros: Adds sound performance! Aids in speaker protection!

Cons: None!

Just what I was looking for

Written by: Stormy from Twin Cities, MN on March 15, 2012

1994 Geo Metro
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I purchased these speakers to replace the 18 year old blown out factory speakers in my Geo Metro. I have a 50 mile per day commute and wanted to hear my music without all of the ferocious distortion. I don't listen to the radio very loud, so these work just fine. In my noisy car the comfortable listening volume is 16 - 20; these speaker don't start to distort until around 30. I'm well please with the speakers the price and especially Crutchfield for making everything so easy.

Pros: price, sound quality at low to mid volume

Cons: not a lot of range, base isn't great, distorts at high volume.

First time

Written by: T.L. from P.A. on July 10, 2011

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First time buyer of the baffles no problems or complaints.

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Written by: adam from nys on April 13, 2011

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easy to use, keeps the noise down, helps keep moisture out of speakers.

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Choose wisely, doesn't help everybody!

Written by: pdok from Oklahoma on December 28, 2009

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Toyota Corolla - Door speakers and rear hatchback speakers. 4" and 5" sizes.

These were pointless for my car. I compared the sound with and without them,
and I absolutely preferred them without the baffles. The back speakers actually
sit in a tuned port enclosure, so I lost that effect by installing these (I was
unaware of the enclosure until I took off the covers.)

The front door speakers are smaller, and having the baffle installed killed off
some of the depth of the bass coming from the space behind the door panel. Say
what you want about the sound "quality", tightness, etc., but without any other
speakers up front, the low-end sound seemed to just go away when I had the
baffles installed.

This might be fine if you have other speakers filling in those gaps in sound,
but for me, these things ended up in the trash can.

I'm not saying they don't work, but just not for me and 15-year old Corolla.

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Nice and thick

Written by: David from Orcas Island, Washington on May 20, 2009

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These are simple and good quality. Easy to work with & they do the trick.

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Written by: jason from Newport Beach, CA on February 26, 2009

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Definately improved sound quality and eliminated the rattle in the dash but
the amount of torque required to hold down the speaker is enough to tear
a hole while mounting.

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A change from thin to bodacious!

Written by: rulisg from Costa Rica on March 29, 2007

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This ones DO change the way speakers sound...
Prior to the installation, the sound was OK but lacked some body; after these were installed, the sound gained a lot of consistency, similar as if the loudness control of your receiver has been just activated.
They don´t add any bass at all, sorry, but that character is part of the speaker desing per se instead of any accesory you may add.

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Good protection, bad sound!

Written by: Kahres05 from Fleetwood, PA on March 12, 2007

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I bought these for my install for a 2005 wrx. The speakers are polk db400's. First off, I made the mistake of not testing the sound of the speakers without the baffles. Anyway, the system sounded good with the baffles in but I have a sub in the car so I didnt realize how much bass I was loosing. So I turned off the subwoofer and found out the speakers had like no midbass, I was dissapointed and not pleased after that. They say these baffles improve bass response not kill it! Knowing these are great speakers from a previous install I knew it had to be the baffles. I called Polk support to find out what they thought about the baffles and the tech said that would completely kill the sound of the driver. So I took my door cards off, pulled the speakers out and cut the baffle backs in half so air flow was good, but still had protection from water coming off the windows above; looks like a speaker hood. The end result was nothing but great sound with some protection but the audio was the way it was intended for. I only recommend this product if you properly vent the rear of the driver othervise dont be talked into buying these.

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Written by: Kenneth from Skamokawa, WA on September 2, 2005

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These are a "must have," especially if you have small speakers. Even with bass blockers, which helped a little, installed on my 4 inch Pioneer TS-G1040Rs, they still bottomed out during sudden bass thumps. Having these baffles behind each one seals up the rearends so the woofer cone has a bit of cushion. They sound WAY better now!

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They are good fit & quality brand! [ Ezequiel  Feb 03, 2016 ]
Inexpensive add-on to improve performance and protect your speakers! [ Niel  Jan 28, 2016 ]
I have had Kicker speakers in the past. For the price and sound there unbeatable. [ Nicholas  Dec 17, 2015 ]
Site recommended them when I chose speakers [ Adron  Dec 05, 2015 ]
Helps sound quality [ Luke byron  Jan 28, 2016 ]
recommended [ Terry  Jan 26, 2016 ]
Crutchfield recommended them for install [ Carissa  Dec 06, 2015 ]

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