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XTC 4" Speaker Baffles

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XTC 4" Speaker Baffles

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Our take on the XTC 4" Speaker Baffles

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.

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.


Priced per pair

Purchased for 2001 Subaru Forester's rear doors ... Installed simply Does the job Really work (tried the speakers without and with the baffles ... sound is much better with)

Bayerit, Port Saint Lucie, FL

What's in the Box:

  • 1 pair of foam speaker baffles

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XTC 4" Speaker Baffles Reviews

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Craig T from West Des Moines, IA on 8/8/2016

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You might be better off using another deadening product depending on the dimensions of your speakers and the location to be installed. They were not very useful in my smaller truck pillar openings.

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Cons: They are not measured very well and not useful for some applications.

Baffles worth every penny

Bayerit from Port Saint Lucie, FL on 7/15/2016

2001 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Purchased for 2001 Subaru Forester's rear doors ... Installed simply Does the job Really work (tried the speakers without and with the baffles ... sound is much better with)

Pros: Simple installation Functional Will protect speakers from dust, dirt, and other contaminants inside the door

Cons: None

Great Product

Mercedes from Fayetteville, AR on 5/26/2016

2004 Chevrolet Aveo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wonderful sound enhancement. Fits very well. Worth the money.

Pros: Fit. Sound.

Cons: None

4" speaker baffles.

Thomas from Bristol, CT on 4/27/2016

Its hard to believe such a cheap looking foam baffle could make such a difference in sound quality, but Wow, they do. Depth and clarity were both 200% better, never install speakers without them again.

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Great Sound Product

Shakman from Bark River, MI on 4/25/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easily installed and great sound product.

Pros: They stop the unneeded sound vibrations and increase music quality

Cons: None

Speaker Baffles

Collin from Cheyenne, WY on 4/18/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I decided to buy these speaker baffles because it was cheap and it said it would improve the quality of my listening experience so I said what the heck. However, I wasn't very impressed with them. The idea is good, to reduce vibration but I found that installing them was difficult. Because they are just too big, I would have been just plenty fine without the speaker baffles.

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Decent

Kennja from florence, SC on 1/23/2016

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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tdev from Georgia on 1/6/2016

2002 Isuzu Trooper
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy install

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LKR from Rochester, New York on 12/30/2015

1995 Toyota Tercel
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The baffles fit perfect.

Pros: Great price.

Cons: None

Works and great price.

MikeG from Los Angeles on 12/18/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product.

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Better instructions

Matt from Florida on 12/16/2015

2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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?

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hoote from New York on 9/26/2015

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I really don't believe these baffles helped

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Really Enhanced the Sound from my speakers

MJAinKY from Kentucky on 9/19/2015

1999 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Hugh from New Hampshire on 6/3/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They work really well

Pros: -Does what they are meant to do

Cons: -none

Baffles made a nice difference

Shadow from New York on 5/10/2015

1998 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made a big sound difference! A+

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

Cons: none

Suggested add on

RichM from New Jersey on 4/4/2015

2001 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great suggested add-on

Pros: fit perfect

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require trimming as expected

Bobco from Mauldin, SC on 10/25/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Terry from Cedar Rapids, IA on 10/21/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Charles from Mechanicsville, VA on 9/11/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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Gary from Dayton, OH on 7/30/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Anonymous from Honolulu, HI on 6/14/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed these with my Kicker speakers and they fit perfectly.

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good ideal

jl from Shreveport, LA on 2/20/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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Anonymous from Raleigh NC on 2/10/2014

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Work extremely well. Product exactly as described.

Pros: Easy to install

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chainsaw from McCall, ID on 11/21/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Helps speakers sound full!

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Anonymous from usa on 10/29/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

perfect item to eliminate unwanted vibrations and very affordable

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Jon G from Denver, CO on 10/17/2013

2000 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

ThePotts from Maceo, KY on 10/4/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

T H from St Charles, MO on 10/1/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Nick from Anchorage Alaska on 9/25/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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!

James M. from Jackson, NJ on 8/21/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Pros: Nice product!

Cons: None

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

CJSPEAKMAN from OCCIDENTAL, CA on 6/12/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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!

Alex from cerritos, ca on 5/28/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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!

Bill from Fruitland Park, FL on 6/29/2012

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Stormy from Twin Cities, MN on 3/15/2012

1994 Geo Metro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

T.L. from P.A. on 7/10/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First time buyer of the baffles no problems or complaints.

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adam from nys on 4/13/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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Choose wisely, doesn't help everybody!

pdok from Oklahoma on 12/28/2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

David from Orcas Island, Washington on 5/20/2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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jason from Newport Beach, CA on 2/26/2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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!

rulisg from Costa Rica on 3/29/2007

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This ones DO change the way speakers sound...<BR>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.<BR>They don&#180;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!

Kahres05 from Fleetwood, PA on 3/12/2007

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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Kenneth from Skamokawa, WA on 9/2/2005

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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Why did you buy this?

To protect my speakers in the doors and the rear quarter panel from the elements. [ Felix  Aug 03, 2016 ]
recommended [ Scott  Jul 28, 2016 ]
helps with the bass by providing a true baffle - which should keep standing waves from negatively affecting the bass output. [ John  Jun 08, 2016 ]
it popped up on a screen good hustle [ jose  Apr 20, 2016 ]
Just Know You-all know what You are selling Very Great Job Thank You-all for the Great work [ Mark  Apr 18, 2016 ]
I chose the XTC speaker baffles because Crutchfield recommended them and Crutchfield is word! [ Larry Ken  Apr 17, 2016 ]
Recommended [ Matthew Neal  Apr 08, 2016 ]
Because I was dumb and didn't order speakers from you guys. I bought them from Amazon because it was about $20 cheaper, but didn't realize all of the extra equipment you guys give with your orders. So now I ended up spending about $20 more than I would have if I bought from you guys in the first place! You guys are awesome! [ Travis  Mar 06, 2016 ]
To protect my door speakers from moisture [ john  Feb 25, 2016 ]
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 ]
Replace old original equipment [ E  Aug 14, 2016 ]
Suggestion from Crutchfield, also, for better sound from the front door speakers. [ Alberto  Aug 05, 2016 ]
your reccomendation [ Kenneth  Jul 06, 2016 ]
when i chose the speakers that i wanted the cruchfield guide suggested i get this also because of dust and moister i'm glad there someone here to help when picking out the best component for your vehicle if your a first timer its always good to have someone there to help you get what you need for you paticular car or truck [ GLENN PAUL  Jun 30, 2016 ]
I wanted the best possible sound for the speaker location. [ Douglas  Jun 26, 2016 ]
Improve the sound quality [ William  Jun 02, 2016 ]
improv the low frequency. Tanks [ Barrios  May 30, 2016 ]
recommended with speakers [ Brian Wayne  May 01, 2016 ]
recommended by crutchfield advisor [ Jay  Apr 10, 2016 ]
insulation in car door speaker installation [ THOMAS  Apr 06, 2016 ]
I usually follow the advice of experts [ John  Mar 18, 2016 ]
your website recommend them. [ Matthew  Mar 18, 2016 ]
The speakers I bought are going into the package tray area of my 1936 Ford Fordor, and I want to elinminate some of the drone that comes from the trunk. Hopefully these will do the trick. [ James  Feb 18, 2016 ]
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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