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XTC 5"x7" Speaker Baffles

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XTC 5"x7" Speaker Baffles

Overview

Our take on the XTC 5"x7" 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

If there is enough depth use this protect the speaker and reduce noise.

Greg, Larsen, WI

What's in the Box:

  • Two acoustic foam baffles for 5x7" speakers

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XTC 5"x7" Speaker Baffles Reviews

Average Customer Review:

53 Reviews

Slims fit perfect

Written by: Christy from Houston, TX on June 8, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install, i did need to cut a hole for the wiring to pop out so it wouldnt get smushed. I tried my new Polk 572s with and without these during install and these DEFINITELY helped direct the sound into the cab instead of the door! Made a significant difference in volume and base without muffling anything. The slims do NOT affect window function or any other door buttons for all 4 doors of my Explorer... the regular size probably would have rubbed on the window tracks in the front doors, so im glad i got the slims. The 572s have plenty of room to spare depth-wise too.

Pros: Helps sound quality Perfect fit

Cons: None

XTC 5"x7" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Greg from Larsen, WI on February 7, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If there is enough depth use this protect the speaker and reduce noise.

Pros: Reasonable price for speaker sound isolation.

Cons: In a door location it may not work due to depth limitation.

Speaker Baffles

Written by: Joe G from Virginia on January 16, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So I installed these as a recommendation of the tech I talked to on line. They came with no instructions on how the "should be installed" so I did it the way I though. Cut a small slit in them to run the wires to the speaker and installed the speaker inside the baffle and trimmed the excess off after.

Pros: Easy install assuming I did it "correctly". Sound inside the cabin is good.

Cons: Zero instruction on how there were "supposed to be installed".

XTC 5"x7" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Louie W from Fredericksburg Virginia on December 29, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These baffles really concentrate the sound into the cab and not into the doors.

Pros: No issue with installation

Cons: Needed to put a few holes in back for bass response.

Great product

Written by: David D. from West Chesterfield Pa. on December 29, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice heavy material. Great fit!

Pros: Makes for a nice install.

Cons: No complaints.

Protection

Written by: Jamie from Virginia on September 27, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Keeps speakers clean

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IMPROPER INSTALLATION

Written by: Brady165 from Philadelphia PA on May 6, 2015

You have to remove bottom 1/4 - 1/3 of the baffle or else there will be a dramatic loss is bass resonance. This and any other foam baffle work great when used correctly.

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Great Sound

Written by: Vanessa from Apache Junction, AZ on April 11, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these along with my JBL speakers and they are amazing. They amped up the sound completely. Definitely a great purchase.

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Crutchfield is git it going on

Written by: jaxsin from Fridley, Minnesota on March 23, 2015

2000 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

System sounds top notch. These baffles do their job well.

Pros: Works perfect.

Cons: Installed it myself, would if rather played my PS4.... ha ha ha...

Secured the speaker

Written by: Gilbert from Del Rio, TX on February 22, 2015

2000 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Keeps dirt away from internals of speakers!!! Awesome protection!

Pros: Keeps the speaker clean from debris.

Cons: None

XTC Speaker Baffles

Written by: Anonymous from Huntsville TX on January 20, 2015

2003 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These baffles help the speakers respond better.

Pros: Worth the price.

Cons: None.

For better sound and protect speaker

Written by: Gabriel from La Vega, Dominican Republic on January 5, 2015

1992 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This item protects the speaker and provides a better sound reproduction on low frequencies

Pros: Excellent fit

Cons: no.

XTC 5"x7" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Anonymous from charlotte nc on December 3, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These fit in my doors and protect speakers as described. The full size interfered with my window. I am very happy with this product.

Pros: protect speakers, reduce road noise

Cons: none

Quality and good Price

Written by: Dan from Minnesota on September 11, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product for the price. You don't really consider how much water and dirt could get inside the door. For the money, it's worth it to protect your speakers. I used these with the Polk db571 speakers I bought. They fit fine with speaker. Made a small slit in the back to pass the wire through. Before you put your door back together, make sure your wires don't rub the window when it's rolled up and down. I can't speak to improved sound quality with these. I don't have the ear for it.

Pros: Easy to install with the speakers. Keeps the speakers well protected from potential water damage.

Cons: None

An audiophile must

Written by: Silent D from Ohio on August 27, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've used these baffles for years in various cars. They are sold as protection but also act like an enclosure of sorts. If you want tighter sound out of your factory speaker locations these are a must. If you're system is set up with a speaker for mid-range these will improve speaker response.

Pros: Better stock speaker location response

Cons: None

Did Not Work For My 02 Ranger Standard Cab

Written by: momule from Rural Missouri on July 7, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Too deep to fit in either the doors or the back of my truck. Would have had to squish it in there and that seemed counterproductive. I kept them due to the low price and maybe I'll decide to modify them some time in the future. I believe that their best function would be in protecting the backs of the speakers from dust or water. These things are just a thin foam rubber material and probably cost pennies to manufacture...I wish I'd thought of this and maybe I could've retired rich by now......

Pros: Relatively inexpensive Flexible but air cannot get through so it might isolate sound and reduce booming in door or back of truck Could have used in rear with back cut out to protect speaker from dust/dirt but again did not want to cut

Cons: too deep for rear of truck and for door and I didn't feel like cutting to fit Made for two sizes of speakers so fit isn't great for either.

Whoa - cool.

Written by: Chris from Glens Falls, NY on June 2, 2014

1998 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They work! Thought it wS some voodoo, but they really do keep more if the sound in the vehicle as well as focus the bass response. Don't go without them.

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Great

Written by: Justin u. from Dumont, NJ on March 14, 2014

1997 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Quick shop easy install sounds great

Pros: Quick and easy

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XTC 5"x7" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Anonymous from CA on February 3, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

uh they work only time will tell

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Good product

Written by: Tom L from Marysville ca on January 1, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice product. Made by family owned business. Fit great. Shallow enough to clear window regulator in my 09 f150 & my daughters 2011 escape

Pros: Great fit

Cons: None

These speaker baffles will make the difference of day and night in spe

Written by: Earp from Mars Hill, N.C.......... on December 31, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These baffles really changed how our four component 5x7" Rockford Fosgate door speakers sound and perform for the BETTER!!!!!!!!!! Our R.F's now have a more crisp and much cleaner sound than they did before we installed the baffles!!!!!!!!! We recently up sized and upgraded all four of the very original and VERY blown 6.5" round door speakers with four R.F 5x7"z in our 1995 Chevy Suburban........ We also changed (here again original and VERY blown) a pair of stock 4x10'z which are located by the factory in the headliner above the third row seat....... Here again we up sized and upgraded to a pair of 6x9" Pioneers which we ordered and received a pair of baffles for but we do not have them installed as of yet......... All & all we do, we have and we will continue to tell people about how these baffles change the sound quality and overall speaker performance simply because it is true and best of all they are VERY REASONABLY priced here at Crutchfield!!!!!!!

Pros: Sound quality & speaker performance, protects speakers from moisture, price!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons: None as of yet..........

XTC 5"x7" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Anonymous from Powell, WY on December 2, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Were sold these to help bass response of speaker. I did not know that they needed to be cut out to work and installed them as is. The sound of the new speaker was worse than the stock unit. Was going to pull the speakers when I read that the baffles could be the cause. My old speakers had no dirt or rust on them, so I pulled the baffles out and now the new speakers sound great.

Pros: Fit in the hole easily.

Cons: No instructions.

Great

Written by: Sam from Allentown PA on November 20, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Reduced rattle and vibrations

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Good stuff

Written by: Bruce from Ohio on November 4, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use and effective.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

Baffles probably help

Written by: Gary from Tucson on October 31, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These baffles were a bit tight on the 5X7/6X9 speakers. Don't know if they were necessary ar not, but probably worth the few bucks. I cut holes about 1-1/2" in the bottom of each one, for wires and porting.

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Waste

Written by: Sslob G from Dimondale, MI on October 15, 2013

1999 Ford Contour
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I put a pair of Pioneer speakers into an old Ford. My instincts were I would lose speaker performance if I used these baffles, but Crutchfield assured me it actually improves bass performance. Needless to say I was very disappointed I took Crutchfield's advice on this one. I mean it's common sense right? Isolate air flow around a speaker what do you think is going to happen? Anyways, I installed my pioneers with the baffles and was totally disappointed, took the baffles out and resinstalled the speakers and they sounded way better.

Pros: I can't think of any

Cons: Made my speakers sound much weaker.

Simple to install

Written by: Gordy from NY on July 23, 2013

1996 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple foam bafffles should be used in every speaker

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XTC 5"x7" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Anonymous from little rock arkansas on June 18, 2013

1999 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Improves sound and easy to install

Pros: easy install

Cons: none

Work great

Written by: Frank N from Exeter Mo on May 30, 2013

2001 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very nice

Pros: Perfect fit and stops the doors from rattling

Cons: None

Does not help sound quality

Written by: Roadrunner71 from Denver, CO on May 25, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these as a cheap attempt to try and improve the sound quality in the door speakers for my 2012 F150. I bought the Alpine type R 6x8s and for the first two to three weeks, I was getting a resonating sound that was irritating my ears. I tried these but they took out the bass completely and some of the mids sounded distorted with about mid-level volume. I decided not to use these. I could not give a horrible rating because they will be good for keeping speakers dry. Side note, I put in some Polk db651 speakers in my back doors and they sound much better so I am going to put the DB6501 components in the front doors.

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XTC 5X7 Speaker Baffles

Written by: Ryan from Marysville, WA on May 21, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great. Added depth to the speakers sound.

Pros: East install. Cheap insurance against moisture.

Cons: None yet.

Works great for non enclosed door speakers

Written by: LBK GT from Lubbock, TX on April 2, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought these with the Infinity Reference speakers for my shaker 500 07 mustang gt. I your putting Speakers in your door and it doesn't have an enclosure, these are a must!

Pros: Fit, sound difference

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Good for protection, bad for bass

Written by: ToddK from Baltimore, MD on April 28, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I agree with what most others have said about this product - it significantly cuts the bass. Maybe if I had a subwoofer it would be fine, but I don't and even cutting a large port hole as described in other reviews cut the bass too much for me. However, I still wanted some protection because when I installed them there was still a lot of moisture within the door from a recent rain and there was a lot of corrosion on one of my pairs of speakers (4 years old) So after several days, I removed the baffles and cut them so only the top half of the shell was left to form a protective hood over the speaker. It sounded much better after that and I think that I have enough protection from dripping water.

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XTC 5"x7" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Frank from Fayetteville, NC on March 7, 2011

2000 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great with my new speakers installed in my 2000 Ford Ranger truck.

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Sound Improvement

Written by: Tracy from Sandston, VA. on June 21, 2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased a set of these when I ordered a set of the Polk Audio db571 speakers. I have them installed in a 97 Ford Ranger pickup in the front doors along with a Kenwood HU. Like some of the reviews here I cut a hole in the back about the size of a fifty-cent piece to act as a port as I thought the baffle muffled the sound without the hole, plus it made a nice spot to run the wires out of. I actually tried my new speakers without the baffles, and then with the baffles, and again with the baffles and the hole cut out of them. In my opinion they made a huge improvement in bass response. I would highly recommend using them and doing some experimentation. I always like to leave a comment about Crutchfield any time I leave a review and this is no different. I would like to thank Bill Crutchfield for putting together a very customer friendly customer service department, your people are the best, period! I have been treated with nothing but courtesy and professionalism when ever I have called or emailed. I don't mean to go on and on but in this day where customer service is a "lost art" it's really nice to know there's a company out there that still delivers and I would say this is 75% of the reason I purchase from Crutchfield. Plus their products are priced in everyone's range and selection is incredible. Great job!

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Makes a better sounding speaker

Written by: Lee from Dearborn, MI on February 17, 2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Of course theres some custom fitment issues i ran into, but nothing i couldn't handle. These really do make them cheap speakers sound like $200 speakers. Highly recommend.

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Good investment

Written by: Mike from Toano, VA on July 25, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It is nice to know that my new JL 5x7's are protected from the elements. Nice product.

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Great for keeping new speakers alive

Written by: mgb65 from South Florida on July 17, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased four of these to help protect my new Infinity Reference speakers I installed in my 94 Cougar. I read some reviews here that said that these will kill the bass coming the speakers, but I really disagree. I tried the speakers both with and without the baffles, and found that the sound is better with them in there. I will admit that I am not an audiophile by any stretch, but for what I have installed (a JVC head unit and Infinity Reference speakers) in all the stock locations these worked out really well, are easy to trim and if you hate them, they will come right out.

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inexpensive insurance

Written by: Steve from Sabattus, Maine on June 23, 2009

2006 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For those who purchase these baffles thinking they were going to make some sort of huge difference in your sound, go back and do a little more research. These things basically do 2 things very well, depending on your enclosures they will effect the bass sounds coming from your speakers. In my ford pickup when I opened up the doors and rear panels I saw raw metal all around the speaker locations. I'm thinking Gee.... metal doesn't really make a good speaker box! So after I placed these baffles in the speaker openings they immeadatly started to reduce the hard refllective sound and - yes - increased my low frequencies sounds quite noticeably! Secondly, should water or ice or dust and 'whatever else' get in there, the speakers are protected. End of story! And for the few bucks they cost I'm thinking it was well worth it and in-fact I'm getting a second pair for the rear speakers too now that I've seen the metal inside my 2006 Ford ranger.

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Speaker Baffles

Written by: Alex from Washington on May 18, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The description said they would work for either 5 x 7 or 6 x 9. They are a little skimpy for a 6 x 9 . Since I was stappling them down to a shroud,I was able to stretch them to make them fit, otherwise they would never have worked for a 6 x 9.

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2005 Ford Mustang

Written by: Jerimy from Seattle, WA on May 4, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I put these behind a set of Boston Acoustic SL80 speakers. They sounded more natural than without. I am using 300 hz bass blockers so maximum bass was not my goal. That is what mid bass and subwoofers are for. If you don't care about water protection and want to weigh your car down with Dynamat then you probably don't need these.

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XTC 5"x7" Speaker Baffles

Written by: macgyver from Sykesville, Md on January 24, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Baffles perform as they should-protect the speakers from the elements. There may or may not be any enhancement to the bass emanating from the speakers. Bass enhancement is not the intended purpose of implementing the use of a baffle.

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2004 Ford F150 4x4

Written by: Tony from FL on September 25, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The baffles distorted the bass in my front speakers, I have removed them from the front and the speakers sound great.

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Good stuff

Written by: Lucas from Missouri on July 9, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this product for the main purpose of keeping my speakers dry and clean. However, i have noticed some what of a gain in performance from my speakers. The bass isn't louder, but it is clearer. It's like these baffles keep the bass from being distorted or from being absorbed by little pieces on the inside of the door. I like them so much, i just purchased a set for my rear 5x7's. I recommend this for anyone who is in to clear sound.

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Does only half of what it's supposed to do

Written by: James from Thousand Oaks, CA on April 6, 2008

1991 Ford Thunderbird
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product didn't improve my bass, it destroyed it, but I'm not looking for bass response in speakers, which is why I'm in the middle of installing a subwoofer. The foam baffles probably will protect against water damage however.

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Excellent speaker protection

Written by: Rob from California on February 13, 2007

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First of all for people using these to try and achieve vast amounts of sound quality and response improvement, this is probably isn't your best bet, but this will not effect the speaker performance in a negative manner. If you are using these to improve performance try coating these a couple times with a sound deadening material. Maker sure they have already conformed to the location in which you will be installing these and that you already have the speaker wire installed into the baffle. This will make them much stiffer and rigid, and will make it much more like an enclosure. If you are buying these to help protect your invest you are making a wise choice. As with most products there are many possibilities. Use you imagination and you can come up with some very useful tips and ideas. Good Luck.

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Baffle misconceptions created by the D.I.Yer

Written by: curtis from Orange County, Ca on February 4, 2007

Speaker baffles do exactly what there are supposed to do. They protect your speakers (investment) from wind and moisture, and while at times can enhance the performance the same way a subwoofer box does for a subwoofer. Don't mislead yourself by adding a baffle just to increase the performance of a particular brand of speaker. For those who have tried and have had luck increasing the performance of the unit, good for you. As for the people who have not, please try to inform yourself with the knowledge necessary to make the improvements that you are looking for, before immediately criticizing a certain product. And do not rely on input of the neighorhood kid who has been doing this for years. He may not know all there is to know as I do not know all there is to know in this field. One tip for those who are having sound quality issues, try to port the encloser. If you want to get fancy, create a port from the vehicles interior to the baffle encloser (in the same manner a blower motor (the thing that forces air out the vents of your car) is vented with a rubber tube) this will provide you a little more protection. Yes , this may involve more work than you may have thought. Welcome to customizing a whole new world of endless possibilities. If in doubt consult a professional audio / performance shop there price includes years of instruction and knowledge from componet manufactures. Have fun! Inform yourself and last but not least be SAFE!<BR>

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Terrible sound

Written by: WBR from Seattle, WA on June 13, 2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm sure these work well inside leaky vehicles, but they completely kill the bass. Made my brand new Polks sound like a PC system speaker. If you hate the bass, these are for you!<BR><BR>This is not a reflection on Crutchfield, everything else about the installation of my order went flawlessly.

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Decreases Speaker Performance

Written by: JR from Dallas, TX on April 7, 2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If you have leakage issues, or your speakers are at risk of environmental damage, then these will suit your purpose.<BR>I bought them hoping to clean up the sound a little, and reduce the rattle in one door. These did nothing but reduce performance. Highs from my 5x7s were not affected, but any low frequency sound suffered so drastically that I took these out the same day I installed them. The bass was simply horrific. <BR>For anyone with an ear for quality sound, I would not recommend these.<BR>They got to me really fast, though. I'll buy again Crutchfield!

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Good protection, but doesn't really do anything to the sound

Written by: zero2dash from Fenton, MO on February 13, 2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These baffles offer excellent protection for your speakers and (probably) keep out road noise, but otherwise they don't really offer anything in terms of better sound or bass response (at least that's my experience). I tried my new speakers with and without these and didn't see a difference; bass and treble were both the same. (I didn't have any problems with highs or vocals sounding "muddy".) I still used them anyway as protection from dust and moisture though. Very cheap...considering you're spending money on speakers, why not add some protection to give them a longer lifetime? I had to trim off a little on the corners (basically rounding them off) so they'd fit better in my car, and I used the scissors to also poke a small hole in the bottom to run the wire through, but other than that - these worked great.

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Awesome Protection

Written by: Scott from New Bern, NC on January 10, 2006

I like these baffles. My truck is a 1969 Suburban, and it's old and leaks water, and I'm not in the business of destroying my speakers. It provides a good waterproof barrier that will help insulate the sound and protect your speakers from damage.

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Do not work as recommended

Written by: Dallas Ben from Dallas, TX on November 16, 2005

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought 2 pairs of these for my 5X7's, 1 pair for the door speakers, and 1 pair for the rear deck speakers to protect them from vibration from the sub in the trunk. I installed one in the back left, then disconnected the sub and faded the music to the rear to hear the difference between the "enclosed" speaker and the "free" speaker. The speaker with the XTC baffle actually performed worse, the bass was actually decreased and the vocals sounded muddy. After further research, I have read that these size speakers are designed for an infinite baffle, so they technically should work better without the enclosure.<BR><BR>The only reason I am giving this more than one star is because I was able to cut the foam off the bottom and still leave a nice barrier/gasket between the front of the speaker and the metal rear deck frame. This stopped any vibration I was getting from the sub and rear speaker hitting the rear deck. I wouldn't buy these unless you want to do the same or if you have serious water leakage issues.

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XTC 5"x7" Speaker Baffles

Written by: don_effonefifty from MO on October 24, 2005

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are awsome! I had only changed-out one other set of door speakers before now, and I wish I had bought a set of these then after I heard how much better my most recently changed-out speakers sounded than the first set. Also, if you have an older vehicle (like I do) when you open that door panel up and see all the dust and filth in there, you will kinda go "ugh, do I really want to put this $100+ set of speakers in THERE???" The only opening you need to make is a pin-hole to push the speaker wire through which will seal up around it, and screw holes which are closed off anyway.

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What's in the box?

  • Two acoustic foam baffles for 5x7" speakers

Product Research

Features

Product Overview: These acoustic baffles are designed to be placed behind car speakers to protect the speaker from moisture and dirt which can damage speaker components. Along with providing a sealed chamber, they also form a mounting seal between the speaker and the mounting surface to eliminate panel to frame resonance. Baffles will improve door acoustics by reducing road noise and vibrations transferred to the back of the speaker cone. The baffles are pliable and can be compressed to fit most applications.

Dimensions:

  • Speaker Size: 5x7"
  • Minimum Cutout: 4-11/16" x 7-1/4"
  • Maximum Depth: 3"
  • Thickness: 1/4"
  • Flange Size: 6-3/4" x 8-3/4"

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Advised they would help with the sound quality in the back of my 97 F250. [ wontonz  Jul 12, 2016 ]
I've used them before and they work well when your front doors do not have sound proofing [ James W.  Jun 29, 2016 ]
You said I should [ Jerry  Jun 22, 2016 ]
Because it helps with sound quality, vibrations, and helps protect the speaker. [ Connor  Feb 20, 2016 ]
Keep 'em dry, keep 'em clean [ Alex  Feb 14, 2016 ]
I may want to remove these speakers when the truck dies. Thought the speakers would be in better shape and would help the sound some. [ G  Jan 24, 2016 ]
I've used these in other vehicles and they do a great job reducing door rattles from the speakers and seem to tighten up the sound as well [ Peter  Apr 14, 2016 ]
Protect my speakers as putting them in door [ Wayne  Mar 16, 2016 ]
Best Product to Protect your Investment [ JAMIE  Feb 02, 2016 ]
To protect the speakers in the door [ Joseph  Dec 30, 2015 ]
I have used these before with very good success. These are a good investment for new speakers and if you cut a bit out of the lower portion to vent them, they will tighten up the sound from your speakers. [ L  Dec 24, 2015 ]
Sounds like a good idea to protect the investment of the speakers [ Glen  Dec 19, 2015 ]
Customer reviews [ CODY R  Dec 16, 2015 ]
Better sound [ V  Dec 15, 2015 ]
I was advised to get these to help prevent door rattling and give the speakers a deeper, less metallic sound. [ Jeremy  Dec 09, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

I sandwiched the flat portion of the speaker baffle between the speaker flange and the door. I did have to make a small hole in the baffle for the wiring to pass through. [ JAMES  Mar 05, 2015 ]
Yes just use a Phillips screwdriver poke a small hole to thread the wires through. You can then use some silicone to seal the hole if you want to but it's not necessary [ CHRISTOPHER  Mar 04, 2015 ]
You need to cut off the bottom of the baffle so the speaker may resonate but leave everything else there [ SAMUEL  Mar 04, 2015 ]
Jose, depending on install yes that is the only thing you need to do. We installed these in my sons Ford Range both in the doors and behind the seeats. Doors were straight up poked small hole usong a soldering iron to run was res up, behind seat was a bit harder, had to shorten the length by cutting the hack off and sliding front over back and glue both parts using an adhesive chalk. Reason was behind seat had little depth. After install sounds were great. Truck had only door speaks and am/fm [ FRED W  Mar 04, 2015 ]
Yes and also for the screws. [ THOMAS  Mar 04, 2015 ]
Yes you do and you may want to cut a small hole in the bottom depending on what speaker you use. Ask a advisor at Crutchfield for advice. [ MARK  Mar 04, 2015 ]
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