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Boom Mat baffles protect your car's new speakers from moisture and dirt. Mounted behind the speaker, the baffle forms a mounting seal that also improves sound clarity by reducing panel vibration that could transfer to the speaker.

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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  • Two acoustic foam baffles for 6.5" speakers

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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: 6.5"
  • Minimum Cutout: 6.125" x 6"
  • Maximum Depth: 3.25"
  • Thickness: 0.25"
  • Flange Size: 6.875" x 6.875"
 
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4 out of 5

Baffles, cheap & easy

Written By Rick, Lititz, PA on Thursday, August 21, 2014
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After seeing all the dirt & garbage that fell out when I pulled the door panels off, I'm glad I installed these. I don't know if they make a sound difference or not, but they are a cheap insurance policy to protect your new speakers
Pros:
Cheap & easy to install
Cons:
Lack of installation info. I did some research online before install and some say cut bottom out, others sat side. Some say big hole, some say just big enough for wires. Found the options confusing. So I just did a 3/4" hole in the side for the wires, making hole face down to keep dirt out.
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5 out of 5

Nice easy to install Speaker Baffles.

Written By Anonymous, Maryland on Thursday, August 14, 2014
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I needed a easy way to add some protection from water damage to the speakers I installed in my Harley Davidson Street Glide Batwing fairing. These baffles worked great.
Pros:
Easy to install and trim to size.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

good protection

Written By island_boy, Guam, USA on Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Good for protecting your speakers from dust and water. Can't speculate on the difference in sound quality as I installed it with aftermarket speakers all together.
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5 out of 5

boat stereo

Written By reddog, ohio on Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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tight fit, still easy to install. got rid of rattles from fiberglass. great add on
Pros:
no more rattles, improved soud quality. a must have on a boat. great bang for the buck
Cons:
tight fit, but worth the effort
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2 out of 5

Takes away from the sound

Written By 2011 chevy, oklahoma on Saturday, July 12, 2014
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It will protect your speakers but took away from the sound I wanted. I put them in but removed them a day later.
Pros:
Protects speakers
Cons:
Removes good sound quality
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4 out of 5

Very Pleased

Written By Rave, San antonio on Saturday, July 05, 2014
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Very pleased.
Pros:
Got rid of the rattle and brought speakers back to life. Added a little more bass.
Cons:
Tight fit area for speakers made it a bit difficult to install but not that much. Overall gave it a very snug fit.
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4 out of 5

great product

Written By LT, South Dakota on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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easy installation, and it makes a huge difference in sound quality and projection.
Pros:
good price, easy installation, sturdy product
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5 out of 5

Reduces vibration and improves sound quality.

Written By JoshuaW, Broomfield, CO on Thursday, May 22, 2014
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I installed these with a set of kicker 6.5" in my 2014 Subaru Impreza. I first tried it with just a port cut out and then I tried it with the back side cut out completely. The latter produced the best sound quality. I think that they will still provide good protection as they still cover the entire back end of the speaker housing and connections. I also think it will be better for any instance where a very significant amount of water were ever able to get into the door cavity as the water will be able to drain out quickly.
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Frank, Colorado on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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Nice way to direct more sound out of a big door. Also very good for water-proofing the speakers on a truck that is off road occasionally.
Pros:
Good thickness of material, easy installation.
Cons:
A little snug for the cutouts in the door-panel - but being compliant - they were in without a big problem.
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5 out of 5

Improves base & reduces vibration

Written By AV8OR, Tucson AZ on Thursday, May 15, 2014
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I replaced the stock speakers in my Audi A3 and initially was a little disappointed. I thought the new speakers sounded a little tinny and vibrated in the door. I later bought and installed these baffles, and wow, what a difference. Deeper bass with no vibration.
Pros:
Better sound, reduces vibration.
Cons:
Depending on your door, you might need to cut out the bottoms prior to installation.
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5 out of 5

boom mat 6 1/2 s speaker baffels

Written By Anonymous, Oshkosh Wiscinsin on Saturday, May 10, 2014
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I never tried the boom mats before .I like them and getting another 2 for my other speakers
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5 out of 5

Helpful N' Cheap

Written By Mikey, powder springs, GA on Thursday, May 01, 2014
 
Why not buy these, they are inexpensive and help the longevity of your speakers. Just know that a cutting a hole in the back of the baffles is required, the hole will also help the air movement so the suction created from the baffles won't impair the speakers from doing their job.
Pros:
They look nicer than the xtc brand (which doesn't matter) but i did not notice any difference in performace
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Simple product to protect tour investment

Written By Noodle9, Choctaw, Ok on Saturday, April 26, 2014
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Very inexpensive, easy install.
Pros:
Cost
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Speaker covers

Written By Big E, Alabama on Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Fast delivery and accurate
Pros:
Good price
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Mdlbldrnt, Sioux Falls SD on Sunday, April 06, 2014
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These baffles just make sense to use. My Crutchfield rep recommended them to me on my recent complete system overhaul. They protect the speakers, add some cushion to the mount in my installation and they are not expensive at all. Well worth the cost to add that little extra to the speakers.
Pros:
Note expensive, east to install, light weight, great protection for the speaker
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Boom Mats

Written By JSal, East Texas on Thursday, April 03, 2014
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Boom mats work great make speaker sound a whole lot better and easy to install.
Pros:
Sound better
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great product!

Written By JL, Scotch Plains, NJ. on Monday, March 17, 2014
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Great product! I used this product when I changed the front door speakers in my car. It took car of the vibration clatter out of my door panel. I have better clarity and overall sound without loosing base! NOTE: in my car the speakers use the door cavity for bass sound. So i cut out the back of the speaker baffle which allowed the speaker to breath. Great sound!!!
Pros:
Works and easy to install!
Cons:
None!
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2 out of 5

Limits sound

Written By Joat, Tennessee on Saturday, March 15, 2014
 
I have done many installs, but never with the foam enclosures. Be sure and cut a large notch out of the side of these facing down to keep water out, for air movement. I installed these in a Toyota Paseo, and the sound was lacking out of the thunder series MTX front and rear. I noticed the throw of the woofer was minimal to none, mostly just vibrating. These will seal the airspace required for the "throw" the speaker needs to produce quality sound. There is no instruction listed, so take it for what its worth. I just took these back out and the sound is 5x better. JMO
Cons:
Dampens sound.
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5 out of 5

good product / perfect fix

Written By Hector NJ, Camden NJ on Thursday, March 13, 2014
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this max work perfect,make your speakers sound a lot better
Pros:
perfect fix,good quality
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Boom May speaker baffles

Written By Vazquez, Savannah on Monday, March 10, 2014
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Works great, keeps my speakers dry and you get a better sound quality.
Pros:
Made solid Light weight
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Good Product

Written By Ultra Rider, Meadville Pa on Wednesday, January 08, 2014
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Good product, could use precut access for the speaker wires. Fits nicely over the front raiding speakers. Much improved bass response.
Pros:
Easy install and effective
Cons:
Needs wire access
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4 out of 5

Add ons

Written By Tracy W, Tecumseh on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
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These add-ons are worth investing in. Enhances the sound quality of any speaker.
Pros:
Protects speaker as well as sound enhancement. Inexpensive.
Cons:
Not sure of any.
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By JoshK, Decherd, TN on Friday, December 20, 2013
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This is the 3rd pair I have bought for installing front door speakers. They work great! As for people saying they muffle your sound they do not! As for your bass, that is what a subwoofer is for. Not little baby 6 inch speakers. Also do not cut port holes in these, they are for speakers not subwoofers, and water can backup into the speaker. These are a must have if you want to have more precise sound, and keep out water, moisture, or dirt from shortening the life of your speakers!
Pros:
Easy installation. Extend the life of your speaker. Better and more accurate sound production from speakers.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Foam speaker cover

Written By Anonymous, 63139 on Monday, December 09, 2013
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The fit is good and they seem like they will do there job to protect the speaker from moisture. Only time will tell.
Pros:
Cheap insurance
Cons:
Nothing yet
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Anonymous, Pittsburgh, PA on Monday, December 09, 2013
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Well worth the few dollars the cost. Helped solve the sound loss caused by the large air space of my door.
Pros:
Inexpensive and they work
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat Baffles

Written By Kevin R, Mcdonough Ga on Monday, November 18, 2013
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These were installed in the rear deck of a 99Mustang Which has a set of Boston Acoustics S50 installed. The speakers already sounded great. Now they really shine. The baffles really silenced the small rattled I would hear at loud volumes. The baffles give the speakers a much warmer sound.
Pros:
Great improvement
Cons:
Had to cut small hole in the bottom for the connections
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5 out of 5

Speaker baffle

Written By Anonymous, Spencer, ohio on Thursday, November 07, 2013
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The baffle has improved the accuracy of the speakers I installed. The highs are much crisper and the bass seems to have more punch.
Pros:
Easy to use, adaptable, inexpensive
Cons:
None noted
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5 out of 5

Buy these!

Written By Chris, Gilbert, AZ on Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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I purchased these to give some added protection to the Infinity speakers I installed in the doors of my FJ Cruiser. They worked perfectly and I am confident they will protect the speakers during water crossings. The added benefit is they help to eliminate the vibration in the door panel at higher volumes. I would always purchase these when installing a new speaker system.
Pros:
Thick enough to protect and they offer a good seal from the elements while improving the sound quality
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Anonymous, Swartz Creek, mi on Sunday, October 20, 2013
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Work great love them
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Sam, California on Monday, October 14, 2013
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Exactly as advertised. These were perfect for an install in one of our cars. I went into this purchase onlylooking to protect door and back desk speakers from the elements and items int he trunk. I did not test the sound with and without on the new system, as it seems some people did.
Pros:
As advertised, good material.
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5 out of 5

6 1/2 in Baffle

Written By Anonymous, Donna, TX on Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Inexpensive and good way to protect your speakers
Pros:
Inexpensive, great bang for your buck
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great product

Written By AndyL, South Florida on Friday, August 30, 2013
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Great product arrived quickly, well-packaged, and as-described.
Pros:
Keeps dust and moisture out of the speakers; keeps the sound tight and prevents it from using the door as a bass cabinet.
Cons:
No cons.
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5 out of 5

Speaker baffles

Written By randy, california on Monday, August 12, 2013
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Excellent product great fit.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Not impressed

Written By Mcgee, Sheffield, AL on Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 
I read a bunch of reviews before I bought these with my new MTX speakers and I thought I would give them a try. I am disappointed with the results! I have absolutely no bass in my speakers and there was not a thing in the instructions about cutting ports in the baffles.

I am not an audio installer but how can you expect to get good results when there is critical information left out.
1 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Worked great

Written By Otto, Bradenton Florida on Friday, July 19, 2013
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I had recently installed a all Alpine stereo system in my 2001 Chevy Silverado extended cab. For the front door speakers I went with the Alpine 6 3/4" Type R Coaxial. After they were installed and I cranked up the stereo and they sounded very hollow. I had bought these baffles hoping that they would clean up the Holllow sound and man did they ever. The sound quality was amazing. They were very easy to install I cut the bottom of the baffle out so that it would port the speaker, all in all very satisfied.
Pros:
Easy to install Nice thick material Cleans up hollow sound Great protection
Cons:
None
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1 out of 5

REDUCED SOUND QUALITY

Written By Chris, Florida on Thursday, June 27, 2013
 
Good idea, but it severely reduces sound quality.

THIS PRODUCT IS NOT FOR AUDIOPHILES!!!!

These baffles essentially create a sealed enclosure for the speaker, which does not allow the speaker cone to move freely, bass sounds muddled and strained.

I cut out the bottom of the baffles to allow air flow, this did improve the sound, but it sounded best with the baffles removed all together.

Unfortunately the only way to fully protect the speaker without reducing the sound would be to design the baffle to the specifications of the speaker with a port facing inside the vehicle.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Speaker baffles

Written By Lucas M, Knoxville, tn on Sunday, June 23, 2013
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Quick, easy installation
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Anonymous, mount prospect, il on Monday, June 17, 2013
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At every install you should purchase these boom mats. Great product to protect your investment and also it gives a better bass response.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat 61/2" baffles

Written By Dave, Vero bch,fl on Saturday, June 15, 2013
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First time using baffles and I am impressed with fit,sound and protection. Used in the doors of a Corolla,they made a difference in sound and I know they are sealed from the elements.
Pros:
Sound improvement,easy fit and they work.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Protect your Stuff

Written By Superfry, Cameron Park, CA on Monday, June 10, 2013
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A must if you are installing speakers in a door cavity.
Pros:
Keeps dust and moisture away from the backs of your speakers
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat Baffles

Written By JMC, Bloomfield, MI on Monday, June 10, 2013
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The baffles fit well and install easily.
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4 out of 5

They do work

Written By Ben, Heber Springs, AR on Sunday, June 02, 2013
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They do give better bass response. Just wish they didn't try to bunch up when you screw them in.
Pros:
Do their job
Cons:
Bunch up when you run screws threw them even though I poked holes for them
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4 out of 5

Do what they were made for

Written By Ben Scuffham, Heber Springs, AR on Monday, May 27, 2013
 
As long as you pre hole the areas to put screws threw they do their job. Bass response improves as well.
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5 out of 5

Boom mat

Written By Aaron, Taylor, TX on Monday, April 29, 2013
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Might as well spend the little bit of $ to protect your speakers.
Pros:
Easy install, improves sound, protect speakers
Cons:
Make sure you have clearance for window when being rolled down.
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4 out of 5

Good inexpensive Investment

Written By BobW, Loveland, CO on Tuesday, January 01, 2013
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This is a good way to reduce outside sounds from being transmitted into the auto, while not losing any of the bass sound that resonates in the door. I installed these in a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. A couple things to consider. 1) I installed some new speakers (Infinity) and if using the Boom Mats, do not use the "plastic" mounting hardware that comes with the speakers. Mount them directly into the doors, drilling and tapping new holes for the screws. The Boom Mat thickness will cause the speakers to interfere with the door panels if you attempt to use the speaker included mounts. The boom mats provide excellent isolation of the speaker metal housing against the door metal. Excellent products!
Pros:
Good sound isolation
Cons:
Modified speaker bracket installation to achieve best fit.
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5 out of 5

Great Sound and Quality

Written By Sean, Georgia on Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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These are great. I have a 97 Suburban. Had to slightly modify to fit, and they did not work with the clips I ordered that were a mock up of my original speaker clips. Self tapping screws easily solved issue. Highly satisfied with both build quality and sound quality after install.
Pros:
Thick, Durable
Cons:
None
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1 out of 5

not impressed

Written By Dave, fort collins colo. on Monday, May 07, 2012
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tried these out and made the speakers sound muddled tried them with a slot tried them with a larger port and now they're sitting on the work bench very easy to install and easy to remove other than tearing door apart
Pros:
none
Cons:
made new speakers sound terrible
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4 out of 5

Most of the complaints are due to improper instalation

Written By Rob w/ 2010 WRX, Surrey, BC Canada on Sunday, March 04, 2012
 
5 stars with better instructions. Most of the reviews of sound quality complaints are due to user error and improper installation! If you're a DIY'r "Read Instructions" even for the simple stuff you'd be surprised at how important even fine details can be to sound quality! #1 most important installation note: Most all door speakers are designed to be "open air" so you NEED TO CUT A "LARGE PORT" into the bottom of the baffles! ALL baffles, not just these! A larger port than one might expect, 25% or more off the bottom side! Err on the side of caution go "Bigger is better" as it impacts the air volume of the speaker's throw. Too small a port will yield horrible results! Most installers know this but the DIY types may not. Either the instruction sheets weren't clear enough or you tossed them out with the box without reading! They work very well when used correctly. For my installs I primarily use them as gasket to stop vibration and chatter the always happens to some extent between the sheet-metal and speaker baskets or adapter plates & speaker rings... with the secondary plus of keeping water drips off the speakers, nothing kills a speaker faster than a wet/damaged spider! They also reduce some road noises from the speaker region so the speaker sounds clearer. Also very important, try to cut a similar port in each baffle so that all equal speakers have equal ports for equal speaker throws for equal outputs. If you're skipping steps, skip baffles altogether.
Pros:
Works awesome when installed and ported properly properly. Provides the best gasket, much better than foam tape to eliminate chatter between sheet-metal and speaker basket and/or fitment rings. Reduces road-noise "through" speaker. Sound deadening sheets like dynamat only do the surrounding sheet-metal not the speaker itself. Keeps water out of speaker bits.
Cons:
1. MEN generally install A/V equipment and we men never read instructions... 2. INSTRUCTIONS they need to be read and understood because: 3.Sounds horrible if you don't install them properly and leave baffles un-ported. 4.Would be nice if the speaker ports were pre-cut... thus eliminating most user error and by making port sizes uniform it would also improve "out-of-box" use and general sound quality. BUT Pre-cut ports would also prevent tune-ability...
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3 out of 5

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By DownieTD, Stonington, CT on Saturday, February 04, 2012
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Did the trick. Easy to install. Nice to know these types of products exists for car door speakers
Pros:
easy to install
Cons:
a little pricey for what they are
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1 out of 5

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Anonymous, Spokane WA on Friday, September 30, 2011
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Took too much clarity from the speakers. Removed them 2 days after installing.
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4 out of 5

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Anonymous, Galveston,Tx on Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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They fitted the around the speakers nice, just a little thicker then I thought
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2 out of 5

Don't waste your money

Written By erik, Denver, CO on Monday, July 04, 2011
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I'm not sure what speakers these are designed for, but they actually make your speakers sound worse. When I bought these for my car, I forgot that 99% of 4-6.5" speakers that we all buy are made for infinite baffels - that is to say, they are made to work in no enclosure, like an unsealed door with holes everywhere. When you put these behind your speaker, you are creating a mini-enclosure and limiting the speaker dynamics. I installed these, had absolutely NO bass from my 6.5" component. I removed them, and the bass and midbass returned. I suppose you could cut the bottom half out and still use them as a shield from water dripping down inside your doors, but I just yanked them and was so much happier. For the record, they might work for really, really, really terrible, old speakers that have no bass response in the first place and were coincidentally designed for a 0.1 ft^3 enclosure, but really, if you're looking at these, you're looking for bass in the wrong place.
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat seems to work!

Written By KT, ECity,NC on Sunday, March 13, 2011
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I put a set of these behind my Infinity Reference speakers in the front of my
Sequoia. It sound great. I can only assume that the Boom Mat is helping because
I have not tried the speakers without the Boom Mat.
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3 out of 5

If you think you need it...

Written By db, Iowa on Saturday, February 12, 2011
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It is exactly as it looks. Frankly, I think it could be half of the cost and the
company would still make excellent profit.
As for my personal experience, I purchased these hoping to reduce the rattling
that my front speakers were experiencing. Upon installing, I realized that the
screws weren't tight enough and that was the buzzing I was hearing (needed
bigger screws for the pre-threading).
After I installed the baffles, it ruined my sound stage and I'm still trying to
correct it, but it just isn't the same. I'll probably be taking them out if I
can't get it set up right again. A well-designed car already has
weather-protection for the speakers. I think the "protection" element is just a
gimick.
If you think you need it, or you want to see if it sounds better, you'll find
what you're looking for here. But frankly, I don't think I needed them to begin
with.

1999 Chrysler 300m.
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2 out of 5

Had to get longer screws

Written By Paul, Orlando. FL on Friday, February 04, 2011
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The screws that came with the speaker brackets were too short for the foam. Worked fine
after making a trip to Home Depot for longer screws.
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3 out of 5

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Jun, Seal Beach CA on Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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It did what it was suppose to by protecting the magnet side of the speakers from
moisture.

Leaving the speaker fully covered on the backside caused a 'droneing'' sound. I had to
remove/cut bottom 1/4~1/2 of the Boom Mat in order to releave the back pressure
problem.(out-of-phase)
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written By Duncan, Albuquerque, NM on Monday, November 24, 2008
 
This product is easy to use. Just poke a small hole at the very bottom (this is important) for the speaker wire and then slip it in before screwing the speaker to the door. In my 15+ years of installing I haven't seen an easier way to protect a speaker from the water that gets inside the door or that improves sound quality.
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2 out of 5

didnt work!

Written By brian, brooklyn park,mn on Tuesday, January 15, 2008
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i was getting water in my door speakers of my 2002 honda civic,and hoped these
baffles would keep them dry. they might have,except the sound quality of the speaker went south! i have a set of polk component speakers and the sound after installation was very poor. on a whim i decided to cut the baffle in half to try and still keep the water out yet restore the sound quality,and the sound returned to very good so now im hoping the half coverage will help my water problem.
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