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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

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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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Easy installation.

Written by: RickeyKenrick from Woodbridge, VA on February 1, 2016

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Installs easily into the front door of my 2005 Dodge Magnum. I installed Dynamat on the sheet metal of the door, placed the foam baffles on top, and then I installed my speakers. No rain yet but I believe that they will work as advertised. My speakers sound great! No rattles! maybe these helped? Oh, please remember to cut the bottoms out of the foam baffles before putting your speakers inside.

Pros: None.

Cons: Remember to cut the bottoms out before installing your speakers. This is just a friendly reminder!

boom mat

Written by: chuy from California on January 11, 2016

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very nice . they are inexpensive . and work well

Pros: better sound!!

Cons: none

Boom

Written by: John M from North Carolina on December 30, 2015

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Provides additional protection for door speakers.

Pros: excellent fit

Cons: none

Good product

Written by: Gabe from Illinois on December 21, 2015

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I installed one speaker with it and one with out to test and you can tell the difference in the sound. It's deeper sounding with the boom mat. I did cut a small quarter size hole at the bottom since I don't have subs I wanted to get the bass from the 6.5 speakers. With out the hole it seemed like the speaker had missing lows. The new speakers and new head unit sound awesome. Sounds better than my wife's Yukon with Bose system. I will purchase them for my other vehicles when upgrading speakers.

Pros: Better sound. Easy install. Protects the speaker.

Cons: None so far.

great product

Written by: Dan from Florida on December 1, 2015

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Fit great in my 2015 BRZ with a pair of JBL 6 1/2" coaxials. These baffles drastically boosted my sound clarity and added depth to the sound stage. No more flappy diaphragm movement., just tight, controlled mids and highs. if you're looking for bass, don't expect it from a 6 1/2" driver, that's what subs are for. Do Not Cut A Hole In The Baffle! you're only robbing yourself of clear, articulate mids and highs!

Pros: improved sound quality, easy to install, cheap

Cons: people claiming that they work better with holes cut in them...Do Not Cut Them! stop being cheap and get a sub for your low frequencies!

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Jose from Colorado on November 29, 2015

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This is a heavy duty baffle, best one so far.

Pros: Very solid construction

Cons: None

baffles

Written by: rickM from gauley bridge, wv on September 22, 2015

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work great a+

Pros: fit well in my 2013 impala

Cons: none that i know

Boom Mat 6-1/2"

Written by: Joe D from Ohio on September 21, 2015

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Fit well, Easy to install

Pros: Keeps sound directed, dirt out, and cushions the mounted speaker

Cons: none

Fit nicely

Written by: Matt from Virginia on July 4, 2015

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Had to modify the door so put these in for extra protection. Seem to work well.

Pros: Protects

Cons: Makes installation a little bit more time consuming.

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written by: MF from Florence, AL on June 21, 2015

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Very neat little device.........Gives a "cleaner" sound

Pros: Easy to install....works great

Cons: none

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Jay from Delaware on June 4, 2015

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My first time trying these out and for the cost you cant beat it.

Pros: They will protect your new speaker.

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nice little product

Written by: Anonymous from El paso, tx on June 3, 2015

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This is the first time I've tried these and it worked out really well. The speakers sound louder

Pros: Cheap. Easy install. Protects speakers

Cons: None

Work perfect

Written by: CY from PA on June 1, 2015

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Perfect fit, and some added protection for the speakers.

Pros: Fit, price, protection for your gear.

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Good product

Written by: Chad from Brooklyn, mi on May 8, 2015

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Does what you'd think. Piece of mind protecting new speakers in door of a convertible.

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Worked well

Written by: Steve G from Pennsylvania on May 5, 2015

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Basic fitment. Just drop in and with slight trimming they worked good. I've used these in the past and they work good for not only helping a little with mid bass but also help keep the speaker clean and protected from the elements.

Pros: Basic fitment

Cons: None really

baffles

Written by: mike from monroe, la on April 14, 2015

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Baffles. Theres not much to say. They protect against dirt and moisture. So far they work great

Pros: Easy to install. Fit great.

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Perfect fit

Written by: Nate from Utah on March 23, 2015

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What is there to say? They fit perfectly! They install in a flash! They keep everything neat and clean and dry. Excellent addition to my system

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Other people who complain about a product because they don't know what they are doing.

Boom Mat Speaker Baffles

Written by: bzGNR from Florida on February 15, 2015

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My purpose in buying these was protecting the speakers from water. I cut out the back lower quarter to allow the mid-bass speakers to remain free-air as they were designed to be; otherwise the sound would be "cupped". Cup your hands over your mouth and speak- similar effect. So far I am happy with the results. Remember to take the thickness into account when seating speaker, particularly behind a door panel where distance between panel and speaker is finite.

Pros: Thick 1/4" foam, sturdy. Easily trimmed.

Cons: None

Cleaning up the audio

Written by: Eric from Beaumont on February 12, 2015

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Cleaned up the audio in my truck and stopped all the rattling.

Pros: Easy installation Easy to adjust to your needs

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written by: EN from CA on January 20, 2015

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I did not use these. I had used the same type on the speakers I had installed in my doors but I didn't like how it sounded.

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Affordable protection

Written by: Chumly from San Diego, CA on January 4, 2015

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Added behind Alpine SPS-610(C) & they sound amazing. The bass is tighter and the mids are transfered more directly so they seem louder at the same volume levels.

I cut a 2" round hole with a hole saw on the bottom. As others are stating, this is needed to be done or you'll lose bass and will run into out-of-phase issues as the driver tries to do it's job, moving air. I feel 2" was enough for 6.5's and round holes are better than just taking a knife and making a square cutout.

Install was a breeze and really easy to get the mounting screws through. They're affordable enough to justify adding them to your cart with your speaker order

Pros: -sturdy, thick, & easy to work with -very good sound damping ability

Cons: Probably very horrible if you don't cut a big hole.

Essential to Have!

Written by: TS from Oregon on December 11, 2014

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For just a few bucks, they do two things great: 1) They make for a more refined sound inside the vehicle. 2) They lessen the sound outside the vehicle. Get them!

These were used with a Crutchfield-provided snap-in adapter for my new speakers, and these did not prevent the adapter from being able to snap in. It was a bit tighter, perhaps, but no problem.

Pros: They help the quality of the speaker sound, and they keep you from annoying your neighbors as much.

Cons: None whatsoever.

Perfect compliment ...

Written by: Mr Picky from Athens,GA on December 8, 2014

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Fit right behind speaker adapter plate / an absolute necessity to protect speaker as well as acoustical benefits.

Pros: Where was this product years ago ? Love it ...

Cons: hmmmm .... None

baffles

Written by: Anonymous from New Hampton NH on December 8, 2014

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My installer loves the product and how it helps keep sound directing into vehicle instead of losing sound through whole door.

Pros: Helps protect against weather that ma get into area of speakers.

Cons: Some systems require an up grade of more components due to how it changes the way your system sound before installing baffles.

Speaker Baffles

Written by: IceCat from Kissimmee, FL on October 16, 2014

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The sound is mush better and I love the prize. whatever you do don't cut the back out or make a hole I just slice it (very small slice) to put the wires in.

Pros: Very easy to install.

Cons: None

Don't Cut Any Holes!!

Written by: whatutalkinboutwillis from Asheville, NC on October 15, 2014

These other idiots have no idea what they're talking about. Do not cut the back of the baffle out. They would sell it like that if it wasn't supposed to have a back. How can it direct air flow with no back? Duh!! It's the same as not using one at all.

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Boom

Written by: Greg from Santa Maria CA on October 12, 2014

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I wouldn't install new speakers in the door panels without them.

Pros: Protects new speakers and sounds great. Fit was no problem. Inexpensive.

Cons: none

Baffles, cheap & easy

Written by: Rick from Lititz, PA on 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.

Nice easy to install Speaker Baffles.

Written by: Anonymous from Maryland on 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

good protection

Written by: island_boy from Guam, USA on 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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boat stereo

Written by: reddog from ohio on 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

Takes away from the sound

Written by: 2011 chevy from oklahoma on 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

Very Pleased

Written by: Rave from San antonio on July 5, 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.

great product

Written by: LT from South Dakota on 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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Reduces vibration and improves sound quality.

Written by: JoshuaW from Broomfield, CO on 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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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Frank from Colorado on 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.

Improves base & reduces vibration

Written by: AV8OR from Tucson AZ on 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.

boom mat 6 1/2 s speaker baffels

Written by: Anonymous from Oshkosh Wiscinsin on 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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Helpful N' Cheap

Written by: Mikey from powder springs, GA on May 1, 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

Simple product to protect tour investment

Written by: Noodle9 from Choctaw, Ok on April 26, 2014

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Very inexpensive, easy install.

Pros: Cost

Cons: None

Speaker covers

Written by: Big E from Alabama on April 24, 2014

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Fast delivery and accurate

Pros: Good price

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Mdlbldrnt from Sioux Falls SD on April 6, 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

Boom Mats

Written by: JSal from East Texas on April 3, 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

Great product!

Written by: JL from Scotch Plains, NJ. on 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!

Limits sound

Written by: Joat from Tennessee on 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

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Cons: Dampens sound.

good product / perfect fix

Written by: Hector NJ from Camden NJ on 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

Boom May speaker baffles

Written by: Vazquez from Savannah on 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

Good Product

Written by: Ultra Rider from Meadville Pa on January 8, 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

Add ons

Written by: Tracy W from Tecumseh on January 1, 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.

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written by: JoshK from Decherd, TN on 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

Foam speaker cover

Written by: Anonymous from 63139 on December 9, 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

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Anonymous from Pittsburgh, PA on December 9, 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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Boom Mat Baffles

Written by: Kevin R from Mcdonough Ga on 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

Speaker baffle

Written by: Anonymous from Spencer, ohio on November 7, 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

Buy these!

Written by: Chris from Gilbert, AZ on 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

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Anonymous from Swartz Creek, mi on October 20, 2013

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Work great love them

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Sam from California on 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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6 1/2 in Baffle

Written by: Anonymous from Donna, TX on September 24, 2013

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Inexpensive and good way to protect your speakers

Pros: Inexpensive, great bang for your buck

Cons: None

Great product

Written by: AndyL from South Florida on 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.

Speaker baffles

Written by: randy from california on August 12, 2013

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Excellent product great fit.

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Not impressed

Written by: Mcgee from Sheffield, AL on 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.

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Worked great

Written by: Otto from Bradenton Florida on 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

REDUCED SOUND QUALITY

Written by: Chris from Florida on 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.

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Speaker baffles

Written by: Lucas M from Knoxville, tn on June 23, 2013

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Quick, easy installation

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Anonymous from mount prospect, il on 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.

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Boom Mat 61/2" baffles

Written by: Dave from Vero bch,fl on 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

Protect your Stuff

Written by: Superfry from Cameron Park, CA on 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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Boom Mat Baffles

Written by: JMC from Bloomfield, MI on June 10, 2013

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The baffles fit well and install easily.

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They do work

Written by: Ben from Heber Springs, AR on June 2, 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

Do what they were made for

Written by: Ben Scuffham from Heber Springs, AR on 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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Boom mat

Written by: Aaron from Taylor, TX on 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.

Good inexpensive Investment

Written by: BobW from Loveland, CO on January 1, 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.

Great Sound and Quality

Written by: Sean from Georgia on 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

not impressed

Written by: Dave from fort collins colo. on May 7, 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

Most of the complaints are due to improper instalation

Written by: Rob w/ 2010 WRX from Surrey, BC Canada on March 4, 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...

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written by: DownieTD from Stonington, CT on February 4, 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

Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Anonymous from Spokane WA on September 30, 2011

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Took too much clarity from the speakers. Removed them 2 days after installing.

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Anonymous from Galveston,Tx on 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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Don't waste your money

Written by: erik from Denver, CO on July 4, 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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Boom Mat seems to work!

Written by: KT from ECity,NC on 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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If you think you need it...

Written by: db from Iowa on 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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Had to get longer screws

Written by: Paul from Orlando. FL on February 4, 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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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Jun from Seal Beach CA on 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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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Written by: Duncan from Albuquerque, NM on 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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didnt work!

Written by: brian from brooklyn park,mn on 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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Hands-on research

What's in the box?

  • Two acoustic foam baffles for 6.5" speakers

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Features

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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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

They were recommended with the install [ Jeremy  Feb 03, 2016 ]
Brit recommended them. Brit's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=206 [ Matthew  Feb 01, 2016 ]
Dolly recommended them for the type of vehicle we have to maximize sound quality. Dolly's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=131 [ Amy  Feb 01, 2016 ]
Prior experience [ Steven  Jan 31, 2016 ]
I know very little about car audio. I hope the purchase is worthwhile. I picked these baffles for three reasons. First, I wanted some type of gasket between the speaker and door panel to reduce vibration. Second, I wanted to protect the speakers. I just purchased a used car and all four of the main speakers were damaged. Third, I have heard of this brand and seen it in stores (not really a well informed decision, but...) [ Mike  Jan 12, 2016 ]
These things just make sense: most people wouldn't think of installing a sub woofer without an enclosure - they just don't work right without them. So why not "enclose" your smaller speakers as well? So maybe they are not as 'tight' as a sub box, they will still improve your base response, dampen any rattles you may get from a dash or door mount, and help protect your vulnerable backside - of your speaker, of course. [ Danen  Jan 01, 2016 ]
i like big bass and i can not lie [ denis  Dec 31, 2015 ]
keep my speakers dry [ Cindy  Dec 21, 2015 ]
It was recommended by the Crutchfield person helping me. [ Darlene  Dec 16, 2015 ]
To protect the speaker and improve bass response [ Paul  Dec 12, 2015 ]
I believe that they cut down on vibrations and you lose less sound in the door.Plus they protect your speakers from moisture. [ Theresa  Dec 06, 2015 ]
To get better sound from speaker and protect the speaker from moisture. [ Gabriel  Dec 30, 2015 ]
It's important to create an airtight space for your speakers to sound the way they were engineered to. By placing these baffles behind your speakers you are enabling them to perform to their highest specifications. [ James  Dec 28, 2015 ]
Wanted to get better sound quality and after reading the reviews I knew it would be a good choice. Was going to install Dynamat behind the speakers but found these instead. Were recommended so anything is better than nothing! [ Joshua  Dec 17, 2015 ]

2 questions already asked

For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Sep 08, 2015 ]  Staff
I would think you need to cut a hole in it either way, cause you have to get the wires through. I just cut about an 1" slit in the bottom of mines. [ Victor  Mar 28, 2015 ]
Its probably up to your tastes. I initially cut the bottoms out and installed them. I found the sound muffled and the volume reduced too much. I then cut out part of the sides and the sound improved so I left them in. [ MIKE  Mar 28, 2015 ]
As I recall (been a few years), I poked a hole through just to feed wires. What I can tell you is that these definitely improve sound and amazingly keep sound focused within the cabin as opposed to making the door pocket resonate and buzz. I always think people next to me are annoyed by the loud music, but when I get out and close the door, it's not loud outside at all. (I do have insulation panels) [ GEORGE  Mar 27, 2015 ]
Do you want to use the door cavity as the "cabinet" for your speaker or a little tiny cover? The cover without a hole will turn a very small volume into a sealed speaker cabinet, which will limit bass response.probably not the best choice. [ AARON  Mar 27, 2015 ]

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