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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 slim foam baffles for 6x8" 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: 6x8"
  • Minimum Cutout: 6.25" x 7.5"
  • Maximum Depth: 3.765"
  • Thickness: 0.25"
  • Flange Size: 7.75" x 9.5"
 
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat 6"x8" Speaker Baffles

Written By BobM, La Marque, TX on Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Fit well and work great.
Pros:
Easy to install.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat 6"x8" Speaker Baffles

Written By Anonymous, Pollar bluff, Mo. on Sunday, April 27, 2014
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Fit great in my f-250, add more bass to speakers
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Does it's job

Written By AG, North Hills, CA on Monday, March 17, 2014
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Product works like it's supposed too. Protects the door speakers andsounds better.
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat 6"x8" Speaker Baffles

Written By frank, Austin, TX on Saturday, March 08, 2014
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Great product sounds better and I can turn it up more now plus I needed them I could see rust on the speakers terminals on a 2008 lincoln navigator
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5 out of 5

Boom mat

Written By Anonymous, Bremen ga on Friday, March 07, 2014
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Worked perfect
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5 out of 5

Boom MAt 6x8 Baffle

Written By RH, Sacramento on Friday, December 13, 2013
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Great product that protects speakers from water in the door and improves bass response.
Pros:
Well made great fit. thick material..
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3 out of 5

An OK product...for really just one purpose

Written By RichM, Rahway, NJ on Thursday, August 01, 2013
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As other reviewers have stated before, buy this product to protect your speakers but not for better sound.
Pros:
Sound protection but no real sound improvement.
Cons:
Can be tricky to install securely
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2 out of 5

Boom Mat. No sound improvement. Save your money.

Written By Henry, Charleston, SC on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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I bought these speaker baffles to me used in my Mazda 626 2001. My car audio installer tried using these with the rear speakers (the front 6x8 section had no room for speaker baffles at all) but the speaker response was poor. Without the baffles the sound was much better. I gave them a shot, they under performed so I'll probably throw them in the garbage. Not worth the hassle to send them back. Maybe let the kids make a hat out of them. I gave two stars because the quality of the product was still good. They just didn't work for me.
Pros:
They didn't work for me. Sound was poor.
Cons:
I won't spend any money on these for future systems.
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4 out of 5

Speaker baffles

Written By Matt, Bellefontaine , ohio 43311 on Sunday, June 16, 2013
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These are great for doors with no insulation in them or for decks that are open to the trunk. They help with sound and bass quality. Easy to use also.
Pros:
Easy of use
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat

Written By Micah C., Vestal, NY on Sunday, May 26, 2013
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I bought these with all four speakers. They don't work with the door speakers though, my fault not theirs. When used with the rear deck speakers they really help direct the sound forward and out of the trunk.
Pros:
Really help.
Cons:
Don't use with door speakers.
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2 out of 5

Cool idea, but not enough room.

Written By Robert, Tucson, AZ on Saturday, August 20, 2011
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When ordering speakers, the baffles looked like a great idea. When installing the speakers, there was not enough room for the baffles to fit. Oh, well.
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1 out of 5

Not worth it

Written By Vince, San Jose on Thursday, June 30, 2011
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Dont waste your money on these.I installed my speakers with and without and the only thing they do is protect the speaker from water.The sound wasnt any better.
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1 out of 5

Not for Ford F150

Written By Will, Huntsville, AL on Saturday, May 21, 2011
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These baffles were one of three recommended baffle accessories. I have never used a baffle and thought I would give it a try. The baffle was way too big for the factory opening. After cutting down the flange of the boom mat to get it to fit the face of the opening, you had to cut a section out from the circumference of the baffle to get it to fit in the opening, (otherwise it prevented the speaker from being installed). After finally getting them to fit, I cranked up the stereo and was surprised at the results. It helped the mids and highs but the bass was muffled. I again modified the baffle by cutting half off of the back out to allow air movement for the speaker. The bass was better still not as good as the factory speaker. On the third try, I threw the Boom Mats away, installed the speakers without the baffles and rocked out! The speakers sounded much better without the baffles! Don't waste your money! I don't know why this is a recommended accessory for an F-150!?
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Does its Job

Written By FRED, Saint George UT on Thursday, May 12, 2011
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bought these to help keep moisture and dirt out of my speakers, accidentally
ordered too deep of ones so had to trim them a bit but that was my fault.
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4 out of 5

Good protection

Written By Mike M, letssgo68@gmail.com on Thursday, April 07, 2011
 
These are great for protecting speakers in my 07 Mazda6 doors. I had my new
speakers installed for 2-3 days and they already got drops of water on them from
a rainy day, so these boom mat baffles were a must. Now I'm sure they'll stay
dry and clean.
I do notice in my front doors the window does hit them just slightly when
lowered all the way down, but being they're foam it cant hurt it.
The baffles definitely seem over-sized, and required a little cutting of excess
material, but such is life when you're installing a generic product. If they fit
better they would get 5 stars from me.
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5 out of 5

Best speaker protection for the money!

Written By WaTexan, Washington...the state on Wednesday, March 02, 2011
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IF you are going to invest in upgraded your sound from OEM, I would recommend this
product. I read all the reviews and decided that it would serve me best to use them to
keep water away from my door speakers. To top that, I have F-150 SCrew and one pair
did the trick for all my doors, I cut them in half horizontally and placed them on the top
portion of the speaker!
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Boom Mat 6"x8" Speaker Baffles

Written By Mike_Ohio, Hamilton, Ohio on Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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If you are getting decent speakers, these are a must-have.
For the cost, you are crazy to not buy them.
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5 out of 5

A must!

Written By Mike, Corvallis OR. on Thursday, October 21, 2010
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You wont believe you didn't want to spend the money. Insulates empty space behind speaker, sound difference is noticable. Keeps door speakers dry and clean.
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1 out of 5

Boom Mat 6"x8" Speaker Baffles

Written By Anonymous, Corpus Christi TX on Saturday, October 09, 2010
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I just installed these in my 03 Tacoma the only thing they are good for is a gasket for the mounting flange of the speaker. They were way over sized for my 6x8s and it took a lot of fitting and trimming to get them to work. if you leave the whole Baffle intact it really cuts down on you're sound quality. I finally cut out the whole back side of the baffle and what a difference this makes. with that being said only buy these if you are looking for a speaker gasket to prevent vibrations and cut out the back side for sound quality.
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1 out of 5

Fits like a Saddle on a Sow

Written By Anonymous, McCall, ID on Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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I purchased these to compliment 2 sets of Pioneer 6x8 speakers I recently installed in my '06 F150 Super Cab. I'm not sure how they measure these but a 6x8 speaker falls down inside of these completely, mounting flange and all. If the speakers measured 8x10 the speaker mounting flange might stay on the top lip but a 6x8, no way. After multiple attempts at trying to cram these 10 lbs monsters into a 5 lbs opening I finally gave up and installed the speakers without them. I don't know if these were oversize or what but if they aren't then I would recommend not using them where space might be a concern.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Good choice for protecting your speakers

Written By Anonymous, Williamsport, PA on Saturday, May 01, 2010
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Installed these in my Mazda 3 with 4-infinity kappa 682.9cf's 6"x8". Heard a strong vibration coming from my back drivers side door from the boom mat vibrating up against the main cross brace inside the door, so i just pulled it out of the door more. It was my fault for buying boom mats that were too deep. They do sell them in other depths. But overall they do provide protection to the speakers if water gets into the doors and do improve the bass quality slightly. Overall a good buy.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

01 F250 with Factory radio Infinty speakers

Written By Jeff, Artesia,NM on Saturday, May 01, 2010
 
This product is TERRIBLE. tried them with infinity reference speakers and they distorted everything to the point I was going to send the whole setup back......
reinstalled everything with out these stupid things and I am completely happywith the speakers
with them the speaker sounded as if you put a folded towel on top of them
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

MAY CAUSE BASS DISTORTION

Written By Bill, Raleigh, NC on Friday, February 19, 2010
 
Installed these with infinity 6x8 6820cs woofers. Significant bass distortion was occurring at medium to high volumes. I ended up cutting out the bottoms of the boomats. Before I did this, the pressure wave from the woofers was bouncing off the bottom of the boomat and interfering with proper operation - they sounded as if the surround was broken.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Awesome product !!!

Written By Glenvall, Batesville, Arkansas on Saturday, June 06, 2009
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I have never used these before. Just installed them with 4 6x8 Kenwoods in doors. They definitely improve the midbass !!! They also completely eliminated vibrations in the doors !!! These foam baffles are awesome and I would recommend them to anyone !!! Just cut a slit in the bottom side for the wires, which also allows for pressure release, and will retain the ability to keep the speakers clean and dry.

Rock On !!!

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3 out of 5

Okay...I think...

Written By Casey, Texas on Friday, June 05, 2009
 
I don't really know if these made a difference at all. My intensions were to put them in all 4 doors, but the setup on the front doors would not allow these so they are just installed in the back. The back and the front pretty much sound the same to me, but they might make a noticable difference to you.
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5 out of 5

Oooo....foam......

Written By Kelly, The top of California on Monday, March 23, 2009
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I guess these things are pretty cool. I needed to buy more stuff to get free shipping and these were the only thing I could think of, so I stuck them in. Can't say for sure if they sound any better since they went in with new speakers. They are easy to work with and went in smoothly.
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4 out of 5

They work

Written By Shaun, Springfield, VA on Saturday, February 21, 2009
 
To tell you the truth, I didn't expect these to work at all. To my surprise, they actually did. They made the lows a little punchier and the mids a little stronger. Since I'm running 4-way speakers it didn't do anything for the treble. I put these in both the doors and the rear deck on my 06 Mustang, there was a bigger difference in the front than the rear. I'd recommend these if you don't already have subs, otherwise the subs will just overpower the gains these make.
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4 out of 5

NICE & CRISP

Written By Jetmd1967, Romulus, MI on Sunday, February 15, 2009
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These Baffles are very easy to install and they give my new speakers a Nice & Crisp, deeper sound. In addition they protect the backside of my speakers. Highly recommend.
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5 out of 5

Great Quality-Easy Install

Written By Chris, Southern California on Wednesday, February 04, 2009
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The price is great. The quality is great. Make sure you check behind the door panels (with the windows down) to measure clearance. Crutchfield sells a shallow pair as well.
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5 out of 5

Not too shabby.

Written By Eric, Portland, OR on Sunday, November 16, 2008
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Like the other reviewer, I have an '05 Mustang and bought these when I got around to swapping out all four of my speakers. I have a confession -- I bought the baffles because they sent me over the minimum price for free shipping (making the baffles virtually free). That being said, these things are great. They're easy to install, really improve the sound quality, and are inexpensive. The foam is very easy to cut so it's no problem getting the wiring in and cutting them to fit after you've screwed the speaker down. The only other thing I feel I should mention is that they don't really have any other competition product from Crutchfield; there's no other product that does what they do. So, if you want this kind of thing, get them. If not, don't.
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5 out of 5

Excellent baffles

Written By Robert, Manteca, CA on Tuesday, August 19, 2008
 
I originally purchased these for weather protection inside the door of my 05 mustang. After hearing the tone difference in the speakers after installing the baffles into the doors i decided to install them in the back deck as well.
There is a definate tone difference. A rich crisper sound. More sound and tone is channeled into the cab of the car instead of into the doors and trunk.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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