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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.

Boom Mat baffles protect your car's new speakers from moisture and dirt.

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About the Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

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.

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 slim baffles for 6.5" speakers

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Crutchfield customer from Milton, FL on 7/28/2019

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Have never used these before,bought them instead of dynamat to deaden vibrations. Really like them. Didn't detract from the music. Will buy again when I get the front pair.

Pros: Eliminates door vibration and hollowness. Doesn't detract from sound.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Delmar, DE on 6/10/2019

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Great product got just what i ordered.

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Wshngtn Ct Hs, OH on 6/5/2019

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Help to bring out the bass in my Infinity Kappa 62ix speakers

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Deerfield, KS on 5/12/2019

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Quick delivery, and good fit

Pros: Good weather protection

Cons: No

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Crutchfield customer from Trenton, SC on 5/9/2019

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Very pleased. Easy to use and really increased midbass

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Jeremy from Omaha, NE on 5/1/2019

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I love these Boom Mat baffles. I am getting better response, protection for the speaker and vibration isolation in one small but fantastic package.

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good product !!

Crutchfield customer from Vicksburg, MS on 4/22/2019

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Good product I can tell more sound is getting in my truck and not being lost out inside door.

Pros: easy to use

Cons: No Cons

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Just get a nice mounting gasket instead.

Levi from Monument on 4/10/2019

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My speakers sounded pretty rough when I had these baffles on. Very high, no mid or low whatsoever. I did some googling, and I wasn't the first person to notice this. Some folks said to cut the back of the baffle off, because the speakers are designed to function within the full volume of air in the enclosure of your door, not the tiny sealed space that they sit in when these baffles are installed. The speakers sounded totally different once I cut the back of the baffles off. At this point, mine just serve as a thicker vibration dampening mounting gasket, but a pricey one at that.

Pros: Serves as a nice thick vibration dampening mounting gasket

Cons: Doesn't sound good at all until you cut the back off, which does away with its marketed 'seal from moisture and dust' purpose.

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Not for me

Crutchfield customer from Jefferson City, MO on 3/31/2019

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Barely fit my 6 1/2in. Coaxial speakers and wasn't impressed with sound. Ended up taking them back off. Would be better used on a shallow speaker that doesn't handle much power.

Pros: Good quality...good idea

Cons: Didn't fit my big magnet speakers. And took away from there sound quality. Better suited for small speakers that don't handle much power.

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will not fit 2012 Subaru WRX STI Wagon Front door

David from South Dartmouth, MA on 3/4/2019

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These will not fit 2012 Subaru WRX STI Wagon Front door. The window hits when fully down.

Pros: don't know can't use them

Cons: Can't use them

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2006 Chevy Silverado Boom Mats

Mike from Princeton, WV on 2/18/2019

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An improvement in sound by keeping it in the passenger compartment & out of the door! I did cut a small quarter size vent hole in the bottom of the mat to allow for the wiring & for air movement. Thanks Marshall for your help!!

Pros: Protects speakers & easy install!

Cons: None

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Protect your speakers from the elements

Eric from Austin, TX on 2/14/2019

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Installed the slimline 6-1/2" speaker baffles on my 2004 350Z while installing some Kicker 43CSS654 components in the door panels. The slimlines are deep enough to give the speakers room but slim enough to stay out of the way of the window pane when it lowers. It's a pretty simple product, but seems well made. I made some cut outs on the underside to have easy access for the wires and to also allow some of the sound to travel into the door panel, while still providing weather protection from above.

Pros: Quality made product, good fitment with the slimline version, weather protection

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Talmage Gunn from Newcomerstown, OH on 1/8/2019

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I'm very pleased with my purchase and recommend these speaker baffles over other brands that I've used.they are very simple to install and provide great sound in my 2000 jeep xj.

Pros: Easy installation.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Highland, CA on 12/26/2018

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Could not use in the rear door of my 2005 Dodge Ram 3500. The baffles were to deep and would have interfered with the window regulators.

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A must have when replacing factory speakers.

Glenn from Chattanooga, TN on 12/23/2018

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Purchased these to help reduce road noise when replacing my factory speakers. Also helped with the speakers not rattling. Great product and recommend purchasing them to protect your investment.

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Albert C from Columbia, SC on 12/20/2018

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Installed baffles but ended up taking them back out. The mids were missing and sound quality wasnt great. The speakers came alive after removing baffles.

Pros: Good quality material

Cons: Did not work well at all with my speakers

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Tony from Wirtz, VA on 10/18/2018

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Baffles worked fine,maybe a bit too big but I made them squeeze into the speakers ports in my doors.

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Valentine from Orlando, FL on 9/11/2018

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Does the job and improve sound quality as well.

Pros: Laminates the rattling.

Cons: None

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Great idea, Poor Manufacturing

Steve from Corvallis, OR on 8/30/2018

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I found this product very disappointing. The first pair I ordered were too deep and were coming in contact with the door glass as it traveled down. I ordered another pair and got the same part number, but a slightly different dimension, which also did not work. Same problem. The 3rd pair I ordered also had the same number (shouldn't the part number be different if the dimension is going to be different?) but was shallow enough to clear the door glass. All in all, a lot of work and frustration. QC is very lacking in this company.

Pros: Strong, Heavy foam

Cons: This part has either been packaged incorrectly or quality control is seriously lacking. 3 orders of the same part number with 3 different dimensions.

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Crutchfield customer from Baton Rouge, LA on 8/5/2018

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Fit great with the speakers and adapters I used

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Mark from Massapequa Pk, NY on 7/21/2018

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A MUST

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: None

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Worth It

Peter from Grand Rapids, MI on 7/3/2018

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Cool product, installs easy. Kills distortion well.

Pros: Good product

Cons: A little to expensive for just foam.

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Tom from Greenville, NC on 6/3/2018

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Really helps with mid bass and protecting your investment!

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Eagle Pass, TX on 5/21/2018

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just what i needed for my suburban. solved my problems with my speakers getting moister/wet due to leakage.

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Granby, MO on 5/17/2018

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Too tight, killed all my bass. Unless your going to add an amp or do like I did, I had to pull all my panels again and cut a 1"x2" hole in the bottom side, you wont have any bass. But they will protect tour speakers from the element's.

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Joshua from Pike Road, AL on 5/3/2018

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It was very difficult to install the speakers with the baffles onto the brackets provided by both JL Audio and Crutchfield. it was almost impossible (without major modification to the baffles) to secure the speaker to the brackets (that were made specifically for my vehicle) through the baffles without cutting holes for the screws to go through. i ended up having to buy washers, nuts, and longer screws to use so I securely attach them together.

Pros: protects speakers from water coming through window seal adds cushion to prevent vibrations when playing.

Cons: Difficult to use/install. almost considered not using them at all, but decided to modify by cutting major holes for bolts I bought.

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

jorge from Milford, MA on 5/3/2018

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Just what I was looking for fit great very durable and sealed fantastic to the doors and speakers

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Foam Speaker Baffle

Crutchfield customer from Vancouver, WA on 4/15/2018

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I was looking for something more substantial than open cell foam- foam that would better repel water seeping between the window seal rather than absorb water and acoustically seal a door speaker for the mid-bass. The Boom Box foam baffle does the job nicely, and unless the door suffers severe damage (i.e. car wreck, asteroid damage, or whatever) the one-piece construction and attachment to the door and speaker mount ensures the baffle will remain in place for years to come. The foam baffles that adhere to the base of the speaker would eventually fall off I suspect, and those type of baffle cost more for one pair of speakers than two pairs of the Boom Box foam baffles. Installing the baffles was interesting, but after the first baffle I cut out a V-shaped notch where the speaker screw was located. I sandwiched the baffle at the base, placing the speaker mount on top of it. I also cut a V-shaped notch located at the bottom and just big enough for a little breathing room and for speaker wire in the back cup of the baffle. The result was a great fit in the door panel and improved sound compared to an open air speaker install. I read some of the reviews claiming a tunnel effect in sound, but I for one do not see how sound cannot be improved by baffling speakers. Even bass speakers have insulation in the cabinet(s)- or should have. Otherwise there is too much reverb and/or vibration.

Pros: Speaker is protected from the elements. Improved mid-bass performance. Improved outside noise insulation. Somewhat limitless install options. Cheaper than stacked foam baffle kit.

Cons: One extra installed component to contend with, but takes little time to navigate around.

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Crutchfield customer from Alexandria, VA on 4/15/2018

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Perfect. Had XTC previously but these are hardier. Nicely made.

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Joe from New Smyrna, FL on 4/8/2018

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Gives me a piece of mind the my speakers are protected and adds a little bass response

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: None

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Environmental Insurance for my speakers!

Robert from Nacogdoches, TX on 3/28/2018

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Great environmental protection for the rear of the speakers. Had to cut and glue them to get the depth so the window didn't hit them.

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Good Quality Item

Ralph from Toms River, NJ on 3/25/2018

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I am giving these 5 stars because they fit perfectly and appear to be of good quality. I cannot speak for any audio benefit since they were installed with new speakers in the doors of a 2009 Acura TL and the doors are pretty well insulated. However the baffles will help to keep the speakers clean and dry. Can't ask for much more than that.

Pros: Well made

Cons: None

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Wesley F from Birmingham, AL on 3/18/2018

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Fit just right and gave my kickers that little extra to sound just like I wanted.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler JK sound bar

Crutchfield customer from Cabot, AR on 3/8/2018

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As advertised. I can't tell a difference in the sound, but it did work well as a gasket in between the speaker and plastic mounting material.

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Boom Mat speaker baffles

Stephen from Chardon, OH on 3/2/2018

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This product works as advertised, easy to install.

Pros: Was easy to install and work with.

Cons: None

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Larry from Tuttle, OK on 2/18/2018

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Works great and pushes the sound out instead of losing it in your door panels. Plus they'll protect your speakers if your window seals leak water.

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Crutchfield customer from Oxford, PA on 1/9/2018

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I feel better knowing they are installed, but I did not hear much of a difference in sound. These should come "included free" with any speakers you purchase just to save you the hassle of having to take things back apart just to install them. Since my Kicker components are the ones providing the actual sound output, I won't be too harsh on rating these baffles.

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Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 12/2/2017

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Fit perfect, keep sound in cabin and not lost in exterior

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Bob from Bethel Park, PA on 11/23/2017

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Perfect accessory for your car's door speakers. A snap to install behind the speaker bracket. No outside dust or water will come in contact with the speaker with the baffle installed.

Pros: Easy installation. Protect speakers from dust and water.

Cons: None

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

William from North Beach, MD on 11/22/2017

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Works as described!

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Kris from Cimarron, KS on 11/1/2017

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Great price and they sound good

Pros: Good quality, good price

Cons: None so far

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Boulder, CO on 10/11/2017

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They fit my speakers perfectly, and help to keep any dirt and water out as well as slightly improving the sound quality of my speakers! Great product, great price.

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Crutchfield customer from Buena Vista, CO on 10/9/2017

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Easy to install. Not sure of any benefit to sound quality. Great to keep speaker cneak and dry.

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Perfection

Jairus from Orlando, FL on 10/2/2017

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This product is amazing helps create a tight enclosed seal for ultimate sound quality especially when you put a small amount of poly fill in it, a big thanks to crutchfield my forever audio provider.

Pros: Everything!

Cons: There no cons!

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Does what it is supposed to

William from Oxford, ME on 8/23/2017

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Rationale - I have an older 2004 Subaru Outback with "marginal" weatherstripping in a high humidity environment. The existing OEM mounting brackets have a partial built-in slanting "roof" over the speaker magnet and frame. I was looking for something more "inclusive" to keep out moisture and dust, hence a fully inclusive surrounding "cup" was desired. (Speakers used were Kenwood KFC-1665-S 6-1/2" with polypropylene cones (high humidity area). Install - I used the OEM mounting brackets, scraping the foam rings off, leaving the adhesive. I used the 6-1/2" Slim Baffles 050331), cut down to leave a 1/2" "lip" around each cup. I mounted the speaker as a bracket, speaker mounting ring, baffle lip, door cut-out rim "sandwich". This fit perfectly. (Note: the front wires needed rerouting inside the door to prevent wire abrasion).

Pros: Does what it is supposed to Easily customized for use in Subaru 2004 Outback

Cons: None

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Superior speaker protection.

Anthony from Winchester, VA on 8/6/2017

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Not sure about these yet. I gave 4 stars because the product was a good quality and everything fit ok. They definitely protect the speaker in the door. I am going to try these out and see if I like the sound.

Pros: Definitely protects speakers. Seems to be good quality.

Cons: No real directions for best install practice. Should it have a relief port or not? Where should the wires come through?

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Crutchfield customer from Arlington, VA on 8/3/2017

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Does a great job of preventing wasted sound and directing sound where you want it to go. I drive a Jeep Wrangler and this helps me hear podcasts with the roof and the doors off!

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Crutchfield customer from Alexandria, VA on 7/10/2017

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Great product, it protects the speakers and gives a more defined sound.

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Perfect for slim fit in subcompact front door

Alex from Kaneohe, HI on 7/9/2017

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These shallow depth baffles are perfect for slim fit speakers in the front doors of my 2014 Mazda2 Sport with Infinity Reference 6522EX 6.5" 2-way speakers. They do help to insulate the speaker from both causing and receiving vibration from the plastic mounts. To a lesser degree, it provides protection from potential moisture hitting the rear of the speaker. Did not give it 5 stars because I am in the camp that believes you do need to cut your own opening in the baffle to allow the speaker to breathe. I've seen a dozen different opinions on this from do not cut an opening, cut a 1-inch diameter circle in the back, to cutting huge side portions out. I opted to cut a rectangle out the back where it says ?Boom Mat? as it stuck out a bit that would also contact the window glass. Why doesn't Boom Mat either have this pre-cut for best acoustics or warn not to cut it?

Pros: Reduces/eliminates mounting vibration Slim fit for slimmer speakers and tighter spaces Protection from moisture

Cons: Does not come with instructions for cutting a vent hole Must DIY for vent hole

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Donnie from Little Rock, AR on 6/27/2017

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Waisted my money on this

Pros: I found none

Cons: Impeded the fit of the speaker had no affect on the sound

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Crutchfield customer from Northfield ,MN on 6/18/2017

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Worked great in my boat to protect the speakers under the seats.

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Crutchfield customer from Clarkston, WA on 6/6/2017

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Very easy to install and completely protect the back of the speaker!

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Protect speakers from moisture and dust.

James from Paso Robles, CA on 5/15/2017

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Easy to install. Too deep for the front doors of my 2013 Subaru Outback, but they fit the speaker openings in the rear doors perfectly.

Pros: Easy to install. Protect speakers from moisture and dust. Reduce resonance and road noise.

Cons: None

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Ryan from Spokane, WA on 5/14/2017

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Worked as advertised

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Doesn't fit speaker opening

Crutchfield customer from Hastings, MN on 3/27/2017

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I was hoping to try and use these in my boat, but I would have to cut the openings larger to accommodate the thick foam. It was just not worth it to me. The speaker barely fits into the baffle on it's own.

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Killed ALL midbass

Dylan from King, NC on 2/16/2017

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I Purchased these speaker baffles after reading reviews and hearing good things, People saying that it would increase midbass and reduce vibration. Well, As it turns out, Those reviews were wrong. I purchased 2 sets of alpine spr60c component speakers and wasnt getting ANY bass. I couldnt understand, I thought maybe I needed to tune the stereo or something. Nope. I removed these baffles and suddenly I had all the midbass I was missing. While these baffles might fix a vibration problem, they WILL NOT increase midbass. Dont waste your money folks! Cheap product=Cheap sound!

Pros: Vibration was not to be found

Cons: I had no mid bass. None!

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Brecksville, OH on 2/13/2017

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The speakers sounded horrible with these on so I had to pay my installer to remove them. I am happy with the way it sounds now. I would not recommend these to anyone.

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Great all around sound

John from Woodworth, LA on 1/25/2017

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I received the baffles on time and have been pleased with the results. They were easy to insert and protects from moisture and dust as well as giving a much better sound to my speakers.

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Good add-on to new speakers

Ronald from Worcester, MA on 1/5/2017

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Nice product. Worth the money.

Pros: Quality product

Cons: None

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As Advertised

Tim from Mesa, AZ on 12/25/2016

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As advertised but make sure you measure you speakers. I assume 6 1/2 would work for all 6 1/2 speakers. They were a little small but will work, I think.

Pros: as advertised

Cons: A little small

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Does not fit in 1999 chevy cavalier

Clay from Sauquoit, NY on 10/7/2016

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I bought 4"x6" baffles for the front door and 6 1/2" speaker baffles for the rear panel which I had to switch because the 4"x6" were too large in the front so I used them on the rear panel with a perfect fit. Measurements may be off from 6 1/2" being in the back because the 4x6 fit in the rear panel better. I suggest slims in the front to not cause interference with the window panel.

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Not needed in this car

Crutchfield customer from Monroe, WI on 9/29/2016

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2005 Dodge Stratus coupe. Would not fit with the mounting bracket and the factory cover

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Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help the customer. We'll either help him get these baffles installed correctly, or help him return them for an exchange or refund.

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Boom Mat

DK from Tampa, FL on 9/19/2016

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Crutchfield technicians recommended adding these baffles to my order. I did not understand the reasoning for adding another part to the speaker installation, however, the small extra expense made a big difference in an improved listening experience.

Pros: By installing a baffle, the speaker is insulated from the vehicle, and road. The most noticeable sound difference in my vehicle was a dramatic reduction in road noise that had interfered with clarity of the sound signal. These baffles were a great addition to the sound system in my vehicle, and without recommendations from Crutchfield technicians I would not have known to order them!

Cons: NA

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Billy from Bloomington, IN on 9/19/2016

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Nothing to install and well worth the low price

Pros: Sounds better with these

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If it dont fit, you cant use them.

James D from Plymouth, MA on 9/19/2016

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I was told these would be a good investment, and add them at an additional cost. I was told they would fit front doors of 2000 Jeep Cherokee, but this was not the case. Could not fit at all. I tried to make fit, but just do not have the depth within the door because of internall window track. Not even close.

Pros: Appears to be made of quality material and in theory would make sense.

Cons: But could not fit at all in my vehicle, therefore useless and can not be used. I called and no other size will fit either in my case. 2000 Jeep Cherokee.

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Boom mat baffles awesome

Art from Santa Maria,CA on 8/19/2016

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Thos baffles are awesome,they protect the door speakers from moisture and prevent vibration7

Pros: Overall great product

Cons: None

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Boom Mat Speaker Baffles

bukifvr from Dublin, OH on 8/7/2016

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These were very simple to use and fit perfectly in the door of my 2011 Elantra. I like how they help protect my Infinity speakers from the elements. Sound is nice and tight. I don't think it affects bass from my speakers negatively, but then again, I use a Kicker Hideaway powered subwoofer to fill in the low end.

Pros: Protects my investment in nice speakers

Cons: None

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Worst thing that could happen to a good speaker

Ryan from Wilkes Barre, PA on 7/27/2016

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In my opinion these things are junk, other than shielding the speaker within the door. They were recommended as part of my install so I put them in. They restrict the speaker so much they are not only quieter, but there is zero bass. I cut the bottom half of the back out of them and the speakers came to life like magic. I would never recommend them to anyone. Try running down the road with your hand over your mouth and holding your nose.

Pros: none

Cons: completely restrict speaker performance

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Keeps the water out and sounds great.

JOSHUA J from Davenport, IA on 6/19/2016

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The Chevrolet Cruze has issues with water in doors if you replace the factory speakers. Sadly I had to find out the hard way. I ruined a pair of Alpine 6 1/2 speakers. Installed these baffles and they speakers are now water tight. Sound quality is fine. Easy to work with just fit in my car due to window clearance issues. Make sure to speak with an adviser before you order these to insure you are getting the correct size and depth. My speakers will no longer get wet!

Pros: Easy to install and work with. Strong material for being flexible. Handle door heat well without getting warped.

Cons: N/A

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

CDT from Roanoke, VA on 6/6/2016

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They do help with the sound and will provide protection from the elements.

Pros: Easy to install and work with.

Cons: Stick to deep into the door. Now opening and closing the windows it sounds like they have the farts.

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

kingd from Hershey, PA on 5/29/2016

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These are sweet addition to the speaker install. totally worth it.

Pros: great protection and directed sound. Thanks for making this a viewable option when I selected speakers Crutchfield

Cons: None

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Boom mats

Ralph O, from Arizona on 5/21/2016

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It made the speaker sound a whole lot better with a little more Bass. Great product.

Pros: Very easy to work with.

Cons: None.

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deadens the sound.

Bill from Bozeman MT on 4/20/2016

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They only fit on the rear speakers... the window gets in the way on the front doors. the sound was supposed to enhance the base but it actually deadened the sound. better base from the front.

Pros: weather proofs

Cons: deadens sound

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Boom Mat speaker baffles

Cletis from Wahpeton, ND on 4/18/2016

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I got these mainly to see if they'de at least mitigate the problems with moisture damaging the speakers in Silverados. I had to cut a slit to get the wires to the speakers and ended up cutting a 1/2" by about 1&1/2" hole in the back. That seemed to help get a clearer sound from the new speakers.

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Awesome!!

Shane from Long Valley, NJ on 4/14/2016

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Love these these foam baffles; they make it possible to have much more clarity sound from the speakers.

Pros: They fit great and easy to install with no hassle.

Cons: The only thing is that the baffles should come automatically with the holes needed to fit the speaker wires through; I shouldn't have to cut a hole myself.

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Better than I expected.

Charles from Daytona Beach, FL on 3/23/2016

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Better than I expected. They are thicker than I thought they would be and that allows much better baffling. I used these ones for a pair of Nakamichi shallow mount speakers and I have no complaints.

Pros: Quality Thickness

Cons: None

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Too Tight Fit

Mark from roanoke, VA on 3/22/2016

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There was not enough room to install these without cutting sheet metal. Two pairs just laying on the floor....

Pros: none

Cons: There was not enough room to install these without cutting sheet metal

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Great!

Dan from Banbury, UK on 3/20/2016

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Easy to install. Performed as advertised. A little peace of mind to protect my highs. Seems to have upped the clarity of the woofers as well.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

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Simple and effective

Mike from harrisonburg, VA on 3/13/2016

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It's a piece of styrofoam, there's not much more to be said. It will protect your speakers from leaky doors, (Honda Civic owners, that means you) and besides cutting a small hole for both your wires and a "breathing port" installation is very straightforward. I've also found that they're cheaper at Crutchfield than other retailers, so that's always a plus.

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Glad I Got Them

Mopo from Seattle on 2/22/2016

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Installed these with Focal speakers at the front and rear doors. Go with the 6.5" for the Focals. I think Crutchfield calls them 6.75", but they are 6.5". This setup clears the window if you have a few layers before you add this to your speakers. I also made some small holes on the bottom to let them breathe. There is much debate over this, but I did it anyways.

Pros: The material is nice and thick. Should protect against dirt and water. Fairly inexpensive insurance.

Cons: None

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great!

Pete from wolfeboro, NH on 2/21/2016

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I installed these in my doors of my 02 passat wagon with 6 1/2 inch polk components. These worked perfectly didn't hit the window. like everyone says you need to cut a hole in them so the speakers will work properly. and i cut a small 1x1 inch hole in the back of them and these work really good the sound is better the bass is more pronounced no more rattling doors.

Pros: thick and do what they are supposed to do.

Cons: not free

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Easy installation.

RickeyKenrick from Woodbridge, VA on 2/1/2016

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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!

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boom mat

chuy from California on 1/11/2016

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very nice . they are inexpensive . and work well

Pros: better sound!!

Cons: none

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Boom

John M from North Carolina on 12/30/2015

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Provides additional protection for door speakers.

Pros: excellent fit

Cons: none

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Good product

Gabe from Illinois on 12/21/2015

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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.

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great product

Dan from Florida on 12/1/2015

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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!

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Jose from Colorado on 11/29/2015

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

Pros: Very solid construction

Cons: None

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baffles

rickM from gauley bridge, wv on 9/22/2015

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work great a+

Pros: fit well in my 2013 impala

Cons: none that i know

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Boom Mat 6-1/2"

Joe D from Ohio on 9/21/2015

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Fit well, Easy to install

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

Cons: none

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Fit nicely

Matt from Virginia on 7/4/2015

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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.

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

MF from Florence, AL on 6/21/2015

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

Pros: Easy to install....works great

Cons: none

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Jay from Delaware on 6/4/2015

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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

Crutchfield customer from El paso, tx on 6/3/2015

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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

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Work perfect

CY from PA on 6/1/2015

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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

Chad from Brooklyn, mi on 5/8/2015

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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

Steve G from Pennsylvania on 5/5/2015

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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

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baffles

mike from monroe, la on 4/14/2015

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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

Nate from Utah on 3/23/2015

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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.

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Boom Mat Speaker Baffles

bzGNR from Florida on 2/15/2015

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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

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Cleaning up the audio

Eric from Beaumont on 2/12/2015

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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

EN from CA on 1/20/2015

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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

Chumly from San Diego, CA on 1/4/2015

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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.

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Essential to Have!

TS from Oregon on 12/11/2014

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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.

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Perfect compliment ...

Mr Picky from Athens,GA on 12/8/2014

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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

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baffles

Crutchfield customer from New Hampton NH on 12/8/2014

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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.

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Speaker Baffles

IceCat from Kissimmee, FL on 10/16/2014

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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

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Don't Cut Any Holes!!

whatutalkinboutwillis from Asheville, NC on 10/15/2014

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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

Greg from Santa Maria CA on 10/12/2014

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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

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Baffles, cheap & easy

Rick from Lititz, PA on 8/21/2014

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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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Nice easy to install Speaker Baffles.

Crutchfield customer from Maryland on 8/14/2014

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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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good protection

island_boy from Guam, USA on 7/27/2014

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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

reddog from ohio on 7/15/2014

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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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Takes away from the sound

2011 chevy from oklahoma on 7/12/2014

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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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Very Pleased

Rave from San antonio on 7/5/2014

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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.

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great product

LT from South Dakota on 6/11/2014

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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.

JoshuaW from Broomfield, CO on 5/22/2014

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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

Frank from Colorado on 5/21/2014

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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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Improves base & reduces vibration

AV8OR from Tucson AZ on 5/15/2014

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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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boom mat 6 1/2 s speaker baffels

Crutchfield customer from Oshkosh Wiscinsin on 5/10/2014

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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

Mikey from powder springs, GA on 5/1/2014

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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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Simple product to protect tour investment

Noodle9 from Choctaw, Ok on 4/26/2014

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Very inexpensive, easy install.

Pros: Cost

Cons: None

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Speaker covers

Big E from Alabama on 4/24/2014

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Fast delivery and accurate

Pros: Good price

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Mdlbldrnt from Sioux Falls SD on 4/6/2014

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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

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Boom Mats

JSal from East Texas on 4/3/2014

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Boom mats work great make speaker sound a whole lot better and easy to install.

Pros: Sound better

Cons: None

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Great product!

JL from Scotch Plains, NJ. on 3/17/2014

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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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Limits sound

Joat from Tennessee on 3/15/2014

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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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good product / perfect fix

Hector NJ from Camden NJ on 3/13/2014

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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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Boom May speaker baffles

Vazquez from Savannah on 3/10/2014

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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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Good Product

Ultra Rider from Meadville Pa on 1/8/2014

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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

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Add ons

Tracy W from Tecumseh on 1/1/2014

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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.

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

JoshK from Decherd, TN on 12/20/2013

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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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Foam speaker cover

Crutchfield customer from 63139 on 12/9/2013

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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

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Pittsburgh, PA on 12/9/2013

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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

Kevin R from Mcdonough Ga on 11/18/2013

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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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Crutchfield customer from Spencer, ohio on 11/7/2013

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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

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Buy these!

Chris from Gilbert, AZ on 10/23/2013

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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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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Swartz Creek, mi on 10/20/2013

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Work great love them

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Sam from California on 10/14/2013

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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

Crutchfield customer from Donna, TX on 9/24/2013

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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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Great product

AndyL from South Florida on 8/30/2013

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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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Speaker baffles

randy from california on 8/12/2013

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Excellent product great fit.

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Not impressed

Mcgee from Sheffield, AL on 7/31/2013

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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

Otto from Bradenton Florida on 7/19/2013

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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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REDUCED SOUND QUALITY

Chris from Florida on 6/27/2013

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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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Lucas M from Knoxville, tn on 6/23/2013

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Quick, easy installation

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from mount prospect, il on 6/17/2013

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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

Dave from Vero bch,fl on 6/15/2013

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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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Protect your Stuff

Superfry from Cameron Park, CA on 6/10/2013

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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

JMC from Bloomfield, MI on 6/10/2013

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The baffles fit well and install easily.

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They do work

Ben from Heber Springs, AR on 6/2/2013

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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

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Do what they were made for

Ben Scuffham from Heber Springs, AR on 5/27/2013

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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

Aaron from Taylor, TX on 4/29/2013

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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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Good inexpensive Investment

BobW from Loveland, CO on 1/1/2013

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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.

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Great Sound and Quality

Sean from Georgia on 9/25/2012

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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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not impressed

Dave from fort collins colo. on 5/7/2012

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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

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Most of the complaints are due to improper instalation

Rob w/ 2010 WRX from Surrey, BC Canada on 3/4/2012

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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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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

DownieTD from Stonington, CT on 2/4/2012

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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

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Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

Crutchfield customer from Spokane WA on 9/30/2011

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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

Crutchfield customer from Galveston,Tx on 7/12/2011

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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

erik from Denver, CO on 7/4/2011

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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!

KT from ECity,NC on 3/13/2011

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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...

db from Iowa on 2/12/2011

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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

Paul from Orlando. FL on 2/4/2011

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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

Jun from Seal Beach CA on 1/18/2011

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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

Duncan from Albuquerque, NM on 11/24/2008

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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!

brian from brooklyn park,mn on 1/15/2008

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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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More details on the Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles

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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" x 5.9375"
  • Maximum Depth: 2.8125"
  • Thickness: 0.25"
  • Flange Size: 6.875" x 6.875"

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Protection from elements & sound improvent. Have always baffled door speakers whenever given the opportunity. [ David  Aug 09, 2019 ]
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I didnt chose these my kid did ;) [ AMANDA  Aug 08, 2019 ]
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Hunter's recommendation. [ B  Jun 05, 2019 ]
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looking to improve bass responce aand keep dust out [ merbs  Apr 25, 2019 ]
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Mounting speakers in a car door usually means moisture as most cars are designed to allow water to drain thru the door and out the lower weep holes. As the window gaskets age, the amount falling thru the door typically increases. These deflect any water that may be dripping thru the door around your speakers. They might improve sound quality also, but the moisture was my main concern. [ Henry  Mar 23, 2019 ]
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protect speakers from water damage [ RON  Feb 09, 2019 ]
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Recommend to keep speakers clean and more importantly dry from any water that makes it way through window seal. All 4 door speakers failed as result of water intrusion, so these baffles are a cheap remedy to keep sound coming! [ Lynn  Feb 03, 2019 ]
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To keep speakers clean and improve sound quality [ Fyras  Jan 05, 2019 ]
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I need to protect my speakers from the elements that come through the window seals. Like water, sand, dirt, etc... Wires keep shorting out and these should protect them from it. [ Dylan  Jan 05, 2019 ]
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to protect speakers from inside of door. Hopefully it won't mess with sound quality of speakers. [ David  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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better sound quality and protection from any water damage [ Scott  Nov 27, 2018 ]
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Put your speakers in right, you are looking for great sound quality, these are a must. [ Brant  Nov 16, 2018 ]
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Speaker baffles will boost your mid bass out of your door speakers and also keep sound waves coming in the vehicle rather than entering your door . Also you are loosing sound and creating vibration in your door isint good. So this is a good investment [ Levi  Nov 16, 2018 ]
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I've used these in the past, Very good product for what they are intended for. [ Gregory  Nov 14, 2018 ]
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Speaker moisture and dirt protection [ R  Oct 13, 2018 ]
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to help the sound quality of the speakers i purchased. [ Fernando  Sep 30, 2018 ]
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The ntx brand was not in stock. Athena steered me towards these. [ Justin  Sep 17, 2018 ]
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For Alpine SPR-60C [ J  Aug 31, 2018 ]
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keep road noise in doors from coming through speakers/speaker holes [ JONATHAN  Aug 30, 2018 ]
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Jenny from Crutchfield said that these are the baffles to use on the door speakers of my 2013 RAV4 without JBL audio. I'm trying these out to see how they do on all four door speakers to see if I need to get into the realm of sound deadening sheets or if they provide enough assistance to leave things alone. [ Bruce  Aug 29, 2018 ]
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water proof [ Chris  Aug 20, 2018 ]
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good quality [ Levon  Aug 11, 2018 ]
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Good price and great product! [ kelly  Jul 29, 2018 ]
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Supposed to help with vibration [ KANDI  Jul 13, 2018 ]
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To lessen the chance of losing any sound . [ Keith  Jul 10, 2018 ]
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Because did choose this one the speakers sound much better. [ Sammy  Jun 28, 2018 ]
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Water leaks in window. Why stock speakers went bad. [ A  Jun 10, 2018 ]
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will help in door instal [ donnie  Jun 10, 2018 ]
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window moldings on my 2007 honda crv leaking and destroyed new speakers, thought would try to protect future speakers with these baffles before replacing 80.00 moldings. [ Kent  May 25, 2018 ]
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Speaker baffles are a great way to improve your mid bass in your vehicle. They also help protect your investment from the elements. [ Thomas  May 20, 2018 ]
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This was recommended to improve sound quality based on vehicle type [ Kevin  May 16, 2018 ]
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To get a better louder sound [ J  May 15, 2018 ]
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To cover the back of my speakers [ ROLAND  May 10, 2018 ]
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Help protect speakers [ Richard  May 09, 2018 ]
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I was looking to protect my speakers and receive the best sound for my investment. [ Cory  May 05, 2018 ]
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want to protect speaker and add better sound as a baffle [ adam  May 01, 2018 ]
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keep my speakers dry and to help door vibrations. [ Christopher  Apr 30, 2018 ]
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It's supposed to be a direct replacement for my tahoe [ Gerald F.  Apr 26, 2018 ]
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I wanted to protect the new speakers in my boat and these sound more substantial that the XTC foam baffles. [ Jonilyn  Apr 25, 2018 ]
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Recommended for better sound [ E  Apr 17, 2018 ]
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My truck door take on water when it rains. [ Leonard  Apr 10, 2018 ]
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Solid response of customers that have installed the product are a big reason to choose this item. Crutchfield is a leader in audio and driving customer service. [ Willie  Mar 18, 2018 ]
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Protect speakers. Improve sound. [ Robert  Mar 17, 2018 ]
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recommended by installer [ A  Mar 05, 2018 ]
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Protection from water [ Joe  Feb 03, 2018 ]
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Cant go wrong with Crutchfield... [ JASON  Feb 02, 2018 ]
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To protect my new speakers from water damage inside the doors. [ Reginald  Jan 31, 2018 ]
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to protect my new speakers from water/elements. [ daniel  Jan 27, 2018 ]
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To improve sound quality. [ Cheray  Dec 28, 2017 ]
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I've read alot about moisture getting to the door speakers in the year of Tahoe I own. I'm hoping these help out the issue a bit and protect the new speakers I ordered. Should help with the sound a little as well. [ Nicholas  Dec 28, 2017 ]
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recommended, speaker protection, better bass [ steve  Dec 27, 2017 ]
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For better sound quality, and to protect the speakers from moisture and dust. [ Jose  Dec 18, 2017 ]
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Water, condensation, moisture protection in a 50 year old car door. [ MICHAEL  Nov 25, 2017 ]
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I had a little bit of a problem with water seeping through the window and it directly dripping onto my window controls. I had to then take that all apart and replace some components. I would rather buy the protection for my speakers then having risk water ruining a nice new set of jbls. [ Brian  Nov 24, 2017 ]
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These will help to make the sound sound better and keep the speakers free of dirt and water. [ Edward  Nov 21, 2017 ]
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To protect my new speakers from moisture. [ Jennifer  Nov 19, 2017 ]
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recomended by Drummer [ Ben  Nov 05, 2017 ]
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to keep moisture out of speakers [ george  Nov 01, 2017 ]
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Protects the door speakers from moister and dust. Also helps with vibrations in the door panel. [ Stephen  Oct 27, 2017 ]
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Neglected to order them during my last Crutchfield order. Now I must remove my door panels again. No big deal. [ Brian Lewis  Oct 26, 2017 ]
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Going to see if it helps any with door speakers. [ Benjamin  Oct 21, 2017 ]
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from the reviews to help with sound and protect the speakers [ michael  Oct 20, 2017 ]
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Protect speakers. [ Bryan  Oct 08, 2017 ]
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According to all the research I have done, the 2007 Silverados with the new body style have an issue with moisture in the door panel. These baffles will be used to help mitigate future moisture related issues [ Alexander  Oct 04, 2017 ]
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I put a set of these in my car and loved them, so I got them for my wife's car too. Great price and worth paying a little extra for. [ Cyrus  Sep 30, 2017 ]
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I chose this product because my old speakers blew out because of water [ Luis A Munoz  Sep 19, 2017 ]
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Protect speakers from moisture. [ Jesse  Sep 08, 2017 ]
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Needed the depth to accommodate the depth of the Focal speakers [ Michael  Sep 04, 2017 ]
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It was recommended to me [ Peter  Aug 18, 2017 ]
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Have used these several times and a portion of the rear lower rim MUST BE CUT OUT to allow for mid bass breathing while still providing the rear sound wave absorption along with water/dirt protection for the top rear of the speaker basket (2" x 6" is what I've used on average for a cutout - works well). They do work if installed as I've described - I've installed 14 sets now in multiple ways and every time, it killed the mid bass and vocal clarity if I didn't use a cutout (size varies). [ Kevin  Aug 05, 2017 ]
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Recommended by Rusty my Crutchfield Advisor [ James  Aug 02, 2017 ]
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Because of suggestions on forums indicating speaker surrounds are recommended for the door speakers to protect against moisture. [ RODNEY  Jul 29, 2017 ]
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Protect speakers from water damage should rain or water get into the doors. Tom (CSR) was very helpful in buying the correct baffle for my truck. [ John  Jul 28, 2017 ]
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to help with vibration and water proof [ Michael  Jul 11, 2017 ]
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My Husband [ Vangie De La  Jul 10, 2017 ]
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Hate rattle [ Scott  Jul 08, 2017 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield. Used similar brand before and it makes sense to reduce vibration and protect the speaker from potential moisture. Unlike the front door on my 2014 Mazda2 Sport, rear door has a bit more depth, so slim line was not needed. [ Alex  Jun 26, 2017 ]
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Recommended by advisor [ DEAN  Jun 18, 2017 ]
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i like to keep my bass a little tight. [ MOISES  Jun 08, 2017 ]
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To protect my new speakers and help with sound. [ Wayne  May 31, 2017 ]
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Being used for installing speakers on a boat. Helps prevent water from getting behind the speakers. [ Jeromy  May 28, 2017 ]
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I've heard they work well for motorcycles, so I want to try for myself. [ Anthony  May 21, 2017 ]
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it seemed like a good option to protect speakers in the doors with all the water and other elements that get in there [ Luis  May 16, 2017 ]
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To hopefully help the sound by making it a sealed speaker instead of a open air speaker. [ Robert  May 15, 2017 ]
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To protect the speaker from water and help with the bass [ BRIAN  May 11, 2017 ]
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To protect the speakers [ Thomas  May 11, 2017 ]
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Recommended by other users [ Carly  May 04, 2017 ]
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to keep moisture of speakers [ robert  May 02, 2017 ]
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Protect Front Speakers and help with the road noise [ MARISSA M.  May 01, 2017 ]
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I chose these baffles to gain a little more "bump" from my door. The most important reason however, is to keep my new speakers from being exposed to the harsh conditions inside of the door itself. [ joseph bryan  Apr 24, 2017 ]
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My configuration was in a golf cart didn't want the bottom of speakers getting dirty [ John  Apr 22, 2017 ]
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Keep sound in vehicle and protects the speaker [ Jose  Apr 17, 2017 ]
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Suggested in Crutchfield vehicle sound system review. [ Jerome  Apr 15, 2017 ]
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I heard it will protect my speakers as weather created the demise of by gmc seirra s speakers [ Jeffrey  Mar 30, 2017 ]
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give my back speakers better sound [ Eduardo  Mar 03, 2017 ]
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After reading the reason we need these I wanted the complete excellence of sound from using these. [ Lynn  Feb 22, 2017 ]
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Want to see if they help with sound. [ NEHEMIAH  Feb 18, 2017 ]
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I choose boom mat for better sound quality.. [ Valentine  Feb 05, 2017 ]
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to ensure longevity of the speaker [ Rob  Jan 28, 2017 ]
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With the new Alpine head unit I'm rattling the factory speakers and door. Thinking this will minimize vibrations and door rattles and give a nice sound. [ Rich  Jan 25, 2017 ]
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Recommended for protection of speaker from elements. [ Reinhold  Jan 14, 2017 ]
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Works [ R  Jan 12, 2017 ]
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Protection from moisture, vibration, and dirt [ Jarrod  Jan 11, 2017 ]
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Sound [ greg  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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Need these for my vehicle [ DAVID  Dec 10, 2016 ]
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The other product is out of stock and they are similiar. [ Lei  Nov 29, 2016 ]
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Optimum sound [ BRIAN PAUL  Nov 23, 2016 ]
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Hopefully they fit to push sound out to you and not into the doors [ Ernest  Oct 02, 2016 ]
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Someone told me that speakers sound better in my soundbar on my Jeep Wrangler with these baffles [ Ron  Sep 25, 2016 ]
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To protect my speakers in the door from moisture [ Chris  Sep 08, 2016 ]
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To protect my speakers [ Nick  Aug 30, 2016 ]
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Protection and to mask noise [ JAMES  Aug 18, 2016 ]
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For clarity of sound. [ John P.  Aug 04, 2016 ]
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Water damage to front door speakers on a 8th Gen Civic Sedan Destroyed stock speakers. Hoping to avoid that this time around. [ Mark  Jul 06, 2016 ]
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To kill the door rattle [ Paul  Jun 21, 2016 ]
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Good for protecting the speakers from the elements while also improving the sound a bit. It's a win-win. [ Nicholas  Jun 17, 2016 ]
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to better protect the speakers from water. [ brian  Jun 14, 2016 ]
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Speaker protection from the elements. [ Jorge  Jun 05, 2016 ]
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recommened by advisor. the system recommended a set that was out of stock [ Jeffrey  Jun 05, 2016 ]
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Have used these on several installations and they always work great for sound and protection in door speaker applications. [ KIP  Jun 01, 2016 ]
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Looking to help decouple the back wave [ donald falese  May 27, 2016 ]
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Best be safe than sorry when dealing with sound components... [ CORY  May 22, 2016 ]
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Our 2008 Chevy Silverado speakers shorted out. Water is known to seep by the windows and short out the speakers. According to others online the baffles will prevent future water damage known to occur on 2007-2012 Silverados. [ Gregory  May 21, 2016 ]
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fuller sound [ BRIAN  Apr 30, 2016 ]
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It fits [ Scott  Apr 30, 2016 ]
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I purchased these to keep the water that gets in the door from getting on the speakers. [ JASON  Apr 16, 2016 ]
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Seals speaker from moisture and elements but also tightens up bass on speakers. [ Jorge E  Apr 03, 2016 ]
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to protect speakers, and project sound better. [ William  Apr 02, 2016 ]
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The main reason for ordering these baffle is for added protection from water damage which seems to be a big problem with Silverados. [ JIM  Apr 02, 2016 ]
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keep water from dripping onto my speakers. The window's often leak water down into the door, and enough water will eventually damage the speakers. Since I'm in there replacing the crappy factory speakers, I might as well take the extra effort to protect the new speakers. [ STEPHEN  Mar 30, 2016 ]
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Help by Chat [ DOUGLAS  Mar 27, 2016 ]
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Speaker protection/ sound [ James  Mar 13, 2016 ]
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The last speakers in the truck were ruined from water leaking in the door...I figured this is a cheap insurance policy [ BRIAN W  Mar 08, 2016 ]
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tighten up the sound with the baffle, instead of giant open trk. door. Plus it is water resistant and my door is leaky. Sounds much better and I feel more comfortable. [ jason  Mar 08, 2016 ]
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Weather protection and sound improvement. [ Daniel  Feb 25, 2016 ]
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I will need to cut out the back of the existing baffle due to clearance issue with the speaker depth. I will need something to protect the speaker back from the elements. In addition, it will help to improve the sound somewhat. [ rickland  Feb 23, 2016 ]
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Recommended by chad Chad's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=24 [ Mark  Feb 18, 2016 ]
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for the 6 1/2" speakers [ Kelly  Feb 07, 2016 ]
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They were recommended with the install [ Jeremy  Feb 03, 2016 ]
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Brit recommended them. Brit's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=206 [ Matthew  Feb 01, 2016 ]
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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 ]
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Prior experience [ Steven  Jan 31, 2016 ]
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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 ]
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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. [ DanenG  Jan 01, 2016 ]
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i like big bass and i can not lie [ denis  Dec 31, 2015 ]
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keep my speakers dry [ Cindy  Dec 21, 2015 ]
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It was recommended by the Crutchfield person helping me. [ Darlene  Dec 16, 2015 ]
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To protect the speaker and improve bass response [ Paul  Dec 12, 2015 ]
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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 ]
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to protect my new speakers from water and whatever . Water ruined my old speakers. [ tim  Apr 19, 2019 ]
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Its for a convertible. [ Richard  Mar 31, 2019 ]
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I chose this item to keep the doors from making noise in a 1970 Model Dodge truck. [ Paul  Mar 17, 2019 ]
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Helps direct the speakers sound into the car and not through the inside of the door, also serves as a kind of weather barrier and vibration dampener. [ WILLIAM K  Mar 14, 2019 ]
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To help protect toy hauler speaker outdoor installation not to leak water inside and to possibly improve sound. [ Gabriel  Feb 16, 2019 ]
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exact fit for my car [ MODESTO  Feb 06, 2019 ]
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Cheap insurance to make sure the new component speakers I'm adding to my car's doors will remain in great condition. [ Eric  Feb 01, 2019 ]
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these should have better acoustics than the other brands. [ Russell  Jan 30, 2019 ]
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for weather protection and sound mounting practice around the speaker to prevent potential rattles etc. [ Theodore  Jan 29, 2019 ]
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I selected baffling to mitigate the sound resonance and rattle in my door/window frame [ Noah  Jan 09, 2019 ]
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These appeared to be the right size for the speaker pair I bought and should help the overall sound by installing them in the front door panels. [ Larry F.  Dec 30, 2018 ]
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I chose these to help reduce road noise and any rattle that my new speakers my encounter. I am replacing my factory speakers with no sound deadening in the doors. [ Glenn  Dec 06, 2018 ]
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These are to protect my speakers from dirt and water; I will be adding a drain/air hole on the back bottom. For just foam, they are a little pricey but it's worth the protection. [ Chris T.  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Appear to be good quality and need a provision to protect speakers [ Deborah  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Hope to improve sound and add weather protection [ Will  Nov 25, 2018 ]
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The kick panels in my 64' Nova are largely open to the elements and these did the trick keeping everything dry with my last installation. [ Jack  Nov 21, 2018 ]
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My wife car [ Antonio  Nov 12, 2018 ]
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Recommended by one of your associates [ Jeffrey  Oct 14, 2018 ]
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i want to protect the speakers i bought from the elements [ amalmer  Oct 01, 2018 ]
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Doc was instrumental in helping me make a decision about the use of speaker baffles and the ones I should purchase for my vehicle! Please make sure that he gets credit for this sale as his support was absolutely first-rate!!! thx, mark [ New User  Oct 01, 2018 ]
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Bought them before. Need them to protect the front door speakers from moisture in a 2012 Accord. If they affect your mid range response you can always cut the bottoms of them out to allow air flow while protecting them from water that falls from above. Not sure if this is a review or not. Crutchfield asked me to type why I chose these. [ 28mick  Sep 12, 2018 ]
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More space behind the speaker, want to make sure the sound is going in the right direction. [ Timothy  Sep 12, 2018 ]
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I chose these to protect my door speakers from dirt & moisture, as well as to hopefully help provide better bass response. I chose this brand/ style based on Crutchfield customer reviews. [ G  Aug 28, 2018 ]
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sales person recommended to reduce vibrations. [ Bruce  Aug 21, 2018 ]
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To protect and improve the sound of the new Kicker CSC654 car speakers i recently purchased. I wish the baffles would have been linked to optional accessories when I added the speakers to my cart. I wasn't aware of the benefit of the baffles until i found a YouTube video while I was researching installation videos. [ David  Aug 05, 2018 ]
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upgrading sound on my Tahoe [ Pam  Aug 03, 2018 ]
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Was recommended by Ziggy at Crutchfield very knowledgeable and friendly . He was totally awesome . Made it so easy . [ Mark  Jul 21, 2018 ]
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Protect car door speaker from water. [ STEVEN  Jul 17, 2018 ]
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To protect speakers,bass response [ Stuart  Jul 08, 2018 ]
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To keep window leak moisture from ruining my new speakers [ Denver  Jun 15, 2018 ]
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I chose these baffles because it makes my brain happy to imagine cushioning the speaker against the door to minimize vibration transfer as well as containing sound waves laterally within the door. Hope it works that way... oh, and adding protection against dust and moisture is a factor, too! [ Jacob  Jun 03, 2018 ]
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Reduce pnel vibrations hopefully [ T  May 07, 2018 ]
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I am installing the speakers in aftermarket kick panel mounts for my 1968 Cougar. I hope to control some of the vibration and resonance by isolating the speaker from the metal frame in that area [ John  Apr 24, 2018 ]
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To protect focal component speakers from moisture inside car doors. [ MICHAEL  Apr 10, 2018 ]
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Door is light and rattles so this baffle is supposed to help with that. [ Robert  Apr 03, 2018 ]
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Hope to direct sound into interior of vehicle instead of loosing sound into inside of door, reduce vibration/resonance of door, and protect speaker from water/dirt. [ Charlie  Mar 11, 2018 ]
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Got them to clean up install & protect speakers. [ Mike  Mar 10, 2018 ]
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To keep door speakers from drawing moisture [ Shane  Mar 05, 2018 ]
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Purchased to try and use as a sealed enclosure for front and rear 6 1/2" speakers, crossovered at 80 highpass. Might epoxy resin or fiberglass the outside of the Boom Mat speaker baffles to add stiffness. [ Shaquan  Mar 04, 2018 ]
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to prevent excess vibration [ thomas  Mar 04, 2018 ]
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Original Speakers in 07 Silverado sporadically quit working except for tweeters. Upon google research this is a common problem because the doors leak and speakers get wet and deteriorate over time. A YouTube video recommended these to install along with new speakers to alleviate the problem. [ Jason  Feb 23, 2018 ]
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I put this foam on the rear speakers and they work good. [ Nelson  Feb 10, 2018 ]
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Water intrusion in doors damaged original speakers. I saw these baffles on a Youtube video about replacing the speakers and thought it was a good idea. The same video helped me to decide on the Kicker speakers also. Thanks to adviser Jenny for her help. [ Richard  Feb 09, 2018 ]
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Great sound damper !! [ michael  Dec 27, 2017 ]
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To keep water out of door speakers in 2007 silverado [ Donald  Dec 19, 2017 ]
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Protect and get better sound out of the speakers [ Jeffrey  Dec 15, 2017 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield to help improve overall sound and mid range bass of speaker [ DAVID D  Dec 05, 2017 ]
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I choose them because I believe is a good quality product and it will worth it for a good installation and good quality improvement sound on my car project. thanks Crutchfield. [ Colin  Dec 05, 2017 ]
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While I have clearance for a deeper baffle I prefer to have them fit closely. I have used other Boom Mat products for sound deadening in my Jeep and am impressed with their quality and effectiveness. [ Edward  Nov 26, 2017 ]
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seems like a great idea, protect speaker and mute rattling [ T  Nov 25, 2017 ]
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help with sound [ Sean  Nov 24, 2017 ]
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I want my music to sound better. [ Cindy  Nov 19, 2017 ]
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crutchfield had exactly what I was looking for [ mary  Nov 06, 2017 ]
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I chose this because I'm spending good money on door speakers and i want to protect them from the weather, dust and bugs that may affect the speaker. Also good for bass insulation. [ Anthony  Oct 17, 2017 ]
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perfect fit for my speakers, and will protect them from dust, dirt, water, etc. [ Kyle  Sep 28, 2017 ]
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Ziggy recommended due to slim depth for the doors and said the speakers will still fit in them. [ Jed  Sep 07, 2017 ]
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These are sized to the speakers I am using and should protect the speakers from any moisture that gets in the vehicle doors. [ David  Sep 05, 2017 ]
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To provide a rain barrier to keep speakers dry. Note that I do cutout a hold at the back bottom corner to retain the infinite baffle effect of the inside door frame. [ Bill  Jul 22, 2017 ]
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Recommended by Sales rep [ Jay  Jul 12, 2017 ]
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I find the Boom Mat speaker baffles really help with bass reproduction when speakers are mounted in doors. The door cavity is entirely too much free air space for a 6.5" speaker. [ Thomas  Jul 11, 2017 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield. Used similar brand before and it makes sense to reduce vibration and protect the speaker from potential moisture. Needed slim for shallow door install. [ Alex  Jun 26, 2017 ]
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to keep speakers clean [ John  Jun 08, 2017 ]
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moisture protection [ Gary  Jun 07, 2017 ]
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read that Honda Civics have an issue with water getting in door affecting speakers [ HAILEE  Apr 21, 2017 ]
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To help keep my speakers protected from water and also for a cleaner sound. Thanks [ michael  Apr 06, 2017 ]
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to help protect the speakers from dust, water and to have better sound quality. [ fransico bencosme  Apr 02, 2017 ]
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Recommended from Crutchfield to fit my speakers. [ Leo  Mar 27, 2017 ]
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Assist with high quality installation. [ andre  Mar 16, 2017 ]
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Because my speakers sound like crap [ Richard  Feb 28, 2017 ]
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Reviews say they protect speakers from weather, that might leak into doors. Cost was reasonable so I went with the added protection. [ Auther  Jan 18, 2017 ]
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2007 Honda Civic Factory Front Speakers are inoperative. A little research online led me to a common issue with these vehicles. Water from rain and carwashes runs down the window, inside the door and drips on the speakers. The speakers fail over time. Zero sound coming from the front. I chose these baffles to protect the replacement speakers I ordered. I expect them to attenuate some of the bass response, but want a lasting fix. May cut out the bottom to help with sound. [ TIMOTHY  Jan 10, 2017 ]
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They add clarity to the sound. [ Robert  Jan 07, 2017 ]
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Wanted better sound quality [ Brian  Dec 07, 2016 ]
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To help protect the door speakers from moisture and to keep the doors' vibration to a minimum. [ Kenny  Dec 05, 2016 ]
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Comparing to the 3 inch mats [ AURORA  Nov 29, 2016 ]
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Wanted to protect my speakers from the elements. The car is older and I wanted to make sure moisture in the door wouldn't be a problem in the future. [ Kevin  Nov 28, 2016 ]
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bought these as extra security for possible water intrusion in my Sierra doors [ John  Nov 25, 2016 ]
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Because the doors are exposed to moisture and dirt. The 2-1/2 depth baffles were chosen because they will not hit the window regulator. [ Tony  Nov 20, 2016 ]
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Had to clean up unwanted vibrations from the Jeep overhead sound bar. [ Mark  Nov 19, 2016 ]
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The 6.5" Alpine speakers I originally installed in my vehicle in 1995 have deteriorated and the woofer cones are disintegrating. I think this is partly due to the 1967 automobile door design, which basically allows water to flow down inside the door, directly onto my speakers. My hope is that these baffles will prevent this water damage. [ Wayne  Nov 16, 2016 ]
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Protect speaker, hopefully reduce vibrations on door panel. [ Michael  Nov 04, 2016 ]
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these help make a good seal around the speaker. keeping moisture and dirt out along with providing a little bit of sound deadening. [ MIKE  Oct 09, 2016 ]
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The entire system is based on the recommendation of Jane. I felt I could trust her judgement and did so. Because I may replace the truck soon she did not try to sell me up and gave me what I needed. I even offered her a job in CA!! [ David  Oct 06, 2016 ]
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Better sound and recommended [ CHRIS  Sep 13, 2016 ]
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iI have purchased these before, and the sound difference after installing them was noticeable and there is no rattling from the door. [ Jennifer  Aug 26, 2016 ]
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Needed some slim speaker baffles, hence these. [ Michael  Aug 09, 2016 ]
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weatherproof speakers [ Michael  Jul 29, 2016 ]
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I asked an online rep what size to get and he suggested this size for my 6.5" rockford fosgate punch speakers. Help keep my speakers from damage [ Brian  Jul 07, 2016 ]
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My other speakers took a little beating with dust from going off road. I wanted protection this time and improved sound. [ Mitchell D.  Jul 05, 2016 ]
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Factory speaker failure due to water damage. Purchased in order to protect new aftermarket speakers. [ Marrs  Jun 20, 2016 ]
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Protect speakers from engine heat and water [ Dennis  Jun 13, 2016 ]
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I chose these to decrease the resonance in my doors, and to protect my speakers from water and dirt. [ Luke  Jun 13, 2016 ]
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ziggy recommended them Ziggy's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=37 [ lewis  Jun 04, 2016 ]
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I chose this product due to the age of my vehicle and the proximity of the speaker to the window glass. I feel that protecting the speaker from additional moisture is important even when the speakers are rated for marine applications. To me that does not include the wiring segments and are thus prone to corrosion. [ Joshua  May 31, 2016 ]
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They work and protect speaker from moisture inside the door [ Michael  May 10, 2016 ]
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I know the quality of this manufacturer for making excellent products for autos. I have never been let down by this manufacturer and am continually amazed how well their products work. [ Douglas   May 05, 2016 ]
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Thought I'd give them a try,they were inexpensive. [ RICHARD  Apr 24, 2016 ]
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keeps water out of door speakers and reduces rattles [ Taylor  Apr 16, 2016 ]
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In case water leaked in the door I could protect the speakers [ Dylan  Apr 13, 2016 ]
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protect speaker and reduce road noise from door [ Jay   Apr 08, 2016 ]
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Help prolong the life of speakers for quality and sound output. [ Cody  Apr 06, 2016 ]
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Because I want to obviously protect my speakers from weather that may happen from cracks in the frame or whatever. The number 1 reason though theses baffles will help the speakers produce way more sound and clarity without working to hard. [ SHANE  Apr 01, 2016 ]
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I read good things about the mats and I wanted to increase bass response in the doors without installing dynomat. [ Elvis  Mar 26, 2016 ]
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These are to protect new door mounted speakers in a 1975 Chevy Truck. The interior of the doors are exposed to outside moisture and although the speaker cones are made of polypropylene, these baffles will add another layer of protection from the elements. [ MICHAEL  Mar 13, 2016 ]
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Cheap insurance, and I want to get everything I can out of these mids. [ Michael  Mar 11, 2016 ]
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It was recommended by Buck Buck's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=140 [ JAMES  Mar 08, 2016 ]
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For better sound and to protect the speakers. [ David  Feb 29, 2016 ]
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Why not spend a little extra to protect your investment! [ Jake  Feb 28, 2016 ]
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Fits my ride [ ANTHONY A  Feb 17, 2016 ]
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Suggestion from advisor Buck. Buck's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=140 [ Rick  Feb 08, 2016 ]
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To get better sound from speaker and protect the speaker from moisture. [ Gabriel  Dec 30, 2015 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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4 questions already asked

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considering using these for 6.5" ceiling speakers for low level background music. Thoughts?
[ haileymon  Aug 02, 2016 ]
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These baffles will help a LITTLE with sound but more importantly they will keep debris out of the spider and motor mechanism of the speaker for longer use.
[ RUDY  Aug 20, 2017 ]
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I used this product when I installed new speakers in my old truck and it seemed to make a noticeable difference. Can't really address how they might affect ceiling speakers, but I was satisfied with them in my application.
[ Stewart  Aug 03, 2016 ]
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Are these good for the front speaker box in a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited?
[ Kurt  Sep 06, 2015 ]
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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
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I've read differing opinions on if you should cut a hole in the bottom of these baffles or not. Are there applications where I truly should or should not cut a hole?
[ Todd  Mar 26, 2015 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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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