XTC 4" Speaker Baffles
2001 Subaru Forester
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These work brilliantly for a very low cost! I had to trim just a little bit, but that was quick and easy.
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Waterproof foam baffles from XTC fit behind speakers to keep them clean and dry. They compress easily to fit the installation, and form a mounting seal that can reduce panel vibration. Use these speaker baffles along with a Dynamat kit when you install your new speakers, and you'll enjoy improved sound and performance.
These baffles will protect your speakers. In many applications we recommend that you cut a hole in the bottom of the baffle, or remove the entire bottom of the baffle, to maintain good bass response while still protecting your speaker from dirt and water damage. Call one of our Advisors if you have questions — they'll be happy to share their expertise with you.
Average Customer Review(s):
These work brilliantly for a very low cost! I had to trim just a little bit, but that was quick and easy.
Used with JBL 4 inches speaker, main reason for these Baffles is to protect speakers from water may leak in to the door. Fit good
Pros: Fit right in the open hole in the door.
Cons: not noted
Easy to work with. Great alternative for weather-proofing the backs of your speakers.
Pros: Easy installation.
covers your speakers from splash damage if you have rusty holes in your door panel. Keeps the crap off speaker notice a lack of distortion from speaker area now too.
Pros: Protection of speakers, less rattling and distortion
Cons: paying too much for foam. should come free with speakers
They do there job and do it well.
They really help with overall sound
Tried with and without and it actually makes a difference and sounds pretty good
Pros: Cheapand easy install
These baffles work as described. Used these with 4 inch Kicker 41KSC44 speakers on my door panel and it provided a nice seal behind speakers. These speaker are not known for having bass, but these baffles seem to have helped it produce a decent amount that lets me know the music i'm listening too has bass. Plus, it hopefully will keep the back of my speakers protected and clean!
Pros: Keeps back of the speakers protected. Forms nice seal around the speaker. Seems to have helped with mid bass/bass
Nice! Gives the speakers a thicker sound.
Great sound and price!
Easy to install. Looks and feels durable.
Pros: Quick install.
Speakers baffles that they suggested are great they are like night and day. They make your speakers a lot louder!! Going to buy more baffles for the front speakers soon. You want be disappointed!!
You might be better off using another deadening product depending on the dimensions of your speakers and the location to be installed. They were not very useful in my smaller truck pillar openings.
Cons: They are not measured very well and not useful for some applications.
Purchased for 2001 Subaru Forester's rear doors ... Installed simply Does the job Really work (tried the speakers without and with the baffles ... sound is much better with)
Pros: Simple installation Functional Will protect speakers from dust, dirt, and other contaminants inside the door
Wonderful sound enhancement. Fits very well. Worth the money.
Pros: Fit. Sound.
Its hard to believe such a cheap looking foam baffle could make such a difference in sound quality, but Wow, they do. Depth and clarity were both 200% better, never install speakers without them again.
Easily installed and great sound product.
Pros: They stop the unneeded sound vibrations and increase music quality
I decided to buy these speaker baffles because it was cheap and it said it would improve the quality of my listening experience so I said what the heck. However, I wasn't very impressed with them. The idea is good, to reduce vibration but I found that installing them was difficult. Because they are just too big, I would have been just plenty fine without the speaker baffles.
These Baffles worked like they suppose to. The only problem i had was they didn't quite fit and I had to force them in. All in all I could tell difference with them installed.
The baffles fit perfect.
Pros: Great price.
They work fine for what they are, but the instructions don't give any indication on where to punch the hole for the wiring. I exercised common sense and poked it through the bottom, but they should really point that out (or mention that you need to make a hole in the first place).
Pros: Protects the speakers, dampens vibrations
Cons: You have to poke a hole in it (albeit a minor con, but a con nonetheless) -- if you have to poke a hole anyway, why not just have a slit cut from the manufacturer?
I really don't believe these baffles helped
I ordered these baffles along with the replacement speakers for the rear doors in my 1999 Subaru Forester. They were easy to adjust to my exact needs and really made a difference in the sound quality. For the price, they are a steal.
Pros: Easy to alter for exact installation. Enhances sound quality.
Cons: Can't find any CONS.
They work really well
Pros: -Does what they are meant to do
Made a big sound difference! A+
Pros: Easy install, made a huge difference in the speaker response.
great suggested add-on
Pros: fit perfect
Trimmed to fit cut small slot at curve, cut slit access for speaker. Leads. Fit was tight on forward speakers as stock grills we're tight but managable.
Pros: Keeps speakers from druming sheetmetal
Cons: Would be difficult to install for mechanically chalanged
The density & general construction of these baffles is good, but I found them too deep for my installation. Rather than send them back I just removed about a inch from the middle and glued them back together. Thereon the installation was relatively easy.
Pros: A must for door installations.
Cons: Required alteration.
Work well. muffles the slight rattle when the speakers are in a door panel or kick panel.
Pros: Easy to use and adapt to your space.
It was the right size and easy to customize to my car.
Pros: Right size and can be easily cut to fit. Protects speakers and cuts down on back ground echo.
Installed these with my Kicker speakers and they fit perfectly.
Good idea for small speakers in doors. Installed these with a pair of kicker 4" coaxils. The difference these things make for sound of the speaker is night and day.
Pros: Slightly increases lower-mid range bass response. Nothing major but it is a help.
Cons: Can't think of a single con.
Work extremely well. Product exactly as described.
Pros: Easy to install
Helps speakers sound full!
perfect item to eliminate unwanted vibrations and very affordable
They seem to work great. They were super easy to install in the factory brackets.
Pros: Super easy to deal with.
Cons: none that i can see.
These do what they're supposed to do - contain the sound of my speakers in the door. I admittedly didn't try the speakers first without these baffles, but the cavity inside the door is HUGE. I can only imagine that I'd get some of that hollow, echoing sound we've all heard if I hadn't used these baffles.
Pros: Works great, easy install
These baffles were just what I needed to ensure that my component speakers stay nice and dry. The sound is not effected if you cut a small hole in the bottom to allow your speakers to do their thing.
Pros: Inexpensive way to protect your investment
If you get the speaks spend a couple extra dollars on these for better sound quality. Other wise the door panel rattles
Pros: Increase sound quality
Cons: Have to modify
Nice item that help with the overall sound. Easy to install.
Pros: Nice product!
Baffles are a huge improvement in over all quality and feel there is value in purchasing these with speakers.
Pros: I highly recommend them.
I have been using baffles for a long time now and I am never disappointed. I strongly recommend them if you are installing from speakers free air. These baffles will not only protect them but also clean up that hollow in the air sound commonly found in most free air installed speakers.
Pros: good price and fast shipping from Crutchfield as always. Product works!
Cons: none yet !
I've installed these XTC speaker baffles in my vehicles before. Not only great for sound performance but adds protection as well!
Pros: Adds sound performance! Aids in speaker protection!
I purchased these speakers to replace the 18 year old blown out factory speakers in my Geo Metro. I have a 50 mile per day commute and wanted to hear my music without all of the ferocious distortion. I don't listen to the radio very loud, so these work just fine. In my noisy car the comfortable listening volume is 16 - 20; these speaker don't start to distort until around 30. I'm well please with the speakers the price and especially Crutchfield for making everything so easy.
Pros: price, sound quality at low to mid volume
Cons: not a lot of range, base isn't great, distorts at high volume.
First time buyer of the baffles no problems or complaints.
easy to use, keeps the noise down, helps keep moisture out of speakers.
Toyota Corolla - Door speakers and rear hatchback speakers. 4" and 5" sizes. These were pointless for my car. I compared the sound with and without them, and I absolutely preferred them without the baffles. The back speakers actually sit in a tuned port enclosure, so I lost that effect by installing these (I was unaware of the enclosure until I took off the covers.) The front door speakers are smaller, and having the baffle installed killed off some of the depth of the bass coming from the space behind the door panel. Say what you want about the sound "quality", tightness, etc., but without any other speakers up front, the low-end sound seemed to just go away when I had the baffles installed. This might be fine if you have other speakers filling in those gaps in sound, but for me, these things ended up in the trash can. I'm not saying they don't work, but just not for me and 15-year old Corolla.
These are simple and good quality. Easy to work with & they do the trick.
Definately improved sound quality and eliminated the rattle in the dash but the amount of torque required to hold down the speaker is enough to tear a hole while mounting.
This ones DO change the way speakers sound...<BR>Prior to the installation, the sound was OK but lacked some body; after these were installed, the sound gained a lot of consistency, similar as if the loudness control of your receiver has been just activated.<BR>They don´t add any bass at all, sorry, but that character is part of the speaker desing per se instead of any accesory you may add.
I bought these for my install for a 2005 wrx. The speakers are polk db400's. First off, I made the mistake of not testing the sound of the speakers without the baffles. Anyway, the system sounded good with the baffles in but I have a sub in the car so I didnt realize how much bass I was loosing. So I turned off the subwoofer and found out the speakers had like no midbass, I was dissapointed and not pleased after that. They say these baffles improve bass response not kill it! Knowing these are great speakers from a previous install I knew it had to be the baffles. I called Polk support to find out what they thought about the baffles and the tech said that would completely kill the sound of the driver. So I took my door cards off, pulled the speakers out and cut the baffle backs in half so air flow was good, but still had protection from water coming off the windows above; looks like a speaker hood. The end result was nothing but great sound with some protection but the audio was the way it was intended for. I only recommend this product if you properly vent the rear of the driver othervise dont be talked into buying these.
These are a "must have," especially if you have small speakers. Even with bass blockers, which helped a little, installed on my 4 inch Pioneer TS-G1040Rs, they still bottomed out during sudden bass thumps. Having these baffles behind each one seals up the rearends so the woofer cone has a bit of cushion. They sound WAY better now!
Recommended for my vehicle install [ Steve Oct 18, 2017 ]
Keep dust off back of speakers Act as a box for best sound [ Edgar Oct 12, 2017 ]
You told me I should get it. The pop up screen would not accept buy, so I had to find it under accessories. [ William Oct 04, 2017 ]
You recommended these for my truck [ Nate Oct 03, 2017 ]
Based on your recommendation to increase the sound quality of the speaker. Plus the cost wasn't that bad. [ James Oct 02, 2017 ]
To make the speakers last longer [ MIKE Oct 02, 2017 ]
It was recommended by the crutchfield website to get the best sound. [ Jonathan Sep 21, 2017 ]
I trust that if you recommend something that I will be satisfied with the results. [ adam Sep 20, 2017 ]
It was recommended for better sound quality [ Daniel Sep 07, 2017 ]
Proctect speakers for longer life [ Jeremy Sep 05, 2017 ]
it was recommended by the qualified staff [ DUANE L Sep 01, 2017 ]
I have used these in the past. [ Kenneth Apr 18, 2017 ]
recomended by crutchfield [ Rick Apr 11, 2017 ]
To protect speakers [ John Mar 07, 2017 ]
I did not need these I bought these by accident. The other product I bought had great reviews this is while I made these choices. [ Leon Mar 07, 2017 ]
It was said to have been needed for installation. [ Caleb Dec 23, 2016 ]
Protect the speakers and improve the sound quality [ James Dec 16, 2016 ]
I choose this item to help put the sound in the cab and not in the door. [ Robert Dec 11, 2016 ]
To protect my investment. [ William Nov 24, 2016 ]
The first time I installed speakers, in my old truck, I ran into issues with some rattling. I'm hoping by using these this go around it'll cut down on that. Also, protection against the moisture. [ James Nov 20, 2016 ]
For better sound [ ANTHONY Oct 26, 2016 ]
Fits my truck [ Erik Sep 27, 2016 ]
improved sound [ Russell Sep 12, 2016 ]
To protect my speakers in the doors and the rear quarter panel from the elements. [ Felix Aug 03, 2016 ]
recommended [ Scott Jul 28, 2016 ]
helps with the bass by providing a true baffle - which should keep standing waves from negatively affecting the bass output. [ John Jun 08, 2016 ]
it popped up on a screen good hustle [ jose Apr 20, 2016 ]
Just Know You-all know what You are selling Very Great Job Thank You-all for the Great work [ Mark Apr 18, 2016 ]
I chose the XTC speaker baffles because Crutchfield recommended them and Crutchfield is word! [ Larry Ken Apr 17, 2016 ]
Recommended [ Matthew Neal Apr 08, 2016 ]
Because I was dumb and didn't order speakers from you guys. I bought them from Amazon because it was about $20 cheaper, but didn't realize all of the extra equipment you guys give with your orders. So now I ended up spending about $20 more than I would have if I bought from you guys in the first place! You guys are awesome! [ Travis Mar 06, 2016 ]
To protect my door speakers from moisture [ john Feb 25, 2016 ]
They are good fit & quality brand! [ Ezequiel Feb 03, 2016 ]
Inexpensive add-on to improve performance and protect your speakers! [ Niel Jan 28, 2016 ]
I have had Kicker speakers in the past. For the price and sound there unbeatable. [ Nicholas Dec 17, 2015 ]
Site recommended them when I chose speakers [ Adron Dec 05, 2015 ]
recommended [ STEPHAN Sep 22, 2017 ]
They were recommended [ Gustavo Sep 20, 2017 ]
Quality of Sound... Speaker location also is such that protection from the elements is also a necessity. [ Lois Sep 04, 2017 ]
Cost less than anywhere else, including ebay. [ Timothy Aug 17, 2017 ]
Because you recommended them [ Jose Aug 09, 2017 ]
I like quality audio on a modest budget! [ Billy Jul 21, 2017 ]
It was recommended by Crutchfield [ Kody Jul 20, 2017 ]
Recommended [ PATRICK Jul 18, 2017 ]
I was looking for a speaker set that would fit in my stock location so as to create a stealth look. I wanted high-end speakers, and the discount price on the focal's were to good to pass up. Also the reviews and the tech comments shut the deal. [ Jean K. May 27, 2017 ]
to increase the quality of the sound coming from the speaker [ sharon May 06, 2017 ]
Protects speaker from water and dust [ Ben Apr 20, 2017 ]
It was suggested that I purchase these during the selection process. [ Robert Mar 22, 2017 ]
I know Kenwood makes good products and these seem like they'd fit in a tercel and were a good price. don't want to put too much money into a 95' tercel [ Denzel Mar 13, 2017 ]
It was recommended by Crutchfield to get these when getting my speakers. [ kevin Jan 19, 2017 ]
quick shipping........... [ richard Jan 17, 2017 ]
It was recommended for the speakers. [ Eggo Jan 07, 2017 ]
Depth is short and will not hit window when lowering [ shelbie Jan 06, 2017 ]
protect new speakers & improve response [ Karl Dec 29, 2016 ]
Assist in protecting and insulating the door mounted speakers [ Scott Nov 27, 2016 ]
they help the speakers send the music where it is better heard.. [ Casiano Nov 25, 2016 ]
Used previously, inexpensive speaker protection & improves sound quality. [ C Nov 11, 2016 ]
Protect speaker from magnet rubbing against radio. Going into 1967 Jaguar OTS. Tight radio enclosure. [ Jeff Sep 20, 2016 ]
The site recommend them to improve sound quality. [ Luis Sep 04, 2016 ]
Because the website recommended it and it seems like the safe way to go. [ Joseph Sep 04, 2016 ]
Recommended [ Rob Aug 26, 2016 ]
Replace old original equipment [ E Aug 14, 2016 ]
Suggestion from Crutchfield, also, for better sound from the front door speakers. [ Alberto Aug 05, 2016 ]
your reccomendation [ Kenneth Jul 06, 2016 ]
when i chose the speakers that i wanted the cruchfield guide suggested i get this also because of dust and moister i'm glad there someone here to help when picking out the best component for your vehicle if your a first timer its always good to have someone there to help you get what you need for you paticular car or truck [ GLENN PAUL Jun 30, 2016 ]
I wanted the best possible sound for the speaker location. [ Douglas Jun 26, 2016 ]
Improve the sound quality [ William Jun 02, 2016 ]
improv the low frequency. Tanks [ Barrios May 30, 2016 ]
recommended with speakers [ Brian Wayne May 01, 2016 ]
recommended by crutchfield advisor [ Jay Apr 10, 2016 ]
insulation in car door speaker installation [ THOMAS Apr 06, 2016 ]
I usually follow the advice of experts [ John Mar 18, 2016 ]
your website recommend them. [ Matthew Mar 18, 2016 ]
The speakers I bought are going into the package tray area of my 1936 Ford Fordor, and I want to elinminate some of the drone that comes from the trunk. Hopefully these will do the trick. [ James Feb 18, 2016 ]
Helps sound quality [ Luke byron Jan 28, 2016 ]
recommended [ Terry Jan 26, 2016 ]
Crutchfield recommended them for install [ Carissa Dec 06, 2015 ]