good add-on for the disappointing Sony 3-way speakers
XTC 5-1/4 Speaker baffles
from Boonville, NY
Very easy to install, highly recommend
Not sure why these were recommended
from Las Vegas, NV
These baffles were recommended for my front speakers when I added Kicker 40CS54 5-1/4 two ways to my cart. I assumed that they were meant to reduce rattle and vibration and protect the speaker from moisture. Fair enough. Installation was easy, but when I first fired up the system, the sound was... Disappointing. Highs had a definite hiss and bass was washed out and distorted. Songs I was very familiar with sounded almost unrecognizable. Fiddling with settings and EQ helped, but I was beginning to think id chosen poorly on speakers and was going to have to add a sub. I don't know what made me think of it, but after about a week I started looking up info on the baffles and many people said that they had a definite affect on bass. I opened my doors back up and reinstalled the baffles in the garbage can. A world of difference. Bass finally appear, highs and mids sounded better mixed.
I don't think there is anything wrong with these baffles. If used with a component system or a sub, I think they would be great. I just think crutchfield needs to be more informative about the proper use of the baffles.
Does what it should
from Evergreen, CO
These baffles fit well, are easy to install (if you know how to remove your car door panels) and appear to be fairly durable. Since they are medium density foam, it is easy to glue or mount then into whatever existing mounting locations you have. Just screw straight through it. My only recommendation is to triple check the dimensions and ensure you have enough cavity space in the door to accommodate it. The fit was a bit tight in my Subaru Impreza.
from St Charles, MO
Used these in my front doors and my MB Quart components sound ten times better than the premium Mark Levison factory system that came in my Lexus Gs. Thanks for a great price Crutchfield, you were better than ebay!