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April 30, 2011 Work great
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Flagrum3 from Toronto, Canada
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Properly installed these work great. Put them in my doors with my JL speakers, no sound deadening used just cut about a 1" hole in the back of each baffle (As the speakers are not designed to be enclosed). I get exceptional mid bass, no vibration or rattles whatsoever, even at max volume.Plus I'm content knowing my speakers are protected from water dirt etc, which can get inside your doors.Worth the few bucks spent.
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December 16, 2014 Perfect for Audiophiles
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L-pad from ORANGEVALE, CA
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Another great install experience. I first used these with Boston Pro Series 5 speakers in the early 1990s. This time, I purchased a set of Boston Pro Series 50SE speakers which were getting hard to find ($400 for a discontinued item... no problem... it's Boston Pro Series for crying out loud!). So, as you SHOULD expect, the SUBJECTIVE experience of "bass" is lessened if you keep the "enclosure" of the baffle sealed. If you slice off a bit of the baffle (e.g. a 2-inch hole at the bottom), then you'll get more SUBJECTIVE bass experience as the back wave will then move into the door cavity and the woofer cone will have less dampening and will travel further with less power. For the Boston's, it was important to keep the baffle sealed from the rest of the door cavity for sound purposes, not just for protection from water or debris. So, I kept the baffle sealed and put some polyester fiber-fill and felt inside the back of the baffle to make it act like a small monitor. Then I sound deadened the panels of the door and the interior panel. I also fabricated a foam "donut" from Frost King small pipe insulation and placed it around the circumference of the speaker so that it completely isolated the front wave from finding its way into/between the door and the interior panel. So, how does it sound. Well, great, if you want to just hear your speaker and not the door. I effectively reduced the radiating surface to 5-1/4", instead of the several square feet of sound one gets from a resonating door surface... that makes a big difference which I am pleased. I used to be in radio programming and in our sound studios we were very interested in point-source sound. That's what I have with these baffles: beautiful soundstage with the Boston' and a full, rich, point-source soundfield which - strangely enough but technically correct - fills the entire front of the car while leaving the doors silent. Oh, and yes, I do notice a reduction in SUBbass because the backwave is not bouncing around inside the door. This will require another set of woofers (4 total) to beef things up from 60-100Hz (think of bass guitar or rifle shots - yes, I listen to movies in the car). But with over 700 watts going to two pairs of Boston's (yes, I did buy another set!), and then 500 going to a sub, I think the bass and SUBbass questions will be well answered. The Install Bay/XTC baffles are a must and have a huge impact on sound for those who either want to protect their speakers or fashion an audiophile-grade speaker install, or both. I couldn't be happier.
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August 18, 2014 perfect fit
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gonzo from lubbock, TX
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Perfect fit ...not alot room in 2013 f150 but these worked great
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January 19, 2013 Neat Product
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Daryl from Enid, OK
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Used this to protect the speaker from the elements that come into the door from the outside.. A plus is that it also makes the speaker sound alot better
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May 31, 2012 Great protection
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JoeG from Snoqualmie, WA
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These baffles are made thick walled and very flexible. Made the door speaker an easy install with excellent weather protection. Thank you Sonic.
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