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Foam baffles for door speakers???Jonathon , Glass???

 

Bronze Member
Username: Transam396

Mcdonough, Ga Usa

Post Number: 11
Registered: Apr-05
hi I have a 04 F150 supercrew that i'm putting 4 infinity 5x7 ref speakers I have heard some ppl say to use the foam baffles that u put behind the speaker to tighten up the sound and make it sound better is this a good investment as money is tight???
 

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Username: Jonathan_f

GA USA

Post Number: 3928
Registered: May-04
They kill your midbass response. Only use IMO is to protect the speakers from water, but in a well sealed door that shouldn't be an issue anyway. Me personally, I'd rather invest the time and money into sound deadening the door, it will improve SQ, reduce outside road noise, improve your midbass response, and raise the apparent volume level because of the road noise being lowered.
 

Gold Member
Username: Suleman36

Post Number: 1241
Registered: Feb-05
Hey jonathan i have image dynamic id chamoleon midbass speakers. I got some foam speaker baffle online. If i cut the circle in half off the foam baffle at the bottem where the speaker magnets is will it be ok to do. I just wanna keep it tight and dry so water wont get inside. Is that a good idea.
 

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 2961
Registered: Nov-04
MO, never cut holes in the baffle without first listening to your speakers. That's like punching a hole in a sub box randomly.
If you do have to make some, start with small hole, then increase the number of holes as needed to obtain desired sound.
 

Gold Member
Username: Suleman36

Post Number: 1244
Registered: Feb-05
Hey isaac i ordered that foam speaker baffle from installer website you gave me. I just dont wanna kill my midbass with them. The user E on here told me to cut out half the circle on the bottem.. So im not sure
 

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 2965
Registered: Nov-04
I would first listen to your speakers then determine what's needed.
Once you make a hole, it's permanent.
Sometimes 1/2" hole is all that's needed to tune a baffle. No need to make a large one.
 

Gold Member
Username: Suleman36

Post Number: 1246
Registered: Feb-05
so a small tiny circle is what i should try before anything.
 

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 2967
Registered: Nov-04
Only if it's required. Try listening.
 

Gold Member
Username: Suleman36

Post Number: 1250
Registered: Feb-05
So first listen to it with the foam baffle on right?
 

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 2968
Registered: Nov-04
Yes, who knows, you might like the sound you get without holes. I've tested mine and for the setup I have, it works great. I don't need to punch any holes. But then again, I did tell you, I have 2 sets of components on my front door, one for mid bass (air tight enclosure) and one for midbass and midrange (baffle).
 

Gold Member
Username: Suleman36

Post Number: 1251
Registered: Feb-05
air tight meaning no baffle just mounted to the door with dynamat i assume
 

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 2971
Registered: Nov-04
Nope, I made air tight enclosure with sound densening material inside out of 6" pvc pipe. I sealed all the joints/screws with glue and goop. It dries to semi hard finish. The speaker is like a rock. You can't really push it in with your finger. However, once power is supplied, it moves very fast.
 

Gold Member
Username: Suleman36

Post Number: 1260
Registered: Feb-05
well we will see how this foam baffle works out. You recommended it so lets wait and see.
 

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 2975
Registered: Nov-04
Remember, listen carefully before drilling holes. If with baffle and without makes only 1%-3% sound difference, then it's best to not make any holes.
Baffle sealed help your speaker from bottoming out under heavy bass. That and weather proofing are 2 main reasons why people get it.
 

Gold Member
Username: Suleman36

Post Number: 1264
Registered: Feb-05
I will let you know if it helps or not.
 

Silver Member
Username: Solacedagony

New Jersey US

Post Number: 433
Registered: Oct-04
Hey Issac, do you happen to have any pictures of your setup at all? You can email me at arsonicconvergen@hotmail.com if you want to send some. I was just curious to see it.
Sorry, didn't mean to hijack this thread or anything.
 

Gold Member
Username: Carguy

Post Number: 2980
Registered: Nov-04
I have no pictures yet. Still working on my car. I've just added 10m/11m CB radio in my car along with 200w booster. Now I'm looking for some kind of blinds for my car windows so that I can pull it down when parking. Just don't want crooks to look inside my car.
The hard part is balancing what's practical with looks. Last thing you want is an ugly looking car.
Maybe one day, I'll take some pictures. I also have infra red camera installed at the back. It lets me see in the dark (almost). Great when parking at night.
 

Gold Member
Username: Suleman36

Post Number: 1269
Registered: Feb-05
Isaac has a 007 Car...
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