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Disarmer
07-27-2010, 09:50 AM
I just bought some RSD6.5cs off a member here and I ordered the matching coaxials for my rear seats. The rear seats were stock 6.5 subwoofers with baffles already there for increased stock bass so I didn't really need any back there. (I'm amping with my own amp instead of the monsoon system, so the coaxials will be getting a full range signal). Since I was ordering from sonic already, I went ahead and threw a pair of baffles in for the front (RSD6.5cs). Is it a good idea to use these in a component install? I know they will shield the speakers from the elements a bit, but will they hurt or increase SQ?

Thanks for any help.

ramos
07-27-2010, 10:13 AM
Baffles?? The xtc foam things? They might impede midbass as they are somewhat restrictive of air flow. I just cut the bottom out of them. Leave the top for drip protection, but with the bottom open so the mid can breath into the door :)

BassnTruck
07-27-2010, 01:57 PM
I think the foam baffles help in most cases. It is usually hard to get the T/S specs on the woofer part of a coax and some components. So it is hard to see if the speaker really works well in an IB set up. I do not agree with the blanket statement above. Most vocal drivers work great in a small space ad it usually helps midbass reinforcement. Most vocal drives get very sloppy when trying to play woofer and sub woofer frequencies. I like high passing them in a 2 way setup between 80-120Hz. This usually has a great effect on the sound quality of the driver. Also if you have the back wave of a full range being hit by the front wave of a sub woofer you really should keep that from happening. (Like on a deck lid)

Disarmer
07-28-2010, 05:18 PM
Baffles?? The xtc foam things? They might impede midbass as they are somewhat restrictive of air flow. I just cut the bottom out of them. Leave the top for drip protection, but with the bottom open so the mid can breath into the door :)

Yes the XTC ones.

The Install Bay VXT60 - Speaker Baffles & Grilles - Sonic Electronix (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_20702_The+Install+Bay+VXT60.html)