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zachzchw
04-24-2005, 08:01 PM
Going to add some baffles to my comps, is there a major difference in the foam and plastic? Specifically, which is better? Also, there is softer and harder plastic, does this make a difference? Thanks for any insight.

squeak9798
04-24-2005, 08:02 PM
For the baffles that go behind the speakers? Foam all the way; They'll be easier to mod in the event that you don't want them totally sealed, and they'll have way less resonance issues compared to plastic.

zachzchw
04-24-2005, 08:07 PM
Cool. Thanks for the input, Squeak. I read of someone cutting a hole in the back of them, to allow air to flow freely. Any benefits to this? These are going in the factory spots in the door, if it matters. Also, Ill be using a "depth extender" to gain some additional clearance, so Im figuring the baffle will simply go underneath the extender?

squeak9798
04-24-2005, 08:11 PM
Cool. Thanks for the input, Squeak. I read of someone cutting a hole in the back of them, to allow air to flow freely. Any benefits to this?

Depends on your speakers. Most car audio speakers are designed to play infinite baffle (i.e. no enclosure). Sticking the baffles behind the speaker creates a small encloure, which obviously causes problems if the speaker was designed to play infinite baffle. So, cutting the back or bottom off of the baffle allows the speaker to still be infinite baffle, while still protecting the speaker from water.

Try them sealed (by the baffle) and try them IB and see which way you like better.


so Im figuring the baffle will simply go underneath the extender?

On top or underneath....either way should work. Depends on how much depth you have to work with.

zachzchw
04-24-2005, 08:16 PM
I believe they will work in either, but Im not sure whats recommended. Its a set of RE comps, to be powered by an ED 9.4. Ill take your advice, try them both ways. Thanks for the help.

capinrs
04-24-2005, 09:27 PM
Where can you get these baffles?

squeak9798
04-24-2005, 10:17 PM
www.crutchfield.com

zachzchw
04-25-2005, 12:21 PM
www.crutchfield.com


Also,

http://www.autotoys.com/x/catalog/SPEAKER_BAFFLE_525_65_INCH_PLASTIC_SOFTER_p_1584.h tml

HERETIC
04-25-2005, 01:42 PM
build them yourself-not that hard

Berry47
04-25-2005, 02:34 PM
build them yourself-not that hard

I don't know what type of baffles your talking about but for the $10 you can buy them for retail I wouldn't touch trying to form those out of glass.

Johnny Drama
04-25-2005, 02:39 PM
My personal preference is the harder plastic with poly fill inside, and deadened on the outside of the baffle to cut down on the resonance problem.

HERETIC
04-25-2005, 03:06 PM
can you use those baffles on a door with roll up windows? my speaker rest against that window bar

JAZN
04-25-2005, 03:34 PM
can you use those baffles on a door with roll up windows? my speaker rest against that window bar
thats a questions only u can answer since we cant see ur car, although if its already hitting the window bar then u probably cant fit the baffle in unless u added a spacer

HERETIC
04-25-2005, 03:38 PM
i built a baffle for the doors and placed a spacer-you know im gonna but a pair of these baffles to see if they will work- hell their only $11.00 bucks

freshbondoscent
04-25-2005, 03:44 PM
i just use those foam ones to "weather proof" the speaker they still breath air in and out

HERETIC
04-25-2005, 04:22 PM
when you build or buy a sealed baffle you can always drill a hole in the baffle and put a little cotton in the hole. that will let it breath a little and make the speaker think it's in a bigger encloseur

squeak9798
04-25-2005, 04:36 PM
Or you could just cut the bottom off, so it KNOWS it's in a "large enclosure" :D

HERETIC
04-25-2005, 04:51 PM
Or you could just cut the bottom off, so it KNOWS it's in a "large enclosure" :D

thats funny. i always wondered what a 6.5 or 8" mid would sound like ina sealed baffle in the doors. to me with roller windows that would seem hard to do

squeak9798
04-25-2005, 05:26 PM
thats funny. i always wondered what a 6.5 or 8" mid would sound like ina sealed baffle in the doors.

Depends on the speaker. It could very likely cause non-favorable outcomes. Much the same as putting a sub in WAY too small of an enclosure.