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    How do i waterproof my 6.5" speakers?

    i just switched out my DA M661 components for DA Hex's. i noticed there were water marks on the back of the 6.5" midbass. when i mount the 6.5" in the door, there isnt anything to protect the speaker from water. so everytime it rains, my speakers will get wet. is there anyway to safely water proof them? maybe partially wrap them in plastic or make a shroud?



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    Re: How do i waterproof my 6.5" speakers?

    Get some foam baffles. Or you can always look into some marine speakers, which are meant for boats
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-48ctD5M...h=foam+baffles




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    Re: How do i waterproof my 6.5" speakers?

    build some kick panels for em



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    Re: How do i waterproof my 6.5" speakers?

    Send me your M6's



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    Re: How do i waterproof my 6.5" speakers?

    Buy the foam baffels, or bass boxes. And cut out the back portion. Unless you park on a slant this should protect the speaker. You could also silicon up the wire connection to be safe.



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    Re: How do i waterproof my 6.5" speakers?

    WOW, i never knew such things like this existed. exactly what i was looking for, thank you!!!!!

    if i use these baffles, itll wrap around the entire back portion of the speaker, would this affect the sound quality of the 6.5" speakers? doesnt the 6.5" midrange/midbass need an open back area to perform right?



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    Re: How do i waterproof my 6.5" speakers?

    The vast majority of speakers are created with an infinite baffle (free air) setup in mind. Some say that the use of a foam baffle, acting somewhat like a very small, sealed eclosure, actually improved the midrange/bass response. But this depends on your install & speakers, YMMV. If you liked the sound they created before the baffles, you could always cut out the backs like stated above.




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    Re: How do i waterproof my 6.5" speakers?

    what does YMMV mean? doesnt the 6.5" speaker need open air to function correctly? i notice on my diamond components, there a whole on the back of the magnet and a mesh screen deep inside.



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    Re: How do i waterproof my 6.5" speakers?

    YMMV = Your mileage may vary & no it doesn't need open air to function correctly. If this was the case anyone who has their speakers in kick panels or fiberglassed in their door panels would not be very pleased.




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    Re: How do i waterproof my 6.5" speakers?

    Some speakers are designed to perform best infinite baffle (no box). Some speakers will still perform decently well in an enclosure. If you are really that worried about it, just cut a large hole in the bottom of the baffle; Viola, you're back to being infinite baffle with the speakers.


    no it doesn't need open air to function correctly. If this was the case anyone who has their speakers in kick panels or fiberglassed in their door panels would not be very pleased.
    It is possible to put the speakers in kickpanels and end up with undesireable results Just depends on the speaker being used. Some speakers will need to be vented into and open area (like into the inner fender well) when in kicks to perform optimally




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    Re: How do i waterproof my 6.5" speakers?

    note. as cj said

    Quote Originally Posted by michael cjjackson
    cut a hole in the back of the foam
    DO NOT cut a hole in the 'back'

    rain is falling from above, so like squeak said, cut a hole BELOW the magnet on the back side... like this VVV



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    Re: How do i waterproof my 6.5" speakers?

    LOL........

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    Re: How do i waterproof my 6.5" speakers?

    you better

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    Re: How do i waterproof my 6.5" speakers?

    im going to do exactly that. thanks REQ!



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    Re: How do i waterproof my 6.5" speakers?

    Try it sealed first though, just incase there is an improvement.




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