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Necessary to use weather baffle for door speakers?

Postby altec » June 2nd, 2021, 2:30 pm

Is it necessary to use weather baffle for door speakers? Speakers in question are made for car environment inclusive of doors.

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Re: Necessary to use weather baffle for door speakers?

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Re: Necessary to use weather baffle for door speakers?

Postby Dave » June 2nd, 2021, 7:02 pm

I was in the same dilemma and say yes even with automotive speakers. My doors have no vapor barrier as the OE speakers had their own built in barrier.

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Re: Necessary to use weather baffle for door speakers?

Postby kavaninho » June 3rd, 2021, 1:29 pm

From my experience there are two types available, a sealed foam baffle/pod and a plastic baffle with a plastic hood.
Not all vehicles requires some type of protection on the rear of the woofers as it depends on how water runs down your door. Prevention is always better than cure! If you are going with the foam baffles/pod, do not leave them sealed as this will rob all your midbass. You can use a knife to cut the underside essentially leaving a hood for your woofer.
While good car audio manufacturers design with use in mind for car doors which is a moisture rich environment, they can never mitigate against water running on the woofer parts itself.
If you would like to give your woofer the longest chance of living I would say yes, go for it.

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