SVS Home Audio Glossary
A speaker baffle is the front face of a speaker and baffle design is an often-underrated aspect of loudspeaker engineering. On most speakers, the drivers are mounted to the front baffle. Specifically helping with the high and mid-range frequencies, the baffle minimizes mechanical vibrations and the diffraction of sound waves, to create a more honest reproduction of sound and improved off-axis frequency response. The baffle also prevents the speaker's front and rear waves from colliding and cancelling each other out.