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11-05-2004, 10:49 AM
What do people do here, just cut the basic rectangular shape and have a basic rectangular grill shape? Any other ideas?

11-05-2004, 04:55 PM
I personally like the look of no grills, with speakers mounted flush and using brass screws or bolts (use t-nuts and bolts myself). If using slot heads, have the slots of the screw heads align to the speaker center to give that final touch of I care.

11-05-2004, 06:32 PM
I have cats and dogs so leaving them unprotected might be hazardous to their healt :-). I also found that Jo-Anns fabric's carries a nice speaker fabric that is much better in quality than PE and is 50% cheaper.

11-06-2004, 04:09 AM
Yeah, the pets and the in-laws kids are reason enough for grills at my place...I'm going to try using earth metal magnets to hold together a grill that's basically two circles (one to cover each driver) kind of like a snowman...
Is there a rull of thumb for speaker fabric? I just have boring black....wouldn't mind something different.

11-07-2004, 06:03 PM
but its basically the same feel as PEs but a little heavier.

11-23-2004, 07:56 AM
Kex I just finished a buget sub using a 10" Quatro and one of the 25$ 120 watt plate amps. On the grill I used 1/2 in plywood frame.On the bottom part of the frame I used a 2.5" strip.I measured up 1.5 "s on the sides and placed two small finish nails.Then with a old band saw blade(cut to 2 feet)I placed it on the out side nails then pushed it to the botton of the frame and placed another finish nail to hold it in place.You dont have to use a band saw blade A thin strip of wood will also work...Then I used it as a template to mark a smiley face.I then routed 45% chamfer on the out side.It looked good.

11-23-2004, 08:08 AM
Whoah...can't wait for a picture...that's a bit more detail than I think I'm ready to invest in these (I'm building 6). I think I'll stick with my snowman design.

Waiting for fabric to arrive now...I'll probably cut out the grill later this week. I've been working on 4 matching stands, finished the same as the speakers in the meanitme...1.5" MDF, octagon shaped pillar neck, and a small shelf that the speaker will rest on. Bought t-nuts etc,so I can bolt them into the stand. Tons o' fun. Hopefully, I'll get a digital camera for my b-day next week so I can snap some pictures...