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Any Suggestions for a Clean Woofer Grille?

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4 hours ago, Emile said:

OK; last try :D  Just a plain speaker grill such as https://www.parts-express.com/flat-steel-mesh-2-piece-grill-for-15-speaker-black--269-006 . Looks like the grill snaps onto the retaining ring ...

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These are noisy.   There is a reason why SVS puts foam behind them on the top, port end of their subwoofer.  They also put silicone on edges of the screen to keep it from vibrating.  I had to do all this when I built a clone as it was really, really noisy.

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My older CS 16/46's had those goofy metal grilles, and all they did was buzz and vibrate. So I tore them off. 

To keep critters and dust out, I took panty hose, and covered the bottom of the ports.

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There are places that will make custom grilles such as >this<.

 

Just grille under the squawker.

 

You could router a round frame out of plywood and staple cloth of choice over it. Any full service lumber shop could whip up a frame as well, just measure.

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1 hour ago, Westcoastdrums said:

My wife's cousin came here from China with her boy and I was GRITTING my teeth.

 

This is still mostly normal Chinese culture. Little boys are usually allowed to do what they want. My wife taught in China for eight years and saw this all the time.

 

Bruce

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1 minute ago, Marvel said:

 

This is still mostly normal Chinese culture. Little boys are usually allowed to do what they want. My wife taught in China for eight years and saw this all the time.

 

Bruce

First time her relatives had visited. They left to a hotel after a couple days as they didn't come to America on vacation to follow someone else's rules.   They came to do whatever they want.   Not in my house, sorry. Don't care where you are from, it's called respect, cultural or not. 

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On 10/24/2019 at 3:22 PM, Westcoastdrums said:

I strongly prefer to listen with grilles off all the time due to the negative effect at lower levels.

 

What is the negative effect?

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16 minutes ago, glens said:

 

What is the negative effect?

Muffled highs and slightly muffled mids.  Highs are night and day better with grilles off. 

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But not so much difference at higher volumes?

 

At any rate, could you imagine snipping the grilles above the center mount points and rolling the metal back 90 degrees across the top?

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3 minutes ago, glens said:

But not so much difference at higher volumes?

Correct.   Grille situation won't be a problem anymore. Swapped mains due to unexpected trade I couldn't pass on. Thanks for everyone input. 

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Swapped a pair of KPT 904 lfs plus cash on his end for some beautiful Rosewood veneered Cornwall IIs close to mind, recapped. Worth it for me. I've a happy guy. I'm turning em into super Cornwalls. I'll be done Monday 

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I prefer the look of the Klipsch metal grills used on HIPs (2nd photo) but gave up trying to locate some.  Eventually used PE grills sealed between motorboard and woofer, rather than surface mounting with the supplied ring.

 

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