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Best Material for KP-301 II Outdoor Protection Covers?

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I have a pair of KP-301 IIs that I'm using on our backyard patio, and would like to be able to leave them out during the milder months. I've done a search for protective "bags/covers" to no avail. I have access to an industrial sewing machine, so I could sew a pair of protective covers... anyone done this, and have a suggestion for the best weather-safe material?

 

TIA

John Moore

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,even if they are covered with fabric , they cabs  can dry  from the heat , (  and so can the woofer cone  -mids-highs diaphragms  )   rain is another factor to consider as the bottoms are unprotected  if they sit on a wet area , they rot  , a vented  waterproof  wooden box would be ideal to circulate the air   and keep the water and sun rays away  when not in use ---------

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7 hours ago, jlmoore3rd said:

I have a pair of KP-301 IIs that I'm using on our backyard patio, and would like to be able to leave them out during the milder months. I've done a search for protective "bags/covers" to no avail. I have access to an industrial sewing machine, so I could sew a pair of protective covers... anyone done this, and have a suggestion for the best weather-safe material?

 

TIA

John Moore

I have to say, seriously, I admire your talent.

 

I could no more do that than fly to the moon.

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A lot of QSC speakers have a rain cover which is a rip stop nylon with foam padding with impervious poly on the outside. Pretty sure any speaker cover maker can do it for ya! 

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On 7/24/2020 at 2:33 PM, jlmoore3rd said:

I have a pair of KP-301 IIs that I'm using on our backyard patio, and would like to be able to leave them out during the milder months. I've done a search for protective "bags/covers" to no avail. I have access to an industrial sewing machine, so I could sew a pair of protective covers... anyone done this, and have a suggestion for the best weather-safe material?

 

TIA

John Moore

The huge KP600's have very nice heavy zip up protective covers, but there still not made to be left in the weather. (rain)

 

Will they be under a patio out of the rain ?

 

I ask because i have some Heresy's out in a garden tiki bar but they are under a roof for years now, they never come in. They were a rough pair and I painted them with black exterior house paint and put them out there.

 

There was some KP 362 speakers Klipsch installed at NHRA tracks, outside all the time, but they have a littler easier time replacing them than we do, I don't know what they were coated with ?

 

If there under a patio out of the rain I wouldn't worry about them.

 

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12 minutes ago, dtel said:

 

There was some KP 362 speakers Klipsch installed at NHRA tracks, outside all the time, but they have a littler easier time replacing them than we do, I don't know what they were coated with ?

the klipsch PRO Products are a huge success story ---they are gaining ground every year -more so in the USA , and even in Canada , they have 50% of cinema theatres

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I've had speakers on my back patio for decades with not one driver failure.  It's covered and out of the rain but open once had a driver issue.  The pair I have now is the very first pair that I've covered.  I've had some out there uncovered for 5-6 years.  Never an issue.

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