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Old 23rd September 2009, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default Child proof grills

I know roughly how to build grills with speaker cloth, but I don't think that will suffice. I need a metal grill, maybe. Something like Sonus Faber has, but more DIYable.

Can I use some sort of metal netting for grills, i.e. mosquito netting but maybe a with larger holes? Or metal grate? It should stop a pencil or pen. I don't know how well speaker cloth does this.

I was thinking of using magnets to hold the grills on instead of those plastic pins/inserts they have for this task.
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Old 23rd September 2009, 01:25 PM   #2
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If you DIY an electrostatic, you can easily make it child proof...
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Old 23rd September 2009, 01:37 PM   #3
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Yeah, you can use rare earth magnets (neodymium) with enough holding power that you'll need to pry them off with a crowbar. I think Parts Express has some grills made for PA speakers, they look pretty solid.
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Home Depot sells fireplace screens that can be easily converted for smaller grills. The one in a picture is hold by the magnet force of the driver.
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I like it, very industrial-looking
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Old 23rd September 2009, 02:47 PM   #6
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Home Depot sells fireplace screens that can be easily converted for smaller grills. The one in a picture is hold by the magnet force of the driver.

Perfect, thanks I might use them without speaker cloth over them. I kind of like how they look.
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Old 23rd September 2009, 02:52 PM   #7
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I just place them against the baffle and the driver's magnet pulls them with enough force to hold in place.
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I stapled some pet proof screen door screen under what will be fabric on top of these grills. I could have used fireplace screen, but this door screen material was free for me. The grills are held on by neodymium magnets. The routing jobs on my speakers are kind of rough. I felt like I had to rush it, since I had limited opportunities for routing because I live in a apartment.
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Here they are with the fabric on them. I needed to paint the staples black and maybe the wood also. You can see them through the fabric. The fabric I had before on these grills you could not see through very well. But I will probably redo this fabric later anyway.
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aaaaahhhh, those bygone days of rug-rats and diaper pails -- I routinely removed the KEF drivers from my first reflex speakers to retrieve Lego's capsellas, transformer action figures, and GI Joe. Barbie never made it into the tunnel of darkness, however.
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