New Metal Grills at PE - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Multi-Way

Multi-Way Conventional loudspeakers with crossovers

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th January 2007, 01:18 AM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
sdclc126's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Default New Metal Grills at PE

Just in case anyone's interested, Parts Express just started carrying heavy duty metal grills - see them here:

http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage....nufacturer=302

They are indicated for pro applications, but I suppose they could be used for home designs too - some people (like me) like to have screens on their speakers to give them a finished look, but also want to have those screens be acoustically transparent.

Perforated metal screens seem like they would be better at this than cloth, and you can still see the drivers inside - best of both worlds! (Think of the old a/d/s/ speakers.) The limit here is size - you would probably have to re-cut, re-bend, and re-finish these to fit a home speaker - so this would take some work and appropriate tools. Raw screen is also available from various vendors, and you can choose various designs and hole sizes.

I'm going to be experimenting with a couple of alternatives - one is screen door mesh (ala Home Depot) - this is fiberglass and I'll be using the heavy duty type that is available in black. I will orient it 45 degrees off level so it will appear diamond-shaped. It should very transparent - visually and acoustically.

The other material is, believe it or not, automotive aftermarket grille material - the metal mesh kind that you see on the fronts of a lot of sports cars. It can be had for cheap in bulk off of eBay, and the hole shapes are pretty cool. Due to the large hole size the visibility of the drivers on loudspeakers should be perfect. I will paint them black so I expect them to be almost invisible.

I will post my results if I think I've come up with anything that might be of interest, but in the meantime all feedback is welcome, and if you've done anything similar to this already I would certainly like to see it.

Thanks all.
__________________
Soft Dome
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanted - perforated or decorative metal for grills solid7 Swap Meet 4 12th May 2008 01:35 AM
Thin Metal Rods for Grills sdclc126 Multi-Way 12 11th January 2008 04:53 AM
ESL 57 Grills are ... ? skip_scratch Planars & Exotics 2 9th January 2008 09:06 PM
metal grills from Parts Express! tade Planars & Exotics 9 5th June 2007 02:21 AM
Scanspeak metal grills - opinions waltona Multi-Way 17 1st December 2005 12:33 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:41 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2