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Old 16th April 2018, 01:45 AM   #11
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Yes, it would be good for the cat(s) to have both high stable perches from which to safely oversee things, as well as suitable scratching posts such as the corrugated cardboard mats that many of my cats like and an unfinished(maybe a little cleaning and buffing w/ sandpaper) softwood 2x4 propped up somewhere the cats find handy.
As to grills, I would lean to something like a hardware cloth, cosmetically enhanced, and possibly set up as removable. That would be a starting point for me, but there are other solutions which may well work out better.
Good Luck and enjoy both the speakers and the cats.
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Old 16th April 2018, 09:55 AM   #12
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I have something worst... One year old kid... Yes and he has real hands...

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Old 16th April 2018, 12:19 PM   #13
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Why not use the speakers themselves to deter the cat ? Like a proximity detector that controls some noise generator that is connected to the amp ?

I once used a piezo tweeter and a function generator to protect some fresh paintwork on a boat from our neighbour's nosey cat. It worked quite well.

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Old 17th April 2018, 01:18 AM   #14
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Just make a false front for your speakers that looks like a car.

I've never known a single cat that you could get anywhere near a car door without massive sedatives. - And I have the chest scars to prove it!
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Old 17th April 2018, 05:18 AM   #15
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eek bad luck. Maybe make a cat ladder, so at least the speakers dont get ruined
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Old 17th April 2018, 06:51 PM   #16
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i have a weirdo cat he loves car rides and competes with the dog for space at the open window!

he's never had a go at any grill cloths or speakers but an amp with tolex now that's a different story!
he's easily deterred with a spray bottle!
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Or do the Soldermizer method, if appearance is not a concern: give in to the cats. I have four. My current speakers are a very used pair of Yorkville Unity. I have < $600 in them. Conveniently, they are the black carpet covered models. They provide good sound while also doubling as cat scratch posts and "condos" I only get upset at my felines if they walk on/sleep on the keyboard of the music server laptop.
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Old 18th April 2018, 04:41 AM   #18
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Or do the Soldermizer method, if appearance is not a concern: give in to the cats. I have four. My current speakers are a very used pair of Yorkville Unity. I have < $600 in them. Conveniently, they are the black carpet covered models. They provide good sound while also doubling as cat scratch posts and "condos" I only get upset at my felines if they walk on/sleep on the keyboard of the music server laptop.
Or just cover the speakers with thick carpeting, and let the cats have at it.
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Old 18th April 2018, 05:19 PM   #20
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Alright Iíll be the un understanding jerk who wonders who is a pet to who.

Torn up stuff and a house that smells like cat or dog is something I just donít understand nor will I live with.

I speaker proofed my two cats, they live outside, and always have.

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