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Old 15th April 2018, 04:44 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,

My new cat has caused some damaged to my newly DIY built stand mount speakers. He jumped on top by clawing his way up the front baffle tearing the rubber surround of my Satori MW16P-4 bass driver which will now have to be replaced by a new one.

I was wondering if anyone had any cat proofing ideas.

There is no front grill, I think a cloth grill would not have helped.
I don't know of any metal grills which fit the MW16P-4 very well.

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Old 15th April 2018, 05:02 AM   #2
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Bizarrely, Klipsh has tips (not cures!):
How To Stop Your Cat From Scratching Your Speakers | Klipsch

Googling your Subject brings up many other pages:
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PartsExpress and everybody will sell a sheet of perforated metal, which may not have TOO much effect on sound.

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Old 15th April 2018, 05:39 AM   #3
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Tomato/rabbit cages.
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There’s a motion-activated device atop an aerosol water sprayer:
The 7 Best Cat Repellents to Buy in 2018

I imagine a pair of these, each one on the floor next to a speaker, would deter a cat from ever going near a speaker.
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Cat safe and not completely ugly.
In my opinion, anyway.
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Old 15th April 2018, 11:59 PM   #7
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Thanks guys, I might try some grills made from this,

| Perforated Steel Sheet, 6 mm, 6 mm Hex Hole, 500mm x 500mm x 0.55mm |

At least the drivers will be protected. Hopefully the impact on sound will not be significant.
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Anything citrus or put lion poop in them... .Though that will freak out more than the cat.
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Um, of course, make sure you have trees for them to climb, and lots of safe things for them to scratch, and spend lots of time tiring them out.
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Thanks guys, I might try some grills made from this,

| Perforated Steel Sheet, 6 mm, 6 mm Hex Hole, 500mm x 500mm x 0.55mm |

At least the drivers will be protected. Hopefully the impact on sound will not be significant.
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