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Where buy metal speaker grill material?
« on: April 09, 2021, 08:14:14 am »
Hey all!


Long time no post.
I'm building my 4th cab (and final, yah right) and I'm running into a wall.  I want to buy the porous metal material used to put in front of speakers.  Usually car speakers I suppose.  Check this product: https://www.amazon.ca/MagiDeal-Speaker-Grills-Screws-Mounting/dp/B07CBQ38NX/ref=sr_1_52?dchild=1&keywords=Subwoofer+Metal+Black+Waffle+Grill+Cover&qid=1617970052&sr=8-52


I need around 8x6in X2 and I can't seem to find anything that isn't pre-made and super expensive.  Any ideas for a frugal builder?


Thanks!  :cheers:
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Re: Where buy metal speaker grill material?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 09:42:06 am »
How about this? There are some variants on ebay, but this looks to be slightly larger than 8x6, and while shipping might take a few weeks, the price looks right. Looks like it comes in a 2-pack.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/2pcs-210x160mm-Speaker-Cover-Decorative-Circle-Woofer-Square-Metal-Mesh-Grille/233649155517

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Re: Where buy metal speaker grill material?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 12:07:39 pm »
This stuff seems to be pretty expensive in general.  Here's a thread where I explored some options. 

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,164617.0.html


Mine was for vents you wouldn't really see, so you will probably want to stick with the aluminum grill type material on the front.  If you have a nice drill press and a lot of patience you could probably make your own for less.  You could also look at thrift shops for old speakers and possibly get some material that way.


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Re: Where buy metal speaker grill material?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2021, 08:13:54 pm »
Thanks guys!