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    deepee99

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    Speaker grille cloth

    Post by deepee99 on Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:56 pm

    Ideas?
    I've got a few pairs of ESS Heils in the basement.
    I can do the razor glue thingie to replace the foam woof surrounds (which woofs were used by Mac on their ML series), but the pyramid-shaped boxes need re-clothing as well. Any wisdom as to how to proceed? I've got some old Egyptian cotton sheets, but they're stained up even ickier than the current crud.
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    Re: Speaker grille cloth

    Post by Peter W. on Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:03 pm

    deepee99 wrote:Ideas?
    I've got a few pairs of ESS Heils in the basement.
    I can do the razor glue thingie to replace the foam woof surrounds (which woofs were used by Mac on their ML series), but the pyramid-shaped boxes need re-clothing as well. Any wisdom as to how to proceed? I've got some old Egyptian cotton sheets, but they're stained up even ickier than the current crud.

    The rule-of-thumb for audio speaker grill cloth is that you must be able to read a newspaper headline clearly at one yard, holding the grill cloth in front of you at arm's length - meaning that the newspaper is 1 yard + arm's length away. Otherwise, the highs are wiped.

    https://acousticalsolutions.com/product-category/acoustic-fabrics/speaker-fabrics/?utm_campaign=Speaker_Fabric is one of several sources.

    Sheer stockings will do the trick - and make OK temporary fan-belts in a pinch as well. Explaining why there was always an egg-shaped container in my pre-serpentine belt tool box....
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    Re: Speaker grille cloth

    Post by deepee99 on Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:15 pm

    Peter W. wrote:
    deepee99 wrote:Ideas?
    I've got a few pairs of ESS Heils in the basement.
    I can do the razor glue thingie to replace the foam woof surrounds (which woofs were used by Mac on their ML series), but the pyramid-shaped boxes need re-clothing as well. Any wisdom as to how to proceed? I've got some old Egyptian cotton sheets, but they're stained up even ickier than the current crud.

    The rule-of-thumb for audio speaker grill cloth is that you must be able to read a newspaper headline clearly at one yard, holding the grill cloth in front of you at arm's length - meaning that the newspaper is 1 yard + arm's length away. Otherwise, the highs are wiped.

    https://acousticalsolutions.com/product-category/acoustic-fabrics/speaker-fabrics/?utm_campaign=Speaker_Fabric   is one of several sources.

    Sheer stockings will do the trick - and make OK temporary fan-belts in a pinch as well. Explaining why there was always an egg-shaped container in my pre-serpentine belt tool box....
    I'd leave 'em bare nekkid but the friend I'm rebuilding them for has cats. Maybe a little run of 440 DC around their bases as a cat-deterrent would do the trick. or might this induce LF noise?
    I think my old Dynaco A-35s and the ESS Heils were originally clothed in sofa-covering cloth. You can' see a search-light out of either.
    I'm back to the Egyptian cotton sheets, run 'em through the washer-dryer cycle time one more time and whatever survives. Ain't like I'm charging him for all this grunt-work.

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    Re: Speaker grille cloth

    Post by Dogstar on Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:37 pm

    A pair of German Shepard woofers will work as a cat deterrent.
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    Re: Speaker grille cloth

    Post by arledgsc on Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:36 pm

    Dogstar wrote:A pair of German Shepard woofers will work as a cat deterrent.

    If I ever own an audio equipment magazine I am going to hire you to write the captions for the monthly cartoons. Laughing
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    deepee99

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    Re: Speaker grille cloth

    Post by deepee99 on Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:10 pm

    arledgsc wrote:
    Dogstar wrote:A pair of German Shepard woofers will work as a cat deterrent.

    If I ever own an audio equipment magazine I am going to hire you to write the captions for the monthly cartoons.  Laughing
    Who was that guy? Guitaez or someone like that . . .
    First guy to answer this question wins a set of Chinese rectifiers . .
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    tubenutr

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    Re: Speaker grille cloth

    Post by tubenutr on Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:17 am

    deepee99 wrote:
    arledgsc wrote:
    Dogstar wrote:A pair of German Shepard woofers will work as a cat deterrent.

    If I ever own an audio equipment magazine I am going to hire you to write the captions for the monthly cartoons.  Laughing
    Who was that guy? Guitaez or someone like that . . .
    First guy to answer this question wins a set of Chinese rectifiers .  .

    Hey mang,

    That was Cheech or Chong. Chu know what the pope likes eh mang.
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    Dave_in_Va

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    Re: Speaker grille cloth

    Post by Dave_in_Va on Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:52 am

    I think it was Rodriguez.
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    deepee99

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    Re: Speaker grille cloth

    Post by deepee99 on Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:28 am

    Dave_in_Va wrote:I think it was Rodriguez.
    Yeah, that's who it was. Off on a Google search, will report back with a link.
    Here we go:
    http://rochesterhighendaudio.blogspot.com/2013/08/rodriguez-cartoons.html
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