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Hi Everyone,

Can you make a simple wooden frame and attach it to the front of the Seos kits (diysoundgroup) without causing dispersion or whatever similiar issues (not sure I know the terminology)?

I"d like to paint my speakers with duratex but hate the color of it - I already have it and didn't want to go through the trouble of a custom paint color with it.
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Search Gorilla 83 then click on threads. Look at Speaker grill construction methods and types - what's your fav .....its got some good tips . He built. Grills for his seos.
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OK he used a router and I am not likely to pull that off...

All I can hope for is a simple frame for the cloth to go onto but it would add some wood to the side of the horn or slightly over the outermost part of it
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What about a grill to cover the woofer only?



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I was looking at my seos tempest ( which I haven't had time to assemble yet. )
I see the delima. No room at all for grill . Would be a tight fit

Mrkazador. Thats a good alternative.
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I just finished up my SEOS Cheap Thrills and was thinking of a grill for just the woofer too. they're coated in duratex and I don't want any diffraction around the horn so I was thinking of the metal grills over the top of the woofer onlyto keep any cats, or accidents from damaging a woofer....

I was thinking of These from PE
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=260-375&scqty=3

my only question was. being that it's 15.xx inches for the diameter of the grill will it fit a 15 inch woofer? or should I go with the 18 inch grill so that it has overlap? cuz if the 15 incher is SUPPOSED to fit right over the outer gasket then I'm fine I guess, but if it's not supposed to touch at all I would have to get the 18 incher... I was hoping someone had tried this before and could chime in.
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The grill measures 15.1875 and the woofer is 15.16 so the grill will sit on top of the woofer gasket just like on my Tempest build. I used the heavy duty metal grill wrapped in the cheap partsexpress cloth and it worked just fine.

 

 

 



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nice, I was gonna use the economy version just to make sure it has something over the woofer vs. heavy duty protection since I just wanna make sure a cat doesn't scratch it or some crap like that. hopefully the internal measurements of the economy is the same as the internal measurements for your heavy duty one.

are you going off the measureents for the tempests since I thought the tempests were 12 inch drives?
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The Celestion outer diameter is 15.16"

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=299-418

 

and the grill you linked to is 15 3/16"

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=260-375

 

The Tempest driver is 12" so I bought the 12" grill. The vinyl ring around the grill is about the same size as the woofer gasket.



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The Celestion outer diameter is 15.16"
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=299-418

and the grill you linked to is 15 3/16"
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=260-375

The Tempest driver is 12" so I bought the 12" grill. The vinyl ring around the grill is about the same size as the woofer gasket.

oh, ok, I'm sorry I misunderstood. I was worried about the INTERNAL diameter. meaning I didn't want it to hit the foam surround.... sounds like it should be just enough clearance though;.
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You can email partsexpress asking what the inner diameter is, I'm sure they can get that info for you.



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You can email partsexpress asking what the inner diameter is, I'm sure they can get that info for you.

yeah, I just did that. x fingers. I really like the metal grills. so much classier looking than some of the other grill covers I've seen for SEOS designs IMO


oh, and one more question. I noticed that the mounting kits that they sell (both the plastic economy ones, and the metal heavy duty ones) included machine screws and t-nuts to insert on the back side... Being that my woofer is already installed and I can't really install T-nuts on the back side can I just drill into the cab with a coarse threaded wood screw to lock down the brackets?
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I used these screws

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=081-430

 

and these angled clamps

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=262-362

 

It doesn't look real nice but it works.



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I used these screws
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=081-430

and these angled clamps
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=262-362

It doesn't look real nice but it works.

as long as it's effective I'm good biggrin.gif. thanks for the help. I really appreciate it. (now I just got to get that replacement Celestion 15 inch woofer from Eric to finish off my center build frown.gif )

oh, and I assume the grills have a rubber underside to the"lip" so they don't rattle against any metal on the woofer frame?
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Here's another grill option you may have missed...

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=260-430

Not heavy enough for PA use but cat proof. Probably child-proof but you never know. I've used these and didn't seem to have any issues with rattling though a ring of weatherstripping foam between the driver frame and the cover might be a good idea.

Edit - probably not an option if you have already flush-mounted the driver
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Yeah I saw those. But as u said driver is already flush mounted. I did consider them though
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