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I would have made the stretched-fabric panels removable wherever there was a speaker behind them. It was a technical challenge to do this, so I opted not to. I believed that it was unlikely that there would be problems with the surround speakers, since they are passive, so no electronics to fail, etc. What we did do was to really pay attention to how they are mounted, ensuring there was no way for the speaker to vibrate, or for the speaker wires to contact the cabinetry or any other structure and vibrate.
Well, I ended up with a buzz in one of my surround speakers! So, I had to take the fabric down, which will require expert assistance to put it up again. It turned out that there was a loose screw on the back of the speaker, and it allowed the PCB for the speaker crossover to buzz when the speaker was energized with a particular frequency range.
Mike Kobb(Formerly "ReplayMike". These opinions are mine alone, and in no way reflect the opinions of employers past or present!)"Mike's Money Pit" Build Thread