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post #1 of 3 Old 11-12-2013, 06:48 AM - Thread Starter
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Here is my situation. I have 4 Pairs of 8 inch klipsch ceiling speakers. The cutout was 9.8", the diameter of the speaker is 11". I would like to replace them With some cheaper speakers and was looking at the 8" ACE 840 from OSD. Their cutout is 9.5" and the speaker diameter is 10 3/4". Does anyone have experience in replacing ceiling speakers where the cutouts differ in size. I'm hoping that there would be enough drywall for the clamps to bite on due to the fact that the overall diameter of the speakers only differ by 1/4 ". Thoughts?

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I wouldn't think that 0.2" each way would be that big of a deal. I don't have experience with your particular speaker, though. Usually the clamp deal is about an inch or more isn't it?
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+1 on NtG's comments. The 1/4" difference is just an extra 1/8" on each side, which, given the way the clamps typically work, is totally fine. The flange in all in-wall/in-ceiling speakers is designed to compensate for less than perfect cutouts.

I obviously don't know your specific circumstances, but for me, when I'm at the top of an 8' step ladder - with my arms fully extended, trying to hold a Roto-tool steady - I'm pretty satisfied with +/- 1/8"!!
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