In my house, an installer put in-ceiling speakers in a few of my rooms. The speakers are rectangular and are about 6" x 9". They have metal mesh covers and a 3/4" surrounding metal band.
I am trying to get the speakers out of the ceiling by pulling on the edges of the metal band, they seem VERY firmly stuck in the ceiling. I just had the ceiling re-plastered so I don't want to try prying the speaker out if there is some easier way to do this. Or am I just supposed to put a screwdriver under one of the edges and work the speaker out of the ceiling?
I want to remove the speaker because both the right and left channel are supposed to be connected and I can tell that the installer only connected the left channel. He made this mistake on six speakers. I fired him or I'd call him to come do it. I tried to get whole-home audio done on the cheap and that was a mistake I'll never make again. You get what you pay for. (But of course everyone reading this already knows that.)
On ceiling and in-wall speakers it is fairly common for just the mesh section of the grill to be removable. The metal band around the outside is usually an integral part of the speaker and is used to get a flush seal with the ceiling. Try to hook a paperclip through the grill and pull it off.
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