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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.)


Thanks for the help.


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Do you know what brand and/or model they are?
 

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DMF,


Thanks for trying to help me.


I don't know the manufacturer. Would the metal mesh cover typically be removed separately from the metal band surrounding the speaker? Or does that vary widely by manufacturer?


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I have no idea. They may be retained from above. Can you get them from above? Hook something through the grill and pull?


C'mon, you may have fired the guy, but there as to be some receipt or paperwork.
 

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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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