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Author Topic: Grilles  (Read 1920 times)


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« on: October 18, 2004, 10:14:04 pm »

Hey eveyone

Since I am still planning my subs, I need to find something that can be used as a suitable grille for my dual 18". I have called around to a lot of the local welding shops and they all tell me the same two things;
#1 - We don't have what you are looking for
#2 - We can order it, in a massive roll, but it'll cost you around $400. Ugh!

So, I want to know, what is everyone else using and where can I get my hands on some? I would rather not use the 18" woofer grilles, I think the look horrible and they really emphasize that this is a homemade enclosure. They also don't offer any kind of protection for the ports.  Since I am going to be using this for Djing, I don't want all the junk that floats around the dance floor ending up in my box. I'd like something that is heavy enough to take a few hits, but isn't going to require 30 men and a small boy to carry. (haha) I need something around 4 feet by feet, just so I have plenty to play around with.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Take care,

Mike MacWillie

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Re: Grilles
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2004, 11:10:57 pm »

Flattened expanded metal. Should be abvailable in many places localy.

Craig Leerman

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Re: Grilles
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2004, 11:11:23 pm »

Try Penn Fabrication,  now called Penn Elcom

They have steel grills which they will cut and form  for you at good prices if you only need a few.

Another good company is TCH Hardware

They also have steel grills at good prices.
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Re: Grilles
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2004, 01:56:36 am »

I would also recommend getting grilles made by Penn or TCH.  I hate the look of typical expanded metal for grilles, unless you're going for a "rustic" feel, I guess.  Real grilles will look better, provide a little more protection because the perforations are smaller, and probably weigh less.
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