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#241667 - 01/20/09 04:38 PM Bulletproof M80's & V150. Metal grills
turbo16v Offline

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 175
Loc: SkiUtah!
Just thought I would post some pics of my new speaker grill prototypes. This is only the vp150. I have built two m80 grills as well but haven’t uploaded pics of them yet. I will try to get them up later today or tomorrow. I will also chime in later with more info on the project.

#241669 - 01/20/09 04:57 PM Re: Bulletproof M80's & V150. Metal grills [Re: turbo16v]
EFalardeau Offline

Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3339
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Couldn't you just use a forcefield? ;\)
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#241670 - 01/20/09 04:59 PM Re: Bulletproof M80's & V150. Metal grills [Re: turbo16v]
Zimm Offline

Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1361
Loc: New Orleans
Looks fantastic. The acoustic fabric everybody uses has long outlived its worth. Very nice design. I'm curious (a) how you built them (weld, crimp, etc) and (b) do you get any resonance from the grill surface?

(b) would be my primary concern in theory, but it may be stiff enough not vibrate at all. It is just that much of the wire is near the diameter of some stringed instruments so I immediately thought about a vibrating metal cord down the long axis.
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#241671 - 01/20/09 04:59 PM Re: Bulletproof M80's & V150. Metal grills [Re: EFalardeau]
Worfzara Offline

Registered: 07/25/05
Posts: 734
Loc: London area, Ont, Canada
Now that is cool!!!!


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#241672 - 01/20/09 05:06 PM Re: Bulletproof M80's & V150. Metal grills [Re: turbo16v]
Adrian Offline

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6771
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Turbo, what finish is that on your 150? ah-lak-it! ah-lak-it-ah-lot!
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#241688 - 01/20/09 06:39 PM Re: Bulletproof M80's & V150. Metal grills [Re: Adrian]
PeterChenoweth Offline

Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 1349
Loc: Jacksonville, IL
Very cool!

I've always wanted a nice set of grills.

Seriously though, nice work. It's too bad Axiom doesn't offer premium grills to go along with the premium finishes. I'd be tempted to upgrade, because those look awesome. Can't wait to see the M80's.
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#241695 - 01/20/09 06:52 PM Re: Bulletproof M80's & V150. Metal grills [Re: PeterChenoweth]
HomeDad Offline

Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
Great job on those! They really make the speakers look custom. If you decide to market some of these let us know \:\)
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#241711 - 01/20/09 08:06 PM Re: Bulletproof M80's & V150. Metal grills [Re: HomeDad]
RickF Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Nice, I like them!

If you don't mind for the next set of pics could you possibly get a pic from a little farther back, just to see what they look like from a distance?
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#241712 - 01/20/09 08:10 PM Re: Bulletproof M80's & V150. Metal grills [Re: HomeDad]
fredk Offline

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7718
Loc: Canada
Very Nice. Someone on the AV123 site did something similar for their MFW15 subwoofer. Where did you find the grill material. I seem to remember that it was hard to find stuff that was more than 50% open.

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#241714 - 01/20/09 08:22 PM Re: Bulletproof M80's & V150. Metal grills [Re: fredk]
turbo16v Offline

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 175
Loc: SkiUtah!
Thanks everyone!!

Zimm; I have not noticed any difference in sq, and no rattles due to the stiff material

Adrian; its sexy high gloss cherry

RickF; I will get some better pics with the 80's

Fredk; Funny you should mention that because that is where I got the idea \:\) found the perforated metal online and it has 79% open area. as for the trim i would like to find somthing that worked better and came in black.. this was white which had to be primed and painted...(pain)

If i could find better trim for the application I could possible make more \:\)

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