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#415836 - 12/05/15 11:20 PM Metal Grill for Axiom M60?
elsewhere Offline
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Hi guys,

I'm wondering if it is possible to get metal grills for my axiom m60s? I'm asking because it would be helpful protecting my speakers from my cats and upcoming baby.

Thanks!

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#415853 - 12/07/15 10:15 AM Re: Metal Grill for Axiom M60? [Re: elsewhere]
alan Offline

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Hello Elsewhere,

In my decade or so working for Axiom, the only speaker ever offered with a metal grill was the compact outdoor speaker, a variation of the Axiom M3.
Try calling the toll-free 800 number and inquiring.

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Alan
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#415857 - 12/07/15 12:03 PM Re: Metal Grill for Axiom M60? [Re: elsewhere]
chesseroo Offline
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Or keep the grills off the speakers so the cats have nothing to scratch. The speakers look great 'naked'.

I wouldn't worry much about the kids. There's been tons of parents/kids combos on the forums over the years and frankly reports of any debilitating damage have been very rare.
In fact, i can't actually remember any at the moment.
I do recall someone's kid putting toy cars in the back ports and the occasional dust cover push in (easily fixed using tape to pull it back out).

We've had two kids plus dogs and many years back a cat, not one of our 6 speaker sets has ever been damaged. Both the kids knew how to use the electronics at age 3-4 and were always taught to be careful around them.
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#415861 - 12/07/15 01:51 PM Re: Metal Grill for Axiom M60? [Re: elsewhere]
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I've got some bent drivers, but the speakers also went through a cross country move, etc. Still sound great.
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#415862 - 12/07/15 02:00 PM Re: Metal Grill for Axiom M60? [Re: Ken.C]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Originally Posted By Ken.C
I've got some bent drivers, Still sound great.


But only if he holds his head cocked at a 21° angle!
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#415863 - 12/07/15 03:41 PM Re: Metal Grill for Axiom M60? [Re: elsewhere]
Ken.C Offline
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No wonder I have neck and shoulder problems.
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#415873 - 12/07/15 08:15 PM Re: Metal Grill for Axiom M60? [Re: elsewhere]
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Sleeping on your speakers in the back of the car while on a cross country trek is no way to treat your speakers Ken!
Next time, get a room!

smile


Edited by chesseroo (12/07/15 08:15 PM)
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#415878 - 12/08/15 10:10 AM Re: Metal Grill for Axiom M60? [Re: elsewhere]
elsewhere Offline
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Thanks guys. I will try the "no grills" approach and hope my wife won't object to the aesthetic appeal of this smile

so hypothetically, if say one of my cat's scratches the butyl surround for my woofer and happens to rip it, what does this cost to replace? I am most concerned about the woofer on my EP500 sub and the bottom driver on my m60's.

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#415880 - 12/08/15 11:25 AM Re: Metal Grill for Axiom M60? [Re: elsewhere]
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Honestly, you're probably better off with the cats ripping hte fabric grill than damaging the surround on a woofer. I'd leave the grills on.

An individual driver ranges in price, and I don't know the price on the sub drivers, but the 6.5s are something like $120 ea, last I looked. I could be wrong on that..
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#415881 - 12/08/15 12:48 PM Re: Metal Grill for Axiom M60? [Re: elsewhere]
chesseroo Offline
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I would agree with Ken, but i doubt a cat would be interested in the rubber surround. It is a rather small edge and cats more prefer to find a large carpeted-like item to draw down on their nails.

The other option is to have the cats declawed if they are really into pawing away at anything whatsoever. There is a laser surgery available that is far less traumatic on cats than older methods. This also assumes that you are a responsible cat owner who doesn't let their cat outside to roam freely...
Cat training is possible but better if they were still kittens or it may consume much of your time.
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