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Hey guys figured this may be a good place to ask. I have set of speakers that work perfectly but the front mesh covers got attacked by a cat and I was hoping to recover them. What can I use to re-wrap the frames?

For the price of re-doing them yourself, you could probably get some from the manufacturer, they're actually really cheap to replace.

I've seen people use leggings (yoga pants) or tights to replace them, but that stuff is much less acoustically transparent than the stuff that the grilles are made from.

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I wish I had some tricks dealing with animals or kids with speakers haha

I'll ask around. I know one person will say pfft buy a new family.

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Yea my wife has been getting on me about child-proofing my speakers and TV. She's like, can't you just drill a hole through the speaker and attach it to the wall? I am like NOOOOOOO. But seriously, what is an easy way to prevent my floorstanders from falling over if a toddler were to knock into it? I could always put a shock collar around my daughter so that whenever she gets close she gets a nice zap...

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my suggestion is to install in-walls in your living room or build a HiFi listening room in a basement or attic bedroom. keep the door shut at all times..

maybe put a turn lock or deadbolt on it when the kids get older.

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Yea my wife has been getting on me about child-proofing my speakers and TV. She's like, can't you just drill a hole through the speaker and attach it to the wall? I am like NOOOOOOO. But seriously, what is an easy way to prevent my floorstanders from falling over if a toddler were to knock into it? I could always put a shock collar around my daughter so that whenever she gets close she gets a nice zap...

Use the spikes at the bottom to bolt them to a heavy plinth.

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I would love to do that, but my house is small and space is a luxury. I do have a room in the back all to myself, but my setup is too big for that room. What sucks is that since my daughter is only like 6 months and naps fairly frequently, I can never have the sound up. I do not even have my SVS PB10 hooked up anymore...it is being used as a table of sorts....sigh.

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As far as the sound goes, the PL300s are better (IMO) than the 802N and first gen 802D, the current 802 Diamond is a good step up though.

I have 802Ds in the living room, these speakers are for my next bedroom smile.gif. I would like 800Ds but I haven't seen a used pair (can't afford new ones) in about 8 months.

My dream speakers are Wilson Audio MAXXs, can sometimes get them used for £10,000-£15,000 depending on the model, but they're very rare over here and a new pair are about £45,000! frown.gif

Yeah, I have the same problem, just can't afford the 800 series new. I have been giving some thought to finding a part time job at my local B&W dealer to get the discount.

The Wilson Audio's are some that I have not had the opportunity to listen to. I have heard they are amazing though.

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I would love to do that, but my house is small and space is a luxury. I do have a room in the back all to myself, but my setup is too big for that room. What sucks is that since my daughter is only like 6 months and naps fairly frequently, I can never have the sound up. I do not even have my SVS PB10 hooked up anymore...it is being used as a table of sorts....sigh.

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Yeah, I have the same problem, just can't afford the 800 series new. I have been giving some thought to finding a part time job at my local B&W dealer to get the discount.

The Wilson Audio's are some that I have not had the opportunity to listen to. I have heard they are amazing though.

Wilson speakers are at like every trade show. check for local dealers too.

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Wilson speakers are at like every trade show. check for local dealers too.

I have been looking for new local dealers. I've been away from the high end audio for awhile and haven't bought anything since I lived in a different city. I'm just now getting back into it so I'm looking for stuff to upgrade to. Mainly researching amps right now. I want to be able to drive whatever I buy.

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Wilson had a booth at RMAF 2012. they also loaned a pair of Duette bookshelf speakers to the seminar room.


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