Port grill cover recommendation needed

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  1. Robin Smith

    Robin Smith Stunt Coordinator

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    I am ordering the 4" Precision falred port from PE
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...=268-352&DID=7
    and need a recommendation of a suitable grill cover (size and model) with which to cover it.
    My port is on the top of my sonosub so needs a suitable cover. What is the diameter of the port at the flare?
    Would something like this be suitable?
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd..._ID=5742&DID=7
    How ugly will the mounting kit mechanism be?
    Would something like
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd..._ID=5755&DID=7
    be better? Would the "closer" mesh reduce the air flow in any significant way?
    Is 8" the right diameter or would 6.5" suffice? The flare looks like it almost doubles the width of the port so I assume 8" but would like to know from someone who actually owns it. I want the moutning ring part to be outside of the flare and may even route a little channel for it to sit in so it appear to be more flush.
    Thanks in advance
    Robin Smith
     
  2. Robin Smith

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    Oh, and two more questions:

    Can I buy T-Nuts from anywhere (like Home Depot) or are they specific to speaker building such that I should add them to my PE order?

    What connector do I want to use to hook my speaker cable up to the Dayton DVC 15" sub. It has these funny pressure clamps (instead of spade connectors). I would fear that simply twisting the bare 12 guage wire and shoving it in there would not suffice. Surely it may work itself free during some good vibrations.

    Thanks
     
  3. Mike Strassburg

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    Robin,

    If you're going to route a channel for it to sit in, why not just make a grill out of some spare MDF. Make a ring around 3/4" wide with a matching channel and buy some cloth at a fabric store. Very simple and will be different than the norm...... I have pics of mine but don't know how to post them...UGH
     
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    Robin

    I used the similar type of grille to the parts express one (the fine mesh one) and have noticed no difference with or without it.

    I used a 15" grille for my 6" port because I thought the bigger one looked better.

    I have not got a pic of the grille yet but you can see the rest on my web page

    warrick
     
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    Robin,

    Yes, just stick the bare 12 guage wire in there it will not come loose. Those spring loaded terminals supply plenty of pressure. I've had my 12" drivers with the same type of terminals for 2 years now and never had them come loose.

    Brian
     

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