speaker fabric

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  1. Matt Weldy

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    Where do I buy speaker fabric. I have checked my local fabric stores JoAnn etc... I cant find any. Is there a link to a site that sells it?

    Thanks
     
  2. David Preston

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    What kind of fabric do you mean. Are you talking about the fabric that speaker covers are made of?
     
  3. Pam W

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    Speaker fabric can be found at Joann's in the upholstery dept. Ask them where they have it in the store. They might be out of it. I have also found it at Radio Shack. (These two are the generic black stretchy stuff)

    Now we get to the cadillac versions -
    Guilford of Maine
    www.guilfordofmaine.com Their FR701 is acoustically transparent as well as other styles in their line. Many colors to choose from. Although you can get samples from this site, you need to find a source to purchase it. If there is an office "cubicle" manufacturer in your area, you can sometimes buy it from them. Otherwise, you can go to www.silentsource.com

    Wendell Fabrics
    www.wendellfabrics.com
    Many different styles of acoustically transparent fabric to choose from. I believe you can directly purchase from them, too.


    Both will send you samples to look at.

    Hope this helps!

    pam
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  4. MikeWh

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    In addition to Pam's nice post: The Joann's near me stocks it on the same wall as the "pleather" (plastic leather) material/upholstery; very back of the store, far right corner. I've been in two different Joanns that had the same layout, so maybe that'll help. They refer to it as "Black Grille Cloth" (I do too); $6.99/yd at the store near me.

    Additionally, many people here like partsexpress:
    http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage....up_ID=140&SO=2
     
  5. Bob Black

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    Hi Matt. If you are looking for an atypical color for grill cloth (as I was) you can take a look at this link

    http://www.newfoam2.com

    I found a nice red-colored grill cloth to match my room for speaker sconces we are building. Good luck.

    Bob
     
  6. Dave Poehlman

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    Most Radio Shacks carry it in black and that lovely charcoal color. [​IMG]
     
  7. scott>sau

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    Matt, RS, PE and your local fabric store have limited cloth colors, (but they are cheap). Acoustical Solutions has over 75 colors. They have different types of patterns to choose as well. You can even get cloth for vintage speakers. They also make acoustic wall foam to splice perfectly with any grille cloth colors you choose. They send two free sheets with around 20 color samples per sheet.

    http://www.acousticalsolutions.com/p...ille_cloth.asp
     
  8. Pam W

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    scott>sau,

    Interesting site - liked the suede fabric very much, but those prices were way high! Still, it's another variable in this crazy world of HT.

    Pam
     
  9. scott>sau

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    Pam, their cloth cost more per linear yard than any I have bought from. But they have a huge selection and the quality of the fabric is second-to-none. I wish Parts Express would get more colors than four. They are more reasonable.
    Cheers,
    Scott[​IMG]
     

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