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Spiders and Speakers

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kevin. W, Jul 13, 2001.

  1. Kevin. W

    Kevin. W Screenwriter

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    Currently my HT setup is in my basement. I was wondering if there is anything that can be put over the port hole of my speakers and that will stop spiders and other unwanted guests from taking up residence in side. I haven't seen any webs or anything yet. What kind of damage could they do?
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  2. John GB

    John GB Stunt Coordinator

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    Don't you have grills covering the ports? If not, I would suggest taping cheesecloth over the ports using duct tape. You may even be able to dye the cheesecloth black and find some black duct tape.
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    I once had some surround satellite speakers that were damaged by a little wood rat up @ my vacation house. He crawled into the open port in the back and chewed one of the speaker wires, from the cone going to the terminal block on the back of the speaker. I also found evidence of the wood rat in the other speaker and center channel on top of my 32" TV, although he didn't damage those speakers - had to vacuum out both speakers.
    A couple of weeks later, we got that little sucker (mouse trap) on our the next trip up there, but before we left, I laid down the other satellite speaker on the floor and stuffed the back port of the center channel with a dish towel.
    Eventually, I just replaced those speakers with my JBL "J" series speakers and all their ports are behind the speaker grill.
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    So now where do the rats sleep Phil? [​IMG]
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  5. Jay H

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    As a keeper of spiders, namely tarantulas, I opened this thread with a bit of curiousity... Spiders and Speakers.. My tarantulas don't seem to have a problem with my Snells but then they kind of live in fishtank vivariums. I don't think spiders have a need to nibble on wires like some rodents we are familiar with so most likely, anything negative is cosmetic, unless a spider wants to build a huge-ass web structure in there for some reason.
    Like mentioned before, you can buy some kind of cheesecloth and keep most of the spiders out (babies can be real small!) or if you're really intense, you can buy mesh that is supposed to be accoustically silent though we're only talking bass frequencies out the port though. However, I don't think spiders will do anything harmful, their "teeth" aren't really that good at mangling wires, just crickets and worms.. [​IMG]
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