What's up with the cork... or paper?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Dave Poehlman, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I'm referring to the gasket that appears on the outside flange of some drivers.

    For example: [​IMG]

    I'm assuming the driver is intended to be under-mounted and the gasket is there to provide an air-tight seal. Does anyone besides maybe automotive types install speakers this way?

    Anyway, I find them unattractive for surface mounting, and I tend to gravitate more towards finished baskets. However, I realize I'm overlooking a lot of great drivers simply because of visual asthetics.

    So, here's my question: Has anyone come up with a solution to hiding the unsightly gasket? It seems a simple metal ring could solve the problem, but, I've never seen anything like that.
     
  2. Joey Skinner

    Joey Skinner Second Unit

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    Some anodized metal rings in different colors or chrome plated would look good. If these aren't available now would there be a market for something like that?
     
  3. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I definitely would think so. Anodized would be cool.

    The only hurdle would be getting the sizing right, I suppose.
     
  4. Jason Dalton

    Jason Dalton Stunt Coordinator

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    The rings would probably cost almost as much as some of the drivers.

    I don't know, the gasket has never really bothered me.
     

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