Matching speakers to room

petrolhead

Well-known Member
Althought my girlfriend loves the home cenema she hates having to look at it when its not on.

To this end I want to try to blend the speakers into the room.

This may sound a little horible but ...

I thought of painting then (Yuk, I hear you say) the same colour as the walls (Magnolia) and re-covering the front grill with some cloth.

Any idea on what I could use for the cloth and what you would paint them with?
 

petrolhead

Well-known Member
Bloody tipical!!

There is always one :D

So, my friend, what denier??

What type of paint??
 
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juboy

Guest
Originally posted by petrolhead
I thought of painting then (Yuk, I hear you say) the same colour as the walls (Magnolia) and re-covering the front grill with some cloth.
I don't think painting will affect the sound to much degree as long as the paint is even and as thin as you can get away with. They may well end up looking like they stand out even MORE once you've done it though.

As for using different grille cloth... not such a good idea. In fact, where you can get away with it, most speakers tend to sound better without them unless specifically designed to work with them in place (which the majority aren't). Chances are, any cloth you use will affect the sound, and not in a good way... unless you're system is too clear maybe :)
 
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bob007

Guest
Originally posted by petrolhead
So, my friend, what denier??

ELLEN TRACY Essential Luxury 60 Denier Tights should look nice. :p :D
Originally posted by petrolhead


What type of paint??
If you have to paint them think you may get a better finish by spraying them, there's lots of multipurpose sprays out there, B&Q have a large range, good variety of colours to.
 
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MikeK

Guest
Painting them is an option, but you may get a better finish using sticky back plastic.
The local DIY shop used to do some stuff called Armourshield, which was available in a few different colours, inc white woodgrain - it was designed to be used on those flat type internal doors! Fablon is another option too - they used to do this at B&Q - no idea of they still do though!

Try here

http://www.forgecom.co.uk/tim/results.cfm?rand=0.25597025&ct_ref=3205

As for the grille, just use speaker grille material - it's available in a wide range of colours.

http://www.radiosilks.co.uk/homepage.html
http://www.auto-acoustics.co.uk/speakergrillecloth.htm

CPC do it too, but the colour choice is a bit limited
http://custom1.farnell.com/cpc/prod...Catalogue&category_name=&product_id=LS0124366
 

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