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Velo VX10 Grilling

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by FunkyMonkey, May 20, 2003.

  1. FunkyMonkey

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    10inch circular speaker grill from Maplin. Remove the plastic V logo cover on front of Velodyne Vx10 woofer by undoing the 4 screws, put this in place beind teh logo and screw back on. Voila - your woofer cone is protected from children and clumsy adults. Code is KS75S, see www.maplin.co.uk

    Sound was not affected in my opinion.
     
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    cheers for that! think i may need some - cat hairs are a'floating around the room like crazy and they seem to get everywhere... nowhere is safe...
     
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    woot! thanks for the tips.. cheers!
     
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    Awsome tip mate, I've ordered one!!

    Ken
     
  5. FunkyMonkey

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    Glad to be of help. Missus returned after few days away and noticed something different but couldn't guess what. So change in look is subtle - better in my opinion cos it's still black but you can no longer see dust and unattractive cone.

    IMPORTANT: The grille comes with a nice rubber band covering circumference. I had to take this off as grille was too large with this on - simple to pull off.
     
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    I'll give that a try too,has anyone got any large feet on theirs yet,i did get some soft rubber ones but were too soft.At first i didn't think that it made any diference but it has made a big difference to the sound.
     
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    Yes, I got a set of 4 black (approx 1inch high) from Homebase, for a couple of quid. Considerign sub is otherwise placed directly on thick pile carpet, it's definitely been worth it. Just sounds more controlled and snappier. Subtle but noticeable difference.
     
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    ordered above grill from maplins yesterday afternoon recieved this morning, not had a chance to fit it yet,but would like to point out that grill is a "metal mesh" i was thinking it was a cloth type grill but should look ok when fitted ,

    re feet i tried some rubber feet cost 89 pence for three softish rubber door stopper type cones, but these are not stable enough.

    anyone got source for feet type cones to order online homebase/bq etc thank you
     
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    Grille material - I stated it was plastic because I beleived it was - maybe it has a plastic coating? Sorry if I inadvertantly mislead anyone. Liek I said, the grille made no impact (to my ears) on the sound characteristics. The rubber feet did. Mine were hard rubber - About £3, with holes in top to put screw in (they were designed as large door stops).
     
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    how did you attach them to the Sub? presumably you didn't use screws?
     
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    Uncle Eric recommend some suitable glue. I did indeed use a screw....being very careful to screw into casing and nto THROUGH casing!!!
     
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    screw? man, i don't have the balls to do that! think i'll stick with the wee rubber feet it came with :)
     
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    funky monkey

    fitted grill tonight but found domed shaped of grill touches the V of vx10 trim when replacing with mesh in place, and leaves an unsightly gap of about 4mm between face of sub and trim, did you find the same, i have ordered the correct mesh and removed rubber ring on mesh befor fitting, thank you
     
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    Yes, grill does touch the V. However, I did not notice an unsightly gap. I have cherry sub - I don't know if this means the gap is less noticeable???? Anyway, you coudl always go with cloth grille, but for me whole point of metal/plastic grille is that my kid(s) can't poke their feet or fingers into the cone.

    I'm sorry if this suggestion doesn't meet with your expectations :( , but I found it to be an ideal, if not perfect solution. :)

    As for screwing the feet, I'm handy with DIY, and I was sensible enough to screw intou casing, not THROUGH it!!! :rolleyes:
     
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    i did not mean to imply your info re grill was not usefull or a good idea, have now fitted mesh and it does look better than without,and of course makes driver less prone to accidental damage etc thank you
     
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    Guys i thought the VX10 came with a cover? Am i missing something?
     
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    Mick23, I know you weren't criticising, I just don't want anyone to order a useless item! Not that is. It isn't. :rolleyes:

    Anyway, HornyDragon, The VX10 comes with a plastic cover - this covers some of the grill but you can easily get very large items through to the cone, e.g. Kids kicking it, prodding it, etc. Plus dust looks unsightly, and frankly, who can be @rsed to clean it?
     
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    can anyone tell me what type of screw driver you need to remove the screws?
     
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    kilobulb you should be able to purchase a screwdriver set at modest cost at woolworths ,the type that comes with various screwdriver bits, the type for vx10 screws is hexagon shaped.
     
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    ok thanks
     
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    Its an allen key screw and the cover is mdf not platsic,be very carefull when fitting the cover it does but a bit of strain on the v.
     

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