Removing a speaker grille is necessary for grille painting, cloth repair, or driver exchanges. Removing speaker grilles does not require a professional, however some care is required to prevent potential damage to either the speaker's drivers or the grille itself. Removing speaker grilles might be a necessity regardless of whether the speaker is in the wall, ceiling, or stand-mounted. Regardless of the type of speaker or circumstances necessitating grille removal, the process can be done without damage.
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Things you need
- Paper clip
- Small flat head screwdriver
Bend a paper clip such that one tine is sticking straight out, forming an "L" shape.
Insert the paper clip into a hole in the speaker grille, close to the edge. Be careful not to insert the clip too far or you could damage the driver beneath.
Pull the clip forward, loosening the grille. Repeat the process at various points on the grille to loosen it evenly. If necessary, insert a small flat head screwdriver in between the bezel and grille to loosen it further.
Pull on the corners of the grille frame, if the speaker is a conventional bookshelf or floorstanding model. Insert your fingers beneath the corners of the frame, and slide them down behind the grille to loosen the pins.
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