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Installing New Grill Cloth on Legacy Plastic Frames


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I‘ve been a member for a year or so, but this is my first post. I recently got a deal on a pair of Legacy II and Prodigy II speakers: $10/pair. The drivers and crossovers are good except the woofers need refoaming. I realize these are not the greatest speakers, but I couldn’t pass them up at the price. Cosmetically, they need a some work.

My question is about replacing the grill cloth. They both have plastic grill frames and I’m concerned about how to attach the new cloth to the frames. I watched a video from Simply Speakers in which they put a bead of their glue on the back edge of the plastic grill frame, let the glue partially dry, and then stretch the cloth and embed it in the glue. It looks easy when they do it. I also have some very durable, sticky Duck brand double-sided tape that I think might work. I would appreciate any advice. Also, I would appreciate any advice on the best source for new surrounds for the Legacies.

BTW, I have four New Large Advents I bought in 1978. Pristine condition; the only modification is recapping the crossovers with film capacitors and, of course, refoaming (twice). I still love them, although I usually listen to other, more modern speakers. Thanks, Bob

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Hi Bob

A belated "welcome" and I'm sorry no one has responded to your questions.

I think you may find some ideas in the AR section. Here's a thread on attaching stretchy grille cloth to plastic frames http://www.classicspeakerpages.net/IP.Board/index.php?showtopic=8504

Here's one on where to buy surrounds http://www.classicspeakerpages.net/IP.Board/index.php?showtopic=8480

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.


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