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WTB Acoustic Research AR17 Foam Grille(s)

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See picture below. I'd like to find the originals for a pair I'm restoring. I have one but it stinks of smoke but I can make it work if I can only get one. 

 

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That may not be original. The ones on mine were eggcrate. You could make frames and use speaker cloth or try foamspeakergrills.com

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Those are nice and that is certainly an option. At this point, if I can, I'd like to get as close to original as possible though. 

 

They have what appears to be a promo/brochure picture over at HiFi Engine which appears to be the same as what I have now. If it doesn't turn up, I'll prob fab some frames and keep an eye open 

 

https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/acoustic-research/ar-17.shtml

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One member, I think Glenn (GD70) made nice grilles with beveled frames covered in stretchy speaker cloth from Parts Express. They sort of look like the originals. I did buy some foam grilles from foamspeakergrilles.com and they do a good job but the cost is expensive IMHO. You could also buy your own foam in the correct thickness and try to make your own or try these guys: http://www.speakerworks.com/Custom-Foam-Speaker-Grill-p/cgf1.htm

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LOL. Yep. Glenn has already directed me his way and that is the model I will be following as he did an excellent job and they look great

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