Need replacement grill cloth for my RTiA1 speakers that isn't black.

We just moved into a new condo in Florida and my wife is not happy with the appearance the black grill covers on my RTiA1 speakers that I am using as the rear surround speakers in a 5.1 setup as they stick out like a sore thumb where they are being placed in the apartment. Does anyone sell white or other fashion colors in grill cloth and if yes would it be difficult to switch the black cloth for the new color on my RTiA1 grills?

Also does anyone sell replacement grills that already have a different color for the RTiA1 speakers so I wouldn't have to change the cloth myself?

Years ago I had JBL L100 Century speakers that had a cool looking brilliant orange "waffle" pattern grill which everyone loved looking at. I would be open to a cloth color like that also.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,890
    I think that partsexpress.com has multiple colors. And there are lots of instruction videos on YouTube. Good luck!
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  • NYCGuyNYCGuy Posts: 8
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    I think that partsexpress.com has multiple colors. And there are lots of instruction videos on YouTube. Good luck!

    Can I assume that Polk has only made the grill covers for the RTiA1 speakers using black cloth?
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,061
    NYCGuy wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    I think that partsexpress.com has multiple colors. And there are lots of instruction videos on YouTube. Good luck!

    Can I assume that Polk has only made the grill covers for the RTiA1 speakers using black cloth?

    That is a correct assumption.
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  • NYCGuyNYCGuy Posts: 8
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    NYCGuy wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    I think that partsexpress.com has multiple colors. And there are lots of instruction videos on YouTube. Good luck!

    Can I assume that Polk has only made the grill covers for the RTiA1 speakers using black cloth?

    That is a correct assumption.

    How boring! :'(
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,121
    NYCGuy wrote: »
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    NYCGuy wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    I think that partsexpress.com has multiple colors. And there are lots of instruction videos on YouTube. Good luck!

    Can I assume that Polk has only made the grill covers for the RTiA1 speakers using black cloth?

    That is a correct assumption.

    How boring! :'(

    You can have any color you want as long as its black.

    Welcome to an economy of scale.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,696
    Years ago I had JBL L100 Century speakers that had a cool looking brilliant orange "waffle" pattern grill

    UGH!
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  • NYCGuyNYCGuy Posts: 8
    Toolfan66 wrote: »

    Thanks for the suggestion, I looked at their colors and frankly they were pretty boring. I would love to find a solid color in the orange family or even an attractive pattern. .
  • verbverb Posts: 7,657
    Found these! Far out man! :smile:
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    http://hardtruckers.com/
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  • verbverb Posts: 7,657
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  • NYCGuyNYCGuy Posts: 8
    verb wrote: »
    Found these! Far out man! :smile:
    8stgwlikni0x.png
    http://hardtruckers.com/

    I think they are very cool looking and remind me of when I went to Woodstock, however my wife just vetoed them. :'(
  • NYCGuyNYCGuy Posts: 8
    verb wrote: »

    Yes there are some good color options here. Has anyone ever changed the fabric on a grill like the one on the RTiA1? If yes, can you give me some pointers?
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,632
    NYCGuy wrote: »
    verb wrote: »

    Yes there are some good color options here. Has anyone ever changed the fabric on a grill like the one on the RTiA1? If yes, can you give me some pointers?

    With a quick Google you can find tons of videos on YouTube. There are different types of frames as you probably know, and I would attach the fabric to the frames the same way it was attached in the first place. :)
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,696
    NYCGuy wrote: »
    verb wrote: »

    Yes there are some good color options here. Has anyone ever changed the fabric on a grill like the one on the RTiA1? If yes, can you give me some pointers?

    It appears to me the grill cloth is heat fused to the plastic frame. You'd be smart to leave it alone.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,696
    verb wrote: »

    Barf
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,632
    F1nut wrote: »
    verb wrote: »

    Barf

    I don’t know what it is, but I almost like it. I think it’s because it’s so different. It stands out. I mean, orange grills aren’t too commonplace, and I think in some rooms it might look rather nice.
    Not that I’d buy it though. :)
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
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    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • NYCGuyNYCGuy Posts: 8
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    verb wrote: »

    Barf

    I don’t know what it is, but I almost like it. I think it’s because it’s so different. It stands out. I mean, orange grills aren’t too commonplace, and I think in some rooms it might look rather nice.
    Not that I’d buy it though. :)

    As mentioned years ago I had the JBL L100 Century speakers with their orange grill covers and they looked fabulous and a orange color cloth would look great in the room I currently have the RTiA1 speakers in. There is a similar orange color on a sofa located nearby and some of the light sconces on the wall are also orange.
  • NYCGuyNYCGuy Posts: 8
    F1nut wrote: »
    NYCGuy wrote: »
    verb wrote: »

    Yes there are some good color options here. Has anyone ever changed the fabric on a grill like the one on the RTiA1? If yes, can you give me some pointers?

    It appears to me the grill cloth is heat fused to the plastic frame. You'd be smart to leave it alone.


    That would be an issue and I better call Polk customer service first.
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