WTB - SDA 3.1 front grills

DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,590
edited January 27 in Wanted (WTB) Classifieds
As long as the wood frame is in decent shape, I need them.

I'm at the final stages of as complete restoration and this is what is left. I have fabricated the side panels, so I don't need/want those.

Please PM me with inquiries.

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  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,590
    IF someone can send me the measurements and a sketch, I can make them..
  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 240
    I just acquired a pair of 3.1's - I can measure and sketch for you. I believe they're made of 1/2" MDF vs the 3/4" that the bigger SDA grilles are made of. I was actually surprised by how light they were in comparison. I'll see if I can get something for you later this week.
    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s, Dynamat, Sonicaps, Mills, H-nuts), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 2 (SL2000)

    Repair pile: SRS 3.1TL (198’s), RTA 11T's, (1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10c (3x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, SDA2, SDA2a, SDA1b, SDA SRS2

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,590
    Thank you very much!
  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,590
    Do you think I could make these out of some Sheetrock that I have and just use some black paint. Where would I buy black paint?
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,504
    I made a set for my 3.1's as the originals were trashed. I used 3/4"x4" Poplar for the frames. Had to plain the material down to 9/16" I believe, after cutting out all the pieces, I glued and screwed them together.

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    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,590
    edited February 6
    Ok so much for Sheetrock, I guess I’ll have to go my wood rack and grab my surplus of poplar and get to planing and shaping
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,664
    DollarDave wrote: »
    Do you think I could make these out of some Sheetrock that I have and just use some black paint. Where would I buy black paint?

    I think they have plenty in Virginia.
  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,590
    JayMX wrote: »
    I just acquired a pair of 3.1's - I can measure and sketch for you. I believe they're made of 1/2" MDF vs the 3/4" that the bigger SDA grilles are made of. I was actually surprised by how light they were in comparison. I'll see if I can get something for you later this week.

    Did you get a chance to measure yours up? Perhaps, it would work to lay paper on the back and trace them? That way, I would get the grill pin holes in the exact place.

  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 240
    DollarDave wrote: »

    Did you get a chance to measure yours up?

    Ha! I am so sorry! I completely spaced this. I will take some time tonight and make some measurements and send them over! Thank you for the reminder. :D
    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s, Dynamat, Sonicaps, Mills, H-nuts), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 2 (SL2000)

    Repair pile: SRS 3.1TL (198’s), RTA 11T's, (1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10c (3x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, SDA2, SDA2a, SDA1b, SDA SRS2

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 240
    edited March 12
    Here you go @DollarDave - don't hold me to the accuracy of the measurements haha.
    One thing to note, the grilles are made of 1/2" MDF and the factory routed the edges with a 1/2" roundover bit. All of the inner edges and outer sides of the grilles are rounded off. The faces of the grilles that touch the fronts of the speakers are flat, the areas that the grille cloth wraps around are rounded.

    Also, I forgot to note that the width of the perimeter members (tops and sides) is ~1 1/4”. And, the measurements between holes are center-to-center.

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    I snapped a quick photo of one of the grilles for you as well. The drawing program I was using is cheesy so I exaggerated things a little on the drawing. The photo should give you a little more reference. I recommend that you get a big piece of cardboard and mock one up before you actually start cutting your wood. Good luck with the build. Post some pics when you are done! Love to see the finished work!
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    Post edited by JayMX on
    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s, Dynamat, Sonicaps, Mills, H-nuts), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 2 (SL2000)

    Repair pile: SRS 3.1TL (198’s), RTA 11T's, (1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10c (3x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, SDA2, SDA2a, SDA1b, SDA SRS2

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,590
    This is far beyond what I expected! Thank you very much!
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,432
    Nice job @JayMX. This will help many owners of 3.1TL's.
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  • ddogddog Posts: 211
    What are you guys doing for replacing broken clips?

    I've figured out a clean way to make it so the grills are held on magically but wasn't sure if I should stick with the clips if they are available?
  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,590
    ddog wrote: »
    What are you guys doing for replacing broken clips?

    I've figured out a clean way to make it so the grills are held on magically but wasn't sure if I should stick with the clips if they are available?

    I’m missing two clips. Would love to know about the magnet approach, too.

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,299
    Parts express sell the pegs. I bought some for my SDA1 signatures. The old peg christmas trees are a bear to get out so be forewarned.


    https://www.parts-express.com/parts-express-heavy-duty-speaker-grill-guides-12-pair--260-367
  • ddogddog Posts: 211
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Parts express sell the pegs. I bought some for my SDA1 signatures. The old peg christmas trees are a bear to get out so be forewarned.


    https://www.parts-express.com/parts-express-heavy-duty-speaker-grill-guides-12-pair--260-367

    Hey thank you pitdogg...I appreciate this.
    Are these a direct fit for the 3.1's ?

    I was thinking I'll drill them out... smaller size drill bit of course.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,299
    ddog wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Parts express sell the pegs. I bought some for my SDA1 signatures. The old peg christmas trees are a bear to get out so be forewarned.


    https://www.parts-express.com/parts-express-heavy-duty-speaker-grill-guides-12-pair--260-367

    Hey thank you pitdogg...I appreciate this.
    Are these a direct fit for the 3.1's ?

    I was thinking I'll drill them out... smaller size drill bit of course.

    I do not know. I do know they fit my SDA1 just fine. Be very careful drilling they tend to spin. That will enlarge the hole as the Christmas tree end will act like a drill bit. I drilled two small holes to get needle nosed pliers into to walk it out. Others I pulled out like a nail with a hammer. Go slow is my best advice.
  • ddogddog Posts: 211
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    ddog wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Parts express sell the pegs. I bought some for my SDA1 signatures. The old peg christmas trees are a bear to get out so be forewarned.


    https://www.parts-express.com/parts-express-heavy-duty-speaker-grill-guides-12-pair--260-367

    Hey thank you pitdogg...I appreciate this.
    Are these a direct fit for the 3.1's ?

    I was thinking I'll drill them out... smaller size drill bit of course.

    I do not know. I do know they fit my SDA1 just fine. Be very careful drilling they tend to spin. That will enlarge the hole as the Christmas tree end will act like a drill bit. I drilled two small holes to get needle nosed pliers into to walk it out. Others I pulled out like a nail with a hammer. Go slow is my best advice.

    Ok thanks.
    I think I'm going bring these speakers into the 21st century and update the grills to magnetic mounting.
    It'll clean simple and I won't have to worry about breaking clips when I remove the grills.
    When I'm done I'll post up an how-to thread.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,300
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Be very careful drilling they tend to spin.
    Drills spin? I did not know that... learn something new every day.
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