Removing grille on in-ceiling speakers

bbriedisbbriedis Posts: 9
edited March 2002 in Technical/Setup
I just ordered and received two pair of Polk RC80i in-ceiling speakers. I am having a real difficult time removing the grille. The instructions say to use a paperclip or corkscrew, but a small paperclip is not nearly strong enough to loosen the grille at all. A large paperclip will not even fit through the holes in the grille. I tried a corkscrew, but it started to bend the grille without loosening it. The instructions say not to use a screwdriver or other object near the speaker ring as this would cause damage.

Polk advertises their in-ceiling or in-wall speakers as "Out of the box and into the wall, that's how easy it is to install Polk RCi Series In-Wall Loundspeakers." I can't even get to first base. Anyone know what the secret is? Thanks.

BTW - I did try with both speakers. They are both real tight.

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  • ntculenuffntculenuff Posts: 1,155
    edited March 2002
    i would call polk customer service..thats about as much help as i can offer..sorry:rolleyes:
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  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,906
    edited March 2002
    Hello Bob,
    Thanks for posting on the Forum. If you'll telephone me at 1-800-377-7655 extension 891 I can send you a small tool which will make life easier for you.
    Regards, Ken Swauger
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • shackshack Posts: 11,284
    edited March 2002
    If you'll telephone me at 1-800-377-7655 extension 891 I can send you a small tool which will make life easier for you.
    Regards, Ken Swauger

    Is this great customer service or what? Way to go Ken and Polk!
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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,565
    edited March 2002
    wait for the tool that Polk is sending you I have one it looks like a dentist tool you knoe the one he pick's your teeth with??.THEN YOU WONT DAMAGE THE GRILL,They are a pain to straighten back up.
    You could use a vewry small screw driver,they work just be carefull you don't scratch up the paint.
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • Help! 17 years later and I have the exact same problem. Does anybody have the proper contact info now?
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