Cats vs Speakers???????

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  • jbooker82jbooker82 Posts: 1,628
    edited January 2011
    There is some cat tranning tape you can get at pet smart. It is super sticky double sided tape. Almost like a sticky mouse trap. The cats won't like it when they put there paws on it. It comes in a role like a small role of packing tape.


    And give them something better to scratch than your speakers.
    AVR: Onkyo Tx-NR808
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    Fronts: Polk RTI A7 (modded by Trey VR3)
    Center: CSI A4 (modded by Trey VR3)
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  • Tour2maTour2ma Old School Posts: 10,176
    edited January 2011
    jbooker82 wrote: »
    There is some cat tranning tape you can get at pet smart.
    Why would you want to change a cat's sex?
    More later,
    Tour...
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  • jbooker82jbooker82 Posts: 1,628
    edited January 2011
    Here is the stuff.
    http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2755193

    Here is an automatic sprayer. You just set it by your speakers. When they get to close it sprays them.
    http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2751025
    AVR: Onkyo Tx-NR808
    Amplifier: Carver A-753x 250 watts x 3
    Fronts: Polk RTI A7 (modded by Trey VR3)
    Center: CSI A4 (modded by Trey VR3)
    Rear: FXI A4
    Sub: Polk DSW Pro 660wi
    TV: LG Infinia 50PX950 3D
    Speaker Cable: AudioQuest Type 8
    IC: AudioQuest Black Mamba II
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,453
    edited January 2011
    Spray Bottle, yelling when they get near, and closed fist hits when they touch. :biggrin:

    Happened once on the 5's. I whacked him in the arse, yelled, chased, and hosed him down with water. Now the scratching post is in the middle of the room where they are sure not to overlook.

    So cruel to de-claw... let animals be animals!!! How would you like me coming over with a pair of pliers and yanking your fingernails off :tongue:
    “If your eyes didn’t water, it means I didn’t go deep enough” says the nurse administering my COVID19 test. She was sweet...
  • dcmeigsdcmeigs Posts: 707
    edited January 2011
    JimAckley wrote: »
    Run some electrified wire about 10" high around your tower... that'll keep those little rascals away :biggrin:

    I think Jim has the answer. Buy a tube amp to power the speakers, mount the speakers on metal stands and then run a wire to connect the 300 volt power supply to the metal stands. Oh yeah, buy a fire extinguisher with a "C" rating.

    I'm just not a cat guy.
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  • ben62670ben62670 Posts: 16,077
    edited January 2011
    Maybe the cat will run away? That would be sad.
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  • Jesse22Jesse22 Posts: 60
    edited January 2011
    mrbiron wrote: »
    Spray
    So cruel to de-claw... let animals be animals!!! How would you like me coming over with a pair of pliers and yanking your fingernails off :tongue:

    Well in the case of animals being animals I might as well throw them outside and let them be animals or eaten by animals! One way to save my speakers!
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,453
    edited January 2011
    Bah!...The'll be just fine unless you live near an oriental restaurant. Then precautions must be taken! It's a matter of sticking to your guns and continue your treatment process as long as it takes. Loud noises and yelling have always been a good animal deterant and seemed to work in my case but i did get the cats when they were still kittens and was able to train them at a young age. Older cats are just stubborn.

    Might i suggest urinating on the speakers and associated gear? That'll repel all animal instincts to go near.
    “If your eyes didn’t water, it means I didn’t go deep enough” says the nurse administering my COVID19 test. She was sweet...
  • VSchneiderVSchneider Posts: 443
    edited January 2011
    Our dear cat has only so far dropped speakers or dropped things on top of speakers. In my experience, plenty of toys and water spray prevented scratching for now... Unfortunately, he's very curious and stays alone for hours, so gets into all sorts of trouble nonetheless.

    I have not tried urinating on grills - that's an interesting idea!
  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 5,116
    edited January 2011
    Mine are de-clawed, but one still tries to scratch on one of my rti10 grills. Over time, the grill cloth now
    shows wear. Cats do what they want when they want, and all they learn is to do it when you aren't in the room.
    If the fat one had claws and was bobcat size, she'd kill me in my sleep. The other one likes me
    and sits in my lap while I work. The fat one is the one that attacks the Polk. It's her way of getting to me.
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  • bikezappabikezappa Posts: 2,515
    edited January 2011
    Try spraying some cheap perfume on the speaker base. They hate the smell.

    It worked for me. The expensive cat spray didn't work for me, I mean cats, however.
  • concealer404concealer404 Posts: 7,461
    edited January 2011
    Jesse22 wrote: »
    Leaving the grills off at first... I am not sure about that, don't wan't them to be able to tear right into a speaker.

    They typically don't mess with speakers if they don't have grills.

    All mine ever do is try to sit on top of the speakers. Which, with tall-ish towers, isn't great either. Now, i just keep my rented blu-ray cases on top of them, and they don't bother.

    One of them sleeps on top of my tuner, though. Oh well.
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  • spock 2054spock 2054 Posts: 163
    edited January 2011
    http://www.softclaws.com/index.php?pet=cat

    Soft Claws are a workaround if you don't want to declaw.

    I have two cats - they used the grill cloth on my old sony rptv as a scratching post. The only speaker grill cloths one cat is sort of interested in is my CS2 and Velodyne DPS-12. After 8 months, they do not have an interest in the monitor 70's or 60's. I just keep the pocket doors closed to the living room to avoid issues.
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  • jbooker82jbooker82 Posts: 1,628
    edited January 2011
    mrbiron wrote: »
    So cruel to de-claw... let animals be animals!!! How would you like me coming over with a pair of pliers and yanking your fingernails off :tongue:

    It isnt even that nice. Since the claw is a part of the paw it would be like cutting your finger tips off at the first knuckle. They dont just remove the claw.
    AVR: Onkyo Tx-NR808
    Amplifier: Carver A-753x 250 watts x 3
    Fronts: Polk RTI A7 (modded by Trey VR3)
    Center: CSI A4 (modded by Trey VR3)
    Rear: FXI A4
    Sub: Polk DSW Pro 660wi
    TV: LG Infinia 50PX950 3D
    Speaker Cable: AudioQuest Type 8
    IC: AudioQuest Black Mamba II
  • BassphilBassphil Posts: 136
    edited January 2011
    I have two cats and Magnepans. The combination has never been a problem. Luckily, my cats never seemed to have been into sharpening their claws. They're afraid of everything- even ants! I guess they don't need their claws :-)

    I'd look around her place and see if the cats are clawing anything else. If they're not, then you'll probably be cool. If you notice other things in the place clawed up, then you had better make a cover for your covers.
  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,908
    edited January 2011
    spock 2054 wrote: »
    http://www.softclaws.com/index.php?pet=cat

    Soft Claws are a workaround if you don't want to declaw.

    They must have put those cats to sleep to get those things on! I can't imagine...
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    Other stuff:
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  • Tour2maTour2ma Old School Posts: 10,176
    edited February 2011
    VSchneider wrote: »
    I have not tried urinating on grills - that's an interesting idea!
    Does wonders for resale value as well...
    More later,
    Tour...
    Vox Copuli
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Old English Proverb

    "It's easy to get lost in price vs performance vs ego vs illusion." - doro
    "There is a certain entertainment value in ripping the occaisonal (sic) buttmunch..." - TroyD
    "Death doesn't come with a Uhaul." - Dennis Gardner
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,453
    edited February 2011
    I pee on everything i want to repel the little lady/cats from touching.
    Speakers, remotes, computers, power tools............WALLET *Rimshot* Hey'o!
    “If your eyes didn’t water, it means I didn’t go deep enough” says the nurse administering my COVID19 test. She was sweet...
  • Marcinko7Marcinko7 Posts: 121
    edited February 2011
    http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2751025

    Want to see a cat go 60 mph backwards? I put three of these along my Persian rug and the cats won't go near it. One in front of each tower would work.
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  • Jesse22Jesse22 Posts: 60
    edited February 2011
    So my girlfriend is pretty much the greatest and ordered me some Monitor 40 series II speakers! Problem solved :D! Now I will just have to upgrade to a 7.1 system. :wink: But I mostly need to upgrade my problem prone receiver.
    Polk CS1 Series II
    Monitor 30s
    Monitor 40s Series II
    Klipsch RW-12D
    Onkyo TX-SR308
    Samsung 46" LED-LCD
    Samsung BD-C5500 (Don't Recommend)
  • madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
    edited February 2011
    For what it's worth, I also have two cats and believe that they can do little damage once declawed.

    This doesn't always work. I had 3 cats declawed and they still ripped up the furniture. They pick what they want to work on and keep at it until they die. Not much you can do about it. Mine picked a covered rocker and went at it for years. Even without the nails they can be quite destructive.
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  • fred7668fred7668 Posts: 1
    Why I have a downward facing subwoofer
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 272
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    Mrs Robinson is afraid of my rig 😂
    He is de clawed but is a puss puss
  • JazzheadJazzhead Posts: 125
    Buy them one or two of these as an alternative and they will probably stay away from your speakers and furniture. We had two huge 20-pound brothers at one point, and they never went after the furniture, speakers etc. You have to give them something they prefer and that understand as theirs to tear into:

    https://www.purrfectpost.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz6H2pde76AIVmKDsCh3JPgCPEAAYASAAEgLfzvD_BwE

    Sprinkle some dried catnip around these posts and encourage them to seek and destroy. Worked for us.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,041
    Nine year old thread.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,516
    Goodness, both of my shepherds that I mentioned when this thread was new are both running around dog heaven.

    Now I have a Doberman wrecking ball...
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  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,908
    F1nut wrote: »
    Nine year old thread.

    Yes, it was a flashback reading about my toddler son hiding behind my speaker and knocking it over and having to tether them down (speaker that is, not the kid).
    Stan

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    HT:
    Marantz SR7010, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10 (DXi104 upgrade), Marantz UD5005, Pioneer PL-530, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, AVR-888, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, 5B, TSi100, RM7; Pioneer: CT-6R; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, CDR-615; Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii, Sony CDP-650ESD, Technics SA 5070, B&W DM601
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,773
    butterbean wrote: »
    He is de clawed but is a puss puss

    That is cruel, and should be illegal. I have four cats, and have no issues with their claws. That is why scratching posts were invented.

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  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 272
    He was a rescue on death row, he came declawed. But I hear what you’re saying
  • Jesse22Jesse22 Posts: 60
    Holy blast from the past! No cats were harmed in the last 9 years. Makes me wonder if those cats or girl are even still around... Now I've got children and another cat to worry about.
    Polk CS1 Series II
    Monitor 30s
    Monitor 40s Series II
    Klipsch RW-12D
    Onkyo TX-SR308
    Samsung 46" LED-LCD
    Samsung BD-C5500 (Don't Recommend)
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