Making a speaker opening a bit larger?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Oren Hudson, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    My problem is that I want to replace the speaker in my front loading cabinet. The current speaker fits perfectly, but when I try putting another speaker (different brand) in, it doesn't completely fit flush. It's not off much, but enough that it won't work. Is this a common problem? What's the best method to slightly enlarge the opening to fit the different speaker?
  2. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    I have had to do this with my DIY cabs when trying a different driver. What I've found is that it typically just requires removal of a relatively small amount of wood, which can be done with a coarse, half-round file by hand. You might even just have to bevel the edge a bit.
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  3. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
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  4. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    i used a sanding bit on my variable drill. a few light revolutions and the replacements fit like a glove.

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  5. rufus.K

    rufus.K Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2015
    2 shots of whisky. Dark sunglasses. Freehand sawzall.
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  6. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Thanks guys. I guess I missed the recent thread on this topic. :)
  7. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    That's how I do it as well.
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