I picked up a set of Carver Amazing Platinum Mk IV's from Ohskigod a little over a week ago. If any of you were at Polkfest you may have noticed that they did not have their grills on. The fabric on the grills was essentially gone. I'm trying to catch up on some of my Speaker mods over the next few weeks so I thought I'd recover the grill frames while I was at it.
I brought a small sample of the original fabric (there was some left on one of the frames) with me to the fabric store and picked out a couple yards of a few different color choices. On one side of the original fabric it is Silver with Black accents and the other side is Black with Silver Accents. I thought it was supposed to be the Silver with Black Accents, but its actually supposed to be the Black with Silver Accents and I didn't realize this until I got home. Doh!! So the Gray fabric I bought is the wrong color--way too light but...anyway...
The camera shots I took really don't show the best representation of the actual color or lighting but which do you think is the better choice of what follows?
Light Gray Fabric:(perhaps for a bit of contrast?)
Black Fabric:(almost disappears??)
Or for a little spice, and maybe to do something a little different (the Amazings are a little different in the own right anyway right??), a Black and red fabric that changes between red and black depending on the lighting and angle of view. There are 2 sides to the fabric, one more black than red, the other more red than black.
(I know it looks like velvet in these shots but its not. It's a thin fabric with a slight crinkle texture-and a bit more see-thru than the original.)
The redder of the two:
A little brighter light shot--not really as vibrant as it shows in this pic, but I turned a nearby lamp on so it showed up well for the camera--normally the lamp is not on, so the red would be much more subtle):
The flip side which is mostly black with a hit of red:(much more subtle than the red's above, esp with no nearby lamp on--This is a shot with the lamp on.
Notice that in all but the brighter red fabics I just have them draped over the speaker to get an idea--I temporarily stapled the brighter red on the frame as I was having trouble 'seeing' it with my minds eye.