How To Clean Speakers

If the speakers in your home are looking a little less than clean, it is time to learn how to clean your speakers. Many people think that this task will be difficult because of the delicate nature of a speaker. However, this couldn't be further from the truth. Cleaning a speaker only takes a few minutes.

To clean speakers, you will need:

  • Speaker

  • Micro-fiber cloth

  • Regular cloth

  1. Remove the power cord of the speaker from the electrical outlet. Whenever you are cleaning an item that uses electricity, you need to make sure that there is no power going to it. So take a few seconds to unplug the speaker's power cord in order to stay safe.

  2. Take off the grill from the speaker. The grill is the fabric or metal mesh that covers the vital part of the speaker. In order to clean the speaker thoroughly, this part needs to be removed. So simply pop it off and continue the cleaning process.

  3. Clean the grill with a dry cloth to remove any dust or dirt. Most of the time, the grill can simply be wiped clean with nothing more than a cloth. However, if the grill is very dirty, you can use a vacuum cleaner to help remove excess dirt.

  4. Carefully clean the speaker drivers with a soft dry cloth. The speaker drivers are cone shaped and located directly behind the grill. They are very easy to spot, so do not over think it. Simply wipe these down gently with a dry micro-fiber cloth. Never, use a wet cloth to clean a speaker as it can cause damage to the sound system.

  5. Wipe down any other part of the speaker that needs cleaning with a dry cloth. Once the driver is clean, remove any remaining dirt or dust from the outside of the speaker. It only takes a few second, so do not get lazy.

  6. Replace the grill and plug the power cord back in. Once the rest of the speaker has been cleaned, you are done. Pop that grill back onto the speaker, plug it back in and enjoy your clean speaker.

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