Sorry for all the questions lately. Working on doing an install into our cobalt. I am installing a XS-12 and I am trying to decide on how to protect it. We have a 2 year old that will find it fascinating. The sub will be in either the driver or passenger console facing into the main area of the boat. I'm cutting a hole in the console and am building a sealed box for the enclosure.
I was thinking about cutting a ring out of starboard and cover with speaker cloth like a home speaker grill. Mount it from the backside so there is nothing showing on the front. It should keep prying fingers out. My concern is it likely won't last long.
I also could have a grill cut out of starboard to cover the whole thing, but I think it might block too much of the surface area and muffle the sound. Could be wrong on that, but it is definitely a time intensive project.
I'm sure someone has run across this and found a solution or can warn me away from things they've tried. I know there are a couple grills that can be made to fit the XS-12. They do leave a fairly large area exposed to prying fingers, but that may be the best option.
Now if I can just get the rain to stop so I can get started on everything.