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Did you remove the grilles in your speaker? Why??

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by shankar, Apr 25, 2002.

  1. shankar

    shankar Stunt Coordinator

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    Do many of you remove the speaker grilles during normal operation? If yes, why do you do that? Is it to remove a "baffle" between the speaker cones and the atmosphere? Thanks.
     
  2. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    I like to see all those pretty drivers.

    No change in sound...
     
  3. Dan Joy

    Dan Joy Supporting Actor

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    No, I have little troll like children that like to put fingers into/onto anything they can![​IMG]
     
  4. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Producer

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    No, I don't remove the grills at all. I just build mine without any grills![​IMG]
    Brian
     
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    I leave my speaker grilles on, mostly because I have Paradigm Monitor 9's and I don't like the silver color of the front of the speakers [​IMG]
    Ken
     
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    I like to take mine off when someone new stops by. The gold cones on the Klipsch usually give a little wow factor. Day to day they stay on. Check out the pics below.

    Bill
     
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    Yes, I take the grills off my klipsch to. Everyone loves the copper cones!
     
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    Joe Tilley Supporting Actor

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    I alaways wont to when I have friends over but I just know the minuite I did some dumb ass will stick there finger through one of them.
    Ya just cant drink beer,listine to loud music and act like an idiot without something getting broke.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I think my Paradigm Studio 40's (Cherry laminate) looks much better without it. But since Paradigm's sound is on the "bright side", I'm waiting until they're totally broke-in to decide if I use the grilles or not.
     
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    I believe my speakers(B&W 805N) sound better without the "grilles" ... but that's me. Your mileage my vary.
     
  13. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    I own a Doberman Pinscher, Nuff said.. [​IMG]
     
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    My Nautilus speakers look much nicer without the grilles. Besides, my cats have nothing to put their claws into if there are no grills. [​IMG]
     
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    The sound is a little more transparent to me...
     
  16. Jason Harbaugh

    Jason Harbaugh Cinematographer

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    My Mission 77c1 center looks cool without the grill. The triple tweeter down the center then the 2 gold tips on the drivers look like two cold gold nipples. Plus the speaker is 7 feet up so no problems with anyone poking it.
     
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    I keep the grilles off because a) the PSB Image speakers look cool with them off and b) I dont have a large dog that might accidentally slam its rear into one of them [​IMG]
     
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    My new B&W 600 series look a lot cooler with them off, but keeping my son from sticking stuff in the ports and damaging the aluminum woofers means keeping them on during the day. Most grilles do reduce the amount of treble above 10k by a very slight amount, but I can't really tell the difference.
     
  19. Chris Tsutsui

    Chris Tsutsui Screenwriter

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    ManojM, u have the B&W Nautilus? How much do those run for, I was afraid to look for a price once I saw the design.

    I use speaker grill on, the speakers are right beside my cpu monitor and I know accidentally kick a cone in when I'm not careful. When company is over I'll take the grills off so they can see and audition them.
     
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    No, because Paradigm (unlike most other speaker manufacturers) designed the studio speakers to be used with the grill (the wood portion acts as a baffle).
     

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