Paradigm Reference grills, on or off?

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  1. Chriss M

    Chriss M Second Unit

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    I know that Paradigm recommends that the grills stay on, and that should be my answer right there...but they just look so much better naked [​IMG]
    I just got my speakers today, so they are still breaking in. I'll wait until they have a few hours in them before trying to listen for differences, but im wondering what what all the other Paradigm Reference owners think?
     
  2. Evan S

    Evan S Cinematographer

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    If the manufacturer tells me to do something with their product for optimal performance, I damn well listen!! Seriously though, I've taken mine off for a time and the sound difference is hardly noticable if at all. I leave mine on for the single reason that I wouldn't know where to store them if I kept them off. To each his own I guess.
     
  3. Howard_S

    Howard_S Supporting Actor

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    I've asked this question a while back and I also have contacted Paradigm tech. The grilles are definitely part of the design. So they recommend you leaving it on. However if you take it off and like them then I don't see why not. I have found that leaving it on gives a more focused sound. Whether that is what you want is another matter.
     
  4. itai

    itai Stunt Coordinator

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    i've undressed my 60's and cc for looks also, but found it annoying after a few days. they draw to much attention to themselves.
    also, i found myself staring at a driver, hypnotized! hehe,
    so i covered them back...
    its when i want to impress friends, that they come off again.
    sound wise, found no particular difference.
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  5. Michael Yung

    Michael Yung Stunt Coordinator

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    With my 40's I leave the grills on most of the time. To me the grill tones down the high frequencies just a tad and diffuse the overall sound slightly. However the imagine does suffer as a result. So the grill goes on and off depending on the music and the mood I am in when I listen to music but for movies the grill is always on.
     
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