If there is a difference with the grills on/off ? I don't think the difference could be heard myself. Try listening to them with the covers on/off and see what you think. If you prefer them with the grills off and you are worried about the dust on the drivers then just keep them off while the system is on and pop them back on when you have finished.
Originally posted by Taz They are not bad but I use mine as rear surrounds, get the 603's or even better the 604's if your gonna be using them for fronts as the number says 602.5 are 2.5 way and the 603's are 3 way.
Just set mine up!
Now all I need to do is really p**s off the neighbours and run them in! Waiting the arrival of Queens A night at the opera on DVD-A to give them a good test. Bohn Rhap in 5.1
Agree that you should go for the 603 if you can afford it. B&W list prices are 602.5's £400 pair & 603's £600 pair
Actually, the 602.5 has the same drive units as the 601. I prefer the sound of the 602's to the 602.5's for 2ch stereo. However, the 602.5's may work better as rear surrounds as they have smaller drivers than the 602's.