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Speaker Grilles - On or Off?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by digitaldave, Jun 30, 2003.

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  1. Grilles On

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  2. Grilles Off

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  1. digitaldave

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    Which do you prefer, and why? Do the grilles affect the sound qualtiy at all?

    Cheers,

    Dave.
     
  2. stranger

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    anything in front of a speaker will affect it to some degree so grilles off unless you don't hear a difference or you've got kids or thick adults visiting or young inquisitive children of your own-tweeters especially are very easily damaged.
     
  3. CarlB

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    Or if your speakers are specifically designed to be run with the grilles on, as are my M&K 750's.
     
  4. MartinImber

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    On - I have children!!
     
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    off i don't have children!! :smoke: :rotfl:
     
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    I am available for hire, for anyone without children.

    "Nathan's tweeter poking-in service"

    :)
     
  7. stranger

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    that's a new description for it!!
     
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    Dont have any choice, the grille is part of the speaker design. (M&K 750THX)
     
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    The grilles on my Ruark Reference's are desigend to be on. It makes them sound better.

    No, it does.
     
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    Although my speakers ( mission Volare ) look better with the grilles off, I tend to leave them on as I don't want to let the cones get a build up of dust on them.

    Unless anyone knows a way to clean the cones without damaging them.
     
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    I have a 2 year old, who I discovered the other day - being in the process of pushing all the caps in!!!!!!!!!

    I don't think she'll try it again though:(
     
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    Grilles on for me I'm afraid :mad: - the only concession I had to make for the missus to have all my kit in the lounge.


    Joust
     
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    off kef qs look so good that way
     
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    I like them on. Keeps the dust off :D
     
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    Play them really loud 24/7, thereby not giving the dust a static woofer surface to settle on. :D

    Alternatively get the wife to Hoover & clean everyday so there is no dust in your listening-room. :devil:
     
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    Off for me........i'm convinced i get a better sound.I would be interested in any other Mission M74/74i owners,what they have to say.The grilles have a fairly thick ,mesh framework,Which i feel is a bit "heavy duty" .
    The improvment without the grilles is very noticable,alot clearer and definately more open and detailed.....IMO!
     
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    Treble sounds more closed in with grills on (Mission M73) - perhaps not such a bad thing for other owners of M73's and bright amps? Off for me.
     
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    Have mine on because of dust.
     
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    the way i prefer a females undergarments

    oh that'll be off then

    adrenochrome.
     
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    Off when in use, on when not.
     
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    on - kids
     
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    Are they starting to rub ,then;) :blush:
     
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    lol :rotfl: :D :laugh:
     

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