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#275285 - 10/16/09 07:20 PM Speakers with no grills.
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Has any one ordered speakers without grills? I do not want the holes where the grills are inserted to "deface" the look of my speakers.
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#275287 - 10/16/09 07:22 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Lampshade]
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I keep hoping Axioms v3 speakers will have Magnetic grills, which would eliminate the holes. \:\)
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#275293 - 10/16/09 07:37 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: jakewash]
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I'm sure Axiom could accommodate such a request. Call them.
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#275307 - 10/16/09 09:54 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Lampshade]
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I remember reading that they would make them custom with no grills....give them a call. I'll look for the thread ;\)
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#275313 - 10/16/09 10:09 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: HAY]
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In my fantasies, after I have a full Axiom 7.1 system, I'd "upgrade" each of the speaker to high-gloss black. If I could have high-gloss black with no holes...
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#275319 - 10/16/09 10:21 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: jakewash]
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 Originally Posted By: jakewash
I keep hoping Axioms v3 speakers will have Magnetic grills, which would eliminate the holes. \:\)


The Axiom Accent M0 have magnetic grilles
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#275320 - 10/16/09 10:23 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Lampshade]
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 Originally Posted By: Lampshade
Has any one ordered speakers without grills? I do not want the holes where the grills are inserted to "deface" the look of my speakers.



If you talked to axiom about this I am sure they can accomodate your request.
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#275321 - 10/16/09 10:23 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: BlueJays1]
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Here's a post from Ian on no grills, but he mentions on the Vassallo Series as they're custom made...

http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=11770&Number=160030#Post160030
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#275324 - 10/16/09 10:47 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: HAY]
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What effect, if any, would the grills on/off make to the higher fq's?

I've wondered about when a speaker designer worries about baffle difraction, using radius' or angles on the leading edges of the baffle face, but then places a grill/grill frame over it. Wouldn't the frame on the grill negate the use of the applied radius/angle on the baffle?
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#275327 - 10/16/09 11:16 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Adrian]
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The difference with grilles on or off is negligible, as determined by Axiom's own double-blind testing.
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#275328 - 10/16/09 11:31 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Adrian]
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What I like about Axiom's grilles......is that the drivers fire thru the "cloth" part only.
Many speakers I looked at, (like Klipsch) fire thru an array of plastic bracing, in addition to the grille material.
This does not seem like a good idea to me.
Axioms do look nice without their grilles......but, mine stay on.


Edited by LT61 (10/16/09 11:32 PM)
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#275338 - 10/17/09 05:24 AM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: LT61]
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Mine too, at least till my kids go away to college!

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#275339 - 10/17/09 06:36 AM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Worfzara]
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Hay: thank you.

I am not sure if I will be able to do it but I want a pair of M80s in high gloss orange. I might have to settle on a pair of M3s. I saw the picture of the M3 in orange and I was instantly hooked.
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#275399 - 10/17/09 08:21 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Lampshade]
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 Originally Posted By: Lampshade
Hay: thank you.

I am not sure if I will be able to do it but I want a pair of M80s in high gloss orange. I might have to settle on a pair of M3s. I saw the picture of the M3 in orange and I was instantly hooked.


No problem, I could only find this Orange M3...do you have a picture of the one you saw?

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#275409 - 10/17/09 10:05 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: HAY]
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Funny!

Go to Products, choose M3. Then select Photos. It is towards the end. Looks very similar to the BMW.

I was hoping high gloss orange M80s would make me famous on the forums, but I don't think I can afford them.
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#275414 - 10/17/09 10:52 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Lampshade]
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Oh, those are awesome.
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#275416 - 10/17/09 11:14 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Ken.C]
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I may do the unthinkable and put them on a credit card.
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#275417 - 10/17/09 11:28 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Lampshade]
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I have to admit, when I read you were thinking about getting some orange M80s, I thought perhaps you were into the phsycadelic vitamins, Lamp. But after checking out that orange M3, car and speaker(LOL), WOW!! Who woulda thought?
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#275419 - 10/18/09 12:05 AM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Adrian]
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I like the gloss blue ones, too. I've only seen that on Audiobyte pics, though.
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#275421 - 10/18/09 12:24 AM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Ken.C]
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They are the same price as the piano black high gloss. I would definitely get them but I just got a stupid co pay for $1000 dollars. I reaalllly want them though.
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#275463 - 10/18/09 01:43 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Lampshade]
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Wow they are really nice, but for a tower speaker it may be a little much...


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#275464 - 10/18/09 01:44 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: HAY]
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Depends on the room. I think glossy orange tower speakers would look fantastic in a large room with the right decor.
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#275468 - 10/18/09 02:44 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: pmbuko]
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Those look pretty sharp. Is that black trim around the top? If so, I like it and it breaks up the orangeness gives it some character.

CV should get these for his Negative Orange Room.
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#275470 - 10/18/09 03:09 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: St_PatGuy]
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\:\) I do like them.

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#275471 - 10/18/09 03:09 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: St_PatGuy]
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That high gloss orange is the shiznittle bam snip snap sack!
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#275667 - 10/20/09 01:42 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: pmbuko]
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Depends on the room. I think glossy orange tower speakers would look fantastic in a large room with the right decor.


Yep, in the right room a great wood finish would just look out of place. This under a Picasso would look very cool. Heck, there are many exotic speakers that come in custom car paint colors. E.g.:

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#275670 - 10/20/09 01:48 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Zimm]
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Mainly because people who can afford monsters like that can afford interior decorators.
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#275672 - 10/20/09 01:56 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Ken.C]
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What, your HT does not nave a stream running through it? Wow, they let anybody in here...

By the way, my addiction to this stuff started when I heard a pair of Wilson speakers like these (but different model, WATT Puppies I think). Still searching for that first "hit" again. My speakers are nice, but wow that was a religious experience.
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#275673 - 10/20/09 02:01 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Zimm]
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They're still hideous.
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#275675 - 10/20/09 02:19 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Ken.C]
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Well, at best, they are unique in a world of wood and MDF. But they do sound great.
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#275678 - 10/20/09 02:31 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Zimm]
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I would decorate them to look like the pill bugs in " A Bug's Life" from Pixar.
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#275744 - 10/21/09 12:49 AM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Lampshade]
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I requested earlier today to have no grill holes made into my vp150 center on my Cherry Chestnut VaSSallo, and they were willing to accommodate. Wish I had this done with my M60s \:\( Not sure I would want this on the QS8s though; I think the grills look more appropriate than without on those maybe.
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#275768 - 10/21/09 09:04 AM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Zimm]
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 Originally Posted By: Zimm



They look like Optimus Prime's legs....
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#275776 - 10/21/09 10:09 AM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Crimson Wrath]
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 Originally Posted By: Crimsonwrath
I requested earlier today to have no grill holes made into my vp150 center on my Cherry Chestnut VaSSallo, and they were willing to accommodate. Wish I had this done with my M60s \:\( Not sure I would want this on the QS8s though; I think the grills look more appropriate than without on those maybe.

I have top and bottom grills on my QS8s, but the tweeter grills are off. The grills have the most affect on the high frequencies anyway.
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#279135 - 11/15/09 12:38 AM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: ClubNeon]
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Ok.It's after midnight here. I've been drinking Bushmill's whiskey and I am angry that I do not have M80's in high gloss orange sitting in my living room. This sucks.
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#279235 - 11/16/09 03:42 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: HAY]
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 Originally Posted By: HAY
 Originally Posted By: Zimm



They look like Optimus Prime's legs....


I was looking at this picture for about three solid minutes, figuring WTF is he talking about, until I saw the little scroller at the bottom .

I suppose I should read the whole thread next time.

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#279465 - 11/17/09 09:57 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Potatohead]
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Potatohead, thanks. I was wondering exactly the same thing until I saw your post. Seemed like the only things that could relate to legs had been cropped *out* of the picture.

Optimus Prime is one of those robot things in the Megan Fox movies, right ?


Edited by bridgman (11/17/09 10:03 PM)
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#279466 - 11/17/09 10:01 PM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: bridgman]
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Yea he is the big blue robot thing John \:\)
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#279528 - 11/18/09 08:21 AM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: RickF]
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There were robots in her movie?
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#279548 - 11/18/09 11:56 AM Re: Speakers with no grills. [Re: Murph]
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 Originally Posted By: Murph
There were robots in her movie?


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