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#324098 - 09/27/10 09:42 PM To grille or not to grille?
entre2aguas Offline
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I have the feeling this has been previously discussed here, but I can't seem to find the topic.

I guess it's a matter of taste, but would anyone care to share tangible pluses/minuses of removing the grilles from, say, M80s, or other front speakers? (besides the cool look)


Edited by entre2aguas (09/27/10 09:46 PM)

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#324099 - 09/27/10 09:48 PM Re: To grille or no grille? [Re: entre2aguas]
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The grille acts as a layer of protection for the tweeter and woofers. So if you have prodding children or annoying guests, it will draw less attention to the speakers and possible protection especially against children pushing in the dustcaps. If this is not an issue, your preference of running them without a grille would be desirable.


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#324100 - 09/27/10 10:01 PM Re: To grille or no grille? [Re: BlueJays1]
entre2aguas Offline
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Funny that you mention it. The first thing that my 3 year old daughter did with a new pair of M3s was to poke her finger into one of the dustcaps. She pushed it in completely and although it eventually came out, it completely freaked me out for a while.

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#324101 - 09/27/10 10:05 PM Re: To grille or no grille? [Re: entre2aguas]
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Yes. One of the advantages of using the grille and an effective deterrent at that is children will not see the woofers and tweeter, drawing less up close attention to the speaker itself. Naturally, the dustcap is one of the first things that are touched.
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#324102 - 09/27/10 10:11 PM Re: To grille or no grille? [Re: BlueJays1]
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Think of a grille as a bra. If there aren't children about, then the tweeters/woofers should be in clear view IMO.
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#324104 - 09/27/10 10:17 PM Re: To grille or no grille? [Re: Ya_basta]
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#324109 - 09/27/10 10:44 PM Re: To grille or no grille? [Re: merchman]
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Another advantage to grills (black in my case) is prevent them from shining like headlights since I went to the trouble of blacking out the front of my room.
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#324113 - 09/27/10 11:30 PM Re: To grille or no grille? [Re: grunt]
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Same reason I chose black oak cabinets...to reduce reflective light(also cuz black goes with just about any decor).
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#324114 - 09/27/10 11:33 PM Re: To grille or no grille? [Re: Ya_basta]
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Originally Posted By: wheelz999
Think of a grille as a bra. If there aren't children about, then the tweeters/woofers should be in clear view IMO.


Perfect.

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#324123 - 09/28/10 03:04 AM Re: To grille or no grille? [Re: Ya_basta]
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Originally Posted By: wheelz999
Think of a grille as a bra. If there aren't children about, then the tweeters/woofers should be in clear view IMO.


Now if he could only convince his caregiver of this notion.
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