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#369644 - 03/14/12 10:37 AM New Speaker: Grilles on or Off?
Amie Offline


Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 1625
Luc's Facebook Comments on our grille-on pictures of the new speaker led us to wonder . . . after you buy the new omnidirectional wonder, will you leave the grilles on or take them off to see all 11 drivers in their glory?

To Grille or Not To Grille?
Only one choice allowed

Votes accepted starting: 03/14/12 10:36 AM
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Edited by Amie (03/14/12 10:38 AM)
Edit Reason: added an image
Amie Colquhoun
Axiom Audio

#369645 - 03/14/12 10:39 AM Re: New Speaker: Grilles on or Off? [Re: Amie]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 11445
Loc: Central NH
In general, I prefer "grills on" and leaving something to the imagination!
::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::

#369646 - 03/14/12 10:43 AM Re: New Speaker: Grilles on or Off? [Re: Amie]
CatBrat Offline

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6015
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
Although sometimes I admit I prefer to look at them naked, it's more practical to leave them on. Especially if little "paws with claws" are prancing about.

#369647 - 03/14/12 10:45 AM Re: New Speaker: Grilles on or Off? [Re: Amie]
dakkon Offline

Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 1863
For me it would depend... For movie watching ect, i would want the grill on... As it would be distracting to have them off for watching a movie.. For stereo listening... i would be happy with them on or off.... With that being said, right now all of my grills are on. and my HT/Stereo listening is about 40/60... Stereo during the day, TV/movie at night.

#369650 - 03/14/12 10:47 AM Re: New Speaker: Grilles on or Off? [Re: Amie]
Wid Offline

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6832
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

I am a grills on kinda guy.

"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." Sigmund Freud

#369651 - 03/14/12 10:50 AM Re: New Speaker: Grilles on or Off? [Re: Wid]
Ajax Offline

Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6331
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Grilles on for me as well.

"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." - G. K. Chesterton

#369653 - 03/14/12 10:52 AM Re: New Speaker: Grilles on or Off? [Re: Amie]
LRA Offline

Registered: 08/21/04
Posts: 313
Loc: montreal,qc,canada
I would leave the Grilles on but I would wish for a matching vp180 one. When I look at the front of my room I want so see matching speakers.
Emotiva XPA5,UPA2. Pio VSX33 & VSX32

#369656 - 03/14/12 11:07 AM Re: New Speaker: Grilles on or Off? [Re: Ajax]
cb919 Offline

Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 1169
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
I prefer them off, but the WAF dictates they stay on. I will happily concede this minor point on grills given there's full support on the HT front including upgrades!
On-Wall M5HP LCR, QS8 & EP500 in 7.1

#369658 - 03/14/12 11:12 AM Re: New Speaker: Grilles on or Off? [Re: Amie]
J. B. Offline

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1291
Loc: Quebec, Canada
most of the time, my M80's grilles are on so it does not distract me; but sometimes i take them off as i like the looks.
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#369661 - 03/14/12 11:19 AM Re: New Speaker: Grilles on or Off? [Re: Amie]
Murph Offline

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6955
Loc: PEI, Canada
I personally like seeing the drivers but I voted for grilles on. Catbrat is correct. Pets = grilles on.
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