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#88139 - 03/31/05 02:23 PM POLL: Grills on or off?
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
I didn't want to hijack OldSchoolBoarders thread regarding grill colors, but wonder about the grills on/off option. It seems like many people prefer them off. My take is that although Axioms are as good looking as any speaker with the grills off, the "grill on" look is much cleaner.

What do you think?

Do your Axioms spend the majority of their time with their grills on or off?
Only one choice allowed


Votes accepted starting: 05/24/06 06:11 PM
View the results of this poll.
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#88140 - 03/31/05 02:28 PM Re: POLL: Grills on or off?
Capn_Pickard Offline
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Registered: 03/09/04
Posts: 1056
Loc: Arlington, VA (NOVA)
I like them on - my wife suggested when we bought them that she liked the grills off, but I think it looks less flashy, more refined and more finished with them on.


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#88141 - 03/31/05 02:56 PM Re: POLL: Grills on or off?
SirQuack Offline
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Loc: Iowa
In my soon to be done new HT room the back wall will be black to draw attention to the screen, I figure the black grills will help remove attention visually from the speakers.
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#88142 - 03/31/05 03:05 PM Re: POLL: Grills on or off?
nautec Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 64
Loc: Tucson, AZ
grills prevents kids, friends, neighbors, and pets from punching in the woofers.

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#88143 - 03/31/05 03:09 PM Re: POLL: Grills on or off?
DallasAxiom Offline
old hand

Registered: 01/23/05
Posts: 94
Loc: Dallas, Texas
To me, Axioms with the grill on makes it look pedestrian - just like any other speaker. Axioms don't exactly have cutting edge external design

Maybe because I'm in my 20s...I like to be a little more flashy lol...

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#88144 - 03/31/05 03:21 PM Re: POLL: Grills on or off?
oldskoolboarder Offline
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Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2181
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
On. Why? Cause to a 2 year old, it looks like buttons that need pressing...

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#88145 - 03/31/05 03:40 PM Re: POLL: Grills on or off?
ringmir Offline
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Registered: 02/03/04
Posts: 619
Loc: boston
On...for safety. If I were living alone with no pets, I might leave them off though. Or, take them off from time to time if I wanted to go for the techy look. (ie: show off)
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#88146 - 03/31/05 03:43 PM Re: POLL: Grills on or off?
WhatFurrer Offline
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Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 692
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
Two very rambunctious Golden Retrievers, tails in all directions...'nuff said.

Grills On!

"Beware...Dog can't hold it's licker."

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#88147 - 03/31/05 03:55 PM Re: POLL: Grills on or off?
Rock_Head Offline
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Registered: 10/10/04
Posts: 904
Loc: Delta, BC, Canada
Most of the time they are left on. Only when I have guests who haven't seen or heard my M60's do I remove the grills. In addition, my 10 month old son is crawling now and he hasn't figured out (yet) what the speakers are. I don't want to encourage those little hands in any way possible!!!!

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#88148 - 03/31/05 03:59 PM Re: POLL: Grills on or off?
MiniRock Offline
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Registered: 10/12/03
Posts: 494
Loc: Napavine, WA
Heh, the last time I took the grills off was to take a pic for my Web page. That was several months ago. It's not something I have really cared about since my late 20's. Maybe Dallas is on to something.
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