Do you keep your grill covers on or off????hummm

ralph76ralph76 Posts: 36
edited November 2002 in Speakers
Hi,

Guys just curious.. How many of you prefer the naked version of you speakers? :lol: Grills on or off?? Whats your pick?

With the new RT's that new blue color is sooo sweet. I had to leave my covers off to show off such beauty not to mention the sound......That blue on black is HOT...


Also What model do you guys have?
Polk RT600i's
Polk C245i Center
Jbl surrounds (need to find F/X300s) info anyone???
Harmon Kardon AVR80
Sony Processor SDP-E800
Toshiba DVD SD-1200
Sony Minidisk MDS-JE320
Monster 400MKII Interconnects
--all protected by PANAMAX 1000+

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  • Ron-PRon-P Spaceman Spiff Posts: 8,511
    edited October 2002
    On


    Peace Out~:D
    If...
    Ron dislikes a film = go out and buy it.
    Ron loves a film = don't even rent.
  • SystemsSystems Posts: 14,998
    edited October 2002
    I have read some speaker reviews that claim noticeable differences in sound between grilles on or off. I guess I can understand why this would happen, but it bothers me that apparently even some speakers in the range of say, $500/pr and higher (for bookshelfs) aren't designed in way that renders the grille nothing more than a sonically transparent cosmetic add-on. It seems to me that this would be one of the easier things to do, but then again, I don't know squat about speaker engineering.
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  • AlejandroAlejandro Posts: 7
    edited October 2002
    I like them off all the time but put them on for parties.
    My Setup:
    C-5 Dual-Zone Carver Preamp.
    Tfm-15 Carver High-Current/High-Voltage Power Amp.
    TLM-3600 10-CD Compact Disc Changer
    CDP-CE545 Sony CD Changer
    MDS-JB940 Sony Mini Disc
    RT55 Biwired Polk
    Just Stereo. Nice and real Stereo.



    It's not the music
    it's the sound.
  • capitan100capitan100 Posts: 172
    edited October 2002
    I like them off. My wife makes me keep them on. She thinks I am showing off to friends and neighbors...
    Home Theater
    Sony DA7ES 7.1 A/V Receiver
    Sony DVP-NC80V - SACD/DVD player
    CS400 - Center channel
    RT2000i - Fronts
    RT1000i - Surrounds
    a/d/s MS3/u - subwoofer
    Hitachi 62 inch HD TV

    2 Channel Room
    Niles HDL-4 Speaker Selector
    Niles HDL-6 Speaker Selector
    Sony V555ES receiver
    Sony DVP-S7700
    Polk SDA-2B
    Polk Monitor 5
    Thiel 03a
    B&W 2001 ZMF
    Signet SL-250 B/U
    a/d/s L400e
    Wharfedale Valdus 100SE
    Polk PSW 350 - subwoofer
    Pioneer Elite Big Screen
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,451
    edited October 2002
    Grills on I got kids.I like to take them off and look at the drivers when I sit down for awhile.......The Vifa tweeter off to the side looks cool.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • axemanaxeman Posts: 170
    edited October 2002
    Just like a beautiful woman, they are best when they are naked. Some would disagree, but I feel there is a distinct sonic difference in sound with respect to imaging.

    I love them that way and admit grills are off 100% of the time when indulging in music.

    Peace
    Joe
    An Unused Weapon Is A Useless Weapon!!
  • GZGZ Posts: 343
    edited October 2002
    On. I got kids too.
  • SPEAKER7SPEAKER7 Posts: 355
    edited October 2002
    mains-off
    center/rear-on
  • wangotango68wangotango68 Guest Posts: 1,056
    edited October 2002
    on or off...our 4 year old knows better then to mess with the audio gear.


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  • MxStYlEpOlKmAnMxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited October 2002
    i keep my speakers grills on, they look better in my op...but i like to keep my subwoofer grill off, those high compliance drivers by M&K could keep a bored person accupied for hours by just trying to read the lettering while playing a heavy bass song! but the polks are nice too when ur really pumping music too em...lol
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • trubluluctrubluluc Posts: 2,067
    edited October 2002
    On.

    Friends don't let drivers drive loaded with dust .
    And as there is sunlight coming into the room, can't imagine UV is good for them either.

    -Luc
    "I'm sure it's better than it sounds."

    Mark Twains' response, when asked what he
    thought of Wagners music.
  • ralph76ralph76 Posts: 36
    edited October 2002
    Originally posted by axeman
    Just like a beautiful woman, they are best when they are naked. Some would disagree, but I feel there is a distinct sonic difference in sound with respect to imaging.

    I love them that way and admit grills are off 100% of the time when indulging in music.

    Peace
    Joe

    haha... i agree... what model do u have?
    Polk RT600i's
    Polk C245i Center
    Jbl surrounds (need to find F/X300s) info anyone???
    Harmon Kardon AVR80
    Sony Processor SDP-E800
    Toshiba DVD SD-1200
    Sony Minidisk MDS-JE320
    Monster 400MKII Interconnects
    --all protected by PANAMAX 1000+

  • HBombTooHBombToo Posts: 5,335
    edited October 2002
    On for the prevention of curious little 2 year old fingers.

    I'm on luc's side of the fence regarding the Dust though. Before my little girl I always kept them on.
    ***WAREMTAE***
  • ralph76ralph76 Posts: 36
    edited October 2002
    Originally posted by HBombToo
    On for the prevention of curious little 2 year old fingers.

    I'm on luc's side of the fence regarding the Dust though. Before my little girl I always kept them on.


    as far as dust.... I clean my system every week so dust is not an issue really. Theres always a feather duster....
    Polk RT600i's
    Polk C245i Center
    Jbl surrounds (need to find F/X300s) info anyone???
    Harmon Kardon AVR80
    Sony Processor SDP-E800
    Toshiba DVD SD-1200
    Sony Minidisk MDS-JE320
    Monster 400MKII Interconnects
    --all protected by PANAMAX 1000+

  • axemanaxeman Posts: 170
    edited October 2002
    ralph76

    I have the 1.2 TL's, SDA-1's and the RTA-8TL's.

    BTW, where in Pennsylvania are you?

    Joe
    An Unused Weapon Is A Useless Weapon!!
  • ralph76ralph76 Posts: 36
    edited October 2002
    Originally posted by axeman
    ralph76

    I have the 1.2 TL's, SDA-1's and the RTA-8TL's.

    BTW, where in Pennsylvania are you?

    Joe

    Im in Bristol.
    Polk RT600i's
    Polk C245i Center
    Jbl surrounds (need to find F/X300s) info anyone???
    Harmon Kardon AVR80
    Sony Processor SDP-E800
    Toshiba DVD SD-1200
    Sony Minidisk MDS-JE320
    Monster 400MKII Interconnects
    --all protected by PANAMAX 1000+

  • faster100faster100 Posts: 6,247
    edited October 2002
    I have kids also, 4 and 4 months, she doesnt touch them at all, smart kid! I keep them all on, except sometimes when i watch a good movie or sitting alone listening to good music, wife could care less on or off. Mostly though only the front mains when they are off, i have a heavy dust problem in my house so i am always dusting my precious gear and speakers.... LOL
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC
  • ralph76ralph76 Posts: 36
    edited October 2002
    Originally posted by faster100
    I have kids also, 4 and 4 months, she doesnt touch them at all, smart kid! I keep them all on, except sometimes when i watch a good movie or sitting alone listening to good music, wife could care less on or off. Mostly though only the front mains when they are off, i have a heavy dust problem in my house so i am always dusting my precious gear and speakers.... LOL


    i hear yah....:lol:
    Polk RT600i's
    Polk C245i Center
    Jbl surrounds (need to find F/X300s) info anyone???
    Harmon Kardon AVR80
    Sony Processor SDP-E800
    Toshiba DVD SD-1200
    Sony Minidisk MDS-JE320
    Monster 400MKII Interconnects
    --all protected by PANAMAX 1000+

  • axemanaxeman Posts: 170
    edited October 2002
    Cool ralph76,

    I am in New Castle!

    My kids also know the alternative to leaving my prized possession is nothing less than DEATH

    But I am a Real, Nice Dad .............:D :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    Joe
    An Unused Weapon Is A Useless Weapon!!
  • JimmieJimmie Posts: 103
    edited October 2002
    Off my lsi's because they cover the beautiful finish.

    Jimmie
  • ralph76ralph76 Posts: 36
    edited November 2002
    Originally posted by Jimmie
    Off my lsi's because they cover the beautiful finish.

    Jimmie

    i hear... yah jimmie...
    Polk RT600i's
    Polk C245i Center
    Jbl surrounds (need to find F/X300s) info anyone???
    Harmon Kardon AVR80
    Sony Processor SDP-E800
    Toshiba DVD SD-1200
    Sony Minidisk MDS-JE320
    Monster 400MKII Interconnects
    --all protected by PANAMAX 1000+

  • ralph76ralph76 Posts: 36
    edited November 2002
    Originally posted by axeman
    Cool ralph76,

    I am in New Castle!

    My kids also know the alternative to leaving my prized possession is nothing less than DEATH

    But I am a Real, Nice Dad .............:D :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    Joe


    :lol:
    Polk RT600i's
    Polk C245i Center
    Jbl surrounds (need to find F/X300s) info anyone???
    Harmon Kardon AVR80
    Sony Processor SDP-E800
    Toshiba DVD SD-1200
    Sony Minidisk MDS-JE320
    Monster 400MKII Interconnects
    --all protected by PANAMAX 1000+

  • HBombTooHBombToo Posts: 5,335
    edited November 2002
    axeman, ya know where Elizabeth Township is?

    HBomb
    ***WAREMTAE***
  • JanuschJanusch Posts: 132
    edited November 2002
    Leave them on, Also have two kids under the age of 5. They would be willing to face death to touch those drivers.
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,451
    edited November 2002
    ralph76,
    so your right in Bristol huh.Where abouts????..hey I live 5 min's away.....I'm in Croydon Pa......My new house is right on the border of West Bristol and Croydon........Georgines resturant is right there.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAnMxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited November 2002
    something about kids and poking stuff...especially tweeters...lol! go to walmart all the time to find drivers poked in and crap....messed up world....like they no better?
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • axemanaxeman Posts: 170
    edited November 2002
    axeman, ya know where Elizabeth Township is?

    HBomb

    Not sure, where exactly are you?

    I am un Mahoning Township in Lawrence Co.

    Joe
    An Unused Weapon Is A Useless Weapon!!
  • HBombTooHBombToo Posts: 5,335
    edited November 2002
    I know where Lawrence is. I grew up at the confluence of the Yough&Mon in the Hamlet of Boston.

    Hendry
    ***WAREMTAE***
  • joe logstonjoe logston Posts: 882
    edited November 2002
    i like them off
    . rt-7 mains
    rt-20p surounds
    cs-400i front center
    cs-350 ls rear center
    2 energy take 5, efects
    2- psw-650 , subs
    1- 15" audiosource sub

    lets all go to the next ces.
  • gidrahgidrah Posts: 3,031
    edited November 2002
    Bottom ones on. The top set off.
    Make it Funky! :)
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