grilles on or off?

danger boydanger boy Posts: 15,888
edited April 2002 in Speakers
Home sick today. but of course wanted to watch a movie anyway. I get the SPL meter out and set up the system for DTS.

I noticed that when i took the grills off the RT800i's the level increased by about 1db not a big difference, esp turned up loud like I had it. the receiver said the volume was at 65 on the volume level.

so my question for you all. do you keep your grilles on or take them off? not that it really matters.. just curious. I usuallly keep mine on. but for this one time I took them off. :cool:
P.S. Forgot to mention the movie i was watching.. Tombstone SE good sound mix with effects, music and dialog.
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  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited April 2002
    Polk grilles are very transparent, as are a lot of other manufacturers. Personal preference really. I leave them on for the most part. When Troy came to visit, I had the grilles off, so he could look around at his leisure.....

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  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,638
    edited April 2002
    for purely asthetic reasons, I leave the grilles on.

    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • Ron-PRon-P Spaceman Spiff Posts: 8,511
    edited April 2002

    Peace Out~:D
    Ron dislikes a film = go out and buy it.
    Ron loves a film = don't even rent.
  • juice21juice21 Posts: 1,866
    edited April 2002
    off on the fronts and center, on for the rears...
    ...the fOrce is strong with this one.
  • SPEAKER7SPEAKER7 Posts: 355
    edited April 2002
    she's naked only on the front's.......!:D
  • GZGZ Posts: 343
    edited April 2002
    Another 'ON'
  • har_navaltahar_navalta Posts: 957
    edited April 2002
    OFF... specially at nights~~~:p

  • goingganzogoingganzo Posts: 2,797
    edited April 2002
    i keep my grills on all my speakers have the plastic thing that is designed to get rid of the bad sound
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  • Norm E. DickeyNorm E. Dickey Posts: 36
    edited April 2002
    Off when doing serious listening, On when my smoking friends are over
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