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This would drive me nuts--aren't others bothered by these speaker aesthetics?



I would never buy those speakers--with those gold moons staring at me while I'm trying to watch a movie? Whatever happened to black coverings?

I've never understood equipment makers that do not consider home theater aesthetics. Equipment makers who put bright ON-lights on the front of the equipment that can't be dimmed or turned off in settings, glossy black casings that reflect images from the TV when its on. Gold moons--I can't believe people buy those.

Don't companies that make this stuff for home theaters think about these kind of things?
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I dont watch a movie with a flash :P
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I would never buy those speakers--with those gold moons staring at me while I'm trying to watch a movie? Whatever happened to black coverings?

I've never understood equipment makers that do not consider home theater aesthetics. Equipment makers who put bright ON-lights on the front of the equipment that can't be dimmed or turned off in settings, glossy black casings that reflect images from the TV when its on. Gold moons--I can't believe people buy those.

Don't companies that make this stuff for home theaters think about these kind of things?
The people with blacked out home theaters are the minority, though I do agree that undimmable bright lights are annoying.

As far as the Klipsch copper cones go, that's sort of become a trademark of theirs for their non-heritage home line, you see copper cones chances are it's a Klipsch speaker. Plus, if they bother you, just use the grills.

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They do come with the black grills,

I normally have my grills off for a wow factor when people walk into the room, but when I'm watching a movie I put them back on,

My room is dark and even with them off they don't disturb my viewing, I just prefer the darkness of all black (or as close to it)

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I think it would be distracting and keep you from being drawn into the movie as much, but to each their own.
I'd actually prefer people not to see the speakers, and only hear them. Of course I think having spotlights pointed at your viewing area while watching is a terrible idea, so hopefully that was just for the picture. Or like said above, maybe it was just a camera flash.

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First thing I did was remove the grills on my Klipsch. Love the copper look, as well on the ceiling Klipsch.

As stated, if they bother you, leave the black grills on.

And don't judge a book by its cover. They are rocking and rolling speakers that kick arse and leave no prisoners. They will blast your room off its foundation and them some.
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I have 4 Klipsch speakers for my surrounds and 4 def tech atmos speakers in the ceilings. I'm getting ready to paint all the grills they came with black, but I think the room looks sharp without the grills. We'll see how it all looks with and without them. The front SVS speakers will be hidden behind the screens false wall

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