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Curious on opinions on the look of speaker covers.
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I like the look of my speakers naked but I leave the grills on because it's more practical. Less dust and better protection against kids--a lot of my friends have little ones.

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I generally prefer the look of speakers with the grills on, but it will depend on the particular speakers.

Regardless of that, I strongly recommend that you leave the grills on, as they help protect the speakers from damage. Many people get their dome tweeters pushed in and their dustcaps on their woofers pushed in because they left the grill off and someone subsequently damaged them. And damaged speakers look much, much worse than speakers with grills on them.

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I leave them off cause I like the look of the speakers without grills.

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Does the grill affect the audio? Has anyone taken measurements of this?
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They will always attenuate the highest frequecies somewhat.

Grills don't affect subwoofers at all.

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Does the grill affect the audio?
Very little, if at all. The main issue with grilles isn't the grille, it's the frame that it's attached to, which can cause diffraction effects.

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I leave them on. 

 

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