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Do you remove the speaker grill when the speaker is behind the AT screen?
 

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Whenever possible, I do. Ideally though all three speaks would encounter the same number and type of layers, grill, false, wall cloth, screen material etc. Ideally I hoot for the least amount of obstruction between me and the tweets.
 

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I left mine on... primarily because my speakers have some drivers with white/light colored cones and shiny metal bits that I was worried I might catch reflections from.
 

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Yes, as long as long as reflection off the speaker components in not an issue.


For instance these speakers would be a problem behind an AT screen without the covers.

Those shiny parts yes, but don't worry about yellow cones mine are Kevlar as well and theyre not visible with covers off......
 

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Depends on if you have a backing for your AT. Is the AT fixed(where you'll not be able to get to them without taking the screen down) or movable?


I have a client that used ML Source behind an AT and putting some "transparent" backing on the screen eliminated the light bleed through, and therefor, the resultant reflections on the Source.
 

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Prob depends on the screen too, how close the speakers are, how bright the projector is, what color behind the screen wall......


I don't see it, Chris Seymor said yellow cones are not usually a problem with his XD screens, and my experience has been congruent with that....
 

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I left all my speaker grills off - no need for an additional layer of fabric to fire through. And they're all black anyway. Another reason to leave the grills off would be if you want to do the fancy screen backlighting to show off sexy speakers before the movie.
 

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Another reason to leave the grills off would be if you want to do the fancy screen backlighting to show off sexy speakers before the movie.

What kind of self absorbed psyco would do something like that....
 

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Just another data point before I built my current speakers I was using some Audax kit speakers and the black paint on the front baffles had way too much shine and I had to drape them in AT fabric. The grills had gone to the landfill long ago. In hindsight not a good decision.


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What kind of self absorbed psyco would do something like that....



I don't know how many times I looked at Ruben's picture with envy before I realized the screen wasn't even in place yet.
 

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I don't know how many times I looked at Ruben's picture with envy before I realized the screen wasn't even in place yet.

Thats the exact picture i had in my head. I would love to do something like that.
 

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Whenever possible I opted for speaker porn... I personally love seeing a backlit AT screen with naked speakers pulling a full monty. With that said, if you happen to be using drivers that could be seen during regular veiwing. I guess leaving the grills in place makes the best sense.


This thread needs more speaker porn...!
 

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That is one sexy picture.
 

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I have Seymour Centerstage XD fixed screen with no backing.


My speaker has 1 light colored driver.



I have decided to take the grill off. I did not put any lighting in behind the screen but I might add it in future.


Once I hook up my projector I will know if lack of grill is going to be a problem.
 

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Anything acoustically transparent...including speaker cloth and AT screens...is defined as no more than -3dB. Therefore...assume you have a -3dB loss with anything "transparent" in front of the speaker cones. You could have at least -6dB loss if you use both or more. Which is audible, and most of that is in the high frequency range where most speakers are challenged anyway due to the distances of seating. If you have speakers that have issues (can be easily seen due to aesthetics) being placed behind anything transparent...then they were not meant for that application (although they may work just fine...except I wouldn't use a horizontal center channel behind an AT screen), and I would recommend getting new speakers that were meant for that application.
 

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Shawn,


My theater was designed by Dennis E.

I had purchased my speakers before I talked to him.

I am not using a horizontal center.

 
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