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    Cool Running Sierra 2 grill free

    Hellos

    I recently took the grills off from my Sierra 2 and been loving the look that way

    But it struck me as a concern when I realized the tweeter and woofer are now exposed; Mainly because the speakers are somewhat near to kitchen, and the smoke from kitchen can sometime fill the area

    I didn't noticed anything bad happen so far, but concerned for the long term affects it might have.

    Should I put the grills back on ?

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    Default Re: Running Sierra 2 grill free

    If there are fumes/smoke/vapor in the area, grilles aren't going to do anything to protect them, they just protect from minor physical stuff. It shouldn't matter either way. I always prefer to leave the grilles off.
    -Alex
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    Default Re: Running Sierra 2 grill free

    Quote Originally Posted by maheeinfy View Post
    Hellos

    I recently took the grills off from my Sierra 2 and been loving the look that way

    But it struck me as a concern when I realized the tweeter and woofer are now exposed; Mainly because the speakers are somewhat near to kitchen, and the smoke from kitchen can sometime fill the area

    I didn't noticed anything bad happen so far, but concerned for the long term affects it might have.

    Should I put the grills back on ?
    No concerns at all - the grilles really only protect from prying fingers and similar. I would say about 1/2 of our customers prefer to leave the grilles off.
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    Default Re: Running Sierra 2 grill free

    Quote Originally Posted by sludgeogre View Post
    If there are fumes/smoke/vapor in the area, grilles aren't going to do anything to protect them, they just protect from minor physical stuff. It shouldn't matter either way. I always prefer to leave the grilles off.
    Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by davef View Post
    No concerns at all - the grilles really only protect from prying fingers and similar. I would say about 1/2 of our customers prefer to leave the grilles off.
    Thank you Dave.
    I guess I was mainly concerned about the ribbon tweeter which is so thin, being exposed occasionally to smoke/vapor. But since no speaker in the world comes with a protective cover for smoke etc, its probably silly to be concerned about such things..

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    Default Re: Running Sierra 2 grill free

    This is kind of funny, but the thing that made me paranoid about taking off the grills was the tweeter protectors that came on the new speakers. I was surprised how strong the magnets were in the ribbons and figured that could attract metal particles. I'm in NYC, who knows what's in the air. LOL.

    I'm an engineer - its no surprise to me magnets are in speakers :-) Its just that they were a lot stronger than I've ever noticed other tweeters being and the ribbon is fairly exposed unlike a traditional cone speaker where the magnets are safe inside the cabinet... I've only had my S2's for a few months and am just protective of them!

    I suppose I should just take the grills off and get it over with!

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