I recently purchased a new pair of speakers, and have found myself asking a question that never seemed applicable before: Should I leave the speakers on display in my room with the grill covers on or off? What do you do?
Over the years, I’ve seen plenty of photos of home theater rooms where the owners removed the speaker grill covers to show off the tweeters and woofers. I never did this myself because… well… none of the speakers I ever owned previously looked very attractive with the covers off. But now I’ve bought a pair of nice towers, and I’m a little torn.
On the one hand, I kind of like the looks of these towers when I can see all the horns. On the other hand, do I really want the speakers to draw attention to themselves, or is it better to let them disappear into the room as much as possible so that a viewer’s eyes are drawn to the movie screen?
For what it’s worth, my wife says she likes them with the covers left on, but she doesn’t much care either way.