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KEF R3 grills

Discussion in 'audio' started by Greyandy, Nov 22, 2021.

  1. Greyandy

    Greyandy pfm Member

    Running these speakers grill on/grill off makes quite a considerable difference to their sound, mainly in the upper mid which sounds pretty strangled with them on.
    I have no real reason for wanting to use them with grills on (either for aesthetics or driver protection) but it surprises me that a speaker manufacturer would sell a speaker with grills that comprise a speakers sound so much!
     
  2. benjaminreed1

    benjaminreed1 Benjamin Reed

    Maybe thats why the LS50 doesn't have any...perhaps.
     
  3. Robert

    Robert Tapehead

    The actual effect on the response is pretty mild, certainly less than the typical cloth covered frame. I measured about 2db variance at the top end.
     
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  4. Greyandy

    Greyandy pfm Member

    Interesting... maybe my room dynamics are effecting it a bit more. There is certainly a noticeable difference to my ears. Mind you, db is non-linear...
     
  5. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    Can't say I notice much of any difference between grilles on or off on mine.
     

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