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pkoh70
10-08-2009, 03:48 AM
Hello everyone,

I am trying to take the grills off of my SHL5 but I just can't get them to pop out with my hands.
Can someone experienced with this give me a good, simple guidance ?
I am in love with these speakers so oviously I don't want to damage them while I try to remove grills.

If anyone is wondering why I am trying to remove them ? one simple reason... I want to see with my eyes how my SHL5 really looks inside, especially the radial driver.. (nothing to do with trying to improve sound, etc)

By the way, what is the best matching subwoofer one can recommend for SHL5 ? I don't feel the need now but if I move to bigger place, who knows..

cheers !

coredump
10-08-2009, 04:02 AM
Hello everyone,

I am trying to take the grills off of my SHL5 but I just can't get them to pop out with my hands.
Can someone experienced with this give me a good, simple guidance ?
I am in love with these speakers so oviously I don't want to damage them while I try to remove grills.

If anyone is wondering why I am trying to remove them ? one simple reason... I want to see with my eyes how my SHL5 really looks inside, especially the radial driver.. (nothing to do with trying to improve sound, etc)

By the way, what is the best matching subwoofer one can recommend for SHL5 ? I don't feel the need now but if I move to bigger place, who knows..

cheers !

by Harbeth (http://www.harbeth.co.uk/usergroup/showpost.php?p=4203&postcount=8) and by skylan (http://www.harbeth.co.uk/usergroup/showpost.php?p=4281&postcount=9)

paper clips (http://www.harbeth.co.uk/usergroup/showthread.php?t=387&highlight=clips)

Jmohd
10-08-2009, 04:04 AM
Hi,

Here is the thread ...http://www.harbeth.co.uk/usergroup/showthread.php?t=467



Rgds

KT88
11-08-2009, 02:52 AM
Hello, Jmohd

I'm assuming you viewed the video of Noel's magnetic device.Well, I contacted him via e-mail
( info@skylanstands.com ) and he actually sent me one of the magnetic pullers-it works like a charm!

It's not a product that's officially for sale, so I sent him a check as a small donation. Worth every penny, as the grilles on my Monitor 30's were impossible to get off without risking damage to the wooden cabinet.

Noel is a good guy, you should definitely get in touch with him.

Bob LaBarca
State College, PA
USA

KT88
11-08-2009, 03:14 AM
Sorry, guys, that last post should be addressed to pkoh70

Cheers!

Bob LaBarca

hifi_dave
12-08-2009, 11:56 AM
I have just spent time, lovingly hand-crafting a brass paper clip, grille puller so that I can see what lies behind on my Harbeth's. Unfortunately, the bl**dy grilles are such a tight fit that I can't get the puller in between the grille and cabinet on the 3, 5 or 7's. So it's gonna remain a mystery to me.

Makes a change though, because I have had speakers with such ill fitting grilles that they buzz and rattle on every bass note. No chance with that on a Harbeth.

ryder
12-08-2009, 12:59 PM
I don't know about others, but I use my bare hands.

I did encounter difficulty in removing the grills the first time though as my dealer used a modified paper clip to remove the grill. At home I use my bare hands. The trick is not to push the grill all the way into the groove. As long as the grill is fairly secure and doesn't move around the slot when the bass hits I presume it should be okay. I don't remove the grills too often though.