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Taking grills off the SHL5

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  • Taking grills off the SHL5

    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 !

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    Re: Taking grills off the SHL5

    Originally posted by pkoh70 View Post
    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
    and by skylan

    paper clips

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    • #3
      Re: Taking grills off the SHL5

      Hi,

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



      Rgds

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      • #4
        Re: Taking grills off the SHL5

        Hello, Jmohd

        I'm assuming you viewed the video of Noel's magnetic device.Well, I contacted him via e-mail
        ( [email protected] ) 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

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        • #5
          Re: Taking grills off the SHL5

          Sorry, guys, that last post should be addressed to pkoh70

          Cheers!

          Bob LaBarca

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          • #6
            Re: Taking grills off the SHL5

            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.

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            • #7
              Re: Taking grills off the SHL5

              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.

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