Most powered speakers do not have grills, yet the Transparent One speakers do. Why?
We wanted a nicely finished speaker that was visually versatile enough
to fit in with a variety of home décor, so we dressed them up. For those
who prefer the "no grill" look found on studio monitors, or want the
flattest frequency response possible, our grills are easy to remove.
While we agree with audio engineers that grills do change the speaker's
performance slightly, we have designed the Transparent One grills to
minimize those performance changes as much as possible.