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Re: Unexpected places your designs have shown up

Postby slippyfish » December 21st, 2016, 12:52 pm

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Michael, do you get any push back on the inclusion of the machine screws on the face to hold in the baffles, like on that Polk center channel unit? Or is it an established design element by now, that doesn't get scrutinized?
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Re: Unexpected places your designs have shown up

Postby yo » December 21st, 2016, 1:29 pm

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Actually we have never done it like this before. Typically we hide this kind of thing, or minimize it with smaller trim rings and tonal hardware. Looking at who the demo is for this range and what else he values in his life we thought it was an opportunity to celebrate the construction. They also act as magnetic anchors to the grille. Typically the grilled have these "catch cups", basically press fit receptacles and pins. I firkin hate those visually. Just a mess and I felt we could do it better. I think this really sets our mid tier product off nicely at a glance. The entry level line, T Series, has the traditional catch cups. Our best line, LSiM, has all hidden magnetics, almost no detail on the baffle. This is the nice midpoint of doing something that feels high end but celebrating how we achieved it.

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