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As mentioned in the first story, one detail that makes the BMR1 Nearfield Monitors unique is their removable, customizable grilles. By default, the BMR1s don’t actually come with any grilles. This is because:
1. While the grilles are designed to minimize the audible impact, audiophiles know grilles will inherently add some coloration.
2. We wanted listeners to only pay for what they need and make the speakers part of their workspace; and plenty appreciate the bare, industrial look of the exposed BMR1s. But sometimes, you want a cleaner aesthetic—one you can customize. That’s where the grilles come in. 

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Made of coated steel with an ABS frame, each grille attaches to the BMR1 with a satisfying magnetic click and a sleek form factor. Lightweight yet durable, they provide added protection for the drivers and surfaces of the speakers. But their main function? Personalization. We are working on a number of grille concepts and planning to include the community in the future to have 3D-printed options available as well.  Swapping the grilles is easy. The grille framework attaches via embedded magnets to the screws on the front plate of the speaker. Each grille fits placed flush inside the BMR1s frame, where it’s held in place by the same magnets.  
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Above are pictures of the initial grille colorways, as well as some of the new concepts that we’ve been creating. We’re also planning to run polls for future grille colorways and designs. Stay tuned! Are you planning to snag a pair of grilles for your BMR1 speakers? Hit "Request" and check in for more information next week.

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vgoldring
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Aug 27, 2023
Blue full length would nice
Adriaan
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Apr 14, 2023
Red color please. Think Nord keyboards and the like. These could be great bc of small footprint on the 🎹, not needing monitors on a separate stand or floor anymore.
Kamakazi
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Apr 14, 2023
Don't know why all the intro grills don't fully cover the front of the speakers.... Like the full panel foam and gold slit grills.
Audio69lover
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Jan 31, 2023
$99! Drop making a comeback!
turbolog
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Jan 30, 2023
Elegant textiles please
turbolog
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Feb 27, 2023
turbologLike klipsch fives
einhager
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Jan 27, 2023
Any thoughts on maybe adding an accent grill made from wood? I'm thinking of something along the lines of Fractal Design's North Mid-tower case. (https://www.fractal-design.com/products/cases/north/north/)
einhager
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Feb 3, 2023
Wood and speakers are natural together. A front face wood type with drilled holes or routed grills doesn't even need a frame. Just the magnetic component to attach to the speakers is what I'm thinking of. So many possibilities. A face made from Padauk, or Bolvian Rosewood, or Purpleheart, or Spalted Timber... oh jeez even Macassar Ebony. Any exotic wood types would make this truly stand out on a desk. But for the basics... Cherry or Black Walnut will also do. especially with an oil-based finish. 8) I'd pay for any of these wood types as a front face.
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einhagerLove it! As we progress we will be experimenting more so keep these ideas coming!!
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DevilsWill
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Jan 27, 2023
The gold grill is going to be the move hope the speakers sound as good as they look.
IlTossico
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Jan 27, 2023
Love the Green foam one, like old JBL.
Shiarlis
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Feb 9, 2023
IlTossicoIf we could get that in orange they would be perfect
kro9ik
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Jan 26, 2023
Love the square shaped and the thin lined ones. In black colour.
I mocked up a couple amateur/rough grille designs, and had “my 4-year old” draw them in Photoshop for me 😂 Do you like any of these? Do you have any of your own sketches? First, a couple of simple color accents…
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I like green, but I think the copper orange came out well. Then, I also thought it would be cool to have thin lines representing an asymmetrical Doppler effect (please use some imagination 😅):
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I’ve also seen some very impressive Washi tape patterns that people put on their walls! That kind of inspired this design:
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I also has other design ideas, such as the squiggly concentric lines of a topographic map, or designs that would be exclusive to vertical or horizontal orientations like a sunset gradient, Eiffel/Tokyo towers, stylized mountain peak profiles, city skylines 🏙️ 🌆.
Hyde
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Jan 26, 2023
EvshrugI like the geometric shape one, looking good!
HydeThanks! I think a design like that would look good vertically or horizontally. Do you have any design ideas?
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