Sorry I don't have an answer for you.
I owned the Hales T5s and still think back on them fondly. Amazing speakers. Incredible imaging, soundstaging and at the time almost peerless for accurate instrumental timbre. I still have my Hales T1 monitors and T-Center channel doing duty in my home theater. My T-Center channel also has some wear on the grill clothe. It's torn a bit, missing a little on one corner. I'm amazed it hasn't all snapped off yet. If that ever happens I figure I'll just have to buy grill clothe somewhere else and recover it myself.