Magnepan 1.6 QR - Can the side panels be removed?

Can the wooden side panels be easily removed? If it is possible, a brief explanation would be appreciated. I am trying to customize the side panels, thanks
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sorry, hit submit before I finished.

yes you can take them off as I believe they are only nailed (with small nails or brads) on. I am quite sure you can gently pry them off starting with a flat head screwdriver.

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As stated, it is just pin nailed. Be gentle, and pry near the fasteners, slowly working them out as the wood is thin and might snap. Typically the nail head will pull through leaving it in the speaker. Use a vise grip or wire cutter to gently grab the shaft and leverage it out. Be careful of the fabric as it tears easily.
If you do break them in the process you can always buy 1/2 molding from the home depot and stain it or paint it.