Originally Posted by MKtheater
I wonder if the horn or CD is really the culprit to people not liking horns. Maybe it is just a bigger woofer playing vocals or higher? Who knows but everyone is different. Has anyone tried the Behringer Truth powered monitors? They are damn good for their price and if you do not want to blast them I bet they would please most.
The issue that started this tread in the first place seems to be lower in frequency - below the cf for the wg/horn.
I have seen others also commenting on similar problems - loud, harsh, annoying sound, somewhere in the midrange frequencies.
(In this particular case I understand there may be issues with the speaker, ie. crossover that causes the speaker to not perform as intended, perhaps we will know when TS reports back.)
So you may be correct in assuming this problem is related to the woofer.
Regardless what is causing it, it will be possible to quantify the problem as something that can be measured and analyzed, and thus, it can also be fixed - for all speaker designs.
I think this can be either a frequency response issue, or time related (ringing/resonance).
I will start a new thread on this.