I've heard these without the resistor. And I also thought they sounded excellent. That said, once they were brought down a little using the MiniDSP, they sounded better.
I was running all Klipsch at the time. So, i was very use to the "horn" sound. And, I definitely think the 1099s aren't nearly as bright as my Klipsch could be.
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