Yes, I admit to driving my Lores very loud. In fact, it seems, they sound so good, I just cannot get enough of the sound.
Is my equipment clipping, distorting? I personally do not think so. My Integra ADM 2.1 105W/CH is one clean, sweet amp.
Many years listening to too many other speakers at crazy high volumes--with only a single woofer failure--that, on a small pair of Snell monitors. Starting 1970's: Bose 901, huge Mitsubishis 3-ways. twin Carver 1.5 magnetic field amps--bi-amping, small Maggies, big Maggies, Polk SDA-SRS, VMPS Supertowers, etc.
Do I play the Lores loud? Yes, absolutely. Tweeter failure very possibly my fault.Failure to even get the first one replaced under warranty? A questionable stance for the manufacturer to take, at best.
The reason given: Again, I once more quote--copy and paste, the official response received--here it goes, in quotes:
"Bummer! 95% of the time this type of problem is a power exposure issue and burnt or open voice coils are not covered by warranty. The good news here though is that this is replaceable diaphragm tweeter. The simplest and fastest path here would be for you to order a new diaphragm from Madisound and make the swap."
Pic of blown tweeter coils number 2 and 3 attached. Nothing to see. Some ultra fine wire under the dome--tried magnifying glass---unable to see where it is fried.
Blown tweeter number 1 was sent back to Tekton "for examination".
Draw your own conclusions, friends.
I have: Looking for other speakers that I can play as loud as I like, as in the days of old...