[quote=greenhouseman;14185837]not to be redundant, but the songs and ht's are quite differant in the midrange area specifically due to the ribbon tweeter--while the the songs sounded just fine the difference between them and the ht2's were quite significant----i have heard speakers that sounded similiar to the towers but the ht2's had that wow factor that let me know i was listening to something very special and yes its all about the midrange [quote]
I guess it depends on how you define midrange. The crossover point on both the towers and HT2 is around 2500 Hz. That's more than two octaves above high C (the C above middle C) on the piano. So it's up there. The midrange would seem to cover a range more like 200Hz - 1000 Hz. Now it's true that fundamentals in that range will have harmonics above 2000 Hz. So the tweeter can still influence the midrange sound. But I think the crossover quality is much more important in that regard. It gives everything a sense of focus, including the midrange. Any advantages of a ribbon tweet are likely to have a greater influence in the highs above 8000 Hz or so. I'm not sure ribbons have any advantage at the lower end of their range. In fact, they may have more distortion.
I'm not saying you were imagining things. But if you were really attracted to the HT2's midrange, I think it was more a function of the very expensive magnesium W18 vs the much cheaper (but still excellent) CA15.