Originally Posted by telon175
If a speaker has a horn type tweeter then they are not for me IO have been threw many speakers with horn tweeter and it got to the point wear it hurt my ears to listen to them. I now have Ascend Sierra Tower's and a horizon center can listen all day with no issues.
Nice generalization, though inaccurate for most of us. There are great and bad horn speakers, just like there are great and bad conventional speakers, planar speakers, etc.
I hope you did not get the ribbon tweeter in your towers as ribbon tweeters have poor vertical dispersion, more limited output capability, and tend to "beam" more than conventional dome or horn tweeters. Been "threw" many of them... You might like the M2s if you listened to them instead of jumping in with an out-of-context unsupported denigration of all horn speakers.
Fortunately, the other posters in this thread can listen to their M2's all day without hurting their ears.
A well-designed horn tweeter doesn't really sound any different than a well-designed conventional tweeter to me, typically just takes less power and distorts less for the same SPL. I lot of older speakers had an upper midrange peak that would exacerbate the horn but that is a flaw in the overall speaker design.
I look forward to posts in the luxury car forums from folk who jump in to say (whatever car the thread is about) sucks and their Ford Pinto beats it all day long.
(That last was a joke; I drive a 10-year-old Jeep Grand Cherokee and have no idea where to find a luxury car forum.)