The thread about terms got me thinking along the lines of "harsh", when it comes to speakers. I've always considered the new Jensen speakers, the made in Italy ones, very harsh toned when compared to other modern speakers. Some Celestions are sort of harsh to me, others not so. Same holds true with Eminence. Looking at the curves, it occurred to me that the harsher sounding speakers had a nice spike in dB output between 1k and 2k, which is in the very first (and loudest) harmonic ranges of just about every note we play on the guitar. Some of the new Jensens take a 17dB hike in that range. Most speakers are 6-9dB, and some of the "smoothest" are under 6dB. Made be go " hmmm ". Then, I started wondering about break-in, and if the manufacturers were showing off the assembly line curves, or curves of speakers broken in somewhat. Also made me wonder if anyone did before and after testing on response curves. Anyway, just food for thought.