I have limited experience with metal dome tweeters...<p>Next in our series of Audio Myths: Soft Dome vs Metal Dome Tweeter: which one is better and why? It's hard to understand where this myth started: the idea that you can tell what a speaker will sound like by knowing whether it is a hard dome tweeter or a soft dome tweeter. So why do some...www.axiomaudio.com
In the mid-80's I worked in "Hi-Fi" and the store I worked at, stocked both Soft Dome Boston Acoustics speakers (A60 to A400) and several bookshelf Magnat speakers (cannot recall the model).
All I can say, is that back to back comparisons between similar size/price models between BA and Magnat supported some of the stereotypes around metal dome tweeters... somewhat harsh, overly bright high end, tiring to listen to for extended periods... etc...
I really loved those BA soft dome tweeters - sounded great - In some ways kept up with the Quad ESL-63's that we also stocked.
To this day I have not heard a metal dome tweeter that I loved.... but most of my exposure has been brief listening "en passant" typically at audio shows.