That's what Toole says, and it's backed up by data, but I like to look at spectrograms to be sure, too. That FR graph you posted is way too smoothed to gather anything on the resonance front.So you're telling me that this kind of ringing is okay since you can't pinpoint it on a FR graph? (It's not Genelec btw)
The thing is that their models are undoubtedly neutral in the HF region, so we must find fault elsewhere:Fair point. How would you explain that some speakers (like Genelec) are so challenging to listen to for x hours for some people?
* Very probably: early GLM versions did equalize for flat on-axis at the listening point, which is something that will produce unnatural brightness in most situations (except ultra nearfield, basically).
* That neutrality may clash with sound habits or bad material.
* Another thing may be their unusually good directivity in the very top end: their waveguide design usually allows for less narrowing than flat baffle at the very top end.
* It could be unusually high IMD, but I doubt it, as S&R measures it and the 8350A/S360A didn't show any problem (for 2-ways, at least).
* May be psychological since, after all, their metal tweeters are very visible, which may influence people with strong beliefs about metal tweeters.
Some questions one may ask:
* Do you have data other than audiophilia nervosa from forums such as Gearslutz?
* If this was an actual problem with their speakers, wouldn't such a result oriented company solve it? Especially, since it seems very easy to, as most other manufacturers, even some clearly lacking Genelec's R&D budget and capabilities, don't suffer from this problem, right?
* Are you putting all their models in the same bag, including 2-ways and 3-ways?