You are correct, but I was speaking to the opinion of many who do find the axiom sound to bright and saying that a design intended to please many of them would likely be shifted in the other direction. Also, jakewash has stated to me privately that he has liked several different speakers that many find bright, so he just likes that sound. (whether it's "bright" or just "accurate and detailed" I'm not saying either is correct)
It is entirely possible that there is more detail while maintaining a similar voicing, or any other thing really since the gaps are yet to be filled in. I was mostly saying that it wasn't the initial reaction I had expected and that I'm more intrigued than ever.
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