Joking aside, in a rare FB post he mentioned he hadn't been here in 4 years IIRC.
DM offers 2 options to tame brightness with this xo. Well, three options being A, B and C (both A+B)
Here's the thing: the brightness lends itself to crystal clear dialog. These speakers get used for low volume TV/movie viewing at night and the dialog is crystal clear to the point where I got to looking at the much smaller CAOW1 design to be my next big regret. Converting that design for center use would be some 9th dan badassery too. They say it's important to have dreams.
It's lucky that I buried the xo's in the cabinets. Otherwise I would be soldering resistors in and out of boards, stinkin' up the place, not listening to sh!t. AND the brightness works in this case. I think the CAOW1 uses the same mids as my ST's and digs a little deeper than the MBOW1 2 ways. Knowing which direction to throw a dollar at gets results. The OW1 tweeter and me ain't done yet. Yeah, I know. It's time to wake up.