Considering the New Tekton Design Encores? AND Owners Group - Experiences/Questions

I am the very happy owner of the first pair of New Tekton Design Encores and I thought I would create this thread to answer any questions anyone might have regarding the Encore speakers, room considerations, and associated equipment. If you’ve order your pair already, please chime in. I really want to hear what other people’s experience are with these unbelievable speakers.

I drive my Encores with both an Art Audio Diavolo SET 300b Tube Amplifier with 8wpc and I switch in my 700w Nord One-Up SE Monoblocks for non-critical listening and some big pieces of music that benefit from the extra power.

  • Made under U.S. Patent 9247339 with multiple new patents pending
  • Proprietary loudspeaker design
  • Ultra-linear frequency response with ±.5dB deviation from 70Hz-20kHz
  • One single crossover element placed within the tweeter path
  • Ultra-linear, entirely time-invariant minimum-phase mid-range section
  • Proprietary patent pending 15 dome radiating hybrid MTM high frequency array
  • Two 6.5" mid-bass patented ’overtone & harmonic’ transducers
  • Dual 11" low-frequency transducers
  • ​96dB [email protected] sensitivity
  • 4 Ohm design for optimum performance
  • 20Hz-30kHz frequency response​
  • Dimensions Width 13.25" x Depth 15.25" x Height 62"
  • 800 Watt power handling
  • Weight 175 lbs​
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@david_ten thanks so much, David. It will be great fun to see how they sound in a few different systems, now that olesno and I will soon be getting them.

@olesno You must be thrilled! Please keep us posted on any developments.
Ordered a Lyngdorf TDAI 3400 today!  Hope it lives up to the hype. 
@jcarcopo  I didn't get a chance to play much with the 3400 yet and didn't do any "room perfect" experimenting but I have to tell you that right after I put it in my system and replaced my Pass XA25 I already heard some really good things happening.  I will be putting my Pass up for sale... Great amp as it is it's not a match for the 3400 (in my system and in my room).

@waltersalas  My Encores should be arriving soon and I will share my impressions after a while.  The problem for me will be getting the speakers and the new amp more or less at the same time.  
@jcarcopo Congrats on jumping on the Lyngdorf. Since I am a few weeks behind you and olesno in getting my Encores, I will be paying rapt attention to your impressions of the Lyngdorf/Encore pairing. 

@olesno I hear you regarding the introduction of more than one more change in your system at once. It makes it more challenging to figure out what is doing what. Of course, as long as you love the difference in the sound in your room, who really cares?

One more question: are you running any sources through the 3400, or using it exclusively? I posted a separate discussion thread attempting to get feedback on which phono stages play nicely with the Lyngdorf, but I don't think anyone has responded yet.

Do either of you guys have analog rigs?

I ordered the 3400 loaded with both the hdmi and the premium analog input option just in case I go down that road.  Currently I'll be using the USB, NETWORK, and HDMI connections for Roon, nvidia shield, and my media server.  I do not currently use vinyl.