Efficient speaker: Zu, Tekton, Volti, Klipsch, Fleetwood?

We’re moving and I’m looking for a high-efficiency, high impedance speaker that can fill a very large “great room” with smooth, open, detailed sound, both for serious listening and casual background music. I currently have Devore Super 9s, but those will be going in a separate dedicated listening room. I thought about getting another pair of Devores (maybe the O/93) for the great room because I love this brand, but I’m interested in other possibilities The new speakers will be on either side of a 6-foot TV console, so they’ll need to sound good fairly close to the wall behind them. And they will need to have a reasonably good WAF. They will be played mainly at low-moderate sound levels and our tastes include rock, classical, world music and “spa” type relaxation stuff.

Anyone who is familiar with any of the following candidates, please feel free to sound off. As you can see, price ranges are all over the place:

Zu Soul Supreme

Tekton Lore

Volti Razz

Klipsch Forte IV

Fleetwood Deville



Pulled this directly from Eric’s ad copy posted on this site today:

“THIS IS THE REAL DEAL FOLKS!! This is technology news! U.S. patent 9247339 simply claims all speakers designed to date (no matter the price) have subtle shortcomings and flaws and that they cannot accurately reproduce the overtones and harmonics musical instruments produce and the information contained within audio recordings, i.e., your favorite music or soundtrack. In short: all modern loudspeakers no matter the price miss out on producing the percussive element contained in music.”

Can someone explain the stated relationship between proper reproduction of “overtones and harmonics” and “the percussive element contained in music”? This is offered as the key technological advancement that distinguishes Tekton from other brands the OP is considering.

So I was going to buy the Lores or the Perfect sets and Eric talke me into the Enzo XLs wish I wish he didnt .  They are missing something to me .  Accurate but lacking a bit.  I would have stepped up to Perfect Set or Perfect Set 2-10  or even Double Inpact.  Was driving those with 20watt 300B amp but also since added Willenston R8 with NOS tube upgrades.  Anway that amp is killer with the Tube upgrades .  I also have a pair for Forte IVs because the Tektons werent getting me where i wanted. Now I have the sound I want but wish i could fit the Cornwalls in that spot.  Speak about accuracy in vocals, phrasing, percussion  WOW!    If you can fit the Cornwalls get them.  The Fortes will work amazingly just off the wall in the room you are speaking to but step up if you can.  


A couple of high sensitivity speakers that I don't remember being mentioned here.

Haven't heard either, but some good reviews on both.

Vaughn Loudspeakers Products

Coherent Audio Loudspeakers (coherentspeakers.net)


@csggolf My friends and I also heard the Rivals at Los Angeles area shows with them set on the long wall.   Unusual that we sat for 30 minutes listening to various types of music since we generally dislike horn speakers.   It was the most engaging horn speaker without a horn colored sound.  I liked them more than Avante Garde trios.   Very easy to listen to and enjoy, without exotic or expensive amps to drive them.

You need to find out if cupped hands coloration effects you - I hear it on many horns like Volti.