@corelli I don't disagree with what you wrote above so perhaps our overall views are more similar than different.
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I’ve had good success with Devore - first the Nines and more recently, the O/96s. They do well with 20wpc, and have a similar sonic character. Also consider an older pair of Merlin TSM, either the MM or MMe, great monitors though may prefer a sub to go along.
I did hear Tekton and it didn’t do anything for me, but to each their own.
From what I’ve gathered, the impedance curve of the driver and the ability of the amp to manage the peaks and valleys will very much dictate how well the combo will sound.
Damping factor will play a role when it comes to how well the amp will control the driver, hence the need for a comparatively flat impedance curve.
High sensitivity is great, but it doesn’t tell the full story as to how well the speaker will react to the amp.
Tube amps have traditionally had low damping factors. Lots of modern speakers depend on high power amps with high damping factors to manage the impedance swings present in the speakers. The wrong speaker specs could provide an output that has low output in some areas and high output in others.
Cant wait for an opportunity to hear Fritz speakers in person. The crossovers he uses makes for an easy load for the amp to see, no capacitors and series design. The tweeter and woofer become part of one system, turning the two drivers into basically a single unit.
And then of course there is the all important room… As frequencies are shifted about from that, and pending how the impedance curve interacts with the amp, combined, components which have the capacity for wonderful reproduction on their own could end up providing a lack luster presentation.