Tekton Design Brilliance

Hello everyone:

Is there anyone here who is interested in starting a separate thread discussing the Tekton Design Brilliance?  I've had my pair for nine months.

They work so well with a First Watt F-3, a VPI Classic 2, a SoundSmith Voice Cartridge mated to a Sound-Smith preamp and an Oppo Universal Player. All of these feed to a passsive preamp by Placette.. I'd be interested in discussing all the options you   have reviewed or own with the Brilliance speakers.
@mazikrav : Thanks for starting a specific thread for the Tekton Design Brilliance floor standing speaker.

Adding the specs from the Tekton Design site for those that may not have first hand knowledge of this model.

Starting price [as of this time] is listed at $3,000.

Details & Specifications:

  • US Patent 9247339
  • Proprietary 4-way loudspeaker design
  • Proprietary high performance 8" papyrus fiber Seas transducer
  • Proprietary triple dome radiator high frequency array
  • 4.5" mid-bass transducer
  • 94.02dB 2.83V@1m sensitivity
  • 4 Ohm design for optimum performance
  • Frequency Response 30Hz-30kHz
  • 200 Watts power handling
  • Height 47"(119.38mm) x Width 10"(25.4cm) x Depth 13"(330.02)
  • Weight 62 lbs
  • Manufactured in the USA
I do not have first hand experience with the Brilliance  ( I have the Double Impacts )

Can you give a more detailed 'review' of them based on your room/system/ etc. Thanks.
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I hope this will answer David's questions:

As in the reviews of the Double Impact, the finest feature of the Brilliance speaker system is utter clarity. Instruments and vocals are utterly natural. Detailing is amazing.  The Brilliance's  lighter weight allows a fine adjustment of speaker placement and toe in. I believe it's important NOT to aim the speakers directly at your listening point. The sweet spot is reached by aiming them slightly behind you.  This seems to open up the sound stage and avoid a certain shrillness. I'm about nine feet away from the speakers.

 I use mine with the First Watt J-3 amp and Guy Hammel's linestage buffer and passive volume control (Placette Audio).  My sources are an Oppo universal cd player and the VPI Classic turntable with the Soundsmith Voice and the M-3 phono stage

I wonder what improvement would be gained by an amp with more power.  At times I flirt with Pass's XA-25 or something similar. I would appreciate hearing from any other Brilliance users or investigators
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@james_w514  James, in case it is helpful, reach out to @kdude66 

Kenny has a lot of experience with Nelson's First Watt products.

I looked into going with an F6/7, J2 or a SIT-1/-2  ... but ultimately decided on the XA 30.8

First Watt is an excellent pairing with the DIs. Kenny is running them with his modified SIT2. 
Hey just throwing out I'm an owner of Brilliance. Not much to say then excellent. Powering off Emotiva XPA 7 gen 2 HT amp. Placement of the speaker was most important. I went ahead changed location in basement and noticed difference.
Hi, Bonddam:

Thanks for posting about your Brilliance, As I've said, placement is important for these speakers. What kind of music are you enjoying and how have you placed your speakers?  What is the nature of your room?

Your kids are so cute. Do they get near the speakers and is there a danger of an exploring finger poking at the woofer?
FWIW I have had set of Tekton Brilliance speakers for about 6 months now. I am running a Dennis Had Inspire LP-2 Pre and Dennis Had Inspire HotRod SEP Amp with KT tubes (currently KT-150s). Fed by Sonos into a Shiit Bifrost Multibit and an iTube. I also put a subwoofer in the system with the cutoff at 50hz. About 1/3 of my music is lossless and the rest... not so much.

I love the sound from this system. Big sound stage, great clarity, plenty of power and a very musical feel to the whole thing. I listen to a lot of jazz, alternative, classical, and a bit of rock and it all sounds great. I ran it with out a sub for maybe 5 months and it was great, but the sub gives it a bit of extra at the bottom that I like, but I think that's really a personal preference thing, you don't need to have a sub with these.

I went with the Brilliance after a bunch of conversations with Eric at Tekton. I could not really fit the DI's into my room from a decor standpoint and after we talked through what I listen to and where I was heading from a system standpoint he suggested the Brilliance over the Impacts or the Electrons. I have not heard any of those, but a friend of mine has a set of Lore's that I listened to before pulling the trigger. Compared to the Lore's the Brilliance are a similar animal in my opinion, just... more. All I can say is I'm very happy with them.