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To all on this thread: I am new to this site.
I am the person that purchased the first pair of the Teckton Electron SE speakers. A leap of faith for sure. I waited a long time for the delivery since they we the first pair engineered by Eric. I ordered mine in the BMW mineral gray color (beyond my expectations) a beautiful finish for these speakers, but extended the delivery by 4 or 5 weeks.
Ok about the speakers and my set up, I am driving them with a McIntosh 8900 Integrated Amp and a Aurender music server N100H (4 TB) running through the DAC in the 8900. My speaker cables were provided by Eric, so I opted for theses Mogami cables. (Tekton makes them for a very reasonable price if you are interested.)
I was in an odd situation of having a brand new amp and ordering these speakers. I had no speakers and relied on headphones until these came through. (using Mr Speakers, AEON) Initially I was somewhat, naturally, skeptical, I wanted to have the same faith and experience as the DI reviews I had read about.
I received the speakers about 3 months after I ordered them, in May of 2018. Initially they sounded good, but not what I was expecting. I actually spoke with Eric after I had what I thought was 150 or so hours on the speakers. I initially mentioned the bass, feeling it did not have what I was looking for. Eric broke out his specs defending the speakers. I opted to give it more time (good thing). Fast forward to Dec 2 and these are different speakers. I am not sure if it was the speaker break in or the amp break in, or both, but these Electron SE's are impressive.
I am looking for a tube amp to add to my system and visited the Linear Tube Audio, in Tacoma Park Maryland (great products) and they had a pair of Tekton DI's, basic model, not the SE version. So I had the opportunity to hear them, albeit they were new. My first impression is they were large, but the mid range and bass were impressive as was the LTA components I was hearing.
Based on that listening session, I will say this, I think the Electron SE's I have, sound better. They have an amazing mid range array like everyone else mentions, you here details you won't hear on other listening sessions (depends on the source quality) the base is impressive (my initial gripe with these speakers) it comes across as percussive, you can feel it in the room not just hear it. The mid to upper range is the magic with this speaker, amazing detail and it captures everything in the recording.
So I am clear, the upper and mid range reveals details I have never heard before, but the combination with the low end is phenomenal, this speaker is amazingly tight, very quick, and the details of the recording are amazing and made me a believer.
I never got a full definition of my speakers technical specs but I was informed the mid range array are the same as the DI SE, mid range speakers.
To add to my previous post: The Electron SE is a slightly different cabinet size than the standard Electron which measures: 48"(121cm) H x 10.0"(25.4cm) W x 13.625"
The SE version measures: Height 48" x Width 10.125" x Depth 13.75"
The vents on the front end of the speakers are different as well. The vents on the top edge, left and right remain, but the ones adjacent to the lower 5 inch mid range driver are not there on the SE, like the base model, it is a different cabinet. The four inch vents on the back of the cabinet remain.
iIf you have a higher quality recording, even on the lower quality stuff the speaker cranks, it is very impressive. I am listening to a MQA 32 bit 96 kHz of Van Morrison, as I write this, absolutely spot on, great sound. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stadium Arcadium is another incredible recording.... with this set up :-)
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I know this thread is a bit old but I have an issue with my Electrons. At about 380Hz to 440Hz the front baffle has a lot of cabinet vibration around the center tweeter. There is so much if makes the plastic housing on the tweeters vibrate and buzz badly. It sounds like a blown driver but it's not. I have tried better gasket material around the center tweeter but it has not helped. At first I thought a driver was damaged. I connected my phone to my system and ran a simple signal generator app. It was easy to hear the buzzing when I was at about 380Hz-440Hz I have contacted Tekton. Has any one experienced this problem.
Thanks in advance.