Tekton Design Moab

Ordered a pair just now. In Dark Gray, to which Tammy immediately said, "Oh the Charcoal is beautiful!" Charcoal sounds better than Dark Gray (even though we are talking about the same color!) so Charcoal it is!  

My beloved Talon Khorus do still sound awfully good. It will be interesting to see how the Moabs stock out of the box compare with these tweaked and modded warhorses. Both the strength, and the weakness, of the Khorus is using the 10" woofer to cover so much midrange. Its a strength because it makes for a very smooth and cohesive sound. But its a weakness because its asking a lot of such a large driver to go so high. Talon makes up for it with their isobaric design. Mounted inside and directly behind the woofer is another identical driver facing the opposite direction. The idea is this relieves the front facing driver of having to compress the air inside the cabinet. This does allow for a much faster response, and is a big reason for the wonderful music the Khorus produces. 

I have a feeling however it is no match for Eric Alexander's ultra-low mass driver array solution. Only one way to know for sure. So we will just have to see!  


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I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  However, just go to Six Moons website and in the archive look up my review on the Moab.  There are great pictures of both my pair of Ulfs in a custom paint job and the review pair of Moabs in a striking beautiful custom color.

By the way I also gave them a "Blue Moon Award" for being one of the products of the year. You get very close to the performance of the Ulfs, but for half the price.  I asked Eric, in the review, if he was concerned about hurting his own sales of his reference speaker with coming out with the Moab design. In typical fashion, Eric's answer was no, all he cares about is building the best speakers that he can at prices that the great majority of music lovers can realistically purchase.

I have a great sense of pleasure at being the first professional reviewer that did reviews on the DI, Ulf, PS, DI monitor and Moab speakers.  Each one was a joy to have in-house and all are superlative performers at different price points that are some of the best bargains regarding performance vs cost ratio.
Hey tvad,

You might be right. Well, he used irony, I’m directly stating that millercarbon caused his own negative situation, and destroyed the fun/pleasure of the discussion of a great speaker for no good reason.
Hey douglas_schroeder,

You are incorrect in your statement that the transducer array that Eric created is a "quasi-line array", it is not.  You should call Eric to discuss this matter if you believe it functions in that type of manner.  None of the Tekton speakers suffer from image placement/location that does often take place in a planar or line-array design.

Now from one reviewer to another, you heard for a very brief time the DI Monitors at Axpona, and came to some conclusion of what they can do? I reviewed them in my home with many different upstream equipment and found them to be excellent performers. This is no "scree" on my part. However, you of all people should know better to come to any conclusions based on hearing speakers in rotten setup show conditions. By the way, when I heard the DI Monitors that year at Axpona, being driven by Parasound gear to be quite unpleasant based mainly on room placement and the dryness/flatness of the upstream gear.  I have in the past made a friendly offer for you to come hear the ULFs and PSs setup the right way to maximize their performance.  You are still invited, this time you will have to wear a mask!

Hey tvad,

Certainly not to you.  Millercarbon is who I'm talking about.  
I just corrected my post based on your concern, so there can be no doubt that I did not mean Lalitk, but the OP millercarbon.