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!  

 https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/8367 
millercarbon
I am purchasing a Pair of the Utah made  MOAB Speakers!
It is good to see all of the comments everyone has posted.
I broke the bank also to get a Parasound A21+ amp. Pairing everything up with my Marantz AV 7705.
New to the Audiophile scene. Can anyone assure me this will be a Good setup?? :)  I HOPE!  Thanks 
millercarbon, kudos on the exploration and new experiences coming your way! 

Have you ever owned  a quasi-line array speaker? Prepare yourself for some dramatically different (in some ways more/less pleasing) attributes. I predict it won't be as precise as your current speaker in terms of center image density and focus, but will have a great deal more presence and scale. The bass should be more profound as well. From what I heard of the bookshelf model at AXPONA (back in the days of shows; hopefully to return soon!) it will be moving in the direction of a panel speaker, with a splaying of the imaging, but a sense of openness to it - a simple trade-off based on design. (Now, for our rabid Tekton fans, I have zero interest in arguing about my observation. It's not intended as a scree against the design, but an assessment of the inherent characteristics of different designs). 

It would be ideal if you can keep your current speakers and switch between them over time. It's a terrific way to play the game, by gaining familiarity with the variety of builds, designs. 

You may find yourself pining for a different amp, too. A line array is a different experience with higher power. 

Don't be surprised if you have mixed reaction to the speakers at first. It will be dramatically different. It takes  bit to acclimatize to the new design. The scale and dynamics will probably be impressive. Go back and forth between the two  (Perhaps not hourly - unless you can put them side by side!  ;)   ) and you will hear the characteristics of each one's design, and perhaps you will be like me, finding much to appreciate about both types. The temptation may be to quickly declare the Moab the "winner", but in time with comparison you may find that each has its own strengths.  

Switching between different genres of speakers also is curious because it allows one to experience the settling effect that happens with ownership. After one adjusts to the idiosyncrasies of the new speaker, it begins to sound perfectly normal, as if it is ideal. Then, when you switch again, the settling must occur, and eventually the mind adapts and considers that also to be a distinctly "right" sound. In one sense it's a bit scary, because it shows how malleable our perceptions of what a perfect sound is. OTOH, it shows that many different speakers are capturing some wonderful aspects of performance.    :) 

If you have never owned a panel or quasi-line array speaker it may tickle your fancy and be "the One", the type of speaker that thrills you to no end. Looks like you're in for some fun!  



If you want to be happy in your audiophile life
Never get a pretty speaker, they'll cause you strife
So from my personal point of view
Get an ugly loudspeaker to boogie to

My apologies to the Coasters.

Congrats on the new loudspeakers.  But hey, weren't you an early, big-time alarmist about the pandemic.  You were forecasting tens of millions dead.  And now you complain that it's fake news.  Have you no shame!
millercarbon,

Congrats on the Moab's. I always smile when I hear that name, as I used to live in Moab (Utah). 

I've owned a pair of Tekton M-Lore's in Ferrari Rosso Corso (racing red) for going on four years and really love 'em. My music system is housed in a small room, but I'd love to try a larger pair of Tekton's if I could figure out a way where they wouldn't overpower the room. BTDT with a pair of Klipsch Epic CF-4's and it was not fun.

Anyway, enjoy your new Moab's and please post a detailed report after you've listened to them for a while.


Congrats on the new loudspeakers. But hey, weren't you an early, big-time alarmist about the pandemic. You were forecasting tens of millions dead. And now you complain that it's fake news. Have you no shame!

Guilty as charged. Although technically it was the fake models that were projecting that. I just got sucked into believing them short term by a perfect storm of events. Consider- I'm 62, in health care in Seattle. I personally roomed a patient right here in Seattle who had just flown in from being in Lombardy at the height of the outbreak in Italy. In no time at all some 70 had died and get this, all within 3 miles of my house! No one even in health care was taking it seriously, no masks or anything, and all the evidence was we were looking at all our hospitals being overwhelmed within weeks just like all the models said. Oh, and at one point they told me a patient I had x-rayed tested positive, so for two weeks I had to stress out over every cough and sore throat and take my temperature and log it twice a day. Only it wound up being only 4 days not 2 weeks, because then they said- get this- oh never mind that was someone else!  

This all happened within a period of a few weeks. See what I mean about a perfect storm? So yeah, I am guilty of having contributed to the hoax. Yes hoax. It is a hoax. Biggest hoax since Russia, Russia, Russia.

And now? What is the quote, Einstein or whoever said, when the facts change I change my mind. The facts changed. I changed my mind. Not nearly as hard as some make it out to be.