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
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. 
Any speaker that can be ordered in blue, orange, or red should be applauded even before hearing it (which, I suspect, will just make it even better deal).
"Yes hoax. It is a hoax."
Call a random number starting with area code (718) and ask what they think.
spotcheckb- Anyway, enjoy your new Moab's and please post a detailed report after you've listened to them for a while.
Lol! You're new or you would know- a detailed review is a given. teajay and others have written great reviews but this will be unusually extensive. Everything from the ordering process to unpacking and setting up to construction and of course listening impressions. The Full Monty. 

Speaking of which, so far they have just been ordered on-line. I called to talk with Eric but he was out so I got Tammy. 

The on-line ordering is great for people who just want to pick a color, add a grill or tweeter, and order a pair. I've modded enough to know the value and impact of all the different internal parts. Every little thing makes a difference. 

This is one of the great underappreciated differences between speakers. Its real easy to look at speakers like the Moab, Encore, and Ulfberht and see the different drivers. What you can't see are the parts inside. Pretty much everyone knows the crossovers have to change because of the drivers. Hardly anyone seems to know the parts quality can change as well. 

Even though this makes total sense. When someone like Eric says his speakers have greater refinement as you go up the line, how do you suppose that happens? If you've modded you know greater refinement is exactly what you get with upgraded parts like caps. 

So of course we are looking at upgrades. Stay tuned!
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