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 
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Added to the list. Thanks.

Pressed for time today, got a lot to do but wanted to snap some pics of the current setup before the ugly spring things Rick got me making. See if you can count all the tweaks. First one to correctly find and explain the mystery connection gets moved to the genius level audiophile list. The only clue I will give is to read the captions.
https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/8367
Hey now were talking!  They  look very nice in there!   Just don't let any kids near all those exposed soft dome tweets.
MC - "See if you can count all the tweaks. First one to correctly find and explain the mystery connection ..."

Too many tweaks to count . But the mystery connection is your Preamp in becoming a Pre-out. Using two resistors, kind of a voltage divider, two resistors in series?
millercarbon, I understand your frustration with the way this thread has gone, but maybe if you didn’t make so many posts like the one below yourself, your threads might go better.

The vinyl vs digital debate has gone on for a very long time and most people have had the opportunity to hear each format and decide for themselves which format they want to listen to. Both formats are capable of very good and very bad sound. So insulting people for listening to digital only stirs up resentment which may find its way into your own threads.

So, next time you come up with a really good insult that adds nothing to the thread, don’t post it, and maybe over time we can lower the temperature and raise the level of discourse here.

millercarbon5,676 posts
8-16-2020 1:45PM

Key quote:
With my upgraded equipment the hi resolution audio sounds very synthetic, with one track on top of another, not like real music at all.

Key phrase: "high resolution audio".
Simple hack that will serve you well in life: whenever one simple word is replaced with a whole bunch of syllables, run. In this case the word "record" is replaced with "high resolution audio." Where in your life have you ever heard anyone describe the sound of a record as "high resolution audio"? Its a record. It sounds like music. You’re listening to a file. Expecting a file to sound like music is... oh wait, what? Digital forum?

Nevermind. Sorry. Probably went right over your heads. Forget I said a thing. Carry on as you were.







Just don't let any kids near all those exposed soft dome tweets.
Let the kids play. That's what vacuum cleaners are for...