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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For your consideration. Machina Dynamica, frequently ridiculed by some of the posters here, has been selling springs since forever.

Machina Dynamica springs received recent praises on other threads.

It’s funny: springs (most prominently those offered by Audiogon gadfly Geoff Kait) and the more-sophisticated Townshend Seismic Pod (and related products) have been mentioned and recommended here on Audiogon numerous times in that past few years. I felt it was falling on deaf ears, and gave up. The ol’ "Wasn’t invented here" phenomenon? ;-) Anyway, glad to see the use of springs for isolation becoming trendy.

I can enthusiastically second squeak_king_77’s recommendation of select-hifi for those interested in the outstanding Townshend Seismic product line. Select-hifi’s John Hannant is a Townshend family member, and THE source for all of Max Townshend’s brilliant designs (I am a longtime Rock turntable owner). The best prices, excellent customer service.

squeak_king_77
I posted this link earlier to stacked wave disc springs, and perhaps there is a reason to not use these,
Would you be able to share why these spring may not be ideal?
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squeak_king_77 - with those brass weights on top, and springs below, did you perceive any differences?

Responding to "perhaps there is a reason to not use them", I will be swapping out my wave springs when I can find the time and resources to go to a quasi-zero stiffness isolation system, which will require some engineering and fabrication to achieve.