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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@glupson re. gofundme. Do we know for sure that Raven is the absolute top best choice? Could something like Octave be even better?
Here is a review where the guy compares the Raven integrated Nighthawk III to the German made Octave V40 SE amp.
https://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2019/10/30/hifi-the-raven-audio-nighthawk-mkiii-integrated-amp-review/
I will say this.
I had a pair of McIntosh MC30s that were completely redone by Yves Beauvois.
They used 6L6GC tubes.
I have heard quite a few other tube amps .I must say that the 6L6GC is by far my favorite Output tube .
The Mc30s drove my Tekton Double Impacts Very Very well.
They even did Techno or heavy Bass music very well.
I should have never sold them . .....Absolutely my favorite tube amps...ever
I read that review months ago. Shows how my memory works. Only pay attention and remember the good stuff. Knew the Raven trounced much more expensive amps. Could not for my life have told you it was the Octave. Just not relevant. Course for the guy who likes a little glare, tubes that sound solid state, etc could be a winner. 

The Nighthawk is their entry level. Blackhawk adds higher quality caps, resistors, and a 4 step gloss powder coat. Osprey adds flexible bias that runs a bit more power and the ability to adjust for a wider range of NOS tubes. All of the Raven amps are coming up for new Mk versions between now and 1Q21. 
grey9hound , thanks for the link. Enjoyable read.
Rix, I much preferred the sonus Faber’s over the klipsch.
Phew!  That's a relief.  Now we are indeed sure that the Raven is the best synergistic match with the Mobys.

Now, onward and upward!