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 just came into some extra money. Being that my moabs have taken so long to fabricate, I decided to upgrade to a pair of encores. When you put out a great product at a great price, the backlog grows. I called Tammy and she was happy to oblige. They did not even make me pay the extra deposit fee for 50% of the price of the speakers. She couldn’t tell me any estimated time of arrival however.  I’m hoping they will be my forever speakers.  I am 49 years old, and it took me 20 years to upgrade my Thiel 2.3’s. RIP Jim! That is unless I move into a much smaller retirement apartment, then will have to downgrade accordingly those retirement apartments are quite small.  
Congrats! You will be one very happy man. Honestly think you will be shocked how much more dynamic, open and natural sounding they will be. Also way easier to drive with just about any amp. Could totally see those being forever speakers. Well done!
I think the Encores dip to 2 ohms or 2.5 ohms at certain lower frequencies. Maybe not nearly as easy to drive as say the Moabs or Double Impact .
protoss71,

You are too young to think about forever quite yet. Instead of a marriage, think of your new speakers as an exciting and promising fling.
And Oh what fling they will be!