Tekton Design's new THE PERFECT SET equals "goosebumps time"

Just got in house for review for hometheaterreview.com Tekton Design’s new, The Perfect SET, which is close to 100dB efficient and never dips below 8 ohms, which Eric built to be used with SET "flea watt" amplifiers. It is a front ported design using a 12 inch woofer and his patented array of small transducers that function as a midrange driver with a single tweeter in the middle. I set them up in a system with a great 2A3 SET amplifier and found them so superlative I did not stop listening for over five hours! Taking about "goosebump time" the music was so beautiful that
I lost track of time.

These speakers have all the virtues of the other Tekton speakers, speed, utter transparency/micro-details, great soundstaging, and that special "aliveness" that I experience when I listen to my Ulf’s. What really amazed me was what the Perfect SET was delivering on the bottom end frequencies, subterrainian/taut powerful bass, that was shaking the room, all coming from at most 2.5 to 3 watts.

If you love SET amplifiers this speaker is a match made in heaven, and remember this pair just arrived and is not totally burnt in yet.


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@rlb61flower power tweeter arrayits protected by 3 patents and you just know eric is quick to whip out his lawyers :)
Yes, and they will always take an extra few hundred dollars off the refund because of dust on the bottom of the cabinet!
ok teajay i never said anything about you. i've only ever stated facts
eric's had a history of targeting people with something negative to say about his products. wether the negative claims or experiences were factual or not doesn't matter, he DOES threaten legal action on a consistent basis and it seems to be his normal reaction to things
stop trying to say i am spreading disinformation.

also comparing someone's intelligence to a dog is an insult. i expect better from you since you are a professional reviewer.
10” woofer cannot recreate subterranean or any infrasonic noises. Hyperbole at its finest.

your experience with Wilson audio and comparing it to your experience with Tekton is nonsensical at best. Wilson has a dealer network and any issues or concerns are usually done at the dealer level. If you purchased your speakers second hand then it’s pretty normal for a manufacture like Wilson to not honor any aftermarket concerns or questions. There’s scant few companies that offer that level of service the only one that comes to mind is pass labs.

eric does things direct. Also if you went to Eric with the same question I’m pretty sure he’d have snubbed you the same way Wilson did. Honestly please think before you post.
did you even read my post? I came to the same conclusion as you: it’s not fair to tarnish a brand due to a few speakers that fall through the QA cracks.

for the record, I have never spoke with kosst, I do not know this gentleman at all. He is not my friend or “comrade in arms” (hey! Brothers in arms is a great record)

also please refrain from calling me by my first name in public.
Imo what is high quality when it comes to aesthetic things like the finish is subjective. I have seen a pair of tekton speakers in custom orange finish, it was quite fancy automotive finish and looked probably as high end as any other manufacture offering a similar finish. maybe the smaller tekton bookshelf’s wouldn’t pass the knuckle rap test, or be completely inert with heroic and exotic internal bracing and materials used but we are talking about $1800 pair of medium sized bookshelf monitors so that kind of perfection is not to be expected.


I do hope you can appreciate that I am not like these other posters making blanket, generalizations about Tekton. I don’t recall ever making a post like that as I find such actions beneath me. Also I have never actually heard a pair of tekton hence why I’ve never said they sound bad (or good) as I don’t know.

Am I guilty of calling out Eric for his behaviour behaviour online? Maybe. I’m a little sick of manufactures bullying the little guys online because they had a bad experience. So I’m trying to call them out if I deem it necessary.

However, I have a heart and I do see that you seem upset so I will be nice and just refrain from saying anything at all about Eric on the audiogon forums henceforth. People are smart and will come to their own conclusions. 
I got a playback related question specific to owners of these speakers in your system. How does Rush's Moving Pictures album sound on these, at high SPL in your system?