First, I try to buy the best, and spend my money on the best I can afford. Reviews don’t sway me at all and I take them with a grain of salt, as should anyone serious about a big purchase in this hobby.
I currently own the Tekton Encores. I love them to death. I had the Double Impacts. I loved them for the year I had them, but I prefer the Encore’s prodigious bass response and the double MTM array which to my ears sounds more transparent, detailed, and electrostatic-like than the DIs which were no slouch either.
If I was still using my 8wpc SET amplifier I would love to own a pair of the Perfect SET speakers because I’m certain they would be a match made in heaven. The build quality of both pairs of my Tektons were flawless.
The packaging on my DI’s were not as good as my Encores, but nonetheless they arrived safe and sound. The packaging for my Encores was painstakingly and superbly done. At 175lbs each, Eric has just as much on the line to ensure a safe delivery as I do.
The coherence of Tekton speakers is superb. The voicing of both Tekton’s I owned were spot on to my liking. They are detailed, but not clinical, neutral to maybe a tad on the warmer side of neutral, but they are coherent and that’s not an easy thing to do with a 4-way design. Many much more expensive and well known speakers I’ve listened to aren’t coherent sounding to my ears. I trust Eric’s ears and his ability to make any speaker he designs sound coherent, natural sounding, and organic, ya know. like music should sound.
@teajay Keep up the great work finding high value components and speakers that perform beyond their price tag. Don’t let the trolls get you down.
A Tekton Fan-Boy!
PS: Not a paid shill and I have never gotten a discount on any Tekton Products!