Thanks for such a quick and in-depth response! Good to know both speakers have very good soundstage capabilities.
Good point about listening space and bass extension. While my room is on the small size (as far as I would like) at 13’ x 20’ x 8’, it has been acoustically treated following Ethan Winer's guidelines. After playing with placement, it has my system/room sounding the best it ever has. Hopefully this would be enough to control the Perfect Set's bass.
And, as you said, the proper recording is the starting point.
Since my listening is near field and at lower levels that I use to listen at back in the days of my youth, your previous comments about the Perfect SET having good low level listening characteristic was also important to know.
The one thing I will not be able to replicate is the quality of your upstream components. You’ve got one nice system there! I’m old school (like my moniker) with a Cary SLP 94 and highly modified Dynaco ST70 based on Lance Cochran’s circuit. But, like many of the other brands you’ve reviewed, I feel my gear gives me a very good return on my investment with a little tube rolling to fine tune the sound.
Still, always room for improvement, so thanks again for your comments on these two speakers. Unfortunately, I live in a rural area and have not had an opportunity to hear any Tekton speakers. But your description of what they provide beyond the typical horn design is what I’m looking to achieve.