I'm interested in the DI big time, so far, I have not found anyone near me that has a pair I can demo. Fortunately, I found a dealer a few hours away who actually has the Encores in his showroom. At a quick glance the Encores look very similar to the DIs except for an extra tweeter array and slightly bigger mid-bass drivers. If I hear the encores, will it be a good representation of what the I could expect with the DI? Are the sound signatures similar enough? (obviously the Encore is the better speaker here).
Good to know, thanks for the insight jcar! Looking forward to hearing these. I will be getting a chance tomorrow from a gracious forum member. We will be playing some Dire straights, Toto and perhaps some Mike Oldfield.
My main comparison will be against the Vandersteen sound (I've heard up to the Treos, which are my current gold standard). Can't wait to see if the Treos get dethroned.
OK, did the DI demo today with a big shout out to the gracious forum member (not sure if he wants to be identified). But hands down this is my new gold standard. As far as comparisons with Vandersteen, it actually reminds me a lot of that type of sound, just a notch or 2 above it (just more of it if that makes sense) - including the Treo CTs. (Keep in mind I have not heard the Quatros, 5As or 7s). There is nothing I did not like, it did everything extraordinarily well from top to bottom. Thunderous palpable bass, liquid mids (oh man the mids...) and that high-end sparkle you crave in a high-end audiophile speaker. Eric is building something SPECIAL here folks. I wasn't a Tekton fan boy before, but I am one now. Now time to convince the wife. Not gonna give in until the UPS pallet arrives at my door....Holy Smokes!
Thanks Kristofa! yep that Mike Oldfield CD is a real gem. For those who don't know, it is a 1 hour long track, where the melody, pace, rhythm, instrumentation is constancy changing, so it really keeps you on your toes. On top of this, it is probably the best example of Dynamic Range I've ever heard in a recording.
And, I'm still thinking about those DIs. I'm flabbergasted. Thanks to you my speaker journey is coming to an end. I've found the speaker for me and don't need to restlessly search anymore. Plus, you saved me from driving to LA to drop some cash for a used pair of Vandy 3As. Thanks again.