Tekton Double Impacts


Anybody out there heard these??

I have dedicated audio room 14.5x20.5x9 ft.  Currently have Marantz Reference CD/Intergrated paired to Magnepan 1.7's with REL T-7 subs.  For the vast majority of music I love this system.  The only nit pick is that it is lacking/limited in covering say below 35 hz or so.  For the first time actually buzzed the panel with an organ sacd. Bummer.  Thought of upgrading subs to rythmicks but then I will need to high pass the 1.7's.  Really don't want to deal with that approach.

Enter the Double Impacts.  Many interesting things here.  Would certainly have a different set of strengths here.  Dynamics, claimed bottom octave coverage in one package, suspect a good match to current electronics.

I've read all the threads here so we do not need to rehash that.  Just wondering if others out there have FIRST HAND experience with these or other Tekton speakers

Thanks.
corelli

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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).
Eugene, but Portland not too far away
Marigo Audio in Washougal WA has them. You'll have to book an appointment, however
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.
Anyone powering their DI's with a Nuforce STA200? I'm thinking this combo might be particularly good