Eric, no problem I can call. I first emailed since that is a form of communication on the tektondesign website. My first email was directed to you, but someone else started answering the questions I had?
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Just thought I would chime in since lurking on the MOAB thread.
I initially really liked my Tekton DIs I bought in 2017 that were driven by various less than 100 watt tube amplifiers for about a year.
Now that I have a solid state amp that "eats 4 ohms for breakfast" I love my DIs. The quality and quantity of bass was missing with previous amps.
Still love them, even more now, after 3 years and I don't plan on giving them up!
I would like to hear more about tube amplification with the double impacts. I have the Moab’s. I’m running them off the Schiit Aegir and it supports the speakers marvelously. I keep hearing that tubes are the way to go for clarity, soundstage, or what we might call a three dimensional sound image. The Aegir is actually amazing. It does create a 3-D image, but it does depend on the quality of the recording. I’m wondering how much more I would get out of a tube amp, and I’m also wondering what I would lose. I hear great praise for two watt Decware tube amps. Can they really generate the bass that my Aegir can generate? The Moabs claim 98db @1m, which suggests that one watt could easily drive them to astonishingly loud listing levels. I’m not convinced that’s the reality in a real live room set up. I’m about 7 1/2 feet back from my Moabs, the Aegir volume is about one or 2 o’clock on the dial. The sound is great at that volume, but the interaction between the speakers and the amp is generating maybe 40 watts and seemingly more than two at the volume I’m preferring. I’d like to hear more about the performance of tube amps for the DI’s or the Moabs. @recluse
With my Tekton DI, I have used the McIntosh MC30s ,that had been completely re-done by Yves Beauvais, with Excellent results. Unfortunately had to sell them ... for financial reasons They could push them pretty hard ,even on techno or heavy Bass stuff. I also used the Rogue Audio St-100 tube Amp.It was still very good , but, I liked the Mc30s a little better . The rogue St-100 could have a little too much upper Mid-range presence , at times, but it could drive them much harder without clipping.