Which Tekton???


I am running an Outlaw 2160, Fluance RT85, and Schiit Modi 3 currently into Elac debut 1.0 speakers. I have gotten a bonus and have around 2K to spend and really like what I have heard review wise from Tekton. I have looked at other brands (vander, klipsch, JBL, Elac, Zu, ETC) and for the money seems like Tekton is the way to go. Being in OKC I have no places to audition speakers so I am choosing by youtube reviews, reading here, reading online about room acoustics and general research. With my budget I trying to decide between the Perfect set 10 and Electron which is a smaller version of the double impact. Also I am mainly rock no jazz or classical. Thanks in advance for guidance.
dlongj75

Showing 8 responses by charles1dad

dlongj75,
I look forward to your follow up post after you’ve spoken with Eric. As has been pointed out above so many speaker models with seemingly much overlap (On paper). I’m curious as to what he recommends based on your specific objectives. Probably a half dozen legitimate contenders in the Tekton line up for you.
Charles
dlongj75, 
Not surprised that Eric approves  of your choice of the SET 2-10. No reason why it wouldn't mate well with your amplifier. Congratulations I believe that you will be very happy with them. 
Charles 
I believe that you would be nappy with either speaker. You only need one. I agree with the rationale of Roxy54. The pure simplicity of the Perfect SET is very alluring. Owners word of mouth satisfaction is consistently high.
Charles
Hi Tyray, 
I based my opinion on the fact that the Perfect SET (PS) is a 2 way design (1 crossover) and in contrast the Electron is a 4 way design per Tekton.  
Yes the PS was made to be able to  pair with low power SET amplifiers . In addition  Tekton clearly says it can handle up to 300 watts of power and will work very well with high power solid state amplifiers. 

Generally speaking I'd choose the 2 way versus a 4 way design due to the simpler crossover.  I suspect this is what roxy54 was referring to as well. Again in summary I believe that both speakers would match well with the OP's solid state amplifier. I like simplicity when possible 😊.
Charles 
Hi Rushfan71,
That’s a valid point in regard to the Electron and why I feel either speaker has its own specific advantages to tout. For example the Perfect SET is an 8 ohm speaker load and the Electron is a 4 ohm load. Ralph (Atmasphere) has pointed out numerous times on this forum that amplifiers produce less distortion when driving the higher impedance load. He says this applies to both tube and solid state amplifiers.

So it seems that strong cases can be made individually for either Tekton model. No bad choices here, just depends on what one places a higher importance/priority on regarding the specific  differences between the two.
Charles
"Everyone here got it wrong" not really. An 8 ohm load is an easier speaker load to drive (And less distortion) compared to the lower 4 ohm which will demand more current. Now with the additional information provide here it is clear that Tekton specifically uses different parts/drivers that would favor the 4 ohm option in some circumstances.

Nonetheless there are Perfect SET speaker  owners who are very happy with these speakers. Reviewer Teajay (Terry London) said they are exceptionally good sounding with low and high power amplifiers (Tube and solid state in his system). No doubt feedback from the Tekton designer is worth seeking and would be valuable. I suspect he’d be enthusiastic regarding either model.

As has been stated by several posters on this thread, the OP in all likelihood would do quite well with either of the two Tekton choices.
Charles
Jetter,
You raise a good point regarding the driver array of the Perfect SET, this would suggest a 3 way rather than 2 way configuration. Could have sworn  that I read somewhere it’s a 2 way speaker. As many have noted, ask Eric he knows 😊. Interesting discussion and as tyray wrote, great thread.
Charles
Hi Corelli,
Saw your reply after I posted , yep, I believe you are right in that it's a 3 way design. Your rationale as related to Rock music is sound. Bigger woofers with the Perfect SET versus the Electrons two 4" mid bass driver addition. Fun topic.
Charles