I just sold my Tekton Lores (98db), and am weighing several options:
So, why were the Lores sold? Primarily, the rearrangement of my 24x14 L shape living room (with the the short leg of L actually being about 21 feet) and the large size of the Lores. Secondarily, Both a Decware Super Zen (2 watts) and a Parks Audio Clementine SE triode-wired 6L6 (5 watt integrated) equally struggled to produce moderate sound levels at my listening position 10 feet away. It seems the Lore's crossover isn't as simple as it seems (believe it has several caps, an inductor, and a resistor per speaker). But the sound was outstanding with my 70w solid state Dayens Ecstasy II integrated. Plus, the Clementine sounded gorgeous and powerful on some Klipsch Fortes (with crossovers rebuilt with Mundorfs SIO caps and air core inductors) in a room as large as mine, so I know that amp has great potential. Consequently, both amps are staying!
I had the Fostex-based 3XRS in 2006, but that appears to be completely different animal from the RS5 version, making the new Super 3XRS appealing. The 3S is taller, but slimmer, with both being in the 38-40hz low-end range (a minimum for me...the lower end is so essential for me). However, the Hoyt's 1.5 97db rating catches my attention also (with the tube amp in mind) along with it's compact XRS-like size. But it doesn't go as low as the Super 3XRS or 3S, even when vented.