Tekton's The Perfect SET Speaker

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jimbo70

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Re: Tekton's The Perfect SET Speaker
« Reply #60 on: 24 Nov 2019, 02:54 pm »
If anyone wants to hear this tweeter array let me know.  I use the Impact Monitors with a pair of Rythmik subs.  I’m in Charlotte, NC.

Very interested in your impressions of this setup.  I'm seriously considering ordering Impact Monitors and pairing with Rythmik subs.  For context any comparisons you can offer with other speakers you've owned or listened to would be much appreciated.  Also, my focus is on music listening, so HT isn't a factor for me.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Tekton's The Perfect SET Speaker
« Reply #61 on: 24 Nov 2019, 07:21 pm »
I have Impact Monitors with 4 subs(the swarm setup).They are dynamic and will play loud with no distortion.They can reproduce micro dynamics and nuance very well -it depends on what you have upstream from them.I recently compared them head to head with a pair of Klipcsh Heresys which were a bit faster sounding with a similar midrange,but hashy on top and the upper bass was a tad less tight.
My room is 16x17,GIK room treatments,all tubed equipment -Tubadour dac,LTA MicroZotl 2 pre,Aric Audio Transcend 40watt amp,Audio Envy ics and pcs,Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval 8 spcs.
I like a live 'you are there' sound and I listen to mostly acoustic and electric rock and blues.
I hope this helps!

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Re: Tekton's The Perfect SET Speaker
« Reply #62 on: 25 Nov 2019, 05:46 pm »
I have Impact Monitors with 4 subs(the swarm setup).They are dynamic and will play loud with no distortion.They can reproduce micro dynamics and nuance very well -it depends on what you have upstream from them.I recently compared them head to head with a pair of Klipcsh Heresys which were a bit faster sounding with a similar midrange,but hashy on top and the upper bass was a tad less tight.
My room is 16x17,GIK room treatments,all tubed equipment -Tubadour dac,LTA MicroZotl 2 pre,Aric Audio Transcend 40watt amp,Audio Envy ics and pcs,Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval 8 spcs.
I like a live 'you are there' sound and I listen to mostly acoustic and electric rock and blues.
I hope this helps!

Not sure if that was a response to my post, but very helpful.  I am quite interested in the live as if you're there sound, which is one of the aspects I've read about the Tektons that's appealing.  Also listen to a lot of acoustic music.  I currently have Gallo Stradas and subs, which have exquisite imaging and 3D soundstage.  But I go through phases of wanting to explore other options.  Thanks for the info.

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Re: Tekton's The Perfect SET Speaker
« Reply #63 on: 1 Dec 2019, 03:22 pm »
Where can I find an explanation of how the 7 tweeter polygon arrays in their more expensive designs work? 

I admire Eric from his original speakers (Lore, etc.) but have never heard one and being a purist am leery of many of his later work (small vertical line tweeter arrays, 15 tweeter MTM arrays, even whizzer cones).

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Re: Tekton's The Perfect SET Speaker
« Reply #64 on: 1 Dec 2019, 04:18 pm »
Where can I find an explanation of how the 7 tweeter polygon arrays in their more expensive designs work? 

I admire Eric from his original speakers (Lore, etc.) but have never heard one and being a purist am leery of many of his later work (small vertical line tweeter arrays, 15 tweeter MTM arrays, even whizzer cones).

I think this might explain his approach a little bit more. 

https://www.stereophile.com/content/tekton-design-impact-monitor-loudspeaker

I think with more driver units, the designs gain more sensitivity and more sound impact.  Not that most people could benefit from the upscaling of the sound.  I have very little to gain from such design as my listening quarters are rather small. 

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Re: Tekton's The Perfect SET Speaker
« Reply #65 on: 1 Dec 2019, 05:33 pm »
Where can I find an explanation of how the 7 tweeter polygon arrays in their more expensive designs work? 

It is dissected on a thread at diyAudio. Estentially it is a 1 + 6 array with the 6 surrounding tweeters only coming in on the bottom. The spacing does require significantly compromising on the ideal quarter-wavelength of less centre-to-centre distance.

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« Reply #66 on: 2 Dec 2019, 11:08 am »
I think this might explain his approach a little bit more. 

https://www.stereophile.com/content/tekton-design-impact-monitor-loudspeaker

I think with more driver units, the designs gain more sensitivity and more sound impact.  Not that most people could benefit from the upscaling of the sound.  I have very little to gain from such design as my listening quarters are rather small.


Thanks for the link.   :thumb:

As I thought, the array is 2-way, which as one could easily imagine struggles to cohere well near-field, and with the spread out mid/woofers has severe comb effects below 1,000 Hz.  And has bass interaction issues with nearby walls, so you say - not well suited for small spaces.  Have little tolerance for placement fussy speakers or ported designs that require stuffing.  Plus the cabinet has resonances.  And efficiency is very over-stated.  But they do seem to be impactful. 

The whole concept, of replacing a midrange driver with multiple tweeters seems odd.  The Tekton catalog reminds me of another vendor who keeps reusing the same drivers in a variety of "designs", smacks of fitting designs around a very small parts bin.  If your company lacks the resources to build drivers in-house (very few) and you aren't satisfied with off the shelf, the next best approach is to have top drawer driver manufacturers custom design/tweak drivers for you.  Ascend Acoustics is one such company that follows that approach.