I need to step in here. I’ve heard a pair of Tekton DIs driven by Classic Cherry amps and they were pretty good. BUT.... the bass wasn’t as impressive as the JTRs, which go down to 25Hz and cost less than the version I was hearing. The airiness wasn’t there, and the midrange sounded, well, not very refined. Just so-so in some ways, but when not pushed hard, they do have some real finesse. These had several upgrades, including a piano black finish, which was simply beautiful!
I’m looking for CLARITY!! Realism in spades. Like B&W’s super expensive models, but less “hard” in the highs. Maybe this is why I tend to like speakers with soft some tweeters, like the old D28AF. I’m getting some Dynaudios soon! Can’t wait to hear them!!
That said.... Vons are amazing. A pair of VR5s at a buddy’s house were just about the best sounding speakers I heard at the time. $27k list. So were KEF Blade-2s at the same house I heard the Tekton DIs.