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    Better than the Best? New Tektron design

    These are billed as giant slayers

    http://www.tektondesign.com/ulfberht-pmd-monitor.html

    Better or at least as good as Magico and Wilson or B&W

    Anyone heared or own these here?

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    I have not heard this speaker. Having said that, looking at the size and the number/type of drivers it utilizes, I would certainly question what the SQ could be....
    Matching that number of drivers...and on a baffle that size would take some engineering feat! To make that cabinet as inert as a Magico and with that number of drivers....????

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    Quote Originally Posted by John57 View Post
    These are billed as giant slayers

    http://www.tektondesign.com/ulfberht-pmd-monitor.html

    Better or at least as good as Magico and Wilson or B&W

    Anyone heared or own these here?
    The Tekton speakers seem to be way overhyped by owners and some reviewers !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMys_zIwl3o


    If your looking for Giant Killers that can hang with some of the world's best speakers go listen to the all new B&W 702 s2's!

    https://www.soundstageaustralia.com/...702s2-speakers
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    True giant-killers are usually from small companies that don't have marketing departments that cut corners and opt for cheap components in the crossover, which you can't see.

    Try Vapor Audio:

    http://www.vaporsound.com/

    Even their affordable Cirrus Black is a killer speaker, better than $50K three-ways. They spare no expense, using custom drivers from the best suppliers in the world and the best in crossover components. They also minimize the number of poles in the crossover, making it more natural sounding.

    I own the best IMO, newest Nimbus. Simply the best speaker I have ever heard, and I've had some megabux speakers in my exhibits at shows for the last 15 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empirical Audio View Post
    True giant-killers are usually from small companies that don't have marketing departments that cut corners and opt for cheap components in the crossover, which you can't see.

    Try Vapor Audio:

    http://www.vaporsound.com/

    Even their affordable Cirrus Black is a killer speaker, better than $50K three-ways. They spare no expense, using custom drivers from the best suppliers in the world and the best in crossover components. They also minimize the number of poles in the crossover, making it more natural sounding.

    I own the best IMO, newest Nimbus. Simply the best speaker I have ever heard, and I've had some megabux speakers in my exhibits at shows for the last 15 years.

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    Yes, they make some of the best speakers on the market too!

    I bet they would get 'best of show' more if you would use the all new Micromega M1 100 or 150 Integrated amp with your speakers at the shows!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio_Karma View Post
    Yes, they make some of the best speakers on the market too!

    I bet they would get 'best of show' more if you would use the all new Micromega M1 100 or 150 Integrated amp with your speakers at the shows!
    Hard to believe anything would beat my tweaked-out SET 805A-T monoblocks. Incredible floor shaking bass. 30-35 watts to each speaker enough to break windows. Cristalline, clear highs. Liquid midrange. Beautiful vocals. Incredible transients.

    Besides, there is no integrated that will beat no preamp at all, no resistors at all. My volume control technology is like no preamp at all, but not using software. Also, my amps are pure class-A and DC-coupled. A Class A/B solid state will never compete. Not possible. I've been exhibiting at shows for 15 years and I've never heard anything solid state that sounds even remotely close to my amps, at any cost.

    Steve N.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empirical Audio View Post
    Hard to believe anything would beat my tweaked-out SET 805A-T monoblocks. Incredible floor shaking bass. 30-35 watts to each speaker enough to break windows. Cristalline, clear highs. Liquid midrange. Beautiful vocals. Incredible transients.

    Besides, there is no integrated that will beat no preamp at all, no resistors at all. My volume control technology is like no preamp at all, but not using software. Also, my amps are pure class-A and DC-coupled. A Class A/B solid state will never compete. Not possible. I've been exhibiting at shows for 15 years and I've never heard anything solid state that sounds even remotely close to my amps, at any cost.

    Steve N.
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    You should think about trying a Micromega M1 100 with room correction at your store and see what you think, they are only $5749 and the M1 150 are $7495.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio_Karma View Post
    You should think about trying a Micromega M1 100 with room correction at your store and see what you think, they are only $5749 and the M1 150 are $7495.
    I don't have a store. I'm a designer/manufacturer.

    Steve N.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empirical Audio View Post
    I don't have a store. I'm a designer/manufacturer.

    Steve N.
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    Listen to this amp in your home.

    http://www.underwoodhifi.com/products/micromega

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio_Karma View Post
    The Tekton speakers seem to be way overhyped by owners and some reviewers !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMys_zIwl3o


    If your looking for Giant Killers that can hang with some of the world's best speakers go listen to the all new B&W 702 s2's!

    https://www.soundstageaustralia.com/...702s2-speakers

    Exactly what do you find overhyped with the reviews? have you heard them?

    https://hometheaterreview.com/tekton...aker-reviewed/
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