Stereophile review of the $30,000 tekton speakers

We have had many discussions/arguments over tekton speakers in the past, mainly involving a couple posters who thought their $4000 tektons sounded better than the highest price Wilson’s and other high budget speakers.

In the latest Stereophile magazine, they did a review of the $30,000 tekton’s. In this Steteophile issue, they rate these $30,000 tekton’s as class B. When you look at the other speakers that are in the class B section, you will notice most of these speakers range in price from $5000-$8000. So it looks like you have to spend $30,000 on a pair of tekton’s to equal a pair of $5000 Klipsch Forte IV’s sound quality. 
If I compare these $30,000 class B tekton’s, to some of the class A speakers, there are some class A speakers for 1/2 the price (Dutch & Dutch 8C, Goldenear triton reference), or other class A speakers that are cheaper (Magico A5, Kef blade 2).




I don't usually agree with what Stereophile says but this time they seem to be correct in their assessment. 

So, you heard the speakers and agree with Stereophile? I've only heard the Moab and the Double Impacts and thought they were pretty good for the money.  They may be outside their wheelhouse making a much more expensive speaker, but, I don't know because I haven't heard it.

There are plenty of stinker components, by my taste, that get favorable review from Stereophile, and it is really hard to see any kind of consistency--a wide range of sounds get good reviews.  In one sense that is good because they are not catering to one kind of sound, but, in another sense it is not so good because one cannot predict if they will like something based on a review.  It still comes down t hearing for oneself, and PLEASE, don't consider watching youtube videos as "hearing for onself."

I have no particular experience with Tektons, but I will say I disagree with the idea that there should be some mathematical calculus between how Stereophile rates a speaker and how much it costs.

Stereophile's speaker reviews are IMHO only useful for the measurements, which are sometimes not even interpreted correctly, and MSRP has little to do with whether I would like a speaker's sound or not.


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At least Stereophile reviews Tekton speakers as this is the second pair they have evaluated. The Absolute Sound as far as I know hasn’t reviewed any. Yes , the speakers are controversial so one would think a magazine for audiophiles would try at least one pair.