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).




wood finish????..lipstick on a pig...but what does that have to do with a bad review of the speakers from Stereophile?

I wouldn’t say it was a bad review at all. I think it was pretty clear the reviewer said the Moab was a great speaker for the price and the BE version not so much because only marginally better. 

I’ll say it again, the Double Impacts do things I’ve not heard other speakers do. Giant killer for 3k? Maybe. Better than 10k + speakers? Probably not in most cases but they are pretty damn good for 3k. Never heard the Moab. 

Since 99.9999% of all stereophile reviews end up with the reviewer stating this is the best his setup has ever sounded, best of the best, and most of the time the product competes with others that are many times the price.

None of this occurred, and just the opposite happened, the ratings review of class B speakers that competed with these speakers, were 1/5th less to 1/2 the price of these tektons, not good. 

I haven’t read any of the other reviews that the reviewer has been threatened but I’m guessing these weren’t favorable reviews either. 

So Big Deal....Eric's $ 30,000 speakers don't play up to their price point according to ONE reviewer.....His $ 2,000 - $ 5,000 speakers are some of the best value speakers for the money in the marketplace.....The people that praise them are the people that actually own them.


Exactly.  I just posted the same thought in another thread (although went with $3-10k).  The Double Impacts are the speaker that put Tekton on the map.  I have said this before--the value on the end product is HUGE and maybe unsurpassed in the industry when you look at the cost of all the components, cabinet, etc.  And then have it delivered across the country for $3k.  Insane value.  All of this would mean nothing if the speaker didn't sound great.  It does and in so many ways.  And to those who want to double the cost of their speaker with a fine veneer--go for it!  As for me, I would rather spend my money on sonics, not eye candy.  

As for the Moab Be, I have never heard it.  Like anything in life, value diminishes as you go up the ladder.  For me, it would never be worth it when I consider how much I have enjoyed the DI's.