Tekton Open Baffle Speakers


I see they have new open baffle speakers with 15 inch woofers that can be pre-ordered for 3000 bucks.  After the pre-order period they will be 7K.

Has anyone heard a prototype of this speaker?  At this price point it's tempting to order and sell if I don't like it.  I have 4 two channel systems and a vibrant stereo kit graveyard.

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Yeah it will 7k if they sell like hotcakes! Otherwise they will stay at 3 or less like his last open baffle did. 

Not a huge fan of open baffle but there is a demand and Eric sees a challenge is making one.  I wouldn't buy one on speculation to make money but if you think you might like it, you can certainly resell it easily if you don't.

They don't even have spec on the website yet.  I'd guess they will be 98dB or above focused on the SET application.

Jerry

Basically the Perfect Set 15 without a box for the bass. Let’s see.....no time aligning.....tweets and mids hit your ears before the woof, no diffraction control....so smeared sound (should be felt around all 7 mid/tweets). Then there will be the xover with good but not exceptional parts, wiring and binding posts. It is way more important to have open baffle mids and highs then to have open baffle bass.  Check out the Qualio IQ for instance.

Just build your own open baffle speakers for way less that are every way better. You can make them passive or bi-amped. You can experiment for years and have lots of fun. See my page:

http://tweakaudio.com/EVS-2/DIY_Bi-amped_super_speaker.html

Ricevs, I see you’re good at repeating all the negative speculation you’ve read. Your hatred is emotional though, not intellectual. Please come over to my place and listen to a pair and your tune will change.

Jerry

I have read no negative speculation. However, I have seen how they are made and what I said is what I recommend. All speakers will sound better if time aligned, and use better parts, more dead cabinet and have diffraction control. I have been making speakers since the 70s. Heck, even the Dalquist speaker was time aligned. This is nothing new. I do not hate anything or anyone. I love everything and everyone. We are one. We are ALL beautiful. I am sure your Tektons sound great. I just know how to make them sound even better. Or better yet, make your own fully open baffle planar mid/highs speaker that will be better than pretty much any box speaker.

My friend owns the Ulfberht. I helped him design a wild outboard xover like yours and he also felted around ALL the mid/tweets for even better sound. He loves them. However, the drivers still need damping, the cabinet needs to be deadened, the wiring needs to be upgraded, he needs to wire directly to the voice coil wires on the woofers (use no tabs)........it will then be even better. And all xover parts, jacks and wires should be cryoed, as well.....way more info. However, no matter what you do.....the woofs will never be time aligned to the mid/tweets and in the Ulfberht the big woofs and little woofs are not time aligned to each other. Check out Dunlavy and his super time aligned speakers from the 90s.  BTW.....it sounds much better to run the signal through a coil.....from the inside out.  That is: into the inside winding and out the outside winding.  So the outside winding should be towards the driver or ground.