Zu Omen or Tekton Lore

Best floorstanders under $999 for low power SET amp?

The Tektons sound like an excellent value and a great option in the right room.

Stereophile did a review of some larger Zus that I found interesting. They liked the sound and performance but the measurements were found somewhat lacking. That does not surprise me I suppose. I cannot conceive how a single full range conventional driver can deliver smooth response top to bottom. I can imagine how the lack of crossover and coherency theough most of the audible spectrum could make that a moot point for many though.
Well, I had a graduation party last weekend at my house for a friend, and his 3 year old saw some shiny gold bits on my speakers. Guess what happened next... ;)

So, one of the audax tweeters has some pretty sizeable dimples in it now. Luckily I don't think the voicecoil was damaged. It still works, and I've consulted Eric about how to proceed. I guess I can partially disassembled it without too much trouble and try to push the dome back into shape from the reverse side, then reassemble and reinstall. I'm gonna give it a go. If that doesn't work well, replacement diaphragm and voice coil should only cost $30-40 instead of $110 for replacing the entire driver.

In the meantime, it's been interesting listening to it this way. It's clear the dispersion pattern is messed up, and the two speakers have a little different frequency response. However, it doesn't sound as bad as I would have thought. Having the eminence driver go up as high as it does, it really does carry the majority of the information, and the midrange is still fully intact.