Someone emailed me with these questions and I will post my reply here:
I think the biggest thing with the Tekton was they portray vocals so naturally. They are quite dynamic speakers too.
I had some nice speakers before known for their midrange before these Tektons. They were great but lacking a bit in the bass for my largish room just under 8m x 5m.
Also think the Tekton's might capture the midrange a bit better.
Have had Magnepalnar 1.7 speakers and they were great but seemed to lack a bit of body to the music.
I have owned lots of other speakers but with different electronics (you could say) different times of my audio journey.
I have had 3 different models of Tekton speakers amonst many many others over the years, which I am finding more to my preference. Previous models where enjoyable but lacked a little something, so always moved them on after a while. Now with the DI's, I think I have found my Speaker for the time being. I have had them for over 2 years so far.
I have found the DI's the be one of most natural sounding speakers I have owned.
When ordering I just paid Tekton the speaker price and the freight charge and let Tekton do all the freight. They used DB Schenker Australia.
Tekton I think charged me around $350 to $400US freight back then. But that was a while ago and freight seems to have gone up these days. (I would be interested to know what they quote you now as if I ever need to order anymore 🙂
Just had to drop out to a warehouse of Schenker Australia in high wycombe to pick them up as I don't think they offered a delivery to the door?. Not sure if they have a warehouse near you?
Customs called the day before delivery to Schenker Warehouse and I think I paid around $500AU over the phone for Customs & Duties.
I made a time about 5 days later with the Warehouse and went there and loaded them into my Station Wagon. A friend helped me at home to unload and setup.
I did call Tekton at the time and discussed buying the speakers and the freight info. PH: 0011 + 1 + 801-836 0764 for Utah and spoke to Eric & Daniel
The build quality of the speakers, I would put them in a category of seeming like they were built like a DIY speaker.
To me they are more function over form and exactly where I prefer the money spent to be.
Used a wide verity of amps, preamps, dacs, turntables and all worked well with them. If anything they were a great speaker to hear subtle differences as I changed tings around.