Archive for October, 2009

Home Theater System Now In Production…

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2009 by tektondesign

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Tekton Design FE126E - 10 inch Subwoofer

I’m excited to share with you a new Fostex FE126E & dual 10-inch subwoofer home theater system! Truly great sound! A few advantages here are high sensitivity – 96dB average SPL – it’s guaranteed to play loud, go deep, and sound genuinely realistic! The true full-range design provides full-range audio with precisely controlled directivity (this type of approach will yield about the most realistic/believable sound field possible). Proudly handcrafted in the U.S.A.

Many more images and a full set of specifications & measurements to be posted soon! Please give us a few days to get everything up on the web site.

Pricing is planned to be $1500 – $2000 (depending on options).

If you’re planning a purchase to be timed with the holiday season, now is the time to inquire –  pre-order your gear today!

Thanks,

Eric

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Custom Finished Pair of Model 4.1s Available – Cobalt Blue

Posted in Uncategorized on October 22, 2009 by tektondesign

Tekton Design Model 4.1 - Cobalt Blue

Tekton Design Model 4-1 Frequency Response

Tekton Design Model 4-1 Impedance

(Update: 12-18-2009 — we’re producing more of these) We’ve got a single pair of these priced at $250 + shipping for the pair. They are simply too cool! If you can find a better performing (see the attached measurements) loudspeaker at this price, I’ll stop building loudspeakers… period!

Please inquire: tekton_design@yahoo.com

Tekton Design 8.1T Measurements

Posted in Uncategorized on October 21, 2009 by tektondesign

8-1T Frequency Response

8-1T Phase and Impedance

Please note: A quick bit of research on the web (search past reviews for published frequency response curves) and you will immediately discover that our 8.1T loudspeaker outperforms the Klipsch RB-81 8 inch monitor. Our overall frequency response is tighter and is more linear. The –3dB frequency is lower. And most importantly… the 8.1T has more bass output and its efficiency is focused to the bass region (right where it’s needed)!

Proper bass weighting is the Achilles heel of every claimed higher output loudspeaker intended to drive the low/medium Wattage Tripath type amplifier.

Exciting News! Tekton Design Earns Prestigious Blue Note Award!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4, 2009 by tektondesign

Best of 2009!

EnjoytheMusic.com reviews 120 high-end audio products each year. Out of that, they issue 20 Blue Note Awards per year. This covers all components in high-end audio (CD players, amplifiers, cables, etc.). We are thrilled that Tekton Design has won this prestigious award for its open-baffle designs.

“Eric Alexander has paid his dues in the audio industry with larger companies and his time is now.” — Enjoythemusic.com

Many thanks to Steve Rochlin, Rick Becker, and gang. We’re glad you love our products!

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/1009/best_of_2009.htm

Not Built by Girls in China

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4, 2009 by tektondesign

TEKTON DESIGN: Not built by girls in China1 – WHY YOU SHOULD BUY FROM US

First: Tekton Design loudspeakers are not built by 18-year-old girls on assembly lines in China who have the very minimum skills to do a single menial task in the name of hi-fi.

Second: Our products are something we are proud of. We’re doing our very best to bring you precisely hand-crafted and perfectly executed systems, and we do this at a price point that we can proudly say fits within truly affordable hi-fi!

Third: We’re truly setting ourselves apart. In the under $1k price range for speaker systems, we’re offering products that compete in a market in which 90% of our completion literally has no bona fide or legitimate argument/explanation for its presence as one of our competitors. One of my closest friends stated it perfectly: “The greatest thing about speaker building is that anyone can do it and be successful, but the worst thing about speaker building is that anyone can do it and be successful!” This paradox is real. Think about it… Asian manufacturing coupled with big marketing is king. Their stuff is produced in the tens of thousands and is offered to the masses. Where are their personal skills and talents? Nearly all of my competitors have no real background in loudspeaker design and innovation… they aren’t acoustical brainiacs, nor are they craftsmen. They lack the intellectual property and patents. They’re simply entrepreneurs that specialize in what lawyers and insurance companies have coined best: “One call… That’s all!” That is, the “entrepreneur” calls an international vendor, places an order for the “best sounding” and “lowest possible priced” speaker systems that the vendor can produce. Quality sacrificed.

Please spread the word about Tekton Design…

Best regards,

Eric Alexander
CEO & President, Tekton Design, llc

Footnotes

  1. I’ve worked in China. The top 10 consumer brands are built on assembly lines made up of girls in China. I’ve watched their stuff come off the assembly line and be stuffed into boxes bearing the labels of the brand logos you know.