The goal: turn on the music and be immersed in a huge soundstage with width and depth. Savor the tone of the strings, drum skins, cymbals, piano and voices that are "just right". Feel the attack, punch and energy of a live event.
My system resides in a very large open space room which reinforces the spaciousness and sense of "being there" that I'm striving for.
For the past 6 years, my loudspeakers have been the Tekton Lores. As time went by, my bucket list of speakers I wanted to try kept growing... Salk, Ohm/Walsh, small Maggies, Spatial Audio open baffles, and Tekton's new mid/tweeter array to name a few. Finally, I decided to sell the Lores and Feb. 2019 the Salk Veracity STs took their place.
The Veracity is technically a 2 way loudspeaker. It has two 6" Seas Excel midwoofers in a transmission line enclosure mated to a RAAL tweeter. Imagine the clarity and detail of a planar but with dynamic punch. The cabinetry is beautiful, the sound is musically engaging and the low end is completely unexpected from such small midwoofers.
OPPO 205 Disc Player
The DAC has 7 different filter options so that you can optimize the sound to your preference.
Power Modules Belles 22a Tube Hybrid Preamplifier
unit uses two 12AU7 tubes in conjunction with power mosfet regulators making it
a hybrid vacuum tube design. The unit runs cool, switches quietly and has a nice remote. I'm not sure I really appreciated how good the Belles was until I changed loudspeakers to the Salk Veracity STs. The clarity from top to bottom and the massive three dimensional soundstage always put a smile on my face.
Parasound Halo A-23 Power Amplifier
High bias Class A/AB operation rated at 125W/225W (8 ohm/4 ohm). This amp is extremely smooth...not a hint of brightness and a great low end. It drives the Veracity STs beautifully.
Power Sound Audio S1500 Subwoofer
This is a 15" sealed subwoofer...a hidden gem, fast, deep and great tone. I run the Salks full range and blend the sub in a 40hz to help compensate for the size of the room.
Shunyata Research Venom HC Power Cable
This cable made a big improvement for the amplifier but not so much on the other parts of my system
Pangea Audio Power Cable Ac 14se
Power Cables for Oppo, Belles, Power Sound Audio....the Pangea power cables were an improvement from the stock cables.
Blue Jeans Cable LC-1 Audio Cables (RCA)
Have tried other cables but so far, haven't heard one that improves on the Blue Jeans sound.
MJ... as I’m sure you have seen... there are two professional reviews of the Lores which do a good job of describing the Lore sound. I find them to be very engaging... pretty detailed top to bottom... huge sound stage...and realistically able to transport the musicians into your home.
They need a good 100-200 hours to sound their best... and like many loudspeakers they will sound better if you feed them through better equipment.
I like the fact the stereo blends into you living space instead of dominating it.
Your Tekon speakers look intriguing. I casually hunting for high-efficiency speakers and have been thinking of the Zu Audio Omen 2 or Klipsch Heresy III, but the Lores are half the price. I wonder how good they are.