Double Impact

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Description

  • Made under U.S. Patent 9247339
  • Proprietary 4-way loudspeaker design
  • Proprietary controlled directivity – acoustically superior proprietary polygon-oriented, triple-ring radiator high frequency array. This array disperses a precisely focused acoustical power pattern of that of a horn or waveguide without the audible ringing influence of horn flare walls constraining the soundwave for acoustically superior mid-range high frequency performance
  • 2 Pendragon 10″ transducers
  • Dual 6″ mid-bass transducers
  • 98.82dB 2.83V@1m sensitivity
  • 4 Ohm design for optimum performance – 8 Ohm Double Impact option
  • 20Hz-30kHz frequency response
  • Ultra-linear frequency response with ±1dB deviation from 70Hz-20kHz
  • 400 Watt power handling
  • Height 54″ (137.16 cm) x Width 12″ (30.48 cm) x Depth 17.75″ (45.085 cm)
  • Weight 118 lbs.
  • Manufactured in the USA

Additional information

Weight 118 lbs
Dimensions 17.75 × 12 × 54 in

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  1. User Review (store manager)

    Eric, i received my double impacts today and I am amazed. I am dumbfounded as to how you designed this speaker, was it a dream, was it a premonition, was it science. I cannot fathom how you have done it. I would think that your doors are being beaten down by audio shops that want to carry your line. This reminds me of the day I was at the unveiling of the ess heil line. That was at a shop called Paragon and of course they specialized in the paragon, when the heils were auditioned half the room rushed to the hallway to confront the owner of the shop. I had a feeling that I should have gotten the SE, based on what i have experienced with the double impacts I am confident that the SE would certainly be worth the upgrade.

    Good luck!
    Jim

  2. User Review (store manager)

    We recently took a Family Vacation that ended up taking us through Orem UT on the way to Lagoon. I stopped at a Golden ear / Revel dealer on the way up and spent an hour listening to both brands, (very different from each other), and in my opinion were both just poorly paired with electronics for my taste. In fact I would’ve swapped configurations had I had the time but left feeling that the revel was a muddy mess and the Golden ears were dry and lean lacking organic bass. The pairing of gear was no doubt the issue. I’ve been in shops that preferred the overly creamy bass sound before so it’s a taste I’m not a fan of because it kills the treble detail that I like. Upon leaving I called Tekton with about 2 hours of advance notice, which I don’t recommend (later), and I was met with an extremely pleasant welcoming experience. I was expecting a showroom properly treated like the last I had experienced, with music of choice on a server ready to pipe into the speakers of choice. Actually what I was met with was a shop. Cabinets placed in a warehouse at different stages of completion and a few very busy, but polite individuals, including Eric Alexander. I was lead to another small warehouse location with more cabinets but in the center an opening where a drum set, a pair of DI’s and a pair of Ulfberhts sat. Probably Eric’s “break area”. There was no treatment to the room at all, the electronics were Parasound. Very modest in comparison to the shops I’ve been in. Sean does a great job of describing the speakers sound. The speakers deliver the detail top to bottom frequency wise, details of the bass were stellar, the highs with just the right amount of air, and hearty midrange. Like u were there and the audio guy knew what he was doing. I knew then that had I had more time that day it wouldn’t have mattered, nor if I had brought my own demo music. Why? Because I would’ve chosen music that the DIs would’ve sounded awesome reproducing but only because I don’t choose average material to demo. I immediately started asking for music that I was truly fond of, average rock recordings and such. They didn’t have my music collection, sorely, nor were they given more than 2 hours for a nobody to walk into their shop looking to demo speakers where building them was their sole focus. After about 10 songs from various artists that I picked from a crate full of Erics CDs I knew I found what I was looking for. The last time I had an experience like this I was listening to Focal Sopra 2s paired with McIntosh gear. Wish I had known, I’d have come perpared to be comfortable and pick all the songs I love not just the well recorded ones. I may have stayed so long they had to charge rent. Getting a pair in that deep grey, they’re gorgeous.

  3. User Review (store manager)

    I want to leave you guys (Eric and Karma) with a few words of my feelings toward the Double Impact speakers. Hopefully what I have to say will motivate you to stay the coarse that you are on. Because I used to own and operate an audio store I have had the opportunity to live with a lot of different speakers.This gives me a different view than most people have.
    These Double Impacts play really big and they are very transparent, but organic and natural sounding at the same time. These are attributes normally only found in speakers costing ridiculous amounts of money and even then there are no guarantees. The best thing I can say about them is that I really like them and hope that your company does well, so that more products like the Double Impacts will be available to us all.

    Thank You
    Robert Vaughan

  4. User Review (store manager)

    I wanted to send you a brief email to let you know I received my DIs two days ago. After taking my time unpacking and positioning my speakers I connected them using the Mogami cables you sent to my Peachtree Nova300 integrated amp. The first track I played was Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and like everyone else I’ve read reviews from I was absolutely blown away by the sound emanating from my new speakers! Words cannot describe my excitement and elation. I am a mathematician by education and certainly not an engineer by any stretch so although I took the time to go to the US Patent Office website and read your patent I don’t understand much of what is written there but I do understand the basic concept of what you have accomplished. However, not knowing the details of the technology you have created is not a necessity in order to enjoy these Double Impact speakers. I have been a music lover for some 56 years since I was 10 years old so I have quite an extensive and eclectic library of music. Listening to my music through your newly designed speakers has made my library anew since I am hearing things that have been there all along but I never heard. I really appreciate what you have done along with the price point that allows so many people who can’t afford the price of other high end speakers. I love these Double Impacts!!

    Thank you Eric!

    Sincere Regards,

    Ray

  5. User Review (store manager)

    I can’t tell you how awesome these speakers sound (i’m sure you’ve heard them). Every day after work I have been “jamming out” and just having a blast.

    I mentioned that I had been hunting for a pair of speakers for around 7 years because I didn’t want to get a case of upgrade-itis after I heard something better. My patience has paid off!!! These have just blown me away and I have to say that the more I listen I have to say that there is nothing I heard at The RMAF that I would swap out for my Double Impacts. Even at a cost no object all the way up to the names of Tidal, Wilson, and other exotic stuff that cost more than my house and I can’t pronounce, I still want the DI’s because they make music fun!!!!!!!

    wait…… what about the all the detail of highs, lows and everything in between. If I cant tell what mouthwash the performers use than the speaker isn’t transparent. Plus, if the snare drum sounds like it’s 14 feet away in just the right 3d image…. Blah Blah Blah.

    forget that….THESE ARE FUN!!!! I can forget about all the audiophile language and just enjoy music. These speakers are perfect at telling the story the artist wants to tell.

    If you spend your time analyzing the minuscule details of music you miss the big picture. Music is a big picture experience, and your speakers get it right. Keep in mind this is with my Denon receiver. I think the big name audio companies have been selling a lot of sizzle and not a lot of substance. Keep doing what you’re doing Eric.

    You’re always welcome in Gillette WY if you are ever passing though!!!

    Andrew

  6. User Review (store manager)

    Got my Double Impacts up and running and so far they are incredible! Only have about 20 hours on them so far, but I am completely blown away!

    Thanks for making these incredible speakers, and for selling them at such a reasonable price point! Every day while sitting at work I can’t wait to get home to throw on a record and experience it in a whole new way!

    Devon

  7. User Review (store manager)

    I received the Double Impacts on Tuesday and have done a lot of listening the last 5 days. First off, they arrived in perfect condition and really are impressive looking speakers. Your boxing is very clever, and although I’m 68, I had no trouble unpacking these bad boys all by myself.

    I have been listening in stereo and the DI’s have exceeded my expectations even though you told me how good they were. My current 5.1 system is no slouch with my fronts (more expensive than the DI’s), my rears are
    another well respected floor stander and my sub is highly reviewed and well acclaimed. I will not name brands as that just is not my style. This system produced some sweet music.

    Back to the Double Impacts.I have been listening in stereo only. These speakers have incredible dynamics. I had to move my listening point back 4 or 5 feet. The bass is the best I have ever heard and its not even close. It is clean, powerful and articulate. The detail of these speakers make all my music sources sound like I’m listening to them for the first time. They raised the sonic level of all my recordings. I am hearing background vocals and music I have never heard before. The differentiation of the instruments is unlike any other I have heard. It is a treat to listen to and watch on a Blu-Ray concert. The Eagles farewell tour on Blu-ray went from being very good sonically to just plain out of this world. The “best of Fourplay” is another good jazz cd that the DI’s just put right in my living room.

    I’ve sold my entire 5.1 system and will be listening to the DI’s in stereo only. I feel I have found the perfect speaker for me. I couldn’t be happier. You are a musical genius sir. I hope you market these well and get the acclaim and recognition that you and these speakers deserve.

    Thanks – Dan Z

  8. User Review (store manager)

    I’ve been listening to the Double Impacts for about a month now and am impressed with how they sound. But before that let me quickly describe my speaker journey over the last 13 years.

    I’ve owned B&W 804 (mains), HTM3s (center) and CM5 (rear) for the past 13 years and loved the “signature” B&W sound. I’ve always wanted to upgrade to the 802’s and had been auditioning them
    for the last 6 years. However, the minor difference in the mid, lack of enough bass on the 804 and a better soundstage on the 802 would not justify the huge price difference between the two
    (I just added a sub). The 802 went from about 8K in 2003 to 22K in 2016 without any significant difference in sound aside from the materials used for the drivers and the “cool” looks.

    While looking for speakers that would not cost an arm and a leg, I auditioned the Paradigm S8, Monitor audio Platinum series, SVS Prime ultra and Martin Logan classic and finally decided
    to go with the Paradigm S8, but while looking for good deals I read a review about the GoldenEar Triton 1’s. The GE Triton 1’s were amazing, way way better than all the speakers I’d listened
    to, in terms of detail and soundstage. Only thing I disliked about them was that they are active speakers.

    So, I first bought the GE Triton 7’s for my living room and was reading up about the Triton 1’s when I stumbled upon Tekton’s testimonials, where someone described how much better the Tekton
    speakers were. After going through the Tekton thread on a certain blog, I went ahead called Eric and ordered the Double Impacts.

    Out of the box, the DI’s were insanely amazing. The first thing that it reminded me of was the Wilson Alexandria X-2 that I had a chance to listen to while auditioning for my 804. Please note that
    I listened to the wilson’s for about 15 mins, but, their sound got stuck in my head ever since. On the DI’s I could hear certain sounds on tracks that I had not heard before “clearly”. These are CD’s that
    I use to audition speakers and I’ve been listening to them for more than 15 yrs now. Thinking that it was my mind, I let the DI’s run on it’s own, went back and listened to the same tracks on the GE Triton 7’s
    and the 802 D3 (at the dealer), I was wrong, the Triton 7’s and 802’s could not reproduce them as accurately as the DI’s. After about 15 hrs on the DI’s I sat down for some serious listening, and blown away is an
    understatement on how I can describe what I was hearing. The soundstage is incredible, the high’s, mid and bass is spot on. Even at low volumes they are a pleasure to listen too and do not lose any
    detail or accuracy. At extremely high volumes (101 dB) they are clean and nice with no harshness. Listening to recorded live music is like being in front of the performance.
    Though these speakers are quite big, they disappear behind the huge wall of sound they present (as one DI owner described on a Tekton thread).

    Thank you Eric for putting the performers and performance right in front of me. These speakers will not be replaced anytime soon (unless Eric comes up with something better). Btw, I returned the GE Triton 7’s the next day I got the Double Impacts.

    Components paired with DI’s

    Rotel RMB-1075
    NAD T-175HD

    Anthem MCA-325
    Anthem AVM-60

    Thanks
    Johny

  9. User Review (store manager)

    Just wanted to let you know that these new Double Impact speakers are outstanding! The music comes through at any volume level, from low to high. I’ve found a new enjoyment of listening at low volumes, as I can still hear all the dynamics in the music! However, when I want to crank it up, they respond like a Ferrari! I’ll admit to being a bit nervous about purchasing such large speakers without first hearing them, but I’ve found my concerns were completely unfounded. I have owned speakers from KEF, Monitor Audio, Magnepan, GoldenEar and others. All those speakers gave me a great deal of enjoyment, but I don’t miss any of them, now that I have your Double Impacts! Thanks so much for providing these tremendous offerings at prices that mere mortals can still afford!!!

    Mark B.

  10. User Review (store manager)

    It’s difficult putting into words just how thrilled I am with the Double Impacts, but before I get into sharing their attributes let me describe my speaker journey prior to purchasing them.

    I was an “audiophile” for over 25 years constantly searching for the ultimate system. This search started in 1980 as a college student with my first system consisting of a NAD receiver, Genesis speakers with a Dual turntable. Not bad on a limited budget. Throughout the next 20 years I owned many well respected and known brands including Vandersteen, Magnepan, Revel, Audio Research,Odyssey, Levinson and Proceed. Due to life circumstances, including moving to a new home, I went without an audio system for about 5 years until the audio bug bit again and I pulled my theater system out of the basement. I was using Magnepans across the front with two Vandersteen subs. The wife never liked the height of the Maggie’s so I went on a search for new speakers. I toured the local hi fi shops and found mostly over priced and/or underwhelming speakers. I shifted my search to the Internet and after pouring over many reviews decided to try Aperion. I returned them after one week and fortunately came across Zu Audio and Tekton Designs. After talking to Eric I decided to go with his Enzo’s and was floored by what I was hearing! How could $1,700 speakers sound so good? They filled my room with such beautiful music I soon converted to mostly two channel listening. After a few differant amp purchases I settled on the Raven Audio Blackhawk LE integrated amp and was ready for to improve upon the Enzo’s. A friend convinced me that the Magneplanar 1.7i’s were a must have. They were nice but I couldn’t live without the dynamic, real sound of the Enzo’s and after three weeks went back to them. Raven Audio voices their amps using Legacy Audio speakers and they offered me a deal on their show demo models and I thought this would be the last speakers I’d ever buy. They are amazing speakers, totally full range, seemless from top to bottom with lush midrange and airy highs…….but once again they lacked that dynamic slam I grew accustomed to with the Enzo’s. That slam that drives a drum snap right through you and jolts you upright. My next call was to Eric to order a pair of Pendragons…….until he told me about a new speaker coming up and that I could buy the very first pair made…..the Double Impacts.

    After a month with them I couldn’t be more pleased and these are my speakers for life, unless Eric comes up with something even better! They possess the best bass I’ve ever heard……deep, controlled and musical. They are seemless from top to bottom with a liquid midrange and beautiful highs that seem to float in mid air. Oh, and yes, all the dynamic slam one could ask for. Basically they are the Legacy Focus SE’s ( at $12,000/pair) with the addition of huge dynamics. To be fair, the highs on the Focus SE’s might be better, but only slightly and certainly not worth another $8,000 if you ask me. For me the Double Impacts are the perfect speaker, creating a huge wall of sound that recreates live music better than any other speaker I’ve owned. You’ll hear details you didn’t know were in your favorite music and you’ll hear them in a way that places the performers in your room. Nothing is as good as a live performance but this is as close as I’ve heard and that’s the best compliment I can give to a speaker.

    Thanks to Eric for not only making such musically real sounding speakers, but for doing so at prices that are not only affordable but at a mere fraction of what you’d have to spend to match them,

    Tom

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Professional Reviews

"[...] these are my new references. I expect anything short of a winning lotto ticket they will remain that for a long time. They are a stunning achievement in speaker design."
Steve Lefkowicz, Positive Feedback
"The level of detail without any edge or fatigue is amazing. The room was packed most of the times I dropped by as the buzz at CAF was 'have you heard how good those [...] speakers sound'."
Kemper Holt, Enjoy the Music
"The DI easily competes with speakers costing $10,000 [...] the Double Impacts are an incredible value and a must audition for listeners with an open mind and open ears."
Victor Chavira, Positive Feedback
" want to be very clear that the Double Impact is not just a great speaker at its very reasonable price. Rather, it is a reference-level speaker that will compete and actually out-class the performance of some other speakers costing thousands of dollars more, from some of the most trusted names in speakers."
Terry London, Home Theater Review
"Make no mistake, the Tekton Design DIs are among the best loudspeakers I have heard in my home, regardless of price. To say that I have become enamored of them would be only half the truth. I am also enamored of Eric's conscious decision to make products centered on music lovers who happen to not be millionaires. In my opinion he could have easily priced the DIs ten times higher."
Clement Perry, Stereo Times
"Stressing levels of detail, resolution and imaging the likes of which I expect from speakers many times their price, the Double Impacts play on both sides of the line between a "music lovers" speaker and a serious audiophile speaker."
Myles B. Astor, Positive Feedback
"The Double Impact is not just a great speaker at its very reasonable price. Rather, it is a reference-level speaker that will compete and actually out-class the performance of some other speakers costing thousands of dollars more."
Best of 2017 Awards, Home Theater Review
"I found vocals that were tightly focused and real sounding, small details like breath inhales were evident, the stage was wide and deep and the sense of hall was present in The Trinity Sessions, orchestral bass drum pressurized the room easily and drum kits had nice impact on my chest, and dynamics were startling. The presentation is forward and very live sounding..."
Kemper Holt, Enjoy The Music

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