Review: Tekton Design Ulfberhts
- Made under U.S. Patent 9247339 with multiple new patents pending
- Proprietary 4-way loudspeaker design
- Ultra-linear frequency response with ±.5dB deviation from 70Hz-20kHz
- Simple and elegant minimum phase (single crossover element) mid-range and tweeter
- Ultra-linear, entirely time-invariant minimum-phase mid-range section
- Proprietary patent pending 15 dome radiating hybrid MTM high frequency array
- Patented 4 gram total moving mass dual 7 tweeter poly-cell midrange array
- Four 7" mid-bass patented 'overtone & harmonic' bass transducers
- Dual 12" woofers
- 99dB [email protected] sensitivity
- 4 Ohm design for optimum performance
- 20Hz-30kHz frequency response
- 1000 Watt power handling
- Weight 225 lbs
- Height 77.0" (195.58 cm) x Width 16.0" (40.64 cm) x Depth 17.0" (43.18 cm)
- Includes eight speaker spikes, hardwood floor footers available separately
- Manufactured in the USA
Regarding the BlueSound Node 2I, remember, high-resolution audio is by no means required. However, avoid lower-bit-rate MP3s and the like. And, know that hi-res and “audiophile” recordings—whether digital file, CD, or LP—are more likely (though hardly certain) to feature production values that are more lifelike and utilize a wider dynamic range. Either way, I'll audition these speakers using the type of music I actually listen; a speaker that sounds great on a woodwind quintet means little if I’ve no idea what an unamplified bassoon, French horn, or oboe really sounds like. In other words, I'm pointing to my experiences after having listened to pianos, various stringed, or percussion instruments in real life. The unamplified instrument is the very reference that's desirable to replicate.
Let's continue this review from the Prologue with a slight transformation as I found remaining silent or holding my tongue less than desirable. For the mighty Ulfberhts say, "Hold your tongue and we will take it from you!" In attempts to convey the glory do unto the mighty Ulfs lemme caution myself and speak as accurately and truthfully as I can.
The following are dialogues which are unfolding in the "Tekton Design Speakers Worldwide Owners Group" on this particular article. I cannot emphasize enough how great this group is to those looking for information from those having lived with or experiencing Tekton Design products for extended periods of time.
From the Tribe of Lore Reference, Nicholas asks, "That's a lot of firepower for that room! Do you have the 4-10s crossed over at the same frequency the 12"s are crossed over at in the Ulfs?"
From the Tribe of Ulfberht: William responds, "I'm actually not sure where the 12s crosses over in the Ulfs and suspect they may be different than the MOABS because of the lack of midbass drivers. I suspect the MOABS may extend higher because of the lack thereof. Perhaps someone else may chime in and answer the question in the below article response? I'd definitely use the information in this write up. To answer your question I've settled w/ a low pass crossover for both 4-10s at 80hz and they are also high passed at 16hz. The main Ulfs are high passed above 16hz. For fire discipline I'm analyzing the in room frequency response through a visual optic or graph like interface made possible through a MiniDsp and Dirac Live 3 software. The below shows "group 3 blues" which are the targeted subwoofers.
The upper frequency response being made flat to answer your question is more ideal to my ears. I had replaced the stock softdome Scanspeak tweeters w/ their BE Illuminator series. After break in the new tweeters became rather too hot .... think of a hot mic which is overly sensitive. Female artist such as Norah Jones and Diana Krall began sounding as though they had a "lisssssp" which sizzled. The MiniDSP or Dirac Live 3 room correction remedied this too."