UPDATED 7/20/19 FINAL ANALYSIS
The Tekton Enzo XLs are $1750 /pr
I purchased the Emotiva T2s for $999/pr
but now are on closeout for $799 I believe
One of my reasons last year for buying the T2s are based on this review
Here he compares the T2s vs. Tekton Pendragons which might be slightly better than my Enzo XLs or on the same page. I spoke with the owner Eric who suggested the Enzo XLs would be better for my room.
Initially I was going with the Tekton Lore's, $1k/pr
After two weeks of comparison here are my final thoughts
The Enzo XL's outclass the Emo T2s in every category except for two categories- (Imaging with Tektons a little better not by much BUT the bass with Emo T2s were better) What Im most impressed about with the Tekton's is the extreme clarity and detail this is definitely their strength. The soundstage is very good yet hard to described somewhat controlled. The highs/mids were significantly better than the T2s. I definitely think some of the professional evaluations are quite exaggerated OR their equipment running some of the Tekton models are so powerful and expensive that their sounds are very good but not the same sounds most of us would get unless we spend $10K in upgraded equipment.
Let me give you an example of what I believe is some exaggeration:
"The Enzo XLs gave me 90% of the coherence and joy of my Class A reference speakers, along with at least one additional, deeply gratifying octave of big, live-sounding, pants-flapping, room-filling bass. Unbelievably, they also gave me something like 90% of the accuracy and authority I heard from Wilson Audio's "giant robots" back in the late '80s."
I didn't experience this pants flapping room filling bass...Like I mentioned T2s provided lower and big more powerful low end.
The Enzo XLs do provide exceptional value at $1700/pr
. If debating the T2s at $999 vs. Enzo XLs at $1700, I would most definitely recommend the Enzo XLs if you listen to 50% or more music.
When you add the Tekton Center at $800 the total package comes to $2500
Obviously, I would recomment the T2/C2 package for HT more than 50% for under $1400 (full price) to save $1,000 for those on a tight budget. If you have the money to spend the Tekton's are the way to go.
Feel free to ask any other questions. I purposely didn't want to go thru some of the ridiculous exaggerated "oh my god these are best speakers I've ever heard" type statements-- I've kept my excitement down but they are really good speakers.