Now that Thiel is no longer. I am exploring the idea of trading in my 3.6s while they are in peak working condition and move onto a company that is currently producing product.\nI have been searching for something that has similar bang for the buck audio credentials. I do not have the $20 k for the Wilson's or B&W models I would like to replace them with. Budget is $10.5 k. There is a lot to choose from in this category but to be frank I do not like spending money on any speaker that cannot get down to 25 hertz. I do not have room for sub nor like sub sat type of setups. God I miss the days of Dunlavy where speaker manufactures were not afraid to make a big speaker that could put out some bass. Full range for me the primary criteria. I am exploring systems that can get in there and reproduce a 16hz organ note. I like Bach's organ fugues so I want bass output that makes the house rattle.\n\nI am a bass head. I listen not only to Organ music, but also Bass centered Jazz, like Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller. Primarily listen to Heavy Metal\/Rock band like Elysion, Evanescence, Lacuna Coil, Unsum etc. Also I like world music like Japanese Taiko Drum, Electronic, Dance, and Dubstep. There are also listening sessions with singer song writer stuff, acoustic guitar, and chamber music.\n\nSpeaker cannot be over 15 1\/2 inches wide. Can work fairly well being close to the wall. Have decent spousal acceptance. I have not made any decision yet. Of all the things I like and don't like in a speaker, I do not expect that there is the perfect one. However, with all the advances made in last decade or so, I do expect to find an over achieving big bang for the buck product.\n\nOne brand I have keen interested in but no way to audition is the Tekton Double Impact SE.\nIt is intriguing because at $6500.00 a pair they are very friendly on my budget, and offer the frequency range I am looking for. Anybody have experience with it and can give some insight to their clarity and detail?\n\nThe concern I have is that with 11 drivers how do the Tektons fair in terms of reliability? (I ask this because they seem to use drivers made out of cheaper materials compared to the brands I am looking at. IE Doped Paper Cones instead of Kevlar) In addition, with so many of them installed has any one had issue with them failing.\nWill they offer the resolution and inner detail I am looking for. Which is why I am looking at B&W and Legacy product. I do not expect that they will sound the same, but will they bring out the inner nuance of a singer's\/musician's performance? I am used to Thiel's after all, and do not want to take a step backwards on resolution.\nIn short, these thing look like they are done on the cheap, and scare me a bit.\nTherefor I could use any insights on how decent a product they are compared to the offerings I have noted below. Especially since I would have purchase them unseen and unheard.\n\nThe second questions I have, is of the locally available speaker I am most leaning towards. Has anyone have insights on the Golden Ear Triton reference? If I move forward with those instead of the Tekton's would I be missing an opportunity to obtain something that can perform equally well for $6500.00 with no tax versus significantly more expensive system?\nIs there something else I should consider? (Recommendation needs to get down below 25 hz.)\n\nPertinent detail:\nAmplification used is an BAT VK500.\n\nNotes on brands I have listened to so far:\nB&W 804:\nMy bride hates the look\nGreat midrange, upper bass, and airy treble.\nRich and velvety\nDoes not move enough air to give me the punch I am looking for.\n\nLegacy Audio Focus SE.\nHighest Spousal acceptance factor.\nCrisp effervescent sound.\nPlenty of bass.\nLots of air and inner detail\nBass and treble are very prominent and seem to be more forward than the midrange.\nHeaviest at 139 lbs.\nThe finish I want is out of budget.\nMost expensive choice.\n\nLegacy Signature SE.\nSound a lot like my Thiel's\nAlmost exactly the same size an weight as my Thiel will fit in my space without issues.\nBass is tight fast and clean but does not hit with the same impact the Focus does.\nIs it a step up from the Thieles or will they be more of the same?\n\nGolden Ear Triton reference.\nSpouse not so exited about the looks. Leary of the tall size. They are OK\nMost neutral offering that I have heard so far.\nAiry treble, clean midrange, authorative bass.\nNot as punchy and dynamic as the Focus.\nCrisp presentation while not being so bubbly\nIt will be a hassle to run power cables along with speaker wire.\nSince they are the thinnest of the lot will fit well in my narrow space.\n\n\nThanks all for your time and trouble.