What we know about the measurement:

Tekton Troubadour is a passive floorstanders that cost around 1000 USD for a pair.

  • Quality of the measurement data is high.
  • Origin of the data is ErinsAudioCorner.
  • Format of the data is generated by a Klippel NFS .
  • Sensitivity: 86.9dB (avg. 100Hz-1kHz for 2.83V estimated at 1m)
  • -3dB (resp. -6db) point v.s. reference is at 52.7Hz (resp. 45.4Hz).
  • Reference level is normalised to 0.1dB computed over the frequency range [300.0Hz, 5000.0Hz].
  • Frequency deviation is 1.9dB over the same frequency range.
  • Directivity
    • Horizontal directivity is (-60.0°, 30.0°) between 1kHz and 10kHz. Angle computed for +/-6dB.
    • Vertical directivity is (-30.0°, 30.0°) between 1kHz and 10kHz. Angle computed for +/-6dB.
  • Tonality (Preference) Score
    • Tonality (Preference) Score is 5.54 and would be 7.56 with a perfect subwoofer.
      • Details: NBD: ON 0.365, LW 0.32, SP 0.328, PIR 0.273; SM: SP0.789, PIR0.691; LFQ 0.785, LFX 42Hz
    • Tonality (Preference) Score is 6.66 with an EQ and would be 8.43 with a perfect subwoofer and the same EQ.
      • Details: NBD: ON 0.305, LW 0.254, SP 0.323, PIR 0.235; SM: SP0.93, PIR0.955; LFQ 0.785, LFX 37Hz
  • Link to original Review: eac review. Links to other reviews: yt review .
  • Vendor specifications:
    • Size
      • Width 533mm
      • Height 533mm
      • Depth 228 mm)
    • Weight 14.5 kg
Tekton Troubadour
AutomaticEQ (IIR)
Set preamp gain to: -3.2dB.
Type Freq Q Gain
3 40.0 1.34 2.57
3 62.0 1.5 -0.63
3 235.0 0.26 2.6
3 321.0 1.67 -2.39
3 1161.0 1.27 -1.97
3 1823.0 1.8 1.2
3 3525.0 0.8 -2.05
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These EQ optimise the Harman score and is a good start for far field listening like in your living room.

Tekton Troubadour filters_auto_eq

AutomaticEQ

Tekton Troubadour filters_eq_full

Target v.s. EQ

Tekton Troubadour
AutomaticEQ LW (IIR)
Set preamp gain to: -2.9dB.
Type Freq Q Gain
3 46.0 3.0 2.04
3 149.0 0.44 2.35
3 310.0 3.0 -1.45
3 643.0 1.91 1.98
3 2023.0 1.17 2.99
3 2094.0 0.31 -2.58
3 15150.0 0.25 2.99
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These EQ optimise for a flat listening window and is a good start for near field listening like on your desk.

Tekton Troubadour: comparison between EQs
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Comparison betweens various EQs

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Improvements made by EQ

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