Our Range

Our Range

Designed and made in Aotearoa New Zealand

I’m horribly biased but these speakers SOUND GREAT. These would satisfy me sonically for the rest of my life.

David Kilgour

We love our Tex Tone speakers. They look beautiful in our new home.

Graham Cockroft & Luana D’Appollonio

We wanted something that looked great as well as having amazing sound quality. Tex Tones are things of beauty. And the sound quality is sublime.

Andrea Thompson

Saturday night playing it loud. Bliss! These speakers are the gift that keeps on giving…..

Ian Stewart

Have yet to find something from my music collection that doesn’t sound at least ten times better than my old speakers. They are both sonically and aesthetically beautiful.

Ged Taylor

Tex Tone Classic Speakers

Tex Tone Classic speakers were the first model designed and crafted by Tex and are his signature model.

These front-ported speakers have a 6.5” woofer with a low resonant frequency (Fs) of 29Hz, resulting in a very impressive bass response. The ring dome tweeters are in an offset position and the front edges of the cabinet are rounded, providing excellent stereo imaging. These speakers are exceptional both sonically and visually.

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Tex Tone Classic Speakers

Tex Tone Classic speakers were the first model designed and crafted by Tex and are his signature model.

These front-ported speakers have a 6.5” woofer with a low resonant frequency (Fs) of 29Hz, resulting in a very impressive bass response. The ring dome tweeters are in an offset position and the front edges of the cabinet are rounded, providing excellent stereo imaging. These speakers are exceptional both sonically and visually.

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Classic Specifications

Sensitivity – 87dB (2.83V/1m)

Impedance – 8 Ohms nominal

Frequency response – 45Hz to 20Khz  +/- 3dB

Recommended power rating – 50 to 150 Watts

Design – 2-way bass reflex, front ported

Crossover point – 1.8 Khz

Crossover topology – Hybrid asymmetrical

Woofer – 6.5” Neo magnet

Tweeter – 1” Ring radiator

Dimensions – 432h x 264w x 320d (mm) 17h x 10.4w x 12.6d (in)

Weight – 9.8kg/21.5lbs

Covers – Circular magnetic covers are provided for each driver

Tex Tone Console Speakers

The Tex Tone Console speakers are Tex’s response to interest from customers in smaller bookshelf speakers with a similar sonic signature to the Tex Tone Classics. They feature a 5″ mid/woofer and ring radiator tweeter in a rear ported reflex design. The chamfered front edges make these speakers very distinctive.

As well as having excellent sonic detail, the Tex Tone Consoles are striking contemporary pieces of furniture. Like the Tex Tone Classics and Tex Tone Art speakers, the Tex Tone Consoles will make both your living space and spirits soar!

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Tex Tone Console Speakers

The Tex Tone Console speakers are Tex’s response to interest from customers in smaller bookshelf speakers with a similar sonic signature to the Tex Tone Classics. They feature a 5″ mid/woofer and ring radiator tweeter in a rear ported reflex design. The chamfered front edges make these speakers very distinctive.

As well as having excellent sonic detail, the Tex Tone Consoles are striking contemporary pieces of furniture. Like the Tex Tone Classics and Tex Tone Art speakers, the Tex Tone Consoles will make both your living space and spirits soar!

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Console Specifications

Sensitivity – 87dB (2.83V/1m)

Impedance – 8 Ohms nominal

Frequency response – 50Hz to 20Khz  +/- 3dB

Recommended power rating – 50 to 150 Watts

Design – 2-way bass reflex, rear ported

Crossover point – 2.2 Khz

Crossover topology – Hybrid asymmetrical

Woofer – 5.0” Neo magnet

Tweeter – 1” Ring radiator

Dimensions – 320h x 202w x 252d (mm) 12.6h x 7.9w x 9.9d (in)

Weight – 6.2kg/13.7lbs each

Covers – Circular magnetic covers are provided for each driver

Tex Tone Art Speakers

Tex Tone Art speakers are a collaboration between Tex Tone and some of New Zealand’s treasured artists and musicians, featuring spectacular one-off designs. 

They share the shape, components and specifications of the Tex Tone Classics with the special addition of unique and extraordinary artworks.

Artists included are Chris Knox, David Kilgour, Nicola McLaren and Robert Scott.

Tex Tone Art Speakers

Tex Tone Art speakers are a collaboration between Tex Tone and some of New Zealand’s treasured artists and musicians, featuring spectacular one-off designs. 

They share the shape, components and specifications of the Tex Tone Classics with the special addition of unique and extraordinary artworks.

Artists included are Chris Knox, David Kilgour, Nicola McLaren and Robert Scott.

The Tex Tones have taken our sound system to a whole new level. We had good speakers before but these have transformed the experience of putting music on. They are just brilliant.

Jenny Keate

I can’t believe how good my Tex Tone speakers sound. Warm and accurate. And they look great!

Malcolm Black – NZ Music Legend (1961 – 2019)

Right from the outset it was obvious these speakers were something special – every track brought surprises. It’s a shock to hear detail that just isn’t present in other systems. Beautifully finished and eye-catching, they definitely have to be heard to be believed.

Matthew Trbuhovic

Tex Tones are amazing, they create incredible separation and depth of sound. One of the first things I heard was some Bowie and it sounded like he was standing in front of me in the room with the band behind him. Stunning. I’ve been rediscovering my whole music collection.

Nick Sampson

On hearing the speakers for the first time, the impact was immediate and astounding. I had never experienced music reproduced with such clarity and definition before.

Nicola McLaren

Bespoke Stands

A purpose-built stand for the Classic and Art speakers allows them to be positioned perfectly in your listening space.

Tex Tone stands are made of powder coated aluminium and are designed to complement your new speakers.

The stands’ front ‘legs’ can be filled with sand or any other filler material of your choice.

The hollow rear pipe can be used for cable management and each stand has 4 M8 threaded holes for speaker spikes. Using speaker spikes, especially on carpeted floors, greatly increases stability and can result in better imaging and tighter bass. Each set of speaker stands comes with 8 stainless steel spikes.

What makes Tex Tone speakers so good?

The aesthetic design and remarkable sound are the result of years of R&D.

BEAUTIFUL DESIGN

The first thing that strikes you about Tex Tones is the unique shape and stacked plywood design. The boxes feature layers of 18mm Baltic Birch plywood, CNC routed into one-piece shapes. The wood is cut locally and the different layers are then hand assembled by Tex. The Classic design has the layers stacked on top of each other giving height to the box, while the Console has the layers stacked side by side providing depth. Their shape and smooth finish make them way more tactile than your standard box speaker. People want to touch them – even hug them!

UNIQUE CONSTRUCTION

Having no corner joints and being curved makes for a very strong structure with reduced resonance. Inside, the boxes are damped and braced, while outside the finish is sleek and streamlined. The curved shape also dissipates sound waves randomly, reducing standing waves and flutter echoes inherent in most parallel wall designs.

COMBINATION OF COMPONENTS

The drivers in each design are specially chosen to complement each other. All speaker drivers are state of the art and the crossovers feature high quality air-core inductors and polyproplyene capacitors imported from Europe.

AN EXCITING NEW LISTENING EXPERIENCE

The resulting sound is vibrant, immersive and dynamic. People hearing Tex Tones for the first time are always amazed when music they know well is brought to life through an exciting new listening experience.

Where to buy Tex Tone speakers

Tex Tone speakers are available directly from this site or from the following excellent retailers:

Relics HiFi – Dunedin – 82 St Andrew St, Dunedin Central, Dunedin 9016, ph 64 3 4257711

Soundhaus by Schuler – Napier – 104 Dickens St, Napier, NZ 4110, ph 0800 soundhaus

Turned On Audio – Auckland – 280 Onehunga Mall, Onehunga, Auckland, NZ 1061, ph 64 9 6221233