I got hooked on the Teaks at another table at Canjam... they had this quality of sound, that I may only hint at in words: uplifting, quickening, joyous, giddy :) If I'm listening to something and I get caught up and soar a bit, for me that's like goosebumps ;) That was the teaks, and this totally intrigued me. So ended up at the ZMF table, and also listened to the blackwoods going back forth many times. Now the blackwoods at first didn't have this euphoric energy to me, but I began to appreciate what they did really well. A bit less resonance (denser wood), a bit more rooted, earthy, yet so much goodness in detail, smoothness, agility, musicality. I ended up picking up the blackwoods, though would be really happy to also own the teaks! There is a naturalness to the Auteurs that is special. I went to can jam fully expecting to plunk down for Focal's top model, but it tends to have a bit of grain that is distracting along with all the glory of detail it offers. The Auteurs, to me, have a more refined texture, excellent detail, clarity, and it's easier to just enjoy the music. Plus the Artistry and craftsmanship, are a treasure just on it's own.