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Finally Taking The Tekton Lore Plunge

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Posted on February 16, 2017 at 19:28:04
jaydacus
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I've been researching, considering, and contemplating these speakers for about 7 years now. I have finally decided to just do it and in a most unexpected way. I'll actually be making the trek from Oregon to Orem, Utah to pick up a pair directly from the factory as part of a 4 day vacation. Will post the results after I get back on 3-6.

 

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RE: Finally Taking The Tekton Lore Plunge , posted on February 16, 2017 at 20:12:43
Bill the K
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You are a great guy. Please post your impressions at the earliest. You will be listening to all the Tektons I am sure.

Cheers
Bill

 

RE: Finally Taking The Tekton Lore Plunge , posted on February 17, 2017 at 08:35:11
Mick Wolfe
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Both the Lore and M-Lore are excellent value speakers. A great choice for the music lover whose musical tastes are wide and varied. Can be driven with about any tube or solid state amp as well. Low powered amps are welcome. My friend currently drives his Lores with a Mini Watt. That said, he's had more exciting results from a Line Magnetic 518ia or JOB 225.

 

RE: Finally Taking The Tekton Lore Plunge , posted on February 17, 2017 at 13:21:13
freddyi
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I wonder if the current Eminence B102 vs a custom version was chosen perhaps as it could balance well without baffle step compensation - ? (that's an expensive tweeter he uses)

note the in-room comparison below of the original B102 from some years back vs the current version, with each in a "Druid" sized narrow pipe


Karlson Evangelist

 

RE: Finally Taking The Tekton Lore Plunge , posted on February 17, 2017 at 15:21:03
PotatoJunkie
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You won't regret it!
Got my Lore Reference in October and paired them with a Rogue Sphinx and have been in audio heaven since.
Probably have over 300 hrs on them now and loving them. And on top of that
Eric was awesome to deal with.
Enjoy!

 

RE: Finally Taking The Tekton Lore Plunge , posted on February 17, 2017 at 15:39:05
jaydacus
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Might not be the trip to the Willy Wonka Speaker Factory that one might dream about.

Talked to Eric and these were the ground rules:

NO PICTURES!!!

He would be willing to demo a set of speakers, but it would be a very short demo as he is running a business, not a hi fi night club. He said he was just going by past experience. Also I can come by pretty much any time(except Sunday because he has church....well it is Utah) to pick up speakers, but if a want to get a demo I would need to schedule that and he tends to do those at night.

I will be able to pick up the speakers on Saturday, but it would have to be later in the day as Saturday is his busiest day....Maybe there are people less committed to church that could build on Sunday?......no no its Utah.

Still looking forward to at least meeting the closest living person we have to Paul Klipsch and maybe maybe if I ask really nicely and catch him in a good mood, get at least a 2 minute tour. You never know. Either way I will leave with some great speakers.

 

RE: Finally Taking The Tekton Lore Plunge , posted on February 23, 2017 at 15:17:11
jaydacus
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UPDATE

Decided to cancel the trip to Utah due to weather concerns.

Ordered the speakers and provided CC info on 2-21-17

Eric said he would get them shipped in a day or two.

As of today, the money has yet to be taken out.

Hope it all works out. I would not be concerned except that I have read many horror stories about people ordering these speakers and then waiting weeks to months and a few being refunded and essentially being told to piss off after waiting months.

Will keep you updated for better or for worse.

 

RE: Finally Taking The Tekton Lore Plunge , posted on February 23, 2017 at 16:07:43
PotatoJunkie
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I think the horror stories are a thing of the past, he had some issues which he relates to in his website blog.
He shipped mine very quickly, I had one in less than a week and fedex lost the other for a few days but it too arrived safe and sound.
He was a pleasure to deal with, very quick responses to any questions I had.

Mine sounded amazing right out of the box and continue to improve.

 

RE: Finally Taking The Tekton Lore Plunge , posted on February 24, 2017 at 15:23:33
jaydacus
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Called today to get an update......

Eric said they are all over it and they will ship "soon".

Then he said his CNC guy cut the hole the wrong size and he has to repaint, eh start over with a new speaker, but not to worry they will be perfect and he will be shipping them "soon". Not inspiring confidence here.

Will check back next Friday.

 

RE: Finally Taking The Tekton Lore Plunge , posted on February 24, 2017 at 20:23:00
rotarius
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Good luck! Like you said, he has a history. There are plenty of nice speakers out there in that price range. I would cancel if I were you.

 

RE: Finally Taking The Tekton Lore Plunge , posted on February 27, 2017 at 15:11:59
jaydacus
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Finally got charged and received a tracking number today. They are suppose to be here on 3-1. Yay. Will give you my impressions and eventually post a full review. Strangely there are no reviews for the Lore yet.

 

RE: Finally Taking The Tekton Lore Plunge , posted on March 2, 2017 at 19:51:17
jaydacus
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They're here!

They got held up by weather, but they only came a day later then I expected.

Initial impressions. Very positive. Like what I'm hearing so far. I have read in multiple locations that they need 30-50 hours to really hit their peak, especially the bass.

Definitely hearing that live sound that people keep talking about. One thing that I not seen mentioned is the fact that they have paper cones. Something you don't see anymore. The paper definitely sounds different then the more common poly-carbonate. In a good way. Some people had reported harshness. Not hearing that. Played the harshest music I could find. Sounded smooth, present, highly listenable, I'm out of adjectives here. Loving them so far.

 

RE: Finally Taking The Tekton Lore Plunge , posted on March 16, 2017 at 19:24:40
willsw
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How are you liking them with a bit more time? I picked up some used m-Lores a few months ago and have just replaced them with a pair of Lore-S (the Lore with upgraded drivers) from my local Craigslist and am extremely happy running them from an Elekit TU-8200. A very nice step up from the m-Lore.
I've also had several conversations with Eric, and I think every phone call ends with "OK, I need to put another coat of paint on right now," so it seems like he's just very busy.

 

RE: Finally Taking The Tekton Lore Plunge , posted on March 17, 2017 at 23:23:20
jaydacus
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Yeah loving them more every day. Those drivers are really starting to open up more and give me some great sound. I'm convinced that there is nothing else to be had for $1000 that would sound any better. 90% of the detail of horns without that icepick to the eardrum feeling during certain passages.

While I would give the speakers an "A", I would give Eric an "F" for customer service. 2 weeks out and I'm still waiting on the grills. Eric emailed me and called last weekend to let me know the speakers would be ready to ship soon. I called him back and let him know that I already had speakers, just waiting on grills. Hew said he was working on them. Not a word since.

 

RE: Finally Taking The Tekton Lore Plunge , posted on March 22, 2017 at 09:33:57
bradluke0
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I have had my lore's for a few years now and couldn't be happier . I am going to upgrade to the brilliance in grey sometime very soon . I have spoken with Eric a few times and he has always answered the phone . I would give him a bit of a break as he is a 1 man show .

 

RE: Finally Taking The Tekton Lore Plunge , posted on March 24, 2017 at 23:15:50
jaydacus
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Yeah I know. Every time I talk to him he doesn't seem to know if he is coming or going. He said that he refuses to hire help to keep his prices reasonable. He did finally send the grills yesterday. Really love the speakers. They have such an open and full sound.

 

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