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RE: I'm a relative innocent, so

I've had a pair of Lores for about a year and a half now. Unbelievably good speakers for the money. When I bought them I'd just purchased a house and didn't have the pile of money available that I thought I'd have to spend to get speakers I'd be happy with. Took a chance on the Lores, figuring they'd hold me over for a while until I could get some "better" speakers. Well, I have the money now, but still have the Lores and have no desire to replace them. I tweaked out the crossovers (same component values, just higher quality parts), replaced the wiring with Neotech PCOCC copper, and put in some Cardas binding posts. The few minor quibbles I had went away with those mods and took the performance up several more notches. The speakers were just fine in stock form, but I can never leave well enough alone. :) I'm driving them with 20 watts (Art Jota using KR 300BXLS tubes), and they'll play stupid loud with no signs I'm sucking the Jota dry. If you decide to get a pair, just be aware that they sound supremely and incredibly nasty right out of the box. The treble will rip your ears to shreds, there's no bass, and the midrange sounds like an AM transistor radio. Really. 20 hours with some decent volume and the nasties go away, and after about 50 hours they start to open up and get in the groove. Took mine probably around 200 hours to fully settle in.

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