Although this thread shows there are some unhappy people...mostly with tekton' s service, there are a lot of people that love their loudspeakers...so, why not call them and see if they have any available stock.
Otherwise, check out the home theater shack review and shoot out of under $1 k speakers..they really liked the Arx 5 and the Martin Logan motion 12. Neither is as efficient as the lore...but not terribly inefficient either.
I understand that things have changed a lot as his cabinet man left and Eric became inundated with business as word got around about these gems of speakers. We have the Lores.
They are some of the best speakers we have ever owned (that's out of 17 pairs). They have become our main speakers, replacing some much more expensive brands. We are using Cary manufactured equipment with Pangea power cords and Nordost and other high end interconnects, all running on PS Audio power cleaners, with a Vortexbox streaming the music.
I don't know why Eric has become less than polite from the stories I hear. I think his workload has become very stressful. I think he is making a mistake expanding his product line into cinema and not offering some of the upgrades on the Lores that he used to. I wish we could have afforded the upgraded capacitors, but after paying for the speakers and the wood finish, we were tapped out on our speaker budget.
I am considering the Lores, but after reading this thread not so sure. Does anyone know when
this was posted on the Tekton site? Has he taken the steps to remedy his production problems?
Fellow Audiophiles and Music Lovers,
We at Tekton Design are ecstatic with the progress and growth that has come upon us in these past few months. It seems as though more and more are beginning to experience the transcendent thrill of pure, unbridled music and sound. It has always been our purpose to provide the best quality loudspeakers so to bring you, the listener, and the artist closer together. We are pleased to confirm that we continue with the same pledge and mission. It is quite clear that the future holds great promise.
Along the same lines we are aware that, as we continue to grow and expand, there are certain growing pains that must be endured. This was anticipated. Our main priority has always and will always be: the bliss felt by each owner of Tekton Design speakers as they enjoy the experience of multi-award winning audio designs. We take pride in each component and variable of our work and seek to provide the very best for all.
Therefore, we have made arrangements to better our services so that communication and logistics run as smoothly as possible. Talented artists, craftsmen, and apprentices have been recruited and specific jobs appointed so that production can be run more efficiently and time can be allocated appropriately. With the increase of demand, we have stepped up to the plate and increased our resources to satisfy on all levels. We accept accountability for any perceived miscommunications and occasional “longer than expected” lead times that occurred due to the influx of orders. We are grateful for the appreciation and praise that we have received on account of Tekton Design’s innovative, inspired, and leading-edge products . We humbly thank all for your patience and loyalty as we continue to smooth out the rough edges and allow all the privilege of hearing music as we believe it should be heard.
President & CEO
Tekton Design, LLC
Having now owned a pair of Lores for 11 months, I can tell you that if you do decide to go this direction and you want a "live music presentation" with depth, scale, punch and detail, the Lores will do the job.... and they are really easy to drive! Recognize that that all of the Tekton speaker are made in relatively small batches and so it may take 3 weeks and it may take 8 weeks depending how many orders they have on hand...either way, they are worth the wait. If you want grills, then be sure to specify up front that the grills must ship with the speakers. Every now and then, you will see a pair of Lores on Audion or ebay...but they rarely have the grills and they usually command a pretty good price.
One more thing...my sense is that Tekton has sold thousands and thousands of speakers with only a very few complaints noted on the forums...so that, along with the relative few being resold and the high resale price speak to what I suspect is the fact that Eric has a lot of satisfied customers
Could anyone please advise what the exact model of the 10" transducer used in the Lore's?
I'm looking to replace this part as one of mine is producing a crackling sound that I believe is coming from the transducer.
I've confirmed the problem exists with one speaker only, if I shift all balance to left it's crackles, all to right and it's fine.
I've replaced the speaker cable & since it can't be a source problem (all is fine when going through the right speaker) I assume it's must be a damaged part in the left speaker.
FYI I brought these second hand & live in Australia so part replacement seems like my best bet, feel free to add any other suggestions if I'm missing something.
If the crackling sound stays with the speaker when you switch the speaker wires, then before you go buying a new driver, the problem may be a poor/intermittent connection from the crossover to the driver. I don't know how the attachment is made but if it's just a removable connector, just take it off and on a couple of times clean the oxide buildup.
I removed the driver but was unable to remove the internal wiring as it was soldered on, however when screwing the driver back into the cabinet I noticed that one of the scews didnt quite catch, I packed the hole and scewed it in tight and now it's all sorted
Must have been air leakage that I confused for crackling.
I'm stoked it's fixed
Thanks for the assistance.