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Hey Gene,

According to other owners that have posted in the past if I recall correctly, yes, Tekton makes centers for Lores. I almost bought a Pen center so although I personally do not know I am guessing if he would do it for one set of speakers why not the other. Then again this is Eric we are talking about right so who knows but I am gathering he does smile.gif

Thanks.

I emailed and left a VM. I'll see if I get answer within the next few days.

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Sounds good Gene! If for some reason he doesn't get back to you as quickly as you like I would recommend calling Jeff at JTR and trying out Noesis. I am sure you will love those as well!

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Sounds good Gene! If for some reason he doesn't get back to you as quickly as you like I would recommend calling Jeff at JTR and trying out Noesis. I am sure you will love those as well!

Good luck!

Thanks, but the JTRs are WAY out of my budget. $1000 to upgrade my front stage is about my limit. I'm using NHT Superzeros x 5 right now. I'm actually very happy with them for both movies and music but would like something with more mid bass impact for movies (think gunshots in Zero Dark Thirty) and more volume for music, without breaking the bank.

And Klipsch are out because when I demoed them I didn't care for them at all for music.

Based on the reviews the M-lores will fit the bill nicely. I'm using an enclosed 13x14x9 theater room BTW.

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Posts #36, #40 and #68 in this thread have pics and a link of used M Lores for sale if for some reason you do not hear back from Eric. The seller Hidesertrat even commented on Zero Dark Thirty's soundtrack performance with M-Lores (post #77). I hope you are able to score a pair and hear for yourself!!

edit: Oops..sorry post #68 is only if you live in or near Ohio. My bad.
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I think you would love the m-lore,s. I have only had mine about 3 to 4 week,s I did get the 5.1 and did watch my first movie the other day a horror pic. Lot,s of boom,s and and action. Anyway with the size of my room they more than filled it up. And with my pandora cranked up i have a xpa-5 and a umc-200 music sound so much better. Ok thats all Just thought I would share with everyone now I am looking at what else I can buy to improve sound . I do have a question I am new at all of this less than a year I have dvd player less than a year old {sony} what would I gain to move up and buy a opp or something better I do listen to c.d.,s but not that much.. Thanks
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I never saw anyone post anything as to the reason why Eric won't warranty the tweeters in his speakers. Hidesertrat said that Eric wouldn't warranty his tweeters after they blew and I never read any where as to why they weren't covered.

Is there a reason why they weren't covered by warranty?

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I never saw anyone post anything as to the reason why Eric won't warranty the tweeters in his speakers. Hidesertrat said that Eric wouldn't warranty his tweeters after they blew and I never read any where as to why they weren't covered.

Is there a reason why they weren't covered by warranty?

From Eric's response, it sounds like he is saying it's user incompetence which caused the tweeter to blow and thus is not covered.
The warranty only covers workmanship errors and not normal wear and tear?
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From Eric's response, it sounds like he is saying it's user incompetence which caused the tweeter to blow and thus is not covered.
The warranty only covers workmanship errors and not normal wear and tear?

How would he even know without seeing the blown tweeter? And after that the user installed and new tweeter and hooked it up to a different amp and the second one blew too. Seems a little strange to me, how fragile are the tweeters that Eric uses in his speakers?

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I never saw anyone post anything as to the reason why Eric won't warranty the tweeters in his speakers. Hidesertrat said that Eric wouldn't warranty his tweeters after they blew and I never read any where as to why they weren't covered.

Is there a reason why they weren't covered by warranty?
If it were possible for a couple of the owners to post pictures of the crossovers, then maybe we could compare the values for the components to rule out the possibility that the tweeters failed because somehow his crossover had different value capacitors or whatever than the other owner(s).

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Only Hidesertrat can shed light on that since he is the only one to post with that issue so far. If you scroll back there has not been any other news posted after yelnatsch asked for a photo of the tweeter. Hide posted pics of his speakers that he is now selling and they look good. I am sure he will chime in and let us know what happened at some point if he feels like it.
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more "Oops..sorry"

hidesertrat has never heard of, seen, heard, or discussed "0-dark-30"

I will, however, tell you that the music/score sound track on "Life Below Zero" last week was the most in-your face, awesome TV soundtrack ever. (at least on Dish NTGEO-in 5.1)

I AM hidesertrat, and I endorse this statment... tongue.gif
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Yes, I admit to driving my Lores very loud. In fact, it seems, they sound so good, I just cannot get enough of the sound.

Is my equipment clipping, distorting? I personally do not think so. My Integra ADM 2.1 105W/CH is one clean, sweet amp.
Many years listening to too many other speakers at crazy high volumes--with only a single woofer failure--that, on a small pair of Snell monitors. Starting 1970's: Bose 901, huge Mitsubishis 3-ways. twin Carver 1.5 magnetic field amps--bi-amping, small Maggies, big Maggies, Polk SDA-SRS, VMPS Supertowers, etc.

Do I play the Lores loud? Yes, absolutely. Tweeter failure very possibly my fault.

Failure to even get the first one replaced under warranty? A questionable stance for the manufacturer to take, at best.

The reason given: Again, I once more quote--copy and paste, the official response received--here it goes, in quotes:

"Bummer! 95% of the time this type of problem is a power exposure issue and burnt or open voice coils are not covered by warranty. The good news here though is that this is replaceable diaphragm tweeter. The simplest and fastest path here would be for you to order a new diaphragm from Madisound and make the swap."

Pic of blown tweeter coils number 2 and 3 attached. Nothing to see. Some ultra fine wire under the dome--tried magnifying glass---unable to see where it is fried.
Blown tweeter number 1 was sent back to Tekton "for examination".

Draw your own conclusions, friends.
I have: Looking for other speakers that I can play as loud as I like, as in the days of old...
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Failure to even get the first one replaced under warranty? A questionable stance for the manufacturer to take, at best.

Totally agree. Not a good stance on Eric's part at all. Thanks for sharing.
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Here is a photo of the Lore grill and fastener being used by Tekton....you can buy the same fastener system from Madisound http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/grill-fasteners/peglock-grill-fastener-peg-and-socket/

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I emailed Tekton right after I placed my order on 6/11 to ask for a quote for the grill. No answer.

6/12, I emailed Tekton again asking for the wait time for my M-Lore. No answer.

6/13, I made another follow up email. So far no answer.


This pair of speaker was ordered for my brother who I offered to help him build his home theater. Flat screen and A/V receiver were ordered and expected to arrive 1 week from now.


Eric emailed me today. He kindly offered me two options - ship out the M-Lore tomorrow or do a refund.

I opted to have the speaker. I'm very excited.
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Eric emailed me today. He kindly offered me two options - ship out the M-Lore tomorrow or do a refund.

I opted to have the speaker. I'm very excited.

(2)Tracking numbers provided by Eric. It's on its way.

Thank you Eric if you are reading this....
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(2)Tracking numbers provided by Eric. It's on its way.

Thank you Eric if you are reading this....

So you ordered on 6-11-13 and they were shipped out today? 7 Days?
Ordered my Pendragons 3 weeks ago and was quoted 4-6 weeks.
How did you manage to pull of such a feet?
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Well, let's say that someone ordered speakers weeks or months ago and after being repeatedly promised they'd be shipped soon,finally gave up and cancelled his order. Then along comes a guy who orders a pair of speakers which just happen to be the same model and color that Tekton just finally wrapped up. Make sense?

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Chu Gai has it right---Had to be a cancellation
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Chu Gai has it right---Had to be a cancellation

Order status: M-Lore

6/20 : Wife just called informing me that 2 boxes arrived.

I do not think the speaker sent to me was a previous cancellation. Reason being, Eric emailed to ask me what color or finish I prefer.
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Eric emailed to ask me what color or finish I prefer.

Are you actually saying that you ordered speakers with no color preference, then HE had to email YOU to find out what color you wanted? That seems strange...
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How is it that Eric can get some speaker orders out in a matter of a couple months yet it takes other orders months and months to get out? Seems strange to me.

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How is it that Eric can get some speaker orders out in a matter of a couple months yet it takes other orders months and months to get out? Seems strange to me.
There may be a correlation WRT how the speaker was ordered. According to folks, if you place your order through the web, your account is charged while if you order by phone you pay when the order ships.
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Order status: M-Lore

6/20 : Wife just called informing me that 2 boxes arrived.

I do not think the speaker sent to me was a previous cancellation. Reason being, Eric emailed to ask me what color or finish I prefer.
Maybe. Or perhaps the box is already made and all he has to do is shoot the color.

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There may be a correlation WRT how the speaker was ordered. According to folks, if you place your order through the web, your account is charged while if you order by phone you pay when the order ships.
Maybe. Or perhaps the box is already made and all he has to do is shoot the color.

I think this is the correct assessment.

We took it out of the box for inspection. It was packed very well with thick styrofoam surrounding all sides of the speaker.

We definitely need the speaker grille though. Ordering one....
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Are you actually saying that you ordered speakers with no color preference, then HE had to email YOU to find out what color you wanted? That seems strange...

Ordered online with the color choice of "black satin". I think Eric is giving me the additional options if I wanted in a different color finish.
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I know the Lores and MLores are a little different from each other; nevertheless....here is a picture on my Lores in satin black...one with the grill on and one with the grill off. I personally prefer the look with the grills on and I can't say that I notice any difference in sound either way.

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