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post #1351 of 1749
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Originally Posted by RMK! View Post

Of course I would be happy to demo the Noesis for NB67 but he is in So Cal and I'm in the other California tongue.gifwink.gif. Too bad because a comparo of the Pens and the Noesis 212's would be interesting and fun. Looks like that might be happening if Mr. Bean allows his Pens to go out on a play-date to the park this month. cool.gif

Well I did say road trip in my post!....lol biggrin.gif
post #1352 of 1749
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Originally Posted by RMK! View Post

Of course I would be happy to demo the Noesis for NB67 but he is in So Cal and I'm in the other California tongue.gifwink.gif. Too bad because a comparo of the Pens and the Noesis 212's would be interesting and fun. Looks like that might be happening if Mr. Bean allows his Pens to go out on a play-date to the park this month. cool.gif

Hmmm, you're up in Sacramento. Wow, that would be one hell of a road trip for me to haul my pens 400+ miles up there. But still , it would be fun to do some A/b testing.
post #1353 of 1749
FYI,
Just noticed a new updated Tekton website.
http://www.tektondesign.com/
post #1354 of 1749
They just came out with the M-Lore bookshlves for $625.00, Nice. Goodluck ever getting them though LOL.
Edited by NAIM101 - 10/8/13 at 1:19am
post #1355 of 1749
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Originally Posted by NAIM101 View Post

They just came out with the M-Lore bookshlves for $625.00, Nice. Goodluck ever getting them though LOL.

And don't order them with grills!....LOL
post #1356 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Soundman5000 View Post

FYI,
Just noticed a new updated Tekton website.
http://www.tektondesign.com/

They have a notice that they will be doing maintenance 10/2-10/3... they should update that (still: ahead of Seaton's site)
Also: I abhor compulsory music.
post #1357 of 1749
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Originally Posted by jbrown15 View Post

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Originally Posted by NAIM101 View Post

They just came out with the M-Lore bookshlves for $625.00, Nice. Goodluck ever getting them though LOL.

And don't order them with grills!....LOL

Ok all...I said I would eat crow if I got my grills. I got my grills in a little over 13 months but I am not willing to eat the whole bird.

I have my grills but my last call into Tekton was very, very stressful and extremely upsetting but for me is all in the past now.


FYI, I was told the Wilson style grills are to be available in a few days and are being outsourced. However, he told me he would stop his speaker production run that day and make my grills.

I did suggest that he simply remove the grill option on his site and not offer grills but I did not get the feeling he liked my idea. However, I don't see grill options on his new site?

My suggestion to any prospective buyer... just buy his speakers without grills if you want Tekton.

Thinking I now may move on and audiogon or eBay my Pens.










Edited by Soundman5000 - 10/8/13 at 7:08pm
post #1358 of 1749
You only got them because you were persistent. also nice staple job, I think he should outsource as well or forget about them altogether.
post #1359 of 1749
I wonder if that had anything to do with me refusing to order a 5.0 pendragon kit last weekend until Soundman5000 got his grills ;-) I asked Eric a few specific "audit" type questions I needed answers to before being comfortable ordering after all this past year of drama, but he pretty much dodged them all, ah well. My interest has passed anyway, hello JTR!
post #1360 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Sadus View Post

I wonder if that had anything to do with me refusing to order a 5.0 pendragon kit last weekend until Soundman5000 got his grills ;-) I asked Eric a few specific "audit" type questions I needed answers to before being comfortable ordering after all this past year of drama, but he pretty much dodged them all, ah well. My interest has passed anyway, hello JTR!

You can't go wrong with JTR!
post #1361 of 1749
Glad you finally got your grills, Soundman. So, since you've dealt with Eric for so long, how would you rate his customer service on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being woefully inept and 10 being pathetically abysmal?
post #1362 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Chu Gai View Post

Glad you finally got your grills, Soundman. So, since you've dealt with Eric for so long, how would you rate his customer service on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being woefully inept and 10 being pathetically abysmal?

Ha ha...Chu Cai, you're a trip! I would love to have lunch with you one day just to chat!

Anyhow, at my ripe old age of 47 I have only experienced such stressful business transactions 2 other times in the past. One was with a computer repair shop and one was with an import ( Mercedes) car repair center.
Both took me calling the police to get my computer and my car back.

I now drive a Dodge and do all my own computer repairs.

All I can say based on my personal experience is simply don't order grills. Had I never done that I would have had no issues but boy a grill opened a can of nightmare for me.


I have been made whole and I am thankful for that. I can say in good faith that the speakers do sound fantastic and are built very well and I think most folks will love the sound but this was not a good experience for me.

Over time we will continue to see the reports from customers and in time I hope any negative will turn to all positive; Time will tell... Someone dropping a few grand on speakers need to do some homework and understand the risk involved and this website is wonderful for that!

After spending over $2,500 I feel I kinda have a vested interest in Tekton and hope he comes out on top and I do wish him all the best!
Edited by Soundman5000 - 10/9/13 at 1:29pm
post #1363 of 1749
Well I hope you enjoy them and you can look at it in the sense you now have a collector's item. After all, how many people have grills?
post #1364 of 1749
I don't want to pick on your photography skills - but is the picture from front on just a washed out shot - or are the grills this ugly? Maybe there was a reason Eric wasn't sending grills . The view from the top looks great - the one from front on - does not.

Thanks for posting pictures - and thanks for the update on the grills.
post #1365 of 1749
That grill was made by someone who was pissed off.
post #1366 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Inspectr View Post

That grill was made by someone who was pissed off.

Ya think?

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Originally Posted by daneckert View Post

I don't want to pick on your photography skills - but is the picture from front on just a washed out shot - or are the grills this ugly? Maybe there was a reason Eric wasn't sending grills . The view from the top looks great - the one from front on - does not.

Thanks for posting pictures - and thanks for the update on the grills.

Low light and a iPhone...Not a good mix. Just black grill cloth...The other pics reflect the actual color.
post #1367 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Soundman5000 View Post

Ya think?
Low light and a iPhone...Not a good mix. Just black grill cloth...The other pics reflect the actual color.

LOL.... personally I would have been more critical of the white receptacle and black cover plate then I would have been on the pictures you posted!!...lol tongue.gif
post #1368 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Soundman5000 View Post

Ya think?
Low light and a iPhone...Not a good mix. Just black grill cloth...The other pics reflect the actual color.

LOL.... personally I would have been more critical of the white receptacle and black cover plate then I would have been on the pictures you posted!!...lol tongue.gif

You got me....I have four outlets across that wall. Honestly, In 2 of them I have the PS audio Power Port Premier outlets with all the crazy thick AC cables and such and was trying to save a $ on the jacks that I did not use for audio as they are $95 each. Yes I thought no one would notice that I left a few white ones in. You got me...I will be ordering 2 more PS audio AC jacks tomorrow..LOL..biggrin.gif
post #1369 of 1749
Why not just go to Home Depot to get black outlets or Amazon for that matter?
post #1370 of 1749
For now I will just turn the lights back off as I only tuned them on to take a picture as I have no natural daylight in this room. I used a very dark color paint to make my Plasma pop so my room is very dark. However, now that it was pointed out to me I bet I will see those white outlets glowing in the dark!smile.gif FYI, I do like the grip of those Hospital Grade PS audio outlets. They grab on to a cable like nothing I have seen but I will most likely take your suggestion and change out those white ones to cheep black.
post #1371 of 1749
Happy to hear you finally recieved your grills Soundman!!
post #1372 of 1749
Thread Starter 
Glad you got your grills Soundman. I'm still waiting after 7 months. (Yes Eric charged me) Did Eric feed you any BS about how long the outsource company would take getting the grills out?
post #1373 of 1749
Hi Kensmith48, He said only days away...FYI, I have sent you a PM
post #1374 of 1749
Got Fedex # & Grills are on the way... Awesome smile.gif
post #1375 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Toymachyne View Post

Got Fedex # & Grills are on the way... Awesome smile.gif

I'm glad that you are all getting your grills finally, but as much as I adore my Pendragons, those grills look like $hit! I'm so very glad that I didn't want them.

I mean, that staple job looks like it was done out of some seriously repressed hatred... biggrin.gif
post #1376 of 1749
Thread Starter 
Those are the grills that Eric did to get Soundman off his back.

Eric is supposed to have the grills made by some other company (outsourced). I thought after 7 months I would be one of the 1st to get shipping confirmation. Don't forget to post pics when you receive them.
Hopefully they will be an improvement over what Eric did.

Ken
post #1377 of 1749
Will do! Though I am wondering what exactly I will be getting.....
post #1378 of 1749
I received an email today asking me which address can he ship my grills to. I'll post pics when they arrive.
Edited by nb67 - 10/28/13 at 5:01pm
post #1379 of 1749
Thread Starter 
Thought I'd send Eric an e-mail stating that I've been waiting since last March for my grills. I sent the mail on my receipt for the 2 mains + one for the center channel. Hope I receive an answer.

Ken
post #1380 of 1749
Thread Starter 
I rec'd a reply from someone named Daniel Melendez, Production Manager at Tekton. I asked for the grills and sent the original order (paid) stating that I have been waiting since last March. He replied "Great so that's the Left, Right, and Center?" I said that's correct. When can I expect shipment? Back to waiting again.
Ken
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