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post #151 of 280
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Originally Posted by Hikerjav View Post

Hey desertrat,

Are the Lore's still available?

Yes, more so than ever..

Just got my new DefTech Mythos STS's. I no longer need the Lores.

They will be going on ebay withing next 10 days--local pickup only.
post #152 of 280
Where are you located?
post #153 of 280
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Originally Posted by DougReim View Post

Where are you located?

92311, Lenwood Exit
post #154 of 280
That would be a bit of a drive for me, you're on the wrong side of the country.
post #155 of 280
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Originally Posted by DougReim View Post

That would be a bit of a drive for me, you're on the wrong side of the country.

I saved the original shipping boxes for 5 months-then trashed them last month.

Having a problem finding suitable boxes. Would be willing to ship, at cost--but no idea about finding shipping containers. Can get 2 inch styrofoam at local Home Depot--for cushioning speakers. But lacking outside cardboard boxes. Any Ideas???
post #156 of 280
Hidestrat.....if you remember the original packing, the important part is the way the Styrofoam went together like a puzzle to protect the tweeters.....I've read on other forums where people have gone back to Tekton and bought the boxes and packing from them which then assures the perfect fit.....no idea what they would cost but wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't $100+ delivered to you. Otherwise, the best boxes I"ve found for purchase have been at Uhaul...and may require some improvisation to join them together to form the proper overall size.
post #157 of 280
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Originally Posted by RN2013 View Post

Hidestrat.....if you remember the original packing, the important part is the way the Styrofoam went together like a puzzle to protect the tweeters.....I've read on other forums where people have gone back to Tekton and bought the boxes and packing from them which then assures the perfect fit.....no idea what they would cost but wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't $100+ delivered to you. Otherwise, the best boxes I"ve found for purchase have been at Uhaul...and may require some improvisation to join them together to form the proper overall size.

Thanks for the tip

I would protect the drivers with 1/4 in mdf---using styrofoam as spacers, to protect the tweets with styro stand-offs. Then Wrap everyting with shrink-wrap. Then, put 2 inches of styrofoarm on all 6 sides of the cabinet--then all into heavy-duty cardboard box---and follow up with fiber-re-inforced strapping tape--and 2 inch fiber-reinforced wet packaging tape.
Done that before--shipped a monster Velodyne sub, years ago. Check my ebay rating of 272 under fottesr for the comments from the buyer of that sub, years ago.It is still there.

Quote from that buyer:

"subwoofer in mint condition,arrived on time, professional packed. VERY SATISFIED"
post #158 of 280
I'm about 2.5 hours away from you. I'll be watching ebay...
post #159 of 280
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Originally Posted by Hikerjav View Post

I'm about 2.5 hours away from you. I'll be watching ebay...






Thanks,
yes, we can make that deal happen, for sure.
As it stands, I will be offering the Lores on ebay, with a FREE PIO 91THX, included.
Call that your gas money. (with remote, Ipod dock, and original set-up mic)
Meanwhile, I have been taking pics all day. Good thing only 102 outside today--AC is working overtime, keeping me cool during photo sessions--with lots of hot 100 watt bulbs in my otherwise blacked-out HT room.
Will also be selling a pair of subs, paired with a pair of Fried Q-5's and, a VSX 915 Pio. A setup just as right as rain.
Let me tell you--those subs are made in good ol' USA--3/4 in MDF with some heavy baskets and voice coils counted in pounds-- I think the Lores weigh 55 pounds?
Well, these subs must weigh 75 pounds a piece. AAARRRRGGGHHH. I need a good chiropractor....
I will PM you the second the listing goes up.
HD-RAT
post #160 of 280
Anyone have any suggestions on a good matching center channel for the m-lores? I've heard Tekton makes a center but I'm not sure if it'll fit my location for the speaker. Also, I'm not sure if I want to wait another 3 months for a speaker again. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
post #161 of 280
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Originally Posted by SoxIn4 View Post

Anyone have any suggestions on a good matching center channel for the m-lores? I've heard Tekton makes a center but I'm not sure if it'll fit my location for the speaker. Also, I'm not sure if I want to wait another 3 months for a speaker again. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Because m-lores are a very HE speakers I personally think you're in a tough spot. If it was me I'd probably only go with something designed by Eric to work with them.
post #162 of 280
Live in Aurora, CO-- Would like to listen to Lore or Lore-S.

Who is close?

Some of the reading (and writing) is pretty good and well thought out.

However, I'm concerned that some may be getting a bit more into the actual writing than the listening of the speakers.

I have been reading about Tekton steadily for 2+ years now and as I'm getting close, I JUST DON'T want to make a bad decision.

Perhaps you have seen some of my posts…I currently have Magnepan MMG. Not bad, certainly “cool” looking and all that. But I’m sure I should have more dynamic and of course exciting sound.

The Tekton Lore-S seem to be the ticket.

Your thoughts and maybe a listen if you are closer than Salt Lake City!

Thanks
post #163 of 280
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Originally Posted by sprintright View Post

Live in Aurora, CO-- Would like to listen to Lore or Lore-S.

Who is close?

Some of the reading (and writing) is pretty good and well thought out.

However, I'm concerned that some may be getting a bit more into the actual writing than the listening of the speakers.

I have been reading about Tekton steadily for 2+ years now and as I'm getting close, I JUST DON'T want to make a bad decision.

Perhaps you have seen some of my posts…I currently have Magnepan MMG. Not bad, certainly “cool” looking and all that. But I’m sure I should have more dynamic and of course exciting sound.

The Tekton Lore-S seem to be the ticket.

Your thoughts and maybe a listen if you are closer than Salt Lake City!

Thanks

Dude, what's with the super large font size?
post #164 of 280
HilariFous!

You don't really see it until you submit it. Sorry. :-) :-( :-) :-(
post #165 of 280
Hi all,

I'm thinking of about using the m-lores as my l/c/r behind an acoustically transparent screen. I was curious if anyone uses an m-lore as a center and if so, are you pleased with it? Thanks!
post #166 of 280
Using three identical speakers, all positioned in the same fashion, is invariably the optimum approach.
post #167 of 280
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Originally Posted by sprintright View Post

Live in Aurora, CO-- Would like to listen to Lore or Lore-S.

Who is close?

Some of the reading (and writing) is pretty good and well thought out.

However, I'm concerned that some may be getting a bit more into the actual writing than the listening of the speakers.

I have been reading about Tekton steadily for 2+ years now and as I'm getting close, I JUST DON'T want to make a bad decision.

Perhaps you have seen some of my posts…I currently have Magnepan MMG. Not bad, certainly “cool” looking and all that. But I’m sure I should have more dynamic and of course exciting sound.

The Tekton Lore-S seem to be the ticket.

Your thoughts and maybe a listen if you are closer than Salt Lake City!

Thanks

I have the M-Lores and live in Denver. But if you talk similar to how you type, I might be in for a day of yelling if you were to come by to listen to my speakers. I kid.
post #168 of 280
Okay, new issue about Lore's . . .

Read a Pendragon review that slighted it for the ultimate lack of detail. Now the Pendragon costs three times the doubloons as a Lore so does this mean the Lore in not a very detailed sounding speaker. I realize this is a subjective thing but was wondering if you owners could help me out with the sound as far as detail. I do appreciate detail.
post #169 of 280
Hey, Just Wanted to chime in I have Tekton M-lores 5.1 and Love them I searched for about 6- mos and am glad I waited. Great speakers
post #170 of 280
I own a pair of Lores and use them almost exclusively for music and not HT. My initial impression (50 hour mark) was that they were more musical with a more realistic sound stage than the Golden Ears (for example) with better dynamics but slightly less detail.

By 100 hours, the Lore low end improved considerably and the sound stage was wider and deeper but I wouldn't say that the overall detail level had improved much.

Now, I'm somewhere north of 200 hours and lately I've been quite surprised... the detail is getting better and better, to the point where I'm hearing things that previously were either not there or too subdued to notice (but that I had noticed on the Golden Ears). In addition, the overall coherence (or blending) of the two drivers has improved to the point where the Lores very easily disappear completely. (I really liked the Lores right out of the box and now 3.5 months and 200 hours later I continue to be amazed at just how good a pair of $1000 speakers can sound).

I can't explain why, but I do have a theory. Since 85% of the sound is coming from the eminence drivers...and since those drivers can take 3-600 hours to reach full break in....maybe it shouldn't be a surprise that their level of detail keeps improving as they continue to break in.
Since the Pendragons also use eminence drivers, I wouldn't be surprised if some of their owners have also found that as the hours mounted, the detail has improved.

Hopefully, others who own Lores, Pendragons and other Tekton products and have 200+ hours on their speakers can chime in as whether or how their speakers sonically changed over time.
post #171 of 280
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Originally Posted by RN2013 View Post


Hopefully, others who own Lores, Pendragons and other Tekton products and have 200+ hours on their speakers can chime in as whether or how their speakers sonically changed over time.

They go through at least 3 stages of "blooming" At each point--they amaze even more, provided they are fed the right material. Adversely, some of your old favitites will begin to sound worse, as they become more revealing.

Would have loved to stay with these--but my amps are damaging to these. Therefore, they are up on ebay again: TEKTON LORE--AUDIOPHILE SPEAKERS--No Reserve
post #172 of 280
I have Oriels and a pendragon center and after 30 hours or so they were fully broken in. The pendragon took a lot longer then the Oriel .
post #173 of 280
i just got a set of Lores yesterday. Former speakers were BW 704. After about 10 hours of listening to the Lores, they are certainly not in the ball park of detail as the 704, but this is the exact reason i sold them and got the Lores. Theres a review of the Lores out there on the web, cant remember who wrote it, but the central focus was on the Lores ability to play EVERYTHING well...to make music sound like music, not like you are listening through an audio magnifying glass . They do this and mine are not even close to broken in. The 704's only sounded great with perfect recordings. The sheer brute force the Lores can deliver with stunning clarity is outrageous for the price. Im driving them with bridged, recapped Carver TFM-35's and will never be able to utilize the power. 10 o'clock on the dial is enough to crush you. These are really cool speakers, especially if your want to recreate concert levels in your living room.
post #174 of 280
Just ordered the M-Lores in mahogany and I am super excited! I don't care for clothes shopping but shopping for speakers is this girl's therapy!tongue.gif
post #175 of 280
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Originally Posted by nalamo777 View Post

Just ordered the M-Lores in mahogany and I am super excited! I don't care for clothes shopping but shopping for speakers is this girl's therapy!tongue.gif

How long of a lead time were you quoted to build them?
post #176 of 280
8 weeks
post #177 of 280
Should be interesting to see if Eric will be able to meet that dead line, did you order them with grills?
post #178 of 280
No grills. Yeah, I was surprised he said 8 weeks. We'll see.
post #179 of 280
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Originally Posted by VicTorious1 View Post

I have the M-Lores and live in Denver. But if you talk similar to how you type, I might be in for a day of yelling if you were to come by to listen to my speakers. I kid.



Very Funny!

But YES, I would really like to listen to your speakers. With all the apparent waiting and anguish that goes with it, having a good listening would really help.

Let me know if exchanging phone numbers is OK. As mentioned, I'm in the Aurora area.

Thanks
post #180 of 280
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Originally Posted by jbrown15 View Post

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?

The following is accepted universal loudspeaker industry policy:a burnt voice coils always defines user abuse and is always excluded under any definition of warranty coverage.

Reasonable analogy: the same day you buy new tires, you drag race on a 600hp vehicle, wearing the tread down to the cords, and request warranty coverage. Anyone who ever concluded burnt voice coil was a "warranty" item is/was sadly mistaken, confused, etc. How or why did you come to this conclusion? What do you think would a consumer do who shifted responsibility for their product abuse to someone completely unrelated to the abuse? Well, of course, they'd burn the replacement voice coil and keep returning for replacements till the source refused, that's what they'd do!

I remember my child who crashed the family car twice. Is it a coincidence that this same person stopped crashing after they were forced to purchase their own car? I don't think so.

Solution to/prevention of burnt voice coils: buy an amp with larger voltage and current. The louder you play it the closer you must listen for audible distortion/distress. One must always play a loudspeaker below the level of audible distortion. Audible distortion defines abuse/negligence, etc. Finally, if you are listening at or near the limit, you have no safety margin for louder dynamic peak. Purchase the Pendragon if necessary.

Get real and stop shifting blame for incompetence to someone unrelated to your carelessness and negligence.
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