My Lores showed up in late April...they were ordered in early January. I'd like to share a couple of my own experiences that may help as you undertake your own evaluation. Out of the box they were quite musical but seemed a little bass shy which made the high end seem a little peaky. Eric and I discussed this and he assured me that somewhere near 30-50 hours, the bass would begin to settle in and the top to bottom balance would improve...and that is exactly what happened. Initially I had the back of the Lores 7" out from the wall to reinforce the bass...but as it began to show up, I started moving them out from the wall...which also improved the soundstage and imaging. From the 50 to 100 hour mark, the bass kept getting deeper and playing with more impact and authority....which allowed me to continue to fine tune their positioning. Now, at over 100 hours, I have them a couple feet out from the walls, 9' apart and toed in about 30 degrees. And since I have tile on concrete floors, I removed the spike and have them setting or small area throw rugs...which also makes it much easier to move/slide them around. Below 85 db..they just sound like really, really good hifi loudspeakers....but as they get to the 85-90 db level, it just seems that the musicians are transported into the room and you are listening to a live performance. All this is just to say that since you really only have 30 days to decide, the sooner you get to 100+ hours, the sooner you will really experience the Lore sound. To be sure, if you really don't like them much at 30 hours, it is unlikely you will love them at 100....but as you've read, there aren't many people that don't love their tekton loudspeakers shortly after firing them up.
With source material that has real and tuneful bass their detail and authority are really good....no subwoofers needed here for playing music....but what is even nicer is that their top to bottom coherence is so good and the dispersion is so good that they throw a big soundstage with realistic depth and with a very, very musical presentation.
I think that it is noteworthy as well, unlike most loudspeaker companies that go to great lengths to talk about their unique technology or their great measurements...Eric/Tekton
doesn't really push that line of thinking..he lets the reviewers...and us the customers...talk about how great they sound....and if we want to open them up and see where the magic comes from, that is ok too. On his latest blog entry, he recognizes the problems he has had with delivery and promises to get better....I for one suspect that even if he doesn't....as long as he continues to make such great sounding products, there will be people waiting in line to get their Lores and Pendragons and Enzos....I'm glad I did....and I really hope he does make progress in improving his overall service so that he can really be recognized for great product at a fair price supported with great service.
Enjoy your Lores....mine are the standard black with grills and while they are understated in a classy sort of way, they are well built and good looking.