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post #61 of 280
You are correct!
post #62 of 280
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Originally Posted by Goat1 View Post

That's not a self righteous statement at all. Yes,12 hours a day is a lot.. I guess a guy wouldn't get burnt out at all. Also,forget any other interests in your life. I also hope your not married with kids,because working 12 hours a day isn't going to work there either. Lets see here,just because you,and your dad expect to work 12 hours a day,that means the rest of us are lazy. I have a small business,I don't work 12 hrs a day and I've been around for 37 yrs.. I try to make more money in less hours than picking a career where you are going to bust your ass to make nothing unless you work every waking moment. Thanks but no thanks! It has nothing to do with work ethic either! I work to live,not live to work! When do you have time to listen to your speakers? rolleyes.gif Sorry but that kind of crap rubs me the wrong way!

Not going to have a discussion about which is right or better, but would like to add that you hold the typical American mentality.
Whether that's good or bad, that's for each person to decide. All I know is, around the world, Americans are not known for their work ethic despite your claim about it having nothing to do with it.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but "Made in USA" doesn't exactly say quality or innovation, despite all the brainwashing we receive. You want quality and innovation, look at Japan and Germany and then take a second look at their work ethic /culture.
I'm not saying it's a healthy lifestyle and not even remotely part of the argument.

Why exactly does it rub you the wrong way? If you believe you are correct, why does it matter how other people think?

I completely agree with working smarter, not harder. I'm an engineer, that's pretty much our mantra.
It's when people complain about working too much when this verbage ceases to apply. If someone isn't intelligent enough to work smarter, they hell as better not complain about working harder.
THAT is how life works. People shouldn't expect to get anywhere in life and have everything handed to them with that attitude. Take Eric and Tekton as an example if you'd like.
Also forgot to mention, I highly doubt Eric is actually "working" 12hrs a day.
Edited by yelnatsch517 - 6/12/13 at 3:30pm
post #63 of 280
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Originally Posted by yelnatsch517 View Post


Also forgot to mention, I highly doubt Eric is actually "working" 12hrs a day.

Agreed. That would leave precious little time to monitor these threads and rant at current and potential customers.
post #64 of 280
And train all those workers and make up all those stories, too!
post #65 of 280
Yesterday I ordered the M-Lore. What is the consensus on as far as lead-time for the M-Lore line? I did not check here before I placed my order. I may have to cancel my order if it is 2-3 weeks. Am I supposed to receive an email from Tekton acknowledging the order?
post #66 of 280
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Originally Posted by dennisp View Post

Yesterday I ordered the M-Lore. What is the consensus on as far as lead-time for the M-Lore line? I did not check here before I placed my order. I may have to cancel my order if it is 2-3 weeks. Am I supposed to receive an email from Tekton acknowledging the order?

As opposed to 2-3 months? That seems to be most likely.
post #67 of 280
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Originally Posted by dennisp View Post

Yesterday I ordered the M-Lore. What is the consensus on as far as lead-time for the M-Lore line? I did not check here before I placed my order. I may have to cancel my order if it is 2-3 weeks. Am I supposed to receive an email from Tekton acknowledging the order?

If past history predicts future behavior, no way you will get these in 2-3 weeks. Let alone an email acknowledgment. Cancel your order ASAP. Wait for a used pair that comes up on audiogon or audio circle. You'll likely to get them quicker this way...
post #68 of 280
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Originally Posted by dennisp View Post

Yesterday I ordered the M-Lore. What is the consensus on as far as lead-time for the M-Lore line? I did not check here before I placed my order. I may have to cancel my order if it is 2-3 weeks. Am I supposed to receive an email from Tekton acknowledging the order?


Also, if you live near Ohio, here is a nice pair of lores for a decent price...
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=116898.0


See post #36 of this thread, hidesertrat is selling his lores as well...
post #69 of 280
I think you have to assume that a small company like Tekton is going to make loudspeakers in an efficient order quantity batch...lets assume 10 loudspeakers at a time so that when they set up their saws, jigs, routers, etc., they process a group together. If that is true, and you are the first order for 2 MLores...meaning that 4 more orders of 2 loudspeakers need to come in before putting them in the que...then the lead time could be several months (after all, who knows for sure when 4 more orders will come in). On the other hand, lets say that there are already orders for 8 loudspeakers in hand and your order now makes 10...and further assume that doing a batch of MLores is next in the rotation que...the 2-3 weeks could be possible.

When I ordered the Lores back in January, I did not receive a purchase acknowledgement nor was I able to find out how many other Lores were on order and therefore, where I was in the que. I made it a point to drop Eric an email every 2-3 weeks and had an expectation that I would hear from him within a week. Usually I did, but when I didn't, I would call him and since he was usually in the shop when I called, he would always call back with a day or two.

Because I also wanted grills, I made it clear that I would take the speakers and grills together....I would take the grills first and speakers later...I would not take the speakers first and grills later. And then in mid April, I got an email that the grills and speakers would be ready and shipped in a day or so. Then two days later I got an email saying that they had been shipped fedex and that I would be billed as per the original agreement...and I was. Then 5 days later, the loudspeakers showed up...double boxed and in perfect condition.

Bottom line, I agree that if you want a Lore or MLore immediately, you will have to go to audio circle, audigon, ebay, etc. and find something used. If you have to have new then it is possible you will see new MLores in 3-4 weeks (it has happened as you will read in numerous on line posts) and it is also possible that it will be 3 months. In my case, I chose to wait because everything I read told me that the Lores were a unique and special product...and they are and they were worth waiting for. This is not to say that there aren't other great loudspeaker from Zu, Gallo, Ascend, and others....because there are and they also have lots of loyal followers...I'm just saying that I'm really picky and the Lores have exceeded my expectations.
post #70 of 280
RN2013,

Glad to hear you love your speakers as I also love my Seas Pens. You mentioned Eric telling you both speakers and grills are ready to ship but you then mentioned only speakers showing up. Did you also receive your grills? If so I am sure Soundman, ToyMachyne, AudioSavant, myself and other owners would be very jealous if that is the case smile.gif

Thanks!
post #71 of 280
How many speakers do you think Tekton can crank out in a day and how many speakers do you think he has in queue?
That is what I'm really wondering.
post #72 of 280
Yes, I could have been more clear...it was exactly as Eric had stated in his email telling me the Lores & Grills were ready...and all shipped together. I suspect that it helped that I was clear from the beginning that Tekton could ship the grills and bill me, even if the speakers weren't ready...or could ship the grills and speakers together....but not the speakers alone. I did this for one main reason... based on where I was placing the Lores in the room, the transducers needed protect from innocent, curious, and accidental contact. I was concerned that since the speakers and grills were separate purchases...meaning that no Tektons come with grills....if for any reason the speakers showed up and the grills didn't, I would have had great concern putting the Lores into my system. Eric and I discussed this at length in the beginning and I knew that my request could cause a delay...but it was important enough to me to wait and have them all arrive together.
post #73 of 280
Seifer,

The Lores go really deep....but in theory, the SEAS have more surface area with 2 8" drivers and a larger cabinet to develop even deeper bass than the Lores....so;

I have a couple of questions for you....how many hours do you have on your SEAS Pens as of now? How deep to they go? How far out from the rear wall are the backs of the speakers and did you pick that position to maximize the low end?

Thanks
post #74 of 280
Well first off congrats!! Other than hidesertrat who made his own grills I think you are the only person to receive their grills from Eric if I am not mistaken. I have about 50 hours on them and they go pretty deep. Much deeper than I expected for sure. I placed them practically up against back wall only to keep them out of the way whenever my daughter is running back and forth. I think I read some post saying if I placed them a little farther away from the wall the sound can be better. I can fiddle around to know for certain but as mentioned they are placed there for a reason.

For music these speakers shine. I can definitely hear the instruments as if the band is in my living room. Even when watching shows with great bass like "Breaking Bad" I am just am really impressed with the sound. I am not audio term savvy so I cannot express my thoughts in that way but I will say I am done looking for speakers that's for sure!!

I am very happy with these for my music setup and my Noesis, Caps, and CHT subs for movies!! I feel I have best of both worlds and I wouldn't change any of it at all! Then again, the only thing I would change is when I have the room down the road is to get a pair of 212's and put my 228's as surrounds biggrin.gif
Edited by seifer300 - 6/13/13 at 11:13am
post #75 of 280
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Originally Posted by seifer300 View Post

Well first off congrats!! Other than hidesertrat who made his own grills I think you are the only person to receive their grills from Eric if I am not mistaken. I have about 50 hours on them and they go pretty deep. Much deeper than I expected for sure. I placed them practically up against back wall only to keep them out of the way whenever my daughter is running back and forth. I think I read some post saying if I placed them a little farther away from the wall the sound can be better. I can fiddle around to know for certain but as mentioned they are placed there for a reason.

For music these speakers shine. I can definitely hear the instruments as if the band is in my living room. Even when watching shows with great bass like "Breaking Bad" I am just am really impressed with the sound. I am not audio term savvy so I cannot express my thoughts in that way but I will say I am done looking for speakers that's for sure!!

I am very happy with these for my music setup and my Noesis, Caps, and CHT subs for movies!! I feel I have best of both worlds and I wouldn't change any of it at all!

You like the Seas Pendragon's over the Noesis for music?
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post #76 of 280
Absolutely! The Noesis sound freaking awesome and there is nothing wrong with its sound for music but there is just a little something extra that pulls me back to the Seas for music. I know we all hear differently and I am sure there will be those who disagree but to me I prefer Seas for music and Noesis for movies.
post #77 of 280
The sound track on "Life Below Zero", few days ago, was mind-blowing. Give it a try---Best I have ever heard, bar none.
post #78 of 280
Thanks for the recommendation.
post #79 of 280
Lore Grills:
1/4 sheet MDF from h depot. Velcro stickers, sewing thread (spools) epoxy, and cloth from 99 c only.
Toss the thread, use the spools for stand-offs. Cloth was a black nightie from the 99.
Only problem was that the cloth was zero stretch. Difficult to stretch without some give.
Would have been much easier with a stretchy material.
See my other pics, showing the wire-rod cross-braces.
post #80 of 280
Thanks for sharing! That is something I may consider trying out if I can find stretchier material.
post #81 of 280
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Originally Posted by hidesertrat View Post

Lore Grills:
1/4 sheet MDF from h depot. Velcro stickers, sewing thread (spools) epoxy, and cloth from 99 c only.
Toss the thread, use the spools for stand-offs. Cloth was a black nightie from the 99.
Only problem was that the cloth was zero stretch. Difficult to stretch without some give.
Would have been much easier with a stretchy material.
See my other pics, showing the wire-rod cross-braces.
You can get grille clothe from Parts Express.

It stretches, has good acoustical properties, and is durable.
post #82 of 280
Awesome to know. Thank you cschang!
post #83 of 280
you can also have complete grills made http://www.speakerworks.com/shoppingcart.asp?Check=True but you will have to figure out a way to attach them and make sure they stick out far enough away from the drivers.
post #84 of 280
Thanks RN2013!
post #85 of 280
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Originally Posted by mechx View Post

If past history predicts future behavior, no way you will get these in 2-3 weeks. Let alone an email acknowledgment. Cancel your order ASAP. Wait for a used pair that comes up on audiogon or audio circle. You'll likely to get them quicker this way...

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.
post #86 of 280
You will receive everything but speakers first. If you don't want to wait email him again and just tell him you are no longer interested. Its not like he started building them right after order was placed. If he says he did just call BS on his part since he would be working on prior orders one would think.

If you want something within a week in time for your other gear I would recommend either trying to find a used pair of them or a used pair of any ID speaker for that matter online somewhere. If no luck if its his first theater you can start out with other brands where you can get them in a week.

Enjoy whichever speakers you end up choosing!!
post #87 of 280
Does Tekton make a center for the Lores? I don't see anything on their website.

Thanks
Gene
post #88 of 280
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
post #89 of 280
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Originally Posted by seifer300 View Post

You will receive everything but speakers first. If you don't want to wait email him again and just tell him you are no longer interested. Its not like he started building them right after order was placed. If he says he did just call BS on his part since he would be working on prior orders one would think.

If you want something within a week in time for your other gear I would recommend either trying to find a used pair of them or a used pair of any ID speaker for that matter online somewhere. If no luck if its his first theater you can start out with other brands where you can get them in a week.

Enjoy whichever speakers you end up choosing!!

I decided to just email him and cancel my order.


Thanks for all the advice.
post #90 of 280
Hey, Everyone just wanted to chime in a little bit. Yes I know it,s tough to wait on speaker,s. And I can,t say anything about anyone else,s experance with Eric. But I can share mine I did order a set of m-lore,s 5.1 system. I wanted to up grade speakers and I kept going back to Tekton. Anyway I did order and I had several call,s to eric and He also called me back not just once but two time,s alway,s very friendly and advising me what was going on with my speakers. Did it cross my mind to cancel sure did did it take a little longer sure did. But Eric told me each time I called what was going on and so forth. Would I order from him again no question about it yes. So there you have it they are great speaker,s and he never once brought up his personal life. As some other,s in the other thead,s have said. So every one out there don,t listen to everyone or me just make your own desion,s and go from there.........Jeff from pa
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