Tekton M-Lore Floor Standing Speaker
The Tekton M-Lore justify their reasonable price tag with one of the most versatile and musical presentations of any speaker under $2,000. Capable of reaching deafening sound pressure levels without breaking a sweat, these speakers have a very forward, live sound that isnt the most spacious, but has timbral accuracy that far exceeds most speakers in the price range. Its sound is plenty dynamic - strong bass hits can practically come out of nowhere - The M-Lore shares some characteristics of studio monitors, namely that its sound field is not the widest or best separated as a result of its generally forward presentation, but nonetheless it manages to sound very realistic and coherent without overwhelming the listener with an artificially wide soundscape. This might be seen as a drawback by some, but to those who prefer a live sound to a more clinical reproduction will appreciate the presentation; lovers of Grado headphones would likely be fans of the M-Lores. The instrument separation is also not the cleanest; the M-Lores have a somewhat blended presentation, which lends to their live sound; it can detract from clarity on occasion, but given the overall dynamic prowess, timbral accuracy, and levels of detail achieved by the M-Lores at the $1,000 price point, these are easily forgivable faults.