[Product page: https://www.tektondesign.com/lore.html I've owned Lore for six years. Regardless of their unusual acoustic designs (e.g., placement of tweeters, double ports, ...), these speakers just did their jobs well. I also own prol better performing modern and classic JBL monitors (LSR308 and 4408A respectively), but lore has been my main speakers. Well, this might be partly because I gave up being speaker-first audiophile as having extremely spl-sensitive neighbors. Aesthetic design is pretty simple.One decently big 10-inch woofer (eminence b102), one golden 1-inch titanium tweeter (audex tw025a28) , two ports, and cute&tall enclosure -- that's it. Personally I love how they look. They are quite efficient. While on paper Eric argues 98db/W/m, I don't think that's accurate. Probably a few decibel lower. Anyway my 10Wpc Chinese JLH (and 2Vrms at 0dbfs dacs) doesn't have any volume trouble to drive lore. Relatively sensitive to placement. I got the best result when they were placed at corners (weird.. because to my understanding the worst place to place speakers) and no toe-in. They sound a bit harsh and too edged on-axis. Do they sound detailed? Probably not. Are they neutral? I bet it's not hard to find more neutral sub-1k speakers these days. Do they render great staging with pin-point images? Yes, I am pretty happy in that regard. They outperform lsr 308 and 4408a. Lore is also strong in delivering tones and nuances (particularly in midrange). Also unlike I assumed until recently, they resolve micro dynamics and transience quite well with better sources like convert-2. Took measurements last weekend. In estimating anechoic on-axis FR, followed so-called "quasi-anechoic" measurement approach. In short, separate measurements of near-field responses of port/woofer and far-field response are summed with some calculations. Read this for more: http://audiojudgement.com/loudspeaker-measurements-part-2/ (This article used arta but I used rew and excel) Measurements done with minidsp umik1. And each measurement for quasi-anechoic fr was done with placing right speaker in the middle of living room (to minimize reflections). And here is L+R in-room response. I am not motivated to use eq/dsp to neutralize response at the moment. No interest in fancy acoustic room treatments as well. Lore as is just sounds nice to me AND I'm now a headphones-first guy.. PS. Speaker units (eminence woofers and audex tweeters) used in lore perform very well. But they (particularly woofers) are not supposed for hi-fi applications. What?