Lore Reference

(6 customer reviews)


“For me, I could sit and enjoy music endlessly with the Tekton Lore Reference and that’s why I recommend it so highly.” – Rick Becker (




This loudspeaker is the medium-sized version of our popular Lore loudspeaker, with a similar dynamic, punchy sound. Perfect for tube and analog lovers, it has high resolution and brings out the subtle details and nuances in audio.

The Lore Reference has won Product of the Year not once, but twice. It’s that good.

  • Perfect impulse time-alignment
  • 8″ transducer
  • Hybrid HF transducer
  • 96dB 1W@1m
  • 8 Ohm impedance
  • 37Hz-40kHz frequency response
  • 400 watts power handling
  • Height 36″ x Width 10.25″ x Depth 11.75″
  • Weight 44 lbs each
  • Manufactured in the USA

Additional information

Weight 44 lbs
Dimensions 11.75 × 10.25 × 36.0 in

6 reviews for Lore Reference

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  1. Revant

    For the price, this is easily the best speakers one can buy. I was looking for my first pair of tower speakers. Tekton seemed like a safe bet (given the price and praise) and I bit the bullet never having heard it in person. I also got the Be upgrade so that I wouldn’t regret not having it later. I’ve had it for a year now and all I can say is wow! The sound was immediately bigger and better than my B&W CM6S2, yet more controlled. Everything sounded tighter. The surprise for me was the beryllium tweeter. I didn’t think the upper range of this speaker would be as good as B&W but actually going back to B&W sounded sloppy in comparison. The Be tweeter is so crisp yet controlled. For what I expected out of these in terms of performance for the price, they have exceeded my expectations by some margin. I don’t think I’m even going to look at other speaker companies in the future. The value you get out off Tekton products is simply amazing.

  2. Rohan Thakur

    Just got the Lore Reference, which are powered by a Luxman 550axii class A amp connected to a Marantz 8006 CD player. Just magic. Then I played a Miles Davis vinyl record (Kind of Blue) on my Technics 1200MK7 record player and the Lore Reference speakers transcended to a level I had never heard before. No need for a sub. And I tested ESLs and $7000 speakers…. these Lore References are simply amazing. I have the Beryllium tweeter upgrade. Beyond happy with my purchase. I am set for life 🙂

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  3. Wayne Jackson

    I’ve had the Lore Reference speakers for about a year now, and still amazed by the sound everyday. Best sounding speakers I’ve ever owned to date. Sometimes when I’m listening with my PrimaLuna Evo 100 and Lore-R’s I get the sense that this is the best this recording could sound, and that’s a feeling I’ve never had before with any stereo I’ve had before. If and when I go to get another set of speakers they will be Tekton.

  4. Doug Levey

    I have had the Lore Reference for a few months now and I could not be happier. After years with the other brands be it KEF, Magnepan and Wharfedale I just was never satisfied. I took a chance on Tekton unseen and unheard except some awesome reviews. The difference between the Tektons and my past choices was they disappeared into the room. No, not magic but the music came from an invisible soundstage that was lively, large and engaging. It was music without borders.
    These speakers are exactly what I wanted, 3 dimensions of music live in my room. So thank you Tekton for making music come alive for me!


  5. Darnell Walton

    Hi everyone,just wanted to send a thank you to all great people at tekton for making me the best pair of speakers I’ve ever owned. I absolutely love my Lore References and now I’m a tekton person for life!!! My search is over for the best speakers for my budding audiophile journey. Anyone looking for a top quality speaker at an incredible price just call them and you won’t be disappointed. Thanks so much to everyone for making me a believer. Darnell W.

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  6. User Review (store manager)

    Good Morning,

    I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did on the Lore Reference speakers. I finally bought my first, and by far the best, home stereo system in 15 years, pairing the Tektons with a Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II integrated amp, and the results were beautiful. We spent the night listening to every type of music just to see how it would sound, which lead to moments for both my wife and I of actual tears of “sound joy”. I do not know a thing about hi-end, or even low-end, audio and how the magic happens, but happen it did, and the sound from your speakers was a big part of it. We felt like artist after artist was in our little listening room performing for us.

    Thanks again,

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Professional Reviews

"For me, I could sit and enjoy music endlessly with the Tekton Lore Reference and that's why I recommend it so highly."
Rick Becker, Enjoy the Music