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It will be a while. I won't have time until cooler weather gets here where I will be home most of the weekdays and can really spend quality time with them. We could be looking at October/November time frame.
 

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It will be a while. I won't have time until cooler weather gets here where I will be home most of the weekdays and can really spend quality time with them. We could be looking at October/November time frame.
Are you reviewing the Lores or the Pendragons in October/November time frame?
 

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The Pendragons are the HT setup that I hope to review later in the Fall. I will hopefully have the Model Lore in my home mid next week as part of our speaker evaluation next weekend. I will be posting more on that tonight.
 

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I have the Oriel ten with the pendragon center. I like them but tekton gets murdered on other forums for not posting measurements and there design with the 10 inch up top. I will be curious to see how the lore does . Can you take some measurements of the lore and post them ? That would.be great.
 

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Owners could open them up and see the design if they wanted.

We do plan on taking some measurements, but most likely just listening position response sweeps. Wayne (AudiocRaver) may decide to do some nearfield measurements. :huh:
 

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Well, I got my Pendragons on Friday and I have to say my first impressions or great. I'm glad I waited. Now I just need to let them break in for a while. I've only been able to listen for about 6 hours so far. I had previously been listening through some Kef iQ70 floorstanders and the Pendragons are a noticeable improvement. I'm not sure I can articulate as well as others how these sound except that I notice more detail and the mids and highs are smoother. I will let them break in and add further comments as appropriate. Although I did have to wait about 9 weeks, I am glad I did. I hope Eric and company manage to streamline the production so that others won't have to wait quite as long without losing any of the quality. Thanks to those that blazed the review trail before me and gave me the courage to risk my purchase without the opportunity to audition them.
 

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Looking forward to the pen review, for sure...
 

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I look forward to a proper review. Across the internet there are many threads on the Pendragon; but very few people claiming to have and love them who also have established posting histories.
 

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Well, I got my Pendragons on Friday and I have to say my first impressions or great. I'm glad I waited. Now I just need to let them break in for a while. I've only been able to listen for about 6 hours so far. I had previously been listening through some Kef iQ70 floorstanders and the Pendragons are a noticeable improvement. I'm not sure I can articulate as well as others how these sound except that I notice more detail and the mids and highs are smoother. I will let them break in and add further comments as appropriate. Although I did have to wait about 9 weeks, I am glad I did. I hope Eric and company manage to streamline the production so that others won't have to wait quite as long without losing any of the quality. Thanks to those that blazed the review trail before me and gave me the courage to risk my purchase without the opportunity to audition them.
Did you order your Pendragons with or without grills? I originally considered buying some when I upgraded my speakers in my theatre but after reading a few things from people that were having delivery issues and also not getting grills that they had paid for I decided to go in a different direction. But if things start to get better with some of these issues I'd still really like to get a pair of Pendragons for a nice 2-channel setup on my main floor.
 

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The Pendragons have a huge soundstage. Look at the size of the thing... its a given. It is also balanced and musical. You do NOT need a tube amp because the speaker produces euphhoric on its own sounding a little "sweet". They are not FLAT speakers by all means, they shouldnt measure too terribly but not very great. However, they are very musical and easy to listen to. If you are a critical listener, you should prabably pass these up. But for just a rock & roll kicks, this is one of the best.

They use a 3 way tweeter array known to cause beaming issues, (i.e it will color the sound with its own color for all music) and this can either go a good way, or a bad way, but I think eric over at Tekton have done a good job in the crossover to not make such an issue.

The Pendragons are mostly geared towards the main market that just wants a musical and fun sound. Its not for audiophilles.

For home theatre, since it has a giant soundstage and throws a very big sound, it will be pretty good.


Again, these speakers are mostly for the mass market, and with the beaming issue still there a little bit, it will carry its own color.. and be harder to be transperent. With this combo, your dac and amp choices wont matter much, thus they are again for the mass market going with $1,000 seperates at max, or a plain AVR.
 

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My name is Bob. I am not a recognized speaker specialist, or a renowned audiophile. I’m a guy who’s hearing impaired; I only have 1% of my hearing in my right ear, but in my left ear I can hear a pin drop on the other side of the room. I wanted to share with you my impressions regarding the Tekton Design’s Pendragon speakers. I ordered these speakers about four weeks ago after talking directly with the Owner. These speakers were custom finished in Mercedes Metallic Black for me. Since I had to sign for them, I had them delivered to the local Fed Ex Center until I could pick them up. They came in two mammoth boxes that filled 2/3rd’s of the back of my truck bed. When I picked them up I had to use a hand cart to move them.
The Pendragon’s joined two pairs of Klipsch speakers, one pair of Bose, and one pair of Polk’s. Even though the aforementioned speakers are all really good speakers, I wanted to push up the quality of my sound even more. You see, for me, all great music, regardless of the genre, evokes emotion. While much of the world today is willing to settle for White Castle stereo systems, I’ve always sought a higher level of sound reproduction—all my life I’ve tried to buy the best that I could afford.
Having some friends who have produced their own music, I’ve come to appreciate the enormous amount of time and the labor of love that music artists devote to finding the right words, selecting the right instruments and developing the right beat and working on every other nuance of their music that conveys a small part of their very soul to the listener. When these artists are ready to put their music into the world, it takes people to where they have never been. If we diminish the music on our end, it reduces the message and the experience that we were meant to receive. The Pendragon speakers are capable of delivering musical content the way it was originally recorded and meant to be heard by the musician.
Just like what we put in our mouths fills and nourishes our bodies, what we listen to nourishes our souls forever. The Pendragon speakers transport your most favorite singer into your house so that you can hear them breathe between the lyrics, so you can hear the bartender shake the mixed drinks in the back of the Jazz hall, and with that kind of delivery, you can also hear exactly what the artist wanted you to hear….that original spark on inspiration that they had which ultimately exploded in your ears as you sat in your favorite chair. $2,900.00 is a lot of money for speakers, but if you want to get all of the lows and all of the highs that recreate that original musical experience then these speakers can deliver more than any comparable speaker –even when those speakers cost much, much, much more.
Some people like speakers that really hammer the bass spectrum, others like for their speakers to nail the highs, but for me both of these types of speakers become fatiguing and actually drives me to want to go read a good book. When the Pendragons are playing, I tend to want to just listen and keep listening. I want to hear the next vocalist, and look forward to the next band. I’ve found a gem and I know that they would impress you to. You won’t have to keep the boxes, you won’t be returning them.
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