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post #61 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Newbie01 View Post

Since the return policy isn't very liberal on the Pendragons (or any Tekton to be honest) I am hesitating on ordering these despite the reviews. Anyone that has the Pendragons now owned Aperion, Ascend (with or without Ribbon) or Axiom previously? They are three of my front runners right now. I will probably try out Aperion with the liberal return policy. The Tekton and the Ascend have me very very intrigued though...

I have heard the Verus grands. I visit Portland often and swung by Aperion HQ to take a listen as I work maybe a mile from them. The grands to me are a very neutral sounding speaker. I think they do everything just right. I did not hear them in HT mode, only 2 channel stereo. Build quality of the grands is excellent. They are really beautiful speakers and when you do the knuckle wrap test it sounds like knocking on concrete, they are really dead. In build comparison I'd give the nod to the Aperions for sure. The build of the Tektons is really good but if you compared the two, the Aperions are a cut above, just gorgeous. As for a sound comparison I'd take the Pendragons over the Grand verus. They just sound bigger and dig deeper, and if you like listening to music these guys rock. I tried every possible combination that my Integra DHC 80.3 has but I keep going back to straight 2 channel for music, they just sound that good. Sometimes I might try 5.2 to have some fun but when I really want to listen to the music I switch back. I really want to pair these guys with a big, beefy amp (even though they are rated at sensitivity of 98db). It's a pity you can't audition them, as they do have a rather "liberal" return policy compared to Aperion. That's my 2 cents worth.
post #62 of 1749
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Originally Posted by JerryLove View Post

I still worry about HF diffraction issues on every design I see. Would be interested to listen sometime.

When researching the Pendragons...they posted some sound charts on a DIY forum and asked them to "guess the speaker". They analyized the sound... They found a few minor issues on paper...but after the speaker was reveled they all said ...given what they know about audio design they would have shot anyone that suggested the tweeter / woofer configuration that Alex ended up with. However they all agreed based on the sound prints...it worked.
post #63 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Newbie01 View Post

When researching the Pendragons...they posted some sound charts on a DIY forum and asked them to "guess the speaker". They analyized the sound... They found a few minor issues on paper...but after the speaker was reveled they all said ...given what they know about audio design they would have shot anyone that suggested the tweeter / woofer configuration that Alex ended up with. However they all agreed based on the sound prints...it worked.
Charts created how?
post #64 of 1749
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Originally Posted by JerryLove View Post

Charts created how?

I found the article here: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/showthread.php?232919-Let-s-have-some-fun-with-measurements!&p=1847100#post1847100

To be honest...it is all above my head.
post #65 of 1749
The only spec that's really important for me is sensativity. Easy to drive for my receiver.
Go ravens !!!
post #66 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Newbie01 View Post

I found the article here: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/showthread.php?232919-Let-s-have-some-fun-with-measurements!&p=1847100#post1847100

To be honest...it is all above my head.
Dunno. You get quotes from people who actually listened like "I think my biggest gripe about them would be the way the stage shrunk when more and more complexity was added to the tweeters. When the tweeters were asked support one or two instruments it imaged fairly well but as more and more information was added the stage would continue to get more compressed."

There were what appeared to be some massive swings; though it's hard to discount the room (nor, conversely, the amount of smoothing). It's actually a little hard to accept the measured LF for an in-room measurement (that man must have an incredibly well treated room). Those long spikes in the waterfall plot (in cycles rather than ms? What's with that) were disturbing.
post #67 of 1749
Tomorrow morning I'm getting everything installed. I really think I could have done ut myself but there is some programming involved and like Clint Eastwood says,"a man's got to know his limitations".
Anyhow, I've been listening to my Pens for one week now and if there are any hesitations I can only say WOW. I've been having a blast with positioning and listening for my preference and think I'm all set. Look, there are all kinds of comparisons that can be made and with the names being mentioned how could anyone go wrong?
What sound does one want. The Pens give me what I have been wanting......clear, articulate, room filling and mostly Fun!!! I probably need a sub but not now, the pens go deep and satisfy. The imaging stays consistent when quickly switching from jazz to metal to funk. HT sounds immersive and I don't even have my M-Lores set up as my rears yet:-) Tomorrow I'll be piston pics!
post #68 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Bpack View Post

room filling and mostly Fun!!!

Ha ha, That's a good way of describing them. They are like your big, bad cousin who you know is going to get you in trouble biggrin.gif
post #69 of 1749
Anyone have the dimensions on the center channel...are those same dimensions as the "surrounds"?
post #70 of 1749
Thread Starter 
The dimensions for the center are: 31.5" W, 12" H, 13"D. I'm not sure about the surrounds.
post #71 of 1749
Thanks... Not sure why they only posted it on the blog but I finally found it. Do appreciate it though..going to measure now!
post #72 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Kensmith48 View Post

The dimensions for the center are: 31.5" W, 12" H, 13"D. I'm not sure about the surrounds.

Actually 14" in depth, just measured mine. With spikes +/- 13.5" in height.
post #73 of 1749
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Originally Posted by nb67 View Post

Actually 14" in depth, just measured mine. With spikes +/- 13.5" in height.

Can you wall mount the surrounds?
post #74 of 1749
Thread Starter 
I told Eric I was leaving town for 2 weeks (vacation) and asked him when he was shipping. He said by the end of this week.

Thought I'd ask---How are these speakers shipped and do you guys think they'll make it from Utah to Michigan in a week.

Thanks,
Ken
post #75 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Newbie01 View Post

Can you wall mount the surrounds?

Not sure as I don't have Tekton surrounds.
Edited by nb67 - 2/5/13 at 1:51pm
post #76 of 1749
jumping in here as a new member to the forum.

I have the m-lores in my HT room, currently in 2.1 as im waiting to order a m-lore center, and then ill order some small rear speakers. My room isnt very large 15x12 and the m-lore seriously fill it up with more than enough sound without much effort. I couldnt imagine what the dragons would do. The bass is surprisingly very strong out of them, i really like that they are front ported as well.

powering with an old cambridge audio 540rv2
post #77 of 1749
About shipping....yes, the Pens should get to MI in a week; FedEx tracking is easy. Eric will send you detailed instr on unacking them...follow them!!
The Pen center and surrounds are around 45lbs. Tough wall mount.
post #78 of 1749
Talked with Eric today over at Tekton. He said he has really got on top of orders now and they should be shipping much faster. 1-2 Weeks vs. 8 weeks.
post #79 of 1749
Thread Starter 
I'll be receiving the Pendragn L+R Front on Wed. according to Fed Ex. Eric said he was painting the center today and would ship later with the grills. I'll have 2 days to check these out after work, and then 'Ill be on vacation. I probably won't be able to wait to get back home.

Ken
Edited by Kensmith48 - 2/7/13 at 4:59pm
post #80 of 1749
Ken...

Let us know! I am very close the pulling the trigger on L/C/R. It hurts knowing it can cost me 400 bucks to audition a set of speakers though.

I am really interested that the sound stage transports you. The Highs are slightly but not over powering on the "bright" side and the bass does not muddle all the sound when you hit a heavy bass song.

Soul Sister -- Moulin Rouge ...seems to kick the crap out of most speakers. That much bass and it muddles the mid and upper ranges on many many speakers. The only two speakers I have listened to where this was not the case has been the Klipsch RF-7II and the Sonus Faber Venere. (I do cop to not listening to that many speakers though.)
post #81 of 1749
Newbie ,
As AC/DC says , pull in pull out "pull the trigger". If Andrew robinson of Home theater can make them his reference speaker , I am sure the bass and treble will be fine.
post #82 of 1749
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Originally Posted by chalugadp View Post

Newbie ,
As AC/DC says , pull in pull out "pull the trigger". If Andrew robinson of Home theater can make them his reference speaker , I am sure the bass and treble will be fine.

Probably right... Its just as reviews come in...its hard to know. I just read http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/loudspeakers/83432-tekton-pendragon-vs-goldenear-triton-2-a.html .

I would order today if it didn't cost around $400 to audition them. (Shipping both ways.) I always tend to over think these things but it seems that the whole lot here ...tends to follow that trend more than than not.
post #83 of 1749
Either speaker would be just fine. Go with your gut. You have done your homework . If you get the tekton' s its doubtful you will send them back. Good luck.
post #84 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Newbie01 View Post

Talked with Eric today over at Tekton. He said he has really got on top of orders now and they should be shipping much faster. 1-2 Weeks vs. 8 weeks.

I hope this means my Oriel 10s that I ordered on Dec. 28 will be shipping soon now because I'm getting just a little antsy.
post #85 of 1749
Once you hear them You definitely will not be sending them back. The Pendragons absolutely dominate music. Classical, dubstep, drum and bass, rock... Vocals are where these eminence drivers shine in spades. Probably the best I've ever heard. I'm only 100 hours into my audition but my mind is made up and they are keepers (I'm also waiting on the surrounds due this week). The soundstage is perfect, large, ... bold totally the opposite of say Klipsch which is harsh and fatiguing to me in the upper ranges. You're wife will think you are nuts when they arrive and you place them in your room ...but doesn't she already?

Simply awesome speakers. And running solid clear sound from floor to ceiling with realism at 120dB++ on nothing but my 125w/ channel marantz setup is simply amazing. I think these are it for me and they aren't going anywhere. Good luck with your speaker search.
post #86 of 1749
Thread Starter 
Fed Ex delivered the Pendragons a day early.I can smell the paint. Eric must be putting these out fast. Still have to break them in and experiment with placement , but so far they sound awesome. I don't get into all the different ways to describe a speaker but they sound alot clearer than most other speakers I've heard. The bass is there but not overpowering. I have a pair of Def. Tech. Reference subs so they handle anything below 60 hz. I have an Anthem D2v with ARC so I still have to run that and see what develops. I'll post back with pictures and a better review after I have a chance to deal with everything.Eric still has to ship the center and grills. Not sure when I'll receive those.

Ken
post #87 of 1749
Got my Oriel 10's and pendragon centre today . Had them for two hours and simply in awe. Watched some clips of movies and a few songs and they just blow away my old b&w which a few years ago cost the same as my tektons. Will give a detailed review in a couple of days.
post #88 of 1749
Chalugadp,

I thought you ordered Lores? Anyway, I am glad to see someone finally getting Oriel 10s and having a favorable opinion of them. I am awaiting news on my pair that was ordered on Dec. 28. Can't wait to put them through the paces.
post #89 of 1749
Nope it was Oriels. My mind is going. Hang in there , give Eric a call. I ordered two weeks after u.
post #90 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Kensmith48 View Post

Fed Ex delivered the Pendragons a day early.I can smell the paint. Eric must be putting these out fast. Still have to break them in and experiment with placement , but so far they sound awesome. I don't get into all the different ways to describe a speaker but they sound alot clearer than most other speakers I've heard. The bass is there but not overpowering. I have a pair of Def. Tech. Reference subs so they handle anything below 60 hz. I have an Anthem D2v with ARC so I still have to run that and see what develops. I'll post back with pictures and a better review after I have a chance to deal with everything.Eric still has to ship the center and grills. Not sure when I'll receive those.

Ken

Looking forward to your review + pics. I think as more people get to hear these Pendragons they will undoubtedly grow in the audio community. I’m sitting here as I write this listening to Fun’s “some nights” and am in audio nirvana biggrin.gif
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