This listing is for a very well kept original pair of satin black Tekton Pendragon tower speakers in excellent condition still in their original boxes. Includes the floor spikes.
The Pendragon was Tekton Design's flagship effort, retailing for $2,499 per pair and sold direct via the company's website.
The Pendragon is a physically imposing loudspeaker, measuring 54 inches tall by 12 inches wide and 16 inches deep, weight is in the vicinity of 80-plus pounds in satin black.
A staple among all of Tekton's designs is the apparent lack of grilles. This isn't to say they can't be had - they can, for an added $75 up-charge for the pair. (included in this pair)
With no grilles blocking my view of the Pendragon's driver array, I took a moment to marvel at not only its scale, but also its unique construction. At first glance, one might think the Pendragon employs a D'Appolito-style array. It doesn't, for the five drivers are more or less arranged in a time-aligned line array with two ten-inch drivers resting above and below three one-inch tweeters. The full-range ten-inch drivers are sourced from Eminence (an American pro audio company), whereas the one-inch tweeters are of a proprietary design unique to the Pendragon, courtesy of one of the lead designers at ScanSpeak.
There isn't much known about the tweeters themselves (unless you're willing to sign an NDA), because Eric Alexander, the Pendragon's designer, wants to keep the proprietary process just that. They're unique in their look, possessing a flexible ring around the dome with a pronounced dimple resting dead center, hence the tweeters' name: dimple-dome. I mistakenly took the dimple for driver damage upon unboxing the speakers for the first time.
According to Alexander, the spacing and arrangement of the drivers is also unique to Tekton and the Pendragon, and is another secret one must sign an NDA in order to learn more about. To suggest that Alexander takes his craft seriously is an understatement.
Around back is a pair of rear-facing bass ports and a single pair of very robust five-way binding posts that can accept everything from bare wire to spade lug adaptors.
The Pendragon itself has a reported frequency response of 20Hz to 30kHz, with a sensitivity rating of 98dB into a stable eight-ohm load. Due to its super-high efficiency, the Pendragon is near ideal for virtually every type of amplifier, tube or solid state and AV receiver on the market today.
Tekton states that the maximum power handling of the Pendragon is 200 watts, though Alexander says you can definitely put more power to it, a lot more, up to 1000 watts in fact. Also, the Pendragon was designed to be able to recreate the scale and dynamics of a live recording or event. Because of this, it is capable of very high output, in excess of 120dB, without so much as breaking a sweat.
Guaranteed to work correctly for 30 days baring abuse.
Offered for $1250 plus shipping. Prefer local pickup, or freight on a skid, probably wouldn't survive fedex or ups.
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