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    The more I listen to other speakers the more I appreciate the Pendragons. Just re-installed them into my reference system and despite having had them now for a little over a month they never fail to impress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Robinson View Post
    The more I listen to other speakers the more I appreciate the Pendragons. Just re-installed them into my reference system and despite having had them now for a little over a month they never fail to impress.
    So they are keepers in the Robinson household? I assume they didn't offer the custom paint on a review pair. I would love to hear a pair.

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    Are you running them with your subs? Going by the specs and what Eric told me over the phone, (..."they're just absolute beasts"), it sounds like they should be able to produce full range better than just about any other speaker, no?

    Value wise, I have to presume that they are a much better "value" than your Diamonds, however, do they actually sound as good straight up? Are they good enough to to go ahead and get rid of your Diamonds? Would you be kicked out the
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    Quote Originally Posted by t_shirtterry View Post
    Are you running them with your subs? Going by the specs and what Eric told me over the phone, (..."they're just absolute beasts"), it sounds like they should be able to produce full range better than just about any other speaker, no?

    Value wise, I have to presume that they are a much better "value" than your Diamonds, however, do they actually sound as good straight up? Are they good enough to to go ahead and get rid of your Diamonds? Would you be kicked out the
    "club" if you did?

    Thanks, Terry
    I do run my Pendragons with subs but they're crossed over at 40Hz, which is the lowest my Integra will allow though I have a new dbx device that will allow me to go lower still for I (and others who have heard my Pendragons) have come to the conclusion that they do lower mid-bass better than my JL subs. So I truly use my subs to augment the extreme low end.

    Value wise the Pendragons are a better value than the 800 Diamonds -no doubt. Straight up the two sound completely different. If you're used to a more traditional loudspeaker than you may prefer the Diamonds, which a lot of people do, for the Diamonds are a truly great speaker not only in their own right but compared to other high-end offerings over the years. I lived with mine for over two years and had virtually no complaints. The 800s are remarkable and will always hold a special place in my heart and I'm thankful to have been lucky enough to be in a position to have called them my reference speaker for a prolonged period of time.

    That being said, I no longer have 800s.

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    On a side note, I didn't get rid of my 800s because they did anything "wrong". A fellow HTR writer was in need of reference speakers and since I had two pairs of reference grade loudspeakers on hand (the 800s and my Pendragons) and had spent a large portion of time with 800s I thought it best to move them along and give my full attention to my new reference speakers -the Pendragons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Robinson View Post
    On a side note, I didn't get rid of my 800s because they did anything "wrong". A fellow HTR writer was in need of reference speakers and since I had two pairs of reference grade loudspeakers on hand (the 800s and my Pendragons) and had spent a large portion of time with 800s I thought it best to move them along and give my full attention to my new reference speakers -the Pendragons.
    All I can say is.....WOW!!!! That's saying something...especially since I've finally read up on whom I'm speaking with! I have a tendency to just look at everyone as a person (the only one that I really heard of before was Jerry). Your name rung a bell but I ddin't seek to find out until last week.

    That speaks volumes to me - that a person would give up their 20,000+ plus reference system for a system that cost 10x's less!!!! But it also shows me what I heard in the Axpona show in J'ville (my first show) - it's not the price tag that counts - it's how the stuff performs (thanks Jerry - you tried to teach me that years ago - you too Kenny)! I left that show feeling satisfied and comfortable - no my system wasn't the end all, but for what I've paid and the attention that I've given to setup and soundstage in that room, I was well pleased with my system when I returned! Now I'm working on the source side of things, but I have my eye on Tekton - that's just great value!!!! Congrats Andrew on a new reference and confirming my Axpona epiphany - it doesn't take a lot of money, just wisdom with the money you do have. I hope the other big name speaker companies don't take Tekton into a back room and try to force them to sell out !!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Robinson View Post
    On a side note, I didn't get rid of my 800s because they did anything "wrong". A fellow HTR writer was in need of reference speakers and since I had two pairs of reference grade loudspeakers on hand (the 800s and my Pendragons) and had spent a large portion of time with 800s I thought it best to move them along and give my full attention to my new reference speakers -the Pendragons.
    Andrew,

    I'm no audiophile by any means but i am interested in always getting the best bang for the buck. I was actually originally interested in buying the Aperion Grand Towers from reviewing it on the HomeTheaterReview website up until i read your review on the Tekton M-Lore in which you mentioned about the Pendragon.
    I thought to myself:
    If I was to go the Aperion route, It would cost me $1800 for the pair of Grand Towers plus another $700 for the 10D subwoofer.
    That would total $2500 for the Aperion set. The cost will exactly be the same as the Pendragon minus a dedicated sub which (from my understanding of your review) the Pendragon can do well on its own.

    I have to say, I'm very much interested in the Pendragon right now! (which prompted me to register here just to post in this thread lolz)

    My question is: I don't have dedicated expensive tube amps like you guys, however, I do have a $1500 Yamaha Aventage RX-A2010 receiver... Would you still recommend the Pendragon with my setup???

    I really appreciate your help on this and would be forever grateful for any feedback.

    -Jan

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    Welcome to the forum Sleeper52, great to have you here.

    Just a thought, if you are looking into home theater, I would recommend a sub in addition to any speaker you wind up getting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Rainwater View Post
    Welcome to the forum Sleeper52, great to have you here.

    Just a thought, if you are looking into home theater, I would recommend a sub in addition to any speaker you wind up getting.
    Thx Tracy.

    You really think so? Thing is, my original budget is really $2500 lol. If you were in my position would you either go for the Aperion or Tekton route?

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