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Redesign update! The Pendragon has now been updated and improved, incorporating key technology from our industry-changing US patent 9247339! Hear for yourself how an amazing system is now even better!​

Discover the magic of the Pendragon for yourself. Having now garnered a literal cult following, the mighty Tekton Pendragon rules and imitates no one. Discover the pure acoustical genius and forward-thinking, proprietary innovation contained within the Pendragon. Now with a recent voicing and X-over update to further its exacting resolution and detail, the mighty Pendragon is sounding better than ever!

  • Dual 10″ transducers
  • Triple ring radiator HF array
  • 95dB 1W@1m
  • 8 Ohm average impedance
  • 20Hz-30kHz frequency response
  • 400 watts power handling
  • Height 54″ (137.16 cm) x Width 12″ (30.48 cm) x Depth 16″ (40.64 cm)
  • Weight 88 lbs.
  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Custom paints and capacitor upgrades available

Additional information

Weight 88 lbs
Dimensions 16.0 × 12.0 × 54.0 in

7 reviews for Pendragon

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  1. Edward Terrell

    I am very pleased with these Pendragons.
    They take about 10-20 hours to break in. When they do they’re a very pleasant listen. Very nice imaging and really good midrange. I had the original EnZos and loved them. You get more of a good thing with the pens. Great bass and highs that aren’t so analytical that the music loses its cohesion.
    This is truly a great speaker for 2000 bucks or otherwise.

    I really just wanted to praise and thank Eric for the opportunity to own this level of speaker for this kind of accessible price.

    You’re doing great work here that is making a difference Eric. Thank you!

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  2. Jonathan L WARD

    What can you say about the New 7 Tweeter Pendragons?
    A Lot, They’re Big and Beautiful.
    We Choose the Gray which, I think is called
    “Silver Half Dollar” and we’re really glad we picked this color.
    It looks great in our house.
    We’ve Been Watching “Songs of The Mountains” and “Woodsongs” on PBS. We also just Watched “The Music Man” on TCM. Everything Sounded Great.
    I’m Streaming Apple Music right now and it’s The Best I’ve had in my House.
    These Speakers do have a Full Range.
    One thing you notice when listening is that the Bass isn’t Bloated or Pumped up like so many speakers are.
    If the Bass isn’t supposed to be there, You don’t get it.
    When it does kick in, it’s there in Spades.
    It’s a very Very Natural Bass. A lot of Depth and A more “Airy Bass”, You hear Better Bass Tones than with a lot of other Speakers. It’s not a Thump Thump Thump that so many Towers have and it’s Not One Note Bass. it Draws you in.
    The nice thing is how the mids and highs play regardless of what the Bass is doing. Even when the Bass is Strong, The Pendragon Mids and Highs Cut through and deliver a Musical Performance.
    Even at Low Nightime Volume’s, Like I listening to right now, I’m getting the same performance as I get at Higher Sound Levels. These Speakers sound Great and were Worth the Wait. I did have to wait for them to be built, 3 Months,
    But So What. They were Hand Built for me according to What I Wanted. not many Companies will Hand Build you a Speaker just the way you want it, Tekton Will.
    After getting mine, I’d do it again of I needed another.
    These sound so good, I’m done Speaker Shopping.
    These are Really Good enough for me and I’m Picky.
    I’m glad I didn’t buy a “Off The Shelf” Speaker beacuse I would have Paid a Lot More and got Less.

    Thanks Tammy for Taking Care of my order
    and getting these to me.

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  3. User Review (store manager)

    So, my Pendragons were delivered yesterday early afternoon, and I have slept very little thanks to them because I just can’t stop listening to them! Eric, they’re so amazing sounding and far exceeded my expectations in my listening space. They’re so easy to drive too. I’m very happy to say I think they sound better than I could have ever expected.
    I don’t know if it’s the new crossover design/patent that are a part of the speakers.
    I don’t know if it’s the synergy of my components.
    I don’t know if it’s just because they’re in my listening space.

    I just don’t know, and frankly, I don’t care, because I am so happy I bought this pair of speakers from you. I’m truly gobsmacked at how wonderful they sound, and they haven’t even broken in yet! All I’m thinking is, “What, these can get better?! How?!”

    They make my amplifier sound more true and warm. My phono pre is showing detail it never has. I even rolled the tubes in it a bit, and nothing but great sound came out. My turntable sounds more solid than ever, and I’ve never heard my favorite cartridges have so much detail and sound so good. I ended up with a large a pile of records I hadn’t listened to for quite some time, and they all sound amazing through the Pendragons. I kept putting on album after album, and they all sounded better than I’d ever remembered. The overall soundstage is magical like the musicians are right there with you.

    I’d just like to give you a very heartfelt thank you for helping bring such joy to myself and others through the magic of music and the magic that these speakers bring. They are truly wonderful and perform way beyond their price point. My friend and I who also owns a pair were talking, and we both believe the Tekton Pendragons to be the best deal available in HiFi today.

    ​Once again, thank you so very much, Eric!

  4. User Review (store manager)

    Eric, My cousin and his wife, along with yours truly and my wife, have for the last 15 years regularly gotten together for nights where we do nothing but listen to music (well, there might be a bit of beer and wine involved!) in a room devoted to my stereo. We take turns; anyone can PLAY anything they want and anyone can SAY anything they want about what was played. Together, although this is admittedly a stupid statistic, we have over 220 years of experience listening to popular music and pursuing the audiophile experience. Last night was the debut of the Pendragons, and to say the least they were a huge hit. For all the prior years we had been listening to Polk SRS-SDAs, and they can image and sound-stage, but these have a level of detail and precision we’d been missing for so many years!

    In any case, the Pendragons ARE INCREDIBLE!

    Thanks, and with warm regards, Tom

  5. User Review (store manager)

    I just attended T.H.E. SHOW (high-end electronics show June 1-3) in Irvine, CA. I wanted to see and listen to high-end speakers and electronics which I had not done in many years. I wanted to see and hear how my system stood up to these multi-thousand dollar systems. I compared these to my system at home which include the Pendragons for my speakers, which I purchased from you about 2 years ago. My biggest worry was that I would hear speakers and electronics that would make my set-up at home sound in need of a major upgrade. I feared I would be lusting for new speakers and electronics, which I could not afford. Frankly, just the opposite occurred.

    The first room we (I went with my girlfriend) entered had all the mega-buck equipment imaginable. The most beautiful electronics, speakers and fire hosed sized speaker cables I had ever seen. The sound was unmemorable. I told my girlfriend that I was feeling pretty good about my system at home and she immediately agreed. I then asked the vendor how much the system cost. He said $500,000. WOW! I’m sorry I can’t remember the brands represented, but at that price it’s irrelevant. We visited many rooms, where the brands and equipment were priced beyond belief.

    One room was demonstrating the Canton Reference 3K speakers. I said they sound pretty decent. I asked him to play a Dave Grusen piece I had on a usb stick. My girlfriend and I immediately thought they weren’t as dynamic nor did they have the punch of the Pendragons. I asked him the price of the speakers, $17,000. Now we were both feeling good about our system at home.

    I could go on and on about the rooms we visited and the sound that was not as good as our home set-up. I just wanted to let you know how satisfied we are with the Pendragons and the remarkable achievement of your designs. I can’t imagine anything better, but the Double Impacts certainly have my attention. I’m retired and on a fixed income so they are a distant dream. In the meantime we will continue to enjoy the Pendragons and their remarkable ability to reproduce music.

    Richard

  6. User Review (store manager)

    Hi Eric,

    I wanted to drop a quick line about my new Pendragons. I immediately took a half day off of work to get the babies hooked up. Think back to that old Maxell Cassette Commercial,the one with the guy in the chair with his hair and face blown back by the sound. That is how I feel! I was a little worried at first and had pre-buyers remorse. This represented the biggest audio investment for me and my little ‘regular guy’ system. Well,I am NOT worried anymore. When we spoke I could tell you had a passion for making, not just speakers , but windows into the heart and soul of the music. I don’t listen to some of the hardcore Audiophile types of music. You know, the kind you hear when you listen a youtube video of high end speakers. The music I do listen to though grabs me and makes me look like Stevie Wonder moving his head from side to side in a figure eight. I don’t have charts and graphs or spl charts. I do have my measurements that do include The Stevie Wonder move, hair Standing Up (and I think growing back in my bald spot) and general, uncontrolled foot stomping. These Pendragons check all boxes. I haven’t got them positioned properly yet (waiting on a Living Room remodel down the road). I basically just ‘Plopped and Dropped’ them where I had my Klipsch RF82II’s. I adjusted some levels and cranked some tunes and watched some movies/concerts. I know my system probably does not even qualify as a budget system in the Audiophile world but holy cow I LOVE it. Through the miracle of the Interwebs, Craigslist and good old horse trading, i have made up the following system that please me greatly: Tekton Pendragons – Mains(replaced the Klipsch RF-82II) Klipsch RF62II-Center Epos-Epic 2-Heights Focal JM Labs 707s-Rears SVS 20-39PCI Cylindrical Sub SVS SB12-NSD Sealed Sub Klipsch SW-112 Ported Sub Onkyo TX-NR838 Receiver(135 watts per channel with pre-amp outs) Crown XLS-1500 2 channel Pro Amp for the Mains(325 watts per channel-not hooked back up yet as I let the Pens break in) Sony BDP S5100 Blu-Ray Player(Has 2 USB Ports with 2@128gb sticks plugged in with video concerts,Movies and Music) Western Digital WD Media Player (also Has 2 USB Ports with 2@128gb sticks plugged in with video concerts,Movies and Music) Intel Compute Stick with USB Expander Hub with Sticks and a Portable Drive plugged in as well. Vizio 55″ Flat Screen[Now on the hunt for my 65″ 4K replacement) Songs I auditioned were: Steely Dan-Royal Scam
    Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers-Minor Step Jackson Browne-Sergio Leone Leonard Cohen-A Thousand Kisses Infected Mushroom-Nevermind Rodrigo y Gabriela-Orion Steve Hunter-Solsbury Hill War-Cisco Kid & Low Rider Captain Beyond-Sufficiently Breathless Montrose-Rock Candy Johnny A-Two Wheeled Horse Cry Of Love-Peace Pipe Weezer-Hash Pipe Grinder Switch-Pickin The Blues Joe Bonamassa-Just Got Paid Walter Trout-Mayall’s Piano Boogie Gamma-Voyager Pink Floyd-Welcome To The Machine Metallica-Seek and Destroy Megadeth-Symphony of Destruction Michael Hedges-The Funky Avacado Cake-Short Skirt Long Jacket Led Zeppelin-Rain Song Eagles-Hotel California & The Sorcerer Mike Zito & The Wheel-Hell On Me Coco Montoya-Too Much Water Gov’t Mule-Scomule

    Movies(Blu-Ray): Guardians Of The Galaxy Captain America Winter Soldier The Hobbit Battle Of The 5 Armies Oblivion The Edge Of Tomorrow Serenity/Firefly Maleficent

    Concerts: Gov’t Mule-Deep End(DVD) Judas Priest-Battle Cry(Blu-Ray) Tom Petty-Live In Concert(Blu-Ray) Claptons Crossroads 2013(Blu-Ray) The Last Waltz(Blu-Ray)

    I can’t wait to hear the rest of my movies and concerts with the Pendragons in the system. Thank You Eric and, A shout out to Andrew Robinson also. I stumbled across his reviews of the Pendragons. He also showed me how Pro Gear (Crown XLS1500 Amp) can be used in the Home Theater Environment giving me the best dollar per watt ratio. If Merlin were alive today there is no doubt in my mind that he would give these Pendragons a “Two Wands Up”. Victrolla Rock ‘n’ Rolla crankin it to ELEVEN in THE LOU. p.s. I swear I made The Arch sway while I was playing Symphony of Destruction…some say it was just the wind…I’m not so sure.

  7. User Review (store manager)

    Before ordering I spoke with you several times about upgrading my current speakers. You always answered the phone yourself and answered all my questions and offered your suggestions as well. With your valuable input, I decided on four Pendragons and the Pendragon Center.

    I am retired and on a fixed income, but I still had upgrade fever. I wanted to replace my front Legasy Focus speakers and rear Jamo Concert 11 speakers. My Legasy’s are circa 1997-98, and I paid 5k for them at the time. The Jamo’s were $3600 15 years ago. My dilemma in retirement was being able to afford an upgrade. My thought was that it was going to set me back 20k to 40k for a significant improvement over what I had. Especially considering the current version of the Focus is over 10k itself, so I was basically priced out of an upgrade.

    I first heard of Tekton Design when I read a review of the Enzo XL’s in Stereophile about a year ago. I put Tekton in my favorite’s list in my WEB browser and continued to look at your website and to follow your company. The review compared the Enzo XL’s with speakers costing several times their cost. That seemed pretty far fetched, but Tekton was always in the back of my mind after reading that review. So over the course of a year I kept returning to your web site and pondering about your speakers. I also read other extremely enthusiastic reviews of the Pendragons and other Tekton speakers, which peeked my interest in them even more. However, the one consistency in all that I read was that your speakers were always compared to speakers costing five to ten times or more. So after almost a year of reading about them and a seemingly devout cult following, I took a leap of faith that these speakers would be an upgrade to what I had, so I pulled the trigger.

    My first thought after listening (I probably have about 75 hours on them as of this writing) is I don’t miss the Legasy’s one iota. I mostly played music I was intimately familiar with. It consisted of Jazz and Classical music and some pop (hard for me to judge with pop because of its limited dynamic range). Overall, I thought the Pendragons were more dynamic and had more punch, however, not at all over exaggerated. The Legasy’s are a bit more laid back, the dragons more out front more 3d perhaps. My girlfriend kept saying the music is right there. They are musical. Some have said they are not as revealing as some speakers. I heard things that stood out more than the Legasy’s. Like a drums whack that just hits you in the chest.

    I must say, however, that if I had not heard the Pendragons, that I could live the rest of my days with the Legasy’s. Having said that, after hearing the Tektons I would not like to have to give them up now. The Legasy’s are a truly fine speaker. Even so, they were twice the price of the dragons nearly 20 years ago in 1997 dollars. Although the Legasy’s have evolved since then (I assume that they sound as good now but more likely better) they are now five times the price of the dragons (more than $10,000). I think I can confidently say they are not five times better. The Pendragons are a truly high-value speaker for their asking price. Even so, one thing is certain, the longer I listen to them the better they sound. They are just doing something right. Eric, you have given me something that I thought unaffordable and unattainable in my retirement, an upgrade to what I had. I couldn’t be happier with this decision.

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Professional Reviews

"I have literally nothing negative to say about these speakers... It is a very very easy to listen to speaker... the bass response on these are incredible. "
Jay Lee (Soulsik), The Next Best Thing Studios
"What makes the Pendragons even better is their sound, which our Managing Editor compared against venerable heavyweights such as Wilson Audio's MAXX 3 and Wisdom Audio's LS4 on-walls. For true, full-range, high end sound there may not be a better value in all of hi-fi right now than the Pendragon. "
Best of 2012, Home Theater Review
"THE TEKTON DESIGN PENDRAGONS’ Superior Dynamics Make Them Stand Out in the $2500/pair Tower Speaker Category. They Offer the Best Value I’ve Heard for the Price."
Glenn Young, Home Theater HiFi
"I think the Pendragons fill an important niche. They are both bona-fide performers and affordable ... I could live with the Pendragons easily and sleep well ... Natural sounding and so seriously dynamic, the Pendragons make my music enjoyable to listen to."
John Zurek, Positive Feedback
"What is there to say about the Pendragon's performance, other than it's amazing? It's dynamic, it's true to life in its scale."
Andrew Robinson, Andrew Robinson Online