I thought I'd bump this thread since I didn't get any responses. Nobody in the bay area has Tekton Pendragons?
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I just saw this thread. No, I don't own a Tekton product and I live in Portland Oregon. Still, I realize that the reviews on these are sparse, they still are out there. While what is out there is not professional, oh well.
From what I have read The 'regular' Pendragons are very dynamic while being a bit recessed. Recessed is not a bad thing, if sitting in the middle of the auditorium is your thing. What I am saying is that those were markers I used, from reviews, when I purchased my Zu Audio Essence.
Mr. Alexandar has some sort of return policy. I would suggest that you chat with him and work out an 'agreement'. The 'agreement' is up to you two fellows. Bottom line, take a leap of faith and enjoy the music. I am so glad I found Zu as it has brought me to the point of constantly loving the music that I am hearing.
Once again, take that leap of faith and purchase the Tekton Pendragons SE. I probably would have purchased them had I not found my Zus:)
Hi Dale, thanks. It looks like I might not have any luck in my area with the Pendragons, and I'd prefer to just audition them at an owner's house, rather than buying and trying myself.
Some people at another one of my threads were saying they preferred the new Zu Omen Defs to the Pendragons, so at this point I'm actually more curious to hear those. Not sure what kind of luck I'll have finding an owner of those either.
I may end up just buying the JTR Noesis. Those were AMAZING, and I have heard them. Still, I'd like to check out some others that can compete with them before purchasing. Maybe I'll start another thread looking for Zu Omen Def owners in my area.
That's totally up to you and your specific needs...but if it was me, no I would not use a sub with the Omen Def's. But that's only because of my 2 channel direct music listening...I don't "need" a sub with the the full range Def's.
If I was 2 channel music direct with the Noesis, then I have to have a sub...no way around it.
The Def's for movies?, then of course use a sub.
Well, I think I'm going to pull the trigger on the Noesis. I talked to someone who owns the Zu Superflys, and he said he wouldn't recommend Zus since I want something for home theater.
I keep getting steered back to the Noesis, and I haven't found anything that seems better. The only competitor I've really found are the Seaton Catalysts, and they're more than I want to spend.
I'm not sure why you were told the Zus would not be good for a home theater (perhaps the Superflys would not, I have not heard them in a theater setting). But I had a pair of Omen Defs that was used for both 2 channel and a home theater setup and they were excellent. I also owned the Tekton Pendragons and they also would work for both very well. I ultimately chose the Omen Defs as I liked their midrange presentation better, but either of those speakers would work very well in a home theater.
i just found this thread, i do have the pendragon set up and love it. Pen fronts and center with m-lores as surrounds. we will probably be moving so thought i will sell the whole package rather than ship. i will definately be buying tekton again. we live in the Santa Rosa area.
Oh, very important.......I have the complete set of Pendragon Grills, not the cheap foam ones. The real deal!!