The SEAS-based Pendragons are significantly smaller than the standard ones. More expensive though...
Thanks for the kind word Bob, you certainly qualify as "one of the good guys" too. We do read so many horror stories in these threads, that it is refreshing every once in a while to remember that there are a LOT of very good people here. Always look on the bright side of life. :)
That said, I find it difficult to judge equipment in a room/system that I am unfamiliar with. I have met quite a few great folks along the way, but I have had good and bad listening experiences in other rooms, including dealer showrooms. Either way, I can't find myself giving credit or blame to one individual piece of that system.
I've purchased several items over the years that have sounded very different in my room than when I listened to them in another room/system, whether it was in a dealer's showroom or a friend/acquaintance house. As we've discussed before Bob, it's all about system synergy, interactions between ancillary gear and the room itself (not to mention personal tastes).
I'm assuming by "big", you mean their physical size? Maybe this can help:
Pendragon Height 54" x Width 12" x Depth 16"
Pendragon SE Height 53" x Width 10" x Depth 13"
If that is still too large, maybe a compliment of Lore or Lore-S might be in order? You can get a great idea of the comparative size between the Pendragon and the Lore-S right
here. Scroll down the review about 1/3 of the way.