First Listen: Tekton Designs Pendragon SEAS







Eric Alexander sent me a pair of Tekton Designs Pendragon loudspeakers with the new SEAS driver layout. Heh heh, heh heh.

These are 95dB, 4 ohm, and a bit smaller than their “big” brother Pendragon that I had in here last year. Actually, something like 40% smaller: 50″h x 10″w x 13″d (down from 54″ x 12″ x 16″). Response is pegged at 30Hz to 30kHz (again, down from 20Hz to 30kHz). Pricing, however, is the same, still $2,500/pair.

Right now, I have these running on a pair of Nagra MSA amplifiers (run bridged) from a Nagra Jazz preamplifier. Digital is coming from a Da Vinci DAC from Light Harmonic. All that stuff is crazy-good (and crazy-expensive).

The sound is very good, out of the box. They play deep, and given that they’re Tektons, they also play R – E – A – A – A – A – L – L – Y loud. Heh heh, heh heh.

Obviously, I need to run these in, but preliminary signs are very good. Here’s some pics to distract you whet your appetite.