Tekton Pendragon Floorstanding Loudspeaker
The Tekton Pendragon is about as good as it gets under $5,000 for home theater. They are large speakers, and pair best with a large room and large display, but those with smaller rooms on a budget should take note: the Pendragon's size allows it to house serious woofers, which can produce enough bass for most tastes if the space isn't too large, making it a great option for anyone looking to skip on a subwoofer.
The Pendragon sports a fantastic presentation for its price range: it's soundstage showcases width, depth, and even height that is normally reserved for speakers double its price or more. It even puts pricier electrostatic panels to the test in this regard, although it isnt quite a match for the GoldenEar Triton Two.
The Pendragon is fantastically neutral and uncolored: it neither adds nor subtracts any warmth from the sound, and is impressively transparent to whatever source feeds it. This makes it an excellent choice for listening to music, too; it is exceptionally good at recreating the dimensionality and "realness" of live performances. For this reason, lovers of a more neutral sound may prefer it to the Triton Twos, especially if they will be used in a full 5.1 system.
The Pendragon would be a great speaker even at double its MSRP, but at $2500 it represents what is easily one of the best values in this price bracket; its a bit large, but the sound is truly unreal for the price.