Sonner Legato Duo

tratlifftratliff Posts: 650
edited May 27 in Speakers
Thanks to our good buddy @DSkip I’ve got a pair of Duo’s setting in my room. Just got them installed last evening and working on placement. Only listened for about an hour.

They sound pretty good out of the box but I think they need some time on them. I’ll leave them going all day today.

Still need to move my Legacy’s but I had to give them a listen first.

More details to come as I get some hours on them.

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2 Channel
Legacy Focus SE, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

Theater
Yamaha RX-Z9, Legacy Focus SE (same as 2 Channel system), Def Tech C/L/R 2500, Def Tech BP-2X, Def Tech Pro-Monitors, Vizio M-75

Office
Teac NP-H750, Parasound Ztuner, Audio Engine P4N, Grado SR80, Grado iGrado, Audio-Technica ATH-M50, PC running High Rez files

Living Room
Yamaha YSP-4100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 60"

Bed Room
Yamaha YSP-5100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 70"

Comments

  • halohalo Posts: 4,363
    I would definitely be interested to hear your thoughts on how the Sonner speakers compare to the Legacy speakers. Good on ya for trying something different & good on @DSkip for hooking a fellow Polkie up!
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,748
    Those Legacy's look really sweet.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,756
    I'll take a stab at it....

    I'll bet the Sonners have better imaging, a bit more clarity into the music. The legacys though, hard to beat for impact and scale. Those Legacys would look real good in my house. :)
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,540
    edited May 28
    Following . . .

    btw, I dig your Yellow Submarine
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  • danzilla31danzilla31 Posts: 94
    Damn I've always admired the legacy speakers never got a chance to check em out. Those Legacy's look sweeeeet I really hope you enjoy the new speakers tho can't wait to hear your thoughts on em.
  • danzilla31danzilla31 Posts: 94
    Man @DSkip you weren't kidding when you said you had some good stuff up there in Dallas for me to check out! Gonna hafta hit you up the next time I go visit family!
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 650
    edited May 29
    tonyb wrote: »
    I'll take a stab at it....

    I'll bet the Sonners have better imaging, a bit more clarity into the music. The legacys though, hard to beat for impact and scale. Those Legacys would look real good in my house. :)

    @tonyb That's a good guess. From what I have heard the Sonners are great sounding speakers. But like I have noticed with all speakers and speaker designs they all have pro's and con's. Detail and imaging/stage are outstanding but as you pointed out the impact is not what I am use to. Those Legacy's paired with the McIntosh 601's are a powerful beast.

    I put about 18 hours on the Sonners over the weekend and want to see if they settle down with time. As I listened, I notice the mids to be a bit much on certain music.

    I have left the Legacy's in the room for now to be able to switch quickly. Moving them is a chore.

    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

    Theater
    Yamaha RX-Z9, Legacy Focus SE (same as 2 Channel system), Def Tech C/L/R 2500, Def Tech BP-2X, Def Tech Pro-Monitors, Vizio M-75

    Office
    Teac NP-H750, Parasound Ztuner, Audio Engine P4N, Grado SR80, Grado iGrado, Audio-Technica ATH-M50, PC running High Rez files

    Living Room
    Yamaha YSP-4100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 60"

    Bed Room
    Yamaha YSP-5100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 70"

  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 650
    GlennDog wrote: »

    btw, I dig your Yellow Submarine

    Its a puzzle my wife got me. Goes well in my room. I have a few others...Abbey Road, Sgt. Peppers, Pink Floyd.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Technics RS-1500, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

    Theater
    Yamaha RX-Z9, Legacy Focus SE (same as 2 Channel system), Def Tech C/L/R 2500, Def Tech BP-2X, Def Tech Pro-Monitors, Vizio M-75

    Office
    Teac NP-H750, Parasound Ztuner, Audio Engine P4N, Grado SR80, Grado iGrado, Audio-Technica ATH-M50, PC running High Rez files

    Living Room
    Yamaha YSP-4100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 60"

    Bed Room
    Yamaha YSP-5100 digital sound projector, Sharp Aquos 70"

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,927
    tratliff wrote: »
    Detail and imaging/stage are outstanding but as you pointed out the impact is not what I am use to.

    Any thoughts on if adding a small powered sub might help with the impact? Just curious in general.

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,756
    tratliff wrote: »
    Detail and imaging/stage are outstanding but as you pointed out the impact is not what I am use to.

    Any thoughts on if adding a small powered sub might help with the impact? Just curious in general.

    A subwoofer would help some, yes, but only so much. The full size and scale/impact those Legacy's produce is hard to get un-used to. Kinda like going from fully tricked out 1.2's to CRS's.

    Not taking anything away from the Sonners, I dig them myself, and they certainly hold some advantages over the Legacy's. I guess it comes down to priorities in your preferences. If your the kind who likes to crank it up and feel like your at the concert instead of just listening to it, go big or go home as we like to say.
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    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1430 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,873
    One other aspect to consider here is that your system is tuned for the Legacy. Your findings actually don't surprise me given the differences those two house sounds have.
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,183
    any more thoughts?
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