New Polk Audio "Legend" Speaker Series shown at 2019 Hong Kong High End Audio Video Show

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  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 4,872
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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,554
    Well, there you have it, the end of the debate around here...

    "SDA is not an effect." ~Stu Lumsden
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,576
    scubalab wrote: »
    I think I saw a vampire in that video!

    He had some snazzy shorts :D
  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,028
    edited September 2019
    scubalab wrote: »
    I think I saw a vampire in that video!

    Nice of Polk to be accommodating and host an event after sundown. The company has a heart.

    L800s brought in under $6K a pair. Impressive feat.

    And, no DSP or powered subwoofers. All acoustic. Excellent!

    A full lineup finally, including Atmos speakers.

    Just noticed it appears the L800s have a separately ported midwoofer in the top of the cabinet.
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,599
    The L800’s overall specifications read like those of a future bantamweight champ. Each speaker weighs a hefty 118-pounds and measures 17.9”W x 48.6”H x 17.4”D, carrying a total of six drivers and wicked down-firing port. And it’s sure to require decent power to drive (87dB, 4 ohm), with an overall frequency response of 24Hz-50kHz.

    The Legend Series’ other tower option is no slouch either, weighing in at 77.8-pounds (12.9” x 46” x 15.9”) and possessing playback down to 28Hz.
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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,154
    edited September 2019
    DSkip wrote: »
    While that’s a great video I’m disappointed they would release it prior to Polk’s own announcement. Extremely disappointed. I imagine Polk won’t be too fond of that either.

    I dunno man, all press is good press and all that. This just all adds to the hype and excitement. The point is to get the word far and wide and ultimately sell lots of speakers, right? And I don't see how these early posts will detract from that...
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,352
    Yup, these are now on my want list for the new house when I get back from deployment. Hope the pricing stays well regulated and the speakers hold their value well (assuming they are up to snuff)
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  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 2,878
    It looks like AVS got the word to let the cat out of the bag early. I'm sure Polk OK'ed it as two sources released info this morning.

    Now we wait for the reviews...
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,373
    Grimster74 wrote: »
    Just in case anyone missed it!


    Oh, so I just got my 3:30 pm EDT back, I guess. :|
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,373
    edited September 2019
    Hermitism wrote: »
    Well, there you have it, the end of the debate around here...

    "SDA is not an effect." ~Stu Lumsden

    more of an affect, I'd say ;)

    On the other hand, I am thrilled to learn that these have Turbine Cones.
    • Turbine Cones: Polk developed the new Turbine cone specifically for the Legend series to ensure the natural reproduction of the mid-range—the frequency range human ears are most sensitive towards. The Turbine cone combines Polk’s proprietary foam core and the molded Turbine geometry, which dramatically increases stiffness and damping without adding mass, resulting in a smooth, detailed mid-range and effortless bass.
  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,180
    Whooooaaaaa....watching Stu and the new SDA's...while listening on my vintage SDA's. It's Back to the Future! Can't wait to audition these.

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    JUST CASH!

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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,404
    No SDA unless you can afford $6,000 speakers?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
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    Other; M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,180
    @DSkip, think I saw a while back where you are no longer a Polk distributor? Just checked your website and don't see them listed. Reason for asking is, if so, will you have a pair for audition?
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,599
    Because we couldn’t compete with the online sales
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  • K_M
    K_M Posts: 1,602
    edited September 2019
    Nightfall wrote: »
    No SDA unless you can afford $6,000 speakers?

    That price is going to be a hard sell for many.
    I like the SDA sound at times, but for $6000 not sure it appeals to me on the level I had hoped.
    (edit) The pic ddog put makes them seem more worthwhile, but want more specifics.
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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,404
    I mean, that's fine, but $2,000 SDA bookies would be cool.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 2,878
    edited September 2019
    DSkip wrote: »
    To be honest, those whole reveal has been a bit disappointing. I think they dropped the ball hard.
    Still excited about the new SDA though.
    I agree with this as well. I actually got some of their marketing pop-up stuff over the last several days while surfing the web. So they obviously spent some money and time on the release. It would have been SO much better if the AVS press release came RIGHT after the live event was over.

    Still, I'm guessing AVS got the OK from Polk as someone obviously got a press release out. However, the release crapped on the live event!

    Nevertheless, yeah SDA! ...and how do they sound? and how will I afford them? and what will the Mrs say about those monsters sitting in the family room? LOL!

    OK, its much too early.... I'm sure the forum will light up later tonight.

  • K_M
    K_M Posts: 1,602
    Nightfall wrote: »
    I mean, that's fine, but $2,000 SDA bookies would be cool.

    Going a bit off topic here, but we had 2 sets of Lsi9's put them side by side, disconnected the tweeters and wired them in the SDA fashion, with the outer pairs doing the cancellation effect and they sounded incredible, but took it apart as it took up a lot of room width wise AND weight wise.
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
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  • DSkip wrote: »
    To be honest, those whole reveal has been a bit disappointing. I think they dropped the ball hard.

    Still excited about the new SDA though.

    I think getting the video out ahead of the reveal and hearing it from the man behind the SDA himself, allows Polk to generate some buzz about the legend behind the legend. It maybe expresses some of the heritage behind Polk and points out the loudspeakers are a potential magnum opus.

    And otherwise, the video would gain less traction after the reveal.
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,915
    6 grand a pair....
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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,236
    Oh, and those juicy details Jess promised ? It is still daylight out though, gotta give that man some time before the coffin opens.
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  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 2,878
    edited September 2019
    DSkip wrote: »
    To be honest, those whole reveal has been a bit disappointing. I think they dropped the ball hard.

    Still excited about the new SDA though.

    I think getting the video out ahead of the reveal and hearing it from the man behind the SDA himself, allows Polk to generate some buzz about the legend behind the legend. It maybe expresses some of the heritage behind Polk and points out the loudspeakers are a potential magnum opus.

    And otherwise, the video would gain less traction after the reveal.
    OK, I think you are correct. Sound and Vision plus AV Nirvana posted a release also:

    https://www.soundandvision.com/content/polk-announces-its-most-advanced-speakers-ever
    https://www.avnirvana.com/threads/breaking-polk-audio-announces-new-legend-series-flagship-speaker-lineup.5480/


    Polk is trying to direct traffic to their website and create last minute buzz for the live event!

  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,443
    Do these new SDA speakers require an interconnect cable?
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,554
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Do these new SDA speakers require an interconnect cable?

    Yes.
  • K_M
    K_M Posts: 1,602
    tonyb wrote: »
    At that price point, people are going to wait for the friends and family sale. 3g's for the pair is doable for many folks, 6g's is a stretch for many.

    Interested in any reviews , so post them up if anyone comes across some. My concern isn't with the SDA effect, drivers used, more so the lower bass from that down ported design. Was never a favorite of mine from their other speakers.

    Now we get to look forward to " what receiver to drive the L800's" posts. :)

    You bashed me for using the word "Effect".....see that is what comes naturally...lol
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,915
    Those crossovers are going to be a nightmare to upgrade....
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

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