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

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  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,368
    Hello @Hyme2019 welcome to club Polk, This is not your everyday audio forum.

    AS for a replacement for the RTiA line that's all up to Polk. I do know the RTi-A line is not so great on music but movies they shined.

    I went from RTi ( 4's and 8's) to Signatures. Polk hit a home run with the Signature line. great on music and movies. I now have the LSiM 705 and love them.

    I would make sense for Polk to have a line in between the Signature and Legend, If a person is looking at speakers but can't fork over the coin for the Legend and want something better than Signatures. Maybe a revamp of the LSiM.

    So @F1nut is now our president, ok I can deal with that.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,901
    Maybe a new Monitor line?
    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.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • halen
    halen Posts: 630
    DSkip wrote: »
    There are sheep. Then, there are mountain goats. Russ and Halen could share knowledge on how to serenade these beasts.

    Ahhhh. It has been at least a decade. Good memory my modern math man. Mountain goats. Love it. Lol.

  • Polk Legend SDA speakers equals goats?
  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 4,869
    Hyme2019 wrote: »
    Polk Legend SDA speakers equals goats?

    You have to get to know some of the “special” members.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • Hyme2019 wrote: »
    Polk Legend SDA speakers equals goats?

    Goat = Greatest of all time.
  • halen
    halen Posts: 630
    Hyme2019 wrote: »
    Polk Legend SDA speakers equals goats?

    We have known each other for a long time. It was an inside joke. Memories.

    Don’t be an outsider. We are running a special. For the next 24 hours. You could make three easy payments of $9.99 for a whole year subscription to become an insider. Only if you act now. I take chicken and or cash as payments. Haha
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,901
    Halen my man... you owe me a new keyboard for that one! :p
    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.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,901
    Deltadon wrote: »
    Hyme2019 wrote: »
    Polk Legend SDA speakers equals goats?

    Goat = Greatest of all time.

    Nope.... Goat means goat in this case. We have a member here that really seems to like them. ;)
    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.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,901
    edited September 2019
    Hyme2019 wrote: »
    What are your sources for these goats? I just want to make sure of your credibility.

    See, you are gonna fit right in my MN brotha. B)
    He drives a bucket truck, lives in your shrubbery or your nightmares...
    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.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • Hey Dskip I’ve seen you on here ALOT lol I seem to remember you mentioning you had some extra LS tweeters. I’m actually looking at a mint pair of LS90s for like $275. They are oak in color, look great just wish they weren’t oak. What are you looking to get for them?
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,537
    edited September 2019
    Shut up Mr. Skipworth....

    Remember the first rule of fight club

    Beaotch :D:D:D
  • The tweets work their just a bit discolored.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,537
    Hyme2019 wrote: »
    The tweets work their just a bit discolored.

    Quit looking at them. :p
  • Hey I’m a guy pitdogg2 I like to look at my tweets, oh wait I guess that’s something else.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,537
    edited September 2019
    Hyme2019 wrote: »
    Hey I’m a guy pitdogg2 I like to look at my tweets, oh wait I guess that’s something else.

    TaTaTaweeter..
  • I have some nostalgia for the LS speakers. I tried a pair of LS50s from crutchfield. Loved them, but ending up returning them at the time because I didn’t feel I could afford them. I know laughable. Anyway they sounded really good the only complaint I had was bass port chuffing, not long after Polk created the power port which now looking back makes total sense.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,329
    edited September 2019
    halen wrote: »
    Guys. After this big build up and intro. You know traffic on Polk will pick up. I look forward to it.

    The results of traffic here and the hype speaks for itself. I love it.

    Lets be a little nicer and welcoming. We all started on this forum at one point. Let’s not forget that.

    With that said. Welcome to all the new forum members. Stick around.

    SDA rulz. Eff you if you don’t agree. Lol.

    Halen

    Are you suggesting that it's gonna be like what the Dead fans called (if memory serves) Greyheads? Greheads were a bunch of (very) late to the party Grateful Dead 'fans' who suddenly sprang up when Touch of Grey was a radio hit (for those old enough to remember radio and hits ;) ).

    Oy,vey!

    No -- in seriousness, it's very true; if all goes well for Polk, the user base and the demographics of (e.g.) this forum could look very, very different in a coupla years!


  • cfrizz
    cfrizz Posts: 13,414
    Hyme2019 wrote: »
    Nooshinjohn, here we go again lol just kidding, but I don’t see them combining Polk and definitive, currently in distribution it’s Polk and denon together and Marantz and def tech together. Boston is just well... no where at this point in time, but the real question is what becomes of pioneer, pioneer elite, Onkyo, and Integra if it finally gets approved and is swallowed up by sound United.

    Welcome to Club Polk Hyme2019! What exactly do you mean by Polk & Denon together & Marantz & Def Tech together?

    My Polk S60s and Marantz AV7705 make a very nice combo. I have one piece of Boston gear and its the VR920 center channel. If Polk came out with a big 3 way Signature CC I would get one. Until then the VR920 stays put.
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • Upstatemax
    Upstatemax Posts: 2,516
    cfrizz wrote: »

    Welcome to Club Polk Hyme2019! What exactly do you mean by Polk & Denon together & Marantz & Def Tech together?

    My Polk S60s and Marantz AV7705 make a very nice combo. I have one piece of Boston gear and its the VR920 center channel. If Polk came out with a big 3 way Signature CC I would get one. Until then the VR920 stays put.

    I’m terms of the “better to best” categories that Sound United has been putting together.

    Polk and Denon would be more of a “better” category and Definitive and Marantz would be more of a “best” category.

    Nothing stopping you from mixing categories as an end user to meet your needs.
    Living room:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : XBOX One : Roku Ultra : Oppo UDP-203 : Pioneer Elite SC-87 : APC H15 : Focal 806V mains : Focal 806V Surrounds : SVS SB2000 : SVS SB12-NSD

    2Ch:
    Sonus Faber Venere S : Rotel RB 1582 MKII : Oppo UDP-205 : Furman Elite 15 DM i : Pro-Ject Debut Carbon with Acryl-It Platter :
  • Cfrizz, I’m saying that is how sound United has grouped these brands in distribution.
  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,017
    Distribution is mostly invisible to the customer these days although it does have importance to the distributors. Best Buy sells Polk, Definitive, Denon, and Marantz but will put Definitive and Marantz in the Magnolia section. Sometimes Polk and Denon make it in there too depending on the store setup and level of product. Crutchfield and Amazon don't make any distribution distinctions to the customer.

    The Polk Legend line will be distributed differently. Having an in home audition option would be very cool. Something similar to having 30 days to audition a $3K foam mattress in a box that's only marketed online. :)
    1. Polk LSiM-707, LSiM-704C, LSiM-702FX; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A31 and A23 amps; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 and JC5; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Marantz SA8004 SACD; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Anthem Pre-2L SE; Parasound A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; PS Audio Power Director 4.7; MIT S3 cables
  • Emlyn, sorry I often forget many consumers don’t know what distribution is. Thanks for clarifying. We sell products to the independent retail dealer and custom install channel. Polk also sells to dealers direct like Best Buy and those dealers who are able to buy a minimum amount of product to qualify to be “direct”. We have Polk and denon while our competing distributor will have def tech and Marantz.
  • I can only assume at this point we will have access to the Legend series just as we did LSiM.
  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,176
    DSkip wrote: »
    Hyme2019 wrote: »
    I can only assume at this point we will have access to the Legend series just as we did LSiM.

    Don’t bet on it.

    Why not?
    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: PS Audio P15 Power Plant Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends Streamer: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC & Uptone EtherREGEN⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • Easy enough way to find out, I sent an e-mail. So what’s the Fry’s story?
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,901
    Fry’s will be gone soon anyway....
    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.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • We don’t have Frys anywhere here so is it Best Buy minus the magnolia part?
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,329
    Frys was a big, big deal when we lived in the Silicon Valley -- but that was a long, long time ago (1989-91) :|

    There was one within easy walking distance (2 blocks) from the place I worked in Sunnyvale in those days. Being from the East Coast, I would actually walk over there. The Californians all would drive.
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