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

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  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,234
    DSkip wrote: »
    I remember seeing him on some car modding show where he had one custom built for some event. It was hard to watch. The car was really cool in the end though.

    I believe it was West Coast Customs and he had it built with a special place for his golden segway....

    Or I think that’s the episode....
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  • tophatjohnny
    tophatjohnny Posts: 3,372
    F1nut wrote: »
    Jesse seems impressed. That's enough for me to be intrigued....

    I'm not sure impressed is correct. Let's say I didn't find anything objectionable in my short demos. I'll also say there is more to come.

    As for the colors, as you can see there are 2 and IMO they look better than the LSiM colors.

    If more to come means even nicer towers I'm anxious to see that and I like what I'm seeing in the ones shown. About time!!
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  • gyosa
    gyosa Posts: 586
    Ouch !
    Play nice .....
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    Bk

    BlueFox wrote: »
    gyosa wrote: »
    I rest my case ....
    Bring back modern SDA’s ...

    Bk

    Other than wasting space by reposting pictures, what case did you make?

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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,226
    tonyb wrote: »
    For Polk to make a speaker you all want, SDA's with great drivers and crossovers, you wouldn't buy them anyway because they'd be too expensive to make today.

    The name of the game is to make money, profit, and you have to sell in volumes to do that. Polk's customer base is not high end buyers. Want a high end speaker ? Plenty of other brands to wet your feet with.

    Yep, no one is going to buy 10K SDAs when you can get a pair for less than grand and hot rod them, especially when those hot rodded vintage SDAs would probably be just as good if not better than the new version...

    Now I think an updated monitor 7 (and maybe 5) could actually sell, but I still don't think Polk would get the volume they are after...
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,912
    edited August 2019
    tonyb wrote: »
    For Polk to make a speaker you all want, SDA's with great drivers and crossovers, you wouldn't buy them anyway because they'd be too expensive to make today.

    The name of the game is to make money, profit, and you have to sell in volumes to do that. Polk's customer base is not high end buyers. Want a high end speaker ? Plenty of other brands to wet your feet with.

    naah, not at all (in terms of "too expensive to make today"), from my perspective, at least -- look as the stuff that is made today. Look at the cheap ELACs, e.g., and see what a few hundred 2019 dollars (way, way inflated compared to 1977 dollars) will buy today. Even the middlin' price ELACs are a pretty meaty for the money:

    https://www.musicdirect.com/Search?category=ELAC%20Adante%20Series&specials=On%20Sale&sort=popularity|DESC&page=1&pagesize=24&c1=tab-products&c2=grid


  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,499
    All this talk about SDA makes me want to puke. Speaker technology has improved since then, get over it.

    A lot of people here like what SDA does to the sound stage, get over it.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,653
    Of course, when I speak my opinion, some jack-a-s-s has to say I'm a troll.
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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,499
    There are plenty of people here that don't like SDA's, the difference is they recognize that it's not to their taste as opposed to proclaiming they sound like a-s-s and being brash about it.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,332
    All this talk about SDA makes me want to puke. Speaker technology has improved since then, get over it.

    Well, in this thread you conveniently deleted you were pretty excited over the possibility of new SDAs based on LSiM drivers, ya hypocrite.
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  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,577
    You can't deny the advances in automobile technology today, that's just a fact.

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  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,577

    Please do tell, how am I being a troll? I've spent more money on loudspeakers than you will in your entire life.

    Anyone that types a sentence like that isn't only a troll, but a total dooshbag.

    A total dooshbag that "got their money back", sure....but still. :p
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,577
    You're right, you can't. That car has more GHEYNESS than a 70-80s vehicle. ;)

    *fixed
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,577
    Just because my observation doesn't align with yours doesn't make me a troll.

    MY observation? :p I posted a picture of a troll doll with a pug's face on it. That doesn't even necessarily mean that I was "saying" that you were a troll. And it doesn't mean that I was giving an opinion on vintage SDA's, either.

    You should just relax and enjoy yourself here instead of being a butthurt snowflake.
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,114
    ENOUGH!!! Now move on.
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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Lmao! $10-20k and now back to polks. That made me laugh thanks.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,982
    edited August 2019
    And the ignore list grows by one... and in only 15 posts. That is a new record!
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,114
    PolkAudioJoJo, you've been nothing but trouble from jump. If you don't stop now I will make sure you are gone. I hope that's clear enough.

    Everyone else, let's get back on track.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,912
    Really looking forward to seeing, and hearing, one of the two-way bookshelf models when the opportunity presents itself. That's a hot market segment for high value, high performance loudspeakers (IMO, albeit my expertise in modern tastes is a bit limited ;) ).

  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Really looking forward to seeing, and hearing, one of the two-way bookshelf models when the opportunity presents itself. That's a hot market segment for high value, high performance loudspeakers (IMO, albeit my expertise in modern tastes is a bit limited ;) ).

    Same for me Mark. I am looking forward to the audition when it becomes available.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,820
    Absolutely! Not too much longer now.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,820
    Who said anything about ordering them?
  • OleBoot
    OleBoot Posts: 857
    Milito wrote: »
    Sixty eight years old and I just learned something new today. It's a great day! Who would have known.

    Sixty six years old, and I agree with you....although I did have a pre-release copy of a Beatles single in 1965.
  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,358
    Just found this on Twitter

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  • halen
    halen Posts: 630
    hochpt21 wrote: »
    Just found this on Twitter

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    Love it! Breaking Bad movie has been filmed!

    Kidding. I look forward to experiencing these.