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

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  • hochpt21
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    halen wrote: »
    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.

    Lol, I was going to crop that out but figured someone would find value in it. :D
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  • nooshinjohn
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    What's a twitter?
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  • halen
    halen Posts: 702
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    What's a twitter?

    Sir John. It is the modern version of T W A T
  • BlueFox
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    I thought ‘twitter’ was a motor mouth twit.
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,924
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    BlueFox wrote: »
    I thought ‘twitter’ was a motor mouth twit.

    No that's a twerp B)
  • nooshinjohn
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I thought ‘twitter’ was a motor mouth twit.

    No that's a twerp B)

    Or a politician...
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  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,892
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    A twerp, a person whom f-arts in the bathtub and bites the bubbles.
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  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,493
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    halen wrote: »
    What's a twitter?

    Sir John. It is the modern version of T W A T

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  • nooshinjohn
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    A twerp, a person whom f-arts in the bathtub and bites the bubbles.

    And you know this from experience? ;)
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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 4,232
    edited August 2019
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    Got this in an email today. Something wicked this way comes,,,
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,775
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    Yeah, it also said "is your mancave ready for this?"

    *groan*

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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 4,232
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    Perhaps they'll glue a ruby to it! OH!
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,775
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    Now you're just reaching.

    *double groan*
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 8,027
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    la2vegas wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Yeah, it also said "is your mancave ready for this?"

    *groan*

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    Although some might have put them there, I don't believe that the LSIM series were delegated as man cave speakers. :/

    Well I have a number of educated, relatively affluent married friends that love music, and exactly one of them has tower speakers in the living area (my bro in law). None of the rest even have bookshelf speakers. One has in wall, one a sound bar, the rest Bluetooth speakers. So, ya know, know your audience and all that jazz...
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  • mhardy6647
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    Hermitism wrote: »
    Got this in an email today. Something wicked this way comes,,,
    j8idlvadld45.gif

    They shoulda played the opening section of Also Sprach Zarathustra behind the animation.

    :)
  • Hermitism
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Hermitism wrote: »
    Got this in an email today. Something wicked this way comes,,,
    j8idlvadld45.gif

    They shoulda played the opening section of Also Sprach Zarathustra behind the animation.

    :)
    I did a google search a few years back of the 50 best classical music songs and that was one of them. I went to my local library and was able to collect a vast majority of those 50 songs and made a 2 CD compilation album of classical music. Whenever I have a lady friend over for sexy time, I play that song for the humor. It softens the mood. After that I always hear Simon Cowell's buzzer sound.
  • rooftop59
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    Hermitism wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Hermitism wrote: »
    Got this in an email today. Something wicked this way comes,,,
    j8idlvadld45.gif

    They shoulda played the opening section of Also Sprach Zarathustra behind the animation.

    :)
    I did a google search a few years back of the 50 best classical music songs and that was one of them. I went to my local library and was able to collect a vast majority of those 50 songs and made a 2 CD compilation album of classical music. Whenever I have a lady friend over for sexy time, I play that song for the humor. It softens the mood. After that I always hear Simon Cowell's buzzer sound.

    Lady friend?!?
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  • Hermitism
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    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Hermitism wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Hermitism wrote: »
    Got this in an email today. Something wicked this way comes,,,
    j8idlvadld45.gif

    They shoulda played the opening section of Also Sprach Zarathustra behind the animation.

    :)
    I did a google search a few years back of the 50 best classical music songs and that was one of them. I went to my local library and was able to collect a vast majority of those 50 songs and made a 2 CD compilation album of classical music. Whenever I have a lady friend over for sexy time, I play that song for the humor. It softens the mood. After that I always hear Simon Cowell's buzzer sound.

    Lady friend?!?
    It's a term of endearment!
  • Nightfall
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    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Lady friend?!?

    It's his nickname for me. I wish he'd stop putting our business out into public though.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • Hermitism
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  • txcoastal1
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    Nightfall wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Lady friend?!?

    It's his nickname for me. I wish he'd stop putting our business out into public though.
    Hermitism wrote: »
    Hey Boo!!

    Here's yous guys song... ;)

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  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,861
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    Oh thank God... I wasn't lied to. The silhouette speaks volumes. Y'all are gonna love what's coming.
  • Polkitup2
    Polkitup2 Posts: 1,620
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    Not much longer....
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  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,837
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    Polkitup2 wrote: »
    Not much longer....

    It looks like the clock has stopped. :'(
  • K_M
    K_M Posts: 1,627
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    Nightfall wrote: »
    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.

    Probably quite true what you say, but this is a small forum.

    Several dozen people on a forum that is dedicated TO the brand in question, is simply too small a sampling of the audio world overall to draw any reasonable consensus of the appeal of a 30+ year old speaker design.

    Again not disagreeing with you, but there are simply not a lot of people here.


  • K_M
    K_M Posts: 1,627
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  • F1nut
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  • WLDock
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    They shoulda played the opening section of Also Sprach Zarathustra behind the animation. :)
    LOL, right! Maybe have the younger generation playing the old piece in a BIG way..... have the '13 Carolina Crown Drum Corps boombastic performance in the background.

    BIG Sound, Youthful Movement and Expression, playing the old Legendary tune, with a modern twist!

    https://youtu.be/jTIhOFF2P5k?t=81

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  • RandyCroissant
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    Curious is it possible the engineers at Polk have figured out a single driver SDA instead of the usual side by side configuration hmmm.
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  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 4,430
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    Curious is it possible the engineers at Polk have figured out a single driver SDA instead of the usual side by side configuration hmmm.

    Polk would not need to as it's already been done for the last few decades. It's possible to do something similar to the crosstalk cancellation concept with single drivers in regular stereo speakers through electronics. A Swiss company called Weiss Engineering has been doing some DSP work for DACs in this area lately but the concept itself is not new at all and others have tinkered with crosstalk cancellation:

    https://www.weiss.ch/products/dac501-dac502

    But, Polk's implementation through SDA speakers has always relied on acoustics rather than electronics. They did put a type of SDA in a few soundbars and used DSP for those, but that is something different than stereo. The space between the stereo and dimensional midwoofers on SDA stereo speakers was critically important for the SDA function. One could certainly make the case that Polk's implementation of crosstalk cancellation has been superior to anything else yet produced, but it is possible something that works better and with greater flexibility may be in the works somewhere given the vast improvements in signal processing technology in the last couple decades.

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