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

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,320
    Polkitup2 wrote: »
    Not much longer....

    It looks like the clock has stopped. :'(
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    edited August 2019
    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.


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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    edited August 2019
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,818
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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,763
    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.

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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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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,622
    edited August 2019
    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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  • BDTBDT Posts: 212
    Just digging into this.....that said, based on historical experience with the LSi/LSiM launches...they all turned out to be good speakers.

    If F1 isn't dogging them......they are legit.

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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,143
    edited August 2019
    Curious is it possible the engineers at Polk have figured out a single driver SDA instead of the usual side by side configuration hmmm.

    The SDA properties are now done electronically by an algorithm as seen in many of the (surround) sound bars. I doubt we will ever see a purely acoustical type SDA. The crossover is complicated and the shear size of the speaker is not the current trend.

    We can hope for a hybrid as was talked about at the last Polkfest held at HQ before Matt left. An acoustical and electronic approach. That was what...….10 years ago now??? That ship has probably sailed.

    *IF* SDA has legs beyond sound bars, it will almost certainly be of the electronic type rather than pure acoustical.

    So to answer your question; yes...it's been done (not a single speaker, but a few small speakers).

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  • verbverb Posts: 10,203
    Gotta laugh here! This thread really got off the rails, but good to see it's back on track!

    I for one, am very excited and curious about the new offering! :)
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,818
    Ya'll keep guessing.....LOL
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,203
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I also looked at Polk's YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter feeds, none of which I subscribe to, and it seems like they're not getting a lot of play.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,802
    verb wrote: »
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I also looked at Polk's YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter feeds, none of which I subscribe to, and it seems like they're not getting a lot of play.

    Polk speakers.
    Polk forum.

    :#

    Go post about 'em @ (well, you know where) and see what response you get. You might get one, and it might be positive; hard to say.
  • verbverb Posts: 10,203
    Post on them? I dare not! It's a dangerous world out there! :)
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,857
    F1nut wrote: »
    Ya'll keep guessing.....LOL

    I don't have to... :p
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,976
    F1nut wrote: »
    Ya'll keep guessing.....LOL

    Wait, so that's not the flagship in the Hong Kong pic?

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,802
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Ya'll keep guessing.....LOL

    Wait, so that's not the flagship in the Hong Kong pic?

    well -- I see no flags :#
  • msgmsg Posts: 5,760
    edited August 2019
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Ya'll keep guessing.....LOL
    Wait, so that's not the flagship in the Hong Kong pic?
    well -- I see no flags :#
    And I see no Shjips or Shjips.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,802
    msg wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Ya'll keep guessing.....LOL
    Wait, so that's not the flagship in the Hong Kong pic?
    well -- I see no flags :#
    And I see no Shjips.

    mmm -- did Polk get sold to a Dutch conglomerate?
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,976
    msg wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Ya'll keep guessing.....LOL
    Wait, so that's not the flagship in the Hong Kong pic?
    well -- I see no flags :#
    And I see no Shjips.

    Or Hong Kong, evennn.

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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,750
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The flagship Polk Legend model photo has leaked! Apparently these new mirror-imaged three ways will be cross-promoted with a new, high-end audiophile Technics (Panasonic) product, both sporting the now-classic black and red Polk color scheme.

    Note the nod to the hipster/retro market by including both MP3 and CD support.
    Rumors are circulating that suggest the remote control functionality will be managed by a reboot of Zenith's epochal Space Command technology.

    :#

    They haven't even been released yet, and someone already pushed in the tweeter domes! I'll bet it was Jesse. ;):D
    signature is in the spoiler window :)
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,802
    verb wrote: »
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I also looked at Polk's YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter feeds, none of which I subscribe to, and it seems like they're not getting a lot of play.

    OK, I couldn't resist, so I posted this intro, with a query, on a friendly hifi forum.
    https://hifihaven.org/index.php?threads/a-legend-is-coming-sic.5233/
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,779
    edited August 2019
    vcwatkins wrote: »

    Or Hong Kong, evennn.

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    Hong Kong.... Phooey!
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  • Danny TseDanny Tse Posts: 5,248
    verb wrote: »
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I posted the original post on the new Polk Audio speakers and actually had second thoughts. I could've post the photos on other audio forums, but I figured I will limit "the damage" (Polk may not want such news on the new speaker line out so soon).

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,802
    FWIW, no mention of the new Polk loudspeaker line in the TAS capsule review of the HK show. :|

    http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/hong-kong-high-end-audio-visual-show-report/

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,818
    Danny Tse wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I posted the original post on the new Polk Audio speakers and actually had second thoughts. I could've post the photos on other audio forums, but I figured I will limit "the damage" (Polk may not want such news on the new speaker line out so soon).
    I just want to hear them for the LuLz.

    This from the guy that thinks his S60's are the pinnacle. Hilarious!
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • halenhalen Posts: 611
    edited August 2019
    F1nut wrote: »
    Danny Tse wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I posted the original post on the new Polk Audio speakers and actually had second thoughts. I could've post the photos on other audio forums, but I figured I will limit "the damage" (Polk may not want such news on the new speaker line out so soon).
    I just want to hear them for the LuLz.

    This from the guy that thinks his S60's are the pinnacle. Hilarious!

    One Hundy thousand dollar setups that can’t compete with $900 modern speakers. I would like to see pics of these setups he owned.

    Or at least, name the entire setup.
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