Stu announces new SDA model at RMAF 2019

Link to the livestream

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  • JYDJYD Posts: 15
    Polk reintroduces SDA technology with it's L800 flagship towers and shows the complete Legend Series line.

    Available OCTOBER
  • civiliancivilian Posts: 299
    Checking calendar, nope not April 1st. Awesome
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  • JYDJYD Posts: 15
    Line starts at $1200 a pair for the bookshelf model

    $6000 for the L800 Floorstander with SDA tech.
  • This is awesome, I so want
  • btw, it's November 3rd when the L800 SDA will be available
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,509
    edited September 6
    can I have one pair on casters please. :#
    Interesting the two tweets are back...
    no toe in...
    Sweet spot is where the chairs are I presume.
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,509
    edited September 6
    Thanks buddy!
    Impressive.
    I like the fact that I don't have to buy the Atmos if I choose.
    Very cool.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,948
    edited September 6
    Ummmm.....we already have 4 threads going about this. Not to mention this is the Vintage Speaker section.
    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

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,404
    Seems about right -- it's a pretty big deal, isn't it?
  • FraSerKFraSerK Posts: 15
    No big deal...both Stu and SDA are Vintage...they count too.
    Stu enjoy your retirement.

    BTW speaking of Stu...back in 96 I called Polk Audio and asked to talk to Mathew...he was out of office...so I asked to speak to a quality manager...that is when I met Stu...I explained to Stu a systemic quality issue with their ($300) PSW125 sub speaker magnet cover. So he ship to me FREE an ($800) PSW300. All I had to do was ship (prepaid) my defective PSW125 back to him.

    please note the PSW125 model might have been model PSW150, memory doesn't serve me well on this one.
  • nhhiepnhhiep Posts: 877
    Only 118lbs? I was expecting to be near 200
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,476
    I'm sure they could bolt a 50 pound weight internally for you 😊
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  • I wonder if these have the common grounded amplifier Achilles heel/requirement of the old SDA's?
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,690
    I wonder if these have the common grounded amplifier Achilles heel/requirement of the old SDA's?

    no according to Polk. But honestly time will tell, one amp from Marantz will not work and it is not common ground. Get your read on it was already discussed many times in the many threads.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,404
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I wonder if these have the common grounded amplifier Achilles heel/requirement of the old SDA's?

    no according to Polk. But honestly time will tell, one amp from Marantz will not work and it is not common ground. Get your read on it was already discussed many times in the many threads.
    [emphasis added]

    to wit:
    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/comment/2533012#Comment_2533012
    F1nut wrote: »
    A Marantz AVR or pre/pro, Marantz amp and Marantz SA10. It was mentioned to me that the L800 will not work with the PM10, but I don't know why. Seeing as Polk didn't take it to RMAF I have to believe what I was told is true.
    Nightfall wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    A Marantz AVR or pre/pro, Marantz amp and Marantz SA10. It was mentioned to me that the L800 will not work with the PM10, but I don't know why. Seeing as Polk didn't take it to RMAF I have to believe what I was told is true.

    No problems with real monoblocks though?

    That's what I was told.

    Strange. I wonder if the user manual will have a small list of things it's not compatible with? Will using a PM10 hurt anything or does it just not produce sound? If it hurts something who's responsible when something super esoteric has been hooked up to these that hasn't been tested and something breaks? Is there legal jargon that says use these speakers with dual mono designs at your own risk? So many questions.


    I don't know about all y'all, but I am awfully curious about the backstory on that "one amp from Marantz". But then again, I am a scientist for a reason -- I always want to know why (or more accurately, how) things are the way they are. :)

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  • xschopxschop Posts: 1,088
    The scientist would write a grant proposal to study the health effects of the multiple self-induced electro-shock therapies.
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