Looking forward to L800 but have concerns, what are your thoughts?

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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,361
    I remember a thousand life-times ago when I was working as a train controller. I was a young fella working a night shift with an old seasoned veteran controller who actually had helped at the conclusion of WWII re-establish the railroads in Italy while in the service. He knew his shite, and had worked his whole career "in the trenches" so to speak, eventually culminating in his position as a controller. A young "train master" who had never worked a day in the trenches came in shortly before the start of the day shift, looked at the old guys train sheets and asked why the guy had set up a train meet at a certain time at a certain place. The old controller never blinked an eye, just looked up and said, "Because I saw fit to." He then turned back to his work. The "trainmaster" stood stunned until he turned on his heels and left the office without a further word. I should add the railroad unions were strong in those days.
  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,182
    We’ve talked a tad about life on the railroad Don. Boy the stories I could tell from my 6.5 years being an engineer and conductor! Not all bad but..., now back to our regularly scheduled program...
  • bbeachambbeacham Posts: 142
    Good luck. Looking forward to your review.
  • soupbonesoupbone Posts: 92
    This happened Saturday morning and they're not making it LEFT until Tuesday... that ain't RIGHT!
  • TennManTennMan Posts: 1,073
    When the delivery man left he thought he had left the right speaker but he soon found out that what he left wasn't right. The good news is he plans to make it right on Tuesday. I'm looking forward to hearing the review of the L800s so I hope he doesn't get it wrong again. You know what they say... two wrongs don't make a RIGHT. :)
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,550
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,574
    Starting to sound like an Abbott and Costello bit...
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  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,829
    Starting to sound like an Abbott and Costello bit...

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,568
    Starting to sound like an Abbott and Costello bit...

    More like Laurel and Hardy. At least Lou Costello knew his right from his left.
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  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 364
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,545
    edited November 19

    Well, todays the day! I'm sure you haven't slept much since the original day of delivery ;) Good Luck!

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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,361
    What's the break-in period on the L800's?
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,464
    dromunds wrote: »
    What's the break-in period on the L800's?

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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,536
    dromunds wrote: »
    What's the break-in period on the L800's?

    It is usually a bit longer, than the return policy.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,560
    edited November 19
    This may not be helpful to anyone but me, but I just took the liberty of snipping out the published L800 specs from Polk for reference.
    https://d3vqw2nv1topde.cloudfront.net/assets/Product Documents/Legend/Polk_Legend_Brochure_Digital.pdf

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    Note that the nominal 4 ohm impedance yields a sensitivity of 84 dB SPL @ 1 meter per 1 watt.

    heh. One may get the specs for (just) the L800 here, too:
    https://d3vqw2nv1topde.cloudfront.net/assets/Product Documents/Legend/Polk_Legend_Owners_Manual_English_L800_MP.pdf
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,279
    Thank you for taking the liberty.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,882
    2.80 ohm min that will stress some gear....
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,560
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    2.80 ohm min that will stress some gear....

    Yeah, probably -- although the context is missing (frequency for Zmin and, not to be a broken record ;) the impedance and phase curves).

    I do think it's safe to assume that anyone droppin' the cash on a pair of these likely has a capable enough amplifier.

    I do not, so it's kind of a non-issue here.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,074
    mpitogo wrote: »
    Yes!!! Stereo!

    Yippee!!!
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  • ptrooperptrooper Posts: 320
    Let the Grin begin :)
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,614
    We're ready for a Don level review. I haven't kept up with this, what were your previous speakers that you liked? For comparison purposes to what you think of the Legends.
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    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,361
    Nightfall wrote: »
    We're ready for a Don level review. I haven't kept up with this, what were your previous speakers that you liked? For comparison purposes to what you think of the Legends.

    After a suitable break in period of course. 😉. I’m still wondering if the break in period is similar to the LSiM’s or what?
  • bbeachambbeacham Posts: 142
    An immediate review is fine, and a later review after break in is also fine.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,361
    edited November 19
    mpitogo: what kinda TT you rocking? That earlier photo kinda looks like maybe an earlier Denon platter but the arm different? Hard to see on my iphone
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 364
    I’m very content to say the least.

    @Nightfall previous were Polk LSiM707 which eclipsed my other previous Polk LSi25. Polkie through and through but never had one of the original SDA, I was in grade when they came out.

    LSiM 707’s were my prior favorite and are still in my life but the L800’s are here to stay! I play a very large variety of genre but I’m on a classic kick recently. Mixed in with a bit of new stuff and a @DSkip curated demo playlist.

    @dromunds yes, its a Denon DP-2500 with a DL–110

    Any track suggestions? This one below gave me goose bumps at NYAS where I first demoed the L800.

    https://music.apple.com/us/album/requiem-pie-jesu/590012562?i=590012704
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,528
    Here's a start...

    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/22736/sda-playlist/p1

    That should keep you busy for a while! :)
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,281
    Chocolate chip trip by tool. I’d be curious how the roundabout goes with the sda on that track.
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