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

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  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,593
    edited March 2020
    TopperDude wrote: »
    Audiholics L800 SDA Speaker Unboxing & Setup

    Interesting as he touches on the type of amp you SHOULDNT be using with this.

    Looking forward to his actual review.

    Why does she keep saying "Poke Audio"?
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,766
    edited March 2020
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,593
    I bi-amped my home theater system with my mother's old Panasonic cassette recorder.

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  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,638
    Viking64 wrote: »
    I bi-amped my home theater system with my mother's old Panasonic cassette recorder.

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    Does every single post you make have to be completely and utterly useless?
    That is a rhetorical question. We already know the answer.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,593
    edited March 2020
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Does every single post you make have to be completely and utterly useless?
    That is a rhetorical question. We already know the answer.

    Some people find my humor and nonsense amusing. If you don't, simply move along. Or put me on ignore.
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,593
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Jimmy you're a toxic troll that hoped for genocide on a country. Do us all a favor and GTFO.

    Quoted.
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
    Completely agree.
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,593
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Completely agree.

    With what?
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 49,595
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Jimmy you're a toxic troll that hoped for genocide on a country. Do us all a favor and GTFO.

    Agreed
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 24,906
    la2vegas wrote: »
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    We do... until you and Viking show up and start your BS.
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  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,593
    la2vegas wrote: »
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    We do... until you and Viking show up and start your BS.

    Quoted.
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,948
    C'mon guys, let's get back to audio, this is a L800 thread
  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 475
    I am currently bi-amping my L800 to take advantage of the SDA with a single ended treble amplifier 160W@4ohms with a voltage gain matched quad-balanced bass amplifier 450W@4ohms.

    I am about to setup my L800 with active Bi-Amp with the crossover set at 370Hz. Is it ok to remove the woofer low pass filter?

    And on another note, the active crossover is a 3-way balanced crossover but currently only using it as a 2-way with High Pass and Low Pass filters, switchable to include a midband filter. Obviously the crossover network will need to stay for the treble section since there are necessary SDA components in there. For this crossover can I also create a schematic and perform component upgrades similar to what VRF has done for the older SDA?

    If I keep the crossovers in there 5yr factory warranty will still be intact. Weighing the risk/rewards
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,471
    Is there an audible performance benefit to bi-amping the L800s? If so, what process/testing methods did you use to determine this?
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
    Congrats @ptrooper on acquiring a set of L800's! I'm still coveting a set myself! :smile:
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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,948
    mpitogo: is that your photo of your rig I saw on Polk’s ad for the L800? If so, very cool
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 49,595
    I heard the SDA magic when they were run off a Marantz pre pro and amp. Maybe it's the Mac that's lacking.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
    How the stereo separation with them close together?
    Lumin X1 file player, Westminster Labs interconnect cable
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    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 24,906
    ptrooper wrote: »
    20 hrs running ❤️ They certainly like power 38wa1swwh5ji.jpeg

    Toss the back out setting them up, or are you a recovering knuckle-dragger like me?


    Nice rig! B)
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  • ptrooper
    ptrooper Posts: 501
    @nooshinjohn Definitely a recovering knuckle dragger here ,i use to be able to lift very heavy things. B)
    These are boxed very well , a trolly and instruction booklet made a very easy install.
    Much easier than the big boys!
    Isoacoustic GAIA are on the next wish list.
  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 475
    edited March 2020
    F1Nut. Please call Scott Orth or Stu Lumdnsen. Scott personally told me of the SDA power amp recommendations after I bought them. They can’t pull a proper signal from a balanced amplifier. Its likely also why they demo with Marantz single ended amps or the PM-KI Ruby because they are not balanced. My Marantz PM-10 also did not produce the SDA effect to its fullest. But the PM-10/SA-10 is absolutely rocking on my older 707s?

    If the PM/SA stack worked with the L800 i would have run with them. The combo is amazing.

    F1nut wrote: »
    I heard the SDA magic when they were run off a Marantz pre pro and amp. Maybe it's the Mac that's lacking.

    What is your proper amp recommendation for the L800? Maybe Parasound Halo A21+? I heard good things about parasound.
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    • Media Room Ht-7.2.6/13.1 (Atmos/Auro-3D) Polk LSiM707, LSiM706c, LSiM702 F/X [x4], height LSiM703 [x6], HSU VTF-15H MK2 Dual | Marantz AV8805A | Rotel RB-1590 (L/R) | Appollon NC500 11ch | Sony UBP-X800 | AppleTV 4K | JVC RS2100
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    • Office-2.0 Ascend Acoustics Sierra LX, DSW microPRO3000 | Rotel RA-1570 | Marantz HD-CD1
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  • ptrooper
    ptrooper Posts: 501
    verb wrote: »
    Congrats @ptrooper on acquiring a set of L800's! I'm still coveting a set myself! :smile:


    Come on buddy, you can do it. Don't let the team down :p

  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 475
    @ptrooper very nice color. I love that gloss black front. I wonder why they made the Walnut a matte black.
    • Living Room Music-2.0 Polk Legend L800 | McIntosh C70 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Sublimeacoustic K231 Active xover | Denon DP-2500A | Denafrips Ares II | Belkin Soundform Connect | iPad Air USB to DAC
    • Media Room Ht-7.2.6/13.1 (Atmos/Auro-3D) Polk LSiM707, LSiM706c, LSiM702 F/X [x4], height LSiM703 [x6], HSU VTF-15H MK2 Dual | Marantz AV8805A | Rotel RB-1590 (L/R) | Appollon NC500 11ch | Sony UBP-X800 | AppleTV 4K | JVC RS2100
    • Game Room-5.1 Polk LSi25, LSiC, LSiF/X | Marantz SR7009 | AppleTV 4K | Xbox One S | Sony PS2, PS3 | Nintendo Wii | Gaming PC | Sony 75" LCD
    • Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Marantz PM-10 | Marantz SA-10 | SONY PS-HX500
    • Office-2.0 Ascend Acoustics Sierra LX, DSW microPRO3000 | Rotel RA-1570 | Marantz HD-CD1
    • Daughter's Bedroom 1-2.0 TBD Martin Logan Forte
    • Guest Room 2-2.0 Klipsch RP-600M | Martin Logan Forte
    • Guest Room 3-3.0 Martin Logan Motion 40, 50XT | Onkyo TX-SR705 | Apple TV | Samsung 55" TV
    • Guest Room 4-2.0 QAcoustics 3030i | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080 | TV
    • Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine