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

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  • warrenwarren Posts: 743
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Ambiguous pricing. Makes it look like $12K for a pair.

    This is the post that squelched my buying the L800...
    Some final words,
    "If you keep banging your head against the wall,
    you're going to have headaches."
    Warren
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,809
    Interesting microphone placement for that review. Not sure it fully captures the listener's experience at the ears, but an excellent review using good tracks.
    1. Polk LSiM-707, LSiM-704C, LSiM-702FX; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A31 and A23 amps; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 and JC5; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Marantz SA8004 SACD; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Anthem Pre-2L SE; Parasound A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; PS Audio Power Director 4.7; MIT S3 cables
  • Emlyn wrote: »
    ...using good tracks.
    I was thinking I should go back and pull the tracks to make another playlist. Music suggestions are the part of YouTube reviews.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,809
    I still keep track of the really old "SDA playlist" for other speakers, but the tracks he's using there are real audiophile testers. Excellent, and I'll be doing the same.
    1. Polk LSiM-707, LSiM-704C, LSiM-702FX; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A31 and A23 amps; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 and JC5; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Marantz SA8004 SACD; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Anthem Pre-2L SE; Parasound A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; PS Audio Power Director 4.7; MIT S3 cables
  • Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 23,122
    edited October 2020
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,432
    They are using a drawing showing the vintage SDA binding post plates with positive in the left, which contradicts the drawing of the L800 plates.
    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

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 23,122
    Not only that, they are original SDA, and don't even have the bi-amp configuration.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,387
    .... "more fun than a barrel of monkeys" ....

    Some great tracks on the video, and I really enjoyed the review.
    If the telephone doesn't ring ......... it's me
    Harry / Marietta Georgia
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,945
    ok, who wanted to flick Ron in the ear? :#
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,333
    Just got this email...

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    __________________________________________________
    2 Channel
    Turntable - VPI Scout 1.1/Ortofon 2M Blue
    Amplification - Parks Audio Budgie, Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
    __________________________________________________
    7.1 Home Theater
    Denon AVR-X3300W; Rotel RMB-1066; Polk CS350ls, LS90's, FXi3's, RC60i; SVS PC Ultra; BenQ HT2050; Elite Screens 120"
    __________________________________________________
    Man Cave
    Turntable - Pro-Ject 2.9 Wood/Grado Gold
    Integrated Amplifier - Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum II
    CD: Cambridge Audio
    Speakers - LSiM 703; SDA 2A; Epos Epic 2
    __________________________________________________
  • simmsimm Posts: 522
    LEGEND L800
    POLK LEGEND SERIES PREMIUM FLOORSTANDING TOWER SPEAKER WITH PATENTED SDA-PRO TECHNOLOGY
    Good for Benefits
    Crisp & clear dialogue with VoiceAdjust®
    Make virtually any TV sound incredible
    Hi-Res music streaming with Chromecast
    3 years warranty

    When did the warranty drop to 3 years for these? I thought initially it was 5 years and then another 5 years for registering them..
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,968
    edited January 13
    what in tarnation is voice adjust®? Hi-Res music streaming with Chromecast ? again what is this? just where do you plug this into on the speakers?
    Post edited by pitdogg2 on
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,968
    Well that makes me feel warm and cuddly
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,986
    I'm just feelin' left out 'cause I didn't get the email!?
    I used to get 'em -- wonder why I didn't get this one...

    :|

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,968
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I'm just feelin' left out 'cause I didn't get the email!?
    I used to get 'em -- wonder why I didn't get this one...

    :|

    They know dang sure you are not marketable....😀
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,809
    simm wrote: »
    LEGEND L800
    POLK LEGEND SERIES PREMIUM FLOORSTANDING TOWER SPEAKER WITH PATENTED SDA-PRO TECHNOLOGY
    Good for Benefits
    Crisp & clear dialogue with VoiceAdjust®
    Make virtually any TV sound incredible
    Hi-Res music streaming with Chromecast
    3 years warranty

    When did the warranty drop to 3 years for these? I thought initially it was 5 years and then another 5 years for registering them..

    Another web site glitch. The description there is for a soundbar. Warranty is still 5 years or 10 with registration on passive speakers.
    1. Polk LSiM-707, LSiM-704C, LSiM-702FX; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A31 and A23 amps; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 and JC5; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Marantz SA8004 SACD; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Anthem Pre-2L SE; Parasound A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; PS Audio Power Director 4.7; MIT S3 cables
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 8,026
    And 0% financing for a whole 3 months. Sign me up....
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,432
    I noticed they are listing their location as Carlsbad instead of Vista.
    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

  • warrenwarren Posts: 743
    warren wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Ambiguous pricing. Makes it look like $12K for a pair.

    This is the post that squelched my buying the L800...
    Polk is now offering no interest when you buy the L series !
    Some final words,
    "If you keep banging your head against the wall,
    you're going to have headaches."
    Warren
  • warrenwarren Posts: 743
    VR3 wrote: »
    Polk marketing has no clue what they are selling
    I remember when your mom drove you to the Polk meetings, you remodeled your home, went into business.. I’d call you astute . Now Polk is trying with this sales campaign, I hope they succeed as you did ..

    Some final words,
    "If you keep banging your head against the wall,
    you're going to have headaches."
    Warren
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,624
    edited January 13
    VR3 wrote: »
    Polk marketing has no clue what they are selling


    Polk should have never cut us installers off through dealer distribution...we were their the soldiers on the ground so the family, friends and neighbors could see what was new in HT and music
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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