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

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  • warren
    warren Posts: 746
    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
  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 2,930
    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
  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 2,930
    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
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,993
    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

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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,623
    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

  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,993
    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.”
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,474
    .... "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
  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 2,092
    ok, who wanted to flick Ron in the ear? :#
  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,341
    Just got this email...

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    Amplification - Parks Audio Budgie, Dared SL2000a, McCormack DNA 0.5 Deluxe
    Speakers - GoldenEar Triton 2
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  • simm
    simm Posts: 520
    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..
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,253
    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
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,253
    Well that makes me feel warm and cuddly
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,166
    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...

    :|

  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,253
    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....😀
  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 2,930
    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 brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,059
    And 0% financing for a whole 3 months. Sign me up....
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,623
    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

  • warren
    warren Posts: 746
    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
  • warren
    warren Posts: 746
    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
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,560
    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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  • Rick88
    Rick88 Posts: 13,570
    Audioholics posted a review of the L800 a few days ago.

    https://www.audioholics.com/tower-speaker-reviews/polk-legend-l800
    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash





  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 2,930
    edited April 9
    Rick88 wrote: »
    Audioholics posted a review of the L800 a few days ago.

    https://www.audioholics.com/tower-speaker-reviews/polk-legend-l800

    Good review that acknowledges he didn't have the ideal room for the speakers at only 11 feet wide. Most people would not want to live with huge sound absorbing panels on either side of their speakers. Realistically, the L800s are going to need a front wall that's at least 15 feet wide without obstructions and preferably more when sitting around 8 to 10 feet away from the center point between the speakers. I had a pair of the big original SDA-SRS in a 10 x 10 foot room once and they still sounded good when pushed close to the side walls but they sounded way better in a bigger room.

    The L600s would be a better choice for a narrow room.
    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
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,182
    edited April 9
    Emlyn wrote: »
    Good review that acknowledges he didn't have the ideal room for the speakers at only 11 feet wide.

    True but at least he made the effort to set up the speakers and room treatments necessary to hear the SDA magic. I can't stand it when a component is reviewed in an inadequate situation.
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    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


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