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

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  • BrettT1
    BrettT1 Posts: 560
    Haven’t been on for a while, but must comment. 6k a pair and still need a sub. I’m old school
  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,504
    boy, are you going to get nitpicked on correct placement. :D
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  • Ummm am I in trouble here? My account got changed and I have a long, secure password and I am unable to change my password...I had a device logged in and now it’s gone?. I’m not getting a password reset e-mail.

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  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,728
    You're not alone. I changed my password by saying I forgot it. Email worked in my case.
  • mpitogo2
    mpitogo2 Posts: 2
    edited November 2019
    @DSkip what are your impressions? DM if you can’t post.

    Also my account getting changed by an administrator and needing to reset my password and the password reset not working looks very suspicious.
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,971
    Same happened to me, forced password change.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,971
    Yep
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • pitogo
    pitogo Posts: 4
    edited November 2019
    Wow this is so weird, I used an alternate email and I was able to reset my password. It brought up an account I registered back in 2010...I was not getting any e-mail for the password reset of the main e-mail I was using. I tried 5 times no e-mail so maybe I was not using the correct one.

    So I know the password reset is pretty quick.

    Yikes so now I have 3 accounts. Let me delete mpitogo2...
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,744
    edited November 2019
    mpitogo2 wrote: »
    Ummm am I in trouble here? My account got changed and I have a long, secure password and I am unable to change my password...I had a device logged in and now it’s gone?. I’m not getting a password reset e-mail.

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    I got that as well, I'm wondering why an administrator felt the need to change stuff?
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,744
    DSkip wrote: »
    So I’m getting reports from the NYAS. The issues I was experiencing here that the rep told me was by design are being reported by others. This is from two sources.

    Well the plot thickens. I'm disappointed the rep was not there for us to talk to. I for one would have been interested in hearing his take on them and ask questions on the design.
  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 464
    edited November 2019
    ignore those other two, @mpitogo2 and @pitogo my issue resolved. Friggen junk filter.

    Anyway @DSkip Ok I read through the dskip feast.
    Post edited by mpitogo on
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  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 3,352
    "the dskip feast"

    Sure sounded like it! B)

    interesting. :|
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  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 464
    edited November 2019
    Oh for heaven’s sake they gave me two rights, the guys unpacked it and every thing. So the SDA effect was not happening like i remembered from hearing the demos. I didn’t want to say anything until i had more time.

    They delivery guys unpakced the first one they said this is the “right” ok good, they brought in second and placed it. Then had me sign off on the delivey. let this be a lesson to new buyers inspect not only for damage but for Left and Right!
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  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,728
    mpitogo wrote: »
    Oh for heaven’s sake they gave me two rights, the guys unpacked it and every thing.

    I knew that would happen to someone eventually given one of the dealer demos was done with two of the same side. They should strap them together in pairs or something!
  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 464
    How can you tell which is which? Is in A and B?
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  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,728
    edited November 2019
    It's the "Legend L800 RC Brown" with RC meaning right channel. It should be made more obvious because someone pulling boxes out of the warehouse and tossing them on the delivery truck won't know the difference unless they're trained.

    Hope someone else didn't get two lefts.
  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 464
    edited November 2019
    OK it took me a couple of seconds to find it more than it should and it’s so small. If you ask me RIGHT and LEFT should be the largest and in BOLD especially considering these are sold only as pairs! otherwise it is defective!
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,849
    I wonder if they did the same thing at Skip’s place...
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  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,258
    mpitogo wrote: »
    OK it too me a couple of seconds to find it more than it should and it’s so small. If you ask me RIGHT and LEFT should be the largest and in BOLD especially considering these are sold only as pairs! otherwise it is defective!

    The Original SDA cartons were CLEARLY marked Left & Right. So simple, even a Cave Man could see it.

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  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 464
    I already called it in. They will come back and swap.
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  • pglbook
    pglbook Posts: 2,003
    mpitogo wrote: »
    OK it too me a couple of seconds to find it more than it should and it’s so small. If you ask me RIGHT and LEFT should be the largest and in BOLD especially considering these are sold only as pairs! otherwise it is defective!

    Sorry to hear that and hope you get it resolved soon. I am sure it is very frustrating.

    I agree the boxes should be marked better. Quality control should also be improved. Someone should have checked to make sure a L and R pair were being sent before they were shipped.

  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 464
    Well there goes the weekend but it’s fine since I will be mostly out any way. Watching the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City today and another concert tomorrow.
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,849
    DSkip wrote: »
    I wonder if they did the same thing at Skip’s place...

    Seriously? Just accept it already.

    .

    Why does it bother you so much that I (and others) are lookin for possible reasons for the L800’s to have had performance issues rather than accept your proclamation of them being six thousand dollar piles of horseshit?

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  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,728
    It appears Polk is now selling the L800s direct from its website. As well as the rest of the Legend line speakers. At least they load on the cart...

    https://www.polkaudio.com/products/l800


  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,849
    No Skip, I am absolutely NOT looking to blame you. I am simply trying to figure out how a team of dedicated engineers led by a guy who was there from the beginning could not hear what you guys are describing and solve it before launching a six thousand dollar pair of speakers. Either collectively, they have hearing deficiencies or something else is going on.

    I am looking at the latter because in my mind I find it hard to believe people who design speakers for a living would miss this and then try to pass it off as being acceptable.
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    In retirement...TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive,

    “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.”
  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,728
    There seems to be some confusion about the labeling even on Polk's product page for the L800. Scroll down to see the back panel here...

    https://www.polkaudio.com/products/l800

    ...and the speaker panel is stamped "Left" but the code says L800 RC for right channel.

    The product images up top on the page correctly show the back panel label as "Left" speaker and the code L800 LC.

    Funny stuff, unless one buys a pair that's wired wrong internally or delivered wrong.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,849
    edited November 2019
    I bet there will be all kinds of wiring and labeling issues, especially early on.
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    In retirement...TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive,

    “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.”
  • mpitogo
    mpitogo Posts: 464
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    you know what they are labeled as dskip says.
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    Office-2.0 Ascend Acoustics Sierra LX | Marantz PM-10 | Marantz SA-10 | SONY PS-HX500
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    Guest Room 4-2.0 QAcoustics 3030i | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080 | TV
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