L100 Review

deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,989

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,463
    cool!
    but...
    can we send the author @clipdat's contact info for some writing/reviewing lessons?

    :)
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,209
    L100...that rings a bell. Didn't another speaker maker have that same model number?
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,989
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    cool!
    but...
    can we send the author @clipdat's contact info for some writing/reviewing lessons?

    :)

    Right! Not really a review, but more of a first impression. Loosely written at that.
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,989
    jdjohn wrote: »
    L100...that rings a bell. Didn't another speaker maker have that same model number?

    Well, of course!
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,594
    New power port??? Obviously, this guy hasn't seen a Polk speaker in a long time.

    The L100 lacks a certain fullness, so a sub is a must. The L200 has a fuller sound and therefore you might just get away without a sub.
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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,537
    I'm pretty excited to hear them go. I would also really like to hear the L600 model.
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,989
    F1nut wrote: »
    New power port??? Obviously, this guy hasn't seen a Polk speaker in a long time.

    The L100 lacks a certain fullness, so a sub is a must. The L200 has a fuller sound and therefore you might just get away without a sub.

    Makes sense with the smaller driver and cab. Would you say the new RR tweet is an improvement over the LsiM?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,463
    jdjohn wrote: »
    L100...that rings a bell. Didn't another speaker maker have that same model number?

    I started a reply to this, but I never finished it :p

    Yes, the once and future other L100

    Then

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    And of course there was another rip off of homage to the L100, designed also under the aegis of Bart Locanthi, for another large company whose name starts with "P"...


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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,939
    F1nut wrote: »
    New power port??? Obviously, this guy hasn't seen a Polk speaker in a long time.

    The L100 lacks a certain fullness, so a sub is a must. The L200 has a fuller sound and therefore you might just get away without a sub.

    The L200 will be in my home tomorrow. FedEx claims to have tried delivering them today, but my doorbell never rang and three people were here in the house all day. we even have a couple dogs with a hair-trigger bark that never sensed a thing... funny how that works.

    They will be dropped of at the FedEx facility near my home and I will go get them from there.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,594
    deronb1 wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    New power port??? Obviously, this guy hasn't seen a Polk speaker in a long time.

    The L100 lacks a certain fullness, so a sub is a must. The L200 has a fuller sound and therefore you might just get away without a sub.

    Makes sense with the smaller driver and cab. Would you say the new RR tweet is an improvement over the LsiM?

    Was there a problem with the original?
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,989
    F1nut wrote: »
    deronb1 wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    New power port??? Obviously, this guy hasn't seen a Polk speaker in a long time.

    The L100 lacks a certain fullness, so a sub is a must. The L200 has a fuller sound and therefore you might just get away without a sub.

    Makes sense with the smaller driver and cab. Would you say the new RR tweet is an improvement over the LsiM?

    Was there a problem with the original?

    I found it dry sounding and lacked the air of some other tweeters ive had in rotation.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,594
    Ok well, I thought the LSiM tweeter was smooth, not bright, which I like. I thought the Legend tweeter got a bit bright at higher volumes, which I don't like.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,463
    edited February 6
    FWIW.
    Based on what I heard, I could have lived with the L200 sans subwoofer, even with big music.
    I can certainly understand there being folks who would not have felt the same way about them.
    I am curious about the L100... but I doubt I'll ever hear a pair (unless they are deeply discounted at some point).

  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,989
    F1nut wrote: »
    Ok well, I thought the LSiM tweeter was smooth, not bright, which I like. I thought the Legend tweeter got a bit bright at higher volumes, which I don't like.

    No doubt personal preference plays into it. I liked the 703 overall and at the prices now, they are a real bargain.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,560
    703’s are the best bang for buck at the prices now hands down
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