Polk Legend Series L600 -- any ears-on experience/reports?

mhardy6647
mhardy6647 Posts: 28,194
Apropos of https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/188179/polk-l200-speaker-demo-reviews/p13
smglbrth wrote: »
dromunds wrote: »
Why not the L600's?

You know, I was thinking about that very thing the other day. You don't hardly ever see anything, review-wise, on the L600's...

... and in an attempt not to fall into my usual bad habit of draggin' that thread off-topic :( I figured I'd take a crack at starting a new thread.

Has anyone on this forum had a chance to hear the L600s -- or (better yet!) does anyone have a pair (of L600s, that is!)?

Notes from the field, anyone?

Maybe we can start a petition or something to get @clipdat to review a pair of 'em?

Enquiring minds want to know!

:)

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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,040
    I have no basis for my speculation, but I am of the ill-informed opinion that they may be the sweetspot in the L series.
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  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 2,424
    edited February 2020
    Not sure how many have been delivered to dealers yet. NFM has the L600 & L800 set to arrive here March 22nd. They need to correct their dimensions! Maybe there were some delays coming out of China?

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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,783
    2K for a pair of good speakers is dirt cheap. They should sell well if they sound good.
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,040
    BlueFox wrote: »
    2K for a pair of good speakers is dirt cheap. They should sell well if they sound good.

    They are actually 4k for the pair, Bud...
    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.”
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,783
    LOL. Marketing. Who buys one speaker?
    Lumin X1 file player; Sony XA-5400ES SACD; Pass XP-22 pre; X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers; SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,040
    My guess would be people that can't read what they drop in their shopping cart.
    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.”
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,926
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Maybe we can start a petition or something to get @clipdat to review a pair of 'em?

    Thanks for the thought Mark, but unfortunately I don't have the room to do them justice and thus accurately review them.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,040
    I do...
    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.”
  • Comparing them to the 707/705 would be fun to experience the evolution of the ring radiator sound.
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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,360
    You can do that with the L200/LSiM 703, which I did in the first review to some extent
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,194
    BlueFox wrote: »
    LOL. Marketing. Who buys one speaker?

    Well, there's this person :)
    https://www.audioasylum.com/audio/speakers/messages/36/368045.html

    Remember, it's 2020 -- if vinyl isn't retro enough to gain status in one's peer group, there's always mono vinyl. Then we get to 78s, shellac, Edison cylinders...

    And there are always music boxes (which is where Thorens got its start, at least in terms of music reproduction, you know).
  • txcoastal1
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  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,734
    edited February 2020
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    DFW, TX Nebraska Furniture has the: L600 Black Ash
    On Display in Dallas-Fort Worth Store.
    IN STOCK in Dallas-Fort Worth Store

    Why haven't you given us a full report on them yet? You have had a few hours to go listen to them !!
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,040
    erniejade wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    DFW, TX Nebraska Furniture has the: L600 Black Ash
    On Display in Dallas-Fort Worth Store.
    IN STOCK in Dallas-Fort Worth Store

    Why haven't you given us a full report on them yet? You have had a few hours to go listen to them !!

    He’s not a team player... :p;)
    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.”
  • aprazer402 wrote: »
    Not sure how many have been delivered to dealers yet. NFM has the L600 & L800 set to arrive here March 22nd. They need to correct their dimensions! Maybe there were some delays coming out of China?

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    Yup, I physically saw both the L600 and L800 on display at the DFW Nebraska a few months ago. I actually wanted to hear the L600, but no employees around that knew how to do anything but sell TVs.
    BlueFox wrote: »
    LOL. Marketing. Who buys one speaker?
    People configuring home theaters, which is a major market for this line. Maybe not single speakers, but odd numbers. I've seen theater configurations with a projector that use two of the largest speakers for L/R, and a mid- tower as the center channel behind the screen. Or a combination of 5 mid towers for front and back L/R + center.
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  • dpowell
    dpowell Posts: 2,852
    edited February 2020
    I do...

    You going to get a pair of the L800s to compare against your fully modded 1.2's John?

    I'm very curious how powerport will stand up to the 15" bass radiator....and how the SDA effect compares as well.
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,040
    I need at least 10 people committed to attending before I try to make it happen. so far only 5 people.
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    “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.”
  • I like the L600 a lot :).

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,194
    :)

    You wanna expand on that a wee bit?

    B)
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,734
    What is height input meaning?
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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,287
    erniejade wrote: »
    What is height input meaning?

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,194
    one Atmos
    two Atmice

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,194
    ^^^ I just lol'd :)
  • mhardy6647 wrote: »
    :)

    You wanna expand on that a wee bit?

    B)

    I have a lot more listening time with the L100 which i really really like. The L600 gives me all the benefits of the L100 but with that bigger fuller sound that only towers can muster. Bass is extremely strong and but still nice and clean. Am a big fan of the new Legend series.

    Really making me curious to hear how much more the L800 brings to the table.
  • gmd
    gmd Posts: 1
    Bumping this thread to see if anyone else has any review/experience with the L600s? Just registered here but I have owned Polks for nearly 15 years now (RTi6 fronts) and want to upgrade to full towers and these are on the short list. Really hard to find any credible opinions of them online though and can't find them in any store to listen to.
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,360
    I sure like the L200’s.