New Polk Audio "Legend" Speaker Series shown at 2019 Hong Kong High End Audio Video Show

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  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,776
    edited August 2019
    ^^ no way I would, too many vintage out there to be had.
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    Other; M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • cfrizz
    cfrizz Posts: 13,414
    edited August 2019
    halen wrote: »
    And exactly how many here, would buy high end, modern SDA speakers? Much of the same was stated in regards to LSIM at only $4,000 and look how that turned out.

    Thank you! Many of you talk the talk, but are not truly willing to put your money where your mouths are, as evidenced by Motorhead's statement. Don't be hypocrites!

    Polk has always marketed itself as a company that makes good quality products that everyone in every catagory can afford. And it's true which is why they are still in business. In other words they have kept up with the times while some of you are still bitching and moaning about how it was in the past...get over it already times have changed.

    In times past if you wanted audio gear, you had to go to an audio store to get it, but as what usually happens, the bigger stores wanted in on the action and so they started getting that same gear in their stores, people went there to get them and usually at better prices while the higher priced stuff stayed in the audio stores.

    Now the vast majority of the audio stores are long gone and have been for decades, more people are buying direct from the companies that have good reputations online, of which Polk is one of them.

    You tell me where Loren would put a pair of SDA's in his living room, providing his wife didn't toss him and his speakers out onto the street! This is how they are designing homes now, small rooms, lots of windows, a fireplace where a HT should go but can't because of said fireplace.

    People if they are even interested, need compact, small footprint speakers that look like they belong, or at least don't stand out like big, ugly, thumbs.

    If you want to continually live in the past, do so, but stop blaming Polk for keeping up with the ever changing market who are NOT interested in big, fugly, overly expensive speakers, that they have no room to put them.

    Polk is doing what they have to in order to provide the majority of us with well made, good looking, terrific sounding speakers that can fit just about anywhere we want them to.

    If the new line looks similiar to the Signature series, that should tell you something. It tells me, that it is a successful line that is doing very well both in Europe and here in the states.

    Rock on Polk, and good luck with your new line, that the majority of the whiners on here won't buy new anyway because they are too cheap to spend the money.
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,036
    cfrizz wrote: »
    halen wrote: »
    And exactly how many here, would buy high end, modern SDA speakers? Much of the same was stated in regards to LSIM at only $4,000 and look how that turned out.

    Thank you! Many of you talk the talk, but are not truly willing to put your money where your mouths are, as evidenced by Motorhead's statement. Don't be hypocrites!

    Polk has always marketed itself as a company that makes good quality products that everyone in every catagory can afford. And it's true which is why they are still in business. In other words they have kept up with the times while some of you are still bitching and moaning about how it was in the past...get over it already times have changed.

    In times past if you wanted audio gear, you had to go to an audio store to get it, but as what usually happens, the bigger stores wanted in on the action and so they started getting that same gear in their stores, people went there to get them and usually at better prices while the higher priced stuff stayed in the audio stores.

    Now the vast majority of the audio stores are long gone and have been for decades, more people are buying direct from the companies that have good reputations online, of which Polk is one of them.

    You tell me where Loren would put a pair of SDA's in his living room, providing his wife didn't toss him and his speakers out onto the street! This is how they are designing homes now, small rooms, lots of windows, a fireplace where a HT should go but can't because of said fireplace.

    People if they are even interested, need compact, small footprint speakers that look like they belong, or at least don't stand out like big, ugly, thumbs.

    If you want to continually live in the past, do so, but stop blaming Polk for keeping up with the ever changing market who are NOT interested in big, fugly, overly expensive speakers, that they have no room to put them.

    Polk is doing what they have to in order to provide the majority of us with well made, good looking, terrific sounding speakers that can fit just about anywhere we want them to.

    If the new line looks similiar to the Signature series, that should tell you something. It tells me, that it is a successful line that is doing very well both in Europe and here in the states.

    Rock on Polk, and good luck with your new line, that the majority of the whiners on here won't buy new anyway because they are too cheap to spend the money.

    Not a clue
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  • halen
    halen Posts: 630
    Rare few moments I post sober, before 5 pm.. and F1 responds before midnight as well. What is a white walker doing posting at this time, F1? Maybe the stars lined up.

    Anyhow. I hear Motörhead is really good looking. That beast of beauty him. I am honored.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,978
    I hear Motörhead is really good looking. That beast of beauty him. I am honored.

    So true. even K_M would swoon over me.

    I am weak in the knees over you and I don’t even swing that way....

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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,036
    Oh boy
    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."


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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,036
    If you want to continually live in the past, do so, but stop blaming Polk for keeping up with the ever changing market who are NOT interested in big, fugly, overly expensive speakers, that they have no room to put them.

    A small sampling of recently reintroduced to the marketplace.....big speakers from the past.

    oqv0vki3xo2a.jpg

    8o73mdsozeju.png

    888fgflkodmi.jpg



    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

  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,393
    cfrizz wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    So... it's not my place to be doing legal research for, umm, Sound United :* but the post by @vcwatkins got me to thinkin' about the Legend moniker.

    There's this other loudspeaker manufacturer who refers (or, at least, referred) to their brand as A Legend in Sound. :|

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    They even have had a Legend Series of loudspeakers.

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    Is there any trademark infringement issue kind of thing goin' on, here?

    Just... you know... musing.

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    I muse, therefore I am.

    I don't see a problem Mark. Legend is a common word as is Monster, as is Reference. Now if they had duplicated "Legend in Sound", then there would be a problem.

    Unless you are illiterate, You should know the difference between Polk Legend and Klipsch Legend.

    Monster is a common word but that didn't stop monster from starting legal proceedings against anyone who used the term.
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  • xsmi
    xsmi Posts: 1,627
    F1nut wrote: »
    If you want to continually live in the past, do so, but stop blaming Polk for keeping up with the ever changing market who are NOT interested in big, fugly, overly expensive speakers, that they have no room to put them.

    A small sampling of recently reintroduced to the marketplace.....big speakers from the past.

    oqv0vki3xo2a.jpg

    8o73mdsozeju.png

    888fgflkodmi.jpg



    Where the HECK are my SDA's then? LOL
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  • cfrizz
    cfrizz Posts: 13,414
    marvda1 wrote: »
    cfrizz wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    So... it's not my place to be doing legal research for, umm, Sound United :* but the post by @vcwatkins got me to thinkin' about the Legend moniker.

    There's this other loudspeaker manufacturer who refers (or, at least, referred) to their brand as A Legend in Sound. :|

    zw9d9oal9y1p.png


    They even have had a Legend Series of loudspeakers.

    02sk2hx40zrw.png


    Is there any trademark infringement issue kind of thing goin' on, here?

    Just... you know... musing.

    5m07f8cww5ym.png

    I muse, therefore I am.

    I don't see a problem Mark. Legend is a common word as is Monster, as is Reference. Now if they had duplicated "Legend in Sound", then there would be a problem.

    Unless you are illiterate, You should know the difference between Polk Legend and Klipsch Legend.

    Monster is a common word but that didn't stop monster from starting legal proceedings against anyone who used the term.

    True, but thanks to the wonder that is the internet, most now know that the owner is a sue happy jerk that should be avoided like the plague. You can now get all kinds of wires in all stores and online that are better made and better priced.
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,099
    cfrizz wrote: »

    True, but thanks to the wonder that is the internet, most now know that the owner is a sue happy jerk that should be avoided like the plague. You can now get all kinds of wires in all stores and online that are better made and better priced.

    True and he like Circuit City, Blockbuster, Kodak and a multitude of others who didn't keep being innovative will go bye bye. Most of his gear is now regulated to Home Depot, Menards and other building material stores at rock bottom prices. Like many other companies who are living day to day on their past in name only, soon that very same name will be bought like Acoustic Research and just put on generic products that no one even cares about and sold at the point of sale counter at the local gas stations and quickie marts.

  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,674
    edited August 2019
    All I know is the SDA's are sounding real sweet right now not even interested in anything new.
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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,467
    I feel like I'm always interested in something new.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • halen
    halen Posts: 630
    I hear Motörhead is really good looking. That beast of beauty him. I am honored.

    So true. even K_M would swoon over me.

    It is well past 5 now. Is K underscore M a modern version of KY Jelly or something?

    No offense to anyone, I don’t know how to use them smiley emoji faces.

  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,642
    halen wrote: »
    I hear Motörhead is really good looking. That beast of beauty him. I am honored.

    So true. even K_M would swoon over me.

    No offense to anyone, I don’t know how to use them smiley emoji faces.

    Just type a colon ‘:’ and right brace ‘)’ without a space. :)

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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,467
    halen wrote: »
    I hear Motörhead is really good looking. That beast of beauty him. I am honored.

    So true. even K_M would swoon over me.

    It is well past 5 now. Is K underscore M a modern version of KY Jelly or something?

    No offense to anyone, I don’t know how to use them smiley emoji faces.

    No. KY is pleasurable.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • halen
    halen Posts: 630

    BlueFox wrote: »
    halen wrote: »
    I hear Motörhead is really good looking. That beast of beauty him. I am honored.

    So true. even K_M would swoon over me.

    No offense to anyone, I don’t know how to use them smiley emoji faces.

    Just type a colon ‘:’ and right brace ‘)’ without a space. :)

    Weren’t you the Python guy for Salesforce? Hehe. Gawd I felt like country boy when I saw their crazy buildings.

    Colon and right brace

    Did it work? The emoji?
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,642
    Sorry. I was just trying to help. I didn’t mean to confuse you.
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  • gyosa
    gyosa Posts: 586
    F1nut wrote: »
    If you want to continually live in the past, do so, but stop blaming Polk for keeping up with the ever changing market who are NOT interested in big, fugly, overly expensive speakers, that they have no room to put them.

    A small sampling of recently reintroduced to the marketplace.....big speakers from the past.

    oqv0vki3xo2a.jpg

    8o73mdsozeju.png

    888fgflkodmi.jpg


    F1nut wrote: »
    If you want to continually live in the past, do so, but stop blaming Polk for keeping up with the ever changing market who are NOT interested in big, fugly, overly expensive speakers, that they have no room to put them.

    A small sampling of recently reintroduced to the marketplace.....big speakers from the past.

    oqv0vki3xo2a.jpg

    8o73mdsozeju.png

    888fgflkodmi.jpg



    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Polk SDA 1c’s ( my first love .. ) , Kimber Kable 4TC, Sony 42” - BEDROOM

    B&K EX-442 ( it will go in my casket when I die ... ) , PS Audio 4.6 preamp ( old school , but it still jams on ... ) , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - POOL

    PS Audio Stellar S300 , Cambridge Audio 851n , Yamaha wxc-50 , Kimber Kable 4vs , Salk Supercharged Song towers ( difficult choice between these and my family if I had to choose ... 😩 ) , Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED , Onkyo TX-RZ610 - DEN , MAIN RIG

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  • gyosa
    gyosa Posts: 586
    I rest my case ....
    Bring back modern SDA’s ...

    Bk

    F1nut wrote: »
    If you want to continually live in the past, do so, but stop blaming Polk for keeping up with the ever changing market who are NOT interested in big, fugly, overly expensive speakers, that they have no room to put them.

    A small sampling of recently reintroduced to the marketplace.....big speakers from the past.

    oqv0vki3xo2a.jpg

    8o73mdsozeju.png

    888fgflkodmi.jpg



    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Polk SDA 1c’s ( my first love .. ) , Kimber Kable 4TC, Sony 42” - BEDROOM

    B&K EX-442 ( it will go in my casket when I die ... ) , PS Audio 4.6 preamp ( old school , but it still jams on ... ) , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - POOL

    PS Audio Stellar S300 , Cambridge Audio 851n , Yamaha wxc-50 , Kimber Kable 4vs , Salk Supercharged Song towers ( difficult choice between these and my family if I had to choose ... 😩 ) , Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED , Onkyo TX-RZ610 - DEN , MAIN RIG

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - PATIO

    DAYENS AMPINO ( thanks Verb ! ) , KEiiD streamer ( this was only 60 bucks ?? ) , Polk atrium 8SDi’s - KID’s BEDROOM


  • halen
    halen Posts: 630
    I ever say my favorite number is e?

    Okay I can’t deviate more. I look forward to these new Polks.

    Cheers.
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,642
    edited August 2019
    gyosa wrote: »
    I rest my case ....
    Bring back modern SDA’s ...

    Bk

    Other than wasting space by reposting pictures, what case did you make?
    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.
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,642
    edited August 2019
    ...
    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.
  • cfrizz
    cfrizz Posts: 13,414
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    cfrizz wrote: »

    True, but thanks to the wonder that is the internet, most now know that the owner is a sue happy jerk that should be avoided like the plague. You can now get all kinds of wires in all stores and online that are better made and better priced.

    True and he like Circuit City, Blockbuster, Kodak and a multitude of others who didn't keep being innovative will go bye bye. Most of his gear is now regulated to Home Depot, Menards and other building material stores at rock bottom prices. Like many other companies who are living day to day on their past in name only, soon that very same name will be bought like Acoustic Research and just put on generic products that no one even cares about and sold at the point of sale counter at the local gas stations and quickie marts.

    Really? That's great, I didn't know that justice prevailed! The bigger they come the harder they fall. And it couldn't have happened to a bigger more arrogant jerk!
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,099
    edited August 2019
    cfrizz wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    cfrizz wrote: »

    True, but thanks to the wonder that is the internet, most now know that the owner is a sue happy jerk that should be avoided like the plague. You can now get all kinds of wires in all stores and online that are better made and better priced.

    True and he like Circuit City, Blockbuster, Kodak and a multitude of others who didn't keep being innovative will go bye bye. Most of his gear is now regulated to Home Depot, Menards and other building material stores at rock bottom prices. Like many other companies who are living day to day on their past in name only, soon that very same name will be bought like Acoustic Research and just put on generic products that no one even cares about and sold at the point of sale counter at the local gas stations and quickie marts.

    Really? That's great, I didn't know that justice prevailed! The bigger they come the harder they fall. And it couldn't have happened to a bigger more arrogant jerk!

    Ask anybody born in the 90's to today about the name Monster. I'll bet a good amount of money 97% will come back with Monster energy drink. That is what the name Monster evokes today.

    Yes we can agree he slit his own throat with his huge narcissistic ego couldn't happen to a better person.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,099
    that was never in question Derek
  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,234
    Did you guys know that Monster lost their arse on beats audio headphones? That they were originally sold as Beats by Monster but his son signed a contract without reading it and they lost their patent, research, production and rights to the name super fast....

    Fun story of one **** **** over another SMARTER ****.

    Google it.
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