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

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  • BDT
    BDT Posts: 212
    Just digging into this.....that said, based on historical experience with the LSi/LSiM launches...they all turned out to be good speakers.

    If F1 isn't dogging them......they are legit.

    BDT
  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,158
    edited August 2019
    Curious is it possible the engineers at Polk have figured out a single driver SDA instead of the usual side by side configuration hmmm.

    The SDA properties are now done electronically by an algorithm as seen in many of the (surround) sound bars. I doubt we will ever see a purely acoustical type SDA. The crossover is complicated and the shear size of the speaker is not the current trend.

    We can hope for a hybrid as was talked about at the last Polkfest held at HQ before Matt left. An acoustical and electronic approach. That was what...….10 years ago now??? That ship has probably sailed.

    *IF* SDA has legs beyond sound bars, it will almost certainly be of the electronic type rather than pure acoustical.

    So to answer your question; yes...it's been done (not a single speaker, but a few small speakers).

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,925
    Gotta laugh here! This thread really got off the rails, but good to see it's back on track!

    I for one, am very excited and curious about the new offering! :)
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,266
    Ya'll keep guessing.....LOL
    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

  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,925
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I also looked at Polk's YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter feeds, none of which I subscribe to, and it seems like they're not getting a lot of play.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,198
    verb wrote: »
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I also looked at Polk's YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter feeds, none of which I subscribe to, and it seems like they're not getting a lot of play.

    Polk speakers.
    Polk forum.

    :#

    Go post about 'em @ (well, you know where) and see what response you get. You might get one, and it might be positive; hard to say.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,925
    Post on them? I dare not! It's a dangerous world out there! :)
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,857
    F1nut wrote: »
    Ya'll keep guessing.....LOL

    I don't have to... :p
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,988
    F1nut wrote: »
    Ya'll keep guessing.....LOL

    Wait, so that's not the flagship in the Hong Kong pic?

    Study: Roon * ProJect Stream Box Ultra & Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * DH Labs SS Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Audio: PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Belles 20a * Pass Aleph 30 - Zu Omen DW * Sunfire Sig II - Polk SRS 2.3tl * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3
    Den: Sonore ultraRendu * Cary xCiter * Dayens Menuetto * KEF LS50
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,198
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Ya'll keep guessing.....LOL

    Wait, so that's not the flagship in the Hong Kong pic?

    well -- I see no flags :#
  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,682
    edited August 2019
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Ya'll keep guessing.....LOL
    Wait, so that's not the flagship in the Hong Kong pic?
    well -- I see no flags :#
    And I see no Shjips or Shjips.
    Post edited by msg on
    I disabled signatures.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,198
    msg wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Ya'll keep guessing.....LOL
    Wait, so that's not the flagship in the Hong Kong pic?
    well -- I see no flags :#
    And I see no Shjips.

    mmm -- did Polk get sold to a Dutch conglomerate?
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,988
    msg wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Ya'll keep guessing.....LOL
    Wait, so that's not the flagship in the Hong Kong pic?
    well -- I see no flags :#
    And I see no Shjips.

    Or Hong Kong, evennn.

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    Study: Roon * ProJect Stream Box Ultra & Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * DH Labs SS Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Audio: PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Belles 20a * Pass Aleph 30 - Zu Omen DW * Sunfire Sig II - Polk SRS 2.3tl * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3
    Den: Sonore ultraRendu * Cary xCiter * Dayens Menuetto * KEF LS50
  • mlistens03
    mlistens03 Posts: 2,766
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The flagship Polk Legend model photo has leaked! Apparently these new mirror-imaged three ways will be cross-promoted with a new, high-end audiophile Technics (Panasonic) product, both sporting the now-classic black and red Polk color scheme.

    Note the nod to the hipster/retro market by including both MP3 and CD support.
    Rumors are circulating that suggest the remote control functionality will be managed by a reboot of Zenith's epochal Space Command technology.

    :#

    They haven't even been released yet, and someone already pushed in the tweeter domes! I'll bet it was Jesse. ;):D
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,198
    verb wrote: »
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I also looked at Polk's YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter feeds, none of which I subscribe to, and it seems like they're not getting a lot of play.

    OK, I couldn't resist, so I posted this intro, with a query, on a friendly hifi forum.
    https://hifihaven.org/index.php?threads/a-legend-is-coming-sic.5233/
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,040
    edited August 2019
    vcwatkins wrote: »

    Or Hong Kong, evennn.

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    Hong Kong.... Phooey!
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    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.”
  • Danny Tse
    Danny Tse Posts: 5,206
    verb wrote: »
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I posted the original post on the new Polk Audio speakers and actually had second thoughts. I could've post the photos on other audio forums, but I figured I will limit "the damage" (Polk may not want such news on the new speaker line out so soon).

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 28,198
    FWIW, no mention of the new Polk loudspeaker line in the TAS capsule review of the HK show. :|

    http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/hong-kong-high-end-audio-visual-show-report/

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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,266
    Danny Tse wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I posted the original post on the new Polk Audio speakers and actually had second thoughts. I could've post the photos on other audio forums, but I figured I will limit "the damage" (Polk may not want such news on the new speaker line out so soon).
    I just want to hear them for the LuLz.

    This from the guy that thinks his S60's are the pinnacle. Hilarious!
    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

  • halen
    halen Posts: 639
    edited August 2019
    F1nut wrote: »
    Danny Tse wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I posted the original post on the new Polk Audio speakers and actually had second thoughts. I could've post the photos on other audio forums, but I figured I will limit "the damage" (Polk may not want such news on the new speaker line out so soon).
    I just want to hear them for the LuLz.

    This from the guy that thinks his S60's are the pinnacle. Hilarious!

    One Hundy thousand dollar setups that can’t compete with $900 modern speakers. I would like to see pics of these setups he owned.

    Or at least, name the entire setup.
  • deronb1
    deronb1 Posts: 5,039
    Maybe he was talking about his Volvo.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,040
    halen wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Danny Tse wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I posted the original post on the new Polk Audio speakers and actually had second thoughts. I could've post the photos on other audio forums, but I figured I will limit "the damage" (Polk may not want such news on the new speaker line out so soon).
    I just want to hear them for the LuLz.

    This from the guy that thinks his S60's are the pinnacle. Hilarious!

    One Hundy thousand dollar setups that can’t compete with $900 modern speakers. I would like to see pics of these setups he owned.

    Or at least, name the entire setup.

    The factory Delco system in our trusty old Pontiac Sunfire beats the pants off the Bermester system in a 100k Mercedes... ;)
    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.”
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,266
    F1nut wrote: »
    Danny Tse wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I posted the original post on the new Polk Audio speakers and actually had second thoughts. I could've post the photos on other audio forums, but I figured I will limit "the damage" (Polk may not want such news on the new speaker line out so soon).
    I just want to hear them for the LuLz.

    This from the guy that thinks his S60's are the pinnacle. Hilarious!
    Sorry, I was trolling. And those aren’t my main speakers.

    Well then, your credibility drops again. Hilarious!
    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

  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,925
    halen wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Danny Tse wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I posted the original post on the new Polk Audio speakers and actually had second thoughts. I could've post the photos on other audio forums, but I figured I will limit "the damage" (Polk may not want such news on the new speaker line out so soon).
    I just want to hear them for the LuLz.

    This from the guy that thinks his S60's are the pinnacle. Hilarious!

    One Hundy thousand dollar setups that can’t compete with $900 modern speakers. I would like to see pics of these setups he owned.

    Or at least, name the entire setup.

    The factory Delco system in our trusty old Pontiac Sunfire beats the pants off the Bermester system in a 100k Mercedes... ;)

    Why John, I'm impressed! A Pontiac Sunfire! Rock on ole Monsoon system! :)
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,040
    Its just a base SE model, so no Monsoon setup.
    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.”
  • halen
    halen Posts: 639
    F1nut wrote: »
    Danny Tse wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I posted the original post on the new Polk Audio speakers and actually had second thoughts. I could've post the photos on other audio forums, but I figured I will limit "the damage" (Polk may not want such news on the new speaker line out so soon).
    I just want to hear them for the LuLz.

    This from the guy that thinks his S60's are the pinnacle. Hilarious!
    Sorry, I was trolling. And those aren’t my main speakers.

    What are your main speakers?
  • halen
    halen Posts: 639
    halen wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Danny Tse wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    So I was curious, are these teasers being discussed on other audio forums? I did a quick search and couldn't find any.

    I posted the original post on the new Polk Audio speakers and actually had second thoughts. I could've post the photos on other audio forums, but I figured I will limit "the damage" (Polk may not want such news on the new speaker line out so soon).
    I just want to hear them for the LuLz.

    This from the guy that thinks his S60's are the pinnacle. Hilarious!

    One Hundy thousand dollar setups that can’t compete with $900 modern speakers. I would like to see pics of these setups he owned.

    Or at least, name the entire setup.

    The factory Delco system in our trusty old Pontiac Sunfire beats the pants off the Bermester system in a 100k Mercedes... ;)

    Love it