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

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,676
    6 grand a pair....
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    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,433
    Oh, and those juicy details Jess promised ? It is still daylight out though, gotta give that man some time before the coffin opens.
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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,744
    edited September 2019
    DSkip wrote: »
    To be honest, those whole reveal has been a bit disappointing. I think they dropped the ball hard.

    Still excited about the new SDA though.

    I think getting the video out ahead of the reveal and hearing it from the man behind the SDA himself, allows Polk to generate some buzz about the legend behind the legend. It maybe expresses some of the heritage behind Polk and points out the loudspeakers are a potential magnum opus.

    And otherwise, the video would gain less traction after the reveal.
    OK, I think you are correct. Sound and Vision plus AV Nirvana posted a release also:

    https://www.soundandvision.com/content/polk-announces-its-most-advanced-speakers-ever
    https://www.avnirvana.com/threads/breaking-polk-audio-announces-new-legend-series-flagship-speaker-lineup.5480/


    Polk is trying to direct traffic to their website and create last minute buzz for the live event!

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,287
    Do these new SDA speakers require an interconnect cable?
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,961
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Do these new SDA speakers require an interconnect cable?

    Yes.
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    tonyb wrote: »
    At that price point, people are going to wait for the friends and family sale. 3g's for the pair is doable for many folks, 6g's is a stretch for many.

    Interested in any reviews , so post them up if anyone comes across some. My concern isn't with the SDA effect, drivers used, more so the lower bass from that down ported design. Was never a favorite of mine from their other speakers.

    Now we get to look forward to " what receiver to drive the L800's" posts. :)

    You bashed me for using the word "Effect".....see that is what comes naturally...lol
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,676
    Those crossovers are going to be a nightmare to upgrade....
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • JayCeeJayCee Posts: 828
    DSkip wrote: »
    JayCee wrote: »
    @DSkip, think I saw a while back where you are no longer a Polk distributor? Just checked your website and don't see them listed. Reason for asking is, if so, will you have a pair for audition?

    I’m not approved but I’m going to work on it. At that price point I am the kind of dealer they want. I’m just not sure I’m enough of a ‘product mover’ to make it worth their while though.

    The rest of their lines are impossible for small guys to rep. We go through distributors and their prices don’t change. So when all those items are on constant sale, guess who has no margins to work with?

    Stu mentioned, in the video, there would be a few select small reps. Not sure what your margins would need to be...obviously, you represent other brands that, if I guessed, are financially more lucrative, but is it possible to work out inventory on Polk's dime and, perhaps, pay you a flat rate just to demo? Essentially, salaried vs. commission?
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,852
    VINDICATION IS MINE!!!
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,591
    After seeing the L800, I was thinking somewhere around $8K to $10K for a pair. Didn't realize they'd be part of a full line of home theater speakers as well including a center speaker and Atmos modules. There will be nothing else like them on the market. If they were standalone without the price support of an entire line of speakers backing them up they would probably cost a lot more than they do. As it is, I am very likely to buy a pair later this year if they are available.

    Too much for some? Of course. That's why Sound United markets speakers at a wide price range to provide gear to a wide range of customers. The LSiM line did not go on discount sale for quite a while after they were first introduced, and the economy was quite different.

    Thanks go to Stu and the team for bringing these to market.
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    3. Polk LSiM703; Parasound JC2BP and A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,591
    edited September 2019
    I like the new wood finish on the sides better than piano black. Probably more durable too. And seems more fitting for a Polk Legend speaker.
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Sonic Frontiers Line 3 Preamp; Classe Model 25 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio Power Director; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Parasound JC2BP and A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,744
    Emlyn wrote: »
    I like the new wood finish on the sides better ...
    Its cool that real wood veneer is back.

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,226
    edited September 2019
    ..
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,676
    Now we know what an updated SDA 1c costs...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,506
    tonyb wrote: »
    At that price point, people are going to wait for the friends and family sale. 3g's for the pair is doable for many folks, 6g's is a stretch for many.

    Interested in any reviews , so post them up if anyone comes across some. My concern isn't with the SDA effect, drivers used, more so the lower bass from that down ported design. Was never a favorite of mine from their other speakers.

    Now we get to look forward to " what receiver to drive the L800's" posts. :)

    No more F & F.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,226
    F1nut wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    At that price point, people are going to wait for the friends and family sale. 3g's for the pair is doable for many folks, 6g's is a stretch for many.

    Interested in any reviews , so post them up if anyone comes across some. My concern isn't with the SDA effect, drivers used, more so the lower bass from that down ported design. Was never a favorite of mine from their other speakers.

    Now we get to look forward to " what receiver to drive the L800's" posts. :)

    No more F & F.

    If you calc inflation from 1990 to 2019 the 1.2tls would have cost you $3300e today and the 2.3tls would be $2450.00...so price isn't that far off
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,154
    This is really exciting. To witness the re-birth of speaker system many thought long forgotten. Wow! :)
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,506
    There is no piano black version. It's walnut veneer with a matte black bezel or black oak veneer with a gloss black bezel.
    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

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,961
    Love the walnut with matte black.
  • verbverb Posts: 10,154
    Grimster74 wrote: »
    Just in case anyone missed it!


    Great video. Love the talk about using CAD and FEA in the design process, 3D printing, all the modern design tools, even the prototyping and testing. A lot of process similarities in my biz!

    One of the best explanations of SDA, IMO.

    And the description of the unique features of the new Legends! I'm gonna watch it again! :)
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
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    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,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
    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
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,744
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,226
    So with the pic Jesse posted and the RMAF pic, I'm guessing these will not have to be pinned up against the wall?
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
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    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,506
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    So with the pic Jesse posted and the RMAF pic, I'm guessing these will not have to be pinned up against the wall?

    They don't have to be, but with the Power Port on the bottom they can be placed pretty close to the back wall if desired.
    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

  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    6 Gs is almost 9000 up hear in Canada. They better be really dam good for that price. I could buy some really nice heavily discounted floor models of something else for that price. What a Shame.... plus I think my audio friends would kill me if they knew I paid 8000 dollars for a pair of Polk audio speakers.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,154
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Grimster74 wrote: »
    Just in case anyone missed it!


    Oh, so I just got my 3:30 pm EDT back, I guess. :|

    No way! Reveals are always fun! And full of surprises! Ya never know! :)
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,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,PASS ACA 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: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,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
    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
  • pglbookpglbook Posts: 1,853
    edited September 2019
    I had a hard time deciding which of the 4 posts to comment on, lol, but this one is the winner.

    All I can say is WOW! I never thought we'd see new SDA speakers from Polk. This is really great news and I cannot wait to hear how they sound once people can get their ears on them.

    Congrats to Team Polk for reinventing a legend!

    Unfortunately the $6k price will be beyond my current means but I hope these speakers are a critical and commercial success for Polk and that the new SDA technology is a big leap forward in sound. I love my SDA 2B TLs and if the new speakers end up being a big jump up from those then I know I will have to get these new SDAs at some point.

    I find the appearance to be pleasing but agree they would look better with grills. I also wonder how big of a footprint they take up. Does anyone have the specs on these yet? I guess we'll find out soon enough.

    I look forward to the reviews!

  • adabroadabro Posts: 212
    Pretty cool - after upgrading from Monitor to RTi I didn't think I'd move onto LSiM's, but did just that. As said, after conversion these will be pricey here in Canada (for me at least) so I can't see buying, but never say never.

    Always like seeing new stuff to drool over, even if I never buy it.
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