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

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  • Upstatemax
    Upstatemax Posts: 2,516
    I don’t agree Skip.

    I think increased competition only hurts the bad dealers. If a dealer is getting hurt because customers have increased choices, it’s because they were not taking care of their customers.

    I’m also big into cycling, we have been seeing this same dynamic playing out with local bike shops (LBS). Online competition has has put extra pressure on the LBS network and many have not weathered the storm.

    However from what I’ve seen, it’s the poor LBS that got hit hardest. It’s a natural cleansing of the market place.

    Increased competition makes dealers better and makes the whole experience better for the customer.

    I think that’s a very, very good thing.
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  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,731
    edited September 2019
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    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    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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    Tony said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there

    the substitution of politics for existence is the supreme betrayal of the subjective otherness of man.
  • Upstatemax
    Upstatemax Posts: 2,516
    DSkip wrote: »
    I imagine with LBS it is a more service-oriented business, right? This is just selling product. When you have dealers invest six figures in your gear to demo it and you allow another guy down the street to become a dealer with a minimal investment that steals sales from the bigger guy, you've already began to lose. If it continues to happen, you end up with the big dealer dropping the brand and a bunch of little guys who don't represent the brand properly. The biggest issue I see here is that the brands mentioned are going to be repped by home theater integrators, not two channel enthusiasts. HT Integrators do not keep inventory and rarely have any demo products - they only sell based on price and interest.

    It's a slippery slope.

    A very, very small part of a LBS business is based on service. Usually around 10%

    The money comes from bike sales.

    Like audio, cycling has a traditional brick and mortar style business that allowed bike shops to be generally isolated. Customers wanted to experience the product before slapping down thousands of dollars, high end bikes can easily exceed $10,000 today. Was it the right fit for THEM, bikes are very personal.

    Honestly, audio and cycling are VERY similar industries...

    Living room:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : XBOX One : Roku Ultra : Oppo UDP-203 : Pioneer Elite SC-87 : APC H15 : Focal 806V mains : Focal 806V Surrounds : SVS SB2000 : SVS SB12-NSD

    2Ch:
    Sonus Faber Venere S : Rotel RB 1582 MKII : Oppo UDP-205 : Furman Elite 15 DM i : Pro-Ject Debut Carbon with Acryl-It Platter :
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,333
    The dealer search tool on the Polk front page shows me a Home Depot store some 40 miles from my home as the nearest Polk Dealer, when there is a Best Buy and a Fry’s that both carry the brand less than three miles away... I would say that tool is broken.

    Dude -- I would totally buy a pair of L800s from Home Depot!

    :)
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,484
    Knowing home depot, it would be in the gardening section
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,333
    VR3 wrote: »
    Knowing home depot, it would be in the gardening section

    on the top shelf...
  • mhardy6647 wrote: »
    VR3 wrote: »
    Knowing home depot, it would be in the gardening section

    on the top shelf...

    And you can't find anybody to get them down.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    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.

    There are three things that give a man a false sense of courage, a keyboard, alcohol and a firearm.
    Motorhead, 4.12.20

    Tony said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there

    the substitution of politics for existence is the supreme betrayal of the subjective otherness of man.
  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 2,878
    edited September 2019
    Give it time. If these live up to the hype, they will end up in more and more stores. Especially at their price point. It just might take a year or two to make it into places that seem like very obviously choices.
    I agree that time will tell all. I'm hoping for Polk that these get labeled as giant killers. Then, those with $4K-$10K to spend on speakers might take notice. If they get some to stretch their budget and others to spend less and adopt Polk into the audiophile fold, then they'll be on to something. Polk is large enough to make some noise in the marketplace.

    Still, lets not forget the LSiM saga. I lived in MI, then moved to IN and could not find a place to demo the speakers in either area. I just knew there would be a huge selection in IL, greater Chi area. However, the choices were not there at all. Only Abt Electronics carried the line and they had very limited selections (703) of the LSiM on display. The 707 is $4K set. So, the smart people at Polk have a lot to figure out and a lot of work to do to move the $6K speakers and more expensive family.

    Reviews will help....get them in the hands of all who don't refuse them!


    Upstatemax wrote: »
    A very, very small part of a LBS business is based on service. Usually around 10%

    The money comes from bike sales.

    Like audio, cycling has a traditional brick and mortar style business that allowed bike shops to be generally isolated. Customers wanted to experience the product before slapping down thousands of dollars, high end bikes can easily exceed $10,000 today. Was it the right fit for THEM, bikes are very personal.

    Honestly, audio and cycling are VERY similar industries...
    I used to work in the cycling industry and I agree! Back in the late 80's- early 90's the deep pocket customers that were spending $2K-$4K expected the dealer to cater to them and assist with the fit from pre-sales through years after the sale. Most wouldn't purchase from you if they did not trust in your service and satisfaction guarantee. Do them right the first time and they'll ALWAYS come back for that second, third, fourth, etc purchase. There was a lot of competition back then but I don't think that is true today. Still, the dealer network is crucial.
  • xsmi
    xsmi Posts: 1,609
    I live in NW Ohio. I can drive an hour north to Ann Arbor and listen to $250K Wilson Audios and $125K Sonus Fabers. I had. to drive 3.5 hours to a fellow Polkie's house to hear the LSiM's. I REALLY hope the Legends aren't a repeat of that experience.
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    Belles 22A Pre, Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2, Marantz SA8005, Pro-Ject RPM-10 Turntable, Schiit Mani Phono Pre, Moon LP 3 Phono Pre, Polk Audio SDA-SRS, AudioQuest Cable throughout.
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,174
    I have been starting to follow the new line up. Was surprised to find an upcoming event at Nebraska Furniture Mart in the DFW area. Not sure I will be able to experience the full line in a quality way.

    You ever try to talk audio with the sales associates at NFM??? They may have been selling toasters or area rugs yesterday.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

    Vintage
    Pioneer SA-9800, Pioneer TX-9800, Pioneer PL-630 w/Denon DL-301MKII, Technics RS-1500
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    OMG been gone for a few days and 81 new posts on this thread! Gotta get my read on! :)
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, 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, 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
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  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    So just got caught up on this thread. Interesting the challenges of product distribution, many fans clamoring to get into a demo, all good problems to have, as we say in my biz! Means folks want to buy this product!

    But, here is my biggest take away:

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    LMAO @nightfall !
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    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, 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: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,070
    edited September 2019
    tratliff wrote: »
    I have been starting to follow the new line up. Was surprised to find an upcoming event at Nebraska Furniture Mart in the DFW area. Not sure I will be able to experience the full line in a quality way.

    You ever try to talk audio with the sales associates at NFM??? They may have been selling toasters or area rugs yesterday.

    Yes, but you can get an Extended Warranty/ Service Contract that can conveniently be added to our FREE Financial Package, well Free for the first 30 days anyway!

    And btw, do you have the wires/ cables to properly hook up these beautiful speakers?



    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,174
    tratliff wrote: »
    I have been starting to follow the new line up. Was surprised to find an upcoming event at Nebraska Furniture Mart in the DFW area. Not sure I will be able to experience the full line in a quality way.

    You ever try to talk audio with the sales associates at NFM??? They may have been selling toasters or area rugs yesterday.

    Yes, but you can get an Extended Warranty/ Service Contract that can conveniently be added to our FREE Financial Package, well Free for the first 30 days anyway!

    And btw, do you have the wires/ cables to properly hook up these beautiful speakers?

    Mike I think that is exactly how the conversation will go. Never will they be able to explain if they will work correctly with my mono blocks.

    Hell, they won’t even know what mono blocks are.
    2 Channel
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    Vintage
    Pioneer SA-9800, Pioneer TX-9800, Pioneer PL-630 w/Denon DL-301MKII, Technics RS-1500
  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,020
    Interesting bit about possibly using two sets of L800s with height modules as front and rear speakers. Seems to imply no center channel may be needed in that configuration as well as no side surrounds.
    1. Polk LSiM-707, LSiM-704C, LSiM-702FX; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A31 and A23 amps; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 and JC5; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Marantz SA8004 SACD; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Anthem Pre-2L SE; Parasound A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; PS Audio Power Director 4.7; MIT S3 cables
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,235
    bump
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,235
    bump
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,333
    I will resist posting a link to YT for a 1970s Jimmy Castor Bunch hit...
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    tonyb wrote: »
    bump

    good call! :)
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, 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, 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: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    edited September 2019
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, 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, 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: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,744
    edited September 2019
    I'm sorry, the L100 lacks bass and therefore a fullness to the sound. The L200 is a much better speaker.

    The author is incorrect about the low end, he quoted the overall. The -3dB is 57Hz.
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  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    Glad you chimed in on this Jesse. I read the review and was a bit surprised by the comments regarding the L100 bass performance.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, 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, 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: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • skrol
    skrol Posts: 3,033
    I know that one usually does not think of sub-woofers as legends, at least as far as legendary Polks, but I am wondering if there will eventually be a "Legend" sub to pair with the L100 or L200.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i; Technics SL-J2, Parasound PPH-100.

    HT:
    Marantz SR7010, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW110 , Marantz UD5005, Pioneer PL-530, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, AVR-888, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, 5B, TSi100, RM7, PSW10 (DXi104 upgrade); Pioneer: CT-6R; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, CDR-615; Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii, Sony CDP-650ESD, Technics SA 5070, B&W DM601
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,484
    Polk has historically stayed away from high end subwoofers. There are so many options in that space, I don't see them trying to compete
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,235
    VR3 wrote: »
    Polk has historically stayed away from high end subwoofers. There are so many options in that space, I don't see them trying to compete

    I dunno Trey, they have to round it out and include a sub, HT is still a big part of their product line. Sig series has it's own sub, I see no reason why they would not make one for the legend series.

    Granted, other brands are kicking rear end in the sub dept.,like you said, but that hasn't stopped Polk from putting out new subs in the past. Some people just like to keep everything brand specific.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • skrol
    skrol Posts: 3,033
    The brand specific thing is what I was thinking too.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i; Technics SL-J2, Parasound PPH-100.

    HT:
    Marantz SR7010, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW110 , Marantz UD5005, Pioneer PL-530, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, AVR-888, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, 5B, TSi100, RM7, PSW10 (DXi104 upgrade); Pioneer: CT-6R; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, CDR-615; Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii, Sony CDP-650ESD, Technics SA 5070, B&W DM601
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,908
    tonyb wrote: »
    VR3 wrote: »
    Polk has historically stayed away from high end subwoofers. There are so many options in that space, I don't see them trying to compete

    I dunno Trey, they have to round it out and include a sub, HT is still a big part of their product line. Sig series has it's own sub, I see no reason why they would not make one for the legend series.

    Granted, other brands are kicking rear end in the sub dept.,like you said, but that hasn't stopped Polk from putting out new subs in the past. Some people just like to keep everything brand specific.

    They would need to try very hard to best my REL...
    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.

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  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 4,475

    They would need to try very hard to best my REL...

    And my SVS Plus/2.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
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