How do the new L800 SDA compare to the Original Legend SDA-SRS 1.2TL?

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  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,907
    I finally got to experience the vintage SDA (F1NUT what version were Scott's SDA 2's?) for the first time in many years and was completely blown away. The bass is deep and tight and the sound stage is phenomenal. These things have some strange magic to them.

    While I don't have any vintage SDA's, I do have similar vintage RTA11TL's (with upgraded XO and RDO-198) and I have the LSi15's (w/ DB804). There are things that I like about the RTA's over the LSi's, namely the bass. The bass is cleaner, tighter and more impacting than the LSi's. Maybe I just like the PR system character over ported systems. I would almost choose the RTA's over the LSi's except when I switch LSi's, the mids and highs just sound much more realistic and the sound stage is much wider (not SDA wide though). I guess new technology and materials count for something in the speaker world. If only I could combine the RTA bass with it's passive radiators with the upper stage of the LSi...

    That is what I am hoping for in the L800 (even though it isn't PR). I look forward to hearing vintage (Legacy) SDA technology combined with new tech design capability and drivers. Should be well worth the hype.

    It shouldn't be long before we start seeing head-to-head comparisons of old and new SDA.
    Stan

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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,197
    RIP the Dynavector cart John sold me. John is just selling everyone carts around here. Enabler.
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,197
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • DarqueKnightDarqueKnight Posts: 6,663
    I honestly cannot see the L800's besting them in any way but I'm human and I've been wrong before.
    skrol wrote: »
    It shouldn't be long before we start seeing head-to-head comparisons of old and new SDA.

    Fully modded SDAs are hard to beat, which is a testament to their basic design, which is why mine are still in use after many upgrades of cables, electronics, and source components.

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  • soupbonesoupbone Posts: 104
    edited October 2019
    L800's is the topic, lets not tarnish a thread about Polks new flagship speaker please.

    I honestly cannot see the L800's besting them in any way but I'm human and I've been wrong before.

    If Polk fails to improve upon the vintage SDA in EVERY WAY it would be a sad day for their design team. The Legend should easily SMOKE 30+ year old parts & materials...it shouldn't even be close!
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,065
    edited October 2019
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,988
    Woe to you soup cracker.
  • DarqueKnightDarqueKnight Posts: 6,663
    soupbone wrote: »
    L800's is the topic, lets not tarnish a thread about Polks new flagship speaker please.

    I honestly cannot see the L800's besting them in any way but I'm human and I've been wrong before.

    If Polk fails to improve upon the vintage SDA in EVERY WAY it would be a sad day for their design team. The Legend should easily SMOKE 30+ year old parts & materials...it shouldn't even be close!

    But, as motorstereo's post clearly indicated, he wasn't talking about comparing the L800 to stock vintage SDAs. He (and I) were talking about comparing the L800 to vintage SDAs with significant parts upgrades. Modded SDAs easily SMOKE stock SDAs, therefore the L800 doing so is a given.
    "So hot it burns Mice!"~DK
    "Polk SDA-SRSs are hopelessly out of date both sonically and technologically... I see no value whatsoever in older SDA speakers."~Audio Asylum Member
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  • drumminmandrumminman Posts: 3,388
    K_M wrote: »

    When we first got a pair of Lsi, I expected our SDA SRS to beat them in every way, they did in low end extension and overall sound levels for sure, but for smoothness of sound, clarity, resolving low level treble sounds, and a few other things, the Lsi were the better speaker.

    I imagine the new L800's will refine on the Lsi and Lsim sound.
    Our older SDA's have a big sound, can get loud and can do fairly deep well, but never found them the epitome in focus, detail, and just resolving small sounds.

    I found the vifa tweeters in the Lsi and Lsim to simply be on another level sound wise.

    Of course we all listen for different aspects of sound.

    Hi KM
    Have you completed any mods to your SDA’s and if so which ones? Just curious - your answer will provide context for your listening experience.

    Thx
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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    skrol wrote: »
    I finally got to experience the vintage SDA (F1NUT what version were Scott's SDA 2's?) for the first time in many years and was completely blown away. The bass is deep and tight and the sound stage is phenomenal. These things have some strange magic to them.

    While I don't have any vintage SDA's, I do have similar vintage RTA11TL's (with upgraded XO and RDO-198) and I have the LSi15's (w/ DB804). There are things that I like about the RTA's over the LSi's, namely the bass. The bass is cleaner, tighter and more impacting than the LSi's. Maybe I just like the PR system character over ported systems. I would almost choose the RTA's over the LSi's except when I switch LSi's, the mids and highs just sound much more realistic and the sound stage is much wider (not SDA wide though). I guess new technology and materials count for something in the speaker world. If only I could combine the RTA bass with it's passive radiators with the upper stage of the LSi...

    That is what I am hoping for in the L800 (even though it isn't PR). I look forward to hearing vintage (Legacy) SDA technology combined with new tech design capability and drivers. Should be well worth the hype.

    It shouldn't be long before we start seeing head-to-head comparisons of old and new SDA.

    Pretty much agree with all about the rta versus Lsi

    What we did, was run the Lsi with dual subwoofers crossed at about 125 hz. It helped eliminate the boomy mid bass of the lsi and extended the deep bass a good bit, for sure even more than the RTA11 bass.

    If you have run your Rta11s really loud with deep bass, you will find their one shortcoming. They run out of excursion fairly easily with some music material.
    Most stuff they do really good though.
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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    soupbone wrote: »
    L800's is the topic, lets not tarnish a thread about Polks new flagship speaker please.

    I honestly cannot see the L800's besting them in any way but I'm human and I've been wrong before.

    If Polk fails to improve upon the vintage SDA in EVERY WAY it would be a sad day for their design team. The Legend should easily SMOKE 30+ year old parts & materials...it shouldn't even be close!

    The vintage SDA speakers were really good speakers. The huge cabinet with 8 drivers will make it hard to beat deep bass and overall loudness wise for sure.

    Not saying it can not be done, but the L800 size wise is a good bit smaller than the largest vintage SDA, so either deep bass or efficiency will be lost.
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    drumminman wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »

    When we first got a pair of Lsi, I expected our SDA SRS to beat them in every way, they did in low end extension and overall sound levels for sure, but for smoothness of sound, clarity, resolving low level treble sounds, and a few other things, the Lsi were the better speaker.

    I imagine the new L800's will refine on the Lsi and Lsim sound.
    Our older SDA's have a big sound, can get loud and can do fairly deep well, but never found them the epitome in focus, detail, and just resolving small sounds.

    I found the vifa tweeters in the Lsi and Lsim to simply be on another level sound wise.

    Of course we all listen for different aspects of sound.

    Hi KM
    Have you completed any mods to your SDA’s and if so which ones? Just curious - your answer will provide context for your listening experience.

    Thx

    They were modded, but not by us, but as purchased used a few years back.
    Have not opened them to see what mods, but know the crossover was updated by the seller and a few other things.

    Let me see if I can contact him and find exactly what was done.
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
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  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,907
    I initially thought it would only be fair to compare stock vintage SDA to the stock L800 but the problem would be that the electrolytic in the vintage SDA are likely dried out by now. It would only make sense that if one were replacing the old caps that they would also upgrade them. So, perhaps it would be more fair to compare modded vintage SDA (which one?) to modded L800. However, not too many folks are going to pull apart their new $6000 speaker and swap components but we can get crazy around here.
    Stan

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    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.

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    Other stuff:
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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    skrol wrote: »
    I initially thought it would only be fair to compare stock vintage SDA to the stock L800 but the problem would be that the electrolytic in the vintage SDA are likely dried out by now. It would only make sense that if one were replacing the old caps that they would also upgrade them. So, perhaps it would be more fair to compare modded vintage SDA (which one?) to modded L800. However, not too many folks are going to pull apart their new $6000 speaker and swap components but we can get crazy around here.

    Agreed about old caps. very doubtful any are still good, about 30 years on.
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,087
    K_M wrote: »
    skrol wrote: »
    I initially thought it would only be fair to compare stock vintage SDA to the stock L800 but the problem would be that the electrolytic in the vintage SDA are likely dried out by now. It would only make sense that if one were replacing the old caps that they would also upgrade them. So, perhaps it would be more fair to compare modded vintage SDA (which one?) to modded L800. However, not too many folks are going to pull apart their new $6000 speaker and swap components but we can get crazy around here.

    Agreed about old caps. very doubtful any are still good, about 30 years on.


    unless they're vintage oilers...

    33722835425_356edb2df3_b.jpgDSC_7330 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    PCBs, unfortunately, may sound the best of all... :#
  • scottfoxscottfox Posts: 36
    edited December 2019
    I bought a pair of original, immaculate SDS SRS3.1TLs last year. got them home, and thought they weren't much better than my original Monitor 10's. Demo'd the L800 at Nebraska Furniture Mart north of Dallas. They have a nice demo room & they sounded fantastic! Blew away my 3.1s on imaging & bass. I have dual HSU subs, so not concerned over a loss of bass. I just bought a Monolith USB DAC & all I can say is WOW! I am now getting the full 'SDA Effect' on many songs. Not bad for a $52 upgrade. Now I'm not saying my $350 set is going to compare favorably to the new L800s, but $6000 for the pair is not really an option for me. Maybe consider updating the Xover, & possibly the Tweeters.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,856
    Updated crossovers and tweeters and you have a phenomenal speaker...
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,961
    scottfox wrote: »
    I bought a pair of original, immaculate SDS SRS3.1TLs last year. got them home, and thought they weren't much better than my original Monitor 10's. Demo'd the L800 at Nebraska Furniture Mart north of Dallas. They have a nice demo room & they sounded fantastic! Blew away my 3.1s on imaging & bass. I have dual HSU subs, so not concerned over a loss of bass. I just bought a Monolith USB DAC & all I can say is WOW! I am now getting the full 'SDA Effect' on many songs. Not bad for a $52 upgrade. Now I'm not saying my $350 set is going to compare favorably to the new L800s, but $6000 for the pair is not really an option for me. Maybe consider updating the Xover, & possibly the Tweeters.

    You will never hear what the 3.1's are capable of until you upgrade the x-overs and the tweeters, along with other small tweaks.

    You will have a total investment of around $800-1K in a speaker that will sound more like a 3K speaker or better.

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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    edited December 2019
    soupbone wrote: »
    L800's is the topic, lets not tarnish a thread about Polks new flagship speaker please.

    I honestly cannot see the L800's besting them in any way but I'm human and I've been wrong before.

    If Polk fails to improve upon the vintage SDA in EVERY WAY it would be a sad day for their design team. The Legend should easily SMOKE 30+ year old parts & materials...it shouldn't even be close!

    Speaker design (at least at Polk) came to a total stand still or went backwards in 1990, according to some in the forum.

    Shh....do not tell the Polk engineers... :D


    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,065
    K_M wrote: »
    soupbone wrote: »
    L800's is the topic, lets not tarnish a thread about Polks new flagship speaker please.

    I honestly cannot see the L800's besting them in any way but I'm human and I've been wrong before.

    If Polk fails to improve upon the vintage SDA in EVERY WAY it would be a sad day for their design team. The Legend should easily SMOKE 30+ year old parts & materials...it shouldn't even be close!

    Speaker design (at least at Polk) came to a total stand still or went backwards in 1990, according to some in the forum.

    Shh....do not tell the Polk engineers... :D


    Passive aggressive comments like this earn you that troll status.

    FWIW sound and vision just had the review. Quoting the article

    " They're re-badging it SDA-Pro. The specific tweaks made for SDA pro include a 15 degree angle to the speaker baffles for both the regular and dimensional driver arrays. This eliminates any need for the speaker to be towed in since it's already built into the design it also reduces cabinet width in comparison to earlier SDA models unlike earlier designs the l800 dimensional array uses a tweeter to cover an extended bandwidth of the cancellation signal though that signal is rolled off above 10 kilohertz. Finally SDA-Pro incorporates a head Shadow filter to account for the physical effects of the listener's head and face while Polk audio still uses a purely acoustic approach for the SDA-Pro with no digital signal processing the dimensional arrays crossover is EQ'd to optimize the cancellation signal with filtering normalized for the head shadow created by a normal listener."
    Unquote..

    Everywhere they could they have stated this as SDA-Pro in the article.
    Earlier SDA didn't need to be toed in and it worked fine. The SDA drivers in the L800 are pointing away from the listener's head. This leads to sound being thrown away from its intended side of the head like the SDA original design of cancellation from my perspective. What I feel it's real good at is throwing sounds out away from the listening position which would work really well in movie theater and atmos designed soundtracks. For the most part that is what I heard with my own ears. Things were way off the stage in say the 10th row of seats and behind you. Alot like soundbars making it seem like you have 6 or 8 speakers in a room when you only have the one soundbar. In my own opinion I still feel this SDA technology they used is basically the analog acoustical design of the digital design in the soundbars with SDA technology.
    Still they are trying very hard to differentiate this SDA-Pro from the SDA from the first go. Like the first go-around if they continue with the SDA this time around I'm betting the second and third generations are going to be vastly different from this L800 design.

    Polk had many good designs after 1990.
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    edited December 2019
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »
    soupbone wrote: »
    L800's is the topic, lets not tarnish a thread about Polks new flagship speaker please.

    I honestly cannot see the L800's besting them in any way but I'm human and I've been wrong before.

    If Polk fails to improve upon the vintage SDA in EVERY WAY it would be a sad day for their design team. The Legend should easily SMOKE 30+ year old parts & materials...it shouldn't even be close!

    Speaker design (at least at Polk) came to a total stand still or went backwards in 1990, according to some in the forum.

    Shh....do not tell the Polk engineers... :D


    Passive aggressive comments like this earn you that troll status.

    Polk had many good designs after 1990.

    I call it sarcasm.
    Yes I agree they had many good designs after 1990, I think that was what I was saying in sarcasm.

    I simply do not see the 80s era polks as the greatest thing ever made, but at the time they were among many really good speakers for sure!

    To say they can not be improved on, to me earns some troll status.
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  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,534
    I've got a couple of weeks off coming up for Christmas Vacation. I cannot believe I am contemplating driving 4 hrs each way to hear the L800's. I'd only be able to listen at the moment, but such is life of a Polk enthusiast. Someone who has heard them, PLEASE talk me out of it. :smiley:
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,961
    xsmi wrote: »
    I've got a couple of weeks off coming up for Christmas Vacation. I cannot believe I am contemplating driving 4 hrs each way to hear the L800's. I'd only be able to listen at the moment, but such is life of a Polk enthusiast. Someone who has heard them, PLEASE talk me out of it. :smiley:

    Ahh, nope. I'm planning on at least a three hour one way trip to hear them...just because.

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,534
    xsmi wrote: »
    I've got a couple of weeks off coming up for Christmas Vacation. I cannot believe I am contemplating driving 4 hrs each way to hear the L800's. I'd only be able to listen at the moment, but such is life of a Polk enthusiast. Someone who has heard them, PLEASE talk me out of it. :smiley:

    Ahh, nope. I'm planning on at least a three hour one way trip to hear them...just because.

    Man, we are SICK!! LMAO!!
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,429
    xsmi wrote: »
    Someone who has heard them, PLEASE talk me out of it. :smiley:

    In my best F1nut voice....

    ”NO!”

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,087
    edited December 2019
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »
    soupbone wrote: »
    L800's is the topic, lets not tarnish a thread about Polks new flagship speaker please.

    I honestly cannot see the L800's besting them in any way but I'm human and I've been wrong before.

    If Polk fails to improve upon the vintage SDA in EVERY WAY it would be a sad day for their design team. The Legend should easily SMOKE 30+ year old parts & materials...it shouldn't even be close!

    Speaker design (at least at Polk) came to a total stand still or went backwards in 1990, according to some in the forum.

    Shh....do not tell the Polk engineers... :D


    Passive aggressive comments like this earn you that troll status.

    FWIW sound and vision just had the review. Quoting the article

    " They're re-badging it SDA-Pro. The specific tweaks made for SDA pro include a 15 degree angle to the speaker baffles for both the regular and dimensional driver arrays. This eliminates any need for the speaker to be towed in ...

    Did "they" (S+V) really say towed in ? Do they not have editors?
    Sorry to go all @Viking64 on this... but that's pathetic :(


  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,647
    A trivial error, and not caught since it is spelled correctly.
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    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, 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.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,087
    But it is syntactically incorrect (and laughably so, unfortunately). At least, they weren't toad in, I suppose. Ahh, well... the literacy of the United States, at least, is already pretty much a lost cause. :(

    Back on topic -- I don't know if this thread Elsewhere (which has been going for a while) has been mentioned previously here. It probably has, but it might be of interest to some here, if only academically (so to speak).

    https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/polks-new-flagship-legend-series-speaker-reintroduces-upgraded-sda-technology.8918/

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,065
    Voice texted. I failed at editing my post.
    >:)
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