Audioholics Quick Review of the Polk Legend L800



"The sound staging and imaging is the best I've ever heard"

"The bass is killer.. tuneful and accurate"

Comments

  • I would give these speakers another shot in different room with a different amp, but I still don't think I'd end up owning them even if I had the cash.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 24,277
    Ahhh, 200 watts, the key to all quality playback
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 23,239
    I need to hear them... side by side, in my room, against the 1.2TL's. I was trying to get something off the ground to do that but thanks to that virus we cannot mention because some of you might get triggered, all of that got put on the back burner...
    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.”
  • Reported.
    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; S60'S, 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

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    the substitution of politics for existence is the supreme betrayal of the subjective otherness of man.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,516


    From Kevin I am with Willie on this, I would take another listen to them.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse RCA, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Innuos Zen MK3 , W4S recovery, LKS MH-da004,

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac11,Aries Mini
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,496
    My first time in wanting to hear them after that video. Kevin Deal is a superior salesman!
    If the telephone doesn't ring ......... it's me
    Harry / Marietta Georgia
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 23,239
    erniejade wrote: »


    From Kevin I am with Willie on this, I would take another listen to them.

    This guy could play George Carlin in a feature film.
    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.”
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,576
    I need to hear them... side by side, in my room, against the 1.2TL's. I was trying to get something off the ground to do that but thanks to that virus we cannot mention because some of you might get triggered, all of that got put on the back burner...

    Well, I say forge ahead sir. Anyone who gets triggered, point them my way. I'm a big boy, I can take it! 😃

    2-channel
    Belles 22A Pre, Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2, Marantz SA8005, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable, Pro-Ject Phono Box MM, Magnepan LRS, Polk Audio SDA-SRS, AudioQuest Cable throughout. Pro-Ject RPM 5.1 (soon)
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,151
    VR3 wrote: »
    Ahhh, 200 watts, the key to all quality playback

    Speaking of 200 watts, where has Cathy been? I took a short break and don't pop in here as often, although I do lurk at least once a day.

    I don't recall her posting in awhile. I understand if she's moved on, but I hope all is well with her.

    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!
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 3,014
    I think somebody ruffled her feathers and she flew the coup.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,978
    There has been a few of those.
    Kerry
    Tom
    Skip

    And most of all we miss K_M
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 3,207
    DaveHo wrote: »
    I think somebody ruffled her feathers and she flew the coup.
    DaveHo wrote: »
    I think somebody ruffled her feathers and she flew the coup.

    Weak birds they are that let stinky birds chase them away! I stay around here and there for the strong birds and crack up at the stinky bird’s! Some great cats here for sure!
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 27,361
    DaveHo wrote: »
    I think somebody ruffled her feathers and she flew the coup.
    DaveHo wrote: »
    I think somebody ruffled her feathers and she flew the coup.

    Weak birds they are that let stinky birds chase them away! I stay around here and there for the strong birds and crack up at the stinky bird’s! Some great cats here for sure!

    whoa, extended metaphor, there!
    cool.
    I wasn't an English major -- but I do like words!

    I thought you might try to work the "coup" in, too! ;)

  • Audioholics FINALLY posted their full review of the L800

  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,877
    The "I don't want to give them back" statement says a lot. As well as that the speakers are unusual. :)
    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
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 9,177
    Short review? Lol
  • ptrooperptrooper Posts: 460
    I have to agree, i found just moving them apart from 4.6ft to 5 ft and sitting 8 feet from them gave a much wider and deeper stage.
    Like he says. i LIKEM allot :)
  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,418
    joecoulson wrote: »
    There has been a few of those.
    Kerry
    Tom
    Skip

    And most of all we miss K_M

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    TV room- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung QN75Q7DR Qled 75" tv, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 Family room Samsung 55JS7000 Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV, Polk Magnifi Max. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium, Neutron App or Amazon Music to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

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