The Making of Legend
The Polk Legend Series utilizes the next generation of Polk patented SDA technology with enhanced Power Port technology and the latest of intensely engineered Polk drivers and tweeters all with integrated Atmos ready towers. Delivering unrivaled imaging, detail and bass response, the Legend Series is perfect for stereo listening or home theater. Featuring the new Pinnacle tweeter, Turbine Cone, Enhanced Power Port and SDA-HS, Legend Series transforms your living room into the live rock concert, blockbuster movie, or an intimate jazz club.
Polk’s goal since its founding has been to build great loudspeakers that virtually transforms the listener’s room into the scene of the recorded performance. To meet this challenge, Polk engineers and designers must constantly innovate and agonize over every detail. Nothing is left to chance and nothing unnecessary is ever added. The results are best-in-class loudspeakers that outperform their competition for half the price, earning numerous awards, patents, and most importantly Polk speaker owners that swear by the brand. Don’t take our word for it – go listen and you’ll believe.
NEW HIGH RESOLUTION
PINNACLE RING RADIATOR TWEETER
40 plus years of tweeter innovation, design and prototyping has led to the development of the new 1” high definition Pinnacle ring radiator tweeter. Developed by Polk Audio, it delivers ultra-clear, crisp highs without unwanted coloration or distortions. The Pinnacle tweeter features a finely tuned waveguide that dramatically improves the dispersion of high frequency energy ensuring a broad “sweet spot” and while the critically damped rear-chamber helps to defeat any unwanted resonances. Hi-Res certified, the Pinnacle Tweeter is designed for today’s two-channel music listening as well as multi-channel 3D audio found in music, movies, sports, and video games soundtracks
NEW TURBINE CONE
Polk developed the new Turbine cone specifically for the Legend series to ensure the natural reproduction of the mid-range, the frequencies our ears are so sensitive to. The Turbine cone combines Polk’s proprietary foam core and the molded Turbine geometry which dramatically increases stiffness and damping, without adding mass, resulting in a smooth, detailed mid-range and effortless bass – hear every detail.
BETTER BASS BY DESIGN
Traditional bass ports make noise (chuff) and mask the low frequency bass notes you want to hear. The new enhanced Power Port design smoothly transitions air flow from the speaker into your listening area for louder, cleaner bass while minimizing turbulence, distortion, and port noise. Polk refined their current Power Port technology specifically for the Legend series by fine-tuning the geometry of the port flare. Hear and feel the difference; Polk Enhanced Power Port® produces less port noise and more powerful clean bass than traditionally ported loudspeakers. Dual high-excursion, long throw woofers deliver deep, tight, effortless bass for music and home theater.
CABINETS BUILT FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE
Polk believes cabinets should be beautiful but add nothing to the playback. Polk Legend cabinets, braces, and internal enclosures are carefully engineered to minimize unwanted internal standing waves and eliminate unwanted resonances. The result is a cabinet that rigidly holds the transducers while faithfully reproducing recordings.
REAL WOOD CABINETS
From the first hand-made cabinets built in 1972 to today’s new flagship speaker series, Polk has been designing wooden cabinets with real wood for over 45 years. Inspired by our heritage, Legend carries forward that tradition of classic design of a high-performance loudspeaker. Available in two real wood veneer finishes: brown Walnut and black Ash.
3D AUDIO COMPATIBILITY
COMPLIMENTS YOUR HOME THEATER
For the ultimate listening experience, the Legend Series has options for the front stage of any home theater or as side and rear surrounds. Fully compatible with: Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS:X, DTS:X Virtual, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, IMAX Enhanced and Auro-3D.
The Legend L900 Height Module is Dolby Atmos certified and designed to meet DTS:X specification. Traditional height speakers and toppers orient their tweeter and woofer vertically, resulting in a small “sweet spot” and can leave you underwhelmed. The L900 Height Module’s horizontal orientation ensures both the phase and time alignment for the tweeter and the woofer deliver a large “sweet spot” for a truly immersive experience.
PATENTED SDA-PRO TECHNOLOGY
SDA PRO, the next evolution of SDA, features a 15-degree baffle that angles both the stereo and dimensional arrays. By angling the baffle, Polk Audio has enhanced the quality of the stereo arrays by aiming them more precisely towards the listener (similar to toeing a pair of speakers). It also allows for a narrower speaker (reduces the width by 25%) while still maintaining the correct width and positioning of the dimensional array. To improve interaural crosstalk (IAC) cancellation, we have enhanced the bandwidth of the dimensional array to more completely match the relevant frequencies of the IAC through the use of paired tweeters in addition to paired mid-woofers. In addition, L800 employs special “Head Shadow” filters in the Dimensional array to more exactly match (and hence cancel) the IAC.
HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO PERFORMANCE
Your sound is only as good as your source. For your investment in DSD, FLAC or a high-resolution streaming service, the Polk Legend series is Hi-Res certified so you can be confident that your favorite songs will be faithfully reproduced. Trust Polk Legend series to bring out all the detail and nuance of every track.
EXPECT GREAT SOUND ENGINEERED BY POLK USA
For over 45 years, Polk Audio has been designing, engineering and voicing amazing sounding loudspeakers, sound bars and smart speakers. Polk engineers, prototypes, tests, and listens to every aspect of its loudspeakers in their Baltimore Maryland USA engineering facility. From innovation in tweeter design to the legendary Stereo Dimensional Array (SDA) speakers, Polk audio delivers great sound that’s accessible to all.
LIMITED WARRANTY, BUILT TO LAST
The Legend speaker series is built to last. Featuring a best-in-class 5-year limited warranty, with a free 5-year extension when you register your product (non-transferable).
For the first time in nearly 25 years, Polk is introducing a new SDA speaker – the Polk Legend L800. The Legend L800 floorstanding speaker features new patents that build on the original SDA mission of maintaining full stereo separation all the way from the source to your ears. As a result, L800 renders the most lifelike detailed, stereo imaging you have ever heard from Polk. The speakers seem to disappear as the sonic images fill your listening room with startling realism. It does this by minimizing the inherent distortion found in all stereo speakers known as interaural crosstalk (IAC) by utilizing a second column of transducers called a dimensional array. Conventional speakers restrict what you hear due to their failure to maintain complete stereo separation from the source to the speaker to your ears.
THE ONLY TRUE STEREO SPEAKER
L800 FLOORSTANDING TOWER SPEAKER WITH SDA-PRO
Polk SDA speakers were the first true stereo speakers because they were able to maintain stereo separation all the way from the source to your ears. By acoustically isolating the two stereo channels, each ear hears only the correct stereo channel. The left ear hears left channel, and the right ear hears right channel. Recordings literally come alive in your listening room. Musical images are reproduced with clarity and pinpoint accuracy. You are immersed in an awe-inspiring three-dimensional sound stage that extends from wall-to-wall (width), floor to ceiling (height) and extends both in-front and behind the speakers (depth). Only with Polk SDA speakers can you hear all the spaciousness and life-like imaging of the original performance. More importantly, the image is neither smeared nor torn by excessively wide speaker positioning. Since SDA does not utilize any DSP or sound processing, it is 100% compatible with today’s home theater audio formats including Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Virtualization Technology, DTS:X, DTS:X Virtual and IMAX Enhanced.
SONIC PERFECTION WITH THE L600
PREMIUM FLOORSTANDING TOWER SPEAKER
Big, immersive, and room filling, the Polk L600 speaker is the pinnacle of sonic performance, delivering unrivaled imaging, detail, and bass response. Perfect for stereo listening or as the foundation your home theater. Featuring the new 1” Pinnacle Tweeter, 5.25” Turbine Cone, two 7” Woofers and Enhanced Power Port. The L600 transforms your living room into a live rock concert, blockbuster movie theater, or an intimate jazz club.
HEAR THE DIFFERENCE
L200 AND L100 PREMIUM BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS
L200 and L100 are dynamic bookshelf speakers that demand to be heard. Polk’s newly designed Pinnacle Tweeter, Turbine Cone and Enhanced Power Port bass technology deliver unrivaled clarity, high dynamic range and effortless bass. Polk Legend series loudspeakers are more revealing – you can hear the difference.
GET IN THE ACTION WITH THE L400
PREMIUM HOME THEATER CENTER CHANNEL SPEAKER
Often overlooked, the center channel speaker is a vitally important part of your home theater setup. The Legend center channel speaker features newly created technologies like a 4” Turbine Cone, a 1” Pinnacle tweeter oriented vertically to maximize dispersion, two 6 ½’ woofers and enhanced Power Port will place you in the center of the action. Feel, hear and understand every word.
EXPERIENCE 3D AUDIO WITH L900
PREMIUM HEIGHT MODULE MADE FOR L800 AND L600
Polk Legend L900 premium height speaker module is designed to deliver the 3D audio found in Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos height Virtualization, DTS, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, and IMAX enhanced soundtracks. Seamlessly integrates into the L600 and L800 floorstanding loudspeakers.
POLK LEGEND IN-STORE LISTENING EVENTS
Certain Polk Select dealers will be hosting Legend listening parties at their store. Come join other Polk enthusiasts to listen, learn more about the new Legend series line, and to witness TRUE stereo with the new L800 SDA-PRO floorstanding speaker. We think you’ll be amazed to discover this is how your music was always meant to be heard.