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Polk Audio Legend L100 loudspeakers: Not cheap but incredibly good

Dale Davies |
The Polk Audio Legend L100 loudspeakers are not big but they present an ultra-detailed sound and incredibly wide frequency range.

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40 years of dedication to building best in class products doesn’t happen without every single details being scrutinized, tweaked, reassessed until all the details are perfect. Polk Audio knows that very well and they created small but incredibly good loudspeakers. There’s no going back to traditional bookshelf speakers after you hear the L100’s. These Polk Legend bookshelf speakers deliver deep effortless bass, amazingly smooth and detailed mid-range and ultra-clear and precise imaging.

The new 1” high definition Pinnacle ring radiator tweeter, developed for the Legend Series, delivers ultra-clear, crisp highs without unwanted coloration or distortions. 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.

Traditional bass ports make noise 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. Polk Enhanced Power Port produces less port noise and more powerful clean bass than traditionally ported loudspeakers.

Your sound is only as good as your source. With High-Resolution certification, the Polk Legend L100 delivers clear and detailed high-end response. Female vocals are smooth and detailed without coloration. Plus, a minimum support of 40kHz perfectly reproduces the latest high resolution audio files with improved audio extension. The price is $999, you can choose from two colors, and the final words are clear: If you try Polk Audio Legend L100 you will never go below that level of quality again. And it was set really high.

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