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    Legacy Audio?

    Has anyone here owned or spent some significant time with any of their offerings? Curious to see what people think or have experienced.

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    Re: Legacy Audio?

    Years back I had their Focus speakers for a while. Big, bold and musical. Good fit and finish for the day.
    Have heard their stuff at the audio shows and it was always a pleasant room to visit.
    Bill, the owner, is very knowledgeable and is always available for any questions.
    They have a showroom in Springfield IL. if your ever in that neck of the woods.
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    A good friend has Legacy, he had the Focus SE for years and now has theV. I thought the Focus were outstanding for the money, meaning they could hold their own with other brands $20k models.

    The V set up sounds great, the price is getting up there though but does include the Wavelet which offers DSP room correction, a DAC if needed and some other features, I'm not fully versed on that aspect. I believe it is the crossover too.

    He has always had Lampi DAC's and Coda amps.

    Those larger models through a huge soundstage, good imaging.

    He also has a HT set up using the Silloette on-wall, that set up is nice as well.

    I feel Legacy offer a good price to performance ratio
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    Re: Legacy Audio?

    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    Has anyone here owned or spent some significant time with any of their offerings? Curious to see what people think or have experienced.
    You should contact SCAudiophile, an experienced audiophile with a very fine Legacy system.

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    My good friend has the Focus SE and they are outstanding IMO. They are very balanced and work well with many genre of music. His house is the staple location for our local audio GTG and I never tire of listening to his system. I think they are a very underrated brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    My good friend has the Focus SE and they are outstanding IMO. They are very balanced and work well with many genre of music. His house is the staple location for our local audio GTG and I never tire of listening to his system. I think they are a very underrated brand.
    If interested, get in touch with @SCaudiophile - he has the big Valors and has owned several of their different models over the years. He knows Bill well and can give you the skinny (and I'm quite positive he wouldn't mind me mentioning this).
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    Re: Legacy Audio?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hounddog View Post
    If interested, get in touch with @SCaudiophile - he has the big Valors and has owned several of their different models over the years. He knows Bill well and can give you the skinny (and I'm quite positive he wouldn't mind me mentioning this).
    +1. Talk to Mark! Other than Bill, nobody is more informed about Legacy!
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    Re: Legacy Audio?

    Just ordered a pair of Calibre's, we will see what they can do.

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    I have their Aeris speakers with the wavelet. I never get tired of listening to them. Although I’ve not heard the calibre, I’m sure they will give you tons of the Legacy experience. What amplification will you be using?

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    My main system uses the Accuphase P7300. If the Calibre’s impress then Ill go for the Aeris as well.

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    Very nice! I assume the Calibre’s run with the wavelet. Will you be running a preamp into the Wavelet or use the wavelet as the preamp. I’ve tried it both way’s and they both sound great but I prefer running a preamp into the wavelet.

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    I'm sure you can use the Wavelet with the Calibre's but I did not purchase it, I'm going to treat them like standard passive speakers and see how they perform. I can only assume the Wavelet, programmed for them, would increase their performance within a given room. We will see

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    Re: Legacy Audio?

    Quote Originally Posted by crwilli View Post
    +1. Talk to Mark! Other than Bill, nobody is more informed about Legacy!
    Thanks Craig,...just saw this and happy to help!

    I'm a long term Legacy customer though I've had other top notch speakers (e.g. TAD R1 Mk2s along the way a few years ago);

    Caliber (passive), the fully active version and the partially active version (like I ordered with dual 8" inside and outside firing drivers) all
    get it done for sure. Only the Active and Semi-Active work with Wavelet as far as I know but Bill Dudleston may tell you different and he
    should know :-)

    I owned a killer combination of CaliberXDs, 2 Foundation monster subs, all actively crossed over and driven by Wavelet; for mid-$20K range
    with Wavelet, it smashed speakers costing many multiples more (IMHO).

    I own Valor with Wavelet now and could not be happier.

    I've also owned Focus 20/20, Victoria LE, Studio HD, Silverscreen II and HDs, Mist IIs, Focus HDs, Focus SE and AERIS and almost
    (an might yet get for a 2nd pair), Whisper XDS which is one of the best speakers on the planet (again IMHO). A friend has Vs as
    well; have heard them and they are excellent but for my money, Valor is the ticket of the 2 for how I listen.
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    Great choice. I have the Calibres and love them. If the Accuphase is the amp you're using, it should have enough power at 250 wpc @ 4 ohms, but they love power and current. You really can't give them too much juice. I started out with passive Calibres and my 100 wpc Rogue Cronus Magnum (great amp) was good but not quite enough for them. I upgraded to Calibre XD'S and am bi-amping them with the 750 wpc internal ice amps running the woofers and my Rogue running the mid drivers and AMT tweeters. Unbelievable sound and spl's! They sound great at all levels and can pressurize a room like you wouldn't believe when I crank them.
    Anxious to hear your impressions.

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    You can learn more about Bill and Legacy here.
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