If you’re looking for a premium high-end tower speaker system that gives you audiophile-grade sound quality, luxury aesthetics aimed at music-lovers and home theater enthusiasts serious about their equipment, the Polk Legend L600 and L800 are worth taking a look at.
In summary, Polk Audio’s all-new Legend series of premium floor-standing tower speakers are the result of almost half a century of experience from their engineers who have managed to bring heavy-duty bass and pristine audio sans additional subwoofers. Both Polk Legend L600 and L800 offer fantastic sound and design that add genuine value to your listening pleasure. They are also large and heavy (the Polk Legend L800 considerably more so) and are aimed at the affluent consumer with a budget to spare. The Polk Legend L800 is the more expensive of the two by almost double.
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Let me tell you something right off the bat.
The sound quality performance you'll end up getting from a speaker will always depend on your room acoustics - particularly room dimensions and speaker positions.
The impact of the combination of these two is actually so strong that in most cases, it doesn't even make sense to utter a single word on sound quality without speaking of them.
This is also why it's not unusual to see completely different reviews of the same speaker.
In one case the speaker might be placed in a sweet spot inside the room and hence the user might be satisfied. In other cases the same speaker might be ill placed and hence user might even have returned it.
The point most people miss here is that it mostly isn't even about the engineering behind the speaker itself. It's about where you place the speaker inside which room.
So, in order to solve this problem, I've partnered with Acoustics and Audio Engineering PhD Andrea Cicero from AC Acustica and created Soundton - a simple, 2D, browser accessible online speaker placement calculator.
With Soundton, now there's a way to figure the sound quality of most speakers before you buy them.
Read more about its working principles at soundton.com/documentation/.
The end colormap provides you the locations with the best (green) and worst (red) acoustics.