Fresh off the heels of its global debut, Polk Audio will be at the New York Audio Show for the first time demonstrating the latest Legend L800 SDA towers, part of the company’s latest Legend Series flagship loudspeaker line.
You may have heard rumors of something new and amazing from Polk Audio, and that is definitively the Polk Legend series’ L800 tower speaker. Because it employs the latest generation of Polk’s celebrated Stereo Dimensional Array (SDA) technology, which Matthew Polk invented and debuted in the early 1980’s. At Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, Polk Audio turned heads and elicited sentiments of shock, someone even cried tears of joy (seriously).
SDA is a fundamental shift in loudspeaker design and solidified Polk Audio’s place in audio history. The unique-to-Polk design minimizes an audio phenomenon known as interaural crosstalk (IAC), which is found in all conventional speakers. Interaural crosstalk is natural distortion found in passive stereo loudspeakers resulting from speakers’ channels crossing before they reach the listener’s ears. SDA technology acoustically isolates the two stereo channels and cancels out IAC to deliver a true stereo listening experience, creating a deep, three-dimensional soundstage that faithfully reproduces the recording.
Powering the Legend L800 tower speakers will be Marantz components, including a multichannel amplifier, the Marantz MM8077 and preamplifier, the Marantz AV8805. What may sound like a lot of hubbub can only truly be appreciated by listening yourself. Stop by room 803 at the show to experience True Stereo and see what the hype is all about.