Are These Finds Good Deals?

K

Kleinst

Senior Audioholic
I would advise caution. I have heard a few Legacy speakers over the years, and have been distinctly under whelmed. I have a friend here in Eagan who has a set of Legacy di-pole speakers. I am negatively impressed by those, and they did not measure well for Stereophile, but the author liked them. Personally I would not give them house room. Certainly not worth nearly 40K.

I can only find an on axis FR of your intended purchase and that is not good. It is from HT, and your intended purchase is the purple trace.



I would say there is a red flag there.
it’s interesting how sometimes what’s perceived as an upgrade doesn’t sound better to us especially if we are fond of the sound we have. Sometimes it takes that last purchase to make us realize we like what we have :)

I think it’s good you were able to hear the JBLs and the Monitors to help you have clarity before
 
Eppie

Eppie

Audioholic Samurai
I would advise caution. I have heard a few Legacy speakers over the years, and have been distinctly under whelmed. I have a friend here in Eagan who has a set of Legacy di-pole speakers. I am negatively impressed by those, and they did not measure well for Stereophile, but the author liked them. Personally I would not give them house room. Certainly not worth nearly 40K.

I can only find an on axis FR of your intended purchase and that is not good. It is from HT, and your intended purchase is the purple trace.



I would say there is a red flag there.
Thank you for finding those graphs. I recall that Steve Feinstein settled on Legacy speakers in the end, but those were the Legacy Signature SE (pictured below). The graphs for the Classic HD do not look that impressive, especially when compared to the Philharmonic and Salk offerings for half the price. They do look pretty impressive though. :)

 
Eppie

Eppie

Audioholic Samurai
it’s interesting how sometimes what’s perceived as an upgrade doesn’t sound better to us especially if we are fond of the sound we have. Sometimes it takes that last purchase to make us realize we like what we have :)

I think it’s good you were able to hear the JBLs and the Monitors to help you have clarity before
Yeah, the more I research and learn from others the more it seems that it was quite the stroke of serendipity that I ended up with the Paradigm Studio speakers. I wasn't shopping for them specifically, but after spending a good hour or two auditioning them at the recommendation of a friend, I was convinced of their wonderful sound quality. The C$1,300 I spent 12 years ago seemed like a lot of money but I'm finding that they perform well above their price point. It's still fun to look around and consider other options though. I'd like to get another room setup with a decent 2-channel or 2.1 setup so that I can try other brands.
 
-Jim-

-Jim-

Audioholic Chief
Yeah, the more I research and learn from others the more it seems that it was quite the stroke of serendipity that I ended up with the Paradigm Studio speakers. I wasn't shopping for them specifically, but after spending a good hour or two auditioning them at the recommendation of a friend, I was convinced of their wonderful sound quality. The C$1,300 I spent 12 years ago seemed like a lot of money but I'm finding that they perform well above their price point. It's still fun to look around and consider other options though. I'd like to get another room setup with a decent 2-channel or 2.1 setup so that I can try other brands.
@Eppie you sure sound like an Audioholic to me. It starts with having one system, then grows, and grows. Next thing you know, you're an Audioholic wanting more and more... ;)
 
Eppie

Eppie

Audioholic Samurai
@Eppie you sure sound like an Audioholic to me. It starts with having one system, then grows, and grows. Next thing you know, you're an Audioholic wanting more and more... ;)
:D
My current problem is space, which is why I have in-walls in the living room. If I take them out, then at least I'll have an excuse for getting stands and trying some book shelves. There are door ways and windows on every wall in that room which makes proper placement difficult but we've always had a sound system in that room. I can experiment with near field setups in the den as well.

First order of business is my work shop, though, which needs a complete overhaul. I brought home an analogue Marantz AVR and cheap tower speakers from my daughter's apartment but no space to work on them as I also received a band saw from a a friend. I'm at the point where I have to empty the shop and redesign the layout but once that is done then I'll finally have a layout where I can consider speaker building as well. Getting close to retirement age, eh. ;)
 
afterlife2

afterlife2

Audioholic Warlord
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Are these still well regarded? Seems like a good deal. Nope got enough subs.
 
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