Legacy Classic HD 2008
I had the older Classics for 10 years. The new HD is a whole new ballgame. For one is the bass. Punch,power,weight,tight, detail and in control..... real world bass! The newer HD has only one tweeter and 2 8" woofers in the front ( not 2 10" back to back ). Ported in the back and no rear firing tweeter. The new shape makes them not look as tall,but are still 44" and 95 lbs ( 110 older). The adjustable stainless steel machined feet and binding posts are as nice as anyone could ask for. No plastic runners with brass spikes. But with the Black Pearl finish runs 4,400.00. ( 3,000.00 10 years ago ) So the upgrade from the standard box design and first class hardware is reflected in the price. One thing did take me off guard. My Bryston Amp did not fair well at all. The 6Bsst was not a good match for me. I happen to know Doug at Coda and the match was what I expected, or wanted to hear from the Bryston. To make it short.... right! Top to bottom as I would expect..... but with only one small part in the very top end on SOME recordings and bad cd's sound bad. I am still running the Bryston 1.7 as my preamp.( bought a used Cary here to replace it) I will have a new Coda dedicated matching 2 channel Pre soon. I am playing CD's on a new Rega Appolo. My cables are balanced mogami and a Chord rca on the Rega. I have a dedicated 20 amp outlet with a Richard Gray Power Company 400 Pro. But I also ordered a new Furman Elite 20 PFi to try out. The Legacy HD IS a whole new sound. One I really like. For those who did not care for their older speakers......... the HD line is truly a new make over from the new drivers to craftsmanship and hardware....... SOUND! They are very revealing.... for a lack of audiophile lingo...LOL! In a good way. Vocals sound "human", Kick drums kick, and the Dobro played by Jerry Douglas sounds like a Dobro! Jazz and Classical sounds so good it makes me want to buy new CD's. ( and I'm not a big fan LOL! ) But I have around 300 CD's that covers everything except opera...LOL! Now all this leads to my questions. Has anyone here tried the new HD Classic? And if so, what are you or others using or set up?