In Reply to: Re: Need fuller sounding speakers posted by Hyperion on August 30, 1999 at 08:27:19:
Sounds like the Legacy Focus, or possible the legacy Whisper might be just what you need. I have the Focus and that "full" sound that you want is exactly what appealed to me. They may require a large area, but their 6 12" woofers will move quite a lot of air! The sound is detailed and refined - don't be mislead by those who mistakenlyy claim that the large number of drivers only qualify these speakers as loud rock-oriented speakers. My love of music is for acoustic jazz, and the Focus deliver detail and realism that makes the music feel intimate and alive in my room. I'm not well acquainted with the Whisper, but the general impression is that they share the sound qualities of the Focus, only with improved dispersion and imaging. If you're not familiar with their line, vist their website at www.legacy-audio.com and by all means, go and give them a thorough listen. My first (of two) auditions of the Focus was in a private home with bare wooden floors, and I expected the sound to be bright, but to my surprise it was detailed and rather neutral. Good luck to you.
I am seriously considering getting a pair of the Focus, and have been reading all I can about them. On another site there are a lot of rumours about the bass drivers being connected to the binding posts with telephone wire! Have you heard anything about this?
Well I haave to admit I never looked inside to check the wire! As I said, I bought them for their sound. I'll leave the design and engineering to the experts. I can tell you that when I bought the Focus, I had compared them to other speakers, one of which touts itself for having internal wiring by Cardas - and I still selected the Focus based on it's sound (still a matter of personal taste). The point is - driver quality, quality and configuration of the crossovers, driver configuration and enclosure design should all have a much more significant impact on the speaker's sound than the wires to the binding posts, within limits. As long as my Focus sound beautifully musical and realistic to me, I'll probably never open them to check that they are adequately wired - as I said, I'll trust the designer to take care of that.
You could inquire with Legacy. I wouldn't count on the salesman to have any technical info - when I auditioned mine the salesman wasn't too knowledgable - but if you contact legacy directly their technical assistance people are very helpful. Get their number from their web site at www.legacy-audio.com
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