Legacy Audio V Active Loudspeaker

“I’ve been a fan of Legacy speakers for decades and am very excited to be the exclusive Arizona dealer. We have the Focus XD and Studio HD at Big Ear for you to experience my enthusiasm for this iconic American made brand.”

Tom Rothermel, Big Ear Stereo

Absolute Sound Editors Choice Award 2020

The V high performance speaker system from Legacy Audio is a groundbreaking achievement that unites perfect timing with incredible design. V features the state of the art Legacy Wavelet Processor.

This 4 way system is the first to use the Legacy Wavelet Processor (an advanced speaker & room resonance correction system with a high-end DAC/Preamplifier) and features open air dipole midrange, dual subwoofers with internal amplification, two Legacy 4” long AMT tweeters in a specially optimized post convergent array and craftsmanship display options.

The Legacy V is the first system to use the new dual 4” long Legacy AMT neodymium tweeters, arranged in a specially optimized post convergent array that masterfully presents treble which extends up to 30kHz. Building upon the advances first developed for the award winning AERIS speaker system, V features open air dual 14” carbon/pulp drivers delivering detailed and spacious midrange and bass.

Legacy Chief Designer Bill Dudleston utilized a 12” ultra linear bass driver with a 15lb motor complemented by another 12” aluminum very low frequency radiator which drives three 10” mass loaded pneumatic radiators. The result? Unprecedented excursion at the longest wavelengths with superior dynamic response. The V speaker system even shapes low frequencies into a cardioid pattern to avoid room coloration. The low frequencies are amplified by the included 1,500 Watts of the latest generation of ICEpower® amplification.

The system is the first to include the Legacy Wavelet Processor.  Wavelet is a preamp, a four-way crossover with time alignment, complete speaker and room resonance correction, and a high-end DAC with apodizing ability. The Preamp and DAC can also be bypassed at the touch of a button. Wavelet debuts the revolutionary Bohmer acoustic processing to optimize the loudspeaker/room acoustic transfer function in both the frequency and time domains. Working with new algorithms it starts with a psychoacoustically based measurement method with the provided calibrated microphone. Alignments are then individually optimized within an unprecedented 40ms window by way of a wireless iPad, smart phone or computer. The result is audibly improved transient response that allows the V system to operate accurately and consistently in any listening environment. More information on the Wavelet is available, here.

The V system’s ultra high end performance capabilities are only matched by its design. The intricately crafted cabinet features optional high gloss, real wood veneer and aluminum extrusions. The elegant design is highlighted by a gentle illumination (with on/off switch) from within the center of each tower- complimenting the groundbreaking performance technology within the V speaker system. The latest speaker in the Handcrafted Master’s Series, the Legacy V ushers in the new benchmark in speaker systems.

Specifications

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Application: DSP Based ultra-dynamic system with unprecedented room adaptability
System Type: 8 driver system with 4 channel DSP crossover
Tweeter: Dual 4″ AMT Ribbons configured in post convergent array
Midrange: Dual 6″ curvilinear with phase plug configured in dipolar array
Midwoofer: Dual 14″ Carbon/pulp, neodymium motor, cast frame, dipolar pattern
Bass: 12″ ultra-linear bass driver, 15 lb motor structure
Subwoofer: 12″ Aluminum diaphragm, 480 oz motor structure, cast frame, 3″ dual 4 layer voice coil
Passive Radiator: (3) 10″ Mass loaded pneumatic
Low Frequency Alignment: Compound B6, B2 handing up to dipole
Inputs: 2 pair binding posts for Midbass and Upper Range, 2 XLR balanced for Sub & Bass
Internal Amplification: ICE powered Subwoofer 1000w, Bass 500w
Recommended Amplification: 2 external channels of 30w or greater required. Sub & Bass sections are driven with a total of 1500w of internal Power
Freq. Response (Hz, +/-2dB): 16Hz -30kHz
Impedance: 4 ohm upper range/ 10k Amp Input
Sensitivity: 98 dB (2.83 Volts@1m)
Crossover: 80 Hz, 400 Hz, 3kHz
Cabinet Dimensions: HxWxD (inches):: 72 x 18.75 x 19
Weight (each): 231 Ibs
Shipping Weight (each): 362 Ibs
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