Originally Posted by audiofan1
So! patience is a virtue and the long wait has paid off , don't stay up to late playing with your new toys, that is unless you have tomorrow off
Patience is indeed a virtue that has grin-inducing dividends. I was indeed up later than I should have been--each time I would get up, I would look at the speakers and sit back down to enjoy them some more!
Originally Posted by popalock
Looking forward to seeing some measurements.
Also, if you didn't already know... The Legacies are very sensitive to placement. I had a chance to hear these at the last get together in PA. The off axis response led me to draw the conclusion that these babies had somewhat of a narrow sweet spot when compared to all of the other speakers we auditioned that day.
Probably one of my favorite sounding speakers of the day, but moving a few feet off axis (up/down/left/right) made a notable difference. Just something to keep in mind when dialing these guys in.
Really would love to see measurements from a few different seating locations in your space.
Oh I'll certainly post some measurements once the system is together. I actually want toget the pro version of XTZ for the higher-resolution mic. I've been borrowing the original XTZ for measurements thus far and don't have it with me. I did track that thread, but it seemed like folkes just wanted raw output and paid no attention to finnesse (I wasn't there so I don't know if that was true, but the thread gave that impression.) If you put a stock porsche on a dirt road, it won't perform as well as a Toyota with deep-tread tires. The speakers special tweeter arrangement is set in such a way that placing them on Gorilla's already-tall corner stands would have wreaked havoc to their imaging. I know you're in VA--once I get the amps, you're welcome to swing by for a listen in a more appropriate environment for position-sensitive speakers! Which reminds me, I'm going to PM soon you about taking you up on your offer to check out your system...you're a stones throw away from me and that is some SERIOUS bass!!! It freaking cracked the molding on your stairs....that's.....CRAZY bass!!!!
Originally Posted by MIkeDuke
They look really great Matt. I am very happy for you. I am sure they sound fantastic as well. You really did make a big jump up. Sort of like when I went from my Def Tech Pro 400's to the JM Labs 927's and then from the 927's to the 1027's. Be prepared for long listening sessions that allow you to revisit and learn all your music and movies over again. I am sure when you get the new amps it will be insane.
And I also agree with Papalock. I was at the same GTG he is referring to and I was a couch hog. I did not move so I was in the sweet spot for most of the day. People were saying how directional they were so placement will be very important. They were one of my personal favorites of the day. My 1027's are the same way placement wise. To get mine right took a lot of fine tuning. Even an a very small movement made a big difference for me. I am looking forward to maybe more pics and that video when you get the new amps. Again, a very big congrats to you. Did I read that you are going to get another pair of Focus for surrounds and Sigs for sides? Now that will be quite the powerhouse system. As I said, IMHO, I really liked the Focus that I heard at the GTG. For me, and my listening tastes, they had the best sounding bass at that GTG. They were run full range. So now go and enjoy them. I know I would have no problem living with them for a long time. But, I still love my 1027's
. Looking forward to the updates that are sure to come.
Man, I definitely want another pair of Focus for Surrounds. I'd get the Signatures for wides, but also on the table are four Signature SE's as well. I plan to dedicate an entire weekend to fine-tuning these babies. Won't be this weekend or next, due to a very busy summer...but definitely within a few weeks! Dennis shared a trick with me last night for getting the toe-in and placement perfect using a specific test track, so I'm going to eliminate all guess-word, and use this technical method to achieve perfect positioning.
Originally Posted by Bunga99
Do you remember what scene in How to Train Your Dragon sent the amp into protection mode? I only ask as there is one scene at the very end when the giant dragon crashes to the ground and that has very high/hot content down to 2hz
I was just curious to see if it was that scene.
This was a quote taken from the databass forum about that very scene: "The signal asks your speakers to play back a 2Hz tone at 117.8dB at one point."
Talk about speaker porn!
Those are some sexy lookin' speakers! Congrats!
Speaker porn indeed....I felt guilty just looking at them! I definitely don't mind their wide buttocks :-)
I'm not Dennis, but having discussed this with him in the past, it was indeed the Dragon crash into the ground that caused his amp to go into protection mode. 2hz at 117.8Db is a heck of a demand from any system!!!
Originally Posted by SergeantYnot
Congrats, and welcome to the high end! Love the way the center channel looks, how big are those drivers?
By the way, when are your JC1s arriving?
Thanks Sarge--it feels good to have joined the high-end ranks. The center channel drivers are 12-inchers, just like the focus' woofers. perfect match across the board! I haven't ordered the JC-1's quite yet....I'm still considering some alternatives--namely, a trio of McIntosh MC601's for the front-soundstage.
Originally Posted by MIkeDuke
Nice post. I am glad I put you in contact with Dennis
. Like I always say, I am always trying to help other people spend their money
. Looking forward to more updates and thoughts in the not do distant future.
LOLOL, you definitely helped me in a big way by putting me in contact with Dennis--that set the stage for a complete transformation of my theater. Also, he's a great guy and very knowledgable. As a musician, his passion for music really comes through when he discusses performance. Oh yes, more updates are indeed on the way as i continue to live with these beautifies; I'll be updating my above impressions accordingly!