Sound so big, you’ll wonder ‘where is the rest of the speaker?’ With its 1” tweeter and a 5.25” woofer, your significant other won’t mind the size and you won’t sacrifice any sound quality. There’s no going back to traditional bookshelf speakers after you hear the L100’s. New Polk technologies like the High Definition Pinnacle Tweeter, Turbine cone, and enhanced Power Port will give you an uncompromised listening experience.
Pinnacle Ring Radiator Tweeter
40 plus years of tweeter innovation, design and prototyping has led to the development of the new 1” high definition Pinnacle ring radiator tweeter. Developed by Polk Audio, it delivers ultra-clear, crisp highs without unwanted coloration or distortions. The Pinnacle tweeter features a finely tuned waveguide that dramatically improves the dispersion of high frequency energy ensuring a broad “sweet spot” and while the critically damped rear-chamber helps to defeat any unwanted resonances. Hi-Res certified, the Pinnacle Tweeter is designed for today’s two-channel music listening as well as multi-channel 3D audio found in music, movies, sports, and video games soundtracks.
New Turbine Cone
Polk developed the new Turbine cone specifically for the Legend series to ensure the natural reproduction of the mid-range, the frequencies our ears are so sensitive to. The Turbine cone combines Polk’s proprietary foam core and the molded Turbine geometry which dramatically increases stiffness and damping, without adding mass, resulting in a smooth, detailed mid-range and effortless bass – hear every detail.
Traditional bass ports make noise (chuff) and mask the low frequency bass notes you want to hear. The new enhanced Power Port® design smoothly transitions air flow from the speaker into your listening area for louder, cleaner bass while minimizing turbulence, distortion, and port noise. Polk refined their current Power Port technology specifically for the Legend series by fine-tuning the geometry of the port flare. Hear and feel the difference; Polk Enhanced Power Port® produces less port noise and more powerful clean bass than traditionally ported loudspeakers.
Compliments your Home Theater
Can be used for the front stage of any home theater, as well as side and rear surrounds. Legend Height Module (L900) are only compatible with floorstanding models.
Anti-Diffraction Magnetic Grille
Comes with a grille to cover the front baffle and a second grille for the top to cover the optional height module when installed. Computer modeled for a precision fit and to minimize sonic interference. The acoustically inert magnetic grilles offer a clean aesthetic without sacrificing sound
Engineered by Polk USA
For over 45 years, Polk Audio has been designing, engineering and voicing amazing sounding loudspeakers, sound bars and smart speakers. Polk engineers, prototypes, tests, and listens to every aspect of its loudspeakers in their Baltimore Maryland USA engineering facility. From innovation in tweeter design to the legendary Stereo Dimensional Array (SDA) speakers, Polk audio delivers great sound that’s accessible to all.
Limited Warranty, Built to Last
The Legend speaker series is built to last. Featuring a best-in-class 5-year limited warranty, with a free 5-year extension when you register your product (non-transferable).
Tweeter: 1" Ring Radiator
Frequency Response (-3dB limits): 57Hz - 38kHz
Overall Frequency Response: 43Hz-50kHz
Steady State Recommended: 30-160W
Recommended Amplifier Power: 70W
2.83V Sensitivity: 85.5dBSPL@2.83V
Impedance: 4 ohm (3.0 ohm min.)
Tweeter/Mid-range Crossover Frequency: 2.9kHz
Dimensions (W x H x D): 7.78" x 13.64" x 11.29"
Product Weight (each): 16.9 lbs
Woofer Enclosure Type: Power Port
What's in the Box
What's in the Box
L100 Bookshelf Speakers
Customer Reviews for Polk Audio Legend L100 Bookshelf Speakers - Pair
I got a super deal on a used pair and after some break in time these little puppies recreate music and soundstage like no other speakers I've owned. I've owned a lot - Magnepan x4 models, Thiel, Spica, KEF, Acoustat, and these are the best - bar none. I can't believe the bass/mid bass; for most of my listening I keep the sub off. I'm driving them with a Topping LA90 (excellent in its own right). I've placed them on spikes on spiked Target, sand filled, stands the weigh about 45lbs each. Bottom line it these suckers get my toes taping.
The smallest of the legend series is able to easily sound as good as any of its legend siblings. Highly resolving with a wide soundstage. These are forward sounding which makes them sound great with lively recordings. They are revealing so any bad recordings or mediocre equipment will sound as such. They will reward you handsomely with good recordings and decent power. I have a tube integrated amplifier (Rouge Audio Cronus Magnum 3) servicing them with excellent results.
In my room and system the Legend L100 are really good. Using them with the Marantz PM7000N with the SMSL DO200 DAC. Source is Amazon Music HD via LDAC Bluetooth from an Android phone. My room is 13x14 and do not need a sub. I have had many bookshelf speaker sets in for audition such as Elac UBR62, Elac Carina, Def. Tech. D11, Wharfedale EVO 4.2, Polk R200, and Martin Logan 35XTi. These L100’s are top notch and beat most of what I’ve auditioned. The ML 35XTi are really good as well and it is truly a toss up. The L100 beat the R200 handily in my set up… if you are curious. Nice job Polk!
I used to have Polk LSi9s - I thought they were the most amazing speakers and just plain exceptional. I purchased the R100s and even though I liked their sound I regretted not purchasing the L100s. Eventually, I returned the R100s and purchased the L100s. They may have the same drivers but the cabinets on the L100s are truly exceptional. I am not sure about the crossovers - in any event, they deserve Polk's high end category and I could not be happier. Please don't be put off by some of the reviews that claim they are power hungry. I am using a Marantz PM6007 integrated amplifier which outputs 60 watts into 4ohms along with a subwoofer (Martin Logan in a small den. The Marantz has plenty of power for the L100s in my room. Your mileage may vary. In any event, the Polk L100s are superb - you will not be disappointed.
In my opinion and in my system: Treble is absolutely amazing! That tweeter is a keeper. I have no complaints about what it does. Midrange in my system with all tone controls flat is a bit nasely. Some kind of mid range thing going on but with some adjustment of the tone controls I've got that settled. Bass is good - no boomyness at all. Overall a nice transition from tweeter to midrange to bass. Imaging is very good. Fit and finish is also very good. The input terminals are very good quality and the magnetic covers are an excellent feature. 4 out of 5 stars is because on my system I feel there is something going on in the midrange. That could be just my system but... I can't give it 5 stars.
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