It's a beautiful looking and sounding Monster, this center channel now completes the long awaited endeavor of redoing my A/V system for the twenty fourth time in my on going pursuit of visual and audible experience since the conception of Beta and VHS. This completes the audio side of a three month search and destroy mission (all L's mind ya except the R900's) i still have my Axiom Q8's and recently received a pair of refurbed pile drivers The Yamaha NS-SW1000's. This L400 is a great center, Big oh yes! I have had it for about two weeks and just now tested it on my Yammy A-S2200 and it throws and flows like it's already broke in, so it gets better?, I'll bridge it this weekend. All the reviews, and all the manufactures, all the reading and was not nor needed to go to the yellow tag store to hear them(i have had some Polks in the past and was pleased with them. Polk kept polking at me. L200 Refurbs came as though brand new, R900 for fun, L100 just because the 2's missed their Lil' brothers and the L400 because it's a Monster. Polk for us Folks I will post pics when the 100's are installed for their review (i'd dig to have their L series towers, but i have no room in my lil' ol' cabin. 4 stars? well because they aint broken in yet.
Pros: Loud, Clear, Very Loud,
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The Polk Legend series is the real deal. I took a chance on buying them without listening first. I was not disappointed. The L800 and L400 replace my Polk LSI 25s and Polk LSI-C. These speakers are running off a Sunfire Cinema Signature Grand amplifier. There is a night and day difference between the dialog and clarity of the L400 and the LSI-C. It's simply a more realistic sound stage that is wide and transparent. The L400, together with the L800s envelop you as if you were there. Highly recommended! Weighing in at 47 pounds, this beast is 2/3 larger than the LSI-C.
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Fine sounding unit!
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I upgraded my Epson projector home theater setup from a cheap Yamaha receiver, Polk CSI3 center, RTI4 surrounds, and RTI6 fronts to a Marantz SR8012 receiver, Polk Audio Legend L200 fronts, Polk Audio Legend L100 surrounds, and the big winner - Polk Audio Legend L400 center. My system sounds completely different in all good ways. The dialog clarity is not just noticeable it's a huge improvement. Old system sounded strained, new system seems to has endless range. Even though it was a major expense, no regrets!
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still in the break in period, but at this point I'm slightly disappointed in the lower end of this center channel
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This center channel replaces the Polk LSiM 704c in my home theater. By comparison, I have to say that it is significantly better in every way. More clarity, greater accurancy and range, amazing detail, effortless dynamics, etc. Really just super impressed with this center speaker! The new pinnacle tweeter really is something special. Definitely the best I've ever heard.
Pros: Clarity, effortless power and dynamics, amazingly lifelike
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I am so pleased with this purchase. It replaced Polk's CSIA6. I had just purchased the Polk Legend L800's and debated trading up to this center. The fact that the tweeters match the L800s is essential to me. They are the single most appealing feature of the new Legend series. From my attached pic you can see I have a large two story room with the center high over my TV flanked by SVS down firing dolby atmos height speakers. The sound generated in combination with the SDA presence of the L800's using Auro-3D for music is stunning. It presents a wall of sound that washes over you. Being a 4ohm single channel speaker presented a challenge as I was driving all my previous 7.2.2 system with a Marantz 8012. So mixing 4 and 8 ohm speakers was not an option. Crutchfield tech support offered a good solution which I doubled checked with Polk. I bought a separate Niles 2100 external amp and used each channel to drive the L400 bi amped producing 220w for each pole which presented 4 ohms each back to the amp. We Y connected preout from the Marantz to main ins on the Niles. It works great for all forms of music and of course uhd movies. It was fun putting this together and the result is stunning. Buy it!
Pros: Got to be tweeters matching the Polk L800 towers
Cons: 4 ohm presented a challenge which was fun to solve.
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