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Does anyone on the forum own Legacy Signatures?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Dave, Apr 18, 2002.

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  1. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢ Thread Starter

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    And if so....What's the scoop on them? I've always been intrigued by these speakers.
     
  2. Ronald

    Ronald Forum Resident

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    I am looking to replace my Vandersteen 2Ci loudspeakers within the year and the Legacy Sig III and Classic have caught my attention. If anyone has anything to opine, please do. I am also considering the Vandersteen Model 3.
     
  3. Steve Hoffman

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    Marshall Blonstein had a pair in his office at DCC.

    I never liked them. Too thin and bright for my tastes.

    Legacy Focus is much better IMO.
     
  4. Ronald

    Ronald Forum Resident

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    Speakers are a tough decision for me. Listening to them can be like pulling teeth without anesthetic. I am hoping to get a lot of information by word of mouth before I go listen.

    The reason I chose the Vandersteens over a decade ago was I did not like the "audiophile sound". This may not be the correct term, but after listening to a number of speakers (Thiel, Infinity, Spica, Shaninian, Kef and another brand that I think was called Scientific Fidelity) and designs (Sound Lab and Martin Logan notably) the Vandersteens had what I would describe as a "smoother" or "tamer" sound, if not entirely accurate. All the other "audiophile" speakers had a high end bite that I was never comfortable with. I could never tell if the shrillness was due to the speakers or the recordings.


    In fact, the Baby Advents I had at the time (with the so-called new and improved tweeter: what a lie) had a decent midrange sound as long as a sponge was taped over the tweeter. Besides, I was a poor post-doc at the time and the Advents served their duty well enough until I discovered that reproduction of deep bass was necessary.
     
  5. Steve Hoffman

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    Then forget about the Sig. III's. You'll have to "sponge up" all over again....
     
  6. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢ Thread Starter

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    Hmmm...Sounds to me like I'm going to have to keep my ears open for a good used pair of the Focus.

    Thanks Steve;)
     
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