The following is a press release issued by Legacy Audio.
October 9, 2017 | Springfield, IL - Legacy Audio premiered the new VALOR loudspeaker system in Evergreen Ballroom A at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2017. Powered by an incredible 2750 watts per side, the VALOR is first to employ STEREO UNFOLD technology licensed from Bohmer Audio® of Sweden. By combining a controlled- directivity front array for the initial wave-launch and a side/rear -firing ambient array, VALOR is able to reconstruct the natural sequence of sound arrival of the live performance space.
Precise spatial cues key to imaging are typically masked by early listening room reflections, while desirable late reflections that provide the dimensions and presence of the recording venue are either smeared or fade prematurely. The strategically shaped, dual radiation patterns generated by the VALOR system reduce early reflection in the direct field, thus unmasking critical spatial cues, while Wavelet’s STEREO UNFOLD algorithm identifies ambient information and restores it to proper time and level in the diffuse field.
Legacy’s sophisticated Wavelet Preamp/DAC/Processor provides time alignment and crossover functions for the four-way system while hosting SPDIF, Toslink and USB digital inputs and 2 pair each of balanced and unbalanced inputs.
Legacy’s Chief Designer Engineer, Bill Dudleston, provided demonstrations of this extraordinary new technology daily in Evergreen Ballroom A at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.
Application: Sequential sound field reconstruction system, auto-setup with calibrated microphone
Processor: Wavelet 2 input, 8 output, 56 bit DSP, Room Correction/ Stereo Unfold algorithm
System Type: 8 Driver, 4-way system with specialized 3 driver ambient array
Tweeter: Dual 4” AMT bridge-mounted in post convergent array
Midrange: 1.5” coaxial, titanium/polyester diaphragm, precision waveguide
Midwoofer: 14” carbon/pulp curvilinear cone, neo motor, dipolar
Bass: Dual 14” carbon/pulp curvilinear cone, neo motor in super cardioid array
Subwoofer: Dual 12” aluminum diaphragms, 480oz. motors, cast frame, 3” dual 4 layer voice coils
Passive Radiator: Dual 12” patented symmetrically loaded with 2” travel
Low Freq. Alignment: Hybrid cardioid pattern, dual rear radiator, down-firing sub
Inputs: 1pr binding posts for upper range, 2XLR balanced for bass, sub, 1XLR for STEREO UNFOLD
Internal Amplification: Subs- 1kW, Bass- 750W, Mid-500W, Ambient Array-500W
Recommended Amp: 1 external channel of 60 watts or greater required per side for high frequencies
Freq. Response: 12Hz-30kHz
Impedance: XLR 10k, binding posts 4 ohms
Sensitivity: 100.5 dB (2.83V @ 1m)
Crossover: 65, 800, 6k
Cabinet Size: Cabinet 67” H x 16.25” W x 18” D, Base 1.5” H x 20.75” W x 20.75” D
Weight: 288 lbs. each
Over 30 Years of Excellence
Legacy has established reference level performance in home theater and audiophile settings since 1983. The rigorous quality standard is the same for our flagship commercial doubleHELIX system as our Studio HD bookshelf system. For further information, please visit our website www.legacyaudio.com.
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