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Whisper XDS

Armed with dual 500 watt ICEpower® amplifiers in each cabinet, Legacy Audio’s new 24 bit Whisper XDS speaker system sets the mark for dynamic range and imaging accuracy. The Whisper XDS employs a differential acoustic wave-launch which uniquely preserves the directional cues encoded in quality stereo and multichannel recordings. Two full length baffles, driven one behind the other, are digitally synchronized to maintain an ideal directivity pattern.

The Whisper XD design radically increases piston area in the forward plane extending bandwidth, sensitivity, and frequency range. Because the design is open air, the system is virtually free of enclosure resonance and room limitations. Flaunting the latest in ribbon and cone technology, the elegant monoliths look just as dramatic as they sound. Whisper XD’s differential alignment is analogous to a dual element microphone. Signals from the two baffles are combined acoustically with time compensation to steer the low frequency wave-launch forward, while creating a progressively reduced acoustic output to the sides until reaching a null at 90 degree off axis. This eliminates boundary interactions from sidewalls, ceiling and floor. The gradient acoustic pressure reaching the listener at each ear contains far less room noise, allowing the brain to lock in on the natural ambience in the recording.

The sweet spot is much wider with the Whisper XD design, allowing the listener to move outside the left speaker and still hear a balance with the right speaker, and vice versa. The manual recommends a strong toe-in, to cast the strongest acoustic shadow across the face. It explains that the imprint of the shadow of the nose into the opposite ear is the other portion of the stereo signal that is usually washed out by excessive room reflections with conventional speakers.

The nearly six foot towers host dual 15" woofers on each of the two baffles, which are spaced less than four inches apart. The woofers pumped in the same direction, so the pressure change between the two is virtually zero (reminiscent of the magnetic caterpillar drive from the Red October submarine). The midrange is covered by a carefully positioned array of four cast frame drivers with a silver-graphite/rohacell diaphragm. Highs shimmer from the neodymium ribbon tweeter and pleated ribbon super tweeter. The ‘plug and play’ 24-bit Whisper system allows adjustment of channel separation, low frequency contour and proximity via the proprietary algorithms included in the Wavelaunch processor. For the tube lovers, the upper portion of the highly sensitive speaker can be driven by the user’s choice of amplification. Most refreshing is the cost of the high end system; a down to earth $20k in standard finish.

Digital Steering

The nearly six foot towers host dual 15" woofers on each of the two baffles, which are spaced less than four inches apart. The woofers pumped in the same direction, so the pressure change between the two is virtually zero (reminiscent of the magnetic caterpillar drive from the Red October submarine). The midrange is covered by a carefully positioned array of four cast frame drivers with a silver-graphite/rohacell diaphragm. Highs shimmer from the neodymium ribbon tweeter and pleated ribbon super tweeter. The ‘plug and play’ 24-bit Whisper system allows adjustment of channel separation, low frequency contour and proximity via the proprietary algorithms included in the Wavelaunch processor. For the tube lovers, the upper portion of the highly sensitive speaker can be driven by the user’s choice of amplification. Most refreshing is the cost of the high end system; a down to earth $20k in standard finish.

Craftsmanship

Like the finest furniture, our cabinets are impeccably finished in select veneers and solid hardwood corner moldings. The Exquisite finishes are hand-rubbed several times to assure a patina that is at home with the most elegant decor. Beneath the surface of each Legacy Speaker lies rigid interlocking joinery. We use acoustically inert PVC in midrange sub-enclosures to avoid the characteristic honding of paper tubes found in conventional enclosures. Polyester fiberfill is selected for internal damping. A sharp rap on the enclosure will leave you with little more than bruised knuckles.

Celebrate with us decades of relentless pursuit of perfection in audio reproduction. A product platform unequalled in terms of aesthetics, build quality, sonic performance and technology.

A passion to advance the field of audio motivated engineer Bill Dudleston to combine his efforts with those of a stubborn Dutch craftsman, Jacob Albright. From a garage amidst the cornfields of the mid-west, they began their remarkable quest. An uncanny understanding of physics and fluid modeling, combined with good old-fashioned hard work and craftsmanship, allowed the team to first produce the renowned Legacy-1. Word soon spread through audiophiles and the press of a little company in Illinois who designed the word’s best loudspeakers.

Legacy continues to build an national and international dealer base while pushing the envelope on acoustic design. Just as in the beginning, our doors are open and all are invited to hear our fine products and see how they are built. We continue to focus on customer service, and still build each pair of loudspeakers as though we were building them for ourselves.

Bill with Legacy Whisper

Details & Specifications, HD & XD Versions

System Type: 10 driver, 4 way
Tweeter: Dual Air Motion Tweeter System- 1" AMT Super Tweeter
Midrange: Dual Air Motion Tweeter System- 4" AMT Tweeter
Midwoofer: (4) 7" Rohacell reinforced-Silver Graphite, cast frame
Subwoofer: (4) 15" carbon/pulp composite
Low Frequency Alignment: 2nd order differential
Freq. Response (Hz, +/-2dB): 22-30K, includes 24 bit processor
Impedance: 4 Ohm
Sensitivity: (Room, dB@ 2.83V): 95 dB
Recommended Amplification: 10-600 Watts
Crossover: 300, 3K, 10K
Binding Post: 2 Pair
Dimensions: HxWxD (inches): 63 x 17 x 13
Weight: 210 lbs. each


Finish Options

(In order, left to right) Birdseye Maple, Burl Olive Ash, Medium Oak, Natural Cherry, Black Pearl, Curly Maple, Rosewood, Black Oak, Walnut. Finishes are selected in the shopping cart through a drop down box.

PRICE $23,650.00/ Pair

Customization options available at checkout.

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