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Legacy to Showcase New Technology in VALOR Speaker at RMAF 2017

Posted on September 26, 2017

Legacy Audio will premiere the new VALOR loudspeaker system in Evergreen Ballroom A at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest October 6-8, 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, will provide demonstrations of this extraordinary new technology at 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily in Evergreen Ballroom A at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. This is a must hear! 

Specifications:

Application:

Sequential sound field reconstruction system, auto-setup with calibrated microphone

Processor:         

Wavelet 2 input, 8 output,  56 bit DSP, Room Correcton/ 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: 

1 pr binding posts for upper range, 2 XLR balanced for bass, sub, 1 XLR 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

Price:

TBA

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