Metro Subwoofer Stellar Sound! Award & Review
Review Date: November 2012
Publication: Everything Audio Network
Reviewer: John Gatski
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Related Product(s): Metro XD
"Legacy Audio has produced custom-made, USA manufactured hi-fi speakers for 30 years, earning a high-performance reputation with big cabinet transducers, such as Focus, Whisper and Classic. I’ve owned a couple of pairs myself. However, the company also has produced smaller speakers that are just as impressive in their performance."
"As a small-to-medium room bass delivery module for music and home cinema, the Metro has to be considered a prime choice."
"The Legacy Metro powered-subwoofer generates its bass through a 12-inch, active front-fired woofer and a 15-inch passive radiator, bottom-firing driver. I have always been a big fan of passive radiator subs — in that they can enhance the bass response in a small cabinet. It is a more advanced tuned port than the typical ported enclosure — with an actual radiator being moved by the pressure created by the active driver motion."
"The Studio HD smooth, detailed midrange and top end, with excellent width and depth, and the Metro's clean bass extension at loud levels, delivered music in a most convincing fashion."
"The Metro was perfect: tight, fast and plenty deep — with no trace of boominess in the upper part of its delivered bass.For the music lover."
"As soon as I started pumping music through the speaker system, I heard how seamlessly integrated they were. I did not hear three individual speakers; I heard music coming from a three-speaker system. The Studio HD smooth, detailed midrange and top end, with excellent width and depth, and the Metro's clean bass extension at loud levels, delivered music in a most convincing fashion. The high-res detail made it that much more enjoyable."
"...it is a worthy subwoofer for our Everything Audio Network Stellar Sound Award."