"Stunningly Natural, Thoroughly Engaging" Legacy at CAF 2023
Posted November 2023
"You could have knocked me over with a flea-watt tube amplifier when I heard Dudleston's Legacy Aeris ($23,400/pair), Legacy Focus XD ($15,200), and Legacy Signature XD ($11,200) loudspeakers. I was floored. This was one of the best-sounding rooms I've heard so far at CAF 2023."
"Whether playing Shelby Lynne (her cover of "Just A Little Lovin'"), the Oscar Peterson trio, or Herbie Hancock’s take on "Besame Mucho," these speakers—and I mean all of them—were stunningly natural sounding, thoroughly engaging on all levels, rich but detailed, with the kind of kick and sense of fun that is rare. Music had jump, grace, scale, startling depth, flow, and the kind of ease that draws not just your ears but also your heart into the music." Ken Micallef, Stereophile.com
"On a track I know well, from Shelby Lynne's Just A Little Lovin' Album, the Aeris XD demonstrated a remarkable combination of bass power and detail. The Aeris XD checks all the technical boxes." Tom Martin, TheAbsoluteSound
"This well under $40k system (Aeris XD, Wavelet II, and i.V2 ULTRA) delivered some powerful reproduction of a variety of music. Legacy claims a floor of 16 Hz with the Aeris, and the listening session bore that claim out with ease. Bass was deep, tight and accurate. The dynamics of the Aeris were competitive with any system we auditioned this weekend, and reinforced the now 40 year old reputation Legacy has for making no holds barred systems for a more than reasonable price."
"They had that ability to disappear, throwing out a huge sound stage and placing a variety of instruments exactly where they were meant to be. This is the hallmark of a good, LARGE speaker: the talent to get out of the way and to let the music happen. Whether auditioning jazz, rock, classical/orchestral and even techno-pop, the Legacy Aeris just smiled and kept the good sound coming. This system was competitive in the arena of 'best sound at show,' regardless the cost." Secrets of Home Theater & High Fidelity
The Legacy Audio (Montgomery) room was also named among the Best Rooms at Capital Audiofest 2023 by EnjoyTheMusic.com
AERIS XD from Legacy Audio is a speaker system whose striking looks are matched only by its performance capabilities.View Details
The world renowned Legacy Focus SE is now available with internal amplification and more, in the Focus XD. The award winning Legacy Valor, V System and AERIS (2021 Product of the Year) are based upon multi-amplification technology. Now, these same powerful upgrades are available for the popular Focus speaker.View Details
The newly released Signature XD brings the highest level of performance to an elegant slim five-driver four-way tower configuration. Though occupying little more than one square foot of floor space, the internally powered 48" Signature XD delivers tremendous clarity and impact with 650 watts of refined ICEpower® amplification. Available in a wide variety of décor friendly finishesView Details
Wavelet 2 DAC / Preamp / Processor
The Legacy Audio Wavelet 2 is a control preamp, a high-end DAC, a 2/3/4-way digital crossover with time alignment and a speaker correction system that will literally “learn” your room.View Details