Legendary sound from Polk
Small speakers that produce huge, highly detailed sound are hard to come by. But Polk looks to have done just that with the Legend L100. If you've been waiting for a pair of ultra-smooth, deliciously musical speakers that aren't giant space hogs, you might have just met the latest addition to your hi-fi system.
No, that's not a heat sink! It's Polk's patented rear-firing Enhanced Power Port® , which reduces noise and increases bass output compared to traditional ports.
High-tech drivers for terrific performance
Polk has learned a thing or two about speaker design in their nearly five decades of business. The L100s' drivers reflect the company's passion for reproducing sound as naturally and as accurately as possible.
Take for instance their newly designed 1" Pinnacle ring radiator tweeter. It's a remake of a design that made Polk's LSi Series speakers beloved by our audiophile customers for years. Its carefully tuned waveguide helps create a wide listening "sweet spot," while also producing precise spatial imaging.
This highly acclaimed tweeter is joined by a 5-1/4" Turbine Cone™ midrange/bass driver, whose innovative shape dramatically increases stiffness without adding mass.
Ideal for music and for movies
Use this pair of L100s with confidence as part of an audiophile-grade stereo system, or as the front or rear channels of a Legend Series surround sound system.
Whether you're enjoying your favorite album or the latest superhero movie, you'll appreciate the crystal-clear, vividly realistic sound this speaker produces.
Upscale fit and finish
The L100s feature heavily braced enclosures to reduce vibration and eliminate unwanted resonance. Each speaker is finished in a real-wood black ash or brown walnut veneer, and includes a removable magnetic grille.
You'll want a powerhouse amp to drive them
Many more affordable Polk Audio speakers are known for their high efficiency (they don't need much power to produce great sound). That is not the case for the L100s. Because of their high-end design and construction, they need more power to sound their best.
The L100s have a nominal impedance of 4 ohms, and at 85.5 dB efficiency, they're real "gas-guzzlers." I highly recommend a high-output power amp or integrated amp to drive these speakers.
If you'd like personalized advice on matching these speakers with an amp, give one of our advisors a shout for a free expert recommendation.
Add a sub for better bass...
If you love hard-hitting thump with your music, consider adding a powered sub to complement the L100s. This doesn't mean you need to blast your room with bass, but it does give you that extra bit of low-frequency impact that helps make listening to music so emotionally satisfying.
My powered subwoofer buying guide has tips on choosing the right one for your room and taste in bass.
...and place them on stands so they sound their best
Proper speaker placement is also crucial to getting the best performance out of the L100s. Placing them on a pair of speaker stands helps eliminate unwanted vibrations and reflections. Read my article on stereo speaker placement for positioning and setup tips.
The L100s doesn't include any speaker wire. Read our article about choosing and installing speaker wire.
Shop our selection of speaker wire.
- 1" ring radiator tweeter with an integrated waveguide for focused high frequencies
- 5-1/4" Turbine Cone midrange/bass driver
- frequency response: 57-38,000 Hz (-3dB)
- for deep, hard-hitting bass consider adding a powered sub to complement the L100s
- impedance: 4 ohms
- sensitivity: 85.5 dB
- high-current amplification from a quality power amp or integrated amplifier is recommended for best performance
- recommended amplifier power: 30-160 watts
- bass-reflex (ported) enclosure with rear-firing Enhanced Power Port
- reduces noise and increases bass output compared to traditional round or slot-firing ports
- removable magnetic grille
- real-wood veneer finish
- 7-13/16"W x 13-11/16"H x 11-5/16"D
- weight: 16.9 lbs. each
- warranty: 5 years (10 years non-transferable with registration)
- MFR # AM8615-A
What's in the box:
Polk Audio Legend L100 owner's manual
- 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers
- 2 Grilles
- Cleaning cloth
- Owner's Manual
- Online Registration