Legacy Audio Victoria Floorstanding Speakers

Victoria

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speakerman3   Audio Enthusiast [May 02, 2004]
Strength:

Pull up a chair in the sweet spot with your favorite music cued up, press play, and become lost in the most incredible SOUNDSTAGE out there. The BASS IS PALPABLE--it is impossible to believe the bass driver is only 7"--midbass is smooth, quick and lifelike, MIDRANGE IS HONEY_COATED it's so smooth, and the TREBLE IS EXCELLENT, and extends well beyond my dog's hearing range before dropping off.

Weakness:

They are bulky. They aren't cheap, but they are a good value.

I have listened to and owned countless speaker systems, but there is only one pair of speakers up to this point that I do not plan on parting with: my Legacy Audio Victorias. The Victorias I have are older and have a 7" woofer, green--Eton, I believe--midrange, and a Foster ribbon tweeter. The combination is excellent. I still get a thrill out of listening to music through these speakers after more than a year. They make my Definitive Technology home theater speakers sound dull by comparison. The Victorias are smooth across their frequency range while having incredible highs. They extend well beyond any dome tweeters I have heard without any of the harshness or sibilance often associated with metal domes. The midrange is uncolored and very immediate. Vocals sound as if the artist were in the room giving a small-venue performance. On the bottom-end, bass is unbelievable for speakers having a 7" woofer. And, yes, they can handle power. The soundstage, though possibly not as wide as some might want for a home theater, is rich and deep, easily allowing the listener to forget that he is listening to music being reproduced. I have been to concerts that didn't sound as "live" as these speakers. For stereo listening, they can't be beat--unless you can find another pair of the larger Legacy Audio speakers. I will hang onto these speakers as long as I can. In addition to being the best-sounding speakers I have found, they are aesthetically pleasing, and pass the spouse acceptance factor. They are first rate!

Similar Products Used: NAD, JBL, Infinity, Definitive Technology, Energy and Veritas, Monitor Audio, Paradigm, Klipsch, Polk, B&W, M&K.
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chris tedja   Audiophile [Aug 04, 2000]
Strength:

Able to reproduce a very accurate, clean & detailed sound.

Weakness:

Heavy for its size

I had listened to B&W etc etc etc....This one is the best for the money. Enough said. Just listen to the speaker yourself.

I am using a high power Carver amp to push this speaker.

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Cut Throat   an Audio Enthusiast [Apr 20, 1998]

I have had the pleasure of listening to and since then ordering the Victoria's. I have never heard such fine musical instruments. I have listened to many speakers in all of the finest Audio Parlors. Other speakers costing many thousands of dollars usually sound very grandiose, but you usually get tired of them after a few minutes. The Victoria's blend well into a Living atmosphere where the music is not the main focus, but an added benefit to an event such as a Dinner party. The construction is superb, and you would swear these speakers sell for $5000 instead of $1700. They are gorgeous!! The Bass is rich is rich and the music is detailed, but not to point of harshness. I've only got one question for Legacy. Why did you discontinue them? In my experience, the truly great products in every field get discontinued. I think this is one of them

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  an Audio Enthusiast [Nov 12, 1998]

I own a pair of Victorias. They are superb! I use them as surrounds in a home theater system which has Legacy Classics as L/R and a their Silver Screen a center channel. This is a dream theater system!! I tried PSB Silvers - they sound very good, but the cabinetry is junk compared to Legacy. If you haven't seen them, you won't believe your senses. They look as goods as they sound. Truly a system to last a lifetime. Can't say enough! 10 stars!!!

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Kevin Olson   an Audiophile [May 24, 1997]

I have nothing bad to say regarding the Victoria's. When UPS delivered them, I was face to face with two of the most well packaged boxes I have ever encountered. They were in air tight plastic wrapping and encased in between two 6 inch thick Styrofoam end-caps. Nothing was going to damage these speakers.
They are fairly heavy weighing in at 54 lbs each. I had a difficult time chosing from the eight different finishes available. I ended up going with the golden oak. This is not a vinyl finish mind you, but the real thing. The cabinets are beautifully finished on all five sides with a special finish on the bottom. These things are built like tanks. A knuckle rap will leave you wishing you hadn't done it. They sport very attractive dual gold binding posts in the rear.

The driver complement is impresive. They include a 7" poly midwoofer, 5.5" yellow kevlar midrange, and the most gorgeous silk ribbon tweeter I have ever heard. The sound is fantastic. The depth, transparency, detail, and imaging are second to none. I have them sitting on the recommended Legacy stands which I am sure only help.

I listen to a wide variety of music. Classical, New Age, C&W, Rock, and straight vocals. The Victoria's have not dissappointed me yet. Although they only have a 7" mid-woofer, they deliver a true 34z reponse that shakes the whole house!
The midrange is incredible. The tweeter is buy far the best I've heard. Keep in mind, I've auditioned speakers in the same price range all the way up to 60 times their price!

Highly recommended. They are mailorder only which will save you a nice chunck of change in sales tax and overhead. Legacy pays for shipping. I suggest visiting the Legacy Audio web site and checking them out yourself. You will not be dissappointed with the products or the company.

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lawrence freitas   an Audio Enthusiast [Nov 06, 1997]

Great product, wonderful service and knowledgeable staff, what more could you ask for. It simply doesn't get any better than this. The clarity of these babies are unmatched. I had my doubt buying speakers I had never seen or heard but I am glad I took that chance.

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