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Can anyone identify this Legacy speaker?

Sven777

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There is no model number on any of the six surfaces, but the grill does have the Legacy plate on it. I bought them used back in the 90s. Hopefully someone recognizes them and can clue me in on what the model number is.
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Thanks folks - I did find those other picture online, but I don't see any exact matches - like some of the pictures y'all posted have additional back pictures where it shows additional tweeters and/or woofers - there's nothing on the back of mine. Some of the other pictures have the legacy plate under the grill - mine does not. Anyone able to find a spot-on match?
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Have you tried asking Legacy?

 
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Have you tried asking Legacy?

Yup, I did that a while ago, but no reply, so I thought I'd consult the community :)
 
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I just solved the mystery - I thought that the "Reel to Real" sticker on the back was just plopped on by the audio shop that resold them back in the 90s (for marketing), but apparently Reel to Real was the name of the company before they became Legacy Audio. They are Legacy-1's. Googling for "reel to real" resulted in finding some that were a spot-on match. There are also some that look exactly like mine on ebay right now.
Thanks to everyone who helped!
 

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They're Legacy Model 1 speakers. Just finished restoring a pair. Amazing soundstage.
 

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I just solved the mystery - I thought that the "Reel to Real" sticker on the back was just plopped on by the audio shop that resold them back in the 90s (for marketing), but apparently Reel to Real was the name of the company before they became Legacy Audio. They are Legacy-1's. Googling for "reel to real" resulted in finding some that were a spot-on match. There are also some that look exactly like mine on ebay right now.
Thanks to everyone who helped!
Model 1
 

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Those are the original woofers in the original post. Circa mid-1980s when Bill Dudleston was just getting started. Attached is some of the marketing materials Bill sent me when I enquired an advertisement in the back of Stereo Review. I later purchased to Legacy 2 speakers in 1990.
 

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I just finished upgrading/restoring my Legacy 2s. Upgraded all the caps - Jantzen Superior Caps on the tweeters and Jantzen Elko electrolytics (discontinued) on the mid-ranges. I also replaced the old electrolytic on the woofer, too. I would have re-built the whole crossover, but Bill told me that the original crossover schematics prior to 2000 had been discarded.

Also, Legacy used some cheesy thin telephone wires in the tweeter signal path for toggling tweeter roll-off. I eliminated these (and the toggle switch) with Kimber hookup wire.
 

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Here is a shot of the crossovers bypass caps including the low pass filter. I recently purchased a DATS-3 and plan to rebuild the crossovers from scratch with new premium inductors and better resistors.
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The above picture also shows what can go wrong. The mid-range capacitor pack slipped down contacting the tweeter circuit right below it. Lots of distortion and panic!

Here's an end-view showing how I have cobbled things together and the poor placement of cheap inductors (mid-range hidden by new caps). Really need to build new crossovers from scratch with better layouts. (I wonder if the "58" is the value of the inductor.)




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