Addicted to Fun and Learning
- Jun 6, 2019
- Woodstock, NY
There are products that leave no room for “rating opinion polls”. This is one of those.
What respect is due? Cordesman has always heard things that were never there. I believe he got his start as a barker with Harry Pearson's circus, and then gained some notoriety with a short-lived gig at Audio magazine. Most trad Audio subscribers rolled their eyes at his 'reviews', but the magazine was looking to increase their subscription take, and the editor figured that a strategic move into subjective 'tweako' territory was the ticket they needed to survive. To no one's surprise, Audio soon ceased publishing.With all due respect to Anthony Cordesman, his ears- however good- are 82 years old so maybe shouldn't be considered the last word.
Are you sure? The unit already has a USB port. I wanted to use the network interface to configure the unit. Using an Ethernet to USB adapter makes no sense.“There is an Ethernet port but no documentation on how to use it.” There is an included ethernet to USB adaptor that comes with Wavelet. I understand you received this as a loan from someone else (presumably not a Legacy dealer or Legacy who would assist you), so perhaps that user isn’t aware of the included adaptor or they didn’t send it to you…
I tried that as well. It timed out because it was using 192.x.x.x IP address instead of 10.x.x.x that I use. I could not find a way to override that. Your home address must be 192.x.x.x based.Anyways, the adaptor Legacy sent me made it super easy to connect via ethernet. I plugged my ethernet cable into the adaptor and connected to the USB port- the IP number comes up on the screen, and I entered that into my iPad- it took about 30 seconds to set up the first time, and connects immediately now. It also works great on my iPhone and laptop, to this day…
Room correction was off and not the problem. The problem was the high pass filter and specific response corrections which I assume is for their speakers. Buy any standard AV Processor and you can tell it all your speakers are large/No EQ and you get flat frequency response. I could not find any such option in this unit.“Alas, once online I could not do anything to force the unit be in bypass mode.” There is a room correction bypass button, here, which toggles the room correction off and on…
They made a small subset of my measurements. What they measured correlated with mine as I mentioned:Everything you measured has already been measured with detail and on a properly setup and tested unit. On of them is here: https://hometheaterhifi.com/reviews.../legacy-audio-wavelet-preampprocessor-review/
The listed measurements you posted (Out 2 and 5) are not corresponding, and I imagine your friend has something going on...
He is not my friend but a member. And he has a direct contact at Legacy as he indicated to me.Measurements with a crossover without proper setup, aren’t as enlightening as when it is properly set up. I suggest your friend that loaned it to you contact Legacy, they were super easy to deal with, and I’m a very happy customer!
It is an active box to make their speakers work (or third-party if you work with them). The network is just for remote configuration as as I know.
Thanks for the context, and for the shockingly garish images that just filled my screen.BTW, here is my brief show report and pictures of Legacy system including this processor: https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...o-fest-rmaf-2017-day-2.1982/page-3#post-52551
Okay, so I've mostly been hanging my head in shame and not waiting to actually contribute to the conversation or admit ownership of it for how bad this thing tested, but seriously, my room's not *that* bad.Thanks for the context, and for the shockingly garish images that just filled my screen.
I’m sorry, but I think the whole excessive mess, from concept to execution to price point to aesthetics, is simply hideous. No offense to whomover loaned it to you, but their home must resemble a cross between Cher’s gothic phase and the interior catacombs from Aliens. Including the audio track.
Legacy customers?Can’t figure for what kind of “consumer/audiophile” is marketed…