Floor-standing Speakers

Legacy Classic HD Tower Speakers and Metro Subwoofer


Introduction to the Legacy Classic HD Speakers

The e-mail came in one afternoon – "Mr. Clements, would you be interested in reviewing Legacy's newest towers." Are you kidding? Of course I would be interested in reviewing a pair of Legacy's speakers. I mean, Legacy is one of the modern era's great speaker companies. Everything I've heard that has come from Legacy was nothing short of impressive on so many levels.


Classic HD Towers

  • Design: 4 Driver, 3-Way, Bass Reflex
  • >MFR: 32–30,000 Hz ±2dB
  • Tweeter: 1" Dual Pole Neo Ribbon, Folded Kapton Diaphragm
  • Midrange: 7" Rohacell Reinforced-Silver Graphite, Cast Frame
  • Woofer: 2 ~ 8" Rohacell Reinforced-Silver Graphite, Cast Frame
  • Woofer Loading: B-6
  • Crossover Frequencies: 450Hz, 4kHz
  • Sensitivity: 94 dB/2.83 volts (In-Room)
  • Impedance: 4 Ohm
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 25 ‒ 300 Watts
  • Inputs: 2 Pair Custom 5-way Binding Posts
  • Weight: 110 lbs. each
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 44" × 10.75" × 13"
  • MSRP: $4,150/pair (Standard Finishes)

Metro Subwoofer

  • Design: Passive radiator
  • Loading: 6th Order
  • Active Driver: Aura 12" Spun Aluminum with Encapsulated Neo Motor
  • Subsonic Radiator: Down-Firing 15"
  • Internal Amplifier: 500 W, Class D
  • MFR: 20 – 150 Hz
  • Inputs: 2 RCA, 1 pair high level
  • Shipping Weight: 68 lbs
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 16" × 16" × 16"
  • MSRP: $1,495/ea (Standard Finishes)
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The speakers in question are the Classic HD's. These 3-way, 4-driver speakers are the next to smallest tower in Legacy's lineup and they are competitively priced; starting at only $4,150/pair. As if that wouldn't make me entirely satisfied, Legacy decided to include the new Metro HD sub. This is 16" cube powers its 12" active driver and 15" passive radiator with a 500 watt Class A/B amp. You can pick up this little powerhouse at a base price of just $1,495 each.

Take a look at my review and test results to find out why I found this 2.1 system was easy to live with.