The Kamas are floor-standing loudspeakers reproducing the full range of frequencies, from deep bass to sparkling highs. Like all Legend loudspeakers, they have the fast, open sound making them equally ideal for reproducing the dynamics of ‘live’ music and the drama of home theatre.
Fed with well-recorded music through high quality front-end electronics, the Kamas will sound superb in any top-of-the-range stereo system. They also make excellent front speakers in a high quality home-theatre surround-sound system when combined with other Legend speakers such as the Kangas, Joeys and Kurlette.}
They have a papyrus bass-midrange unit from one of Scandinavia’s most experienced driver companies that is used in some very expensive overseas loudspeakers, modified by us to give very low distortion which lifts a veil from your music. The tweeter has been chosen from another well-known Scandinavian loudspeaker company to produce openness through the treble. By placing the tweeter asymmetrically on the baffle, diffraction effects are reduced to give better imaging. And the stretch sock grille has practically no effect on sound quality, unlike conventional plug-on grilles.
The crossovers of the Kamas have also been very carefully designed to give seamless transition between the drivers. And we use only the lowest distorting components in them – air-cored inductors, polypropylene capacitors and wire-wound resistors – directly soldered to give the best signal path.
Like all Legend speakers the Kama cabinets are CNC machined and individually assembled with their drivers and crossovers in Australia with a high level of craftmanship. To reduce resonaces that smear the sound in time and reduce detail, the panels of the cabinets are very well braced and damped; while their internal structure is carefully designed to reduce standing waves in their air columns.
The overall result of all this carefull design and implementation of the Kamas is to produce a sense of ‘being there’ at a live performance.
Reviewing Legend’s Kamas in ‘Australian Hi-fi’, editor Greg Borrowman said “I was absolutely floored by the tonal neutrality of the sound … They are, indeed, a true ‘monitor loudspeaker … and it is accompanied by a level of detail that is rare in a 2.5 way floor-standing design … a truly exceptional loudspeaker.”
Likewise Nic Tatham, editor of ‘Which? Loudspeaker’ magazine, stated “The twin 130 mm drivers generate generous bass, which is also tight and tuneful … the treble and midrange offer outstanding detail and transparency … while dynamics remain superbly handled ….(they) do so in a coherent and seemless manner, allowing the tracks to flow…..They’re equally at home with a big orchestral piece as grungy rock. And solo piano …. which is one of the hardest instruments to faithfully replicate, sounded as though it was being brought to life…. tremendously emotional just as it should do”.