Australia's leading loudspeaker manufacturer

We are passionate about music. Our aim is to make state-of-the-art speakers that enable you to hear your music through a "clear open window" as it was recorded and not through layers of distortion, however "benign", so your music will become "alive". We've sourced the finest components from around the world while all our cabinets are CNC-machined in Australia & then individually assembled here. But to create a world-class speaker takes more than just assembling the best individual parts. The magic inherent in every Legend loudspeaker with their fast, open natural sound comes from a carefully created synergy based on a deep understanding of loudspeaker design & extensive experience of manufacturing them. Please explore our website to find out more - or visit one of our dealers to hear them.
Dr Rod Crawford BSc DPhil MBA DipEd

NEWS FLASH: Check out our new Clearance page. On this page we will list items that obsolete to our needs. They include ex-demo and superseded loudspeakers as well as drivers and crossover components but do NOT include current loudspeakers.

  "I have never heard better sound in my listening room ..... The tonal accuracy, frequency extension, and most impressively the ability to pull detail out of recordings was nothing short of astonishing .... and power delivered by the drums was something I have NEVER heard from a system. "

Dr Chris Groppi on Legend's Tikandi in Secrets of Home Theatre & Hifi USA
- for full review please click here.

".. truly exceptional loudspeakers."

Greg Borrowman (Editor, Australian Hi-fi) on the Kama loudspeaker.

"... Big Reds lived up to their reviews, easily outperforming other speakers I had auditioned ... "

David, Canberra (in an interview with Stephen Dawson for Wolseley Media)

 

LATEST NEWS

Kantu 7 launched

 

 With a new very low distortion Seas bass driver and an aluminium sandwhich midrange, the Kantu 7s continues Legend's tradition of designing very high quality yet cost-effective floor-standing loudspeakers of reference monitor standard. For more information on the Kantu 7s please click here or download our press-release by clicking here.

Legend loudspeakers at RMAF Denver USA

 

  At RMAF we will again be demonstrating our top-of-the-range DEQX-based Tikandi loudspeaker system. "Most Significant Product Intro" said The Absolute Sound magazine; Issue 200 Jan 2010. And more recently the subject of a rave review in Positve Feedback magazine.
For details of the Tikandi please download its brochure by clicking here or our web-page clicking here.
For enquiries in North America please contact Larry Owens at Knowledge Resources Corporation ph +1 303-519-9076 or email LarryO@KRC-us.com - and other countries see TIKANDI dealers

"big red" Big Reds launched

 

  We just have launched a single cabinet version of our award-winning Big Red loudspeakers. This enables us to supply them in real-wood veneers, previously difficult with the two module version to match veneers across the modules in production. The veneers include Australian jarrah, making them then true "big reds". We have also taken the opportunity to improve the passive crossovers and add BASH amp modules to the bass making them sound even more open, fast & natural. For more information please click here or see our press release by clicking here.

Kurre 7 launched

 

 With a new very low distortion Seas bass driver, the Kurre 7s continues Legend's tradition of designing very high quality yet cost-effective stand-mount loudspeakers of reference monitor standard. For more information on the Kurre 7s please click here.

Isobaric Small Reds reviewed

 

  The Australian Hi-Fi review July 2010 of the Isobaric Small Reds found "the speaker’s overall presentation was entirely and expertly balanced .... with oodles of detail .... while bass was reproduced with thunderous power and very good clarity." And this was backed up by Newport Test Lab's excellent frequency response measurements!
For more information on the Isobaric Small Reds please click here or see our press release by clicking here.

Tikandi rave review ".... best music reproduction system ...."

 So says Dr Chris Groppi in Secrets of Home Theatre & Hifi - for full review please click here.
For details of the Tikandi please download its brochure by clicking here or our web-page clicking here.
For enquiries in North America please contact Larry Owens at Knowledge Resources Corporation ph +1 303-519-9076 or email LarryO@KRC-us.com - and other countries see TIKANDI dealers.

Legend loudspeakers at RMAF2010 Denver USA

 

  At RMAF 2010 we again demonstrated our latest top-of-the-range DEQX-based Tikandi loudspeaker system. "Most Significant Product Intro" said The Absolute Sound magazine; Issue 200 Jan 2010. And this year we made yet further improvements! We also demonstrated for the first time our recently released Isobaric Small Reds based on Dr Rod’s design work at Linn in Glasgow with their Sara, Isobarik DMS and Keltik loudspeakers. Many visitors thought they were amongst the best sounds at the Show. For photos please click here.

"Most Significant Product Intro" at Rocky Mountain Audiofest 2009

 The Tikandi ('live') speaker system was demonstrated at one of the world's premier hifi shows, the Rocky Mountain Audiofest in Denver USA 2-4 October 2009 and was rated "Most Significant Product Intro" in The Absolute Sound magazine Issue 200 Jan 2010 - please click here for show report.
For details of the Tikandi please download its brochure by clicking here or our web-page clicking here.

Big Red 2s launched at CAV

 

 A purely passive version 2 of Legend's award-winning Big Red loudspeaker was launched at Carlton Audio Visual in Melbourne on 28 May 2009. The Big Red 2s build on our learnings from the Tikandi digitally-active loudspeakers, using the same all-tapered cabinets for improved sound-quality (as well as improved aesthetics) but some new drivers. For more details please click here or phone CAV on (03) 9639 2737 for an audition.

Kurka 6 launched

 

 The Kurka 6, a dedicated centre-channel speaker, is the top half of the Kantu 6 and so shares its highest quality components to give the same extraordinary sound for a top-quality surround-sound system. Mounted horizontally it also has the ideal configuration for best sound dispersion, according to Floyd O Toole's new book "Sound Reproduction - Loudspeakers & Rooms". For more information on the Kurka 6 please click here .

Kantu 6 reviewed

 

 Legend's longest running loudspeaker, the Kantu, has just been upgraded to series 6 status as a true 3-way loudspeaker with a dedicated 100mm midrange unit covering the critical range from 250 Hz to 3kHz to give a more natural mid-band and lower treble. Editor of Australian Hi-Fi Greg Borrowman praised its "superbly balanced sound" with an ability to reproduce not only fine details within the mix but also the overall atmosphere of the recording. For more details please click here - and click here for user feedback.

Audition Tikandis today

 

 Our new top-of-range Tikandi ("live") loudspeaker is now ready for your listening pleasure at DEQX in Sydney (02 9983 9273) and Active Hifi Systems in Melbourne. They have been set-up with each driver, including all four 10" bass-drivers, connected to a separate amplifier module for greater speed & control. The sound is extraordinary - and they look great too! Take along your favourite music to have a mind-altering demonstration. For more details of the Tikandis please click here , Tikandi User's Manual or user feedback.

Joey 6 SE and Kama 6 SE launched

 In 2009 we have added to the range the Joey 6 SE and Kama 6 SE (Special Editions) which are identical to the standard versions except for a much more expensive bass-midrange unit that adds more openness to the upper mid-band. For more details of the Joeys please click here and the Kamas please click here.

Dr Rod interview

  For Dr Rod's views on music, hifi, loudspeakers and .... please click here.

Loudspeaker theory & practice

  In defence of conventional loudspeakers - the second half of which was published in Audio & Video Lifestyle magazine August 2007.

Esoterica lauds Big Reds

 Describing his experiences with Legend's DEQX Big Reds in the Esoterica section of Australian Hifi July 2008, David said "The Big Reds lived up to their reviews (and) easily outperformed other speakers I auditioned .... This is a superb system. The music really comes alive ....". For the whole article please click here.

Kama 6 review

  Reviewing the Kama 6s, editor of 'Audio & Video Lifestyle' magazine Nic Tatham enthused "The twin 130 mm drivers generate generous bass, which is also tight and tuneful ... the treble and midrange offer outstanding detail and transparancy ... while dynamics remain superbly handled ....(and they) do so in a coherent and seemless manner, allowing the tracks to flow. These aren't loudspeakers that you can easily pidgeonhole; they're equally at home with a big orchestral piece as grungy rock. Solo piano .... is one of the hardest instruments to faithfully replicate. The piano sounded as though it was being brought to life....(and) tremendously emotional on the Legends, just as it should do." For the full review please click here and for more details of the Kamas please click here.

Launch of series 6 loudspeakers

  Legend Acoustics have just launched the series 6 versions of their popular floor-standing Kama; book-shelf Joey; centre Kanga loudspeakers & rear bipolar Roo loudspeakers. For more details please click here.

Legend's Big Red wins prestigious award

  At the annual Sound & Image/Australian Hifi magazines' awards presentation in Sydney, Legend's Acoustics Kumbar Wirri (Big Red) won the prestigious Best Stereo Loudspeakers over $2500 award for 2008. Runners-up were the Dali Concept 10, MartinLogan Vantage and Whatmough P33 loudspeakers. Presenting it to Dr Rod the judges said the Big Reds won the top award "for a combination of high technology – a full DEQX EQ system – and simply superb sound, not to mention being Australian-made.”
For more details of the Kumbar Wirri please click here.

Kumbar Wirri (Big Red) Oz Hi-fi review

  "Passively configured, Legend Acoustics' Kumbar Wirri loudspeakers are superb....... Invoking the active (DEQX) route transforms the Kumbar Wirris into more extroverted performers that pull no punches …….. quality recordings present the listener with a dynamic and highly detailed reality-approaching facsimile of live music that can sometimes startle.......Graph 3 shows…. the Kumbar Wirri's response is phenomenally flat. Indeed this is the best and flattest response I've seen from any commercial loudspeaker design." For the full review see Australian Hi-Fi July/August 2007.

Kumbar Wirri (Big Red) AsoN review

  The May meeting of ASoN (Audio Society of NSW) featured Legend's new flagship loudspeaker, the Kumbar Wirri (Big Red). Their ASoN June Newsletter concluded "The Big Red 'compact' high performance speakers were great. In terms of power to weight/size ratio they were superb."

More happy customers!

  "We purchased a pair of Kantu 4s from Carlton Audio Visual last year, as the first stage of an ongoing upgrade to our stereo system. We are both professional musicians (a Major Symphony Orchestra) and we were immediately bowled over by your speakers’ natural sound. That they clearly out-performed any other speaker we auditioned goes without saying, as we didn’t hesitate to buy them despite their being significantly beyond our initial budget. Since then, we have not regretted our decision for a minute."
For more recent feedback from our customers please click here .

Australian Manufacturer of the Year award

  The 'Hi-Fi and Home Theatre Consumer Buying Guide 2006' has awarded Legend Acoustics the title "Australian Manufacturer of the Year".
For more details please click here .

Mob 1 home-theatre award

  Voting Legend Acoustic's entry level home-theatre & surround-sound speaker system the 2006 AV Home Theatre Speakers Award  , the 'Hi-Fi and Home Theatre Consumer Buying Guide' enthused that the Mob 1 "start and stop with incredible speed and accuracy, reproducing faithfully the lowest and highest level of detail.....hook them into good equipment and you have the makings of a reference surround sound system.". For the full review please click here . For more details of Legend's other home-theatre & surround-sound speaker systems please click here .

Kurre 4 award

  In the Audiophile Loudspeaker of the Year category of the 2005 Sound & Image awards, Legend’s Legend's Kurre 4s have been “Highly Commended”. Other winners in this category were Revel’s Ultima Salon ($45,000) and B&W’s 800Ds ($35,000). With a SRP ($2,999) of less than a tenth, the Kurre 4s are “punching well above their weight” as world-class speakers.

Kurre 4 review

 A full review of the Kurre 4s in Australian Hifi magazine says:
"... (the Kurre 4s) set a new benchmark for small monitor loudspeakers .... they sound magic! I actually thought long and hard about using this particular word, but after listening and re-listening to the Kurre 4s, I decided that it was entirely appropriate ..... a full, rich and incredibly dynamic sound that was insanely detailed .... through the Kurres I discovered nuances that had previously eluded me .... I was transfixed by the speed of the Kurres and their lovely atmospherics...... When you go to audition Legend's new Kurre 4s - which I sincerely hope and recommend you do - you'll find you're not so much `listening' to them as 'experiencing' them. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime."

Kantu 4 review

 Legend Acoustic's Kantu 4 receives rave review in Audio & Video Lifestyle magazine - 5/5 for performance & 5/5 for value. Please click for full review. 

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