The Kamas are floor-standing loudspeakers reproducing the full range of frequencies, from deep bass to sparkling highs. Like all loudspeakers in the Kangaroo range, 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 Kama 5s 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 Kurlo or Kurlette.
Although the basic form and sound of the Kamas has remained the same since their introduction in 1997, we have continually improved the drivers, cabinets and crossovers
Nic Tatham, editor of Which? Loudspeaker magazine, said in his review of the original Kama 1s "The most noticeable sonic quality of the Kamas is their ability to sound wholly clean, natural and accurate. These speakers pull no punches, and are incredibly true to life in their handling of recorded musical material".
Audio & Video Lifestyle Magazine also enthused about the Kama 2s "The larger and classy-looking floorstanders, the Kamas, share with the Joeys the excellent build quality and attention to detail that their maker does so well; it used to be called craftsmanship. They share the same sweet sounding and intrinsically alluring midrange performance that makes the Joeys so enjoyable to listen to. ...... The Kamas are equally at home with music and movies and are capable of filling large rooms with sound. ...... The Kamas have excellent projection and stereo imaging with a captivating and involving sound that will have you rediscovering your CD collection."
Reviewing Legend's Kama 5s in 'Australian Hi-fi' July/August 06, 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 ... further enhanced by the realism of the stereo imaging ... The treble was book-end matched to the upper midrange & was deliciously smooth ... The bass is deep and full-bodied reminding me of a superior transmission-line enclosure ... a truly exceptional loudspeaker."
Most recently, reviewing the Kama 6s in Audio & Video Lifestyle magazine's January 2008 issue 181, Editor Nic Tatham 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. 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".
In 2009 we have changed to a more expensive bass-midrange unit that adds even more openness to the upper mid-band.
|2.5-way system||2 bass-mid, treble; magnetically shielded|
|Frequency response||40 - 20,000Hz ± 3 dB|
|Sensitivity||90 dB/W @ 1m|
|Impedance||4 ohms, nominal|
|Recommended Power||20 - 100 W|
|Weight||20 kg each|
|Finishes||jarrah, light oak & black oak wood veneers|