The Joeys are one of the babies of Legend’s range with the same fast open natural sound. So they are ideal speakers for a true ‘high fidelity’ stereo system in a smaller room. They are also superb as rear speakers in a home theatre system with their bigger siblings – or as front speakers L/R in their own right.
Like all Legend loudspeakers the Joeys have been subject to continuous improvement. We have taken great care to minimise colouration, particularly resonances both in drivers and cabinets. that give many speakers a ‘warm but fuzzy’ sound – and make all recordings sound ‘nice’, much like bathroom resonances make us all sound like operatic tenors or sopranos. Or like adding 3 spoons of sugar to everything so that all taste sweet – but all the same!
With the Joey 9s we employ a new bass-midrange unit that is made of very strong aluminium alloy and further strengthened by radial ribs so that they remain pistonic (do not break-up) in their pass band. This means firstly that they have very low distortion & do not muddle the sound so you hear your music more clearly as it was recorded; and secondly they have a very flat frequency response so maintain the tonal accuracy of your music. We also use a very high quality tweeter for an open, non-fatiguing treble. These drivers have been integrated with an improved Xover to give an even flatter mid-range response for better tonal balance. And like all Legend Xovers they use only air-cored inductors, polypropylene capacitors and low-inductance wire-wound resistors to minimise their distortion. Please see graphs to right.
The Joey cabinets are very rigidly constructed with 19 mm panels and 25 mm baffle with internal bracing to minimise panel vibrations and resonances. The internal walls are non-parallel to reduce internal reflections and so standing waves – resonaces in the internal air column that smear the sound in time. And Legend’s unique elasticated grille that just wraps around the baffle eliminates diffraction from the grille which would affect the tonal balance and imaging.
Therefore within their band-width of 55 Hz to 20 kHz, the Joeys are very faithful to the signal fed to them both in the time and frequency domains. With well-recorded music through high quality front-end electronics, the Joeys will sound just ‘like being there’. In other words, a mini-monitor with true “high fidelity/faithfulness”.