The Minis are the new babies of Legend’s “Reference” range. They are the progeny of the Kurres & Big Reds and give a similar sound but in a much smaller package.
At their heart is the 4″ driver used in the Big Reds. Its very strong aluminium alloy cone does not ‘break-up’ until well above its pass band producing clear undistorted upper midband where many speakers just produce muddle or hardness. Thus the vital midband of the Minis is very open and natural – as can be particularly heard on voices, pianos etc.
Although the bass output is inevitably limited by the laws of physics, subjectively it goes surprisingly low for such a small speaker. Being a sealed box the bass is very tight and fast, in keeping with the rest of the Mini’s frequency range. And of course you can always add a sub-woofer such as the Legend Kurlette if you require very deep pounding bass!
The tweeter (from the same Scandinavian firm) has a doped-fabric dome to give a sweet extended treble. It is seamlessly joined to the midrange by a crossover identical to the superb Kurres. Its crossover uses air-cored inductors, polypropylene capacitors and low-inductive resistors all hand-soldered point-to-point and to its drivers.
We have found that when connected to equally capable front-end equipment the Legend Minis will give you more than a taste of real high-end reproduction but in a domestically (or office) friendly package.