Polk Legend Series Premium Floorstanding Tower Speaker with Patented SDA-PRO Technology

  • Drawing from more than 45 years’ experience in developing loudspeakers, the Legend Series defines the next generation of Polk
  • The Legend L800 is a high-performance floorstanding loudspeaker that renders the most lifelike, detailed, true stereo imaging you have ever heard.
  • Next generation patented SDA-PRO technology makes the loudspeakers disappear, revealing the true imaging of the original recording.
  • Features twin newly designed high resolution 1” Pinnacle tweeters, dual Turbine Cone mid-range drivers and dual 10” woofers with Enhanced Power Port.

The Only True Stereo Loudspeaker

Legendary Technology Returns

For the first time in nearly 25 years, Polk is introducing a new SDA speaker – the Polk Legend L800. The Legend L800 floorstanding speaker features new patents that build on the original SDA mission of maintaining full stereo separation all the way from the source to your ears. As a result, L800 renders the most lifelike detailed, stereo imaging you have ever heard from Polk. The speakers seem to disappear as the sonic images fill your listening room with startling realism. It does this by minimizing the inherent distortion found in all stereo speakers known as interaural crosstalk (IAC) by utilizing a second column of transducers called a dimensional array. Conventional speakers restrict what you hear due to their failure to maintain complete stereo separation from the source to the speaker to your ears. The new dual 1” Pinnacle Tweeters add incredibly clear highs whereas two new Turbine Cones mid-range drivers deliver a detailed, smooth mid-range in the critical listening area. Dual 10” woofers, and the addition of the newly revamped Enhanced Power Port, delivers unmatched clarity, balance, depth and detail. The Legend L800 speakers are the most revealing and best sounding SDA speakers Polk has ever made.




Polk SDA speakers were the first true stereo speakers because they were able to maintain stereo separation all the way from the source to your ears. By acoustically isolating the two stereo channels, each ear hears only the correct stereo channel. The left ear hears left channel, and the right ear hears right channel. Recordings literally come alive in your listening room. Musical images are reproduced with clarity and pinpoint accuracy. You are immersed in an awe-inspiring three-dimensional sound stage that extends from wall-to-wall (width), floor to ceiling (height) and extends both in-front and behind the speakers (depth). Only with Polk SDA speakers can you hear all the spaciousness and life-like imaging of the original performance. More importantly, the image is neither smeared nor torn by excessively wide speaker positioning. Since SDA does not utilize any DSP or sound processing, it is 100% compatible with today’s home theater audio formats including Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Virtualization Technology, DTS:X, DTS:X Virtual and IMAX Enhanced.

New High Resolution 

Pinnacle Ring Radiator Tweeter

40 plus years of tweeter innovation, design and prototyping has led to the development of the new 1” high definition Pinnacle ring radiator tweeter. Developed by Polk Audio, it delivers ultra-clear, crisp highs without unwanted coloration or distortions. The Pinnacle Tweeter features a finely tuned waveguide that dramatically improves the dispersion of high frequency energy ensuring a broad “sweet spot” and while the critically damped rear-chamber helps to defeat any unwanted resonances. Hi-Res certified, the Pinnacle Tweeter is designed for today’s two-channel music listening as well as multi-channel 3D audio found in music, movies, sports, and video games soundtracks.

New 5.25" Turbine Cone

Polk developed the new Turbine Cone specifically for the Legend series to ensure the natural reproduction of the mid-range, the frequencies our ears are so sensitive to. The Turbine cone combines Polk’s proprietary foam core and the molded Turbine geometry which dramatically increases stiffness and damping, without adding mass, resulting in a smooth, detailed mid-range and effortless bass – hear every detail.

Better Bass by Design

Enhanced PowerPort

Traditional bass ports make noise (chuff) and mask the low frequency bass notes you want to hear. The new enhanced Power Port® design smoothly transitions air flow from the speaker into your listening area for louder, cleaner bass while minimizing turbulence, distortion, and port noise. Polk refined their current Power Port technology specifically for the Legend series by fine-tuning the geometry of the port flare. Hear and feel the difference; Polk Enhanced Power Port® produces less port noise and more powerful clean bass than traditionally ported loudspeakers. Dual high-excursion 10", long throw woofers deliver deep, tight, effortless bass for music and home theater.

3D Audio Compatibility

Optional Height Module

For the ultimate listening experience, the L800 can be used for the front stage of any home theater or as side and rear surrounds. Elevate your sound of your home theater set up with our optional Legend L900 height module (sold separately). This works with today’s new home theater technologies including:  Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS:X, DTS:X Virtual, IMAX Enhanced and Auro-3D.

The Legend L900 Height Module is Dolby Atmos certified and designed to meet DTS:X specification. Traditional height speakers and toppers orient their tweeter and woofer vertically, resulting in a small “sweet spot” and can leave you underwhelmed. The L900 Height Module’s horizontal orientation ensures both the phase and time alignment for the tweeter and the woofer deliver a large “sweet spot” for a truly immersive experience.

Next Generation 

Patented SDA-PRO Technology

SDA PRO, the next evolution of SDA, features a 15-degree baffle that angles both the stereo and dimensional arrays. By angling the baffle, Polk Audio has enhanced the quality of the stereo arrays by aiming them more precisely towards the listener (similar to toeing a pair of speakers). It also allows for a narrower speaker (reduces the width by 25%) while still maintaining the correct width and positioning of the dimensional array. To improve interaural crosstalk (IAC) cancellation, we have enhanced the bandwidth of the dimensional array to more completely match the relevant frequencies of the IAC through the use of paired tweeters in addition to paired mid-woofers. In addition, L800 employs special “Head Shadow” filters in the Dimensional array to more exactly match (and hence cancel) the IAC.

High-Resolution Certified

Your sound is only as good as your source. For your investment in DSD, FLAC or a high-resolution streaming service, the Polk Legend L800 is Hi-Res certified so you can be confident that the speaker will faithfully reproduce your favorite songs. Trust Polk Legend series to bring out all the detail of every track.

Anti-Diffraction Magnetic Grille

Comes with a grille to cover the front baffle and a second grille for the top to cover the optional height module when installed. Computer modeled for a precision fit and to minimize sonic interference. The acoustically inert magnetic grilles offer a clean aesthetic without sacrificing sound.

Large Dual 5-Way Binding Posts

Large, widely spaced dual binding posts ensure the most direct, efficient, and loss-less connection possible while supporting both bi-wire and bi-amping. 

Dual-Floor Compatible Feet

Customized for improved stability and bass coupling to the floor, the speaker tower feet are designed for carpet but also come with a rubber boot for hard floors. The feet are also adjustable so you can level or angle the speaker to your preferences.

L800 Interconnect Cable

Each Legend L800 model (LC and RC) comes with one 12’ interconnect cable. This cable is used to connect the two speakers to each other, so that both SDA transducers can cancel out unwanted signals from the opposite speaker. Additional interconnect cables are available for purchase.


Polk believes cabinets should be beautiful but add nothing to the playback. Polk Legend cabinets, braces, and internal enclosures are carefully engineered to minimize unwanted internal standing waves and eliminate unwanted resonances. The result is a cabinet that rigidly holds the transducers while faithfully reproducing recordings.

Real Wood Cabinets

From the first hand-made cabinets built in 1972 to today’s new flagship speaker series, Polk has been designing wooden cabinets with real wood for over 45 years. Inspired by our heritage, Legend carries forward that tradition of classic design of a high-performance loudspeaker. Available in two real wood veneer finishes: brown Walnut and black Ash.

Expect Great Sound

Engineered by Polk USA

For over 45 years, Polk Audio has been designing, engineering and voicing amazing sounding loudspeakers, sound bars and smart speakers. Polk engineers, prototypes, tests, and listens to every aspect of its loudspeakers in their Baltimore Maryland USA engineering facility. From innovation in tweeter design to the legendary Stereo Dimensional Array (SDA) speakers, Polk audio delivers great sound that’s accessible to all.



The Legend speaker series is built to last. Featuring a best-in-class 5-year limited warranty.

  • Tech Specs
  • Support
Tech Specs

  • • (1) Cleaning cloth
    • (1) Removable Magnetic Grille
    • (4) Rubber Carpet-Spike Covers
    • (1) SDA Interconnect Cable (12 ft)
  • (1) L900 Height Module Speaker - Drops into top of tower for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X height channels

  • 1
  • 48.6" (123.44 cm)
  • 17.94" (45.57 cm)
  • 17.38" (44.15 cm)
  • 118 lbs (53.52 kg)
  • Power Port Bass Vented with Sealed Midrange
  • • (2)  1" (2.54 cm) Pinnacle Ring Radiator - Tweeter
    • (2)  5.25" (13.34 cm) Turbine Cone - Mid/Woofer
    • (2)  10" (25.4 cm) Woofer - Mid/Woofer
  • 25 Hz → 50,000 Hz
  • 2.8 ohms → 4 ohms
  • 87 dB
  • 32 Hz → 38,000 Hz
  • 3-way Orth Crossover
  • 370 Hz
  • 2800 Hz
  • Large
  • 300 watts
  • 25 watts → 300 watts


  • 5 years (non-transferable)

Product Documentation

Product Reviews


"The flagship L800 tower speaker delivers powerful sound with the most true-to-life representation of music, movie soundtracks or entertainment content. The L800 delivers astonishingly smooth spectral response, startling levels of midrange purity and deep, tight bass."

Best stereo speaker technology — Polk Audio Legend L800

"Polk Audio has recently debuted their best-ever speakers, and I was so impressed by the unique stereo listening experience the Legend L800s deliver. They're unlike any speaker I've auditioned before — their soundstage is so wide I found myself "retraining" my ears to be able to take in the wraparound sound I was hearing."

HiFi & Musik

"Tonally, as already pointed out, these are extremely tight and accurate, but also extremely informative. They have a lot of energy up in frequency, but everything is presented cleanly and without disturbing s-sound or loudness. According to Polk himself, these are the best speakers ever made, and we are inclined to agree."


"The Polk Legend L800 are large, based on unconventional, proprietary solutions, American floorstanders with above-average sonic qualities. It plays with an extremely homogeneous and resolving sound, not being afraid of not only small ensembles, but also large orchestras, or extreme lunges."


"With the Legend series, Polk is back in great style, and without really crowding the cinema or living room. The system suits anyone who wants a frequency neutral system with the unusual combination of extremely precise placements and large sound bubble. The system is also, if not directly cheap, so at least terribly affordable!"

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