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Legacy Silhouette On-Wall Speaker Preview



  • Product Name: Silhouette
  • Manufacturer: Legacy Audio
  • Review Date: October 27, 2015 06:00
  • MSRP: $4,160/pair On-Wall; $2,080 Center Channel On-Wall
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool

Silhouette On-Walls

  • System Type: 3 way, passive radiator
  • Tweeter: 4" AMT
  • Midwoofer: 7" Silver/Graphite, cast frame
  • Bass: 10" long throw low-profile motor
  • Low Freq. Alignment: 10" passive radiator
  • Freq. Response (Hz, +/- 3dB): 42-28k
  • Sensitivity (Room, dB@2.83V): 92
  • Crossover: 250, 2.5K
  • Dimensions: 36.5" x 16.5" x 5.125"
  • Weight: 54 lbs

Silhouette Center

  • System Type: 3 driver, 2 way
  • Tweeter: 4" AMT
  • Midwoofer: (2) 7" Silver/Graphite, cast frame
  • Low Freq. Alignment: (2) " mass loaded radiators
  • Freq. Response (Hz, +/- 3dB): 55-28k
  • Sensitivity (Room, dB@2.83V): 92
  • Crossover: 2.5K
  • Dimensions: 10.38" x 43.19" x 5.25"
  • Weight: 56 lbs 

Silhouette_end_viewLegacy Audio unveiled their new Silhouette On-Wall speakers at CEDIA 2015 in Dallas, Texas.  The speakers at Legacy's booth show the thought that goes into each product to take advantage of space in a room. The engineering behind the Silhouette speaker focus on form factor, but judging by their internal components this is without compromising function.   

The low profile Silhouette  utilizes a 3 way passive radiator system to drive a 4” tweeter, 7” Silver/Graphite cast frame mid and a 10” long throw low-profile bass. The whole speaker is just over 5 inches deep showing the versatility of the design for applications that involve an area where floorstanding speakers would be impossible and in-wall installation just isn’t an option.

The custom engineered 10" woofer employs a special magnetic structure to reduce its depth to a mere 3.5". The 4" AMT ribbon tweeter & the 7" midrange are the very same used in the Focus SE system reviewed by Audioholics in 2013.

The On-Wall speakers pair nicely with their On-Wall center channel speaker.  The three-way design features two 8” mass loaded radiators to lay the foundation supporting two higi acceleration 7” silver/graphite midrange drivers.  Treble comes from the 4” Legacy AMT ribbon boasting a high temperature pleated Kapton diaphragm and neodymium motor.

The system can be ordered in satin black, white, or a wide range of wood veneers to complement any décor and is available now for shipping. At $4160/pr for the On-Wall speakers and $2,080 for the On-Wall center channel, the Silhouette is an appealing and functional alternative for discriminating audiophiles with tight spaces and people with an affinity for clean designs.

Now you can get that great Legacy sound without compromising valuable floor space while also earning high aesthetics marks with your significant other.

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