Hybrid Audio Legatia - Stage V

The widely-acclaimed Hybrid Audio Legatia Series is Hybrid Audio Technologies “Stage V” product line; Hybrid Audio’s original product offered starting in 2006, and competition-proven worldwide; the product that defined the company and its quality. The Hybrid Audio Legatia lineup is a truly high-end approach to in-car sound quality and acoustical performance. Irrespective of price, Legatia components are the finest car audio speakers available, and are eclipsed only by Hybrid Audio’s Stage VI Special Edition and Pro Series.

Legatia products are sold in a la carte speaker pairs or as component sets, allowing the end-user to design a custom “bespoke” system of Legatia products, or a combination of Legatia and other Hybrid Audio Technologies product offerings. A multitude of possible two-, three-, and four-way systems can be assembled using Legatia products. Legatia is the yardstick by which other brands are measured and represents the industry’s best value in super high-end speakers.

 

Hybrid Audio Legatia L1v2 Tweeter

The Hybrid Audio Legatia L1v2 is a compact, high-resolution 20mm (3/4-inch) dome-type tweeter which has a very good, extended linear response and exceptional transient response, and can be used for the reproduction of treble frequencies in dedicated two-, three-, and four-way front stage systems. We are proud to be one of the very few speaker manufacturers that understand what it takes to build a car audio tweeter: larger diaphragm tweeters sound heavy and unremarkable, lack detail and have unnaturally fast rolloff in the upper treble frequencies, have undesirable polar response, and are extremely difficult to install. Additionally, metal dome tweeters tend to be harsh, brittle, and add unnecessary coloration to the music. This is why we have built the quintessential small-diameter car audio tweeter that is very easy to install, boasts a small diameter soft-dome silk diaphragm and resonance frequency that is complementary to all types of front-stage system architecture. The L1V2 can be listened to for hours without listener’s fatigue, while having an industry-standard polar response. The design offers a wide dispersion pattern for flexible mounting locations and easy installation. And the phase linearity of the design ensures phase coherent imaging and staging cues in the car audiophile system. Tweeters were meant to play treble, and ours does it effortlessly, in a package that fits easily in the palm of your hand. The L1V2 is available in two finishes: brushed (natural) aluminum and anodized black.

     The L1V2 starts with an impregnated fine silk cloth dome diaphragm for a linear tonal character, with a treated silk surround to damp edge modes and resonances. The Hybrid Audio Legatia L1v2 is efficient, exhibits low distortion, and has a wide dispersion. The dome is of extremely low mass and is much less susceptible to mechanical deformation than other designs, and yet yields a smooth response over the extent of its range. Motor The motor assembly of the L1V2 is conventional dynamic, with a φ19.5 × 3 H NdFeB neodymium magnet to ensure a small footprint size and shallow depth. The L1V2 tweeter has a resonance frequency of 1,830 Hz, providing a considerable amount of flexibility for use with Legatia widebandwidth midbass drivers in point-source two-way front stage systems, as well as continuing to be the tweeter of choice of point-source Hybrid Audio Technologies three-way and four-way front stage kits. The power handling was doubled from the original L1 tweeter, and the L1V2 has a nominal resistance of 4 ohms. Grille As mentioned previously, the dome is a fine silk diaphragm that has an acoustically transparent, perforated steel grille to protect it. A major upgrade over the original L1 is a fully-machined aluminum body and mounting flange to effectively damp dome and edge modes, reduce dome resonance, and edge distortion. The mounting flange accommodates three screws for surface-mounted installation; black anodized Alan-head screws are included with each tweeter kit. The L1V2 tweeter comes in two colors to ensure cosmetic integration with the vehicle’s surroundings: natural (silver) aluminum, and anodized black (there is no cost difference between the two colors). Terminals Cap and Spring-Loaded Terminals Another upgrade over the original L1 tweeter is the inclusion of an extruded polypropylene cap with integrated high-end nickel-plated spring-loaded push terminals at the rear of the tweeter’s motor assembly. The spring-loaded terminals give the end-user flexibility in direct connection with largegauge tinned wiring, without the need for crimp terminals. The overall dimensions of the driver are very amenable for use in the car audio environment, boasting a depth of just 20mm, for the ultimate in mounting flexibility. 

 

 

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Hybrid Audio Legatia L3V2
The Hybrid Audio Legatia L3V2 is a 93mm (3.7-inch) “small format” wide-bandwidth midrange/full-range driver to compliment both two-way and three-way system designs, where a point-source midrange and/or full-range driver is required.
The Hybrid Audio Legatia L3V2 is the ideal multi-purpose super high-end speaker driver. Mechanical and electrical parameters are amenable to a variety of different installations and speaker locations. This driver is intended to be used in an infinite baffle configuration; a simple, solid baffle, solidly attached to the car’s chassis with available airspace at the rear of the baffle is all that is required for optimum operation. The size of the L3V2 allows it to be mounted in typical “3-inch” midrange locations within a vehicle, or in custom locations at the discretion of the end-user, as long as there is adequate airspace behind the driver to allow it to maintain proper damping and acoustic suspension. At home in virtually any arrangement, the L3V2 is Hybrid Audio Technologies Legatia high-end small-format midrange offering, boasting exceptional performance and a design philosophy that goes hand in hand with true high-fidelity playback.


Basket -  The basket of the L3V2 is a shared design with the Legatia L3SE for easy upgrade potential; the L3V2 and L3SE are interchangeable in mounting topology. The basket is a high-quality cast aluminum design, and contains a 93mm flange providing for the mounting of the driver via four screw holes (the use of 3mm cap head screws is ideal). The overall dimensions of the driver are very amenable for use in the car audio environment, and in locations typical of the standard “3-inch” driver, or in custom locations at the discretion of the end-user, boasting a depth of just 43mm (1.69-inch). The basket features large openings behind the cone to eliminate chuffing and other aerodynamic-based noises, as well as provides adequate communication to the back of the cone for acoustic suspension and proper operation.
Motor - The motor of the L3V2 is paramount to the performance of the driver, providing for a flat and wide BL curve (as a learning note, BL is the equivalent of torque in a car; a car with a flat and constant torque curve provides much better acceleration and performance than a car with a peaky, non-constant torque curve). The BL curve is flat and extended, yielding 6mm of two-way linear excursion, resulting in the L3V2 being able to accurately track the input signal. Reduced distortion and greater dynamics are the immediate sonic benefits. The motor of the L3V2 includes a high-energy strontium magnet with an opposing high-grade NdFeB magnet at the top of the magnetic gap to improve restorative force, compliance, motor strength, displacement, and power handling. The magnet assemblies fully surround the voice coil.
Voice Coil - The voice coil diameter of the L3V2 is a large 25.5mm (1-inch), which is the proper balance between size and moving mass in super high-end mobile audio midranges/full-range drivers. The voice coil diameter serves several key functions: elevated power handling, dissipation of heat (thereby lowering power compression), and maximizing the size of the magnet assembly for enhanced motor compliance. The voice coil is high-purity aluminum, which is superior to copper for heat dissipation, as well as significantly reduced moving mass. The result is an extremely light weight winding with good power handling and low inductance.
Suspension - The inverted surround is butyl rubber which is highly consistent, and does not suffer the variance of natural rubbers. This rubber surround terminates mechanical vibrations well, having a low stiffness for positive damping of resonances. The spider material was chosen for optimal performance; the spider is a 90/10 cotton/Nomex blend with single-dip low viscosity phenolic. This material provides the stiffness desired without being overly brittle or stiff, where vibrations in the spider are well damped and do not translate into the former or the cone.
Cone - Like other Legatia midrange designs, you will find no composite or metal cone materials used on the L3V2, as our approach to point-sourcing is to allow the Legatia midbass/midrange driver to effectively play into upper treble frequencies. The Legatia L3V2 is a cone-type driver consisting of a proprietary hybrid paper diaphragm with extremely low moving mass. Paper is widely acknowledged as the bestdamping material, as it provides the near optimum balance of strength and weight. The cone has been treated with a water resistant element at the rear to accommodate door mounting, or other areas prone to occasional contact with liquid. The cone design offers a wide dispersion pattern to make for flexible installation and speaker location. The Legatia L3V2 has an outstanding extended frequency response; the usable frequency range of this driver exceeds seven complete octaves of usable bandwidth on-axis (140 Hz – 18,000+ Hz). Even off-axis, the L3V2 faithfully recreates more than five full octaves of information, for the ultimate “small-format” midrange/full-range driver.
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Hybrid Audio Legatia L4

The Hybrid Audio Legatia L4 is the ideal multi-purpose super high-end speaker driver. Mechanical and electrical parameters are amenable to a variety of different installations and speaker locations. This driver is intended to be used in an infinite baffle configuration; a simple, solid baffle, solidly attached to the car’s chassis with available airspace at the rear of the baffle is all that is required for optimum operation. The size of the L4 allows it to be mounted in typical “4-inch” midrange locations within a vehicle, or in custom locations at the discretion of the end-user, as long as there is adequate airspace behind the driver to allow it to maintain proper damping and acoustic suspension.

At home in virtually any arrangement, the Hybrid Audio Legatia L4 high-end midrange offering, boasts exceptional performance and a design philosophy that goes hand in hand with true high-fidelity playback.

 

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$ 439.99 $ 349.99
Hybrid Audio Legatia L1Pro tweeter

The Hybrid Audio Legatia L1Pro’s topology is an enhanced “low resonance” version of the massively successful Legatia L1V2. The purpose of the L1 Pro topology was to build upon the success and efficacy of the Stage V Legatia L1V2, but offer it in a package with considerably lower resonance frequency for potential use in two-way applications, or where a tweeter with low resonance was needed. The L1 Pro was launched in February 2008, and was the first product developed and released in the Legatia Special Edition and Pro Series. In the years since its inception, the L1 Pro has been used successfully in organized car audio sound quality competition, notably including two-time Canadian and IASCA North American championshipcompetitor John “Fozz” Myers’ vehicle. The Legatia SE L1 Pro is the reference soft-dome tweeter driver in Hybrid Audio’s product category known collectively as the Legatia SE Series. 

The Hybrid Audio Legatia L1Pro tweeter is an excellent step-up in performance over the Legatia L1V2 tweeter driver offered in the Stage V Legatia series, and is the bench-mark low-resonance soft-dome tweeter in Hybrid Audio’s complete product offering. Equally at home in two-way configuration paired with a midrange or midbass, or as the dedicated tweeter transducer in a three-way application, the Legatia SE L1 Pro is an exemplary performer, and is eclipsed in performance by only the Stage VI Legatia SE L1 Pro Ring Radiator (R2) tweeter.

 

 

 

$ 589.99 $ 469.99
Hybrid Audio Legatia L6v2

The Hybrid Audio Legatia L6v2 is the ideal multi-purpose super high-end speaker driver. Mechanical and electrical parameters are amenable to a variety of different installations and speaker locations. This driver is intended to be used in an infinite baffle configuration; a simple, solid baffle, solidly attached to the car’s chassis with available airspace at the rear of the baffle is all that is required for optimum operation. The size of the L6V2 allows it to be mounted in typical “6-inch” midbass locations within a vehicle, or in custom locations at the discretion of the end-user, as long as there is adequate airspace behind the driver to allow it to maintain proper damping and acoustic suspension.

 

At home in virtually any arrangement, the Hybrid Audio Legatia L6v2 high-end large-format midrange/midbass offering, boasting exceptional performance and a design philosophy that goes hand in hand with true high-fidelity playback.

 

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$ 709.99 $ 569.99
Hybrid Audio Legatia L8v2

The Hybrid Audio Legatia L8v2 is the ideal multi-purpose super high-end speaker driver. Mechanical and electrical parameters are amenable to a variety of different installations and speaker locations. This driver is intended to be used in an infinite baffle configuration; a simple, solid baffle, solidly attached to the car’s chassis with available airspace at the rear of the baffle is all that is required for optimum operation. The size of the L8V2 allows it to be mounted in typical “8-inch” midbass locations within a vehicle, or in custom locations at the discretion of the end-user, as long as there is adequate airspace behind the driver to allow it to maintain proper damping and acoustic suspension. At home in virtually any arrangement, the L8V2 is Hybrid Audio Technologies Legatia high-end largeformat midrange/midbass offering, boasting exceptional performance and a design philosophy that goes hand in hand with true high-fidelity playback.

 The basket of the L8V2 is a shared design with the Legatia L8SE for easy upgrade potential; the L8V2 and L8SE are interchangeable in mounting topology. The L8V2 differs from the first-version L8 in that the basket geometry has been enhanced in the V2 model to a slightly larger outside diameter for greater clamping surface area (from 8.5-inch on the L8 to 8.85-inch on the L8V2); the mounting holes for each driver remain nearly identical however, with a difference of only 2mm (188mm verses 186mm). Provided enough outside mounting diameter difference can be obtained, the L8V2 will often fit into the first-generation L8’s mounting hole. The basket is a high-quality cast aluminum design, and contains a 225mm flange providing for the mounting of the driver via four screw holes (the use of 5mm cap head screws is ideal). The overall dimensions of the driver are very amenable for use in the car audio environment, and in locations Legatia User’s Manual ©Hybrid Audio Technologies Page 34 of 65 typical of the standard “8-inch” driver, or in custom locations at the discretion of the end-user, boasting a depth of 94mm (3.7-inch). The basket features large openings behind the cone to eliminate chuffing and other aerodynamic-based noises, as well as provides adequate communication to the back of the cone for acoustic suspension and proper operation. Motor The motor of the L8V2 is paramount to the performance of the driver, providing for a flat and wide BL curve (as a learning note, BL is the equivalent of torque in a car; a car with a flat and constant torque curve provides much better acceleration and performance than a car with a peaky, non-constant torque curve). The BL curve is flat and extended, yielding 18mm of two-way linear excursion, resulting in the L8V2 being able to accurately track the input signal. Reduced distortion and greater dynamics are the immediate sonic benefits. The motor of the L8V2 includes a high-energy strontium magnet with an opposing high-grade NdFeB magnet at the top of the magnetic gap to improve restorative force, compliance, motor strength, displacement, and power handling. The magnet assemblies fully surround the voice coil.

Voice Coil - The voice coil diameter of the Hybrid Audio Legatia L8v2 is a large 35.55mm (1.4-inch), which is the proper balance between size and moving mass in super high-end mobile audio midranges/midbass. The voice coil diameter serves several key functions: elevated power handling, dissipation of heat (thereby lowering power compression), and maximizing the size of the magnet assembly for enhanced motor compliance. The voice coil is high-purity aluminum, which is superior to copper for heat dissipation, as well as significantly reduced moving mass. The result is an extremely light weight winding with good power handling and low inductance. Suspension The inverted surround is butyl rubber which is highly consistent, and does not suffer the variance of natural rubbers. This rubber surround terminates mechanical vibrations well, having a low stiffness for positive damping of resonances well above the usable range of the L8V2. The spider material was chosen for optimal performance; the spider is a 90/10 cotton/Nomex blend with single-dip low viscosity phenolic. This material provides the stiffness desired without being overly brittle or stiff, where vibrations in the spider are well damped and do not translate into the former or the cone.

Cone - Like other Legatia midrange designs, you will find no composite or metal cone materials used on the L8V2, as our approach to point-sourcing is to allow the Legatia midbass/midrange driver to effectively play into upper midrange and lower treble frequencies. The Legatia L8V2 is a cone-type driver consisting of a proprietary hybrid paper diaphragm with extremely low moving mass. Paper is widely acknowledged as the best-damping material, as it provides the near optimum balance of strength and weight. The cone has been treated with a water resistant element at the rear to accommodate door mounting, or other areas prone to occasional contact with liquid. The cone design offers a wide dispersion pattern to make for flexible installation and speaker location. The Legatia L8V2 has an outstanding extended frequency response; the usable frequency range of this driver exceeds six complete octaves of usable bandwidth on-axis (40 Hz – 3,800 Hz). Even off-axis, the L8V2 faithfully recreates more than five full octaves of information, for the ultimate “large-format” midrange/midbass.

Phase Plug and Shorting Rings -  The L8V2 comes equipped with a phase plug pole piece extension at the center of the cone, which is one of the more notable enhancements of the L8V2 over its earlier sibling the L8. The phase plug is aluminum and, by design, ensures enhancement of the total inductance profile, providing much of the inductance reduction benefits noted between the L8V2 and the first-generation L8. The phase plug is anodized black, which by design does not negatively reduce eddy current, and adds thermal dissipation potential, not to mention sleek, under-stated cosmetics. The phase plug extends well down inside the pole vent, and acts as a very large and efficient heatsink for any heat that radiates into the pole. The highest frequencies of audio emanate from the area around the center of the cone and the lower frequencies are produced by the area of the cone that is farther from the center. The phase plug pole piece extension improves the L8V2’s performance and clarity by deflecting delicate midrange and treble tones forward of the driver, while minimizing distortion and improving bandwidth. The L8V2 uses copper shorting rings. The shorting rings consist of optimally sized and placed rings of copper (Cu) to create a total inductance profile that is not just low, but flat over stroke, frequency, and power. Inductance is the number one limiter of high frequency extension and modulation of inductance with stroke, frequency and power, and is the primary source of intermodulation distortion (IMD).

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