Who went to Polk??

Special event indeed! You lucky dogs!

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 11,902
    Last time I was at Polk HQ, there must have been 20-25 other Polk Forum members there with me. It was an enjoyable time and we gave feedback to the engineers on various projects they had going on behind closed doors at the the time. The "History Hall", if you will, of speakers Polk produced over the years was pretty cool.

    I don't know if I was there for that particular GTG.

    Tom
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,308
    From Polks FB page...

    Today we had a few of our Polk forum members stop by our headquarters, giving them exclusive access to our products and our listening room.

    If you haven't had a chance to check out our forum, we highly recommend it. It's a great community to be a part of, all while getting answers to your Polk questions and seeing stunning home audio set ups.


    http://forum.polkaudio.com/

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  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,464
    THEY ARE PLACING THEIR CUPS FILLED WITH DRINKS ON THOSE SPEAKERS!!!!!!

    Don't let them in again.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 7,429
    Ricardo wrote: »
    THEY ARE PLACING THEIR CUPS FILLED WITH DRINKS ON THOSE SPEAKERS!!!!!!

    Don't let them in again.

    I don't see any cups on speakers, they are placards
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,841
    In the first picture, the flannel, thick rimmed glasses, watch guy... what's that his arm is on? Looks like a giant Polk console stereo or something?
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 12,902
    Nightfall wrote: »
    In the first picture, the flannel, thick rimmed glasses, watch guy... what's that his arm is on? Looks like a giant Polk console stereo or something?

    That guy is our very own D2Lo. Not sure what the pieces are though.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,841
    @D2Lo What is that thing?
  • D2LoD2Lo Posts: 351
    It is one of the very first speakers that Matt made in 1972, nicknamed "The Baby Bottom". Stu helped us with all of the placards for those speakers. He was there for most of it, having started in 1976 :smile:
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,841
    That is too cool. Have you ever heard it?
  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,464
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Ricardo wrote: »
    THEY ARE PLACING THEIR CUPS FILLED WITH DRINKS ON THOSE SPEAKERS!!!!!!

    Don't let them in again.

    I don't see any cups on speakers, they are placards

    THANKS. I AM GETTING OLD AND CAN'T SEE.....
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 7,429
    Ricardo wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Ricardo wrote: »
    THEY ARE PLACING THEIR CUPS FILLED WITH DRINKS ON THOSE SPEAKERS!!!!!!

    Don't let them in again.

    I don't see any cups on speakers, they are placards

    THANKS. I AM GETTING OLD AND CAN'T SEE.....

    LOL, then we won't give you a hard time with spelling in caps ;)

    cheers
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 6,575
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Ricardo wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Ricardo wrote: »
    THEY ARE PLACING THEIR CUPS FILLED WITH DRINKS ON THOSE SPEAKERS!!!!!!

    Don't let them in again.

    I don't see any cups on speakers, they are placards

    THANKS. I AM GETTING OLD AND CAN'T SEE.....

    LOL, then we won't give you a hard time with spelling in caps ;)

    cheers

    beat me to it lol
  • D2LoD2Lo Posts: 351
    Nightfall wrote: »
    That is too cool. Have you ever heard it?

    unfortunately we only have the single, not a pair, so I've never heard it. I'll have to post some more pics of it for you guys.


  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 37,319
    All of those speakers used to be at the old Baltimore HQ. IIRC, the black one was a PA speaker.
  • D2LoD2Lo Posts: 351
    Yes @F1nut , it is a PA speakers. The first few designs were all meant to be PA's. George, Matt, and Sandy ended up getting stiffed on a PA system, and at the same time they had people asking them for home use HiFi speakers so they shifted their focus. As they call it in start up life, a pivot. And the rest was history as they got some pretty immediate success.
  • lawdogglawdogg Posts: 221
    Very cool!! Thanks for the link for us non Facebook people!
  • warrenwarren Posts: 457
    2:12PM
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    » show previous quotes

    I don't see any cups on speakers, they are placards


    THANKS. I AM GETTING OLD AND CAN'T SEE......
    I thought they were cups also, geez who would do such a thing, they didn't look barbaric..
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 7,429
    I've got a 27" PC screen, I'm handicapped too :)
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,553
    ROTFLOL! What you all need is eyeglasses, and if you are already wearing some then you need to go get your eyes checked again since they have obviously changed.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 7,429
    but but but my arms are still long enough and i can shoot targets at 50yrds

    and my sunglasses make me look B)
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,553
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    but but but my arms are still long enough and i can shoot targets at 50yrds

    and my sunglasses make me look B)

    He says as he walks into a door! LOL! Yeah, that's real B)
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 12,902
    cfrizz wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    but but but my arms are still long enough and i can shoot targets at 50yrds

    and my sunglasses make me look B)

    He says as he walks into a door! LOL! Yeah, that's real B)

    He just 'brushes' stuff like that off.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,012
    Very cool indeed! I saw a Facebook live video of the T50 breakdown and saw what I believed to be an early Polk PA. Glad to see my assumptions were correct.
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,270
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    I've got a 27" PC screen, I'm handicapped too :)

    Same here for my upstairs PC, in my bedroom where I like to get into serious PC and console stuff...55 inch 1080P TV...works awesome when I wanna lose the glasses! lol.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 827
    lawdogg wrote: »
    Special event indeed! You lucky dogs!

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    Sorry I didn't see this post,

    I am the large Polar Bear looking guy in the blue shirt ( yes I know I need to drop a few) The other skinny gent is my buddy Pete. My boss was to come but got called into a last minute meeting, he is still mad he couldn't make it.

    D2Lo was kind enough to give us a great look around the Vista facility and a great listen to the Signature line (S60). We also had a great demo of some Def Tech's in ATMOS. We did have to sign NDA so I won't say what we got to see in all.

    I am still floored by the tour. It was such a brain overload for weeks.

    My hats off to D2Lo and the Polk staff for the tour, it was a blast :)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 6,575
    Wished I lived closer to get in on those things lucky folks you are
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 827
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Wished I lived closer to get in on those things lucky folks you are

    Till we pay SoCal prices for most anything.
  • D2LoD2Lo Posts: 351
    mrloren wrote: »
    My hats off to D2Lo and the Polk staff for the tour, it was a blast :)

    It was our pleasure!

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