Tour of Polk Design Studio in Vista, CA

verbverb Posts: 115
Cool Video especially showing one of the first Polks ever built
https://www.facebook.com/polkaudio/videos/10153346954473583/

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 1,104
    edited January 14
    What, no model 7s!?! I'm disappointed ;)
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,512
    All the speakers in the last room used to line a hallway at the Polk HQ in Baltimore.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,774
    edited January 14
    Now they look stuffed into a room and basically forgotten, with the history being a big poster on a wall in a staircase.
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  • verbverb Posts: 115
    F1nut wrote: »
    All the speakers in the last room used to line a hallway at the Polk HQ in Baltimore.

    Is it still there? I assume so. A lot of companies have a "creative design studio" in CA while a majority of the engineering operations are elsewhere.

    I know that you and other founders have visited the HQ from reading older posts. For those of us not lucky enough, here is another cool report on the Baltimore MD facility.

    http://soundadvicenews.com/2016/07/15/inside-polk-audio-a-visit-to-polk-headquarters-in-baltimore-md-april-2007/


  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,016
    2008 was the year I went to HQ, that story brings back a lot of good memories;
    it's a real shame the pictures don't show up though, we have Photo-****-it to thank for that I guess.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,512
    verb wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    All the speakers in the last room used to line a hallway at the Polk HQ in Baltimore.

    Is it still there? I assume so. A lot of companies have a "creative design studio" in CA while a majority of the engineering operations are elsewhere.

    I know that you and other founders have visited the HQ from reading older posts. For those of us not lucky enough, here is another cool report on the Baltimore MD facility.

    http://soundadvicenews.com/2016/07/15/inside-polk-audio-a-visit-to-polk-headquarters-in-baltimore-md-april-2007/


    No, the 5601 Metro Drive Polk HQ is no more. Most of Polk has moved to the Vista, CA location, but some have moved to a location in Owings Mills, MD where they share a building with Def Tech.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 1,104
    ^ correct, and will be moving out of sometime this year, I understand, into a larger facility near by.
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,014
    Where did D2Lo move on to? Can't recall...
    Jay
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  • verbverb Posts: 115
    Changing times ... Didn't Polk move all or most production to Mexico as well?
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,512
    verb wrote: »
    Changing times ... Didn't Polk move all or most production to Mexico as well?

    That was a long time ago. It's in China now.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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