Polk Audio Command Bar - Official Discussion

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,089
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Yes... and through Bluetooth, can real time relay that info to manufacturers, police or spy agencies. Soon, they will be able to use it to shut down a vehicle rather than chase it.

    Say goodbye to my bank robbing days then....dang it.

    Snowshoes and balaclavas, my friend. Snowshoes and balaclavas.

    You'd make a lousy bank robber Professor. :)



    "Will Polk consider making both lines of products? That is, a majority of products that produce high quality sound (which is what Polk Audio was founded on). And, products that are produced for the "mass market", "ease of use/convenience" crowd? I hope so."

    Hmm...thought they already did that. You have lifestyle products and speakers to match higher quality sounds.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,254
    tonyb wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Yes... and through Bluetooth, can real time relay that info to manufacturers, police or spy agencies. Soon, they will be able to use it to shut down a vehicle rather than chase it.

    Say goodbye to my bank robbing days then....dang it.

    Snowshoes and balaclavas, my friend. Snowshoes and balaclavas.

    You'd make a lousy bank robber Professor. :)



    "Will Polk consider making both lines of products? That is, a majority of products that produce high quality sound (which is what Polk Audio was founded on). And, products that are produced for the "mass market", "ease of use/convenience" crowd? I hope so."

    Hmm...thought they already did that. You have lifestyle products and speakers to match higher quality sounds.

    They have Tony. I should have made it more clear that I am thinking about into the future and the direction that Polk Audio will go. Thanks for making me clear this up.
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    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,089
    Personally I think they'll continue on the same path. Lifestyle products to address the changing times and good sounding speakers to stay true to their heritage.

    The forum is a different animal though. Lifestyle products don't necessarily entice people to join audio forums. In my view, audio forums are for music lovers first and foremost, followed by the HT crowd. Just my opinion on that.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,254
    Agreed Tony.

    Regarding The Forum. What happens if (in the future) you need Alexa (or a similar device) to interact on The Forum? I am trying to think if the forum crowd dynamic would be changed, and what would bring that change (including decreased interest in the forum). I am not saying that this will happen by any means, and again I hope it doesn't.
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    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 712
    shawn474 wrote: »
    Here’s a legitimate question for the 50 or so members of this forum who have a problem with this product and how it was rolled out. Do you really think that a company as big as Polk and its parent company are going to introduce a product that doesn’t interest a proven target demographic? It’s hilarious that there are some on here posting that Polk should not have gone this route and that it won’t be of any interest - the Alexa modules have been flying off the shelves and not everyone is an audiophile. The sound bars are a HUGE market share for ease of use, low profile, and functionally superior to TV speakers. We may not be interested in the Alexa integration or the sound bar technology, but WE represent less than 1% of the demographic.

    I would have shut the thread down as well. This forum came off as a bunch of holier than thou whiners over a product release.......if you want to be heard, start new threads to Polk CS about what YOU WANT TO SEE, not moaning about the things that are already available. Maybe, just maybe, Polk will listen. And if thy don’t there is probably a good reason for it - what you think as genius, they may perform the market research and figure out that they would lose their shirts on your great idea. It’s comical that people think in such narrow views - money and the potential for profit will drive EVERY company or they’re doomed to fail. Polk is no different in that regard.

    And anyone suggesting that “censorship” was at play and that their rights were infringed upon because a thread was shut down, please understand that your participation in this forum is completely voluntary. If you feel this way, you may exercise your right not to visit or post on the forum. Otherwise, stay and positively contribute. This forum has never been about censorship - but it has been about respect, no brand bashing, no foul or suggestive language and certain topics are off limits. Many of us frequently toe the line in that regard with no repercussions......I usually side with POLK - if a thread is shut down, which is not often, they will get the benefit of the doubt from me

    Very well stated! I agree 100%.

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  • xschopxschop Posts: 803
    Dodge brought back that Charger and now there's one on every corner. Maybe Polkazon should take note....Where's that dead horse animation.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,631
    edited January 11
    shawn474 wrote: »

    I just censored you. Ah, much better.
    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."


  • shawn474shawn474 Posts: 2,786
    F1nut wrote: »
    shawn474 wrote: »

    I just censored you. Ah, much better.

    And you have every right to do so.....I generally agree with many of your viewpoints and stances on the forum. The beauty is that in some cases we can agree to disagree and move on

    Shawn
    Pre-Amp: Marantz AV-7005 Pre
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    Front: Polk LsiM703
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    Subwoofer: SVS 20-39pci
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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,914
    tonyb wrote: »
    Ken, I already talked to Ken at CS about a troubleshooting guide for soundbars to be placed on the forum. This will give customers a quicker solution and free up the phone lines a bit for the CS people.

    That is a good idea there Tony, but it needs to be implemented sooner rather than later. I honestly haven't a beef with the product but the backing support for this stuff is kinda lacking...at least in my views.
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,954
    MSN reporting today that US Automakers retooling iconic trucks.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,666
    I'm pulling for the Bronco reboot myself...

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    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,666
    sort of back on topic...

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/ces-was-full-of-useless-robots-and-machines-that-dont-work?ref=home

    (source: https://www.audioasylum.com/audio/general/messages/73/732931.html)
    ...
    The FoldiMate fit right in with the other “smart home”-type products at CES, where the primary innovation in the past year seemed to be adding Amazon Alexa to absolutely everything.

    The word "innovation" has finally lost any sense of meaning in 2018, methinks.

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,954
    Mhardy, I think the Bronco reboot was one of the ones mentioned.
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,050
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    The word "innovation" has finally lost any sense of meaning in 2018, methinks.
    The term does seem thrown around rather promiscuously these days, doesn't it?
    - "Innovative Solutions"

    I think I'd prefer if people just said "Neato Fixie Things"
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,666
    dromunds wrote: »
    Mhardy, I think the Bronco reboot was one of the ones mentioned.

    Yes, there is one comin' from Ford. I don't expect it'll have the panache of my '74, though.

    Rubber floor mats and an AM radio -- and I want a horn ring on the steering wheel, too.

    :)
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,954
    Be nice to drive a new re-tooled [74] Bronco home with a pair of re-tooled SDA's in the back.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,666
    dromunds wrote: »
    Be nice to drive a new re-tooled [74] Bronco home with a pair of re-tooled SDA's in the back.



    Naah, Polk Mini-Monitors! :)

    (A pair of most of the SDAs would never fit in the back of an original sized Bronco)

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,954
    Don't the rear seats fold down? I can't remember. May have to get a re-tooled VW microbus. Lol
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,666
    On mine, the rear seat unbolted and could be taken out.
    It reminded me of the back seat in a Cessna Skyhawk.
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • verbverb Posts: 2,576
    First and foremost I must say that since I joined CP a little while ago I truly love this forum. I have received many comments and expert advice, and many opinions during my tenure. Laughed a lot, scratched my head a bit, but continued to dive into the volumes within this treasure trove of information.

    During one trip deep in the archives, I was reading through a interview with Matthew Polk in this forum, during which he was reflecting on the fact that SDA technology initially was not eagerly accepted by the Audiophile community. What - how could that be? Mostly because I believe it was a smack in the face of the status quo. Also, commercially a lot of audio sellers were not on board for a variety of reasons. Eventually they did break through, became a commercial success, and IMO are amongst the best speakers ever developed.

    Mr. Polk opined on the demise of the larger floor standing speakers, due to lifestyle changes and the push for small satellite, separate sub boxes. Not my first lifestyle choice, but the choice of a bunch of people out there.

    My point is that any new technology introduction is always an experiment. Not all of it takes. I'm reminded of the Apple Newton. Utterly a commercial disaster, but look now everyone has smart phones.

    Look at the race to develop autonomous vehicles. Not for everybody, but there is a market.

    I am no way near being an early adopter but I love the evolution of technology and having the ability to make lifestyle changes in the future.

    I am a big fan of the vintage 2 channel setups. I'm rebuilding a set of 1C's and been running a set of bone stock 2B's for many years on my vintage rig.

    But I do have a separate 11.2 setup (was originally a 5.1, then 7.1) with all Polk RT satellites. And yes 2 Polk sub's !!!

    There is a place for both, IMHO :smile:
    2CH: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,666
    I've got a Newton in the basement.
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,546
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I've got a Newton in the basement.

    Just one?

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,666
    Got a whole pack of that kind in the pantry.
    Strawberry.
    mmmmm.

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,912
    Nice post Verb.
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  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 336
    cfrizz wrote: »
    Nice post Verb.

    Concur.
  • xschopxschop Posts: 803
    You mean.... Alexa, please order more Humalog, Metformin, and whatever statin that's on clearance this week.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,578
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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,723
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    Alexa....goto Polk Audio Forum.
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