A project for 2018: Compendium of Polk Audio ads, etc.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    edited January 13
    verb wrote: »
    Sister?
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    umm... uhh...

    :p

    EDIT: Those TVs look pretty -- European. Maybe she's related to Leif, Gudmund, Jan and Asbjørn?!

    EDIT^2: at least she knows how to handle a rekkid properly. :|
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,774
    verb wrote: »
    Maybe Matthew's extended family?
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    Did it know they were Vikings fans. B) B)
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 1,105
    You're barking up the right tree, but it's on the wrong coast. I could demo everything from a 4.6 up to an 11, then RTA 11 and 12b, CRS, and SRS-2 for you. I don't have any big boys though (yet).
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    verb wrote: »
    Maybe Matthew's extended family?
    q2fm2tj7f5ls.jpg

    Hmm...

    Leif Polk?
    Gudmund Polk?
    Jan Polk?
    Asbjørn Polk?

    Hmm... maybe it was originally Pølk...

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

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    Amusingly/ironically enough, color came to Carey Street later in 1981 :)

    October 1981

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

  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 33
    verb wrote: »
    Maybe Matthew's extended family?
    q2fm2tj7f5ls.jpg

    Did it know they were Vikings fans. B) B)

    Uh, I am...

    Bought my first sda's spring of 84. Was in college and wanted the SRS's but I couldn't pick them up (I was pretty scrawny then) so kept working my way down the line until the 2b's. Paid cash and dragged them to my dorm room. Sweetness!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    Heh. The Koss CM-1030s had grab handles on 'em...

    20343761742_075ee6957b_b.jpgKoss CM1030s by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 33
    ^ Lucky!
  • verbverb Posts: 115
    Found this in AudioEmporium. 1979.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    I remember that ad! :)
    Thanks for posting it!
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    Some 1981, 82 and 83 issues are missing from www.americanradiohistory.com :(
    This is the next ad I find, from December 1983.

    Good to know these are Digital Disc Ready! :)

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

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    derp.

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

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    February 1984

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

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    edited January 14
    April 1984

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

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
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    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • delkaldelkal Posts: 78
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    derp.

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    I have never seen a Polk with these external "grills" to attach the dust cover.

    Must have been a short lived run.
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,128
    I believe those are the grille frames without the cloth attached.
    "Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available", G. Benfield
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    I believe those are the grille frames without the cloth attached.

    That is my belief/understanding too (FWIW).
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,128
    They always looked a little "manufactured for the occasion" to me.
    "Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available", G. Benfield
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 78
    edited January 15
    I believe those are the grille frames without the cloth attached.
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    That is my belief/understanding too (FWIW).

    Just looked at the frames on my Model 10 and you are both correct.

    No idea why they would show the bare frames attached. They make the speakers look goofy!

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 1,105
    From what I remember from my tour, the particular shape of the frame around the peerless tweets was there for defraction (sp) purposes.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    May 1984 (our daughter's birth month) :)

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

  • pkquatpkquat Posts: 525
    delkal wrote: »
    No idea why they would show the bare frames attached. They make the speakers look goofy!
    FestYboy wrote: »
    From what I remember from my tour, the particular shape of the frame around the peerless tweets was there for defraction (sp) purposes.

    FestYboy gets a :star: . This was one of the sales associates talking points back in the day. There was a difference in sound with the grille on and off.
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,648
    Cool stuff..
  • sbb2112sbb2112 Posts: 44
    Was there ever a brochure for the SDA SRS 2 ? I searched but no luck. Just a magazine review.
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  • verbverb Posts: 115
    Found this on Audiogon:
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 1,105
    That quote is kinda funny... I'm not aware of anyone else who uses similar tech in their speakers.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,628
    January 1985. Full page (although still black & white)!

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

  • verbverb Posts: 115
    Polk Stereo Bundle Package. Not sure who was selling these?
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