Real wood veneer on Polk speakers? I don't think so

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  • spydermanspyderman Banned Posts: 678
    edited February 2004
    My local sales guy told me that his Polk Rep came to his store, dressed like a lumberjack, with a chain saw and cut a speaker in half to show everyone that they were real wood.
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  • PolkThugPolkThug Posts: 7,529
    edited February 2004
    Originally posted by walk
    Show me where in that sentence it claims to be Cherry wood. No, it says cherry (colored) or black (colored) *OAK*.

    It does say "Cherry wood".
    From Polk website for new center channels:

    "finished in Cherry wood or Black Oak veneers"
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,383
    edited February 2004
    The new line......

    IS *REAL* Cherry wood.

    The black is *REAL* oak.

    If you're talking about the CSi5 and CSi3 that is.....
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  • Airplay355Airplay355 Posts: 4,294
    edited February 2004
    i had a bad day haahaa sorry guys
  • Bill HBill H Posts: 17
    edited February 2004
    Okay, I have to jump in here. I was in Crutchfeild's yesterday and they had quite a few damaged RTi70's. If that is real wood (black or cherry) I do not know how they could slice it that thin. It was thinner than a dollar bill! The cabinets were made of MDF.

    I really do not care what the covering is, it don't make them sound any better... I sure do like my 38's, 70's and 40.
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,439
    edited February 2004
    It is real wood veneer.
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  • Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweeb Posts: 5,967
    edited February 2004
    Click here, read the definition...and let this damn thread die!!
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  • therockmantherockman Posts: 349
    edited February 2004
    After reading this entire thread, I was wondering where the Polk factory is located, and do they operate tours of the assembly line?
    Rocky Bennett
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,383
    edited February 2004
    The headquarters, they do. It is in Baltimore Maryland. I went there :D

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,505
    edited February 2004
    Here is a thread on the last Polk HQ tour, we had a blast!

    http://clubpolk.polkaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11748&highlight=Polk+Tour
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  • therockmantherockman Posts: 349
    edited February 2004
    Thank you for that link, that looks great.
    Rocky Bennett
  • TN_Polk_LoverTN_Polk_Lover Posts: 243
    edited February 2004
    I have a pair of RTi38's in the "cherry colored" finish. Mine appear to be real wood, and it does appear to be Oak. I always deduced from Polk's advertising that the wood was always Oak, but it was available in Black or Cherry finish.

    That is one reason I bought the Polks, aside from the fact that I think that they sound good. No one else, for the same money, seems to use anything but a photographed vinyl covering on their speakers, and it does look fake.

    It's kind of like the difference in looking at a hardwood floor that has real wood for the top layer versus one that has a "faux" wood finish. I can look at either and in about 2 seconds see the difference. I don't like the simulated ones.
    Robert
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  • therockmantherockman Posts: 349
    edited February 2004
    OK, I'm convinced that Polk loudspeakers are made from real wood. After all, they are described that way in the product listing, and I have no reason not to believe Polk Audio. So my question is, how about Orange Glo to clean the surface of Polk speakers. I've used it a couple of times and I am very happy with the results. And there is no wax build up. What do other people around this forum use to clean their speakers?
    Rocky Bennett
  • wallstreetwallstreet Posts: 1,405
    edited February 2004
    I used a dust rag.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,383
    edited February 2004
    a damp rag, followed by a dry rag
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  • PolkThugPolkThug Posts: 7,529
    edited February 2004
    I use a towel with a wet spot on it. Oh, wait a minute...
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,439
    edited February 2004
    I use a wood polish impregnated sock, that I keep under my bed.
    CTC BBQ Amplifier, Sonic Frontiers Line3 Pre-Amplifier and Wadia 581 SACD player. Speakers? Always changing but for now, Mission Argonauts I picked up for $50 bucks, mint.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,505
    edited February 2004
    I gave him that sock, unwashed...
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    "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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  • gregitgregit Posts: 284
    edited February 2004
    Originally posted by PolkThug
    I use a towel with a wet spot on it. Oh, wait a minute...

    ughhh!! Time to look for a new forum :eek:
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