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

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,842
    edited January 2018
    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. :|
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 24,030
    verb wrote: »
    Maybe Matthew's extended family?
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    Did it know they were Vikings fans. B)B)
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR21, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Yamaha CD-S2100 SACD Player.

    In retirement...TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive,

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,861
    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).
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,842
    verb wrote: »
    Maybe Matthew's extended family?
    q2fm2tj7f5ls.jpg

    Hmm...

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

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

    ;)
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,842
    Amusingly/ironically enough, color came to Carey Street later in 1981 :)

    October 1981

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,628
    verb wrote: »
    Maybe Matthew's extended family?
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    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!
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,842
    Heh. The Koss CM-1030s had grab handles on 'em...

    20343761742_075ee6957b_b.jpgKoss CM1030s by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,628
    ^ Lucky!
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,177
    Found this in AudioEmporium. 1979.
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,842
    I remember that ad! :)
    Thanks for posting it!
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,842
    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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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,842
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,842
    edited January 2018
  • delkal
    delkal Posts: 764
    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.
  • I believe those are the grille frames without the cloth attached.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,842
    I believe those are the grille frames without the cloth attached.

    That is my belief/understanding too (FWIW).
  • They always looked a little "manufactured for the occasion" to me.
  • delkal
    delkal Posts: 764
    edited January 2018
    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!

  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,861
    From what I remember from my tour, the particular shape of the frame around the peerless tweets was there for defraction (sp) purposes.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,842
    May 1984 (our daughter's birth month) :)

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  • pkquat
    pkquat Posts: 742
    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.
  • sbb2112
    sbb2112 Posts: 131
    Was there ever a brochure for the SDA SRS 2 ? I searched but no luck. Just a magazine review.
    Main System
    Marantz AV8802A PrePro
    Marantz MM7025 Amp rear surrounds
    McIntosh MC7205 Amp center, ceiling and mid surrounds
    McIntosh MC300 Amp front mains
    Oppo 203 Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS with VR3 monastery crossovers
    Polk FX1000 Mid surrounds
    Klipsch RP-440C Center channel
    Klipsch RP-15M Rear surrounds
    SVS prime elevation ceiling surrounds
    Rythmik F15HP sub
    Samsung 8500 curved screen 65" LED 4K
    Mac Mini Server

    Office System
    Musical Fidelity M6s dac/preamp
    Oppo 103D Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS 2
    Parasound HCA-1500A
    Polk PSW 650 sub
    Microrendu
    Roku Ultra
    Mac Mini Server
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,177
    Found this on Audiogon:
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,861
    That quote is kinda funny... I'm not aware of anyone else who uses similar tech in their speakers.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,842
    January 1985. Full page (although still black & white)!

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  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,177
    Polk Stereo Bundle Package. Not sure who was selling these?
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.