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

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  • verbverb Posts: 4,467
    Another cool Polk Ad:
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,118
    Order in the court!!!

    (We're still in the B&W age)
  • verbverb Posts: 4,467
    lol @FestYboy
    Hey OP already spanked me for getting into the ditch attempting to chronicle the Polk family tree (yes with color ads).
    I've since repented and thought we're following a timeline ...
    And OP already posted a color ad ... :)
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,986
    Actually, by all means! All y'all may throw in ads as you please -- I really only have access to one resource, so there're a bunch (like the facepalm guy!) that Audio doesn't seem to have.
    verb wrote: »
    Polk Stereo Bundle Package. Not sure who was selling these?
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    That was from Gordon Miller Music (in Towson, MD, ca. 1977 or 78).
    I believe it was their one and only catalog.

    12015397575_5e1f5a7b8b_b.jpgGMMcatalog by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    I have most of it scanned and uploaded to Flikr @:
    https://flic.kr/s/aHskjaNkuL
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,118
    verb wrote: »
    lol @FestYboy
    Hey OP already spanked me for getting into the ditch attempting to chronicle the Polk family tree (yes with color ads).

    Oh I have no doubt Doc spanked you :p
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,986
    well -- I am kinda into vinyl, but not spanking. Just to keep the record straight.

    35993349896_78bda4e3b6_h.jpgDSC_8876 (4) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,083
    edited January 2018
    pkquat wrote: »
    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.

    That is true with most of the grills in the Polk line up with or without the defraction points around the tweeters. I find IMHO that the grill cloth across several of the SDA's I have owned is not exactly sound invisible. For any serious listening mine are always off.
  • verbverb Posts: 4,467
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    well -- I am kinda into vinyl, but not spanking. Just to keep the record straight.

    35993349896_78bda4e3b6_h.jpgDSC_8876 (4) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    Looks like that record has a little wowee in it. Did you spank somebody with it? :)
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,467
    Maybe a bit early in the timeline, but still black & white
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,986
    :)
    Thanks.

    Do you know the source (magazine and/or the year) for that ad?

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,083
    That ad reminds me of when Matt hit the mid-century mark, the HR department threw a surprise party for him. Everybody in the company was given a white lab coat and carried a mask made from the photo used in that ad. He thought he was coming into the main conference room for a general meeting and there was 80 or so people standing in lab coats looking at him with his face. He had a slightly embarrassed look on his face at first, but joined in on the fun.

    That is itself would of made a great picture.
  • verbverb Posts: 4,467
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    :)
    Thanks.

    Do you know the source (magazine and/or the year) for that ad?

    Some seller of vintage ads, can't remember where. They only stated the year 1985. Here's another one from the same year.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,986
    I've got a color image of that photo -- appropriated from someplace on teh interwebs...

    14285982279_15a7d8d1a1_b.jpgSDA SRS from magazine ad by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,672
    I seem to recall a Matt/labcoat image where he is holding something (a tweeter, perhaps) in his hand.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,986
    "Is that a tweeter in your hand or are you just... "

    :|
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,672
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    "Is that a tweeter in your hand or are you just... "

    :|

    I was going to write "holding something small in his hand", but I didn't want to start anything. :p
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,986
    Viking64 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    "Is that a tweeter in your hand or are you just... "

    :|

    I was going to write "holding something small in his hand", but I didn't want to start anything. :p


    yeah, right ;)
  • verbverb Posts: 4,467
    That ad reminds me of when Matt hit the mid-century mark, the HR department threw a surprise party for him. Everybody in the company was given a white lab coat and carried a mask made from the photo used in that ad. He thought he was coming into the main conference room for a general meeting and there was 80 or so people standing in lab coats looking at him with his face. He had a slightly embarrassed look on his face at first, but joined in on the fun.

    You must find a picture of that!!!
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  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,772
    I remember someone taking photos that day, probably HR.
    "And the house you live in will never fall down
    If you pity the stranger who stands at your gate" G.Lightfoot
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,986
    I remember someone taking photos that day, probably HR.

    They would ;)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,986
    By the way -- I haven't forgotten my Sisyphean task vis-a-vis this thread. I've just been sort of atypically busy for the last week or so. :pensive:

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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 605
    Is that Matthew Polk? ^^^ He's freaking buffed!
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,941
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Is that Matthew Polk? ^^^ He's freaking buffed!

    I'm offended. ;)
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,467
    I remember someone taking photos that day, probably HR.

    Give em up!!! That would be a nice addition to this compendium.
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,467
    Is it time???
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,986
    ^^^ Nice addition! I've never seen that ad, nor (?!?) those loudspeakers before.
    I may be wrong about the latter observation -- but not the former! This is a new one on me.

    Thanks very much for posting it to this thread.
  • verbverb Posts: 4,467
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ^^^ Nice addition! I've never seen that ad, nor (?!?) those loudspeakers before.
    I may be wrong about the latter observation -- but not the former! This is a new one on me.

    Thanks very much for posting it to this thread.

    You've never seen LS or S series?

    Ouch!!! LOL!!! Not alot about the LS series on this forum. Not sure why...
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    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,986
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ^^^ Nice addition! I've never seen that ad, nor (?!?) those loudspeakers before.
    I may be wrong about the latter observation -- but not the former! This is a new one on me.

    Thanks very much for posting it to this thread.

    You've never seen LS or S series?

    apparently? ;)

    I kind of dropped out of hifi from the mid-1980s until the late 1990s (kids and career).

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