Polk Audio Speakers - "I get no respect!"

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,562
    edited March 16
    Polk does get a nod from all the people I have met selling off my collection or another. I say Polk Audio is one of my all time favorite brands and they say " Oh yeah, they're pretty good speakers". I've never heard from anybody that they suck, ever. But these are normal young or old consumers. Not dealers...

    And when they hear the SRS2's, like above, their jaws hit the floor here too. I've sent a lot on their way with a new found experience of what music can sound like with good gear.

    Just think if I had better interconnects... B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,595
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    I will pitch into the original topic of this discussion.
    I had a friend who was always talking trash about Polk Audio. He would just go on and on, saying things like Polk is cheap trash at sometimes high prices, or Polk is worse than... I’m not even going to say the word (begins with a B and ends with a ose), and when I got my LSis he couldn’t believe I had made such a and I quote “grave mistake” and about a week later he came over and listened to them, and just didn’t say a word. He just sat there. And then he grabbed the remote and turned the music back on. He later told me that they were the best speakers he had ever heard, and he was going to try and find a pair of them. Coming from the same person who said they were worse than Bose!

    Also, this is kinda off topic, but my grandpa found a pair of the “high end” Bose headphones at goodwill, and he wanted me to listen to them. And to be honest, the had solid and deep lows, ok midrange, but the highs were sooo bad. And it was all super muddy. I have always thought people were exaggerating about Bose, but nope, they really do stink.

    Micah

    Reminds me of my friend that only likes Klipsch. In the 30 years I've known this guy that is all he ever had. He use to mock my Advents but always turned them up when he was over. My RTi-8 he liked a lot due to the brightness of them. Now my Signatures he loves them and wishes Klipsch would make a speaker like that. We both agree that Bose suck!

    Speaking of Bose. My wife is Filipino. If any of her friends have audio it's Bose. They all say that my speakers are too big and the cubes are the way to go. I just tell them, I want to hear all the music. Whenever they are over I always toss on an action flick and turn it up. I then get "your theater is awesome" my reply is "I have real speakers".

    Too many people type brand and are afraid to go look at other brands.

    I have to admit that my friend with the Klipsch system does sound good to a point, then again he has over $15k in his system. I just wish he would let me hook up his A51 for a weekend.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

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  • verbverb Posts: 4,056
    Tony M wrote: »
    Polk does get a nod from all the people I have met selling off my collection or another. I say Polk Audio is one of my all time favorite brands and they say " Oh yeah, they're pretty good speakers". I've never heard from anybody that they suck, ever. But these are normal young or old consumers. Not dealers...

    And when they hear the SRS2's, like above, their jaws hit the floor here too. I've sent a lot on their way with a new found experience of what music can sound like with good gear.

    Just think if I had better interconnects... B)

    Hey you do! Remember Karma? :smiley:
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,562
    Yes, your right Dave. I just haven't started advertising again yet to start the flow of potential polk audio customers again. And I was mainly thinking about my .50 interconnects from a tuner to my amp, etc. :)

    I'd still like it if the guys and gals that come to buy things I advertise put Polk on their Speakers and subs to get list like in the past.

    I've made a few road trips to get the Polk speakers I have. And one set of Polks came to my door by a great guy and his son.

    I can't wait to put that cable in use. ASAP. ;)

    I think I'm over my flexed rib now. I'll find out tomorrow when I hoist bags of top soil and do some wood chip shoveling. :#
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 4,056
    Ugh. Spring clean-up in Michigan is still a few weeks away. My new home has a 2-acre lot!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, 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: 19,601
    We've got a few feet of snow that has to dissipate first...
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,256
    I need to cut the grass someday.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,601
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I need to cut the grass someday.

    I hope I'll need to do that again. Someday.
    Hard to imagine right this moment, tho'.

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,256
    After it melts. :)

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    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,922
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I need to cut the grass someday.

    I hope I'll need to do that again. Someday.
    Hard to imagine right this moment, tho'.

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    Does that CRV get around well in that amount of snow?
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's;Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC; Audioquest Big Sur IC; ZU Audio Mission speaker cables; PS Audio AC-3 power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,600
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I need to cut the grass someday.

    I hope I'll need to do that again. Someday.
    Hard to imagine right this moment, tho'.

    gj5uehxj78nm.png

    Why are there no snowmobile tracks in that powder?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds



    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    Does that CRV get around well in that amount of snow?

    I think Mr. Hardy knows the importance of snow tires vs all season tires. At least I recall him having dedicated snow tires. If so, I'm sure it does beautifully.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,601
    BlueFox wrote: »
    After it melts. :)

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    I remember our lawn in Milpitas looking like that when I first took possession of the house -- and before our lawn mower had made the trek from the east coast :) I had to borrow a lawnmower to hack my way through it.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,601
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    I need to cut the grass someday.

    I hope I'll need to do that again. Someday.
    Hard to imagine right this moment, tho'.

    gj5uehxj78nm.png

    Why are there no snowmobile tracks in that powder?

    All the snowmobiling is down the hill from us -- our daughter & son-in-law's property has a snowmobile trail easement running through it (and their neighbor has - a few - vintage snowmobiles). :)
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,332
    A few... kind of like I have a “few” pairs of speakers?
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,601
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Does that CRV get around well in that amount of snow?

    I think Mr. Hardy knows the importance of snow tires vs all season tires. At least I recall him having dedicated snow tires. If so, I'm sure it does beautifully.

    Yeah - although in an embarrassing intersection of unfortunate events, I did manage to get my truck stuck on the hill after the last Nor'easter. I was helping a neighbor who was stuck. Truck has extra weight in the back, 4WD and snow tires -- but that hill can be merciless before it's been gritted. :( Got the truck out under its own power, but a rogue tree did jump out of the woods and bite off my drivers' side mirror :|

    Mirror's on order. Truck is resting comfortably.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,766
    BlueFox wrote: »
    After it melts. :)

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    I’m sure that in your area, just like in mind, u can pay someone about $30 to cut that grass and edge and trim and haul everything away. With my largish lot I find it’s well worth it...
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,967
    Back on topic...uh which one
    Polk
    Fluid
    Grass
    Cats
    Snow :D :D :D
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,521
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Back on topic...uh which one
    Polk
    Fluid
    Grass
    Cats
    Snow :D :D :D

    Wait I thought it was mirrors now?...... I'm so confused :*
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,601
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Back on topic...uh which one
    Polk
    Fluid
    Grass
    Cats
    Snow :D :D :D

    Is this still the Polk No Respect thread?!
    Jeepers.

    Let me see...

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    Polk.
    James Polk.


  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,326
    F1nut wrote: »
    JHC.....all this crap over the term fluid coupled....seriously!?!

    Let me settle this once and for all, air is a fluid. End of the effing story.

    Time to close this CF down.

    Pull my finger. >:)
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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,326
    edited March 17
    Here you go.

    @Jstas at work.

    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,967
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,326
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    vmaxer wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    JHC.....all this crap over the term fluid coupled....seriously!?!

    Let me settle this once and for all, air is a fluid. End of the effing story.

    Time to close this CF down.

    Pull my finger. >:)

    that's fluid, too -- whether in the gaseous or the liquid phase :|

    And sometimes one turns into the other :o

    Or so I hear.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,600
    I never knew fluid dynamics was as contentious a topic as cables... I should have bought some popcorn.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds



    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    edited March 17
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,606
    Agreed.

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,562
    Yea, I'm going back to my lab now too.

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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