You've been on Club Polk too long if...

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PSOVLSK
PSOVLSK Posts: 5,113
when hearing of a shipping mishap involving audio equipment you think of polkfarmboy.

you snicker when someone makes a comment about black paint.

you remember when VR3 was Sid the Kid.

you know about Ben's silver cables.

you remember when "Looking for Misc. Audio Deals of the Day," *"What Are You Listening To," and "Post a Picture...Any Picture" were new threads.

you know about (and probably love) the Jersey Grands.



*(Full disclosure: I was not around for this monumental occasion)
Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,676
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    I may have been here for all of that...….

    can't remember :D
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,138
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    If you remember Doro's @-s$less chaps and TroyD was the photoshop poster boy
    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

    erat interfectorem cesar et **** dictatorem dicere a
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,616
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    Yup, been here for all of that despite taking a "break" from '08 - '14
    Audio: Polk S15 * Polk S35 * Polk S10 * SVS SB-1000 Pro
    HT: Samsung QN90B * Marantz NR1510 * Panasonic DMP-BDT220 * Roku Ultra LT * APC H10
  • smglbrth
    smglbrth Posts: 1,465
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I may have been here for all of that...….

    can't remember :D

    Ditto, when you can't remember all that...
    Remember, when you're running from something, you're running to something...-me
  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,711
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    I just got my 10 year badge. The wife is bringing me out for dinner to celebrate!
    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • polrbehr
    polrbehr Posts: 2,826
    edited March 2019
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    mrbiron wrote: »
    I just got my 10 year badge. The wife is bringing me out for dinner to celebrate!

    Or, it's a red herring, and while you are out of the house the guys who bought all your stuff from the ad she put on Craigslist will be at your house to haul it all away? Color me conspiratorial. :)
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


    http://audiomilitia.proboards.com/
  • schwarcw
    schwarcw Posts: 7,328
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    Don't forget about the rise and fall of the "Tasteful Babe Thread"!
    Carl

  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,163
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    My favorite club polk past time was the BDT, RUSS, MANTIS, LIV4FAM flame threads. Epicness
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • rpf65
    rpf65 Posts: 2,127
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    I’ve been here long enough to miss PFB’s shipping disasters. The only thing that is close to as enjoyable is the cable threads now a days.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,172
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    You have been here too long if you remember a time when Jesse was a wet behind the ears newbie that communicated using more than three words in a sentence.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, 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. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,163
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    Heck I remember Jesses first post where he asked about how he could improve the sound of his system by biamping through his receiver on the A/B channels.

    Gosh, what a flame thread that was with Micah at the helm!!!















































    ;-P
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,163
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    haaaaaazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,892
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    When Dr.Spec would discuss subs.
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,320
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    Think i still have a couple of sets of Ben's cables.
    Klipsch The Nines, Audioquest Thunderbird Interconnect, Innuos Zen MK3 W4S recovery, Revolution Audio Labs USB & Ethernet, Border Patrol SE-I, Audioquest Niagara 5000 & Thunder, Cullen Crossover II PC's.
  • Polkitup2
    Polkitup2 Posts: 1,620
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    The home made subwoofer with the "air hole"
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 8,367
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    You've been on Club Polk too long if...

    You know the threads that will be locked down after the first post. :D
    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS * Roon * Gustard R26 DAC / Singxer SU-6 DDC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *
  • george daniel
    george daniel Posts: 12,096
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    When you could pick up an ELP for less than $400.00
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,172
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    You've been on Club Polk too long if...

    ...you remember the last time Russ took a shower. o:)
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, 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. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • MrBuhl
    MrBuhl Posts: 2,419
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    LOL this is a good thread! I don't go back as far as many of these but "Crazy Doro" sales always make me think vintage.
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
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    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,475
    edited March 2019
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    .....When you remember the moderators (all of them) posting things daily basis that would have gotten get them banned as of late (until we went mod-free).

    When you remember trolls like riggins and the blokes from England with their "dirty" forum where everything was sexual in nature, even something as innocent as speaker wire.

    When Polk or Polk representatives actually backed Polkfests, made T-shirts, gave a way gear and showcased their latest and greatest.

    When Mark Suskind would show up drunker than a skunk at a Polkfest rambling that it was unwise to have toe in on a speaker setup that wasn't an SDA.....further rambling on that toe OUT actually had a better soundstage...

    Tom

    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    Polkitup2 wrote: »
    The home made subwoofer with the "air hole"

    LOL, one of the most entertaining threads, along with PFB trying to stick a banana plug into the hole on a speaker post.....sideways.

    Troy getting photo shopped on just about everything was akin to Russ today.

    Heck, some of us have been here longer than others have been alive. Makes me feel old darn it.

    Jessie has always been Jessie, the man is consistent. He just has a nicer coffin these days.

    Trey was like one of those kids from "American Pie".

    Mr. Hardy was just learning about dumpster diving.

    Doro was a mod at one point, much fun was had.

    Ted had a kick arse woodshed rig, but his definition of a woodshed probably wouldn't meet yours.

    Tasteful babe thread wasn't always so.....tasteful. :)

    What are you drinking thread was a blast too, maybe we should revive that one.

    Polk was actually involved, with the forum.

    You could count on one hand, the days of the month ol' Russman was sober.

    Ivan was still shooting BB-guns and sling shots.

    John was still sledding down his driveway in Minnesota...with funky thoughts of Bob Carver.

    Brock was just discovering Tubes. Seems he likes 'em.

    Joey was still in High school.

    Rich was trying to figure out how he could get the top end in his Chevelle to be unlimited.

    Trey....was pulling out tree stumps with his pick-up

    Brian was DJ-ing kids parties.

    Then, you really know you've been here a long time when you can remember those who have passed on, and previous marriages of some.

    Great memories, and the best online family anyone could ask for. The forum and it's membership has never stopped amazing me at it's generosity, compassion, and knowledge base.
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    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,163
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    Bro when Mark started talking about toe out... You knew he was far far gone
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 8,078
    edited March 2019
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    I will never forget the PFB thread about his new Sony Streamer and he was sitting on the toilet using his tablet demonstrating it pictures and all showing the ease of use and his navagating his playlist all while on the sh....er. :D I will have to dig that thread up classic oldie but goodie.
    Home Theater
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,172
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    John was still sledding down his driveway in Minnesota...with funky thoughts of Bob Carver.
    You have been here too long if you now have Alzheimer’s :p;) ... I lived in Indiana when I joined, haven’t been on a sled since 1977, and it was Miss Sonic Holography I was having the funky thoughts about, though Bob is a looker when he puts on that slinky red dress.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, 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. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    Well I've only been here a little over a year, but I can remember when this newbie posted a link to a FS ad on a set of Polk SRT's, only to be reminded that the listing was nearly a year old!

    Got spanked for that, and other dumb posts, but all in good fun! :smile:
    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
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    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
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  • simm
    simm Posts: 563
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    How about if you signed up for and received “The Speaker Specialist” in the mail?
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,529
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    I have obviously NOT been on Club Polk too long because Sid the kid still has transformers.

    LOL!
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  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,529
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    Polkitup2 wrote: »
    The home made subwoofer with the "air hole"

    OMG that was hilarious. That was "T-Unit" I remember someone saying his idea was "dumb" to which he responded "but I am dumb, so it all kinda works out." LMAO!!!
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi - Shop Rig: Yamaha A-S501 Integrated - Shop Spkrs: Elac Debut 2.0 B5.2
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,475
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    .......When you remember........

    ////// \\\\\\

    and what he was trying to do.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~