New Polk Audio "Legend" Speaker Series shown at 2019 Hong Kong High End Audio Video Show

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,024
    edited August 2019
    cfrizz wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    cfrizz wrote: »

    True, but thanks to the wonder that is the internet, most now know that the owner is a sue happy jerk that should be avoided like the plague. You can now get all kinds of wires in all stores and online that are better made and better priced.

    True and he like Circuit City, Blockbuster, Kodak and a multitude of others who didn't keep being innovative will go bye bye. Most of his gear is now regulated to Home Depot, Menards and other building material stores at rock bottom prices. Like many other companies who are living day to day on their past in name only, soon that very same name will be bought like Acoustic Research and just put on generic products that no one even cares about and sold at the point of sale counter at the local gas stations and quickie marts.

    Really? That's great, I didn't know that justice prevailed! The bigger they come the harder they fall. And it couldn't have happened to a bigger more arrogant jerk!

    Ask anybody born in the 90's to today about the name Monster. I'll bet a good amount of money 97% will come back with Monster energy drink. That is what the name Monster evokes today.

    Yes we can agree he slit his own throat with his huge narcissistic ego couldn't happen to a better person.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,024
    that was never in question Derek
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,138
    Did you guys know that Monster lost their arse on beats audio headphones? That they were originally sold as Beats by Monster but his son signed a contract without reading it and they lost their patent, research, production and rights to the name super fast....

    Fun story of one **** **** over another SMARTER ****.

    Google it.
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,138
    DSkip wrote: »
    I remember seeing him on some car modding show where he had one custom built for some event. It was hard to watch. The car was really cool in the end though.

    I believe it was West Coast Customs and he had it built with a special place for his golden segway....

    Or I think that’s the episode....
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  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 3,027
    F1nut wrote: »
    Jesse seems impressed. That's enough for me to be intrigued....

    I'm not sure impressed is correct. Let's say I didn't find anything objectionable in my short demos. I'll also say there is more to come.

    As for the colors, as you can see there are 2 and IMO they look better than the LSiM colors.

    If more to come means even nicer towers I'm anxious to see that and I like what I'm seeing in the ones shown. About time!!
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  • gyosagyosa Posts: 425
    Ouch !
    Play nice .....
    😊
    Bk

    BlueFox wrote: »
    gyosa wrote: »
    I rest my case ....
    Bring back modern SDA’s ...

    Bk

    Other than wasting space by reposting pictures, what case did you make?

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,688
    tonyb wrote: »
    For Polk to make a speaker you all want, SDA's with great drivers and crossovers, you wouldn't buy them anyway because they'd be too expensive to make today.

    The name of the game is to make money, profit, and you have to sell in volumes to do that. Polk's customer base is not high end buyers. Want a high end speaker ? Plenty of other brands to wet your feet with.

    Yep, no one is going to buy 10K SDAs when you can get a pair for less than grand and hot rod them, especially when those hot rodded vintage SDAs would probably be just as good if not better than the new version...

    Now I think an updated monitor 7 (and maybe 5) could actually sell, but I still don't think Polk would get the volume they are after...
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,052
    edited August 2019
    tonyb wrote: »
    For Polk to make a speaker you all want, SDA's with great drivers and crossovers, you wouldn't buy them anyway because they'd be too expensive to make today.

    The name of the game is to make money, profit, and you have to sell in volumes to do that. Polk's customer base is not high end buyers. Want a high end speaker ? Plenty of other brands to wet your feet with.

    naah, not at all (in terms of "too expensive to make today"), from my perspective, at least -- look as the stuff that is made today. Look at the cheap ELACs, e.g., and see what a few hundred 2019 dollars (way, way inflated compared to 1977 dollars) will buy today. Even the middlin' price ELACs are a pretty meaty for the money:

    https://www.musicdirect.com/Search?category=ELAC%20Adante%20Series&specials=On%20Sale&sort=popularity|DESC&page=1&pagesize=24&c1=tab-products&c2=grid


  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,185
    All this talk about SDA makes me want to puke. Speaker technology has improved since then, get over it.

    A lot of people here like what SDA does to the sound stage, get over it.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 3,242
    Of course, when I speak my opinion, some jack-a-s-s has to say I'm a troll.
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,185
    There are plenty of people here that don't like SDA's, the difference is they recognize that it's not to their taste as opposed to proclaiming they sound like a-s-s and being brash about it.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • JstasJstas Posts: 14,223
    All this talk about SDA makes me want to puke. Speaker technology has improved since then, get over it.

    Well, in this thread you conveniently deleted you were pretty excited over the possibility of new SDAs based on LSiM drivers, ya hypocrite.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,379
    You can't deny the advances in automobile technology today, that's just a fact.

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,379

    Please do tell, how am I being a troll? I've spent more money on loudspeakers than you will in your entire life.

    Anyone that types a sentence like that isn't only a troll, but a total dooshbag.

    A total dooshbag that "got their money back", sure....but still. :p
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,379
    You're right, you can't. That car has more GHEYNESS than a 70-80s vehicle. ;)

    *fixed
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,379
    Just because my observation doesn't align with yours doesn't make me a troll.

    MY observation? :p I posted a picture of a troll doll with a pug's face on it. That doesn't even necessarily mean that I was "saying" that you were a troll. And it doesn't mean that I was giving an opinion on vintage SDA's, either.

    You should just relax and enjoy yourself here instead of being a butthurt snowflake.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,930
    ENOUGH!!! Now move on.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,754
    Lmao! $10-20k and now back to polks. That made me laugh thanks.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,839
    edited August 2019
    And the ignore list grows by one... and in only 15 posts. That is a new record!
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 4,324
    And the ignore list grows by one... and in only 15 posts. That is a new record!

    If you have nothing left to say on the matter, the best way to back out is to NOT POST AT ALL. ;)

    "Ooh, look at me, I'm posting to say you're too stupid to keep talking to! Aren't I clever? +1 post!

    Ouch! That'll leave a mark. :#
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,930
    PolkAudioJoJo, you've been nothing but trouble from jump. If you don't stop now I will make sure you are gone. I hope that's clear enough.

    Everyone else, let's get back on track.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,052
    Really looking forward to seeing, and hearing, one of the two-way bookshelf models when the opportunity presents itself. That's a hot market segment for high value, high performance loudspeakers (IMO, albeit my expertise in modern tastes is a bit limited ;) ).

  • halohalo Posts: 5,575
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Really looking forward to seeing, and hearing, one of the two-way bookshelf models when the opportunity presents itself. That's a hot market segment for high value, high performance loudspeakers (IMO, albeit my expertise in modern tastes is a bit limited ;) ).

    Same for me Mark. I am looking forward to the audition when it becomes available.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,478
    Absolutely! Not too much longer now.
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