Farewell

Good morning everyone,

I have some news to share. After 7 years of service, yesterday was my last day with Sound United. It has been a great pleasure over the last few years getting to know everyone on the Forum. I know we always didn't see eye to eye, but we always made it work.

I don't know who will be looking over the Forum and moderating it, but that is now a problem for SU to figure out. They know they need someone, but I don't believe it is top of mind. So I'm sorry you wont have someone to escalate issues to at the moment. Kim Jasper still works in customer service in Baltimore so he will be able to assist with that like normal but as for a contact in the Global Headquarters I don't have an answer for who that may be.

Once I get all setup and moved in back in Baltimore I will send a picture of my setup, I'm sure everyone has wondered what kind of rig I have.

I hope everyone well and wish everyone the best.

Thank you!

Ken Carter
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,982
    Good luck my friend... as for the rig, we always assumed it was a Hello Kitty boombox with a Fisher-Price turntable. ;)
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “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.”
  • Ken - I haven't been around long enough to know the full value you have offered to everyone here, but I will say thank you because I have seen you step in to take care of things as needed. Hopefully your next career move is a great improvement and allows you to get the most out of your professional life and let you remain in the audio hobby.

    Looking forward to seeing your set up too!
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
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  • monepolk
    monepolk Posts: 1,121
    Thank YOU and the best for you in whatever your next step.
  • Dabutcher
    Dabutcher Posts: 2,354
    I forgive you for thirty day ban for the Hilary cartoon. I saw your last set up and it was outstanding. Can’t wait for some new photos.
    Happy trails.
    Love yours. D
    MIT Magnum MH-750, Monster HTS 5100MKII, Mitsubishi rear projection 73, PS4, PSW505 , Sunfire Signature Grand 425 x 4,Parasound hca 120, LSiM 702FX x 4, FXiA6, CSiA6, SDA SRS 1.2, Pioneer Elite SC63 , Pioneer Elite BDP-05



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  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,442
    Farewell Mr. Carter.

    You will be a huge asset to whatever outfit gets to benefit from your extensive expertise and flawless professionalism.
    Alea jacta est!
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,576
    Thanks for the tweeters! :p My only experience with Polk customer service since 1993 was a 10/10!
  • ventureZR1
    ventureZR1 Registered User Posts: 19
    Best wishes and THANKS for all the help you've show me over the years.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,982
    Kex wrote: »
    Farewell Mr. Carter.

    You will be a huge asset to whatever outfit gets to benefit from your extensive expertise and flawless professionalism.

    You may want to wipe that brown stuff off your nose buddy. :p;)
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “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.”
  • K_M
    K_M Posts: 1,602
    Thanks and good luck!

    You are a brave man to try to brave the Polk Audio forum!
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
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    Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,671
    Still a hack no matter where you go...... B)
  • WagnerRC
    WagnerRC Posts: 2,014
    Congratulations and Thank you
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,103
    Well damn Ken, I'm sorry to hear that news. I wish you all the best.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 4,878
    Thanks Ken and best wishes.
    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
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,211
    I concur Jesse! Ken FWIW you're OK in my book. You've been a great help and I wish you the best. Get settled and sign back up and just be one of us sometime trouble makers
    :D:D:D
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,906
    Thanks for letting us know, thanks for everything you've done for the brand(s) and the forum, and best of luck to you in your future endeavors!

  • polrbehr
    polrbehr Posts: 2,697
    Best of luck in whatever you do.

    Here's an idea, maybe ask the powers that be to give "temporary" mod status to a few
    of the people that expressed interest in doing it?
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


    http://audiomilitia.proboards.com/
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,329
    Best wishes and thanks for everything you did!
  • pglbook
    pglbook Posts: 1,997
    Ken, thanks for everything and all the best in the future.
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,103
    edited November 2019
    la2vegas wrote: »
    polrbehr wrote: »
    Best of luck in whatever you do.

    Here's an idea, maybe ask the powers that be to give "temporary" mod status to a few
    of the people that expressed interest in doing it?

    Here we go again.

    Really? Just can't help yourself can you. Why are you so afraid of some members having moderator privileges?
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,103
    la2vegas wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    la2vegas wrote: »
    polrbehr wrote: »
    Best of luck in whatever you do.

    Here's an idea, maybe ask the powers that be to give "temporary" mod status to a few
    of the people that expressed interest in doing it?

    Here we go again.

    Really? Just can't help yourself can you.

    Well looks like I got one to come out of the weeds. Too easy and predictable.

    So, you admit to trolling. Noted and will be passed on.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • polrbehr
    polrbehr Posts: 2,697
    la2vegas wrote: »
    polrbehr wrote: »
    Best of luck in whatever you do.

    Here's an idea, maybe ask the powers that be to give "temporary" mod status to a few
    of the people that expressed interest in doing it?

    Here we go again.

    Wow. I was not implying they have permanent, heavy-handed absolute dictator status, but maybe the ability to remove some of the junk spam threads that have been popping up? Sort of a "rule by committee" thing.

    You have any better ideas, let's see 'em. :)
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,211
    Face it @la2vegas we need to have someone to at the least trash the spam that has absolutely littered the landscape here if you can't get on board with that then you're deaf and dumb to the bigger problem. I do not know about you but I'm reading here in this thread that our one last guy is walking out the door. Kim Jasper is a great guy but his hands are absolutely full with customer service problems we can probably all agree on should take a front seat to this.
  • So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, adieu...
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,982
    la2vegas wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    la2vegas wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    la2vegas wrote: »
    polrbehr wrote: »
    Best of luck in whatever you do.

    Here's an idea, maybe ask the powers that be to give "temporary" mod status to a few
    of the people that expressed interest in doing it?

    Here we go again.

    Really? Just can't help yourself can you.

    Well looks like I got one to come out of the weeds. Too easy and predictable.

    So, you admit to trolling. Noted and will be passed on.

    Nobody likes me.

    Fixed...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “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.”
  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,385
    Best Wishes Ken!
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