West Coast Polk Fest...

This is a gauge of interest only at this time, but how many would be interested in attending a West Coast meet? The location being discussed at this time is my home but that may change a bit if needed to accommodate more people. If we can get a nice turnout, we may be able to have Polk Audio demo the L800’s in the Los Angeles area for the very first time!

I live in Woodland Hills. No date has been set yet. Again this is only to see if we can generate enough interest to make it feasible.

Post your interest here.
The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR21, 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. Yamaha CD-S2100 SACD Player.

In retirement...TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive,

“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.”
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,953
    Atta boy!

    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. ~~ I had found excellence until I heard an ANK DAC ~ ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,253
    It’d be a road trip, but I’m interested (western Oregon).
  • I would be interested
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,849
    edited January 2020
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    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR21, 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. Yamaha CD-S2100 SACD Player.

    In retirement...TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive,

    “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.”
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,569
    If it’s wasn’t like 1500 miles away I would love to meet you and hear those SDAs John! I bet that is one amazing sounding rig and you could teach me a lot about how to get good sound...
    Living Room 2.2: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Arcam SR250; Musical Fidelity A308; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
    Game Room 5.1.4: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology Power Monitor 700s mains, CLR-3000 center, StudioMonitor 350surrounds, ProMonitor 800 atmos x4; Sub - Monoprice Monolith 15in THX Ultra
    Bedroom 2.1
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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    And mine was in jest. Just in cases anyone gets all b.h.
  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,429
    I would be interested
    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.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: SVS SB2000

    Working Warehouse;
    Yamaha A-S301, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
    Will there be an endless koobideh buffet?
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,953
    Knowing John, he'll be serving balls.

    Little balls.

    Little, itty bitty balls.

    "Meatballs", that is...

    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. ~~ I had found excellence until I heard an ANK DAC ~ ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,849
    Yes, there will be food, but I will leave the balls to Russ.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR21, 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. Yamaha CD-S2100 SACD Player.

    In retirement...TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive,

    “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.”
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,953
    So no balls? Bummer.

    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. ~~ I had found excellence until I heard an ANK DAC ~ ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~
  • Theheadsn
    Theheadsn Posts: 413
    I'm in north orange county, would be cool to have a meet up somewhere.
    Home Theater Setup
    • Receiver - Onkyo TX-RZ1100
    • Mains - Polk RTi A9's
    • External Amps - Outlaw 2200 Monoblocks for L/R/C
    • Center - Polk CSiA6
    • Side Surrounds - Polk FXiA6's
    • Atmos - 4 Polk 80F/X RT's
    • Sub - SVS PC-4000
    • T.V. - LG OLED65C7P

  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,429
    I'm 3 hours each way but I'm still in. I'll bring the B&K if you guy's want..
    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.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: SVS SB2000

    Working Warehouse;
    Yamaha A-S301, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,953
    Eh, 4 people is a good start.

    The first Carverfest only had 13 people show up. It's been holding steady at 50-60 people every year since. Ya' got'sta' start somewhere!

    I do know this. John has been trying to start a GTG on the West Coast for some time now. The main issue was the venue many years ago but that was something that was anticipated to have many more folks join in on the fun. While that may have never materialized, you folks have a chance now for the first time to start something on the West Coast.

    You start with 5, then it gains traction and you go from there...

    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. ~~ I had found excellence until I heard an ANK DAC ~ ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
    I am in if the stars align, I have one weekend a month that I can do it.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,476
    maxward wrote: »
    It’d be a road trip, but I’m interested (western Oregon).

    I'd ride with you! I'll bring the weed and Dorido's!
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    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


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  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,638
    Hey John...

    Cool initiatives dude... and I’m checking in because that Monty Python event is just seismic in significance....

    I’m on a totally different continent right now (literally), and no time to spare with my business preoccupations these days, so probably a no-show in the foreseeable future, unfortunately.

    2020 is a new decade, and a lot may happen. I hope to improve my audio equipment before too long... it’s been on standby mode for the last decade. Have promised to take wifey out in any of our favorite Pasadena restaurants every month I increase our net worth by at least 50K... 🤔 😬 😳
    Alea jacta est!
  • civilian
    civilian Posts: 357
    I'd be up for a GTG
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  • ddog
    ddog Posts: 229
    I'm interested in this as well..
    If you need help with food and drinks I'm in for that too.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
    Isn't it the end of the last decade?
  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,638
    Nah... that was December 31, 2019.

    When the 1 of 201x changes to 2 of 202x, it’s a new decade! 🎉
    Alea jacta est!
  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,384
    mrloren wrote: »
    I'm 3 hours each way but I'm still in. I'll bring the B&K if you guy's want..

    dude I never have ever avoid the 6+ hour drive to Skips House or the LSAF! do me a favorite and just show up..okay B)

    and your B&K would Rock my friend! heck ya bring it brother! they will enjoy it! as will I even though I can't make it!

    Dudes ...never pass on a chance to meet a fellow Polkie....

    Last Year i got to meet Ivan & Josh & ERnie/Brian...for the 1st time, & my list is growing and I loving every minute of it!!!

    And I don't give a flying Squirrel if my Grammar sukses the best! :p

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  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
    Kex wrote: »
    Nah... that was December 31, 2019.

    When the 1 of 201x changes to 2 of 202x, it’s a new decade! 🎉

    Nah, let's argue. Is your kid one or zero?

    By definition, a decade is 10 years. The first decade consisted of the years [ 1 - 10 ], and ended when I won the argument LOL!
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,543
    voltz wrote: »
    mrloren wrote: »
    I'm 3 hours each way but I'm still in. I'll bring the B&K if you guy's want..

    dude I never have ever avoid the 6+ hour drive to Skips House or the LSAF! do me a favorite and just show up..okay B)

    and your B&K would Rock my friend! heck ya bring it brother! they will enjoy it! as will I even though I can't make it!

    Dudes ...never pass on a chance to meet a fellow Polkie....

    Last Year i got to meet Ivan & Josh & ERnie/Brian...for the 1st time, & my list is growing and I loving every minute of it!!!

    And I don't give a flying Squirrel if my Grammar sukses the best! :p

    Agree 100%
    We have built great friendships on this forum and sealed the deal with many with gatherings

    Audio is a small community but can feel huge with these forums and gatherings

    Even if it's 3 or 4 people or 20+ ....doesn't matter when its audio gear...more time in the sweet spot


    JUST DO IT !!!!
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  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
    Ron, totally agree life is busy but you have to make time outside of the routine for the good stuff because the routine stuff bites azz and you will never look back and say "I should have done more routine junk". I AM THERE JOHN" meatballs or not! You call the tune!
  • halen
    halen Posts: 641
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Kex wrote: »
    Nah... that was December 31, 2019.

    When the 1 of 201x changes to 2 of 202x, it’s a new decade! 🎉

    Nah, let's argue. Is your kid one or zero?

    By definition, a decade is 10 years. The first decade consisted of the years [ 1 - 10 ], and ended when I won the argument LOL!

    Well. A newborn is not zero on the day born and definitely not 1 yet. If that is the case. A number between zero and one... multiplied by itself to infinity will never be greater than one.

    As for decade. Year#10

    halen
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,253
    At birth, the baby is entering its first year of life at year zero. After one year it starts the second year of its life at year one. Same with a decade, it starts at year 0, and ends at year 9.
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