Carolina Polkfest Vol. 5 - Oct. 22-24 2021 North Charleston SC

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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,987
  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,268
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    Good thing those aren't ported. He must really like them!
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,253
    VR3 wrote: »
    Is broke Jesse!

    You shouldn't have let Tom near it. What's broken?
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,605
    That cable stretched across the room is messing up the acoustics of that space...
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,302
    That cable stretched across the room is messing up the acoustics of that space...

    I thought they were fixin' to start jump roping
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,964
    F1nut wrote: »
    VR3 wrote: »
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    I recognize that CDP :)
    F1nut wrote: »
    VR3 wrote: »
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    I recognize that CDP :)

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,302
    Hermitism needs to know for Halloween 2022 ..."The Insurrection"
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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 3,987
    edited October 2021
    I just made one of Tom where he's looking down. I swore I was done for this year!
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,936
    Looks like an amazing time!. I need to make the next one.
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  • gmcman
    gmcman Posts: 1,667
    Wow, looks like a great time, very cool this all came together.
  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,350
    edited October 2021
    Looks like an awesome time, Troy. Glad you had a good turnout and I'm looking forward to your additional impressions. Pleased to read you're digging the latest Polk offerings. I was really impressed with the L200's during the forum demo.
    TroyD wrote: »
    I’m getting some L800 love!
    The rubber feet are spongy...remove them and use the spikes if you can. For the short time you have with them I can confidently say you're missing the last bit of goodness. The bass and mids really tightened up on mine.
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,253
    Tom, thanks for the rundown. I'm thinking there's a half bad connection somewhere, possibly that loose cap you mentioned.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,964
    edited October 2021
    verb wrote: »
    Wow! Everyone reading this thread (including myself) were wishing they were there! Looks like it was a fantastic time!

    My thanks go to the attendees. Really. TLW and I LOVE PolkFest.....but, the real thanks go to the people who come and support it because it IS a commitment of time (and money) to attend and both of those things don't grow on trees...so those that choose to expend those precious resources to spend time with us....sharing in what we love.....means more to TLW and I more than you could possibly imagine. @Navy_Goat and Randy ....guys I've never met, drives all the way down to SC from MD. He doesn't know what he's getting into....and I feel like I've gained a lifelong friend. How farkin cool is that? M

    PolkFest is an amazing, homegrown, grassroots event like no other. It's not a corporate sponsored thing. It's about the forum, it's membership and the one thing that we all have in common, music, audio and Polk. And, really, what is better than sitting down, listening to music, having a beer (or a some homemade moonshine, right @treitz3 ?), shooting the breeze, talking audio and everything else over some steak and lobster and bbq and homemade banana pudding?

    So, for those saying, man, sounds like a great time, wish I could have been there......next year, BE THERE! You will LOVE it. You will make friends and memories that will last you a lifetime. THIS is what social media SHOULD be. I'm not bagging folks for not coming, that's not my intention, life happens and I TOTALLY get it (that's why there has been no PolkFest for almost a decade).....but, be a part of it next year.

    PolkFest 2022 is a thing. October 2022. Start thinking about it now.



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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,042
    Excellent post Troy!!
  • george daniel
    george daniel Posts: 12,096
    Appears a great time was had by all,,Tom and tubes,, the stories I could tell you with his Anthem Amp one. :)
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  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,964
    edited October 2021
    The Hobbit Pimp LIVES!!!

    YES!!

    Believe me, folks, when I say a couple of things. One, I take it as a great compliment that Micah came for all the aforementioned reasons. I am, no joke, honored.

    YES. I expressed in my email that I felt that in past few years....that Polk had somewhat lost it's mojo for me. Nothing bad but nothing that excited me and it had become, well, corporate. Much of the allure of Polk Audio was the people behind it. Genuine people. Nuts about audio. True believers in their respective crafts. I remember reaching out to Micah, oh, 2001ish....pre PolkFest era and saying that we'd be breezing through Bawlmer and perhaps we could stop by 5601 Metro Drive and introduce ourselves?

    Micah was genuinely perplexed as to why. It's a cubicle farm. We work here. Why would anyone want to visit? We did and he was a gracious host and it was awesome. People. That's why.

    Now, I think, perhaps Sound United may be swinging back the pendulum? We shall see but I think that is at least on the radar.....perhaps. BUT they HAVE, IMO, succeeded, in spades.....fulfilling the idea and intent of Polk Audio. Great sounding speakers and real world prices. No BS. I think that what I heard this weekend is fantastic.

    Back to the people though. Amazing....and that's what's great about this hobby in general and Polk Audio in specific.

    Polk Audio. With the heart over the "I" is what it was then....and I think it should remain that way now.
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
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  • Navy_Goat
    Navy_Goat Posts: 346
    edited October 2021
    Where do I even start......

    @TroyD Thanks to you and Wendi for the hospitality! The food was great, the tunes were great, you assembled a great cast and crew for an event like this, but the secret sauce was your effortless generosity. You invited a complete stranger to your house without a second thought. Not only that, but you didn't hesitate when I asked to bring someone who wasn't even active here of the forum. You fed us but more importantly you ;made sure we felt welcome from the the first minute. Until next time, you have my thanks. We both enjoyed the weekend immensely.

    To the rest of the folks that made the weekend special, thank you for welcoming me into the group. Music really can bring people together. On that note the music was awesome! I will add a post below with a list of the tracks that I played on the off chance that others were intrigued by any of them, more on that later this evening. Lou, I am listening to some Takuya Kuroda right now.

    I really enjoyed the conversations. Trey, I appreciate you taking the time to explain your thoughts about crossover work and other related topics. I will be trying some of the suggestions you passed along for sure.

    I hope to see you all again at some time for sure.

    -Caleb
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