Carolina Polkfest II : 13-15 Oct 2006

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  • univera
    univera Posts: 848
    edited October 2006
    Great time. Much better than I expected. Then again, don't really know what I expected.

    Random thoughts at 2:15 a.m...

    Trey is one cool under 21 year old...A pleasure....

    Troy D has two very nice rigs...

    Favorite moment: DisneyJoe in a white, lab coat.
    Second favorite moment: Nothing else mattered after that...

    How cool is it having Polk brass show up at this throw down???? Those guys were really into the gear and the drinking....

    Shack, Ted and Bruce have great taste in tunes...

    Lou will never part with his Jolida...

    Anthony likes music to be very loud....

    Anthony is not allowed to control the remote...

    The more Anthony drank, the better the gear sounded...

    Anthony is a cool guy...

    Disney Joe is one wacky, fun guy...

    Chris from Ohio is one super nice guy...

    Fireman Dave likes some good bass lines...

    Jesse didn't smoke his pipe or eat any cheese that I am aware of...

    Troy and Wendi are awesome hosts...

    Their dog has a face only a parent could love...

    Hugo, the dog, scared a room full of people by coming perilously close to taking out an LS9....

    The LS9 is a damn nice speaker with a balanced sound...

    But I wouldn't trade the SDA's...

    The CRS's can fill a room and are surprisingly large sounding for their size. Very impressive, even with a
    blown tweet...

    If you want to see overkill speaker packaging, buy a speaker from Steve in Cali....

    Jesse should open up a vinyl speaker resurfacing business...Perhaps call it "Mahageny Cheese Resurfacing"...

    I missed the autograph session...John D. Strong, please mail me a copy of yours...

    I didn't win a damn thing....

    Noel/Indy was a two time winner....

    Polkfest in NOT about health food....I have a feeling its going to be a long ride home for many, filled with frequent stops at the EZ mart restroom.....

    Dave from Charleston makes a damn good cheesecake...

    A piece of it is stashed in tinfoil in Troy's fridge...left behind by my girlfriend...

    Now I know what "BDT" stands for in Troy's signature...

    Troy doesn't seem that dumb...

    Anthony's apple sausage's were quite tasty....

    Hooser21 missed the Auburn/Florida game. That's a dedicated audiophile. Congrats on the win....

    Russman HAS owed every piece of gear under $5,000....

    Mark looks great in a pair of asschaps and plays a mean game of beef darts....Unfortunately, he plays a bit rough. I'm already a bit sore....but only in the nether region...

    Brett22 sleeps alot, even when music is approaching 90dbs...

    I love the AR9's and realize why I really enjoyed my old AR towers in my teens...

    I broke a toe after dropping the Jolida remote on my foot...

    I want the Jolida and the 50lb. remote....

    I have no plans to own a vinyl rig, but I didn't know an LP could sound so good. Money for Nothing on half/speed sounded saweet....

    Owning any amp without a remote should be against official Forum policy....even if it is only two feet in front of you...Troy, take note....

    Ted's Trivista is one bad ****...I want cool, blue lights on the feet of my cd player that tell me when its "ready to rock"....

    His Dodd MLP ain't too shabby, either...

    The Dodd ELP sounds good but the MLP is more refined....It also costs ALOT more....

    I have officially been devirginized into tube heaven....All day listening with little fatigue....

    I'm afraid to see what will happen when Anthony hosts next year...That should be a no holds barred affair...

    Hate to admit it, but Korn's cover of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" was actually one of my highlights. A true, PF moment. Lights out, in the AR room. In a "kind" kind of way...

    Troy D would be rolling in his prospective grave if he knew Korn was rocking out in the analog room....

    There are some great people involved in this forum with a genuine spirit of helping....

    Thanks again to Troy and Wendi for letting their house become a haven for audio geeks...

    Thanks to Ted for being the official gear swapper and not blowing up any of my equipment...

    I'll be keeping my Anthems...
    UNIVERA
    Historic Charleston SC

    2 Channel:
    SDA-SRS's RDO tweets
    Biamped Anthem 2 SE's w/1970's NOS Siemens CCA's
    Anthem Pre 2L w/E.harmonix platinum matched 6H23's
    CDP- NAD C 542



    HT setup:
    AVR: NAD T 773
    Rears: Polk LC80i
    DVD: Toshiba 3109 dual tray
    Subs: Velodyne and M&K
    T.V.: Sony KDL-52XBR4 w/Vans Evers Clean Line Jr.
    Conditioner: Panamax M5100EX

    Master Bedroom Sony 40KDL-XBR3

    "I love it when a plan comes together." Hannibal Smith, The A-Team
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,607
    edited October 2006
    Thanks man, you are cool yourself...

    And to all the onlookers - this guy has some of the baddest effing amps you'll ever see.
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,952
    edited October 2006
    All I can say right now is WOW.

    More later. Have to find my liver, I think it's on the front lawn....

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • disneyjoe7
    disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,435
    edited October 2006
    Troy,

    Check to under the deck out back, I remember the dog playing with something ODDdddddddddddddddd.

    Speakers
    Carver Amazing Fronts
    CS400i Center
    RT800i's Rears
    Sub Paradigm Servo 15

    Electronics
    Conrad Johnson PV-5 pre-amp
    Parasound Halo A23
    Pioneer 84TXSi AVR
    Pioneer 79Avi DVD
    Sony CX400 CD changer
    Panasonic 42-PX60U Plasma
    WMC Win7 32bit HD DVR


  • Strong Bad
    Strong Bad Posts: 4,276
    edited October 2006
    My head just doesn't feel right for some reason this morning. Had a yummy breakfast (anything is yummy when ya feel like crap) with Mark while Russ slipped back into a coma.

    As I type this, I noticed a zombie like figure walking the motel lobby. That was Russ! Not a good sight.

    We're off.....
    No excuses!
  • amulford
    amulford Posts: 5,020
    edited October 2006
    It's Sunday morning and I think a squirrel took a dump in my mouth last night.

    Damn my liver is mad at me...
  • univera
    univera Posts: 848
    edited October 2006
    TroyD wrote:
    All I can say right now is WOW.

    More later. Have to find my liver, I think it's on the front lawn....

    BDT

    No, that's dog ****. I think Hugo may have put on a few pounds off scraps...It's gotta end up somewhere....

    Don't tell anyone, but after I pointed out your dog depositing fertilizer on your neighbor's lawn at the outset of PF, Lou promptly stepped in it while walking to his car. Not a great start to the Fest, but I believe he overcame...
    UNIVERA
    Historic Charleston SC

    2 Channel:
    SDA-SRS's RDO tweets
    Biamped Anthem 2 SE's w/1970's NOS Siemens CCA's
    Anthem Pre 2L w/E.harmonix platinum matched 6H23's
    CDP- NAD C 542



    HT setup:
    AVR: NAD T 773
    Rears: Polk LC80i
    DVD: Toshiba 3109 dual tray
    Subs: Velodyne and M&K
    T.V.: Sony KDL-52XBR4 w/Vans Evers Clean Line Jr.
    Conditioner: Panamax M5100EX

    Master Bedroom Sony 40KDL-XBR3

    "I love it when a plan comes together." Hannibal Smith, The A-Team
  • Demiurge
    Demiurge Posts: 10,874
    edited October 2006
    amulford wrote:
    It's Sunday morning and I think a squirrel took a dump in my mouth last night.

    Damn my liver is mad at me...

    I really hope you didn't wake up with nut in your mouth.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,607
    edited October 2006
    Ha! Well Im back! 85-90 on cruise control for... 3 hours is fun!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • audiobliss
    audiobliss Posts: 12,519
    edited October 2006
    What? You're back? Already?

    Man, you have cruise control...I envy you...on long trips...
    Jstas wrote: »
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    In Use
    PS3, Yamaha CDR-HD1300, Plex, Amazon Fire TV Gen 2
    Pioneer Elite VSX-52, Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-82ii, RC-62ii, RS-42ii, RW-10d
    Epson 8700UB

    In Storage
    [Home Audio]
    Rotel RCD-02, Yamaha KX-W900U, Sony ST-S500ES, Denon DP-7F
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII, Parasound P/HP-850, ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Klipsch RF-35, RB-51ii

    [Car Audio]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP, Memphis 16-MCA3004, Boston Acoustic RC520
  • dorokusai
    dorokusai Posts: 25,534
    edited October 2006
    My **** just scurried into the sewage system on it's own....wtf did I eat this weekend to create someting so evil?

    Brett also claimed to have dropped one that had skin and eyes.

    I think a hospital visit will be neccesary in the near future.
    CTC BBQ Amplifier, Sonic Frontiers Line3 Pre-Amplifier and Wadia 581 SACD player. Speakers? Always changing but for now, Mission Argonauts I picked up for $50 bucks, mint.
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,952
    edited October 2006
    It was awesome, period. I miss you guys already.

    Cheers,
    Russ
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • audiobliss
    audiobliss Posts: 12,519
    edited October 2006
    Man, I wish I could've been there. Bet it was a blast!

    Where are the pictures already? From the sound of things...I'm not real sure I wanna see them! :eek:
    Jstas wrote: »
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    In Use
    PS3, Yamaha CDR-HD1300, Plex, Amazon Fire TV Gen 2
    Pioneer Elite VSX-52, Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-82ii, RC-62ii, RS-42ii, RW-10d
    Epson 8700UB

    In Storage
    [Home Audio]
    Rotel RCD-02, Yamaha KX-W900U, Sony ST-S500ES, Denon DP-7F
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII, Parasound P/HP-850, ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Klipsch RF-35, RB-51ii

    [Car Audio]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP, Memphis 16-MCA3004, Boston Acoustic RC520
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,952
    edited October 2006
    All in due course. We've got other things going on right now.
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • univera
    univera Posts: 848
    edited October 2006
    "My **** just scurried into the sewage system on it's own....wtf did I eat this weekend to create someting so evil?"


    Could it be the pan fried sauerkraut??? Or was it the sausage with maple and apple....or the pulled pork Bar B Que...or was it the Bar B Q chicken...or the pecan pie...or the bannana pudding...or the mayo laden potato salad...or the keg beer, or the missing whiskey from multiple bottles....or the nacho chips...or.....

    Did Brett stay awake for any part of the return drive? Big guy needs a lot of beauty rest....I think we could have used a Bose setup and Brett wouldn't have known the difference due to his fleeting moments of consciousness:D
    UNIVERA
    Historic Charleston SC

    2 Channel:
    SDA-SRS's RDO tweets
    Biamped Anthem 2 SE's w/1970's NOS Siemens CCA's
    Anthem Pre 2L w/E.harmonix platinum matched 6H23's
    CDP- NAD C 542



    HT setup:
    AVR: NAD T 773
    Rears: Polk LC80i
    DVD: Toshiba 3109 dual tray
    Subs: Velodyne and M&K
    T.V.: Sony KDL-52XBR4 w/Vans Evers Clean Line Jr.
    Conditioner: Panamax M5100EX

    Master Bedroom Sony 40KDL-XBR3

    "I love it when a plan comes together." Hannibal Smith, The A-Team
  • reeltrouble1
    reeltrouble1 Posts: 9,312
    edited October 2006
    Just hit the house in Georgia, man what a time.

    Jesse, the Mrs. has officially told me not to mess with her I-SONIC, can you imagine showing up at an event and leaving with such a cool thing as a raffle give away!!!!!!! POLK ROCKS

    It was great to see old friends and new ones, get a hug and squeeze from flexible Anna, then sip a bit and eat to my hearts content.

    Well, lots more to say, but just to worn out, see you all in the morning.

    RT1
  • George Grand
    George Grand Posts: 12,258
    edited October 2006
    I just got off the phone with Antny and understand that next years is at his house. See you there.

    Looks like BDT has been eating good again. Hey, I take it you finally nailed a pair of AR-9's. Don't eat them.

    Peter Ng
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,952
    edited October 2006
    Teaser shots....

    1st up - Official noob welcome wagon

    2nd - The wood Jedi and Polk65 refinishing a pair of CRS+ on the fly (they were blank MDF a few minutes prior....)

    3rd - Polk guys on the back deck, gettin' chatty.

    4th - Trey praying for a set of AR9

    5th - Strong Bad

    I gotta get some sleep.

    Cheers,
    Russ
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • disneyjoe7
    disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,435
    edited October 2006
    Back in town myself, really enjoyed myself. And again a sweet PF thanks to the host Troy and Wendi (Troy's better half)

    So what are we doing with the pictures? Post here or somewhere else? Lets talk if we haven't before.

    Speakers
    Carver Amazing Fronts
    CS400i Center
    RT800i's Rears
    Sub Paradigm Servo 15

    Electronics
    Conrad Johnson PV-5 pre-amp
    Parasound Halo A23
    Pioneer 84TXSi AVR
    Pioneer 79Avi DVD
    Sony CX400 CD changer
    Panasonic 42-PX60U Plasma
    WMC Win7 32bit HD DVR


  • Strong Bad
    Strong Bad Posts: 4,276
    edited October 2006
    Finally made it in. Took almost another hour from Mark's house. I'm dead!

    I figured I'd give you chumps a teaser of the photography highlight of my night.

    God help us all!

    More on Tuesday. I'll edit all of mine and post to my photography website. You can right click and take what you want from there.


    Strongbad
    No excuses!
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,607
    edited October 2006
    Man... that pic of John posessed is absolutely hilarious... far better than it was on the lil camera screen! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Strong Bad
    Strong Bad Posts: 4,276
    edited October 2006
    Yes mom, I was a good boy at Polkfest!
    No excuses!
  • audiobliss
    audiobliss Posts: 12,519
    edited October 2006
    Oh-hoo. That one's gonna come in handy! :D
    Jstas wrote: »
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    In Use
    PS3, Yamaha CDR-HD1300, Plex, Amazon Fire TV Gen 2
    Pioneer Elite VSX-52, Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-82ii, RC-62ii, RS-42ii, RW-10d
    Epson 8700UB

    In Storage
    [Home Audio]
    Rotel RCD-02, Yamaha KX-W900U, Sony ST-S500ES, Denon DP-7F
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII, Parasound P/HP-850, ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Klipsch RF-35, RB-51ii

    [Car Audio]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP, Memphis 16-MCA3004, Boston Acoustic RC520
  • George Grand
    George Grand Posts: 12,258
    edited October 2006
    Picture #1. Russ, you NEED to grow a moustache or beard man. Get some facial hair going there. Don't ever spend a night in prison until you do.
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,063
    edited October 2006
    I got home about 10:15, Anthony has another 2 hours to go.

    Gotta thank Troy and Wendi for another GREAT Polkfest!!! I can't say enough about how wonderful they are. And a big thanks to Polk Audio, especially Al and "Polk" Paul for all their support.

    More later...
    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

  • shack
    shack Posts: 11,154
    edited October 2006
    TroyD wrote:
    More later. Have to find my liver, I think it's on the front lawn....

    BDT

    Nah...that's just a sausage that fell off the grill.....
    "Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right." - Ricky Gervais

    "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." - Stuart Chase

    "Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson
  • Fireman32
    Fireman32 Posts: 4,845
    edited October 2006
    Midnight and I just got home. A fun 12 hour drive me and lou had. Will talk about it more when im not so tired. Thanks to Troy and Wendi for being such excellent hosts. I had a great time ate like a champ and made a bunch of very cool new friends. It was great meeting everyone and i look foward to next years polkfest. Being it will be in jersey the 90 minute drive will be much nicer on my bad back. I'm in so much pain right now its not funny. Cant wait to see the pictures. Try make sure you post the vampire picture and of course my famous ear shot. Hope everyone made it home safe and Brett did not fall asleep while driving. Also thanks for the vinyl hookup Troy im going to be playing with that bad boy all week while im off and I'm sure to get hooked and will spend alot of money in the future. On that note im going to go to sleep untill tuesday.
  • shack
    shack Posts: 11,154
    edited October 2006
    shack wrote:
    Nah...that's just a sausage that fell off the grill.....

    Well...I hope it was a sausage and not your liver....cause Hugo ate it.
    "Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right." - Ricky Gervais

    "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." - Stuart Chase

    "Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson
  • ohskigod
    ohskigod Posts: 6,494
    edited October 2006
    univera wrote:

    Don't tell anyone, but after I pointed out your dog depositing fertilizer on your neighbor's lawn at the outset of PF, Lou promptly stepped in it while walking to his car. Not a great start to the Fest, but I believe he overcame...


    I thought I hid it well, since no one asked what the hell I was doing when I was power washing my shoes with Troy's hose, then walking around in socks (inside and outside) for the next 4 hours. That dog's pop has the consistency of play dough mixed with glue and sawdust!!!!!

    Dave and I got home 11:30pm, making for a 12hr, 15 minute transport time with traffic and stops.

    Trey, get that picture of Jesse looking dead up ASAP!!!!
    2 Channel -
    Ci Audio Passive Pre. Jolida CD player. Songbird streamer. California Audio Labs Sigma II DAC, Outlaw m200 monoblocks (x2). Polk R200 (my god these things are wonderful!), Nordost Blue Heaven and Unity interconnects.

    Office Rig -
    Aiyima A07 amp, FX Audio DAC X6, my iphone and Tidal app, California Audio Labs DX1 CD player, Polk RT35i bookshelves.
  • ohskigod
    ohskigod Posts: 6,494
    edited October 2006
    I heard everyone say after polkfest 04 that Troy and Wendi were phenomenal hosts. this year confirmed it for me. you guys rock!!! the food, the pudding, the tunes, the gear, the pudding, the dog ****, the makers mark, the pudding......... great memories for the future
    2 Channel -
    Ci Audio Passive Pre. Jolida CD player. Songbird streamer. California Audio Labs Sigma II DAC, Outlaw m200 monoblocks (x2). Polk R200 (my god these things are wonderful!), Nordost Blue Heaven and Unity interconnects.

    Office Rig -
    Aiyima A07 amp, FX Audio DAC X6, my iphone and Tidal app, California Audio Labs DX1 CD player, Polk RT35i bookshelves.