January 2008 Polkfest - Richmond, BC

michael_w
michael_w Posts: 2,813
edited January 2008 in Gatherings & Special Events
What:
The first (to my knowledge?) polkfest held in BC - Anything audio, selling, buying, listening, bbq'ing etc.

When:
Saturday January 26, 2008 - Starts at 2:30ish and ends when it ends

Where:
My house in Richmond / Steveston, BC. Actually taking place within a rec center in my co-op. It should comfortably fit 20/25 people with gear. I will PM or email the exact address closer to the date to those attending, probably sometime in early January. Actual address will be pm'd / emailed closer to the event.

Who:
Anyone can come - just give me numbers





I will be hosting and updating the master guest list in this post. Please let me know if you plan to attend and who you're bringing so I can keep a good perspective as to how big it will be and how much food will be needed. The date is pretty firm as we are getting closer and closer to the end of the year.


I have posted it on DIYaudio.com Here.


*** For any inquiries, please either post here or email me at [email protected]***




Confirmed:
Michael_w
(gear available: LSi9, Monitor 7b, diy voigt pipes w/ 3" audax drivers, diy atlas 15, nad c352 int. amp, channel islands passive pre, parasound php-850 pre, kimber hero rca's)

janmike: MIT Shotgun S1 bi-wires

danger boy (plans could change)

phoneisbusy (definitely, probably, maybe attending)

Geek (Gregg from diyaudio): Aura 2-ways + Baby Amp (2W SET)

Cal Weldon (diyaudio): possibly calhouns

Colin (diyaudio): Aspen Soraya CB105

Polk65

Planet10 (Dave from diyaudio): 2 pr of Fonkens


Maybes:

russman (long shot but... it could happen)
woofiepaws?
Taj (todd from diyaudio)
SCD (scott from diyaudio)
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Comments

  • danger boy
    danger boy Posts: 15,722
    edited June 2007
    wow.. this is really going to happen.. What a great idea this has turned out to be. :)
    PolkFest 2012, who's going>?
    Vancouver, Canada Sept 30th, 2012 - Madonna concert :cheesygrin:
  • michael_w
    michael_w Posts: 2,813
    edited June 2007
    It'll happen if people show up. *hint hint*


    I know January isn't the best time, but its not like it gets that cold in Richmond anyways. It'll be worth it to have it around then if Janmike can come down. One more polkie is always a good thing.
  • Frank Z
    Frank Z Polk-a-dweeb Posts: 5,860
    edited June 2007
    Have fun folks.

    There aren't but 3 Polkies in Colorado.
    9/11 - WE WILL NEVER FORGET!! (<---<<click)
    2005-06 Club Polk Football Pool Champion!! :D
  • michael_w
    michael_w Posts: 2,813
    edited June 2007
    That's what I was worried about with the vancouver one, but I figure it's worth a shot.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,738
    edited June 2007
    Day after my Birthday!

    Wish I could attend! Should be fun!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • danger boy
    danger boy Posts: 15,722
    edited June 2007
    michael_w wrote: »
    That's what I was worried about with the vancouver one, but I figure it's worth a shot.

    Well, if some of the Seattle or Portland area Polkies wanted to head North for PF08-Canada they could. ;)
    PolkFest 2012, who's going>?
    Vancouver, Canada Sept 30th, 2012 - Madonna concert :cheesygrin:
  • janmike
    janmike Posts: 6,146
    edited June 2007
    I'll be there Michael. Great job on heading this up.
    For any of you that have not been to BC you are in for some spectacular scenery. Absolutely gorgeous and NO it is not freezing.
    Michael ;)
    In the beginning, all knowledge was new!

    NORTH of 60°
  • woofiepaws
    woofiepaws Posts: 214
    edited June 2007
    I better start applying for my passport now.

    I could bring Carver Silver 9Ts.
    MacBook Pro running Roon-Monoprice USB-Schiit Gungir Multibit-Audioquest Earth-Schiit Freya with Tung Sol 6SN7s-Audioquest Sky-Krell FPB 400cx-Audioquest Mont Blanc-1.2tls with all the mods.
  • michael_w
    michael_w Posts: 2,813
    edited June 2007
    It'll probably be 5 / 41 degrees come January.

    Good to hear you'll be able to make it Mike!

    It's about an hour drive from the border so I expect to see some Seattle / Portland polkies :D

    woofiepaws, the carvers would be awesome to bring up. I'm not sure how the whole border thing would work out but the last audio meet I went to the guys brought up thousands worth of electronics and speakers for the day and they didn't mention any issues.
  • michael_w
    michael_w Posts: 2,813
    edited June 2007
    Bump!

    Two confirmed so far... and I think dave / phoneisbusy is going to try and make it as well? So what about some residents of Spokane and Puget Sound *hint hint* :)
  • danger boy
    danger boy Posts: 15,722
    edited June 2007
    pencil me in... it's quite a ways out... so things could change between now and then. but i'd sure enjoy meeting you all. :)
    PolkFest 2012, who's going>?
    Vancouver, Canada Sept 30th, 2012 - Madonna concert :cheesygrin:
  • michael_w
    michael_w Posts: 2,813
    edited July 2007
    July bump.

    A new three burner stainless steel bbq just made it into my backyard for just over a benjamin. I think this is a sign that January bbq'ing must happen.
    dsc00237wincebu3.jpg
  • phoneisbusy
    phoneisbusy Posts: 867
    edited July 2007
    I'll definitely probably attend. Maybe...
    Thanks for taking this on!

    Dave
    Time is the best teacher. Unfortunately it kills all its students.
  • michael_w
    michael_w Posts: 2,813
    edited July 2007
    Such a decisive bunch ;)


    I do realize it's seven months away so I don't expect a lot of "Absolutely I'll be there". I'll be bumping this once in a while and hope to firm up plans and guest lists come December.
  • danger boy
    danger boy Posts: 15,722
    edited July 2007
    this far out.. i'm about 51% sure i'll be able to attend. ;)







    great looking BBQ grill..
    PolkFest 2012, who's going>?
    Vancouver, Canada Sept 30th, 2012 - Madonna concert :cheesygrin:
  • janmike
    janmike Posts: 6,146
    edited July 2007
    Michael, I will be flying down so bringing gear will be a problem. But what I could bring is my MIT Shotgun S1 bi-wires.
    Michael ;)
    In the beginning, all knowledge was new!

    NORTH of 60°
  • michael_w
    michael_w Posts: 2,813
    edited July 2007
    I figured it would be a bit difficult to bring anything on a plane and to trust the hotel with it. If you want to bring the wire that would work well since I don't really have any decent cabling. It would also make for a good a/b with my home depot in-wall (not actually installed in the wall - just used in-wall grade).
  • janmike
    janmike Posts: 6,146
    edited July 2007
    Come on folks. Vancouver is an awesome place.
    Michael ;)
    In the beginning, all knowledge was new!

    NORTH of 60°
  • phoneisbusy
    phoneisbusy Posts: 867
    edited July 2007
    I'm planning on attending!

    Dave
    Time is the best teacher. Unfortunately it kills all its students.
  • danger boy
    danger boy Posts: 15,722
    edited July 2007
    I'm planning on attending!

    Dave

    I'd be concerned if you weren't there.. we'd have to hunt you down.. ;)
    PolkFest 2012, who's going>?
    Vancouver, Canada Sept 30th, 2012 - Madonna concert :cheesygrin:
  • michael_w
    michael_w Posts: 2,813
    edited August 2007
    Bump. I noticed a couple new members are from Vancouver. Anyone is welcome to come and bring their families / friends!
  • danger boy
    danger boy Posts: 15,722
    edited August 2007
    michael_w wrote: »
    Bump. I noticed a couple new members are from Vancouver. Anyone is welcome to come and bring their families / friends!

    yes... more Polkies is always a good thing. ;)
    PolkFest 2012, who's going>?
    Vancouver, Canada Sept 30th, 2012 - Madonna concert :cheesygrin:
  • joeparaski
    joeparaski Posts: 1,865
    edited August 2007
    I won't go because it's in "Richmond" B.C. A couple of years ago the transmission in my motorhome failed in "Richmond" Virginia. 2 weeks ago my cars' transmission failed in "Richmond" Georgia. With my luck the plane will probably crash in Richmond B.C.

    Joe
    Amplifiers: 1-SAE Mark IV, 4-SAE 2400, 1-SAE 2500, 2-SAE 2600, 1-Buttkicker BKA 1000N w/2-tactile transducers. Sources: Sony BDP CX7000es, Sony CX300/CX400/CX450/CX455, SAE 8000 tuner, Akai 4000D R2R, Technics 1100A TT, Epson 8500UB with Carada 100". Speakers:Polk SDA SRS, 3.1TL, FXi5, FXi3, 2-SVS 20-29, Yamaha, SVS center sub. Power:2-Monster HTS3500, Furman M-8D & RR16 Plus. 2-SAE 4000 X-overs, SAE 5000a noise reduction, MSB Link DAC III, MSB Powerbase, Behringer 2496, Monarchy DIP 24/96.
  • michael_w
    michael_w Posts: 2,813
    edited August 2007
    Does it help any that I don't actually live in Richmond? It's being held in "Steveston" (much better than Richmond ;) ).
  • janmike
    janmike Posts: 6,146
    edited August 2007
    You are flying into Vancouver. Or, fly to Calgary, rent a car, see Jasper and Banff and then drive to the Polk Fest. Hell of a trip.
    Michael ;)
    In the beginning, all knowledge was new!

    NORTH of 60°
  • michael_w
    michael_w Posts: 2,813
    edited August 2007
    Hahaha.... well he HAS to go through Richmond to get to my house. Bus from Van? It'll take half an hour and if something breaks on the bus, no biggie :D
  • michael_w
    michael_w Posts: 2,813
    edited September 2007
    Since it looks like we're lacking a little bit in the attendance area what do you guys say about me throwing this up on DIYAudio.com? The people over there are crazy for anything audio and their past audio meets have been pretty fun. And to point out the obvious... it would probably bring a few diy speakers and electronics into the mix. Maybe even get RAW, Exodus, Adire, CSS and some of the others into the mix (they hang out on the diyaudio.com forum).
  • danger boy
    danger boy Posts: 15,722
    edited September 2007
    sounds like a fun bunch those DIY gang.. sure.. the more the merrier... but i'm not hosting it.. so it's up to you. but I say invite..

    anyone have SDA's that will be attending? just curious
    PolkFest 2012, who's going>?
    Vancouver, Canada Sept 30th, 2012 - Madonna concert :cheesygrin:
  • phoneisbusy
    phoneisbusy Posts: 867
    edited September 2007
    What sort of numbers do we have so far?
    I'd love to hear Al's new OB-2x speaker if he'd loan a pair out.

    Sadly, Adire is no more. :(

    Dave
    Time is the best teacher. Unfortunately it kills all its students.
  • danger boy
    danger boy Posts: 15,722
    edited September 2007
    what happen to Adire? is that Adire Audio or another Adire?
    PolkFest 2012, who's going>?
    Vancouver, Canada Sept 30th, 2012 - Madonna concert :cheesygrin: