2010 Polkfest, rockin dirty Jersey!!

13132333436

Comments

  • ohskigod
    ohskigod Posts: 6,494
    edited October 2010
    I wouldnt mind Orlando, or Troy's as he seems to be chomping at the bit to have it too.

    rochambeau for it boys..lol
    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.
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 13,022
    edited October 2010
    Well, honestly, PF in Charleston is ALWAYS an option. As long as I got a place to live, PF has a home. That said, I don't want to be greedy.....

    I dunno about Florida....I don't want to get shitfaced and then wind up on the the credits of a Bang Bus episode. ;)

    I think Chez Abernathy is a GREAT idea....his place is IDEAL for a PF.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • disneyjoe7
    disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,435
    edited October 2010
    TroyD wrote: »
    I dunno about Florida....

    BDT

    Huh why?

    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


  • reeltrouble1
    reeltrouble1 Posts: 9,312
    edited October 2010
    I would support Diz or Russ. Both places have something to offer as far as location. There are activities for families if someone wants to come early or stay after, great time of the year, each place is easy access. It was nice to go to Lou's as a host and it was a really great Fest, but then he has been to all the Fests and knew the playbook. I have always thought that the PolkFest Host should be someone who has supported them with their attendance at other members. Diz has stepped up. For those that dont know, these member house PolkFests are put on by the Host and member friends who donate.

    Since we are headed back North or close to the Northeast the following year either of these locations are cool. Russ has been to each Fest and he is cute, Diz to nearly all of them and he is cuddly. Both are solid members. Either way a great party and time.

    RT1
  • disneyjoe7
    disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,435
    edited October 2010
    Thank you Ted, you know what this house is all about, and I'm sure I could host a very sweet PF also.

    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


  • amulford
    amulford Posts: 5,020
    edited October 2010
    I'll be at either place, cause they both sound like a good idea. But we were discussing it and kind of came to a general consensus that we would like to see it in the Midwest next year. It's kind of been locked up on the East Coast the past few years, it would make it more accessible for the left Coasties...
  • hoosier21
    hoosier21 Posts: 4,406
    edited October 2010
    Steve sounds like he is ready, willing and able to host one, take the ball and run with it.
    Dodd - Battery Preamp
    Monarchy Audio SE100 Delux - mono power amps
    Sony DVP-NS999ES - SACD player
    ADS 1230 - Polk SDA 2B
    DIY Stereo Subwoofer towers w/(4) 12 drivers each
    Crown K1 - Subwoofer amp
    Outlaw ICBM - crossover
    Beringher BFD - sub eq

    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

    "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us have...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 13,022
    edited October 2010
    disneyjoe7 wrote: »
    Huh why?

    DJ, I'm just hacking on you, broham.....I have NO issues with going to Florida!

    Well, I think it's stayed East Coast because that's where people have volunteered to have it. If someone is passionate about having it in the midwest...by all means, pick up the ball and run with it.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • amulford
    amulford Posts: 5,020
    edited October 2010
    When I say we, I mean some of the reps and such. Just so we could get make it easier and maybe expose some folks who wouldn't normally make the trip.

    There weren't any volunteers per say, I guess we're just going to have to bum-rush somebody and house their joint...
  • shack
    shack Posts: 11,155
    edited October 2010
    If it's the Midwest that everyone wants...maybe one of the Rockford Audio Society guys could step up to the plate. They are about as Midwest as you can get. :D
    "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
  • reeltrouble1
    reeltrouble1 Posts: 9,312
    edited October 2010
    I was not involved in any such discussion so now the reps are picking polkfest??? Oh OK. Whatever they want the reps that is. Then if the reps want to pick they should kick in a couple grand.

    Disney has stepped up and I am supporting him. Seems I am not alone either.

    RT1
  • cnh
    cnh Posts: 13,284
    edited October 2010
    Florida sounds good. And it might give me an excuse to finally get there--we've been promising our daughter, who is rapidly approaching High School, a trip to Orlando for years?

    I think DisneyJ's offer presents a lot of possibilities for us NORTH EAST guys! I know I'd consider it 'seriously' and also spend some vacation time there if I can arrange it.

    cnh
    Currently orbiting Bowie's Blackstar.!

    Polk Lsi-7s, Def Tech 8" sub, HK 3490, HK HD 990 (CDP/DAC), AKG Q701s
    [sig. changed on a monthly basis as I rotate in and out of my stash]
  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,604
    edited October 2010
    These "reps". Are they like this "Inner Circle" I hear so much about?
    Expert Moron Extraordinaire

    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • cstmar01
    cstmar01 Posts: 4,406
    edited October 2010
    Maybe a dumb question but when do you guys have the PF that then go to the HQ? or was that kind of a one time deal?
  • Face
    Face Posts: 14,340
    edited October 2010
    Every few years. It'll happen again in 2012.
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Face
    Face Posts: 14,340
    edited October 2010
    Just saw the showcase, I had no idea someone brought Saki, I would have been all over that!
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche
  • amulford
    amulford Posts: 5,020
    edited October 2010
    I was not involved in any such discussion so now the reps are picking polkfest??? Oh OK. Whatever they want the reps that is. Then if the reps want to pick they should kick in a couple grand.

    Disney has stepped up and I am supporting him. Seems I am not alone either.

    Get the knot out of your panties for cryin out loud. It was just a discussion. I fully support DJ, too. Hell Yeah I'd like to go to Florida. Might even get further south so I could get Darla to put the cuffs on me if I try hard enough...
    These "reps". Are they like this "Inner Circle" I hear so much about?

    Yes, kind of a Secret Society within the Rodina. They are the secret clique who CAN drink copious amounts of Makers Mark and NOT try to invert their internal organs. We tried to initiate you into the fold, but...
  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,604
    edited October 2010
    amulford wrote: »
    Yes, kind of a Secret Society within the Rodina. They are the secret clique who CAN drink copious amounts of Makers Mark and NOT try to invert their internal organs. We tried to initiate you into the fold, but...

    Good. I don't want to be part of your circle jerk. I'm quite happy in my own, angry, hate-filled world!
    Expert Moron Extraordinaire

    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • cnh
    cnh Posts: 13,284
    edited October 2010
    Now now...

    People who can 'drink' a LOT:

    1. Big and usually overweight boys (can absorb more alcohol before getting their brain fried).
    2. Those who 'consistently' drink too much so that they may or may not be alcoholics, but certainly have developed an ABOVE AVERAGE tolerance. (I did an internship working for the National Council on Alcoholism, years ago-in NYC).
    3. Those whose bodies are so ravaged or ill that they don't register 'normal' reactions to alcohol till it's too late and they're in the hospital for an underlying problem. (As examples) I lost two grad advisors to liver cancer and diabetes.

    Coming from a culture where holding one's liquor is a mandatory sign of manhood. I watched my father develop congestive heart failure from his 'abilities' as the Doctor told him, you continue like this and you'll be gone!

    At my age, there's really nothing left to prove except to share a drink or two or three with friends but not to the point of flaming out.

    But most of what I saw at Polkfest was all in good fun. And people were largely responsible as is evidenced by the fact that Lou's house and gear are still in tact.

    cnh
    Currently orbiting Bowie's Blackstar.!

    Polk Lsi-7s, Def Tech 8" sub, HK 3490, HK HD 990 (CDP/DAC), AKG Q701s
    [sig. changed on a monthly basis as I rotate in and out of my stash]
  • jimmydep
    jimmydep Posts: 1,305
    edited October 2010
    cnh wrote: »

    At my age, there's really nothing left to prove except to share a drink or two or three with friends but not to the point of flaming out.

    But most of what I saw at Polkfest was all in good fun. And people were largely responsible as is evidenced by the fact that Lou's house and gear are still in tact.

    cnh

    Very true, but there's always one (young) guy who ends up fertilizing the bushes.........:)

    I thought everyone at Polk Fest acted responsibly, and were respectful of the host's house and gear.

    Jimmy
  • Fireman32
    Fireman32 Posts: 4,845
    edited October 2010
    I am up for a FL polkfest. I will be in the pool most of the weekend.
  • Ricardo
    Ricardo Posts: 10,619
    edited October 2010
    I drink to that.
    _________________________________________________
    ***\\\\\........................... My Audio Journey ............................./////***

    2008 & 2010 Football Pool WINNER
    SOPA
    Thank God for different opinions. Imagine the world if we all wanted the same woman
  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,619
    edited October 2010
    Fireman32 wrote: »
    I am up for a FL polkfest. I will be in the pool most of the weekend.

    Doesn't Polk have some underwater speakers we could demo
    Ricardo wrote: »
    I drink to that.

    Me too, some of that Raizol Tequila!!! But I thought Polkfest 2011 was going to be at your place Ricardo :D:p:)

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | Pangea AC14SE MKII | Legend L600 | BlueSound Node 3 - Tubes add soul!
  • Big Dawg
    Big Dawg Posts: 2,005
    edited October 2010
    cnh wrote: »
    Now now...

    People who can 'drink' a LOT:

    1. Big and usually overweight boys (can absorb more alcohol before getting their brain fried).


    cnh

    Hey - to whom are you referring?
  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited October 2010
    Steve, Florida sounds great. Just make sure you can get your air conditioner down to about 65 degrees, thank you!!!

    At Ted's I hung out in the old Woodshed, ah nice and cool and close to the turntable!
  • disneyjoe7
    disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,435
    edited October 2010
    Thanks Guys and Gals, I'm thinking October 7th Friday, 8th Saturday, cool down 9th Sunday. Around this time, if you like before or after, but please not during PF.

    Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights.

    http://www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando/


    Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

    http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/epcot/special-events/epcot-international-food-and-wine-festival/


    I'm sure I'm missing another 1000 things you can do in Orlando but you got the idea....


    Pool should be around 85f or so. Days are usually about 85f but a little nicer since its not too humid. Nights are about 70f or so, really nice weather.

    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


  • ohskigod
    ohskigod Posts: 6,494
    edited October 2010
    Big Dawg wrote: »
    Hey - to whom are you referring?

    uh about 80 percent of us? LOL :p
    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.
  • disneyjoe7
    disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,435
    edited October 2010
    Steve, Florida sounds great. Just make sure you can get your air conditioner down to about 65 degrees, thank you!!!

    At Ted's I hung out in the old Woodshed, ah nice and cool and close to the turntable!



    Joe, I think you will have a special area for REALLY COOL A/C. :D

    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


  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,944
    edited October 2010
    There won't be any water left in that pool after the first hour.
    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

  • disneyjoe7
    disneyjoe7 Posts: 11,435
    edited October 2010
    Well if there's no water left after the first hour, that's going to suck.... It takes 2 days to fill it. :(

    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