A project for 2018: Compendium of Polk Audio ads, etc.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,532
    edited January 13
    verb wrote: »
    Sister?
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    umm... uhh...

    :p

    EDIT: Those TVs look pretty -- European. Maybe she's related to Leif, Gudmund, Jan and Asbjørn?!

    EDIT^2: at least she knows how to handle a rekkid properly. :|
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,544
    verb wrote: »
    Maybe Matthew's extended family?
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    Did it know they were Vikings fans. B) B)
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,971
    You're barking up the right tree, but it's on the wrong coast. I could demo everything from a 4.6 up to an 11, then RTA 11 and 12b, CRS, and SRS-2 for you. I don't have any big boys though (yet).
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,532
    verb wrote: »
    Maybe Matthew's extended family?
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    Hmm...

    Leif Polk?
    Gudmund Polk?
    Jan Polk?
    Asbjørn Polk?

    Hmm... maybe it was originally Pølk...

    ;)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,532
    Amusingly/ironically enough, color came to Carey Street later in 1981 :)

    October 1981

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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 491
    verb wrote: »
    Maybe Matthew's extended family?
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    Did it know they were Vikings fans. B) B)

    Uh, I am...

    Bought my first sda's spring of 84. Was in college and wanted the SRS's but I couldn't pick them up (I was pretty scrawny then) so kept working my way down the line until the 2b's. Paid cash and dragged them to my dorm room. Sweetness!
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    B&K Reference 50 Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    Cambridge Audio DVD 99
    Sangean HD FM Tuner

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,532
    Heh. The Koss CM-1030s had grab handles on 'em...

    20343761742_075ee6957b_b.jpgKoss CM1030s by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 491
    ^ Lucky!
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    B&K Reference 50 Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    Cambridge Audio DVD 99
    Sangean HD FM Tuner

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
  • verbverb Posts: 3,983
    Found this in AudioEmporium. 1979.
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,532
    I remember that ad! :)
    Thanks for posting it!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,532
    Some 1981, 82 and 83 issues are missing from www.americanradiohistory.com :(
    This is the next ad I find, from December 1983.

    Good to know these are Digital Disc Ready! :)

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,532
    derp.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,532
    February 1984

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,532
    edited January 14
    April 1984

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,532
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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 343
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    derp.

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    I have never seen a Polk with these external "grills" to attach the dust cover.

    Must have been a short lived run.
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,685
    I believe those are the grille frames without the cloth attached.
    "And the house you live in will never fall down
    If you pity the stranger who stands at your gate" G.Lightfoot
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,532
    I believe those are the grille frames without the cloth attached.

    That is my belief/understanding too (FWIW).
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,685
    They always looked a little "manufactured for the occasion" to me.
    "And the house you live in will never fall down
    If you pity the stranger who stands at your gate" G.Lightfoot
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 343
    edited January 15
    I believe those are the grille frames without the cloth attached.
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    That is my belief/understanding too (FWIW).

    Just looked at the frames on my Model 10 and you are both correct.

    No idea why they would show the bare frames attached. They make the speakers look goofy!

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,971
    From what I remember from my tour, the particular shape of the frame around the peerless tweets was there for defraction (sp) purposes.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,532
    May 1984 (our daughter's birth month) :)

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  • pkquatpkquat Posts: 603
    delkal wrote: »
    No idea why they would show the bare frames attached. They make the speakers look goofy!
    FestYboy wrote: »
    From what I remember from my tour, the particular shape of the frame around the peerless tweets was there for defraction (sp) purposes.

    FestYboy gets a :star: . This was one of the sales associates talking points back in the day. There was a difference in sound with the grille on and off.
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,017
    Cool stuff..
  • sbb2112sbb2112 Posts: 69
    Was there ever a brochure for the SDA SRS 2 ? I searched but no luck. Just a magazine review.
    Main System

    Marantz AV8802A PrePro
    Marantz MM7025 Amp rear surrounds
    McIntosh MC7205 Amp center, ceiling and mid surrounds
    McIntosh MC300 Amp front mains
    Oppo 203 Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS with VR3 monastery crossovers
    Polk FX1000 Mid surrounds
    Klipsch RP-440C Center channel
    Klipsch RP-15M Rear surrounds
    Bose 151 ceiling surrounds
    Polk PSW 650 sub
    5TB usb media storage disk
    Samsung 8500 curved screen 65" LED 4K

    Office System
    Mcintosh MX132 processor
    Oppo 103D Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS 2
    Parasound HCA-1500A
    2TB usb media storage disk

    Polk CS400i center channel -in storage
  • verbverb Posts: 3,983
    Found this on Audiogon:
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,971
    That quote is kinda funny... I'm not aware of anyone else who uses similar tech in their speakers.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,532
    January 1985. Full page (although still black & white)!

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  • verbverb Posts: 3,983
    Polk Stereo Bundle Package. Not sure who was selling these?
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
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