Has anyone had contact with Rick88 recently?

BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old PolkPosts: 6,983
I hope he's out enjoying a bike roadtrip before winter, and don't want to sound an alarm. Just a bit concerned since he is facing some health issues.

Anyone in NY/PA have contact?


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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,348
    Yeah, I hope Rick is OK. He's a very nice fellow..
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    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,967
    He sold off some gear for a procedure...sumtin' like that

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  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,457
    I bought his phono pre, but haven't heard from him since. Certainly hope all is well!
  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 6,983
    Bump

    Kind of disconcerting. I've tried direct email as well. Keeping a good thought.

    Anybody?


  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,348
    @chumlie, have you heard from @Rick88?
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    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 6,361
    I had contact with him on Oct. 15. He told me it was nothing to serious or life threatening. I'm afraid that is all I can offer. No contact after that.

    Bill
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,572
    As long as Lightman hasn’t paid him a visit recently, I am sure he will be just fine.
    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

  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 6,983
    pumpkinman wrote: »
    I had contact with him on Oct. 15. He told me it was nothing to serious or life threatening. I'm afraid that is all I can offer. No contact after that.

    Bill

    Thanks Bill!


  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,348
    edited November 2017
    Thank you Bill for letting us know it's nothing serious. I'm sure he will be back, in time.
    Relayer-Big-O-Poster.jpg
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,402
    headrott wrote: »
    @chumlie, have you heard from @Rick88?

    Not a peep.
  • Rick said awhile back that he would post at most once a month for awhile.

    I think his last post was like, 10/14.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's;Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC; Audioquest Big Sur IC; LAT International speaker cables; PS Audio AC-3 power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All speakers have had crossover rebuilds, resulting in a small fortune invested in Sonicaps, and tweeter upgrades.

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  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,114
    Do miss all that 'eye candy' he posted on here..don't you guys??...
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,169
    Msabot1 wrote: »
    Do miss all that 'eye candy' he posted on here..don't you guys??...

    Got that right...he was like brother to me. Hope he's doin' good with his issues. Maybe we should send Cathy out to visit him, slap him back into reality. :)
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  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,114
    I'll bet he is doing fine...heck,a trip to the free clinic isn't a big deal!...Is it?..LOL!..
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    Bump. Come back Rick!
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,063
    Good to hear.
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,026
    Hotties, we need pictures of hotties. That will lure him back.
  • txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Agree!

    I exchanged emails with him shortly after Thanksgiving and all's well and he's back to work. Good news!

    So now he's just being a dick :D :D :D

    Na, being a dick would be coming here, liking all the posts in this thread and not replying... ;)
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,239
    Post a guitar or a toy car pic and he'll be back...
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,572
    edited December 2017
    I have a Franklin Mint diecast with his name on it if he posts within 24 hours...
    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

  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,572
    He did not comment and take me up on my offer, so I will raise the offer to two....
    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

  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 1,741
    Bump. Going into the new year. Hope all is well.
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,863
    Hello Polkies!! <3

    Thanks a million for all the thoughts and prayers while I was out of work.` :)

    I've been back to work since early November and overall things are much better for me than they've been in quite some time. Since I'm back on my feet, I have been replacing the gear I sold to help cover medical bills. I have bought a Yamaha RX-A1060 AVR and a pair of JBL's new 3 Series powered studio monitors, the 308P MKII. And a FANTASTIC Sony XBR55X900E TV. B)

    While I am back, I am not sure I will be posting as often as I use to (I haven't been for a year or so anyhow). To be honest, while the forum is still a great place to visit, it is not what it once was.

    Ever since the switch to vanilla, things have gone downhill. And quite frankly I do not like the recent over moderation and censorship. Much of the fun has been taken away for me. Most recently there was the way the Larry, David and Hermitism situation was handled.

    And I am very unhappy that rednedtugent left the forum, and the circumstances that led to him deciding to do so. I'll leave it at that.


    Rick

    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.”
    ~ Johnny Cash





  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,572
    edited February 3
    Good to have a part time member with a full time job than the other way around Rick. Welcome back, and congrats on the new job and getting back to being healthy.
    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

  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,348
    Welcome back Rick! I am glad you obtained a new job and are replacing the gear you sold and are able to enjoy it.

    That said, Vanilla, etc. is the reason I was gone for a while myself. Having experienced other forums (of many different subjects, i.e.: guns, pipe tobacco, music/audio equipment,, etc.) I will say that the Polk Forum is not at the top of the list of "overly-moderated", horrible interfaced forums. Nor is it at the bottom of the list. It is somewhere in the middle, IMO. Truly, it's not what it once was years ago, but it is worth visiting/sharing/interacting on if nothing else because of the great people on here. As long as some of the long-time members keep coming back to visit (I know we have lost some, for reasons I do not agree with as well) I will keep coming here as the friends I have made and the knowledge, and understanding the members of this forum have regarding audio and music is unmatched on other forums, IMO.

    That said, I hope you will visit often as we all like what you share with us Rick.
    Relayer-Big-O-Poster.jpg
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,863
    Thanks guys!! Actually, I have the same job, just a new me (the old me). B)
    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.”
    ~ Johnny Cash





  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,348
    "New" you, new equipment, same job. Got it, man. :)
    Relayer-Big-O-Poster.jpg
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,330
    Good to know you’re back dude!
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