Just Got the Ancient Membership Badge

Seems that there are 442 of us....

I joined in August 2007......still had lots of hair then.

Not sure if I should laugh or cry......
My 7.4.4 DIY HT:
RT3000p fronts
CS1000p center
F/X1000 side surrounds
RT3000p sats rear surrounds
Polk RC-80i x 4 In Ceiling Atmos speakers
2 x SVS PB12/Plus 2's
Marantz AV-7702 MkII Controller
Sherbourne 7/2100 200 x 7 Amp
Emotiva BasX A-500 for Atmos
PS-3 BD
HD-A35 HD DVD
Oppo DV-980H for hirez audio
Technics SL-D2 TT, Grado Gold Cartridge
JVC DLA-R46u projector
Silver Ticket 120" acoustically transparent screen
Berkline 090 electric recliners with Aura Bass Shakers
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,453
    Just noticed I got one as well.
    May 2007
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,699
    Dang, yoos guys is old! :p
  • rtartrtart Posts: 748
    Eh...speak up sonny.....cain't hear so good no more....
    My 7.4.4 DIY HT:
    RT3000p fronts
    CS1000p center
    F/X1000 side surrounds
    RT3000p sats rear surrounds
    Polk RC-80i x 4 In Ceiling Atmos speakers
    2 x SVS PB12/Plus 2's
    Marantz AV-7702 MkII Controller
    Sherbourne 7/2100 200 x 7 Amp
    Emotiva BasX A-500 for Atmos
    PS-3 BD
    HD-A35 HD DVD
    Oppo DV-980H for hirez audio
    Technics SL-D2 TT, Grado Gold Cartridge
    JVC DLA-R46u projector
    Silver Ticket 120" acoustically transparent screen
    Berkline 090 electric recliners with Aura Bass Shakers
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,238
    I just listened to "Badge".

  • rtartrtart Posts: 748
    edited September 2018
    But, I heard it first on the AM radio in my 67 Chevelle...when it was a "Hit of the Week" :-)
    My 7.4.4 DIY HT:
    RT3000p fronts
    CS1000p center
    F/X1000 side surrounds
    RT3000p sats rear surrounds
    Polk RC-80i x 4 In Ceiling Atmos speakers
    2 x SVS PB12/Plus 2's
    Marantz AV-7702 MkII Controller
    Sherbourne 7/2100 200 x 7 Amp
    Emotiva BasX A-500 for Atmos
    PS-3 BD
    HD-A35 HD DVD
    Oppo DV-980H for hirez audio
    Technics SL-D2 TT, Grado Gold Cartridge
    JVC DLA-R46u projector
    Silver Ticket 120" acoustically transparent screen
    Berkline 090 electric recliners with Aura Bass Shakers
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,072
    I got one in 2015

    I must be really ancient
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,538
    I trade someone a Name Dropper badge for an Ancient Membership badge. I'll throw in some clear coat speaker wire with green ends.
    2.0/3.0 - Marantz: PM8005 w/HT Bypass, NA8005 | Polk: LSiM703, LSiM706c | PS Audio: Duet, Power Port Classic, PerfectWave AC5 x3 PC | Wireworld Equinox 7 IC | AudioPrism Quietline MkIII x7 | Sanus UF30 | Acoustic Panels, GIK Soffit Traps

    6.1 - Pioneer Elite SC-05 | Pio BDP-51FD | Polk: RTi8, CSi5, F/Xi3, CSi3 | HSU Research VTF-2 MK4 | PS Audio: Quintet, Power Port Classic | DCF124BW x3 SC | Pangea: AC-9SE x2, 14SE, 14 PC | AQ Chocolate x2 HDMI | M850SW | Acoustic Panels, GIK Soffit Traps
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,439
    442 of us ancient old fa-rts ?

    You'd think with so many of us, Polk could supply some free geritol, Viagra. maybe some discount movie tickets, Micky-D's coupons, late night buffet coupons, sponsor a bingo event, maybe even a 2 fer 1 at the Motel 6.

    How old ya gotta be around here ? :)
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,137
    tonyb wrote: »
    Micky-D's coupons

    WHERE'S THE BEEF?!
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,829
  • verbverb Posts: 7,647
    rtart wrote: »
    Seems that there are 442 of us....

    I joined in August 2007......still had lots of hair then.

    Not sure if I should laugh or cry......

    Cry! Old dude. :smile: On the other had I’m just a snot nosed wet behind the ears noob. Less than a full year in training at Club Polk! Not sure if I should laugh or cry!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,632
    verb wrote: »
    rtart wrote: »
    Seems that there are 442 of us....

    I joined in August 2007......still had lots of hair then.

    Not sure if I should laugh or cry......

    Cry! Old dude. :smile: On the other had I’m just a snot nosed wet behind the ears noob. Less than a full year in training at Club Polk! Not sure if I should laugh or cry!

    Same here. As of December, I’ll have been a member for a year. :)
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,439
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    rtart wrote: »
    Seems that there are 442 of us....

    I joined in August 2007......still had lots of hair then.

    Not sure if I should laugh or cry......

    Cry! Old dude. :smile: On the other had I’m just a snot nosed wet behind the ears noob. Less than a full year in training at Club Polk! Not sure if I should laugh or cry!

    Same here. As of December, I’ll have been a member for a year. :)

    You guys want an ice cream cone or a slurpy for one year ? :) :) I've been around, and many others since the last century and all we ever got was a kick in the pants and slap on the back.

    Wait now, I don't even remember the slap on the back....daaang. :)

    Congrats anyway, all youz dudes.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,979
    things were different in the Olden Days...

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  • verbverb Posts: 7,647
    tonyb wrote: »
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    rtart wrote: »
    Seems that there are 442 of us....

    I joined in August 2007......still had lots of hair then.

    Not sure if I should laugh or cry......

    Cry! Old dude. :smile: On the other had I’m just a snot nosed wet behind the ears noob. Less than a full year in training at Club Polk! Not sure if I should laugh or cry!

    Same here. As of December, I’ll have been a member for a year. :)

    You guys want an ice cream cone or a slurpy for one year ? :) :) I've been around, and many others since the last century and all we ever got was a kick in the pants and slap on the back.

    Wait now, I don't even remember the slap on the back....daaang. :)

    Congrats anyway, all youz dudes.

    I’ll take a slurpee. Can you spike it with some Geritol please? :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,820
    Sadly, many of the ancients are gone from this forum, either by choice, by banning, or by untimely passing. I'd say more than half of the regulars from back when I started (2005) are no longer around.
    Main 2-ch:
    Sony SS-M9; LSA Statement Amplifier; VPI HW-19 Mk3/Sumiko Premier FT-4/Audio Technica AT15SA; Pass Labs DIY Pearl Phono; Sony SCD-C333ES SACD Changer; TEAC UD-301 DAC; Dell/WYSE 5010 (running Daphile); Sony ST-SA5ES Tuner; Nanotec Golden Strada speaker cables (SR+#79 Shotgun); Audioquest Coral interconnects
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,439
    Eh, people move on, being the transient species we are. Different forums, different interests, different money swallowing hobbies, it's all good.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,455
    June 02 for me
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,455
    Jstas wrote: »
    Pfft!

    That's bullhockey.

    Says I got the badge in August 2014.

    Been coming here since some time in like 2001 or so.

    All these n00bs usurping mah thunder!

    GIT OFFA MAH LAWN!

    Says I earned in August 2014 as well?
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,820
    I think the member info from the very original (pre-2004) forum didn't transfer over to when they started using vBulletin. I remember when I started in 2005, most of the members showed 'since 2004' or something like that.
    Main 2-ch:
    Sony SS-M9; LSA Statement Amplifier; VPI HW-19 Mk3/Sumiko Premier FT-4/Audio Technica AT15SA; Pass Labs DIY Pearl Phono; Sony SCD-C333ES SACD Changer; TEAC UD-301 DAC; Dell/WYSE 5010 (running Daphile); Sony ST-SA5ES Tuner; Nanotec Golden Strada speaker cables (SR+#79 Shotgun); Audioquest Coral interconnects
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,309
    billbillw wrote: »
    I think the member info from the very original (pre-2004) forum didn't transfer over to when they started using vBulletin. I remember when I started in 2005, most of the members showed 'since 2004' or something like that.

    I've been here since 2009 way before vanilla but I'm still ancient non the less....

    shut up John B)
  • rtartrtart Posts: 748
    ^^^ I think you are correct about the transition. I've been lurking around longer than 2007, as the system thinks. Still nice to be noticed for something good....
    My 7.4.4 DIY HT:
    RT3000p fronts
    CS1000p center
    F/X1000 side surrounds
    RT3000p sats rear surrounds
    Polk RC-80i x 4 In Ceiling Atmos speakers
    2 x SVS PB12/Plus 2's
    Marantz AV-7702 MkII Controller
    Sherbourne 7/2100 200 x 7 Amp
    Emotiva BasX A-500 for Atmos
    PS-3 BD
    HD-A35 HD DVD
    Oppo DV-980H for hirez audio
    Technics SL-D2 TT, Grado Gold Cartridge
    JVC DLA-R46u projector
    Silver Ticket 120" acoustically transparent screen
    Berkline 090 electric recliners with Aura Bass Shakers
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,439
    I think Jessie got that badge from Pharaoh Polk, the one right before Ramesses. Probably still has sand on it too. :)
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • warrenwarren Posts: 665
    rtart wrote: »
    ^^^ I think you are correct about the transition. I've been lurking around longer than 2007, as the system thinks. Still nice to be noticed for something good....
    You sold me some great Polk surround speakers there noticed every day Ron!
    Some final words,
    "If you keep banging your head against the wall,
    you're going to have headaches."
    Warren
  • aiconnaiconn Registered User Posts: 212
    Got mine 12/17 at 1:51am. It's sad that I don't have 100 posts yet.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,044
    Vanilla is so messed up. I have one of these so called "ancient" badges and it says that I earned it in October of last year (2017). That's not even a year! LOL

    ....and I have been here blowing hot air for over a decade.

    Shut up Russ.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,309
    Dang I've been here 9yrs and yet I'm not "ancient" yet. Tom you must be down right moldy now....
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