Goodbye and good wishes to Kenneth Swauger

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  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,731
    edited February 2019
    Not everyone can say they were banned by Ken, I can. I feel as though I am part of an elite club.

    Carry on dude and best wishes.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,913
    Not everyone can say they were banned by Ken, I can. I feel as though I am part of an elite club.

    Carry on dude and best wishes.
    And his biggest mistake was letting the likes of you back in! ;):po:)
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,677
    Not everyone can say they were banned by Ken, I can. I feel as though I am part of an elite club.

    Carry on dude and best wishes.

    Can we count getting a private email warning or just having our posts deleted to be able to be included?

    I feel Ken flipped a coin on his desk a couple of occasions as to determining my fate. ;) I did feel LUCKY after a few threads were closed right after I posted or deleted altogether. I waited for the guillotine but it never fell. Thank you Ken.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • pumpkinman
    pumpkinman Posts: 7,641
    Thanks Ken :smile:

    Best wishes on whatever is next in your life

    Bill
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  • Msabot1
    Msabot1 Posts: 2,098
    Ken..you certainly gave me more than a few useful tidbits concerning R-R decks...What a long strange trip it has been...Happy Trails...
  • Mikey081057
    Mikey081057 Posts: 7,128
    teekay0007 wrote: »
    Now that he can have one, I wonder how long his ignore list will be.

    I quoted your post, John, so now he will see it! :p

    50 Max!
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  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,648
    Enjoy your retirement Ken. Wondering if you will miss us as much as we will miss you. Thanks for all you did keeping us all on the straight and narrow path. :D
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  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    Best wishes to you Ken! Thank you very much for helping me out personally. I know you did a lot of service for us behind the scenes, working with the corporate office, often going above and beyond.

    Thank you sir! And good luck to you in your future endeavors!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, 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, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, 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, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,488
    Good luck Ken and take care, was a pleasure to meet you many moms ago!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,367
    Don't know what's on your horizon, but best wishes KEN. Love that retro equipment side of you.
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amplifier: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi
  • simm
    simm Posts: 524
    Ken, thanks for all you have done over the years to make this a better place.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,595
    Ken
    Thanks for sharing your audio knowledge

    It was also a pleasure doing business with you and Matt and I appreciate the opportunity

    Take care of yourself and your lovely wife and enjoy. Please chime in when you can

    —Ron
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    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,227
    Good Luck Ken in whatever you move onto next.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • Thank you for all your hard work here on the forum. Best wishes for your future.
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,569
    Let me just point out Ken is NOT retiring, he's going to be taking over another "project" in the Polk stable.
    I'll let him spill it if he wishes.

    Good luck to you Mr. Swagger

    Ivan
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,913
    SDA-SRS replacement rollout perhaps?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,569
    SDA-SRS replacement rollout perhaps?

    Dream on brother. It's even bigger than that.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,913
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    SDA-SRS replacement rollout perhaps?

    Dream on brother. It's even bigger than that.

    I prefer to think small... that way I am less disappointed when it turns into yet another sound bar.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,569
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    SDA-SRS replacement rollout perhaps?

    Dream on brother. It's even bigger than that.

    I prefer to think small... that way I am less disappointed when it turns into yet another sound bar.

    Could be a SRS Soundbar ... :p:p:p
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,359
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    SDA-SRS replacement rollout perhaps?

    Dream on brother. It's even bigger than that.

    It's not something that one has to talk to to get it to do something, is it?

    :#
  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,458
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    SDA-SRS replacement rollout perhaps?

    Dream on brother. It's even bigger than that.

    It's not something that one has to talk to to get it to do something, is it?

    :#

    Maybe... Alexa, what is Polk's next product? :#:p
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  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,220
    Thanks for all you have done Ken and good luck!
    Yamaha RX-A2070, Music Hall A70.2 integrated amp, Benchmark Dac1, Bluesound NODE 2i, HSU VTF-2 MK5, LSiM705, LSiM704, Douglas Connection Alpha 12AWG OCC Speaker Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha Analog Interconnect Cables, Audioquest Interconnects and Digital Cables, Douglas Connection Alpha 11 OCC Custom Power Cable, Cullen Gold and Crossover Series Power Cables, Signal Power Cable, Furman PL-8C 15 Power Conditioner, Fluance RT85, Parasound Zphono USB Phono Preamp, Sony 65" 900F, Sony UBP-X700, Fios.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,677
    Maybe designing Polk Speakers with "Heil folded air motion tweeters" in them. :p
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • daddyjt
    daddyjt Posts: 1,433
    “If it was easy, anyone could do it.”

    Nothing will teach respect for a great moderator more than trying to be one. It’s one of those things in life that looks easy, until you try it.

    You did an outstanding job - thanks for your service sir.

    “Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,235
    edited March 2019
    So....the obvious question is.....who's the new guy/gal we get to abuse ? I'm also wondering if this moderator job comes with a benefits package that includes psychiatric care....because the new person is gonna need it.

    Other things Polk should consider when hiring a new moderator....

    Extended vacation time
    Free coffee
    A Bull Whip
    Free marriage counseling
    Free pharmaceuticals
    Punching dummy in the office
    and....no sharp objects allowed in their office.

    I'm amazed, Ken lasted as long as he did. :)
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,359
    Tony M wrote: »
    Maybe designing Polk Speakers with "Heil folded air motion tweeters" in them. :p

    Or, perhaps*, putting pulsing LED lights around the woofers... that's the future of hifi...

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