Aloha Everyone!

It's been awhile. So long, in fact that I arrived at the end of the internet and came full circle back to polk audio forum. It's been quite a journey, but I have remained faithful to analog.

Anyway, just thought I'd drop in and give everyone my Aloha. Crazy days we're living, hope the polkies have been looking out for one another.

More later. . .

Mike :)
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,052
    Welcome back brother! B)
    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.”
  • Keiko
    Keiko Posts: 32
  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 6,878
    Hi Mike nice to see you here hope all is well. Be safe
    Randy/Maine ..RTA15TL-Cs1000p
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,367
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,478
    Aloha my brother, Welcome back Mike.
  • polrbehr
    polrbehr Posts: 2,694
    Nice to see people come home now and then, welcome back!
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


    http://audiomilitia.proboards.com/
  • Mikey081057
    Mikey081057 Posts: 7,127
    This board is a different place too Mike

    Me ke aloha pumehana
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,439
    when I say "I want" you say "pie", "I want" "pie".... welcome back!!
    TV room- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung QN75Q7DR Qled 75" tv, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 Family room Samsung 55JS7000 Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV, Polk Magnifi Max. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium, Neutron App or Amazon Music to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,290
    Wow I had to look at the name twice, Cool man welcome back Mike.

    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,357
    Welcome back Mike. Hope everything out there is safe for ya.
    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 1420
    lsi 9's
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,911
    Welcome back! ;):)

    I remember a Typhoon headed your way years ago and then there was that volcano lava flow on one of the islands.

    I thought one of them did damage to your property.

    Well, you sure have missed a lot of drama. Maybe that's a good thing.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,692
    The return of the keikster, welcome back Mike.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,451
    Greetings! 👋
    Alea jacta est!
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,424
    Welcome back Brother!
    Source: Bluesound Node 2i - Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2 DX - Amp: Parasound Halo A21 - Speakers: MartinLogan Motion 60XTi
  • NotaSuv
    NotaSuv Posts: 3,351

    Welina hou Keiko I was in Haleiwa during Thanksgiving...enough talk.....now where are those pics :)
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,487
    MIKE!!
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,669
    Saw your post yesterday. Put a smile on my face. Stick around, Mike.

    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. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

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

  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 14,711
    edited April 2020
    Hope all is well out your way Mike, good to see your name... My very first transaction on here was with you, where did the time go...
  • mrbigbluelight
    mrbigbluelight Posts: 8,432
    When I saw the "Aloha" post heading I thought "Mikey ?".

    Welcome back ! 😷😷😀😀😀
    MrBigBlueLight
    Here to pick your brain & steal your cookies
    Shifting to Plan B+
  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,820
    Hey Mike.
    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.

    There are three things that give a man a false sense of courage, a keyboard, alcohol and a firearm.
    Motorhead, 4.12.20

    It is imperative that we recognize that an opinion is not a fact.
  • Keiko
    Keiko Posts: 32
    WoW! I'm humbled. Thanks everybody.

    The Keikster? Lol!
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,478
    edited April 2020
    Keiko reported spammer.... :D:D

    I like pie!
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,669
    BTW, you can get your old account back if you are interested. Complete with PM's, post count, blah, blah, blah. PM Jesse or @AlmaGarcia and ask what is needed to get your old account back.

    Something happened with Vanilla last year that screwed with the accounts. FWIW.

    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. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

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

  • schwarcw
    schwarcw Posts: 7,288
    Aloha Mike! It's been a long time but it's always good to hear from you!
    Carl

  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,052
    Keiko wrote: »
    WoW! I'm humbled. Thanks everybody.

    The Keikster? Lol!

    Are you still as smokin hot as you were a decade ago? ;)
    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.”
  • Keiko
    Keiko Posts: 32
    Keiko wrote: »
    WoW! I'm humbled. Thanks everybody.

    The Keikster? Lol!

    Are you still as smokin hot as you were a decade ago? ;)

    Like a fine wine, I get better with age. ;)


  • Keiko
    Keiko Posts: 32
    treitz3 wrote: »
    BTW, you can get your old account back if you are interested. Complete with PM's, post count, blah, blah, blah. PM Jesse or @AlmaGarcia and ask what is needed to get your old account back.

    Something happened with Vanilla last year that screwed with the accounts. FWIW.

    Tom

    It's all good. Not gonna worry about it. Thanks!
  • agfrost
    agfrost Posts: 2,362
    Hello Mike!

    Nice to see you back on site.
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Oppo BDP-93 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8 (x2)
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * Hagerman Cornet 2 Phono * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • tophatjohnny
    tophatjohnny Posts: 3,386
    My brother!🎩
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************