Re: Polk Audio owners thread
Ok, I'll bite! I'm a Polk owner since 1981. I started with Monitor 10b's then quicky upgraded to 12B's and 11's (yes, a short lived version of the 12 with the tweeter in the cabinet instead of in the open air array on top). I STILL have both pairs of these and have been using them up until 2002 when I built the home theater in the basment of the house I moved into.
I also have a set of monitor 4.5 bookshelf speakers that I use occasionally. All 6 of these vintage speakers are stored a spare room with a lot of other vintage equipment. They get used at least once a year for a bit Halloween haunted yard event I have.
Now for the 'good stuff. The theater (pics will be added later) consists of 2 LSI25's for main. 2 LSI9's for center (one below and above the 120" screen, tied together (mono) for the center) and 2 LSI9's for the rear. The room is 11x16 so it didn't make much sense to do 7.1.
There are two pairs of in-wall speakers (the model escapes me now but they are the 6.5" w/1" tweet models) in two rooms.
Previous to my current car (Acura TL) I've owned Mazda's since 1980, and each and every one of them had Polk speakers. My 1981 Mazda GLC Hatchback had a pair of Polk Monitor 4 bookshelf speakers in the hatch area driven by a 50x2 Alpine 3002, I believe, amplifier. Pretty 'state of the art' for mobile audio in 1983!
This kid (well, not a kid anymore) is pretty polk dedicated! It all happened when I was in high school and went to a local audio shop. I was convinced that you needed a huge honkin' woofer to get good bass. I listened to a pair of Monitor 10's being driven by a very modest HK receiver and couldn't believe my ears! How could that much 'clean' bass come from 6" drivers??? Even though I was still convinced that bigger is better for the next couple of years that memory never escaped me. Once I got a decent job I picked up my 1st pair of Polks (the 10's) and guess what, ended up with HK separates to drive them. Funny how 1 short visit makes a lasting impression!
Ok, I've talked enough and have to get back to work!
Nice meeting you guys!