Polk’s new flagship line

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  1. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Phil A Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Should be interesting. Have seen some decent comments about the ($6) SDA re-visited speakers. About once a year, I turn on the Carver C-9 Sonic Hologram unit I have in a spare system to listen to those type efffects. Would be nice if they made a smaller more affordable version at some point.
     
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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Yeah, $6,000 for Polk speakers is a bit of a wild ask. Even if they're great they won't carry the cachet that people paying $6k demand.
     
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    Well maybe they can figure out a way to do what Hyundai did with the Genesis. Then again, a part of that strategy was not to use Hyundai branding. Then again, everyone still knows it is a Hyundai.
     
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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    If they're really outstanding they'll sell some. People have bought multi-thousand dollar Sony speakers after all.
     
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    And multi-thousand dollar Pioneers as well. And both were pretty good.
     
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    That angled mid-tweeter baffle on the largest floorstander is new / different.
     
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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Bro! What’s up?
     
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    Seriously long time no see!

    And Polk was serious high-end back in the day, but that was a long time ago. I wonder if they can regain that cachet(?)
     
  10. Phil A

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    Pretty sure (99%) at this point that all their speakers are made in China. They still have their world headquarters near Baltimore. Several years back (maybe about 6) they exhibited at the Capital Audiofest. Had a chance to talk to their rep in there and ended buying a couple of their Hitmasters (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0030BERMI/?tag=homthelou-20) on sale for $80 (80W Class D amp, RCAs in and out so you can string as many as you want together). They've been trying to re-kindle their past as back in the day they were sold at many high end dealers. Of course the business has changed and now there are fewer dealers around (and one of the reasons I've gravitated towards high end audio companies that sell direct to consumers).
     
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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Plenty of high end (not ultra high end perhaps) is made in China. GoldenEar $8000 flagship speakers are made in China.
     
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    Carver C-9! That's a blast from the past. I still have mine but it is in a box. Got it within weeks after it came out. It came with a mimeographed manual . Creates weird sound field effects with the Magnepans.
     
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    The Polks that I auditioned some 10 years ago I found them rather cut and dry sounding.
     
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    These days everything is made in China...
    Except for babies...
    They're made in va-china :D
     
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    I actually had two units. When I moved to FL almost 6 years back, a friend helped me pack my Thiel 3.7a and other things and helped load that and other stuff into my SUV. He wanted one so I gave it to him. Some things do sound weird with it. I have a demo CD I made, that contains some tracks that work really well with it. If I used it more, I might be tempted to have it upgraded (e.g. Carver C-9 | Tweaks | Powell, Wyoming 82435 | Audiogon). However, it sits in what is basically my 4K home theater (for now have a 55 inch UHD TV, but sit only about 7 feet away) and will likely get a 65 inch next year) that doesn't see tons of use.
     
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    Heh, I thought I've always been here. Guess I've been lurking and not posting for a while. Didn't think about how I can see you but you can't see me :)
     
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    Saurav at least Post another piano piece.
     
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    Lurking isn't a bad thing.
     
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    Speaking of hey stranger!
     

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