Here I was a few moments ago (ok, an hour or so) sitting on the crapper, got Big Head Todd and the Monsters playing through the SDA's, got the new Stereophile.....ready to do some bidness.
So, I'm flipping through and I find a full page add for the Polk Surround Bars with SDA technology. So, I'm looking at the ad. I'm looking at this speaker. I'm listening to my speakers (which I can't see but can visualize), I look back at the ad, rub my eyes, refocus........good 45 second pause......FFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKKK (Russ can relate to this when he opened an integrated amp).......man, my day has been RUINED. So, I terminate my visit to the throne....hit the computer and log on to the home audio section (I can't remember the last time I visited anything but the forum on the Polk site...which as a side note, would it kill somebody from Polk to at least MENTION new products on the forum? Possibly start a thread on them???? I mean, HELLO?)....and it gets no better.
SDA? Surround Bar????
I feel used. I feel DIRTY. While I've always thought that SDA COULD be the ultimate HT speaker, just having two speakers....this is NOT what I had in mind. This thing SCREAMS chintzy. Cheap HTiB.
I mean, I know we gotta grow with the times. Market things that sell...yada yada yada...but is nothing sacred?
Now, I'll reserve final judgement until I hear this thing...but, man, I'm SOOOO disappointed right now.
See my post on page three if you wish, but you can ignore this post all together. The surround bar is nifty cool. Get one...or two.
Hi-Fi for the common man, as I and many of us know it, is still dead. However, Polk IS, insidiously, trying to infect the unsuspecting with the disease in new and delightfully deviant ways.