I went to Polk Audio on Thursday to pick up the "Polk Audio Logo" I won off of ebay. Let me tell you, the people at Polk are the nicest group of people you would ever want to meet. Micah met me (and my friend Glen who I took with me) at the entrance. The first thing I noticed was a pair of ancient Polk speakers in the main hallway. Micah took us from there to engineering. We met several people and talked about several things. After Engineering we made our way past the lunch room (which has Matts special espresso machine) to the CAD/Drafting department (my friend used to do CAD stuff for them) and met a very competant CAD operator. I think there were 4 or 5 of them all together. There were some very cool designs sitting on his desk. Along the way we were asked not to look too closely at some new "cutting edge" speakers sitting next to a their area. I could tell you about them but I like living too much. After that we made our way through a long hallway with various models of speakers sitting all over the place. They actually had a set of the SDA 1.2's sitting there. Still a little hope for the SDA series, I hope. This company has speakers all over the place. You can tell the sound of the speakers is very important to them. We ended up at a demo room. I was given the center chair and watched a few concert DVD's. WOW! Perfect soundstage and integration of a full HT system including LSi 25's, LSi center, a PSW 650 and some great surround speakers. Micah can correct me if I've made any mistakes. The sound was absolutely flawless! I think they used a Theta processor and a Conrad Johnson 5 channel amplifier. I was treated like a king from the moment I entered the building. Thanks Micah!!! It was a real thrill to sit in the Polk Demo room and get my own personal demo. I sat there for a few minutes looking at the Polk logo all over the place and once the lights went down and the sound came up I was in heaven! CC does not do the newer Polks justice. All in all, this was the best demo I have had. Sitting in the Polk building and getting this special treatment was as good as it gets. Almost a feeling of power. I will remember my trip to Polk for quite some time. After that we walked back to the auto section where the very qualified workers were fitting up a sub on a test vehicle. On the way there I notice a huge woodworking shop. I'm sure they could make any test box you can think of. I couldn't help but to notice that every worker in the Polk building had a big smile on their face. Don't let Micah tell you there is any better place to work. I got a feeling of happiness and excitement from the time I entered the building until I left. Unfortutunatly Matt was out at the time. I would have liked to have met him and Kenneth Swager as well to hear of his audio equipment building pursuits. I will post some pics of the logo when I get them. Polk is a VERY cool place! Very cool!
Thanks again Micah,