Current Production Drivers - Vintage Support

dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,100
edited March 2016 in Vintage Speakers
These are the only drivers, aside from the RD tweeters, being manufactured to support vintage products, such as, Monitor, RTA and SDA. You should print this as a reference and keep it handy for the values it contains. There are no grill parts, cables, crossovers, plates or anything else available for the older loudspeakers, unless you know the Polk G O D.

1 Driver Type Q BL Compliance DC Resistance Fs

3 MW 6501 1.47 5.96 N 3.25 E - 3N/M 7.75 Ohms 31 Hertz
4 MW 6502 1.97 5.16 N 1.47 E - 3N/M 3.52 Ohms 44 Hertz
5 MW 6503 1.82 5.24 N 3.55 E - 3N/M 6.54 Ohms 29 Hertz
6 MW 6509 2.1 4.57 N 3.54 E - 3N/M 8.97 Ohms 30 Hertz
7 MW 6510 1.39 6.32 N 3.41 E - 3N/M 6.57 Ohms 31 Hertz
8 MW 6511 1.405 4.34 N 3.496 E - 3N/M 3.13 Ohms 29 Hertz
9 MW 6512 1.905 4.99 N 1.588 E - 3N/M 3.466 Ohms 40 Hertz
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 15,886
    edited April 2011
    dorokusai wrote: »
    These are the only drivers, aside from the RD tweeters, being manufactured to support vintage products, such as, Monitor, RTA and SDA. You should print this as a reference and keep it handy for the values it contains. There are no grill parts, cables, crossovers, plates or anything else available for the older loudspeakers, unless you know the Polk G O D.

    1 Driver Type Q BL Compliance DC Resistance Fs

    3 MW 6501 1.47 5.96 N 3.25 E - 3N/M 7.75 Ohms 31 Hertz
    4 MW 6502 1.97 5.16 N 1.47 E - 3N/M 3.52 Ohms 44 Hertz
    5 MW 6503 1.82 5.24 N 3.55 E - 3N/M 6.54 Ohms 29 Hertz
    6 MW 6509 2.1 4.57 N 3.54 E - 3N/M 8.97 Ohms 30 Hertz
    7 MW 6510 1.39 6.32 N 3.41 E - 3N/M 6.57 Ohms 31 Hertz
    8 MW 6511 1.405 4.34 N 3.496 E - 3N/M 3.13 Ohms 29 Hertz
    9 MW 6512 1.905 4.99 N 1.588 E - 3N/M 3.466 Ohms 40 Hertz

    and the Polk G O D would be Larry, right?:tongue:
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,018
    edited April 2011
    If your speaking of me? I don't think so, Mark,Jesse,Ray have more knowledge of vintage polks then I. If your just speaking of vintage parts then yes I have many but I know there are a few that have much more then I...

    Thanks for the info Mark..
  • TECHNOKIDTECHNOKID Posts: 4,323
    edited April 2011
    Somebody called me? I heard my name waving through the sky up to heaven?
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 15,886
    edited April 2011
    Canada is nice... but it ain't heaven.:wink::biggrin:
  • TECHNOKIDTECHNOKID Posts: 4,323
    edited April 2011
    Canada is nice... but it ain't heaven.:wink::biggrin:
    It sure is when I am sitting on my white throne! BTW, your cry was quite disturbing so lower your speach and keep it down to heart! :biggrin:
  • On3s&Z3r0sOn3s&Z3r0s Posts: 992
    edited April 2011
    Does anyone know off the top of their head what Polk CS asks for the these? I'd like to make sure I have some MW6511's on hand, but they are a rare bird on the used market.
  • sda2mikesda2mike Posts: 3,135
    edited April 2011
    Canada is nice... but it ain't heaven.:wink::biggrin:

    you been to florida this time of the year?:wink:
  • Joe08867Joe08867 Posts: 3,935
    edited July 2011
    OOPS, not where I wanted to post this. I have no idea how i did that.
  • MorpheusMorpheus Posts: 14
    edited October 2011
    Anyone know what a new MW 6502 costs? And if the pair price the same as each price, just X 2? Or is there a small discount or break in the price?
  • nadamsnadams Posts: 5,874
    edited October 2011
    Last I checked, $50 ea with free shipping if you mention you're a Club Polk member...
  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited October 2011
    I think they're close to 50 a speaker if you're a member here! Someone can correct me if I'm wrong!

    Well worth it. I was considering getting some back ups for my Monitors, etc.

    cnh
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,100
    edited November 2012
    Sticky.

    It's been moved to vintage speakers for parity.....fast enough for you PitDogg?

    Mark
  • POLKAPHILEPOLKAPHILE Posts: 2
    edited June 2013
    I have a set of SDA 2B's that I would like to start the upgrade process on, beginning with the tweets. Research has said the RD-0194-1 is the correct replacement. No luck finding them so far (or maybe Im not searching correctly on the website). New to the forum, so please forgive my ignorance.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,202
    edited June 2013
    POLKAPHILE wrote: »
    I have a set of SDA 2B's that I would like to start the upgrade process on, beginning with the tweets. Research has said the RD-0194-1 is the correct replacement. No luck finding them so far (or maybe Im not searching correctly on the website). New to the forum, so please forgive my ignorance.

    You need to call Polk directly and buy from them. That is the only location you can get those tweeters from.
  • POLKAPHILEPOLKAPHILE Posts: 2
    edited June 2013
    Thanks, I will get right on it!
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,308
    edited June 2013
    POLKAPHILE wrote: »
    Thanks, I will get right on it!

    Be sure to mention you're a CP member for a discount and free shipping.

    Welcome!!
  • jrc56jrc56 Posts: 10
    edited September 2013
    Whats that Ladies name there in ordering /Helen ?
  • tonyr1tonyr1 Posts: 103
    edited January 2014
    need to order some 6503's. Do they ship free to Canada?
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 6,579
    edited January 2014
    tonyr1 wrote: »
    need to order some 6503's. Do they ship free to Canada?

    nope you need to contact the Polk rep in Canada last I heard. Best bet Call Pols customer service
  • neilsneils Posts: 26
    edited March 2014
    RT3000p / CS1000p / FX1000 PARTS:
    There are many other drivers than these 6000 series, so hoping my updated list here will help those with RT3000p/CS1000p/FX1000 rigs. I am in the process of replacing some damaged drivers, as well as building up an inventory of spare parts for that rainy day when I need them. Parts folks over at Polk were very helpful in identifying the following drivers, and informing me what is and is not in production. Please note that they gave me both the original part #, as well as any newer replacement/upgraded part # when applicable, hence why you see 2 part numbers in some cases.

    Mod, I leave it up to you if prices need to be removed. These prices are directly from Polk, for Polk members only.

    POLK PARTS DEPT
    1-800-377-7655

    CS1000 (center)
    Tweeter: SL6502 => RD2516-1 $70.40
    Mid Woofer: MW7011 => MW7200 $60.00
    Sub Woofer: MW7015 $60.00 (NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION)

    RT3000
    Tweeter: SL6502 => RD2516-1 $70.40
    Mid Woofer : MW7016 $60.00
    Sub Woofer: MW8500 (NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION)

    FX1000
    Tweeter: SL6505 => RD2516-1 $70.40
    Mid Woofer: MW7014 $60.00
  • neilsneils Posts: 26
    edited March 2014
    For the question about getting parts in Canada, Walter Moser is the rep, I have his number if you need it. He basically orders the parts straight from the parts dept in the US, and depending on whether he is busy or not, it's best to just call the parts dept in the US directly. They do ship to Canada, but offer free shipping within the US.

    Also, if you need to have more delicate repairs done, like plate amps, there is a company in Ontario that Walter/Polk deals with, which has a limited supply of rebuilt plate amps and other items for vintage speakers. They just shipped me a rebuilt plate amp for my RT3000. But I ordered a whole bunch of spare drivers straight from the US, they have a good amount of inventory.
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    nope you need to contact the Polk rep in Canada last I heard. Best bet Call Pols customer service
  • villianvillian Posts: 402
    edited April 2014
    Here's a database I'm working to put together with all the speakers and their replacements. Let me know if you guys have any data to help with this or what you think of the list so far! Thanks!

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2543691/Polk%20Audio/Polk%20Audio%20Database.xlsx
  • PolkieManPolkieMan Posts: 2,444
    Does anyone one of you guys know if this is going to affect vintage parts?

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-polk-20150403-story.html
  • rafarmer1rafarmer1 Posts: 55
    sounds like ebay is the place to be...
  • neckavellineckavelli Posts: 4
    edited August 2015
    I was interested in monitor 9 replacement drivers and tweeters
  • I was thinking of using the MW6503, in a home speaker project. Need about 35hz or lower low cut off so this driver seemed to fit the bill.
    I have seen some used drivers on Ebay and also seen this driver new at some speaker repair sites.
    My first question is:
    Are the new OEM drivers (MW6503) the same quality as the original ones?

    I know that the old ones are now subject to Magnet shift because of the old epoxy.

    Next question:
    Are these parameters correct?

    Driver: MW 6503 Driver's model #.
    Brand: Polk Driver's brand name.
    Fs: 29.8600 Hz (Free air resonance)
    Vas: 3.0017 ft^3 (Compliance volume)
    Qts: 0.3100 Total Q
    Qms: 1.7680 Mechanical Q
    Qes: 0.3760 Electrical Q
    Sd: 0.0130 M^2 (Piston area)
    Xmax: 3.1800 mm (Cone excursion, linear)
    Revc: 6.5400 ohms (DC resistance)
    Znom: 8.0000 ohms (Nominal impedance)
    Pmax: 35.0000 watts maximum rated power

    Thanks in advance.



  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,558
    Those parameters match what I have for the 6503.
  • I just received a pair of replacement drivers for the mw-6509 (RD 6528-1), my question is since the terminals are not marked, can I assume the polarity of the terminals are the same as in the mw-6509's? Thanks in advance!
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 37,325
    A safe assumption I would think, but there must be some sort of marking.
  • Thanks Jesse, I'll look again, there appears to be a small indent on what I would assume the negative terminal, It almost looks like a dash. I could not tell if that was from crimping or not. I will progress carefully. and see how it turns out! again thanks!
    Barry
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