Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,797
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11T X2 pairs, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • Rrusse11Rrusse11 Posts: 116
    la2vegas,
    Now those would fit in my Golf. Too bad it's a 3000 mile round trip.
    SDA SRS 2.3s
    Pair of Carver TFM 35s
    Carver C-1 Preamp
    CAL Icon MkII CD
    RTA 12s, need major work
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,927
    Rrusse11 wrote: »
    la2vegas,
    Now those would fit in my Golf. Too bad it's a 3000 mile round trip.

    @ZLTFUL fit a pair of 2.3TL's in his wifes Scion Tc..... I would have never believed it if not for the fact I helped him load those suckers up into it lol
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • 250GTLusso250GTLusso Registered User Posts: 161
    @Tony M I thought they would fit based on my measurements (one on its back the other on its side), and given that it was over an hour drive each way, I was going to make them fit!

    @aprazer402 thanks for the compliment! I am the original owner of those 1C's (bought them back in September 1987!) and have been a fan ever since!

    @la2vegas I am in south OC. Where are you located?

    @Rrusse11 the seller said they were in "perfect" condition. He also said that he had the IC when I talked with him on the phone. Neither of which turned out to be correct. I didn't know the total extent of the water damage to the bottom plank until we loaded them in the Prius, but I had already paid for them. He said if I had any issues with them, he would give me my money back and would even come pick them up. I respected that.

    I am going to need to replace the bottom plank on one of them as it has severe water damage (veneer peeling off). I am going to remove the bottom plank to see if the water got into any of the MDF box structure, but I don't think it did.

    I cleaned them up a little last night. Every pair of the large SDAs that I have purchased (3 pair now) has had white house paint splatter on the back! Always a PITA to remove without damaging the speaker. I guess these speakers are too big for most people to move out of the room when they paint!

    After a good scrub down, I put some vinyl/rubber protectant on the fronts and backs, and they look brand new again.

    Now to removing the bottom plank for an inspection. I think I will start a separate thread on this one.
    HT
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (Front), Adcom GFA-585 Amp (Side), Adcom GFA-555 Amp (Rear), Adcom ACE-515, Pioneer CLD-3070 Laserdisc, Sony CDP-605esD, Sony BluRay BDP BX59, Samsung 50" Plasma, Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL Front (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Side (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Rear (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Living Room)
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom ACE-515, Sony CDP-705esD, Magnum Dynalab FT-101A Etude, Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS 2 (Walnut), STAX SR34 Electret Earspeaker System.
    2 Channel (Office)
    Adcom GFP-555 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-555 Amp, Sony CDP-605esD, Adcom GFT-555 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 1C (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Garage)
    Hafler DH-110 Pre-amp, Hafler DH-220 Amp, Sony CDP-505esD, Hafler DH-330 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 2B (Walnut).
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,797
    So let me get this right @250GTLusso . While I was down in Laguna yesterday afternoon picking up some RTA 11TL's you were loading these bad boys into the mother ship?

    By the way I'm in Ontario, about 15 minutes away from where Polk royalty lay dormant awaiting the arrival of their chariot. :'(
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11T X2 pairs, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • 250GTLusso250GTLusso Registered User Posts: 161
    @la2vegas oh my! That is too funny. Polk Speakers always seem to be in someone else's backyard! I think we just like road trips.

    Now I remember going to listen to the RTA 11T's when they came out and I loved them. I have been looking for a nice pair of RTA 11TLs for quite some time.

    Any pictures of your recent acquisition to share?
    HT
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (Front), Adcom GFA-585 Amp (Side), Adcom GFA-555 Amp (Rear), Adcom ACE-515, Pioneer CLD-3070 Laserdisc, Sony CDP-605esD, Sony BluRay BDP BX59, Samsung 50" Plasma, Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL Front (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Side (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Rear (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Living Room)
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom ACE-515, Sony CDP-705esD, Magnum Dynalab FT-101A Etude, Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS 2 (Walnut), STAX SR34 Electret Earspeaker System.
    2 Channel (Office)
    Adcom GFP-555 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-555 Amp, Sony CDP-605esD, Adcom GFT-555 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 1C (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Garage)
    Hafler DH-110 Pre-amp, Hafler DH-220 Amp, Sony CDP-505esD, Hafler DH-330 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 2B (Walnut).
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,797
    250GTLusso wrote: »
    @la2vegas oh my! That is too funny. Polk Speakers always seem to be in someone else's backyard! I think we just like road trips.

    Now I remember going to listen to the RTA 11T's when they came out and I loved them. I have been looking for a nice pair of RTA 11TLs for quite some time.

    Any pictures of your recent acquisition to share?

    The RTA's are still resting in the back of the Expedition. I'll get some pics soon enough. In the meantime here are some previous hauls. 7wi54czsczmg.jpgm80cjrsgluz2.jpg

    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11T X2 pairs, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • CGTIIICGTIII Posts: 396
    Unlikely things happen so often because there are so many unlikely things that *can* happen.

    Lovin' my salvaged 10As! Assist to @lawdogg.
    Polk - SDA-2Bs, 11TLs, (4) M7s, RTi4s, RT35is, RTi28s, RT5s, RT3s, S4s, M3s, various centers.
    Boston - S8, S6s, S4s.
    M&K V4, M&K VX-7B, JBL SUB150P, Jamo Sub 250, Realistic T1000s, and more.
    ​Thompson Adventures, Inc.
  • 250GTLusso250GTLusso Registered User Posts: 161
    @la2vegas those 2.3TLs look BRAND NEW! Nice score there. You find those local?
    HT
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (Front), Adcom GFA-585 Amp (Side), Adcom GFA-555 Amp (Rear), Adcom ACE-515, Pioneer CLD-3070 Laserdisc, Sony CDP-605esD, Sony BluRay BDP BX59, Samsung 50" Plasma, Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL Front (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Side (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Rear (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Living Room)
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom ACE-515, Sony CDP-705esD, Magnum Dynalab FT-101A Etude, Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS 2 (Walnut), STAX SR34 Electret Earspeaker System.
    2 Channel (Office)
    Adcom GFP-555 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-555 Amp, Sony CDP-605esD, Adcom GFT-555 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 1C (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Garage)
    Hafler DH-110 Pre-amp, Hafler DH-220 Amp, Sony CDP-505esD, Hafler DH-330 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 2B (Walnut).
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,832
    250GTLusso wrote: »
    After a good scrub down, I put some vinyl/rubber protectant on the fronts and backs

    as in what?
    Original Windex or 409 works wonders.

  • 250GTLusso250GTLusso Registered User Posts: 161
    @pitdogg2 I used Meguiar's Supreme Shine Hi-gloss protectant.
    u9acpncwdsup.jpg
    HT
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (Front), Adcom GFA-585 Amp (Side), Adcom GFA-555 Amp (Rear), Adcom ACE-515, Pioneer CLD-3070 Laserdisc, Sony CDP-605esD, Sony BluRay BDP BX59, Samsung 50" Plasma, Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL Front (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Side (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Rear (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Living Room)
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom ACE-515, Sony CDP-705esD, Magnum Dynalab FT-101A Etude, Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS 2 (Walnut), STAX SR34 Electret Earspeaker System.
    2 Channel (Office)
    Adcom GFP-555 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-555 Amp, Sony CDP-605esD, Adcom GFT-555 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 1C (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Garage)
    Hafler DH-110 Pre-amp, Hafler DH-220 Amp, Sony CDP-505esD, Hafler DH-330 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 2B (Walnut).
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,797
    250GTLusso wrote: »
    @la2vegas those 2.3TLs look BRAND NEW! Nice score there. You find those local?

    I bought those last March in El Segundo, near LAX.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11T X2 pairs, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,832
    250GTLusso wrote: »
    @pitdogg2 I used Meguiar's Supreme Shine Hi-gloss protectant.
    u9acpncwdsup.jpg

    Did you use that on the drivers as well?
  • 250GTLusso250GTLusso Registered User Posts: 161
    I used it on the butyl rubber surrounds, but not the cones.
    HT
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (Front), Adcom GFA-585 Amp (Side), Adcom GFA-555 Amp (Rear), Adcom ACE-515, Pioneer CLD-3070 Laserdisc, Sony CDP-605esD, Sony BluRay BDP BX59, Samsung 50" Plasma, Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL Front (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Side (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Rear (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Living Room)
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom ACE-515, Sony CDP-705esD, Magnum Dynalab FT-101A Etude, Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS 2 (Walnut), STAX SR34 Electret Earspeaker System.
    2 Channel (Office)
    Adcom GFP-555 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-555 Amp, Sony CDP-605esD, Adcom GFT-555 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 1C (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Garage)
    Hafler DH-110 Pre-amp, Hafler DH-220 Amp, Sony CDP-505esD, Hafler DH-330 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 2B (Walnut).
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,832
    If it has any silicones of any sort in it those are no good. Could play bad with the glue used to bond to cone or basket.
    Original windex and 409 have a great track record for both cone and surround.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,058
    409 scented spray is a friend of mine for years now. Leaves a good fresh smell. Dissolves nicotine residue in seconds.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • 250GTLusso250GTLusso Registered User Posts: 161
    @pitdogg2 and @Tony M , thank you for the recommendation. I went back with some Original Windex and gave them another once over. I'll use Original Windex from now on.
    HT
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (Front), Adcom GFA-585 Amp (Side), Adcom GFA-555 Amp (Rear), Adcom ACE-515, Pioneer CLD-3070 Laserdisc, Sony CDP-605esD, Sony BluRay BDP BX59, Samsung 50" Plasma, Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL Front (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Side (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Rear (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Living Room)
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom ACE-515, Sony CDP-705esD, Magnum Dynalab FT-101A Etude, Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS 2 (Walnut), STAX SR34 Electret Earspeaker System.
    2 Channel (Office)
    Adcom GFP-555 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-555 Amp, Sony CDP-605esD, Adcom GFT-555 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 1C (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Garage)
    Hafler DH-110 Pre-amp, Hafler DH-220 Amp, Sony CDP-505esD, Hafler DH-330 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 2B (Walnut).
  • Mr_HzMr_Hz Posts: 148
    That's a heck of a deal for 1.2TL's... water damage or not. I was on AudiogoN for another reason, but did a quick search on Polk and ran across these expensive puppies in the SanFran area.

    https://www.audiogon.com/listings/full-range-polk-audio-reference-sda-srs-1-2-speakers-near-san-francisco-2018-01-30-speakers

    Yipe!!
    2.3TL's - Living Room
    CRS+'s (4.1 TL's) - Office
    SDA1C's - Famdamly Rm
    SDA1C's - Master Bedroom
  • Rrusse11Rrusse11 Posts: 116
    SDA SRS 2.3s
    Pair of Carver TFM 35s
    Carver C-1 Preamp
    CAL Icon MkII CD
    RTA 12s, need major work
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,832
    too much
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 435
    edited February 20
    SDA 1C's
    B&K Reference 50 Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    Cambridge Audio DVD 99
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,797
    audioluvr wrote: »

    The link is no bueno. :'(
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11T X2 pairs, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • MysteryMystery Posts: 2,462

    Sonus Faber Concerto Grand Piano, Klipsch Heresy, Epicure 20+,T/E 280, Polk 4,4.5,5A.
    DB Plus 880, AR 48S, Smaller Advents. SUBs: Monitor Audio. Pre: HK AP2500, C1, Tandberg 3002A.
    Amps:
    BB275, Crown XLS1500, QSC, Rotel, Luxman R-114, Nakamichi...
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 435
    Updated
    SDA 1C's
    B&K Reference 50 Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    Cambridge Audio DVD 99
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,797
    Thanks @Mystery.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11T X2 pairs, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 435
    SDA 1C's
    B&K Reference 50 Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    Cambridge Audio DVD 99
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,797
    I really should stop checking these theads. In the last month I've bought 2B studio's, RTA 8TL, RTA 11TL, and monitor 4.5's. :#
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11T X2 pairs, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,772
    la2vegas wrote: »
    I really should stop checking these theads. In the last month I've bought 2B studio's, RTA 8TL, RTA 11TL, and monitor 4.5's. :#

    Gotta catch up with me :#
  • verbverb Posts: 3,327
    OMG @la2vegas and @FestYboy ! Can you say obsession? Love it! :smiley:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
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