Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL Crossover Modification Thread

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited March 2013
    Just returned from Richard's house -

    I was very impressed with the sonic differences with the modifications! :)
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  • ReaganReagan Posts: 65
    edited March 2013
    VR3 wrote: »
    Just returned from Richard's house -

    I was very impressed with the sonic differences with the modifications! :)

    I will give a more detailed review after a week or two of "burn-in". However, initially I am very pleased. I spun my reference vinyl (Miles Davis - Kind of Blue) and immediately noticed new highs and deeper lows. In particular, I am very happy to hear the cymbals much more clearly. Also, both piano and cymbal notes have longer trails. I have a set of Larry's rings that have yet to be installed.

    This is a must modification. Thanks Trey!

    Richard
  • DrenisDrenis Posts: 2,870
    edited March 2013
    Did you re-use the stock internal wiring between the terminal plate and crossovers? It looks brand new and so cleanly installed if it is in fact stock wire.

    Also, change out those old shotty jumpers.

    Gosh I want my new crossovers sooo bad!
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,220
    edited March 2013
    Trey I will order my parts piece by piece as I go along with the MR's..
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited March 2013
    Did you re-use the stock internal wiring between the terminal plate and crossovers? It looks brand new and so cleanly installed if it is in fact stock wire.

    That is the stock wiring, the last generation of SDAs I believe used all white wiring which was completed extremely neat! :)


    Also, change out those old shotty jumpers.

    Me and Richard talked about this - it is on the list! :)

    Gosh I want my new crossovers sooo bad!

    Soon! :-P

    Larry - let me know man! :)

    Richard - I am glad to hear you are enjoying them and cant wait to hear your thoughts as they burn in! :)
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited March 2013
    More pictures for fun!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited April 2013
    Even more pictures!
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,220
    edited April 2013
    Sexy!!!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited April 2013
    Thanks guys!
    Lasareath wrote: »
    Nice! Are those mine?

    The ones in the middle are yours Sal! :)
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited April 2013
    More 1.2TL pics!! :)
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,220
    edited April 2013
    Nice work Trey!!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited April 2013
    This one starts tomorrow -

    Tweeter Network -
    Clarity Cap MR (All the way)
    Mundorf Mox Resistors
    Jantzen Inductors

    Midbass/SDA Network -
    Clarity Cap ESA
    Jantzen Inductors

    Custom shelf that attaches to the stock crossover plate for a drop and go install, powered coated satin black
    Delrin substrate that mounts to the shelf, nylon stand offs between substrate and shelf
    Point to point wiring
    Round Aluminum terminal plates
    WBT Binding Post
    9 awg SDA Cable, NL4 Connections
    Will be a drop in replacement...
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited April 2013
    Yeah this is going to be "bad ****"
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,220
    edited April 2013
    Trey,

    Clear your inbox!!:cool:

    Do you have a set of the Solen inductors? 1.0mh and 2.0mh I need two of each.. For my 1.2tl's of course..


    Larry..
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,220
    edited April 2013
    VR3 wrote: »
    Yeah this is going to be "bad ****"

    That looks awesome!!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited April 2013
    Thanks man -

    I cleared the inbox -

    I do not have any inductors but I am about to do a Jantzen order any day... :)
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited April 2013
    MR caps reporting for duty - SIR!
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,220
    edited April 2013
    Where did the blue coating on the leads come from?
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited April 2013
    I added that! :)
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,220
    edited April 2013
    VR3 wrote: »
    I added that! :)

    Please share!! What do you use?
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited April 2013
    It is just like blue heat shrink, nothing special! :)
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited April 2013
    The whole tweeter network - roughed in - caps not connected
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited April 2013
    Test mount - top plate where all of the molex connections will go - this is just a test fit - don't like the stand offs on the corners, most likely will scrap that as they are not needed and it bends the bottom board - will look into alternate mounting... :)
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited April 2013
    This is going to be SICK!
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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 4,946
    edited April 2013
    Those are beautiful Trey!
    Relayer-Big-O-Poster.jpg
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

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  • zane77zane77 Posts: 1,711
    edited May 2013
    Nice work, as always
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited May 2013
    Thanks guys, much appreciated!

    This is definitely a mod that looks cooler in person. It is such a large crossover...
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,502
    edited May 2013
    Makes me want to move back to NC! Detail oriented as always, Trey.:wink:
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,187
    edited May 2013
    It does look much nicer in person. We miss you Lightman1. Even though you are a slacker, it sucks you are down there. SOOOooo much going on up here right now.....but enough about that. LMK when you head up here next. BTW, PM me your new phone #.

    Big Daddy T.
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited May 2013
    Russ!!! Are you coming back to NC anytime soon??

    This mod looks way cooler in person. I do not think the picture really capture the size of the mod...

    Thanks guys!! :)
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