Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL Crossover Modification Thread

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited May 2013
    Thank you sir! :]

    This is by far the hardest to photograph mod I have performed. It is so large and multi dimensional...

    The owner is pumped! :]
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  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,413
    edited May 2013
    Trey,

    Those look fantastic, and I bet they sound even better!

    Congratulations! Job well done, sir!

    Phil
    Family Room, PS Audio PW Transport, DirectStream DAC; AQ Sky XLRs, Perreaux SM6 MKII Pre; AQ Sky XLRs, Perreaux Prisma 750 Amps or CAT 600.2 Dualmono Amp, Morrow SP7 Speaker Cables, SDA SRS 1.2tls (RD0198s, Dreadnought, Black Hole 5, Acousta-Stuf, Dynamat Extreme, JBWeld. Vr3 Mods: "The Abbot" Monastery-Level Xovers, Custom Internal Wiring, Binding Post Plates, & SDA ICs).

    Exercise Room, Wadia 171 iPod Dock, PS Audio PerfectWave MkII DAC, AQ Sky XLRs, Perreaux SM6 Preamp, AQ King Cobra RCAs, Perreaux PMF3150 Amp, Dreadnought, Supra Rondo 4x2.5 Speaker Cables, SDA 1Cs (Vr3 Mods Xovers).

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited May 2013
    Thanks Phil! :)

    How are the Allison's coming? :)
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited June 2013
    I received a call from the owner last night and he was thrilled.. should have a review I can post here in the next few weeks!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited August 2013
    I am getting to build another one of these monsters but this time even CRAZIER! :-D

    All MR! I am going to add a horizontal strip towards the back to mount the large inductor on! Will be fun!
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  • OldfatdogsOldfatdogs Posts: 1,885
    edited August 2013
    You got it going on young man,very nice job.
    Dan
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited August 2013
    Thank you sir! :)
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  • DrenisDrenis Posts: 2,870
    edited August 2013
    Bet that's expensive. 5 figures.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited August 2013
    It actually was not too much more, I now have the channels to acquire 400v MR so it saves cost but not sacrifice performance... :)
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited August 2013
    I like the size of the 400v MR!
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,187
    edited August 2013
    Whoa! Them's some biggun's...
    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 August 2013
    They are actually SMALL, I like it. The 400v is maybe 40% of the size of the 620v! Definitely a space saver!!

    Example, the left caps are 6.8uf 620v, the middle caps are 12uf 400v
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,223
    edited August 2013
    I think I got some of the last 620v, I have to say I like the smaller size..
    Death Grip...
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited August 2013
    They still make the 620v but the 400v for the price will start to take over! I like the size and price for sure! Might actually be able to squeeze some MR caps on the inside of the LSiM705! :)
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,187
    edited August 2013
    Oh, my bad. I thought the old size was off to the right and the new size, well..... They looked to have been about the size of a half gallon of milk. Silly me.

    Tom
    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 August 2013
    haha! That would be AWESOME! I would need a bigger shelf for sure!
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,536
    edited August 2013
    Silly question coming......

    Why would anyone need 600+ volt for audio? Obviously there are other uses for them than speakers just can't come up with any....

    Are there speakers that would need a 400v cap even?
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited August 2013
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited September 2013
    I dub ye... the "White Knight" of the Monastery series!

    All Clarity Cap MR, all the time
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited April 2014
    1.2TL GIMPOD, always fun :)
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  • deafbykhornsdeafbykhorns Posts: 150
    edited May 2014
    I'm guessing about a $1200 build?
    Main System- Scratch built 2A3 , Lightspeed preamp, Technics SP15/Graham/XV1s,Klipschorns w/ALK xovers/Trachorns, Speakercraft MT8(4), Sonos ZP90, Yamaha Aventage for surround
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  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,199
    edited May 2014
    Here's a question - how much would you have to pay retail for a new pair of speakers that are built with this level of electronics inside?
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • deafbykhornsdeafbykhorns Posts: 150
    edited May 2014
    Most the guys on here probably don't pay retail
    Typically multiply the parts price time 6 is a rule of thumb for retail?
    Main System- Scratch built 2A3 , Lightspeed preamp, Technics SP15/Graham/XV1s,Klipschorns w/ALK xovers/Trachorns, Speakercraft MT8(4), Sonos ZP90, Yamaha Aventage for surround
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,187
    edited May 2014
    nspindel wrote: »
    Here's a question - how much would you have to pay retail for a new pair of speakers that are built with this level of electronics inside?
    A lot.

    Tom
    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
    Work in progressa7mdvexgz2q6.jpg
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  • love all your work .
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    New laser cut plates uasynh1pgvqp.jpg
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    Clarity CSA / CMR

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    Digging the new CSA/CMR! :)

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