POLK SDA1 how much did you guys pay for yours?

DropthebeatDropthebeat Posts: 154
edited May 2014 in Speakers
Well ive came across the opportunity to buy some sda1 speakers , the guy says hes the original owner and look to be in good shape other than a corner that looks like its smashed in about half an inch . Hes asking 500 what do you guys think?
Yamaha V1800 receiver along with a NAD 2600a and 2700a .
Sda 1c - my new favorite speakers
Rta 8,11tl,15tl
Monitor 10 and 12
Marty sub 18" still in the works
Klipsch sw12-2
Hobbies turn into addictions .
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  • PolkieManPolkieMan Posts: 2,446
    edited May 2014
    That is such an open question.
    As there was many versions of the SDA1 maybe you need to read up on them before you jump in.
    http://vr3mods.com/uploads/SDA_Handbook_2011_Rev2.pdf
    I feel that the SDA 1C are the most desirable and also going for the most money from people that know what they have.
    I paid $250 for mine and I had to replace one 6.5 Mw6510 and a grille badge was missing, made a interconnect wire so that set it to $300.
    POLK SDA 2.3 TLS BOUGHT NEW IN 1990, Gimpod/Sonic Caps/Mills RDO-198
    POLK CSI-A6 POLK MONITOR 70'S ONKYO TX NR-808 SONY CDP-333ES
    PIONEER PL-510A SONY BDP S5100
    POLK SDA 1C BOUGHT USED 2011,Gimpod/Sonic Caps/Mills RDO-194
    ONKYO HT RC-360 SONY BDP S590 TECHNICS SL BD-1
  • DropthebeatDropthebeat Posts: 154
    edited May 2014
    The number on the back says SDA 1 8940 , ive wanted some sda speakers for a while since ive never gotten to listen to them and ill be selling my mint like new monitor 10 and rta 8 in order to justify the purchase and make space... i just feel like 350-400 is more of a reasonable offer
    Yamaha V1800 receiver along with a NAD 2600a and 2700a .
    Sda 1c - my new favorite speakers
    Rta 8,11tl,15tl
    Monitor 10 and 12
    Marty sub 18" still in the works
    Klipsch sw12-2
    Hobbies turn into addictions .
  • DropthebeatDropthebeat Posts: 154
    edited May 2014
    Theyre either the sda1b or c but im almost posstive these are the b.
    Yamaha V1800 receiver along with a NAD 2600a and 2700a .
    Sda 1c - my new favorite speakers
    Rta 8,11tl,15tl
    Monitor 10 and 12
    Marty sub 18" still in the works
    Klipsch sw12-2
    Hobbies turn into addictions .
  • PolkieManPolkieMan Posts: 2,446
    edited May 2014
    If they are C (probably pin/blade) in nice condition that's a good price @ $350.
    B's (probably blade/blade) more like $250.
    Do this, pull one MW if it is 6510 or 6511 then you have C model if it is 6509 it's a B.
    hope this helps .
    http://www.gimpod.com/sda-id.html
    POLK SDA 2.3 TLS BOUGHT NEW IN 1990, Gimpod/Sonic Caps/Mills RDO-198
    POLK CSI-A6 POLK MONITOR 70'S ONKYO TX NR-808 SONY CDP-333ES
    PIONEER PL-510A SONY BDP S5100
    POLK SDA 1C BOUGHT USED 2011,Gimpod/Sonic Caps/Mills RDO-194
    ONKYO HT RC-360 SONY BDP S590 TECHNICS SL BD-1
  • Dennis GardnerDennis Gardner Posts: 4,727
    edited May 2014
    The serial numbers indicate that they are late model 1Cs.
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,908
    edited May 2014
    Paid 350.00 for these 1c's & drove 30 miles. Cant recall what i paid for the 2b's (130.00 shipping from Colorado) but they were more & dont be afraid to spend the coin for SDA's if thats what you really want in a speaker
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,908
    edited May 2014
    Original Clist ad pics of 1c i picked up. Seller wanted 550.00 & i offered him 400.00 & he dropped 50.00 when i asked for cord he couldnt find. Depending on condition dont hesitate on 3-600.00. Some may argue
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  • PolkieManPolkieMan Posts: 2,446
    edited May 2014
    Very nice Randy, with the boxes that's nice!! So you have 1C and 2B which do you prefer? The reason I said $350 was a good price as the OP mentioned damage to the corner. Your 1C's $600 is no problem,and worth it!
    boston1450 wrote: »
    Original Clist ad pics of 1c i picked up. Seller wanted 550.00 & i offered him 400.00 & he dropped 50.00 when i asked for cord he couldnt find. Depending on condition dont hesitate on 3-600.00. Some may argue
    POLK SDA 2.3 TLS BOUGHT NEW IN 1990, Gimpod/Sonic Caps/Mills RDO-198
    POLK CSI-A6 POLK MONITOR 70'S ONKYO TX NR-808 SONY CDP-333ES
    PIONEER PL-510A SONY BDP S5100
    POLK SDA 1C BOUGHT USED 2011,Gimpod/Sonic Caps/Mills RDO-194
    ONKYO HT RC-360 SONY BDP S590 TECHNICS SL BD-1
  • DropthebeatDropthebeat Posts: 154
    edited May 2014
    Thanks everyone , I offered the guy 400 and he wouldn't budge , I'm a patient buyer so I'll wait it out and see what happens .
    Yamaha V1800 receiver along with a NAD 2600a and 2700a .
    Sda 1c - my new favorite speakers
    Rta 8,11tl,15tl
    Monitor 10 and 12
    Marty sub 18" still in the works
    Klipsch sw12-2
    Hobbies turn into addictions .
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,908
    edited May 2014
    PolkieMan wrote: »
    Very nice Randy, with the boxes that's nice!! So you have 1C and 2B which do you prefer? The reason I said $350 was a good price as the OP mentioned damage to the corner. Your 1C's $600 is no problem,and worth it!
    i prefer the 1c's stock over the 2b stocks. Then again i havent used this Denon with the 2b's & no upgrades done. I was stating above that SDA's are worth whatever the buyer pays & condition. Hey if someone can get them for a hundred bucks great. But if they dont come up often/ever in your area dont hesitate to spend the dough,right. I probably wouldnt have spent 600.00 for mine. Cause i didnt have 600.00 LOL..
    ..
    Good luck on your search Dropthebeat
    Randy in Maine
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  • DropthebeatDropthebeat Posts: 154
    edited May 2014
    All your comments are helpful but damn if they don't make me want to spend the coin on them ... Reading all you guys posts really motivate me to buy them ..... Anyhow I'll give it some time maybe some more will come up later on
    Yamaha V1800 receiver along with a NAD 2600a and 2700a .
    Sda 1c - my new favorite speakers
    Rta 8,11tl,15tl
    Monitor 10 and 12
    Marty sub 18" still in the works
    Klipsch sw12-2
    Hobbies turn into addictions .
  • PolkieManPolkieMan Posts: 2,446
    edited May 2014
    For me SDA's are what real speakers should sound like nothing else will do. If that corner is minor and they don't come around often where you are go for it.
    All your comments are helpful but damn if they don't make me want to spend the coin on them ... Reading all you guys posts really motivate me to buy them ..... Anyhow I'll give it some time maybe some more will come up later on
    POLK SDA 2.3 TLS BOUGHT NEW IN 1990, Gimpod/Sonic Caps/Mills RDO-198
    POLK CSI-A6 POLK MONITOR 70'S ONKYO TX NR-808 SONY CDP-333ES
    PIONEER PL-510A SONY BDP S5100
    POLK SDA 1C BOUGHT USED 2011,Gimpod/Sonic Caps/Mills RDO-194
    ONKYO HT RC-360 SONY BDP S590 TECHNICS SL BD-1
  • I actually came across my SDA 1a's in a garage sale in Boulder. The only reason I realized they were vintage high end is because I have some Infinity Kappy 8s. I paid only $30.oo bucks for mine. I am impressed with these speakers. I plan on doing some upgrades on the tweeters and other mods recommended by Polk.
  • WilliamM2WilliamM2 Posts: 4,703
    I paid $1550 out the door for my SDA-1C's...in 1989.
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,276
    edited March 2015
    $230 locally off CL here for my 1c's last year, but I feel like I swiped 'em - at least I did till I saw that post above!! $30 is being paid to take them!
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,908
    30.00 is crazy. Darn good price. Welcome to the forum
    Randy in Maine
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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,780
    boston1450 wrote: »
    30.00 is crazy. Darn good price. Welcome to the forum
    Agrees and Welcome to the never ending... B)
  • Hi, i have one pair of SDA 1 801 i´m looking for the cable that connect the loudspeakers. I´m in Lima Peru. Thanks
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,623
    What does the cable socket look like on the back?
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,942
    edited July 2017
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  • noobydoonoobydoo Posts: 1
    Just got a pair of sda 1's online. Part of a package deal that includes a yamaha cassette deck, yamaha cd player, and a phillips avr. They are either the 1b's or c's judging from the photos. Haven't seen or heard them yet as they are a 4 hr drive from me. I came across them while looking for replacement parts for my monitor 10's. Package price? 75.00 Cdn.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,331
    Wow, you lucky sum-biach. What a snag!!!
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