WTB: 1981 Polk Mini Monitors prior to 5jr

I am looking for a pair of Polk mini monitors in good condition with all original drivers and grills just like these. I just missed a pair on eBay. Thanks.yk8663tb0uog.jpg


  • Still looking for a pair of these.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,474
    Can I ask why? From what I have read the 5jr and 5 are the better speaker, so unless you are just collecting vintage Polk Speakers I don’t see why one would want them, plus the hassle of refoming if needed, I also find them fugly..

    Just my .02 and curious why one would want them..
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  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 537
    Lol, I thought they were photoshopped !!
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,132
    I think they're freaking cool. Majorly lacking in bass, probably, but those tiny PRs are too neat.
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,818
    They are a fun speaker to listen to. Darn near what is called computer monitors these days
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,626
    lightman1 wrote: »
    They are a fun speaker to listen to. Darn near what is called computer monitors these days
    They were meant for the killer app of their day -- installation in the shag carpeted nether regions of a Chevy van*! :)

    They weren't bad at all -- easily on par with the other minispeakers of their day
    (Visonik Davids, ads L200/L300) and arguably, maybe, even a little better sounding.
    (I wasn't quite objective vis-a-vis Polk products in those days).

    I'd love to find a pair, ideally the original version with the trapezoidal, "stage-monitor" shaped enclosures!


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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 1,100
    Like these?
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