SDA 3.1tl resto-mod

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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 5,738
    Very nice!
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-350, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver PM-600

    dhsspeakerservice.com/
    Now Carrying Gimpod's Custom SDA Circuit Boards

    "And keep her under 70, would you, huh? Betty likes a slow ride"
  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 674
    Looking good
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,636
    Stunning!!
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 3,986
    Awesome.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,039
    I hate to say it, but looks splotchy.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • ParadoxexParadoxex Posts: 196
    It's hard to tell when you are being literal or facetious.

    I think any patchiness is just reflection showing up on the finish.
  • gwg_97gwg_97 Posts: 329
    F1nut wrote: »
    I hate to say it, but looks splotchy.

    ;)

    Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

    Aristotle

    
    

    System 1:
    Nakamichi PA-7
    Kenwood Basic C2
    Polk SDA 1C modded
    HiFiMe DIY DAC
    Ipad/Tidal

    System 2:
    Dynaco ST-70
    Polk Monitor 5B modded
    Kenwood Basic C2
    Airport Express/Ipad/Tidal

    Home Theater:
    Carver A-760x
    Outlaw Audio M200
    Kenwood Basic M2A x 2
    Yamaha RXV 665
    Polk SDA SRS 3.1TL
    Polk Monitor 5B
    DIY Polk Center Channel Speaker
    HSU VTF-3 MK4

  • gwg_97gwg_97 Posts: 329
    Making progress on my outriggers. Used 1.5" x .5" square bar and a 1/4-20 tap for the spikes. cobri3bk2rjj.jpg
    9g8bw3waobi2.jpg
    
    

    System 1:
    Nakamichi PA-7
    Kenwood Basic C2
    Polk SDA 1C modded
    HiFiMe DIY DAC
    Ipad/Tidal

    System 2:
    Dynaco ST-70
    Polk Monitor 5B modded
    Kenwood Basic C2
    Airport Express/Ipad/Tidal

    Home Theater:
    Carver A-760x
    Outlaw Audio M200
    Kenwood Basic M2A x 2
    Yamaha RXV 665
    Polk SDA SRS 3.1TL
    Polk Monitor 5B
    DIY Polk Center Channel Speaker
    HSU VTF-3 MK4

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,039
    Paradoxex wrote: »
    It's hard to tell when you are being literal or facetious.

    Literal, cherry tends to splotch.
    I think any patchiness is just reflection showing up on the finish.

    Perhaps so.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,039
    gwg_97 wrote: »
    Making progress on my outriggers. Used 1.5" x .5" square bar and a 1/4-20 tap for the spikes. cobri3bk2rjj.jpg
    9g8bw3waobi2.jpg

    They look good. For future reference, you can buy aluminum ones already made from 80/20.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,155
    Those came out great
    Congrats
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,636
    I agree as they look awesome to me :)
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 714
    Very Nice!
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,155
    The finish reminds me of the Pioneer Birch for the Usher speakers
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 253
    gwg_97,

    Your speakers look terrific. The cabinets really look modern.
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 5,738
    Beautiful Job!
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-350, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver PM-600

    dhsspeakerservice.com/
    Now Carrying Gimpod's Custom SDA Circuit Boards

    "And keep her under 70, would you, huh? Betty likes a slow ride"
  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 674
    They sure look purdy
  • gwg_97gwg_97 Posts: 329
    Thanks guys! The 2000 grit abralon hand rubbing over gloss creates a really nice finish but it's a lot of work.
    
    

    System 1:
    Nakamichi PA-7
    Kenwood Basic C2
    Polk SDA 1C modded
    HiFiMe DIY DAC
    Ipad/Tidal

    System 2:
    Dynaco ST-70
    Polk Monitor 5B modded
    Kenwood Basic C2
    Airport Express/Ipad/Tidal

    Home Theater:
    Carver A-760x
    Outlaw Audio M200
    Kenwood Basic M2A x 2
    Yamaha RXV 665
    Polk SDA SRS 3.1TL
    Polk Monitor 5B
    DIY Polk Center Channel Speaker
    HSU VTF-3 MK4

  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,067
    You've done a very nice job of renovating these old classics, I think they look great.

    Hope you get your center imaging worked out, I had a bad connection between a jumper wire on the binding posts at one time on a pair of SDA's, they acted much the same.
    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/Dynaudio Contour S 3.4 LE's
  • gwg_97gwg_97 Posts: 329
    You've done a very nice job of renovating these old classics, I think they look great.

    Hope you get your center imaging worked out, I had a bad connection between a jumper wire on the binding posts at one time on a pair of SDA's, they acted much the same.

    Thanks and thanks for the heads up regarding the jumper wire. I'll check it out.
    
    

    System 1:
    Nakamichi PA-7
    Kenwood Basic C2
    Polk SDA 1C modded
    HiFiMe DIY DAC
    Ipad/Tidal

    System 2:
    Dynaco ST-70
    Polk Monitor 5B modded
    Kenwood Basic C2
    Airport Express/Ipad/Tidal

    Home Theater:
    Carver A-760x
    Outlaw Audio M200
    Kenwood Basic M2A x 2
    Yamaha RXV 665
    Polk SDA SRS 3.1TL
    Polk Monitor 5B
    DIY Polk Center Channel Speaker
    HSU VTF-3 MK4

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,039
    Good job, the finish looks a lot better! That is the first SDA transformation from end caps and cloth sides to an all wood veneer cabinet I've seen that looks right, congrats
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • Gunther16Gunther16 Posts: 245
    Very, very nice. Great job they look awesome!
    Polk 3.1TL (Gimpods boards, Sonicaps, Mills Res., Dynamat, Sonic Barrier, Hurricane Nuts, Cabinet sealing, Glue of magnets,Cardas Binding Post upgrades) - to be relegated to my daughters system eventually as I permit or am ready to part with.
    Polk CS350 Center
    Polk FX500 Surround
    Definitive Powerfield Subwoofer
    B&W 803D2
    Krell Showcase Processor
    Krell KAV 3250 Amp
    Adcom 555II Amp
    Adcom 555II Amp
    Musical Fidelity A3CD
    Sony PS4300 Turntable
    Rotel RQ970BX Phono Preamp
    Adcom Ace-515 Line Conditioner
    Richard Grays Power Company Line Conditioner (2)
    Hitachi 60" Ultravision TV
    Oppo BDP-103 Blue Ray
  • GOOD SHOW OLD CHAP
    EXCELLENT PIECE OF KIT THERE
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    Bedroom 2 channel system:Integra DTM 40.4,Nakamichi BX-100,TiVo mini,Musical Fidelity X-LPS,X-PSU,Carver TFM-25,Sony KV-34XBR970(last of the widescreen tube sets before production stopped)Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type V MR cartridge,Polk RT-55(with SL-6506 tweeters),Polk PSW-200 in plexiglass(2),Sony Playstation 3 slim.Monster Power HTPS-5100MKII,Various Kimber,Audioquest and MIT interconnects and speaker cables.
  • corticocortico Posts: 313
    Nice work! Thank you for sharing.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,220
    Where the hell was I during all this??

    Love em!!! Nice Job!!!
    Death Grip...
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 1,948
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Where the hell was I during all this??

    Love em!!! Nice Job!!!

    Probably in the dungeon churning out rings. :)
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, RTA 11T X2, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • Dennis GardnerDennis Gardner Posts: 4,718
    edited June 15
    I think that an updated grill cover would look great if it just covered the outline of the drivers and left some of the new cherry wood exposed above and below that dimensional. It would showcase the mirror imaging design of that particular SDA too.

    Nice job, could be the best new thought on SDA aesthetics that I have seen come along!

    It does resemble the direction that Tekton has gone with its baffle designs.
    HT Optoma HD25 LV on 80" DIY Screen, Anthem MRX 300 Receiver, Pioneer Elite BDP 51FD Polk CS350LS, Polk SDA1C, Polk FX300, Polk RT55, Dual EBS Adire Shiva 320watt tuned to 17hz, ICs-DIY Twisted Prs, Speaker-Raymond Cable

    2 Channel Thorens TD 318 Grado ZF1, SACD/CD Marantz 8260, Soundstream/Krell DAC1, Audio Mirror PP1, Odyssey Stratos, ADS L-1290, ICs-DIY Twisted , Speaker-Raymond Cable
  • xschopxschop Posts: 601
    Cleanest looking SDAs I've seen. Nice work.
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