Will the value of an SRT system increase with age?

What is the current value of a SRT system (VERY good condition)??Anybody know?I'm not selling just curiousme1pfhnraec1.jpg

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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,707
    $43....I'll be there Saturday. Cash on the barrel head.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,110
    Dude that's way too much....how about 3 bitcoins
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,707
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Dude that's way too much....how about 3 bitcoins

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  • katomklysmkatomklysm Posts: 29
    Hmmm, stupid question i guess............
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,453
    katomklysm wrote: »
    Hmmm, stupid question i guess............

    Nah, just stupid people :p
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    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,453
    Maybe this will help....click on sold/expired
    https://www.hifishark.com/search?q=Polk+SRT
    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
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,029
    I don't know the current value but I would really doubt it will be worth more as time passes as maybe a rare record or classic car would.
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,056
    Nightfall wrote: »
    I don't know the current value but I would really doubt it will be worth more as time passes as maybe a rare record or classic car would.

    Keep it down. Someone might hear you. :)
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,110
    They are worth as much as a potential buyer will pay. I highly doubt they will ever appreciate. But that's just my humble opinion.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,809
    Nope, they certainly are not going to appreciate in value. Look at it now, they started at 10 g's.....and parts are not being made anymore. If you have a working pair, I'd sell them and move on.
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  • katomklysmkatomklysm Posts: 29
    Thanks for all the comments, oh, I'm NOT selling, it took me over a year to get them in perfect working order, jaws hit the floor when I do a Pacific Rim 4k kaiju scene, love,love,love them.......just was wondering monetary value for no real reason.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,453
    Then enjoy enjoy enjoy...system is hard to come by, and hard to replace
    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
  • GatecrasherGatecrasher Posts: 1,596
    edited June 10
    I think the value depends on the condition and how much you paid for it in the first place. When these were new they sold for $12,000 USD (in 1996 dollars) so I doubt they will ever be worth more than that.

    $12,000 USD in 1996 equals $18,875 in today's money.

    Needless to say they are the most-expensive speakers Polk ever produced. A true flagship effort.

    There is nothing made by Polk today that I would rather have.

    The main reason you can find these speakers for relatively cheap now days is because the subwoofer drivers had a quality issue where the spiders separated causing a loud rattle. Most people think they are blown-up and don't realize that they can be repaired. Once repaired they are like new.

    Another reason you see these for sale is because they are so big and heavy. Today's speaker market has moved to being smaller and more compact. People don't seem to like the gigantic floor speakers anymore. I do though. I want the biggest, baddest speakers I can get and these definitely fit the bill.

    That's why I plan to keep mine for a long time and have no plans on selling them. I didn't buy two sets of them as an investment. I wanted them to use! I have even stocked-up on NOS replacement drivers and other parts so I can keep them in top shape for years to come.

    They sound awesome for both music and HT.

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    POLK AUDIO SRT
    (Signature Reference Theater)

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    SRT 10.2 SYSTEM
    (4) SRT Subs & Satellites
    (2) SRT Center Speakers
    (2) SRT Control Centers w/Remote
    (4) f/x1000 Surrounds
    (2) PSW650 Subs
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,286
    edited June 11
    katomklysm wrote: »
    Hmmm, stupid question i guess............

    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    katomklysm wrote: »
    Hmmm, stupid question i guess............

    Nah, just stupid people :p

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    In some seriousness, though -- I usually just check eBAY completed auctions and view the results with a certain level of skeptical judgmentalism ;) Local sales probably mean a 10 to 15% discount, best case, over eBAY prices due to the rather more limited marketplace. Admittedly, it's trickier with uncommon hardware; do these ever show up, e.g., on Audiogon?

    We're not talking classic Altec/JBL/Western Electric/Tannoy/Quad here -- these will not appreciate over time.

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  • GatecrasherGatecrasher Posts: 1,596
    You can usually sell a decent set with the two fronts, a center , and the control center for $3,000 any time you want. If they are really-nice and include the rear surrounds and the remote I see them go for like $4,500 pretty-easily. If they are exceptional and you have the boxes and the manual and some extras they are probably worth more to the right person.

    Put it this way, IMO they are worth more than any other Polk speakers ever made (including the brand-new ones) and are a steal for $3,000 if you can find a nice set for that.
    POLK AUDIO SRT
    (Signature Reference Theater)

    2rqdrna.jpg s6k686.jpg 11rgneu.jpg
    SRT 10.2 SYSTEM
    (4) SRT Subs & Satellites
    (2) SRT Center Speakers
    (2) SRT Control Centers w/Remote
    (4) f/x1000 Surrounds
    (2) PSW650 Subs
    Pioneer Elite SC-09TX AVR
    Pioneer Elite BDP-09FD Blu-Ray
    Pioneer Elite BDP-33FD Blu-Ray (Region-Free)
    Custom HTPC w/Multi-Lane SATA Hot-Swapable Drive RAID Tower
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