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FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,194
edited June 2017 in Vintage Speakers
*in the best announcer voice I can muster*
"Whaaaat the heck ARE these?!!!" :D



  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,194
    Btw, these ARE Polk, and they're initialed (apparently) by the doctor himself. I just can't decipher the numbers next to the initials...
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,965
    Woh, cool.
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 5,998
    Late 70s Era, Polk Mini Monitors If I'm not mistaken.
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL
    Center: Custom Built
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, 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
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500
    Now Carrying Gimpod's Custom SDA Circuit Boards

    "And keep her under 70, would you, huh? Betty likes a slow ride"
  • kevinkokevinko Posts: 155
    You could use these as inspiration for your Monitor remake project and make a giant pair to match.

    "Maxi Monitors," if you will.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,194
    edited June 2017
    kevinko wrote: »
    You could use these as inspiration for your Monitor remake project and make a giant pair to match.

    "Maxi Monitors," if you will.

    Now there's an idea!!! I like that. The big question would be what tweeter to use to keep the scale somewhat correct?
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,194
    Malbec wrote: »

    Thank you for the link, but your posted attachments aren't available any longer. Would you be so kind and post them again for a noob?
  • pkquatpkquat Posts: 543
    WOW a very rare set. That is the first I have seen that have the tweeter in the middle. I never new those existed. I have only seen the tweeter on the top.

    There are a few threads on here about redoing the surrounds

    The "Maxi Monitors" in standard form with the tweeter on top could be the considered the M5Jr+ with the 6.5" MW and 6.5" PR, unless "Maxi" would use 8" cones.

    Some old KEF's might work for that. I think they had a 8" PR with a 8" MW that did not use a Uni-Q driver. Although, as I recall people were less impressed with that version, I think because they felt the drivers were not a good quality. I think they were re-purposed from their lower end Uni-Q model, which people were also less impressed with. K160 maybe? There are also the C40D, and C42.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,194
    Right, I'd have to use 8" drivers, otherwise it would be just a reconfigured 5jr (and that's just too easy :p ).

    Speaking of which, I believe I've found a handful of MWs that will fit the bill along with 2 possible tweets for the M7/10/12+ idea. The issue I kept running into was the match of aesthetics and response to keep the look right. No matter what I do though, I'll need to face plate the tweets. No one makes anything that looks like the peerless in the next size up.
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