Monitor 7 Refresh

So I bought a pair of Monitor 7’s in an alley for $20 the other day. One cabinet had blown drivers. Have been wanting to do a rework project, so I dove in. Ordered a pair of 6502’s on eBay that had already been powergrabbed and dynamatted. Picked up a pair of RD0-194’s from Polk and went to town. Stripped the old damaged vinyl with a heat gun. Veneered the cabinets with Ash. Stained with Old Masters Spanish Oak, topped with 4 coats of polyurethane. Built some stands out of scrap. Really fun project. They sound and look great now! Maybe do the crossovers next...


Stripped, ready for veneer...


Finished cabinets :smile:
SDA SRS 2, RTA12C (194's), Monitor 10c, Monitor 7b (Peerless), Monitor 7c (194's), Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 4b (Peerless). ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.


  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,562
    Beautiful work sir...
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,006
    Great work, look 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
    PSW 404
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 906
    Wow, that stain really makes the grain pop! Looks great.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,210
  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 38
    Thanks guys. I've trolled the forums for a while now, but couldn't help myself, had to do a little brag post cuz I'm so happy with how they turned out. Fun hobby to get mixed up in.
    SDA SRS 2, RTA12C (194's), Monitor 10c, Monitor 7b (Peerless), Monitor 7c (194's), Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 4b (Peerless). ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 2,807
    Excellent work! Enjoy
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,500
    Wow! Definitely inspiring!
  • TCKTCK Posts: 221
    Nice. Those are worth bragging up. I love it when the monitors get a facelift. They deserve to look like they sound.
    SDA 2B(1989 Oak Caps w 194s) ~ Old school Monitor 7B(1982 w Peerless) ~ Monitor 7 (w 198s) ~ Monitor 5 (w 198s) ~ Monitor 5(w 194s) ~ Monitor 5Jr+(w 194s) ~ RT35i (cherry finish) ~ CS400 ~ CS245i ~ F/Xi A4 ~ RT25 ~ CS245

    " But boy do I remember the strain of her refrain "
  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 686
    Very nice!
  • BuddTXBuddTX Posts: 11
    THANK YOU! I am going to do this to my 5jr+! Awesome Job!
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