On a binge again...

FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 714
edited June 30 in Vintage Speakers
This week I picked up a pair of 194 modded 5Bs with Dayton caps in Black, and a set of 10Bs.
Total investment: $155
How much of a schmuck am I?

I figured it'd be easier to tuck those 4 away rather than the 15TLs I've been looking at... But I still might get those too...

I'm starting to think I have a problem :/

* So apparently "sch_muck" is a non-permissable word??? I didn't realize vanilla understood Yiddish!??
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  • w/out pics it didn't happen so you are safe. :)
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 714
    edited June 30
    I have pics. :'( :#

    I document all my speakers
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,675
    edited June 30
    its called a rabbit hole for a reason! hang in there someone might toss you a rope (NOT) >:)

    They prefer to push you into it o:)

    like that song: Misery loves Company!
    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
  • msgmsg Posts: 3,394
    You hoarder.

    I don't have that problem.
    Certainly not.
    No sir.
    :s :|
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,675
    The 1st step is admitting you have a problem Art!

    the 2nd step is sending me your speakers!
    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
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 714
    Hehe, just call me Alice. I think I might have to start relieving myself of some of my collection in order to expand it... Then again, my house is large enough, and I have a 2.5 story garage... I could just keep going??? :# >:)
  • SchurkeySchurkey Posts: 1,712
    FestYboy wrote: »
    * So apparently "sch_muck" is a non-permissable word??? I didn't realize vanilla understood Yiddish!??
    Don't get us started about Vanilla and their crazy censorship.

    Once upon a time somebody--perhaps Ken--offered to pull various words out of the censorship pool if we'd send them to him. I've lost track of that posting.

    Pain in the tuckus.

  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,018
    That is correct, I'd be happy to do such a mitzvah!
    "Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available", G. Benfield
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 714
    Good show Ken! Mazel tov!
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,018
    Todah!
    "Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available", G. Benfield
  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,595
    Also known as (AAS) or Audio Acquisition Syndrome. But more specifically, (PAS) Polk Acquisition Syndrome.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

    HT:
    Denon AVR-888, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10, Marantz UD5005, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, TSi100; Pioneer: CT-6R, PL-530; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, Polk: RM7, Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 714
    I did it again... Pair of 7s with the silver baskets and peerless tweets last night, and 10As with stands tonight.

    Honestly, I think I have an issue... I'm running out of room!
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,015
    You know the policy here, pictures or it didn't happen. :o
    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.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 714
    edited July 11
    DaveHo wrote: »
    I'm in awe that you are finding that many vintage Polks locally that are worth owning. Most of what I see listed is over priced & beat.

    I think you are somewhat local to me. Did you by chance get the 7s in Shillington? Your post prompted me to look on C/L & they are still listed, but the seller replied that they were sold when I inquired.

    Yeah that was me! I hail from Lititz.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 714
    la2vegas wrote: »
    You know the policy here, pictures or it didn't happen. :o

    I'll take pics of everything I picked up the past 3 weeks or so and post tonight.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 714
    Ok, so 3 weeks ago...

    5b with 194s and Dayton caps
    t0fe7lcn99oh.jpg

    Then 10b in nice shape
    ni4e979drxq1.jpg

    Then yesterday, some original 7s with silver baskets and peerless tweets... But as you can see, one of the MWs were replaced at some point. I'd like to get the symetry back, it vexes me so...
    glz5kkilabuo.jpg

    And my latest tonight. Original 10As with the peerless tweets and stands. Unfortunately the surrounds need replaced due to age, dry rot, and cat damage. Also came with a Yamaha receiver
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    Total investment: $280

    Now I just need those 15TLs...
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,531
    Nice snag. I've owned numerous vintage Polks at one time or another, but I haven't owned peerless 7's before. I live east of Reading.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 714
    What did I do now!?! :p
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 714
    Dang, almost got another set of 5s with stands for $40!!! Someone out there is really lucky...
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,531
    Ha! I inquired about those too since the seller's location is right around the corner from my office. I didn't get them either.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 714
    The hunt is on Dave!! :D
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,194
    I'm pretty sure the 5Bs you got have the SL2500 not the Rd0's. Rd0's don't have the foam circle, good scores regardless!
    Living room

    Mains: SDA 2B Studio
    Lows: Velodyne CHT12
    Power: Marantz SR7000 Preouts to Yamaha AV34
    Tv: Samsung UHD 55' Curved

    2 Channel/Bedroom

    *under construction*
    Polk TSI 200
    Power: Marantz PM235
    CDP: Technics SL-PD688
    TT: Pioneer PL510

    Noggin Rockin'

    Grado SR80e
    Harman Kardon CL
    Little dot 1+/GE JAN 5654w

    Closet of Dreams:

    Harman Kardon AVR130
    Yamaha HTR5590
    Paradigm Monitor 90
    Polk RTA11TL
    New Large Advents 25th Anniversary Edition
    Bravo V2/RCA Clear top Conn branded 12AU7

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 714
    Picture is a little out of focus. There's no foam around the tweets. I have to tear the boxes open and reseal them... Air leaks. And I need to swap out the receiver driving them for my newly aquired Yamaha.b
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,194
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Picture is a little out of focus. There's no foam around the tweets. I have to tear the boxes open and reseal them... Air leaks. And I need to swap out the receiver driving them for my newly aquired Yamaha.b

    I had air leak issues on my first set of monitor 5s($30). My second was with the 2500s purchased for $30 in pretty good condition, sold the first pair to a friend the second on Craigslist a month or two later. Had to reseal a pair of RTA11TLs as well, fun stuff.
    Living room

    Mains: SDA 2B Studio
    Lows: Velodyne CHT12
    Power: Marantz SR7000 Preouts to Yamaha AV34
    Tv: Samsung UHD 55' Curved

    2 Channel/Bedroom

    *under construction*
    Polk TSI 200
    Power: Marantz PM235
    CDP: Technics SL-PD688
    TT: Pioneer PL510

    Noggin Rockin'

    Grado SR80e
    Harman Kardon CL
    Little dot 1+/GE JAN 5654w

    Closet of Dreams:

    Harman Kardon AVR130
    Yamaha HTR5590
    Paradigm Monitor 90
    Polk RTA11TL
    New Large Advents 25th Anniversary Edition
    Bravo V2/RCA Clear top Conn branded 12AU7

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,531
    Hey, @FestYboy, I don't think you have a pair of these:https://reading.craigslist.org/ele/d/set-of-polk-sda-ii-speakers/6229191325.html

    They are a bit of a basket case & not all that desirable in the first place but, if you're gonna binge...
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,015
    In case they weren't beat up enough, he has them bouncing all over town in the back of his van. Funny stuff there. :D
    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.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 714
    edited July 21
    Post was deleted @DaveHo ... Oh well :#

    Well I added another pair of 5s today... You'll hate me for the price.
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    Add to that, I grabbed a NAD 320BEE amp to better run my 11Ts
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    They were on this: (please excuse the flash)
    z3o9ja4cp9xe.jpg


    PS
    Just hooked up the NAD and bumped the speaker wire up to 14g from the crap that was on it....

    Played Also sprach Zarathustra again.... Instantly heard a difference at lower volume... It surprised me! I knew I was going to hear improvement, but wow...!

    Further down the hole I fall.
    Post edited by FestYboy on
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