Vintage Polk Audio Monitor Series 4 Speakers 4 82754

I just bought a pair of these on ebay for 50.00. did I get a good deal?

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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    Do they have the Zelda triforce tweeters? If so that's about fair.

    Do they have the black dome Peerless tweeters with the home in the center? If so you got a pretty good deal, about half what they're worth.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,688
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Do they have the Zelda triforce tweeters? If so that's about fair.

    Do they have the black dome Peerless tweeters with the home in the center? If so you got a pretty good deal, about half what they're worth.

    How are those triforce tweets? I have TONS of the M4s with those tweets going for $30-$40 in my area but never bit because I don't know about the tweeters.
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Do they have the Zelda triforce tweeters? If so that's about fair.

    Do they have the black dome Peerless tweeters with the home in the center? If so you got a pretty good deal, about half what they're worth.

    How are those triforce tweets? I have TONS of the M4s with those tweets going for $30-$40 in my area but never bit because I don't know about the tweeters.

    That's just what I call them, it's not a common term for them.

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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • pkquatpkquat Posts: 601
    IMO The tweeters are ok. They are not as smooth and sweet as a peerless or RD0. They are detailed and I would say a bit crisp, but I never found them fatiguing. Less harsh than the SL2000, and IMO better at everything than the SL2500. They will rock if you push them, but there is no real bass.

    The main issue with the early M4's is port whistle if they get really low bass. The whistle is largely mitigated with the grills on, but that adds just a little chuffing. With the grills off you can hear it, especially if you boost the bass some for a fuller range, which is what I did when I didn't have a sub. Mine have the distinct vintage polk sound in the midrange. 5jr's do a bit better on bass overall.

    As I recall later versions had a larger shorter port, that chuffed instead of whistled.
  • Mike KozakMike Kozak Posts: 920
    they do have the triforce tweeters
  • Mike KozakMike Kozak Posts: 920
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  • Mike KozakMike Kozak Posts: 920
    Also bought a NAD 7220pe receiver to drive them. Excited to hook it all up!!
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,881
    I own the slightly bigger 4.5's nothing to get too excited about. Ok at low volume but that's about it.
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,878
    They are near field monitors only, 80 sqft would be the most I'd expect them to fill. If you treat them as such, they should perform satisfactorily.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,688
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Do they have the Zelda triforce tweeters? If so that's about fair.

    Do they have the black dome Peerless tweeters with the home in the center? If so you got a pretty good deal, about half what they're worth.

    How are those triforce tweets? I have TONS of the M4s with those tweets going for $30-$40 in my area but never bit because I don't know about the tweeters.

    That's just what I call them, it's not a common term for them.

    exbzxukp1krgbtlcitmz.jpg

    200px-ALBW_Triforce.png?version=539a162f78ea17014436f68b099d830b

    Love Zelda! I figured that was a home brewed name but I likes it. :)
    Living room

    Mains: Paradigm 90P
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    2 Channel Den

    Mains: SDA2B Upgraded XOs and Binding Posts
    Pre: Denon PRA-1200
    Power: Adcom GFA-545
    TT: Pioneer PL510

    Noggin Rockin'

    Phillips L2
    Harman Kardon CL
    Little dot 1+/GE JAN 5654w

    Closet of Dreams:

    Polk RTA11TL
    New Large Advents 25th Anniversary Edition
    Bravo V2/RCA Clear top Conn branded 12AU7
    Yamaha AV-34

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
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  • kshaff93kshaff93 Posts: 1
    Anyone know where I can get a pair of tweeters for these?
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,515
    Taiwan.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,681
    kshaff93 wrote: »
    Anyone know where I can get a pair of tweeters for these?

    Welcome to the forum!

    On eBay right now. A pair for less than 20 bucks!
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-POLK-AUDIO-MONITOR-SERIES-4-TWEETERS/382612387036?hash=item591579b4dc:g:xDsAAOSwxblbLcRh
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,515
    verb wrote: »
    kshaff93 wrote: »
    Anyone know where I can get a pair of tweeters for these?

    Welcome to the forum!

    On eBay right now. A pair for less than 20 bucks!
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-POLK-AUDIO-MONITOR-SERIES-4-TWEETERS/382612387036?hash=item591579b4dc:g:xDsAAOSwxblbLcRh

    I dun tolded ya sew! :p

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,383
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    Those tweeters were ubiquitous for a while (quite a while).
    Here, e.g., is a pair of Cambridge Soundworks (CSW) Model Seventeens with the same (or extremely similar) tweeters.

    20082332145_9068bb39de_b.jpgCSW17 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    The earliest morph of the Polk Audio Monitor 4 used the same Peerless 1" silk dome tweeters as its contemporaries (Monitor 5, 7, 10). These were quite nice little loudspeakers (wish I had a pair, in fact).

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    source: https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/153961/polk-4s-with-peerless-tweeters
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,689
    edited November 8
    musicap51 wrote: »
    If interested in purchasing email me at
    Sorry dude, you can't sell here yet.

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