Need info on first version Polk Model 10's

jimkarljimkarl Posts: 7
edited November 27 in Vintage Speakers
Have have What I believe to be the 1st version model 10's, vinyl venner cab (rosewood??) with the peerless tweeters (holes in center), two 6.5" mids, and the passive 10". All forums seem to call these "monitor" 10a or 10B, but the tag on the back of my speakers clearly says "model" 10 - twice in fact. No mention of "Monitor" nor 10A or 10B and serial number is numbers only. My first question is what are the specs on this speaker? I can only find spec s on the "monitor" 10B online. While the cab is laid out the same, obviously different tweeters and potentially higher grade drivers if built much later. Second question, rough idea of value - as compared to a 10A or 10B? thanks in advance for anyone knowledgeable on this subject!

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 910
    First question: what color are the baskets for the mids and passive? Do the drivers have external gaskets? If the answers are "silver and yes" then you have early first gen 10s, and the MWs/passive are only available used. You'll also have fuses in the crossover cup. Value (I find) is largely based on location more so than the model or vintage.
  • jimkarljimkarl Posts: 7
    Definitely has fuses in the cup. External gaskets, Basket I "think" is silver. g8vq9nn0kh4p.jpg
  • jimkarljimkarl Posts: 7
    So assuming this is early gen 10 - what are the specs?
  • jimkarljimkarl Posts: 7
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 910
    edited November 27
    Those are super early! The dead giveaway is the Velcro attached grill. That's late 70s era, like 78-9... For a "collector" like me :D they'd be worth a bit more, but again, it's location dependant. As for specs, they'll be similar to the later versions, but the bass extension won't be quite as low... Think 32Hz vs 27Hz (as an example only).
  • jimkarljimkarl Posts: 7
    Make me an offer I can't refuse LOL. They are going to be for sale. But I'm still curious about the powers specs regardless....
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,115
    Get to ebay and buy the mw6500 for sale now. They do not come up very often
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 910
    You wouldn't like my offer... ;) I tend to find "deals" :p If you're somewhere close to Lancaster PA, PM me with a number, worst I can say is no...
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 910
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Get to ebay and buy the mw6500 for sale now. They do not come up very often

    I'm watching that as we speak, for a 7 that needs one.
  • jimkarljimkarl Posts: 7
    FestYboy wrote: »
    You wouldn't like my offer... ;) I tend to find "deals" :p If you're somewhere close to Lancaster PA, PM me with a number, worst I can say is no...

    Not that far - hour and a half.... keep an eye on your craigslist searches, I'll probably pop up!
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,300
    Those are not the first Monitor 10's, they had plain uncoated PR's, yours are coated.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • jimkarljimkarl Posts: 7
    F1nut wrote: »
    Those are not the first Monitor 10's, they had plain uncoated PR's, yours are coated.

    PR's?
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,057
    Passive radiators, the big circular thing below the two mw's.
    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: 910
    F1nut wrote: »
    Those are not the first Monitor 10's, they had plain uncoated PR's, yours are coated.

    True, the very first ones were also 8" I believe and weighted on the back side with washers, but those are hen's teeth anymore... At least I found a set of 9s, that's probably the earliest I'll have in the collection.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,300
    This is an original Monitor 10. I've never seen one with an 8" PR.

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    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 910
    edited November 28
    I'm probably thinking of the 7s then... I know there was a PR size change in one of the models early on.

    Edit: google pics just confirmed it, the earliest 7s had an 8" PR
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,057
    I believe that this is an early w2v2v6nk2sit.jpg
    7, I may be wrong.
    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.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,300
    Yep, it was the original Monitor 7 with the 8" PR.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,115
    FestYboy wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Get to ebay and buy the mw6500 for sale now. They do not come up very often

    I'm watching that as we speak, for a 7 that needs one.

    Yea but you're a speaker w. H o r € let someone else get some.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 910
    edited November 28
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    FestYboy wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Get to ebay and buy the mw6500 for sale now. They do not come up very often

    I'm watching that as we speak, for a 7 that needs one.

    Yea but you're a speaker w. H o r € let someone else get some.

    No. :|



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  • gimpodgimpod Posts: 1,707
    edited November 28
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Besides, it's better than being a $lut, they don't get paid... :p

    So true but they ($luts) tend to cost more in the long run!

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 910
    Only if you're the baby daddy :#
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