Gold star to who can ID these!

I cannot find these anywhere on the world wide intra-net... any takers?

Just curious as to model/ vintage etc.

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,396
    Monitor 7’s is my guess.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,110
    edited February 10
    You know i have seen that picture several times over the years. Pretty sure that is not a Polk design that if it was mind you more than likely never made it out of the lab. To me it almost looks like someone took a real speaker cabinet and used the back for the face.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,912
    Looks like a Polk Monitor series 2 prototype :/
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • madmattmadmatt Posts: 16
    Here is the back. I was thinking the tweets are Peerless, no? The driver configuration is so odd with the tweet off center! Could they be a "studio" version of the M5's?xq7roagaevto.jpg
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,877
    edited February 10
    I'm not going to win a gold star , but I posted these here several months ago. Look at the same rug.zyetvc7q0qez.jpg
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • madmattmadmatt Posts: 16
    Yeah, I don't own these. Found them for sale; 3 for $60. These are the seller's pics. Am trying to do some research on them first.
  • madmattmadmatt Posts: 16
    la2vegas, Did you figure anything out from your discussion on these?

    Thanks for your help!
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,877
    I believe that at the time I posted these the concensus was that they were not made by Polk, but rather home made.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,354
    Those are bizarre.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,866
    Hardware, material, configuration and driver coupling all scream home made.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,996
    I don't think they are home made. They look like prototypes. Note the similar build design of the cabinet. The wrap comes to the corner the same. The rear edges are identical. Even the grilles look similar.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,110
    edited February 10
    The tweeters are SL1000's
    And the number on the binding cup 2LS5 hmmmm
  • Those are odd! I'm with Skip, very rare I would think
    Yamaha RXA1030, Yamaha CD
    Polk SDA2btl highly modded
    Polk SDA 1C
    Polk CS350 LS x2
    Polk m5jr
    Kimber 8TC
    Sony 55" Bravia
    Wish list SVS sub

  • madmattmadmatt Posts: 16
    What's the consensus, then? Are they worth $60??
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,354
    If they work properly, I would think so.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,491
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Hardware, material, configuration and driver coupling all scream home made.

    I agree. Even the model/serial number on the binding post cup is not something Polk used.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,866
    madmatt wrote: »
    What's the consensus, then? Are they worth $60??

    You could part them and make a few bucks, worst case. I think if they were local to me, I'd get them just out of curiosity.
  • madmattmadmatt Posts: 16
    F1nut, the cup looks just like the ones on both sets of my M10B's, less the "2LS5" stamp. IDK??

    FestTboy, I am intrigued too. I was thinking spare parts too if all the drivers seemed like they are in good shape. Or, if they actually sound good surrounds and rear in my HT with the M10B up front...
  • madmattmadmatt Posts: 16
    Thanks everyone for your feedback, way to make an FNG to the forum feel welcome!
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,396
    edited February 10
    M5 prototypes IMHO... Ignore my previous guess.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,354
    edited February 10
    M5 prototypes IMHO... Ignore my previous guess.

    But it gets weird, doesn't it? The original Monitor 5 had the Peerless silk dome.
    Now -- maybe -- they're prototypes with the SL1000 tweeter... that's ,
    plausible, but why the offset tweeters? And why not mirror-imaged?

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    Freeeeeeeakin weird stuff, duuuuude.

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,912
    You mention there were 3, do any of them mirror, if not I'd doubt that they would image properly
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,354
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    You mention there were 3, do any of them mirror, if not I'd doubt that they would image properly

    oh, I missed that! :p Good question.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,912
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    You mention there were 3, do any of them mirror, if not I'd doubt that they would image properly

    oh, I missed that! :p Good question.

    You brought it up...but they're basically worth less for "stereo" speakers. Garage setup would be fine
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • madmattmadmatt Posts: 16
    No, they are all the same as far as I can tell. I DO NOT understand the thinking behind the config. It would actually make the building of them more difficult especially the grill pegs etc.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,354
    edited February 10
    OK now I am confused... I thought that the post:
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    You mention there were 3, do any of them mirror, if not I'd doubt that they would image properly

    meant that there are three of these loudspeakers. I thought/assumed there were only the two speakers shown in the photo.

    I've never seen a Monitor 5 (nor 7 nor 10, for that matter) variant with an offset tweeter (FWIW).

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,866
    Get 'em, if you don't like 'em, you have a buyer. See, that's simple. :)
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,491
    edited February 10
    madmatt wrote: »
    F1nut, the cup looks just like the ones on both sets of my M10B's, less the "2LS5" stamp. IDK??

    I said the stamp was not something Polk used. Heck, it's even upside down.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,354
    F1nut wrote: »
    madmatt wrote: »
    F1nut, the cup looks just like the ones on both sets of my M10B's, less the "2LS5" stamp. IDK??

    I said the stamp was not something Polk used. Heck, it's even upside down.

    They are a weird-b-ut-t pair of loudspeakers.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,996
    F1nut wrote: »
    madmatt wrote: »
    F1nut, the cup looks just like the ones on both sets of my M10B's, less the "2LS5" stamp. IDK??

    I said the stamp was not something Polk used. Heck, it's even upside down.

    It could've been upside down as code for prototype or something right? I simply don't see these not being built in Polks shop. Maybe an employee wanted their own design and got approval? Like I said the cabinets are straight up Polk factory build quality.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
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