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  • madmattmadmatt Posts: 16
    F1nut, gotcha. I misunderstood.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,491
    DSkip wrote: »
    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.

    The cover material is not like anything I've seen on a Polk speaker.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,396
    The crossover holds the answers... we need a picture of the XO.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,352
    They're -- also -- the size of Monitor 5jr or Monitor 5+jr or whatever the heck they were called. Smaller than the regular ol' Monitor 5... and the PR's smaller than the regular old Monitor 5, too.

    I am a little slow on the uptake today -- must be seasonal affective disorder (a/k/a February $ucks Disorder)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,352
    OK -- I shouldn't even think about these things... if there was ever a 'classic' Polk loudspeaker about which I am non-expert, it's the Monitor 5 family! :(

    This is what I think is a plain vanilla (early) Monitor 5:
    (borrowed image)

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    There's a loudspeaker listed as "Monitor 5jr" on eBAY that looks like this:

    ggs1xjh0pub5.png

    These are said to be "Monitor 5jr+":

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    And these are said to be Monitor 5 Series 2

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    (all borrowed images)

  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,993
    F1nut wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    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.

    The cover material is not like anything I've seen on a Polk speaker.

    I agree, but if these were one offs. I wonder if they are video shielded.

    I still think without a doubt these were made in house. The real question would be for what purpose?
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,865
    Those are all 5s, the Jr and jr+ we're smaller, with the Jr having a port, the Jr+, the 6.5" passive.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,352
    edited February 10
    All of the borrowed photos have 8" PRs by the looks of it.
    The titular 5s of this thread look to have 6.5" PRs, tho', fo' sho'.


    zyetvc7q0qez.jpg

    like these, which are reported to be "Monitor 5jr+" :/

    qoq925vbn9iu.png

    https://polksda.com/monitor5jrplus.shtml

    My brain just fell out -- and it's slitherin' around on the floor like a sea cucumber...


  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,865
    Legit 5jr+
    v2d01r2r3fkw.jpg
    The first pic is a 5a, second is likely a 5a with a replacement tweeter, third is a 5b.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,105
    I have a pair of 5jr+ for the size they do pretty good actually. Good little bedroom speakers.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,491
    edited February 10
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    All of the borrowed photos have 8" PRs by the looks of it.
    The titular 5s of this thread look to have 6.5" PRs, tho', fo' sho'.


    zyetvc7q0qez.jpg

    like these, which are reported to be "Monitor 5jr+" :/

    qoq925vbn9iu.png

    https://polksda.com/monitor5jrplus.shtml

    My brain just fell out -- and it's slitherin' around on the floor like a sea cucumber...


    Those pictures bring up another reason why I don't think they are Polk speakers. The bezel on the questionable ones are recessed while the factory Polk's are flush.
    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."


  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,105
    edited February 10
    F1nut wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    All of the borrowed photos have 8" PRs by the looks of it.
    The titular 5s of this thread look to have 6.5" PRs, tho', fo' sho'.


    zyetvc7q0qez.jpg

    like these, which are reported to be "Monitor 5jr+" :/

    qoq925vbn9iu.png

    https://polksda.com/monitor5jrplus.shtml

    My brain just fell out -- and it's slitherin' around on the floor like a sea cucumber...


    Those pictures bring up another reason why I don't think they are Polk speakers. The bezel on the questionable ones is recessed while the factory Polk's are flush.

    That is the reason for my comment that it looked like someone used the back for the front.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,352
    My brain definitely slithered away.
    These definitely seem to be 5As -- no fiber gaskets on the drivers and a "5A" s/n:
    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/166131/monitor-5a

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    :)

    I've got these upstairs -- I have no idea... ;)

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,105
    You got so much you do not even know what you have......
    What a drag
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,352
    Well it is some kind of Monitor 5...
  • madmattmadmatt Posts: 16
    Well, if the seller responds to me, I'll get 'em. I've piqued too much curiosity. Gold star yet to be awarded. My initial thought was a prototype 5jr.

    BTW - does anyone know what a M4.6 looks like? Have pics? I haven't figured that one out to rule it out yet.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,105
    It's not a 4.6
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,876
    I've got 4.5, definitely a different animal.
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,865
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    4.6
    Basically take an early 5jr and update the tweet. The dimensions are nearly identical. A 4.5 is slight shorter, and a 4 barely fits the port under the MW.
  • madmattmadmatt Posts: 16
    Is that a port on a POLK?! OMG, what was he thinking? lol That's as rare as the speakers I'm trying to identify.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,352
    The Monitor 4 had a port, too :)
    That I know (remember)!

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  • kevinkokevinko Posts: 157
    Regardless if they are home made or prototypes why offset both tweeters to the same side? Makes no sense.

    If they are home made why go through all that trouble for speakers with SL1000s? Makes no sense.

    My guess is that they were 5jrs but the cabinets were damaged and this was the fix. But did Polk even make a 5jr with the passive that used Sl1000s?

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,352
    kevinko wrote: »
    ...

    My guess is that they were 5jrs but the cabinets were damaged and this was the fix. But did Polk even make a 5jr with the passive that used Sl1000s?

    Yeah, huh?

    ;)


  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,865
    From what I've seen and researched, no version of the 4 or 5jr came with the SL1000, and the only 5 that I've ever seen with the SL1K is the one Doc just posted.
  • kevinkokevinko Posts: 157
    edited February 10
    The first ported 5jr used an SL1000.

    I guess it's possible they were purely test phase tweeners between that model and the next 5jr that had the SL2000 and the passive.
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,898
    A strange beasty that vexes the collective here.....

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,865
    edited February 10
    *ignore the derp
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,912
    edited February 10
    Go get them and post pics of the xovers...it's really the last resort to know WTF unless Kens S can enlighten us. I remember when these came up for discussion last time. I was actually sitting on the couch at the Embassy suites listening to music at LSAF last May with The Rooster

    He had no idea either

    I doubt they are DIY, because most DIY'ers wouldn't have textured veneered the backs of the speakers
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,898
    FestYboy wrote: »
    *ignore the derp

    I know where you live....sorta....
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,865
    I've mentioned it on the forum several times...
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