Thinking of getting SDA 1C's..

Hi.
I'm new here.
I'm really considering maybe picking up some 1C's fourth gens.

I had a few question's. How hard are some of the mods for a rookie. I haven't even ever placed a tweeter. I would like to at least replace them with the upgrades. Been looking around for a good guide.

Or if By one knows of any fellow pokies near Toronto. I'm in Orangeville, Ontario. I would rather pay someone experienced to do some mods if possible.

Comments

  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,829
    Swapping tweets is a snap. Don't worry when the time comes, help is on the way.
    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.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,365
    Welcome @JasonCapa ! I've in the middle of a 1C upgrade path currently:

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/179960/another-1c-upgrade-path/p1

    All I can say is it's been lots of fun! Everyone here on CP has been very encouraging and helpful! Enjoy the ride!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,863
    Your ears will thank you.
  • I pulled the trigger on the 1c's.
    I did the light poke of the woffers to see if all the drivers move and they do.

    They sound wonderfull, but I feel like I'm not getting the depth I expected. I was hoping for airy and depth.

    I read on the forums to unplug one speaker at a time with the interconnect left on and the cable seems to be drive the other speaker with the interconect still attached.

    I have them set up as suggested in the manual. I have a dresser in between but have pulled them out and in as suggested also.

    The speakers are also 100% original no upgrades.

    Any suggestions?
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,400
    edited February 12
    SDA's do not excell at depth, they do excell at sound stage width and imaging.
    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."


  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,748
    Congrats on the purchase. Wish I still had my 1C's.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 751
    What are you using for the rest of your rig? Amp etc.
  • I'm using a Icon audio 20pp tube amp, schiit Modi 2 Uber multi bit dac and go on or hqplayer. My amp I feel powers them really good for the low rating.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,400
    edited February 12
    Jason, ideally SDA's should be driven by a high current SS amp. From personal experience, sure you'll get sound using a 20wpc tube amp, but they won't perform anywhere close to what they are capable of. You need at least 50wpc if using tube power, 100wpc is even better.
    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."


  • JasonCapaJasonCapa Posts: 10
    edited February 12
    With a 100wpc or more should I get more depth and a airy soundstage and image?
    Post edited by JasonCapa on
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,769
    JasonCapa wrote: »
    With a as at 100wpc or more should I get more depth and a airy soundstage and image?

    Yes to some degree, but those traits come from more than just the amplifier. Everything in your system contributes to....or takes away from....those things.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1430 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,400
    JasonCapa wrote: »
    With a 100wpc or more should I get more depth and a airy soundstage and image?

    It sure will help. The 1C's driven with a 20wpc tube amp sounded flat. They came to life with 50wpc.
    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."


  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 751
    I went from a 50 watt / channel tube amp to a 100 watt / channel to power my 1c's. Huge difference. They really opened up with the increased power.
  • Rrusse11Rrusse11 Posts: 116
    More power! Trust us, you won't regret it.
    SDA SRS 2.3s
    Pair of Carver TFM 35s
    Carver C-1 Preamp
    CAL Icon MkII CD
    RTA 12s, need major work
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