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.

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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,164
    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 11T X2 pairs, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • verbverb Posts: 803
    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!
    2CH: Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Carver TFM35x Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,033
    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: 38,778
    edited February 11
    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: 3,605
    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: 698
    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: 38,778
    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: 9
    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: 28,351
    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.
    ERA D-5
    B&K 1403
    Cary Xciter dac
    Joule LA-100
    SVS SB-2000 SUB
    Sony 4k bdp
    Sony 4k 55 850c
    FX 500 surround
    Acoustic zen Satori SC's
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
    Wireworld eclipse 7 Ic's
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,778
    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: 698
    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.
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