$100 Polk SDA SRS

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  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    sbb2112 wrote: »
    I put new meters in one of my amps and new bulbs in the other. I also bought new blue filters for the meters but haven't put those in to change the color to match the newer LED versions. There are also LED retrofit kits available.

    How hard is it to put in new VU meters?

    Home Theater & Listening

    RECEIVER Yamaha HTR6180
    FRONT AMP McIntosh MC2125
    THEATER AMP EMOTIVA XPA 7
    FRONT Polk SDA 1B
    CENTER Polk CsiA4
    SURROUND LR KEF Cresta 30
    REAR Polk Monitor 5
    SUB Tannoy TS 10 Subwoofer
    NAS 20 TB Raid 3 QNAP

    Office

    AMP Luxman L210
    SPEAKERS Tannoy




  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,376
    There ya go, proof that all watts are not created equal.
    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: 10,833
    F1nut wrote: »
    There ya go, proof that all watts are not created equal.

    Yea yea yea.....










    B)
  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    edited July 18
    How would the McIntosh MC 2125 compare in sound to the Carver TFM-55 and if given a chance what would be the better choice?
    Home Theater & Listening

    RECEIVER Yamaha HTR6180
    FRONT AMP McIntosh MC2125
    THEATER AMP EMOTIVA XPA 7
    FRONT Polk SDA 1B
    CENTER Polk CsiA4
    SURROUND LR KEF Cresta 30
    REAR Polk Monitor 5
    SUB Tannoy TS 10 Subwoofer
    NAS 20 TB Raid 3 QNAP

    Office

    AMP Luxman L210
    SPEAKERS Tannoy




  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,799
    edited July 18
    Each manufacturer has a large following which I'm sure will chime in.
    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.
  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    Is that a bad thing? What did I miss (says the noob)
    Home Theater & Listening

    RECEIVER Yamaha HTR6180
    FRONT AMP McIntosh MC2125
    THEATER AMP EMOTIVA XPA 7
    FRONT Polk SDA 1B
    CENTER Polk CsiA4
    SURROUND LR KEF Cresta 30
    REAR Polk Monitor 5
    SUB Tannoy TS 10 Subwoofer
    NAS 20 TB Raid 3 QNAP

    Office

    AMP Luxman L210
    SPEAKERS Tannoy




  • sbb2112sbb2112 Posts: 67
    I run my SRS’s with a mac MC300. I don’t believe I have ever hit the 300 mark on the vu’s. They are rated pretty conservative as far as the ratings. More headroom would be nice but the blade/blade won’t run a dreadnaught. I did all the upgrades and vr3 crossovers and the whole setup sounds awesome.
    Main System

    Marantz AV8802A PrePro
    Marantz MM7025 Amp rear surrounds
    McIntosh MC7205 Amp center, ceiling and mid surrounds
    McIntosh MC300 Amp front mains
    Oppo 203 Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS with VR3 monastery crossovers
    Polk FX1000 Mid surrounds
    Klipsch RP-440C Center channel
    Klipsch RP-15M Rear surrounds
    Bose 151 ceiling surrounds
    Polk PSW 650 sub
    5TB usb media storage disk
    Samsung 8500 curved screen 65" LED 4K

    Office System
    Mcintosh MX132 processor
    Oppo 103D Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS 2
    Parasound HCA-1500A
    2TB usb media storage disk

    Polk CS400i center channel -in storage
  • sbb2112sbb2112 Posts: 67
    Sorry, replacing the vu meters was pretty simple. Take out screws on the ends of the front panel, lay down on its face and a couple screws on each meter. Done.
    Main System

    Marantz AV8802A PrePro
    Marantz MM7025 Amp rear surrounds
    McIntosh MC7205 Amp center, ceiling and mid surrounds
    McIntosh MC300 Amp front mains
    Oppo 203 Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS with VR3 monastery crossovers
    Polk FX1000 Mid surrounds
    Klipsch RP-440C Center channel
    Klipsch RP-15M Rear surrounds
    Bose 151 ceiling surrounds
    Polk PSW 650 sub
    5TB usb media storage disk
    Samsung 8500 curved screen 65" LED 4K

    Office System
    Mcintosh MX132 processor
    Oppo 103D Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS 2
    Parasound HCA-1500A
    2TB usb media storage disk

    Polk CS400i center channel -in storage
  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    edited July 18
    I think I have more of a problem. Only the left head sink is getting warm. The right stays cold to the touch.

    left and right channel separation seems to work though when doing a tone test.
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    Home Theater & Listening

    RECEIVER Yamaha HTR6180
    FRONT AMP McIntosh MC2125
    THEATER AMP EMOTIVA XPA 7
    FRONT Polk SDA 1B
    CENTER Polk CsiA4
    SURROUND LR KEF Cresta 30
    REAR Polk Monitor 5
    SUB Tannoy TS 10 Subwoofer
    NAS 20 TB Raid 3 QNAP

    Office

    AMP Luxman L210
    SPEAKERS Tannoy




  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,128
    ZaPHoN wrote: »
    How would the McIntosh MC 2125 compare in sound to the Carver TFM-55 and if given a chance what would be the better choice?

    My guess is that the McIntosh would flatten that Carver in any kind of competition, although I don’t know a ton about Carver. The one piece that I heard of theirs sounded pretty bad, compared to a NAD 2060 (I think, I don’t quite remember, this was about a year ago).
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s, one homemade power cable, because that’s going to do any good with the rest of the generic ones.
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner and phono.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    I've never heard a Carver before and this sad sack McIntosh is a first for me which is a nice surprise.
    Home Theater & Listening

    RECEIVER Yamaha HTR6180
    FRONT AMP McIntosh MC2125
    THEATER AMP EMOTIVA XPA 7
    FRONT Polk SDA 1B
    CENTER Polk CsiA4
    SURROUND LR KEF Cresta 30
    REAR Polk Monitor 5
    SUB Tannoy TS 10 Subwoofer
    NAS 20 TB Raid 3 QNAP

    Office

    AMP Luxman L210
    SPEAKERS Tannoy




  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    sbb2112 wrote: »
    forgot to add, I have a blade/blade cable if you pay for the shipping. OEM

    sbb2112 can you check your PM I may take you up on that offer. Nice work on those SRS by the way. Can hardly wait to get mine done with the SDA 1B's
    Home Theater & Listening

    RECEIVER Yamaha HTR6180
    FRONT AMP McIntosh MC2125
    THEATER AMP EMOTIVA XPA 7
    FRONT Polk SDA 1B
    CENTER Polk CsiA4
    SURROUND LR KEF Cresta 30
    REAR Polk Monitor 5
    SUB Tannoy TS 10 Subwoofer
    NAS 20 TB Raid 3 QNAP

    Office

    AMP Luxman L210
    SPEAKERS Tannoy




  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,376
    ZaPHoN wrote: »
    How would the McIntosh MC 2125 compare in sound to the Carver TFM-55 and if given a chance what would be the better choice?

    Keep what you have....seriously.

    As for the heat imbalance, the amp likely needs the bias adjusted. It would be best to not use it until you have it serviced.
    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."


  • sbb2112sbb2112 Posts: 67
    ^^ what F1 said. They are designed to run cool. Probably why they live so long. Mine barely get warm. Also, don't see a PM
    Main System

    Marantz AV8802A PrePro
    Marantz MM7025 Amp rear surrounds
    McIntosh MC7205 Amp center, ceiling and mid surrounds
    McIntosh MC300 Amp front mains
    Oppo 203 Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS with VR3 monastery crossovers
    Polk FX1000 Mid surrounds
    Klipsch RP-440C Center channel
    Klipsch RP-15M Rear surrounds
    Bose 151 ceiling surrounds
    Polk PSW 650 sub
    5TB usb media storage disk
    Samsung 8500 curved screen 65" LED 4K

    Office System
    Mcintosh MX132 processor
    Oppo 103D Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS 2
    Parasound HCA-1500A
    2TB usb media storage disk

    Polk CS400i center channel -in storage
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,250
    You posted your address under his profile, may want to get mods to remove
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    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    Doh! thought I PMed. where is the mod list?
    Home Theater & Listening

    RECEIVER Yamaha HTR6180
    FRONT AMP McIntosh MC2125
    THEATER AMP EMOTIVA XPA 7
    FRONT Polk SDA 1B
    CENTER Polk CsiA4
    SURROUND LR KEF Cresta 30
    REAR Polk Monitor 5
    SUB Tannoy TS 10 Subwoofer
    NAS 20 TB Raid 3 QNAP

    Office

    AMP Luxman L210
    SPEAKERS Tannoy




  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    edited July 19
    I called Claudio about the Mac and he tells me he is retired and referred me to Ontario Audio/Video Service. Anyone have any experience with them or can offer up an alternative to Claudio?
    Home Theater & Listening

    RECEIVER Yamaha HTR6180
    FRONT AMP McIntosh MC2125
    THEATER AMP EMOTIVA XPA 7
    FRONT Polk SDA 1B
    CENTER Polk CsiA4
    SURROUND LR KEF Cresta 30
    REAR Polk Monitor 5
    SUB Tannoy TS 10 Subwoofer
    NAS 20 TB Raid 3 QNAP

    Office

    AMP Luxman L210
    SPEAKERS Tannoy




  • sbb2112sbb2112 Posts: 67
    PM sent
    Main System

    Marantz AV8802A PrePro
    Marantz MM7025 Amp rear surrounds
    McIntosh MC7205 Amp center, ceiling and mid surrounds
    McIntosh MC300 Amp front mains
    Oppo 203 Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS with VR3 monastery crossovers
    Polk FX1000 Mid surrounds
    Klipsch RP-440C Center channel
    Klipsch RP-15M Rear surrounds
    Bose 151 ceiling surrounds
    Polk PSW 650 sub
    5TB usb media storage disk
    Samsung 8500 curved screen 65" LED 4K

    Office System
    Mcintosh MX132 processor
    Oppo 103D Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS 2
    Parasound HCA-1500A
    2TB usb media storage disk

    Polk CS400i center channel -in storage
  • sbb2112sbb2112 Posts: 67
    go here: http://www.berners.ch/McIntosh/en/MC2125.htm and download the service manual with schematics.
    Main System

    Marantz AV8802A PrePro
    Marantz MM7025 Amp rear surrounds
    McIntosh MC7205 Amp center, ceiling and mid surrounds
    McIntosh MC300 Amp front mains
    Oppo 203 Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS with VR3 monastery crossovers
    Polk FX1000 Mid surrounds
    Klipsch RP-440C Center channel
    Klipsch RP-15M Rear surrounds
    Bose 151 ceiling surrounds
    Polk PSW 650 sub
    5TB usb media storage disk
    Samsung 8500 curved screen 65" LED 4K

    Office System
    Mcintosh MX132 processor
    Oppo 103D Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS 2
    Parasound HCA-1500A
    2TB usb media storage disk

    Polk CS400i center channel -in storage
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 833
    ZaPHoN wrote: »
    How would the McIntosh MC 2125 compare in sound to the Carver TFM-55 and if given a chance what would be the better choice?

    The closest I have to that comparison would be when I brought home an MC2500 to replace a Carver TFM45 to run my 1.2tl's. The Carver got sold shortly afterward as the difference between the 2 was not subtle. The Mac just plain dominated the Carver in all categories to my ears. FWIW I also have a MC2125 which happens to be my favorite amp to drive my 105db sensitive Klipsch Khorns. It's an excellent amp and I think you'll be pleased with it's performance on your Polks. As F1nut mentioned and I agree all watts are not created equal.
  • sansuibutchsansuibutch Posts: 87
    Ya I'm not a big carver fan but there not even in the same ball park as mcintosh. Like F1nut said you need to have the bias adjusted. I'm betting the left channel has drifted high. Replace those xovers and tune up that amp and you might just be amazed. Ther is a lot to improve in the sda's, but once done you should be more than pleased. Congrats on that deal also.
  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    Thanks for the direction everyone
    Home Theater & Listening

    RECEIVER Yamaha HTR6180
    FRONT AMP McIntosh MC2125
    THEATER AMP EMOTIVA XPA 7
    FRONT Polk SDA 1B
    CENTER Polk CsiA4
    SURROUND LR KEF Cresta 30
    REAR Polk Monitor 5
    SUB Tannoy TS 10 Subwoofer
    NAS 20 TB Raid 3 QNAP

    Office

    AMP Luxman L210
    SPEAKERS Tannoy




  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,770
    You got an amazing deal! That gives you plenty of room to do all the mods. Enjoy!
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    edited September 18
    Arggggg!!!

    Just got the McIntosh MC2125 back from service. Next step is LED mod and new face place to get rid of the bubbles. Haven't heard it on the SDA SRS yet. I need someone to help me get them in the house. Garage is as far as they got. Neighbor offered to help till he tried to move one. "What, I don't think so" he says.

    That was like going to your birthday and finding out everyone decided to go play golf instead.

    Got a helper coming when he can find time eventually.

    Oh the frustration.

    Glad I have the SDA 1B to listen to at least.

    Eight year old daughter is in bliss now and stopped playing the PlayStation to sit and listen with me instead. I think I'm in trouble down the road with daughter and now I want more McIntosh.

    I can see rehab in my future.
    Post edited by KennethSwauger on
    Home Theater & Listening

    RECEIVER Yamaha HTR6180
    FRONT AMP McIntosh MC2125
    THEATER AMP EMOTIVA XPA 7
    FRONT Polk SDA 1B
    CENTER Polk CsiA4
    SURROUND LR KEF Cresta 30
    REAR Polk Monitor 5
    SUB Tannoy TS 10 Subwoofer
    NAS 20 TB Raid 3 QNAP

    Office

    AMP Luxman L210
    SPEAKERS Tannoy




  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,376
    A hand truck is the only helper you need.
    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."


  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    Down several stairs a tight bend and more stairs.

    Not happening by myself.
    Home Theater & Listening

    RECEIVER Yamaha HTR6180
    FRONT AMP McIntosh MC2125
    THEATER AMP EMOTIVA XPA 7
    FRONT Polk SDA 1B
    CENTER Polk CsiA4
    SURROUND LR KEF Cresta 30
    REAR Polk Monitor 5
    SUB Tannoy TS 10 Subwoofer
    NAS 20 TB Raid 3 QNAP

    Office

    AMP Luxman L210
    SPEAKERS Tannoy




  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,214
    ZaPHoN wrote: »
    Down several stairs a tight bend and more stairs.

    Not happening by myself.

    Time to buy a new house.
    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

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,376
    In that case, appliance hand truck.
    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."


  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,214
    edited September 18
    That’s why I have one. I dropped my big girls exactly where they needed to go on the first try.
    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

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