The SDA SRS's have landed at Verb's house!

So today the Mrs and I took a road trip to Grand Rapids Michigan to review and purchase a set of these babies. About a 5 hour round trip. I was happy that she decided to accompany me, and was also supportive. No covert operations needed this time fellas! :smile:

These things are minty! Very clean, the wood trim was near perfect, and the cloth grilles and side panels are flawless. No pilling of any kind, and still glossy. A little separation of the cloth near the top of one grille, easy fix.
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The wood endcaps and side panels are solid oak. No cracking anywhere to be found.
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The back panels were remarkably clean as well. The included IC is of the blade/blade type, which tells me they are the 1st generation SRS's.
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Also included were a set of bi-wire jumpers.

Quick examination of the drivers showed no noticeable flaws, rubber surrounds on the PR looked good, no indications of delamination or repair. Not even a dent in any of the dustcaps! Of course stock tweeters, which'll be my first upgrade.
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The XO faceplate was flawless. No nicks or scratches.
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These guys are pretty much mint! Needless to say, I pulled the trigger and now they're mine ahem, I mean ours, the Mrs and I of course! :smile:

My new friend, Damon helped me load em into the car. This guy was a big strong dude, he easily pushed the dolley across his backyard from the walkout basement to the driveway.
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Loaded up and ready to go. Easily fit in the GMC Acadia. Yes I put blankets in between for protection and reduce any movement.
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The SRS's have landed! In the garage. Now just to get em down into the basement! :smile:
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OMG these babies are huge! :smile: Verb's household is very happy today!
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
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,133
    Sweet! You never realize just how huge these things are, til you see them next to a person... :D
    Nice speakers man, enjoy them!
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  • verbverb Posts: 3,328
    Thanks Micah! I've coveted these big guys for a very long time. Ever since they came out in fact. I finally now have a basement large enough for them to breathe!
    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
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,835
    Glad it worked out.
    Two tips.
    Short the binding post to help get drivers from moving as much as possible.

    Traveling on their backs helps keep the magnets from shifting.

    Havr to say they look very good. Dome of the early SRS the XO plate would turn kind of purple. Those look great!
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,062
    :) :p B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,328
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Glad it worked out.
    Two tips.
    Short the binding post to help get drivers from moving as much as possible.

    Traveling on their backs helps keep the magnets from shifting.

    Have to say they look very good. Some of the early SRS the XO plate would turn kind of purple. Those look great!

    Thanks Dog - Yep I had to take the SUV cause of rain, which it did along the way. The Pickup has a tonneau, but not entirely water tight, if you know what I mean. Hopefully no shifting going on. We'll see!
    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
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,540
    Very nice score!
    I had to donate my smaller SRSs to a friend (that I regret to this day) when I thought I needed the next size up. They turned out to be way too big for my crib. They pressurized the room too much
    My options were to sell or build an addition . . . I still want that addition and those speakers that Rich/sCompRacer moded

    Let the mods begin!
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,218
    edited September 28
    Who cares about the speakers... inquiring minds want to know what’s under that car cover.... :p

    Congrats man.
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,540
    btw, supportive wife = major keeper factor . . . Glad she's got yer back, VerbDog
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  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 861
    Nice score! I use an Appliance dolly to get mine in the basement.

  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,288
    Congratulations
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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,885
    Sweet. Looks familiar.

    NICE ride!!
  • BMF35BMF35 Posts: 43
    I would have had to lay at least one of them on it's back and drive like my grandma the whole way back hoping none of the other MW magnets shifted every time I went over a bump. Congrats on the purchase and getting them home safely. I still have the rest of the BH5 we splitted somewhere around here if you need any.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,328
    edited September 28
    Confirmed these are 1st gen SRS's. Pulled off the MW's on both sides and they are 6503's. Mfg date of April 1987.

    PR test shows 3 seconds before MW settled back in.

    One surprise for me is that the MW screw attachments (I'm now assuming all) already has a threaded insert in the cabinet. Not like the 1C's where I went with the hurricane nut upgrade.
    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
  • verbverb Posts: 3,328
    BMF35 wrote: »
    I would have had to lay at least one of them on it's back and drive like my grandma the whole way back hoping none of the other MW magnets shifted every time I went over a bump. Congrats on the purchase and getting them home safely. I still have the rest of the BH5 we splitted somewhere around here if you need any.

    Yeah! I'll take it brother! PM me the details. :smile:
    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
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,378
    They came stock with threaded inserts.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,835
    verb wrote: »
    Confirmed these are 1st gen SRS's. Pulled off the MW's on both sides and they are 6503's. Mfg date of April 1987.

    I believe a count of the screws on the XO plate is another way to confirm.

  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,325
    edited September 28
    Those are sweet in nice condition, what you give for em? I have had a couple of chances on a pair of these but never got them. The ones I passed on were in rough shape nowhere near as nice as those. I often wonder how these when modded compare to a pair of 2.3tls. Enjoy your new SRS's.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,835
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Those are sweet in nice condition, what you give for em? I have had a couple of chances on a pair of these but never got them. The ones I passed on were in rough shape no where as nice of those. I often wonder how these when modded compare to a pair of 2.3tls. Enjoy your new SRS's.

    I've heard this more than once from many folks.
    2.3tl's are a more musical speaker even after both have upgraded XO's
  • verbverb Posts: 3,328
    1 large, he was asking $1200.
    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
  • verbverb Posts: 3,328
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    Confirmed these are 1st gen SRS's. Pulled off the MW's on both sides and they are 6503's. Mfg date of April 1987.

    I believe a count of the screws on the XO plate is another way to confirm.

    I read on @gimpod's site that there was a transitional 1.2 that still had the 13 bolt XO plate, but used the MW6511 for the dimensional drivers.
    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
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,102
    Congrats on the SDA SRS's ! Extremely well cared for. Probably an old geezer like me owned them. :)
  • verbverb Posts: 3,328
    Another thing I noticed - no feet! Spikes here we come. Anyone know what thread size that is? 1/4-20? Lazy question, long day. :smile:

    BTW I got a chuckle reading some threads about the bass brace. Now I gotta check to see if I have a threaded insert on the back.

    No insert! :smile:
    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
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,297
    Congrats on your acquisition, they look amazing for their age!
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,835
    1/4 x 20 tpi
  • verbverb Posts: 3,328
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    1/4 x 20 tpi

    Thanks Dogg! :smile:
    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
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,835
    Yuuup ;)
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,378
    To use the bass brace you remove the top bolt on the back panel. However, IIRC the bass brace had not been invented until after the SDA SRS was out of production.
    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."


  • verbverb Posts: 3,328
    F1nut wrote: »
    To use the bass brace you remove the top bolt on the back panel. However, IIRC the bass brace had not been invented until after the SDA SRS was out of production.

    Yep. No bolt on mine. Are you still running yours?
    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
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,077
    Great acquisition. :)
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