Looking for Vintage RTA / Monitor's? Updated info here!

skrolskrol Posts: 2,587
edited February 2014 in Wanted (WTB) Classifieds
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They say RTA8T but they look like TL to me. Look like a great deal for $115

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/ele/1625656375.html

Stan


(Stan, I hope you don't mind that I made your thread the first of this series for a sticky - just starting to streamline things abit, as we did with the SDA thread) -Russ
Stan

Main 2ch:
Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

HT:
Denon AVR-888, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10, Marantz UD5005, Panasonic TC-P42S60

Other stuff:
Denon: DRA-835R, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, TSi100; Pioneer: CT-6R, PL-530; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, Polk: RM7, Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii
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  • seeclearseeclear Posts: 1,226
    edited March 2010
    Its hard to tell with those pics, but they look a little rough around the edges. If it were me, I'd offer $75 and see what happens. Can (anyone who knows better than I obviously) tell if those are the 2500 tweeters or the RDOs?

    I got a black pair last year here in Co Springs for $40, but there was one bad tweet and I ended up replacing both with the RDOs. I guess that means I spent a lot more than $115, but only 'cause I wanted matching tweeters.
    "Don't forget to change your politician. They are like diapers they need to be changed regularly, and for the same reason."
  • seeclearseeclear Posts: 1,226
    edited March 2010
    Here's some in San Diego, he calls them monitors but they look like RTA8Ts to me.

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/ele/1623831766.html


    edit--OK, RTAs were considered monitors? I didn't know, sorry.
    "Don't forget to change your politician. They are like diapers they need to be changed regularly, and for the same reason."
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited March 2010
    The Monitor 8T was practically identical to the RTA8T, no need to be sorry. I've had both and never noticed a difference, other than the tag.

    Cheers,
    Russ
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • comfortablycurtcomfortablycurt Posts: 6,746
    edited March 2010
    seeclear wrote: »
    Here's some in San Diego, he calls them monitors but they look like RTA8Ts to me.

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/ele/1623831766.html


    edit--OK, RTAs were considered monitors? I didn't know, sorry.


    Yep, all of the RTA series speakers are technically part of the Monitor line. Which is a mighty fine line of speakers I might add.;)

    I'm yet to get my ears on any of the RTA's...but I'll probably end up picking up a pair of RTA11TL's sometime down the line. I've heard great things about them before...plus they have a lot of sexy factor. They're some good looking speakers IMO.
    The nirvana inducer-
    APC H10 Power Conditioner
    Marantz UD5005 universal player
    Parasound Halo P5 preamp
    Parasound HCA-1200II power amp
    PolkAudio LSi9's/PolkAudio SDA 2A's/PolkAudio Monitor 7A's
    Audioquest Speaker Cables and IC's
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited March 2010
    No, they aren't actually. Is there an RTA equivelant to the Monitor 12? Is there a Monitor equivelant to the RTA12? How about the Monitor 5, 7, 9, 11? How about the RTA 11, 15?

    Different series, with a good deal of overlap granted, but each touting some distinct models.

    Anywho, not an RTA / Monitor discussion thread, just links on that world wide web thing for people to close escrow on the Polks they have been dreaming about.

    Link on.

    Cheers,
    Russ
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • comfortablycurtcomfortablycurt Posts: 6,746
    edited March 2010
    Not trying to argue that point, but I have an owners manual for the vintage Monitor line...and it contains info for both the Monitor series(5Jr. thru Monitor 10) and RTA's(just the RTA12's though). It refers to them as the RTA12 Reference Monitor System. That's where I got that assumption from.

    Sorry if that was bad information on my part.


    Anywho...Here are some crappy looking 5Jr Series II's at way too high of a price!!

    http://madison.craigslist.org/ele/1600680539.html


    According to the seller, the 5Jr is a rare find...especially with the passive "woofer"...lol




    Here's a nice looking pair of Monitor Series II's for $90. Price is a bit on the high side possibly, but I'm sure they could be talked down to $50-60 with a little work. You don't see these come up as often as some of the other Monitors.

    http://madison.craigslist.org/ele/1600668379.html
    The nirvana inducer-
    APC H10 Power Conditioner
    Marantz UD5005 universal player
    Parasound Halo P5 preamp
    Parasound HCA-1200II power amp
    PolkAudio LSi9's/PolkAudio SDA 2A's/PolkAudio Monitor 7A's
    Audioquest Speaker Cables and IC's
  • seeclearseeclear Posts: 1,226
    edited March 2010

    Here's a nice looking pair of Monitor Series II's for $90. Price is a bit on the high side possibly, but I'm sure they could be talked down to $50-60 with a little work. You don't see these come up as often as some of the other Monitors.

    http://madison.craigslist.org/ele/1600668379.html

    I don't know, that sweet wall-hanging apparatus is worth something! ;)
    "Don't forget to change your politician. They are like diapers they need to be changed regularly, and for the same reason."
  • likemysteaklikemysteak Posts: 10
    edited March 2010
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    edited March 2010
  • concealer404concealer404 Posts: 7,449
    edited March 2010

    I believe they're 7Cs. Might want to wait for someone else to verify.

    Well worth $50, though. :)
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

    Living Room: B&K Reference 5 S2 / Parasound HCA-1000A / Emotiva XDA-2 / Pioneer BDP-51FD / Paradigm Legend V.3 / Polk RT16

    Desk: Schiit Magni 2 Uber / Schiit Modi 2 Uber / ISK HD9999
  • concealer404concealer404 Posts: 7,449
    edited March 2010

    Yes, he's crazy. That ad has popped up a few times. ;)
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

    Living Room: B&K Reference 5 S2 / Parasound HCA-1000A / Emotiva XDA-2 / Pioneer BDP-51FD / Paradigm Legend V.3 / Polk RT16

    Desk: Schiit Magni 2 Uber / Schiit Modi 2 Uber / ISK HD9999
  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,587
    edited March 2010
    Wow! That is more than I paid for my RTA11TL's new back in '91.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

    HT:
    Denon AVR-888, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10, Marantz UD5005, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, TSi100; Pioneer: CT-6R, PL-530; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, Polk: RM7, Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii
  • leroyjr1leroyjr1 Posts: 8,799
    edited March 2010
  • JohnLocke88JohnLocke88 Posts: 1,150
    edited March 2010
    leroyjr1 wrote: »

    that was a ridiculous deal.
  • audiobillyaudiobilly Posts: 351
    edited March 2010
    These look rough, might be worth it, I am not familer enough. What do ya'll think?

    Ebay item# 160418621380
  • audiobillyaudiobilly Posts: 351
    edited March 2010
    Apparently I am not "familiar" with spell check either,,
  • michaeljhsda2michaeljhsda2 Posts: 1,740
    edited April 2010
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's w/ RD0198-1's, Sonicap, Mills
    AI-1 Dreadnought
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 1C's stock
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    SDA 2's (side by side tweeters) stock
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • audiobillyaudiobilly Posts: 351
    edited April 2010
    No Afil, if the price was better I would love to have em. A bit steep for me.

    http://nashville.craigslist.org/ele/1706051468.html
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,394
    edited April 2010
    Nice deal on some Monitor 7's and other gear for $50:
    http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/ele/1710455843.html
  • PycroftPycroft Posts: 1,957
    edited May 2010
    http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/ele/1726586321.html

    RTA 11TL's. Only 4 years old? NOT. Jersey Shore.
    2 Channel/HT:
    Sony SS-M9 P's (ES version)
    Sony SS-M1CN Center Channel
    Polk RT800 Surround Speakers
    Odyssey Stratos Dual Mono Amplifiers
    TAD 150 Signature Tube Preamp
    Harman Kardon HK354
    Sony SACD Player
  • Big DawgBig Dawg Posts: 1,950
    edited May 2010
    Pycroft wrote: »
    http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/ele/1726586321.html

    RTA 11TL's. Only 4 years old? NOT. Jersey Shore.

    These have been up for sale several times. The first time she wanted something like $800. I let her know that I was interested, but not at anything close to that price.

    Later she offered them for about $100, and agreed to sell them to me. On the day I was to pick them up, she told me that a co-worker was going to buy them from her for more money. I was a little peeved, having made arrangements to get them, etc., but told her I understood.

    And now, here they are again at a higher price. Buyer beware.
  • On3s&Z3r0sOn3s&Z3r0s Posts: 992
    edited May 2010
    Anyone in the market for a pair of monitor bookshelf speakers:

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/ele/1741758499.html

    I emailed the seller... disregard the Polk marketing copy about the SL2500 tweeter. Both the 5's and 5jr's have the SL2000 tweeter. (I would have bought them myself otherwise!)

    No affil.
  • jimbo1421jimbo1421 Posts: 755
    edited May 2010
    No affiliation.

    http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/ele/1751293320.html
    http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/ele/1715204910.html

    The Monitor 5 pair has been reduced in price from about $200.

    Jim
    5.1 System:
    Sharp Aquos 37" LCD
    Front: SRS-3.1TL
    Center: CS400i
    Surround: Monitor 10B
    PSW10 subwoofer
    Onkyo PR-SC886P Pre/Pro
    NAD T955 5 channel power amplifier
    Technics SL-1710 MK2 turntable
    Audio-Technica AT14Sa cartridge
    NAD 106 pre-amp
    Oppo BDP-103 Blu-Ray
    MacBook Pro 2.16 GHz

    2.0 Office System:
    Monitor 10A (Peerless)
    Outlaw 1050 receiver
    Parasound HCA-1000A power amp
    MacPro
  • starkillerstarkiller Posts: 2,506
    edited May 2010
    Computer room

    B&O TX2 W/SMMC3 Cartride
    Sonab-OA14's
    M&K VX-80 sub
    Arcam CD73
    Avid Pellar Phono Pre
    PrimaLuna Prologue Four Amp
    Aric Audio Tube Preamp

    H/T

    Samsung Plasma
    Outlaw 950 pre/pro
    Tannoy Saturn 8's
    Hsu sub
    Emotiva UPA-500 5-channel amp
    Denon DCD-1520 CD player

    Garage

    Jennings Research Square
    Custom tube preamp
    Crown XLS-1000
    Denon DCD-1500II
    Modded MSB Link DAC
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,394
    edited July 2010
  • audiobillyaudiobilly Posts: 351
    edited July 2010
    What is up with you guys in Colorado? To damn far away! What a GREAT PRICE!

    http://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/1861336288.html
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