Polk SDA-2B upgrade

I have a pair of SDA-2Bs I bought in 1989 and need to order some replacement tweeters. I can't find a place to order these. Please assist.
Gary Haskins

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  • gary_haskinsgary_haskins Posts: 6
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    Thanks F1, much appreciated. That's very retro!!!

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,796
    verb wrote: »
    List was $71 but after I mentioned that I was a CP member, and with a little negotiation, got em down to $48 each plus free shipping!

    Yeah, but they probably just felt sorry for you because your car is so old.

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,973
    Slapaho wrote: »
    Be careful if you buy them from anyone other than Polk. I bought a pair of RD198's from one of those places advertising them as RD198's but they sent SL2500's. They were trying to tell me RD198's and SL2500's are the exact same tweeters with different part numbers. After several rounds talking to them they agreed to give a refund. Called Polk direct and got the correct speakers a couple days later.

    Out of curiosity, how did you know they were SL2500's?
    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: 10,219
    edited February 15
    F1nut wrote: »
    Slapaho wrote: »
    Be careful if you buy them from anyone other than Polk. I bought a pair of RD198's from one of those places advertising them as RD198's but they sent SL2500's. They were trying to tell me RD198's and SL2500's are the exact same tweeters with different part numbers. After several rounds talking to them they agreed to give a refund. Called Polk direct and got the correct speakers a couple days later.

    Out of curiosity, how did you know they were SL2500's?

    I'd like to know that myself. I wouldn't know how to differentiate between the two.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,849
    @Gary... love the Hornet in your avi. did you fly 'em or fix 'em?
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,521
    F1nut wrote: »
    Still waiting......

    Surprisingly impatient for someone who had to wait around for primordial ooze to form just so they could have something to argue with... :p
  • Tweets they sent were exactly the same as what was already in the speakers. Box and driver had no RDO identifying on them. Then talking to a guy at Polk that looked up that place's purchase history and found they had only purchased a few RDO194 and 198's in the past 12 months. The place stands firm there is zero difference between 198's and 2500's so it didn't matter which one they send out.

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,973
    edited February 16
    Slapaho wrote: »
    Tweets they sent were exactly the same as what was already in the speakers. Box and driver had no RDO identifying on them. Then talking to a guy at Polk that looked up that place's purchase history and found they had only purchased a few RDO194 and 198's in the past 12 months. The place stands firm there is zero difference between 198's and 2500's so it didn't matter which one they send out.

    Yeah ok, your story didn't make sense the first time and now I know it's fantasy.



    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."


  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 384
    F1nut wrote: »
    Yeah ok, your story didn't make sense the first time and now I know it's fantasy.

    HAAA! HAAA! Sounds like someone ate a big bowl of obnoxious this morning...
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,973
    edited February 16
    Who's being obnoxious, you?

    The SL2500 hasn't been made for close to 20 years. It had a label on the back just like the SL1000, SL2000 and SL3000. The fact that he said the first ones he ordered were just like his originals, no label, means his story is fantasy. In addition, the early runs of the RD0194/RD0198's had no labels and came in plain boxes. The more recent runs have a label on the side of the magnet.

    One of the resellers lists the RD0198 as SKU SL2500, but it is the RD0198. I suspect slappy saw the SKU SL2500 on his invoice and not knowing any better because he didn't bother to do his homework thought he got the wrong tweeters. One question that lingers though is why he didn't order them from Polk in the first place because they are cheaper.

    http://reconingspeakers.com/product/polk-sl2500-tweeter/

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    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."


  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,796
    That thumb looks familiar. :p
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,973
    Yours?
    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."


  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,796
    F1nut wrote: »
    Yours?

    Nope. It looks like a pre-"Shining" Jack Nicholson thumb. I'd say circa "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975). Definitely later than "Easy Rider", though.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,849
    Viking64 wrote: »
    That thumb looks familiar. :p

    You need to stop chewing on your fingers...

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,796
    You need to stop chewing on your fingers...

    That wasn't my hand.
  • verbverb Posts: 2,732
    Viking64 wrote: »
    You need to stop chewing on your fingers...

    That wasn't my hand.

    Whoever owns that thumb. Please don't have anyone pull it! :smiley:
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  • Thanks for your responses. Nooshinjohn, I am an Air Force brat only. Dad, brother and son served in AF. I do work with Sidewinder missiles as part of my job.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 384
    I do work with Sidewinder missiles as part of my job.

    Not the "In flight missile repair" MOS I hope???
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