Polk 5JR+'s in the house!

verbverb Posts: 2,689
edited June 30 in Vintage Speakers
So today I picked up a pair of these little cuties. They are absolutely mint! Veneer, Grilles, Drivers, all look brand new! I'm very happy about that.

Connected them to my Dayens Ampino and Auris BluMe bluetooth streamer. And as expected, they are bright! First step is to replace the tweeters. I believe the RDO-194's are the correct replacement.

PR test shows no leakage, again very happy.

Anyone out there (I'm sure there is) did the crossover mod on these little cuties?

Here's some pics in the office. Yeah, yeah, i know way too high of a placement! Eventually this rig will go into a spare bedroom upstairs. :smile:

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Basement: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, 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, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer

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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,149
    edited June 30
    I think those're 5-jay-arr-PLUSSES!

    I have some in walnut (blech; would have preferred oak like yours) and they sound a bit thin to me. I read that the crossover upgrade fills them out a good bit, but not to expect too much bottom end out of them.
  • verbverb Posts: 2,689
    msg wrote: »
    I think those're 5-jay-arr-PLUSSES!

    Thank you sir! Title of the thread edited in time! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, 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, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,457
    Flip them upside-down and toe out a little. The brightness should dissipate. You know, just for giggles ;)
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,457
    Funny thing @msg, the "+" designation only shows up on my SL2500 tweeted JRs. The other 2 pair aren't labled as such.
  • verbverb Posts: 2,689
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Flip them upside-down and toe out a little. The brightness should dissipate. You know, just for giggles ;)

    Very funny. :smile: Hey did you mod yours?

    Just paged through 39 pages of 5JR+ threads. Yes I was lazy earlier. Caps, resistor, polyswitch, and the usual mechanical upgrades. Another project! Tweeters for now.
    Basement: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, 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, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,149
    Mine aren't labeled + either.
    Without the 5JR+ label on back, I suspected the PRs were just for show and there was really a port hidden behind them, but no.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,034
    Those rock for their size.... very surprising speaker in my opinion
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,927
    edited June 30
    Congrats
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,457
    msg wrote: »
    Mine aren't labeled + either.
    Without the 5JR+ label on back, I suspected the PRs were just for show and there was really a port hidden behind them, but no.

    Ok I need to retract a bit of my previous statement: I have a pair of series 2 with the SL2500 and not labled "+" and a pair of the same that are labled "+".

    Things get stranger by the minute...


    And @verb, I was only half kidding about the flip and toe... Seriously, try it. Given their proximity to the ceiling, it can't be worse...
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,016
    Only the earliest 5jr versions were ported. Later 5jr and 5jr+ models BOTH had a 6-1/2" PR. The Series II 5 Jr+ came with a SL-2500 tweeter which can be replaced with the newer RD0-198 tweeter. Your model's correct tweeter replacement is the newer RD0-194. Great little speakers for a small room.
  • verbverb Posts: 2,689
    The location is just for basic testing purposes. Saves me from lugging all the stuff downstairs to the basement. Eventually they’ll be in a proper setup upstairs in a spare bedroom.
    Basement: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, 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, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,044
    They can be easily upgraded to the rev 2 by changing the 12uf cap to 13.5uf, and installing RD0198s
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

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  • zuulzuul Posts: 200
    recently sold mine but i love those speakers. congrats!
    speakers:
    bowers & wilkins 685 S2
    polk psw-10
    components:
    sonic frontiers line 1 preamp
    sonic frontiers anthem amp 1
    mac mini w/ audioquest jitterbug
    teac ud-501 digital to analog converter
    oppo dv-980h dvd/cd
    interconnects:
    monoprice
    guzi
    belkin gold series usb
    speaker wire
    audioquest type 4
    power:
    rhino-tek 1000w 15amp voltage regulator
    vansevers 211 power cord
    pangea ac-14 power cord
    tubes:
    amplifier: (2) NOS 1960 philco/lansdale 12AU7 (super rare!), (1) NOS 1967 mullard 12AX7, (4) 2016 svetlana hard blue EL-34
    pre-amp: (6) E88CC/6922 ??? (haven't cracked the case yet to see what previous owner was running...) so for now they are mystery tubes.
    misc:
    JRiver Media Center 24
    sanus 24" speaker stands
    auralex acoustics subdude II
    DeMoude Audio cylindrical bass traps
    rf/emi/noise reduction caps for empty rca inputs.
    Hall of Fame: [retired/sold]
    polk monitor series 5jr+ w/ RDO194-1 upgraded tweeters
    polk monitor series RTA 8T
    kenwood kd-550 w/ SME 3009 Series III tonearm grado gold cartridge
    adcom gfp-555II
    marantz 2238b
    luxman M-120A
    technics sl-b10
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