$100 Polk SDA SRS

Just scored a set up Polk SDA SRS for $100. I may have the amp that was originally bought with them as well for $20. They couldn't tell me what the amp was because it was in storage and they will dig it out but they said it's about 50 lbs.

The SRS are a little banged up but all tweeters and drivers are functioning and not a mark on them. The scaring is limited to the wood and a few small tears in the fabric.

I'll keep ya all posted with picks.

The speaker fairy was good to me this year.
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




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  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 853
    congrats!
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,299
    WOW! Congratulations!!
    2-channel
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  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    Now trying to figure out what I'l do with them so my first questions are:

    1. Does Polk still sell the MW6511 SDA drivers?

    2. Can the SRS crossover be vr3 modded for 1.2TL

    Assuming of course I'd be swapping out the tweeters for the RDO's as per VR3 mod.
    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: 40,223
    edited July 7
    You'd have build entirely new crossovers.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    So I take it the inductors are not the same?
    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
    Does Polk still sell the interconnect cable? This set was missing them but for $100 I wasn't going to pass them up.
    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: 40,223
    ZaPHoN wrote: »
    So I take it the inductors are not the same?

    Without double checking I do not believe anything is the same.

    Polk sells the blade/blade cable 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."


  • DarqueKnightDarqueKnight Posts: 6,307
    edited July 8
    ZaPHoN wrote: »
    1. Does Polk still sell the MW6511 SDA drivers?

    Polk does sell replacement MW6511 drivers, they are sonically identical, but not cosmetically identical, to the original MW6511. The new MW6511 drivers have dull gray cones whereas the original MW6511s have shiny black cones.

    However, the SDA SRS does not use the MW6511 dimensional driver. It uses the MW6503. The MW6511 and MW6503 are not interchangeable.

    ZaPHoN wrote: »
    2. Can the SRS crossover be vr3 modded for 1.2TL

    No. The original SRS and the 1.2TL are entirely different speakers. Even the cabinets are constructed differently. The only things they have in common are the MW6503 stereo drivers and SW150 passive radiators.

    If you bought these with the idea of converting them to 1.2TLs, that is not possible.
    Only the SRS 1.2 can be converted to a SRS 1.2TL.

    ZaPHoN wrote: »
    Assuming of course I'd be swapping out the tweeters for the RDO's as per VR3 mod.

    Your prior comment about modding the SRS into a 1.2TL leads me to think that you might be considering replacing the SRS's SL2000 tweeters with RD0198 (SL3000 equivalent). You can only use the RD0194 (SL2000 equivalent) tweeter in the SRS.
    Post edited by DarqueKnight on
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  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    SRS it is then but I'm thinking of doing the VR3 Monastery mod with related tweeters.
    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




  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,832
    Can you post pictures of the front of your speakers, as well as the crossovers?
  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    Picks coming.

    How do the fabric covered panels come off so I can recover then (Couple small holes in the sides) and what type of wood is the top and sides? I have to shave down one side a bit and try and match up a veneer because there is a gouge on it. Front fabric is surprisingly in decent shape but planning on replacing fabric anyway because the edges of the grill frame seem to be creased into the fabric,
    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




  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,832
    Pics??
  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    weekend. Working my but off with clients right now.
    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 15
    Here they are. I also have a McIntosh MC2125 coming from the same previous owner for $20. All together with nine hours of driving ($150 Gas) $100 for the SDA SRS and $20 for the McIntosh I'm a happy camper.

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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




  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,267
    Great deal.
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    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

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    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,832
    Yep, that is a steal of a deal..
  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    Only down side is I have to make an interconnect cable. Blade Blade
    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




  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,660
    I'd say you're lucky you don't have magnet shift.

    And you got a killer deal, one for the ages no doubt.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,571
    FestYboy wrote: »
    I'd say you're lucky you don't have magnet shift.

    And you got a killer deal, one for the ages no doubt.

    Yep i agree you got lucky that you didn't get a few slipped.
    That is just plain a STEAL on that gear.
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,153
    Was going to offer up my extra b-b cable but realized I already found a new owner for it back in December...

    Enjoy those handsome beasts!
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,648
    You should be thrown in jail for stealing those.
    Stan

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    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:
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  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    Ok just got the McIntosh MC2125. She's rough! Face plate is bubbling and VU meters light up but don't work and they look like they overheated.

    It works though and sounds good.

    Any idea what this thing would be worth as is because I don't think I'll be putting the money into it.

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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




  • sbb2112sbb2112 Posts: 64
    OMG, send it to me. seriously, McIntosh sells new faceplates and meters. The discoloration is from the bulbs behind the meters more than likely. That amp sells on ebay for about $1000-1200 in working order. 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.
    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: 64
    forgot to add, I have a blade/blade cable if you pay for the shipping. OEM
    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: 64
    and there is a NEW faceplate on ebay now for $250. McIntosh might be cheaper. I don't recall what they told me but I think it was about $100 for a new glass for my CD/DVD player that I cracked the glass on. I have it in a box now so not a high priority to buy.
    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
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,308
    That was a stunning deal. Congrats man!
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    Dodd Mid Level Preamp ("on the bench" w/Charlie)
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    Yamaha YP-D6
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's
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    McCormack DNA-1 Power Drive Amp
    Eastern Electric Minimax CDP
    Infinity RS5b Speakers

  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 71
    Hmm. Maybe I'll look into fixing it up then but in the end I need more power, I may take you up on that cable offer. I'll PM you.
    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: 40,223
    edited July 18
    That amp has plenty of power, it'll make the emo run for mommy.

    BTW, I hope that skinny zip cord speaker cable in your pic was just for testing purposes. If not it's time to step up your game.
    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
    Ya was just testing it.
    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 18
    F1nut you're not kidding about plenty of power. I tested the amp out on my SDA 1B and was shocked. I can't even get itthe Mac to clip out the protection circuit and no distortion in the highs of the 1B's. (Not maxed but very close)

    Any fool that says these SDA's don't have enough bass doesn't know what their talking about. The magic of of their bass make it impossible to pinpoint the source. I had a friend over who swore I had a sub running so I had him unplug it and ran the receiver pure direct to prove it.

    Safe to say sbb2112 and F1nut this Mac isn't going anywhere but to a shop to get a new lease on life.

    Now to find another bigger one for the SRS and a better processor.
    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




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