Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • krazypolk
    krazypolk Posts: 745
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/ele/d/vintage-polk-audio-speakers/6574618271.html - Monitor M10 speakers - $200.

    Nice price... Maybe? Need to see the drivers

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,656
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    Thanks! Those look pretty nice.
    krazypolk wrote: »
    Your wish is my command.

  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,038
    edited April 2018
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    They sound better than they look! ;)

    You like bass, right? These would be for you. For starters anyway. ;)

    They're the speakers that took me seriously back to the stereo nirvana listening rabbit hole!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,467
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    monepolk wrote: »

    Spared no expense on speaker wire...
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,038
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    audioluvr wrote: »
    monepolk wrote: »

    Spared no expense on speaker wire...

    It's amazing that wire even works.

    The wood caps do look great for a change. :)

    Nice speakers for maybe a good price but come on...take the grills off, people!

    Let us see what the cones and domes look like. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    Clipdat wrote: »

    I'd snag em for that price! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,038
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    I like 400.00. Then 200.00 more for tweeters maybe.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,314
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    monepolk wrote: »

    These are local to me, might have to have a look. Original boxes and all.

  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    monepolk wrote: »

    These are local to me, might have to have a look. Original boxes and all.

    They look like 1C's ? Pin/blade IC. Good price!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,314
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    verb wrote: »
    monepolk wrote: »

    These are local to me, might have to have a look. Original boxes and all.

    They look like 1C's ? Pin/blade IC. Good price!

    They are definitely 1C's, I surely don't need them, but if I can pick them up worth the money...I might ;)
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,176
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    verb wrote: »
    monepolk wrote: »

    These are local to me, might have to have a look. Original boxes and all.

    They look like 1C's ? Pin/blade IC. Good price!

    They are definitely 1C's, I surely don't need them, but if I can pick them up worth the money...I might ;)

    Hehe. Of course you need them! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,656
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    I don't have the proper room to set them up in that they deserve.
    verb wrote: »
    I'd snag em for that price! :smile:

  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,314
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    verb wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    monepolk wrote: »

    These are local to me, might have to have a look. Original boxes and all.

    They look like 1C's ? Pin/blade IC. Good price!

    They are definitely 1C's, I surely don't need them, but if I can pick them up worth the money...I might ;)

    Hehe. Of course you need them! :smile:

    I've had a couple of modded pair in the past, and sold them to fund something else. The 1C's are very good speakers, but I always thought that with the close proximity of all the Mid-Drivers, that they sounded a little "congested" in the Mid Range.

    But, they don't come up for sale very often in my part of the Country, and they do have the Original Boxes. I would really like to have a nice pair of 2B's ;)
  • monepolk
    monepolk Posts: 1,141
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    ^ Yeah I thought about you when I posted them ;)
  • krazypolk
    krazypolk Posts: 745
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    Smallies wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I don't have the proper room to set them up in that they deserve.
    verb wrote: »
    I'd snag em for that price! :smile:

    I had bunches of SDA's crammed into a top 5 worst room contender in forum history they still sounded great....in the kitchen or on the porch. Hell, I'm still trying to find the sweet spot thanks to placement and imperfect USED DRIVERS.

    You sound like a true polk diehard.
  • kmeek
    kmeek Posts: 225
    edited May 2018
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    Mine are TL, and start with 62xx serial numbers so you are good to go. This is the first I have heard to there being two different thicknesses in the end caps. Could be that Polk changed things on the fly, as they were known to do that back in the day. The other is that one of the two speakers had the caps replaced at some point.

    The good news is they are both TL's.... now let the mods and upgrades begin.

    @nooshinjohn you hit the nail on the head with the panels....
    Now for the rest of the story...
    I had to go back to pick-up the interconnect cable once he found it so I asked him about the cabinet mismatch and he told me the following:
    He bought the speakers as close outs back in 1990 or 91 and these were their Demo set. He said the demo set had one Walnut cabinet and one Oak cabinet to show off the finishes the customer could choose from. He bought the Demo set and then contacted Polk to see if he could swap panels to get the Oak finish for the Walnut cabinet. They let him ship back the panels on the one and mailed him the new ones but apparently the new ones were a bit thicker and not exactly the same color (thus why the speakers are the way they are today).

    I still think they will be a good set for me and I was pleasantly surprised today when picking up the interconnect cable....... Not just the cable it is an AI-1. Although I won't use it (I have two Dreadnoughts I built that I need to put into service) but It's cool to have....
    So I'm pretty happy and yes I will have to do some modding eventually.. :)

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  • monepolk
    monepolk Posts: 1,141
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    Congrats on a great fine!
  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,663
    edited May 2018
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    Smallies wrote: »
    bass guitar sized cab

    What? Any normal functions going on with you?
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  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,892
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    ^^What did you measure to come up with Smallies?
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,663
    edited May 2018
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  • scubalab
    scubalab Posts: 3,101
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    Monitor 10's for $125. Look to be in decent shape (couple of grill pegs missing) and possibly include the elusive stands...

    https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/ele/d/polk-monitor-10s/6563807515.html
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,656
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    I don't see the stands mentioned. Nice condition though.
    scubalab wrote: »
    Monitor 10's for $125. Look to be in decent shape
    (couple of grill pegs missing) and possibly include the elusive stands...

    https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/ele/d/polk-monitor-10s/6563807515.html

  • scubalab
    scubalab Posts: 3,101
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    They're elusive, LOL.

    Something is holding them at that angle... or they're just levitating like David Blaine!
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,656
    edited May 2018
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    LOL, "something is holding them at that angle". He just has them leaned back into the wall behind them.

    I got a product you might like:

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    scubalab wrote: »
    They're elusive, LOL.

    Something is holding them at that angle... or they're just levitating like David Blaine!

  • scubalab
    scubalab Posts: 3,101
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    LOL, "something is holding them at that angle". He just has them leaned back into the wall behind them.

    Nah... not buyin’ it. Them’s Levitationing! >:)
  • Mtnlvr
    Mtnlvr Posts: 5
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    SDA2's Not a killer deal but they been up for a while so you might be able to negotiate. No affiliation.

    https://denver.craigslist.org/spo/d/pair-polk-audio-sda-2/6541243552.html

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  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,861
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    ^ what's with all the candle wax?