Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 718
    edited April 2018
    verb wrote: »
    1C's in good shape but with typical cloth side delaminating. Bidding starts at $265.00
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-pair-of-used-Polk-Audio-SDA-1C-good-working-order/183155244673

    Dude put them on Craigslist, so I sent him an email re: how firm he was on price. Said the $385 price is firm. That's his BIN price as well.
    I may just hang around eBay since nobody has bid and I may just be able to grab 'em for under $300.
    For the amount of work needed, I won't go any higher.
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; LSiM 703 ; LSiM 704C ; LSiFX ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Rythmik F12SE

    Garage / Workshop rig : Plinius 9100 ; Monitor 7 Series 2 ; Teac TN300 TT

    Don't cry
    Don't raise your eye
    It's only teenage wasteland
  • verbverb Posts: 8,279
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    1C's in good shape but with typical cloth side delaminating. Bidding starts at $265.00
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-pair-of-used-Polk-Audio-SDA-1C-good-working-order/183155244673

    Dude put them on Craigslist, so I sent him an email re: how firm he was on price. Said the $385 price is firm. That's his BIN price as well.
    I may just hang around eBay since nobody has bid and I may just be able to grab 'em for under $300.
    For the amount of work needed, I won't go any higher.

    Yep. I paid 3 hundie for mine in about the same condition.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA 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: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, 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
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,482
    edited April 2018
    Best if you tell him you have cash in hand and want to come over and audition. That way you can thoroughly pick through any imperfections. A lot of people don't see flaws. Plus tell him your kinda picky. Make small talk and try to make a friend that way it breaks down that barrier.
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    Parasound Halo C-2 Pre/pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 718
    verb wrote: »
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    1C's in good shape but with typical cloth side delaminating. Bidding starts at $265.00
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-pair-of-used-Polk-Audio-SDA-1C-good-working-order/183155244673

    Dude put them on Craigslist, so I sent him an email re: how firm he was on price. Said the $385 price is firm. That's his BIN price as well.
    I may just hang around eBay since nobody has bid and I may just be able to grab 'em for under $300.
    For the amount of work needed, I won't go any higher.

    Yep. I paid 3 hundie for mine in about the same condition.

    I was the only bidder. $265
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; LSiM 703 ; LSiM 704C ; LSiFX ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Rythmik F12SE

    Garage / Workshop rig : Plinius 9100 ; Monitor 7 Series 2 ; Teac TN300 TT

    Don't cry
    Don't raise your eye
    It's only teenage wasteland
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,808
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    1C's in good shape but with typical cloth side delaminating. Bidding starts at $265.00
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-pair-of-used-Polk-Audio-SDA-1C-good-working-order/183155244673

    Dude put them on Craigslist, so I sent him an email re: how firm he was on price. Said the $385 price is firm. That's his BIN price as well.
    I may just hang around eBay since nobody has bid and I may just be able to grab 'em for under $300.
    For the amount of work needed, I won't go any higher.

    Yep. I paid 3 hundie for mine in about the same condition.

    I was the only bidder. $265

    Winner!

  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 718
    My first SDAs. Babe (the big blue truck) and I headed down to Poway in the AM. My order for 4 new tweets should be placed by dinner time!
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; LSiM 703 ; LSiM 704C ; LSiFX ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Rythmik F12SE

    Garage / Workshop rig : Plinius 9100 ; Monitor 7 Series 2 ; Teac TN300 TT

    Don't cry
    Don't raise your eye
    It's only teenage wasteland
  • verbverb Posts: 8,279
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    My first SDAs. Babe (the big blue truck) and I headed down to Poway in the AM. My order for 4 new tweets should be placed by dinner time!

    Nice score! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA 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: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, 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
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 718
    verb wrote: »
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    My first SDAs. Babe (the big blue truck) and I headed down to Poway in the AM. My order for 4 new tweets should be placed by dinner time!

    Nice score! :smile:

    Thanks. Started having buyer's remorse when I measured my 2 channel space and realized optimal placement will be a challenge, if not impossible. Oh well ....
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; LSiM 703 ; LSiM 704C ; LSiFX ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Rythmik F12SE

    Garage / Workshop rig : Plinius 9100 ; Monitor 7 Series 2 ; Teac TN300 TT

    Don't cry
    Don't raise your eye
    It's only teenage wasteland
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,773
    Still worth it.
  • 250GTLusso250GTLusso Registered User Posts: 162
    Well done @Jaybeez !!! I reached out to the brother of the seller of those SDA 2Bs in LF that I did the recon on, but I he hasn't heard back from the seller.
    HT
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (Front), Adcom GFA-585 Amp (Side), Adcom GFA-555 Amp (Rear), Adcom ACE-515, Pioneer CLD-3070 Laserdisc, Sony CDP-605esD, Sony BluRay BDP BX59, Samsung 50" Plasma, Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL Front (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Side (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Rear (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Living Room)
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom ACE-515, Sony CDP-705esD, Magnum Dynalab FT-101A Etude, Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS 2 (Walnut), STAX SR34 Electret Earspeaker System.
    2 Channel (Office)
    Adcom GFP-555 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-555 Amp, Sony CDP-605esD, Adcom GFT-555 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 1C (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Garage)
    Hafler DH-110 Pre-amp, Hafler DH-220 Amp, Sony CDP-505esD, Hafler DH-330 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 2B (Walnut).
  • audio_alanaudio_alan Posts: 770
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    My first SDAs. Babe (the big blue truck) and I headed down to Poway in the AM. My order for 4 new tweets should be placed by dinner time!

    Nice score! :smile:

    Thanks. Started having buyer's remorse when I measured my 2 channel space and realized optimal placement will be a challenge, if not impossible. Oh well ....

    I wouldn't stress over it. They'll still sound great...
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 718
    250GTLusso wrote: »
    Well done @Jaybeez !!! I reached out to the brother of the seller of those SDA 2Bs in LF that I did the recon on, but I he hasn't heard back from the seller.

    Figured that was the case, and this deal lined up perfectly. John Nooshin advised to pick them up (he knows what he's talking about), my wife is out of town today (always a good thing when acquiring new gear) and I had the day wide open, the truck filled, and as you know, today was the rainy day that never happened.
    Thanks for the recon on the others. They looked like way more work and I think that while $100 is a fair offer for their condition the brother may well want to just part them out.
    I still owe you a Beverage of choice for your work though. We'll set something up, or if you want to join John and I for the LA Audio Show, we can settle up then.
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; LSiM 703 ; LSiM 704C ; LSiFX ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Rythmik F12SE

    Garage / Workshop rig : Plinius 9100 ; Monitor 7 Series 2 ; Teac TN300 TT

    Don't cry
    Don't raise your eye
    It's only teenage wasteland
  • CGTIIICGTIII Posts: 661
    Expect that there will be bumps in the road. Choose to not let them rattle you.

    Lovin' my salvaged 10As! Assist to @lawdogg.
    Polk - SDA-2Bs, 11TLs, (4) M7s, RTi4s, RT35is, RTi28s, RT3s, S4s, M3s, various centers.
    Boston - S8, S6s, S4s.
    M&K V4, M&K VX-7B, JBL SUB150P, Jamo Sub 250, Realistic T1000s, and others.
    ​Thompson Adventures, Inc.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,808
    gmcman wrote: »

    Donuts or no donuts, for 600 bucks buy asap.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,773
    @Smallies they're strictly for tuning the F3(?) of the driver.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,773
    Smallies wrote: »
    I listen standing up. I'ma chunk some 10's in the top one.

    Umm huh?? WTH are you talking about?
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,957
    FestYboy wrote: »
    @Smallies they're strictly for tuning the F3(?) of the driver.

    And IIRC Polk redesigned the driver and the newer drivers didn't need the doughnut
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,300
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,808
    The speakers are beautiful, I'm not sure about the price.
  • audio_alanaudio_alan Posts: 770
    If they're 1.2 TLs, that's probably in the ballpark.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,808
    Maybe I got mine cheap at $500, but I'd have hard time paying two grand for anything other than 1.2Tl's.sxd3bu6gzb7c.jpg
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,957
    2.3tl @audio_alan
    Look very clean but over priced 800.00 max
  • audio_alanaudio_alan Posts: 770
    Yeah, my bad, I was thinking 1.2TLs. Obviously those are 2.3 TLs.... $2000 is too much.
  • xjghostxjghost Posts: 938
    HT/2Channel: Emotiva MMC-1, Adcom GFA-555II, Polk SDA 3.1's, Teac TN-300 TT, Polk Center and Sub.

    Bedroom system: Carver CT-24, Parasound HCA-800II, Monitor 10's

    Additional projects: RTA 12c's
  • machonemachone Posts: 1,137
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    2.3tl @audio_alan
    Look very clean but over priced 800.00 max

    I paid 800 for mine
    Mojo Audio Illuminati v3>>Quantum Byte w/LMS>>Rpi/PiCoreplayer>> Starlight 7 USB >> Mojo Audio Mystique v2 SE>>ModWright SWL 9.0 SE Signature>>Hafler DH-500 Amp+ (Musical Concepts Fully Modded)>>
    SRS 2.3TL (Fully Modded)...SDA-1A (Fully Modded with Dimensional Tweeter Delete)
    1KVA Dreadnought
    Marantz SA 8005
    Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable - Shure SC35C/N35X - V15III/VN35HE
    Yamaha TX-540 Tuner...Sony BDP-S570
    Sony PS4

    Separate subpanel with four dedicated 20 amp circuits.
    1. Amplification 2. Analog 3. Digital 4. Video

    "All THAT IS LOST FROM THE SOURCE IS LOST FOREVER"
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,773
    gmcman wrote: »

    I'm seriously thinking about these now... I don't have the proper room (yet) but he'll, for that price. And I might get him down a bit too!
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,808
    edited April 2018
    Polk monitor 7's in Southern California for 25 bucks, no affiliation. https://ventura.craigslist.org/ele/d/polk-audio-floor-speakers-pair/6556234203.htmlkf8anhkvrutw.jpg
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