Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 709
    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

    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • verbverb Posts: 5,586
    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 Intenso 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 Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Bottlehead SEX 2.1 Integrated Amp, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
    Spares VTL 2.5 Pre, EAR 834L Pre, Rotel RC1580 Pre, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Carver TFM35x Amp, (2) Dayens Ampino Integrated, (2) SDA 1C's, Monitor 10's, Monitor 5Jr's, Polk TSi200's, Rega RP1 TT, Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,039
    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...
    800 Va Dreadnought- Speaker Interconnect
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900
    Sangean HD FM Tuner

    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: 709
    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

    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,306
    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!

    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SRS 2, SDA 2B, SDA II,SDA 1C, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9 Ebony, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 709
    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

    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • verbverb Posts: 5,586
    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 Intenso 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 Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Bottlehead SEX 2.1 Integrated Amp, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
    Spares VTL 2.5 Pre, EAR 834L Pre, Rotel RC1580 Pre, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Carver TFM35x Amp, (2) Dayens Ampino Integrated, (2) SDA 1C's, Monitor 10's, Monitor 5Jr's, Polk TSi200's, Rega RP1 TT, Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 709
    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

    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,432
    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: 738
    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: 709
    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

    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • CGTIIICGTIII Posts: 520
    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.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,432
    :o
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,306
    gmcman wrote: »

    Donuts or no donuts, for 600 bucks buy asap.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SRS 2, SDA 2B, SDA II,SDA 1C, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9 Ebony, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,432
    @Smallies they're strictly for tuning the F3(?) of the driver.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,432
    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: 12,854
    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: 6,216
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,306
    The speakers are beautiful, I'm not sure about the price.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SRS 2, SDA 2B, SDA II,SDA 1C, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9 Ebony, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • audio_alanaudio_alan Posts: 738
    If they're 1.2 TLs, that's probably in the ballpark.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,306
    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
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SRS 2, SDA 2B, SDA II,SDA 1C, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9 Ebony, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,854
    2.3tl @audio_alan
    Look very clean but over priced 800.00 max
  • audio_alanaudio_alan Posts: 738
    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: 1,092
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    2.3tl @audio_alan
    Look very clean but over priced 800.00 max

    I paid 800 for mine
    Mojo Audio Joule v5>>Quantum Byte w/JRiver 24 and Fidelizer>> 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: 3,432
    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: 3,306
    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
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SRS 2, SDA 2B, SDA II,SDA 1C, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9 Ebony, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
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