Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,121
    audio_alan wrote: »
    trav0810 wrote: »
    I don't see a pair of 3.1's in that collection!

    I've always wanted to hear a set of 3.1s, since the bass woofer is actually a driver instead of a passive.

    Regarding SDA 2's, if they come around and the price is right... :smiley:

    Are those active drivers??? I thought it was just a different passive design like Advent used.
  • kmeekkmeek Posts: 225
    edited June 2018
    About a month ago a pair of 3.1tl's and a pair of 1.2tl's came to market in my area (which never happens by the way!!!)
    Unfortunately I could not rope buying both so I had to make a painful decision. 3.1's or 1.2's?? (I had neither at that point). Well I decided on the 1.2's..... Hope I made the right decision?

    I would like to eventually add a set of 3.1's, CRS's and a pair of SDA 2's to my collection. Then I would be happy for at least a couple of weeks..... LOL!
  • audio_alanaudio_alan Posts: 738
    Yes, pitdogg2, the 3.1s were the only SDA model (to my knowledge) that had a real bass driver (non-passive).

    hahaha Kmeek, you sound like me. Except I would have bought them both. LOL

    But to get back on topic....

    https://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/d/polk-audio-sda-compact/6606368193.html

    No affiliation.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,121
    audio_alan wrote: »
    Yes, pitdogg2, the 3.1s were the only SDA model (to my knowledge) that had a real bass driver (non-passive).

    Very interesting. Learn something new today....
    Thanks

  • kmeekkmeek Posts: 225
    audio_alan wrote: »
    Yes, pitdogg2, the 3.1s were the only SDA model (to my knowledge) that had a real bass driver (non-passive).

    hahaha Kmeek, you sound like me. Except I would have bought them both. LOL

    But to get back on topic....

    https://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/d/polk-audio-sda-compact/6606368193.html

    No affiliation.

    Speaking of CRS's???? I always forget which ones are the best to get in this series?
    I have family real close to Colorado Springs...... Hmmmmmm ;)
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,226
    kmeek wrote: »
    audio_alan wrote: »
    Yes, pitdogg2, the 3.1s were the only SDA model (to my knowledge) that had a real bass driver (non-passive).

    hahaha Kmeek, you sound like me. Except I would have bought them both. LOL

    But to get back on topic....

    https://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/d/polk-audio-sda-compact/6606368193.html

    No affiliation.

    Speaking of CRS's???? I always forget which ones are the best to get in this series?
    I have family real close to Colorado Springs...... Hmmmmmm ;)

    The ones w one tweeter

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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,139
    Those are the good ones. Single tweet plus pin/blade interconnect.
    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.
  • kmeekkmeek Posts: 225
    A guy has several pairs of Polks for sale: (No affiliation)

    https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/ele/d/polk-audio/6612925719.html

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  • trav0810trav0810 Posts: 1,020
    edited June 2018
    The 3.1 uses a passive radiator. It is just a different look.
    Post edited by trav0810 on
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,137
    trav0810 wrote: »
    The 3.1 uses a passive radiator. It is just a different look.

    This is correct. Look at the M12... Same design passive.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,121
    trav0810 wrote: »
    The 3.1 uses a passive radiator. It is just a different look.

    OK so i was right the first time...
    Thanks Travis
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,961
    audio_alan wrote: »
    Yes, pitdogg2, the 3.1s were the only SDA model (to my knowledge) that had a real bass driver (non-passive).

    hahaha Kmeek, you sound like me. Except I would have bought them both. LOL

    But to get back on topic....

    https://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/d/polk-audio-sda-compact/6606368193.html

    No affiliation.

    That would be incorrect... the 3.1TL is passive as well. Their sales literature on them from the time, as well as Ray’s SDA Compendium state as much.
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  • audio_alanaudio_alan Posts: 738
    Well crap, I stand corrected! It is passive....

    https://polksda.com/pdfs/SRS3.1TLBrochure.pdf

    I guess I read wrong some time ago and it stuck. Thanks for correcting me.
  • MysteryMystery Posts: 2,462
    audio_alan wrote: »
    Well crap, I stand corrected! It is passive....

    https://polksda.com/pdfs/SRS3.1TLBrochure.pdf

    I guess I read wrong some time ago and it stuck. Thanks for correcting me.

    I had a pair of 3.1TL's.
    They were very neglected but sounded pretty good.
    My room was too small for them so sold.

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  • lawdogglawdogg Posts: 298
    Said passive from a 3.1TL. For sure, no voice coil.

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    <3 my 3.1TLs

    I will fix your shifted magnets for free. :)
  • BC6BC6 Posts: 80

    Thank you for the heads up on this one! I just bought them. Holy cow! They sound amazing. I'm especially surprised at the bass they pump out. I'll still replace the tweeters and upgrade the crossover, but I can't imagine them sounding better.
    2 Channel: Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3tl with Clarity CMR caps and Gaia II speaker feet, Atoll IN300 integrated amp, SotM sMS-200 ultra streamer, SotM sPS-500 power supply, and infinite baffle subwoofer with two Fi Audio IB318 drivers.

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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,987
    Congrats
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,870
    Amazing speakers for sure. B)

    Enjoy listening to your music/music collection all over again. :) ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • audio_alanaudio_alan Posts: 738
    BC6 wrote: »

    Thank you for the heads up on this one! I just bought them. Holy cow! They sound amazing. I'm especially surprised at the bass they pump out. I'll still replace the tweeters and upgrade the crossover, but I can't imagine them sounding better.

    You're welcome, enjoy! Those are amazing speakers for their size and can be found for next to nothing.

    I've been thinking about these, ( https://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/d/51-surround-system/6605005157.html ), but I really don't need them. I have a set of 1Cs as my computer speakers and they're great!

    Honestly I'm surprised they're still available...
  • audio_alanaudio_alan Posts: 738
    BC6 wrote: »

    Thank you for the heads up on this one! I just bought them. Holy cow! They sound amazing. I'm especially surprised at the bass they pump out. I'll still replace the tweeters and upgrade the crossover, but I can't imagine them sounding better.

    You're welcome, enjoy! Those are amazing speakers for their size and can be found for next to nothing.

    I've been thinking about these, ( https://cosprings.craigslist.org/ele/d/51-surround-system/6605005157.html ), but I really don't need them. I have a set of 1Cs as my computer speakers and they're great!

    Honestly I'm surprised they're still available...
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 6,525
    I sold my 3.1’s to fund 2.3TL’s
    Boy was I sorry and wish I had them back. Anyone one to buy a set of 2.3’s ???
    :smile: :smile: :smile:
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  • michaeljhsda2michaeljhsda2 Posts: 1,868
    pumpkinman wrote: »
    I sold my 3.1’s to fund 2.3TL’s
    Boy was I sorry and wish I had them back. Anyone one to buy a set of 2.3’s ???
    :smile: :smile: :smile:

    Sure! Where are you located?
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's w/ RD0198-1's, Sonicap, Mills
    AI-1 Dreadnought
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 1C's stock
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    SDA 2's (side by side tweeters) stock
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • trav0810trav0810 Posts: 1,020
    pumpkinman wrote: »
    I sold my 3.1’s to fund 2.3TL’s
    Boy was I sorry and wish I had them back. Anyone one to buy a set of 2.3’s ???
    :smile: :smile: :smile:

    I like to buy 2.3 is better, when I had them in a big enough for room. They are probably, to date, still my favorite speakers. The three-point ones are certainly a lot more forgiving of room size.
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  • pkquatpkquat Posts: 610
    I just noticed or realized the 3.1's have the closer MW spacing of the 2B's and 1C's. I have to agree the closer MW spacing does better in a smaller, narrower space. I really need to get my 2.3's into a wider room to experience them better.
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,360
    In "my" room, the modded 3.1TL's beat out all the other SDA competition, including modded 1C's, modded SRS 2's and modded 2.3TL's.

    The single tweeter in the 3.1's has pin-point imaging compared to the multiple tweeter design (at least to my ears). Plus, the 3.1's are very easy to drive, I'm powering them with a pair of 25 wpc tube mono blocks.
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • lawdogglawdogg Posts: 298
    edited June 2018
    <3 my 3.1TLs

    I will fix your shifted magnets for free. :)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,121
    Worth 100.00 all day
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 6,525
    pumpkinman wrote: »
    I sold my 3.1’s to fund 2.3TL’s
    Boy was I sorry and wish I had them back. Anyone one to buy a set of 2.3’s ???
    :smile: :smile: :smile:

    Sure! Where are you located?


    Stroudsburg,PA 18360
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  • michaeljhsda2michaeljhsda2 Posts: 1,868
    Dang, too far away.
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's w/ RD0198-1's, Sonicap, Mills
    AI-1 Dreadnought
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 1C's stock
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    SDA 2's (side by side tweeters) stock
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,137
    Dang, too far away.

    Not too far for me!!! ;)
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