Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • dolbyd
    dolbyd Posts: 429
    Tempting for sure.
    I'm still looking at the LSiM705s/706 for sale. He is down to $1500 or best offer.
    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 8805A, OPPO 203, Emotiva DR3 G3, Emotiva XPA-2 G3, Emotiva XPA-5 G3, Emotiva X300, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50, PS Audio Power Port X2, PS Audio AC-5 x8, AQ Rocket 33 Biwire speaker cables, AQ King Cobra XLR IC, Furman PFi20 W/Cullen cable, SoildSteel S4-4 rack, GIK room treatments

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,629
    JayMX wrote: »
    JayMX wrote: »
    Oh this is killing me, just up the road... but I do not need...
    https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/54903266
    They are pin blade and not quite as wide as my SRS2’s. Soooo tempting.
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    The seller just offered these to me again, apparently they didn’t get the $800 they thought they would get... super tempted. If I don’t pull the trigger, @daddyjt or @dolbyd I can make arrangements for you if’n you’re interested. Are there any other Utah Polkaholics on here?? I’m having a hard time justifying another pair haha!

    Getting them for $600 would be a sweet deal
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,629
    Tony M wrote: »
    Prices keep getting better and better the more people go streaming and wireless

    Great score on the CRS' by the way!
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • JayMX wrote: »
    dolbyd wrote: »
    Tempting for sure.
    I'm still looking at the LSiM705s/706 for sale. He is down to $1500 or best offer.
    I saw those. Beautiful! 👍🏻👍🏻 But I ain’t got that kind of ca$h.

    And now I have less ca$h... 😂 I couldn’t pass them up. I have no self control! And then there’s all of the enablers here... But I got a KILLER deal. I kinda hesitate to say what I paid. I talked them down a bit from the original listing... I will say it was way less than $600 @audioluvr. No interconnect cable, missing stock jumpers, and someone removed the tweeter waveguide flap thingies... They need a little cosmetic love but boy am I stoked! Might have a near perfect pair of 1986 SRS2's for sale soon! Will be fun to A/B them and decide!
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    Congratulations on your purchase. I little elbow grease from you will make for a rewarding project.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,867
    edited February 2019
    Congrats! I would've had to go look at them in person if they were near me also. ;)
    Again...First me, now you...A pin/blade model. Nice! B):p

    I also have SRS2's and haven't heard the preference from anybody I don't think as to which is better doing what when and where.

    I'll be waiting for your comparison and review results later on for sure.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,629
    JayMX wrote: »
    And now I have less ca$h... 😂 I couldn’t pass them up. I have no self control! And then there’s all of the enablers here... But I got a KILLER deal. I kinda hesitate to say what I paid. I talked them down a bit from the original listing... I will say it was way less than $600 @audioluvr. No interconnect cable, missing stock jumpers, and someone removed the tweeter waveguide flap thingies... They need a little cosmetic love but boy am I stoked! Might have a near perfect pair of 1986 SRS2's for sale soon! Will be fun to A/B them and decide!

    Sweet! Stock interconnect is a POS anyways! Speakon's and Dreadnought baby! Looks like an awesome project! If you can't find anyone local to fab you a copy of the waveguide, send me the one and I'll do it for you.
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • JayMX
    JayMX Posts: 361
    tested them out last night and both SL3000's are blown. measure open across the terminals. no continuity.... :( threw in some 2000's to test and the crossovers are working, so i guess a pair of 198's are in my future... :)
    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s), SDA SRS 2.3TL

    Repair pile:
    (1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 5b (SL2000) (2x pair), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10b (4x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, RTA 11T, SDA CRS, SDA 2, SDA 2a, SDA 2b, SDA 1b, SDA 1c, SDA SRS 2 (2x pair), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s)

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,867
    Sorry to hear those tweeters are bad. Looks like the upgrade to 198's will dig deeper into those pockets now or later.

    I guess the review will be a little longer in waiting. No problem though. I know the cash is tight right now.



    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • JayMX
    JayMX Posts: 361
    Tony M wrote: »
    Sorry to hear those tweeters are bad. Looks like the upgrade to 198's will dig deeper into those pockets now or later.

    I guess the review will be a little longer in waiting. No problem though. I know the cash is tight right now.


    I ordered the 198's today. They’re not backoedered like the 194's... Hope to have them fully functional next week. Aesthetics can come later! And the rabbit hole gets deeper and deeper... 😂
    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s), SDA SRS 2.3TL

    Repair pile:
    (1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 5b (SL2000) (2x pair), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10b (4x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, RTA 11T, SDA CRS, SDA 2, SDA 2a, SDA 2b, SDA 1b, SDA 1c, SDA SRS 2 (2x pair), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s)

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,020
    Looking forward to watching your rebuild. Any hints about the aesthetics makeover?
  • pglbook
    pglbook Posts: 1,997
    edited February 2019
    Polk SDA 2.3TLs in Phoenix, AZ, just listed on CL. Great condition and price. Someone on here needs to jump on these asap. If they were anywhere near upstate NY I'd be on my way to get them myself right now. I have been looking for this model for some time. Hope someone on here near Phoenix runs and gets them! No affiliation.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/POLK-SDA-SRS-2-3TL-Vintage-Floor-standing-Speakers-VERY-CLEAN-Incredible/223374652459?hash=item34022ab42b:g:yeoAAOSw6FNcXHia:rk:1:pf:0
  • pkquat
    pkquat Posts: 733
    SDA 1C's in Elgin, Oklahoma, with RD0-194's, sound deadening in the cabinets, spikes and who knows what else. Currently $150 on the bay, but I bet a reserve has not been met. No affiliation, but some one here needs to get these.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-SDA-1C-USED/283362926525?hash=item41f9bf1fbd:g:nGoAAOSw1T1cVcyl:rk:2:pf:0
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,629
    "Cow eye tweeters". Gotta get me a pair of them! Sounds like he needs to grow a set and tell the ol' lady how it's going to be! Of course what do I know, I've been divorced 3 times...
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,867
    pkquat wrote: »
    SDA 1C's in Elgin, Oklahoma, with RD0-194's, sound deadening in the cabinets, spikes and who knows what else. Currently $150 on the bay, but I bet a reserve has not been met. No affiliation, but some one here needs to get these.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-SDA-1C-USED/283362926525?hash=item41f9bf1fbd:g:nGoAAOSw1T1cVcyl:rk:2:pf:0

    I wonder what "extreme water damage and rotting away" means? I don't see any extreme water damage from the pictures.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • K_M
    K_M Posts: 1,602
    edited February 2019
    Tony M wrote: »
    pkquat wrote: »
    SDA 1C's in Elgin, Oklahoma, with RD0-194's, sound deadening in the cabinets, spikes and who knows what else. Currently $150 on the bay, but I bet a reserve has not been met. No affiliation, but some one here needs to get these.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-SDA-1C-USED/283362926525?hash=item41f9bf1fbd:g:nGoAAOSw1T1cVcyl:rk:2:pf:0

    I wonder what "extreme water damage and rotting away" means? I don't see any extreme water damage from the pictures.

    IF you re-read, he says the "original boxes"....

    " Original boxes came with them when I purchased them. They had extreme water damage. Ended up rotting away over the years. I will NOT ship these."
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
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    Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,867
    Thank you for clearing that up. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,857
    Vintage, but not monitor or SDA:

    Check out this HiFi 5.1 Stereo Speakers Polk and Definitive Technologies for $500 on OfferUp https://offerup.co/PUiVad9BaU

    No affiliation
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,867
    edited February 2019
    That's a heck of a deal! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,101
    la2vegas wrote: »
    Saw these posted for sale in the Valley of the Sun, no affiliation. aqnplwjqy3ew.jpg
    https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/ele/d/phoenix-vintage-polk-sda-srs-23tl/6813843593.html
    Sorry, just saw the Ebay posting above.

    Price just dropped by $200. Still, a little on the Hi Side.
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,629
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    Price just dropped by $200. Still, a little on the Hi Side.

    Especially with the potted plant stains.
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • delkal
    delkal Posts: 764
    pitdogg2 wrote: »

    It is a novel idea. Unfortunately I have a feeling they screwed up the sound. You just cant stick the same speakers in box and expect it to sound as good as the system Polk originally engineered.

    But this has potential. What is wrong with taking an original monitor series speaker and adding some exterior trim? Might help with the wife acceptance factor.

  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,271
    delkal wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »

    It is a novel idea. Unfortunately I have a feeling they screwed up the sound. You just cant stick the same speakers in box and expect it to sound as good as the system Polk originally engineered.

    But this has potential. What is wrong with taking an original monitor series speaker and adding some exterior trim? Might help with the wife acceptance factor.

    agree! The only "Polk" item on that appears to be the passive radiator ….
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,555
    edited February 2019
    F1nut wrote: »
    If speakers are not musical, then what are they good for?

    Firewood.

    Saw this "F1nut answer" to a question in another thread. It fits!

    I wonder if anyone has thought about creating a collection of F1nut FAQ"S. I have laughed many times at some of his answers in older threads. No disrespect to F1 as he is really unique.
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  • Nhpenn
    Nhpenn Posts: 56
    SDA 1, studio?
    Probably no interconnect cable

    https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/63852119
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,867
    NICE! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Starting out cheap huh?. I hope a member from here gets them for a song.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,981
    la2vegas wrote: »
    They're 30 minutes away from me. >:):#

    Go get 'em...
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