Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,756
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Drew, those H&K receivers are no joke. I had one briefly, it had a distortion problem on start up but once she warmed up she sounded wonderful. I couldn't stand the distortion though and I returned it. I'd bet money the tape and turntable are nice as well. If you are looking for an affordable vintage receiver that is fairly pretty, grab it. :)
    Plus it comes with Monitor 7s, and $325 is a deal in my book.

    Well it's $350 but I could probably talk him down to $325. And I agree, I would love to play with this as a second system, but I literally have no where to put it. I bet it would be a lot of fun to listen to though.
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,814
    @FestYboy , I think you were on the hunt for a pair of Monitor 12s.

    https://delaware.craigslist.org/ele/d/wilmington-vintage-polk-monitor-12/6835170433.html

    Probably not a deal, but I have interacted with this seller before & he is usually negotiable.
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 672
    DaveHo wrote: »
    @FestYboy , I think you were on the hunt for a pair of Monitor 12s.

    https://delaware.craigslist.org/ele/d/wilmington-vintage-polk-monitor-12/6835170433.html

    Probably not a deal, but I have interacted with this seller before & he is usually negotiable.

    Yup, bought my first set of SDA2b's from him...nice guy who was willing to negotiate
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,858
    DaveHo wrote: »
    @FestYboy , I think you were on the hunt for a pair of Monitor 12s.

    https://delaware.craigslist.org/ele/d/wilmington-vintage-polk-monitor-12/6835170433.html

    Probably not a deal, but I have interacted with this seller before & he is usually negotiable.

    I've bought from him as well, NAD C320BEE last time I was down there.

    You're right on both counts, not a deal, but negotiable.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,730
    edited March 2019
    Those are beautiful! Sucks! We never get good stuff here... :'(

    This is what we have...

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/ele/d/everett-panasonic-portable-radio-cd/6826446405.html
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,401
    I have one actually. The cassette deck needs some work on mine but that Panasonic actually sounds darn good for a boombox.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse RCA, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Aries Mini, W4S recovery, LKS MH-da004,

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11.
  • ddogddog Posts: 228
    I've been keeping an eye on these for awhile now..
    No affiliation...6w3pi4hhb64r.jpg
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,305
    You are not going to buy the pin/blade cable on eBay for $25. The last one I watched went for $85 and it was after market RCA with outside ground petals ground off.
  • ddogddog Posts: 228
    Yes... but either way at least theres a lot of good parts especially if one could get the price down...
  • ddogddog Posts: 228
    Heres another one up on the auction block...
    No affiliation..
  • ddogddog Posts: 228
    Opps... forgot the pic..p0nxmfa331lq.jpg
  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 322
    edited March 2019
    @FestYboy
    ...they’re just up the road from
    me... #nottempting

    He’s had them listed before. Recently they were at $3500 but now he’s bumped back up to $5K.
    GLWS 😂
    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 7b (Peerless) (2x pair), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 2 (SL2000), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s)

    Repair pile: SRS 3.1TL (198’s), SDA CRS, (1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 5b (SL2000) (2x pair), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10c (3x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, RTA 11T, SDA 2, SDA 2a, SDA 2b, SDA 1b, SDA 1c, SDA SRS 2

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,858
    Were they even that much new??? Not even TLs... I think a reality check is in order.
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,814
    More like a **** slap!
  • verbverb Posts: 10,282
    JayMX wrote: »
    @FestYboy
    ...they’re just up the road from
    me... #nottempting

    He’s had them listed before. Recently they were at $3500 but now he’s bumped back up to $5K.
    GLWS 😂

    I remember those a while back too. When I was on the hunt. Guy's a clown.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, 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, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, 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, 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: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • jimbo1421jimbo1421 Posts: 780
    Polks in New Mexico. Prices seem high, but they are rare in this neighborhood.

    SDA-2A in Albuquerque, no interconnect mentioned, $550
    https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/ele/d/albuquerque-polksda-1-audio/6831221647.html

    Monitor 12 (Series 2) in Las Cruces, $300
    https://lascruces.craigslist.org/ele/d/las-cruces-polk-audio-monitor-12-series/6821306479.html
    5.1 System:
    TCL R613 55" 4K
    Front: SRS-3.1TL
    Center: CS400i
    Surround: Monitor 10B
    PSW10 subwoofer
    Onkyo PR-SC886P Pre/Pro
    NAD T955 5 channel power amplifier
    Technics SL-1710 MK2 turntable
    Audio-Technica AT14Sa cartridge
    Parasound P3 pre-amp
    Oppo BDP-103 Blu-Ray
    2014 MacBook Pro 2.8 GHz

    2.0 Office System:
    Monitor 10A (Peerless)
    Outlaw 1050 receiver
    Parasound HCA-1000A power amp
    MacPro
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,305
    SDA1 is far too expensive. If you meant (SDA1a) instead if 2a well that is first gen SDA1. Two things give it away 1. Midwoofer ports. 2. Old RTA interconnect 3prong socket.

    Far too much
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,858
    Little pricey on the 12s, but they are a rare bird. If you can get them for 250, I'd call it a good purchase.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,730
    Nice! Would love these but they are too far from me (thankfully). Not the price though. That's about $400 more than I'd pay.
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 322
    FXi-A6 pair for $125 - no affiliation - are these any good?
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/272619920330971/
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    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 7b (Peerless) (2x pair), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 2 (SL2000), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s)

    Repair pile: SRS 3.1TL (198’s), SDA CRS, (1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 5b (SL2000) (2x pair), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10c (3x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, RTA 11T, SDA 2, SDA 2a, SDA 2b, SDA 1b, SDA 1c, SDA SRS 2

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,150
    VERY GOOD!!!
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,401
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse RCA, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Aries Mini, W4S recovery, LKS MH-da004,

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11.
  • CGTIIICGTIII Posts: 736
    Polk Audio Monitor 10 speakers. Asking $250. "Upgraded RDO-194 Tweeters, Complete Cross-over rebuild with larger caps. Includes stands." No affiliation.
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/713503219051197/
    Expect that there will be bumps in the road. Choose to not let them rattle you.

    Polk - Monitor 10As, SDA 2Bs, LSi9s, White RTi4s, S4s, M3s, various centers.
    Boston - CR7, CR6s, CR4s.
    Subs - M&K V4, M&K VX-7B, JBL SUB150P, Jamo Sub 250, and others.
    ​Thompson Adventures, Inc.
  • ddogddog Posts: 228
    That's a good deal...

    I picked up a set of 11TL's with boxes for $150 a month or so ago..
    Their still in the boxes...don't know what to do with them.
  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 757
    ddog wrote: »
    That's a good deal...

    I picked up a set of 11TL's with boxes for $150 a month or so ago..
    Their still in the boxes...don't know what to do with them.

    Sounds like a great karma!
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,858
    ddog wrote: »
    That's a good deal...

    I picked up a set of 11TL's with boxes for $150 a month or so ago..
    Their still in the boxes...don't know what to do with them.

    Pull them out, wire them up, and LISTEN to them.
  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 322
    SDA CRS in Boise Idaho- no affiliation... The little Tannoy's are intriguing as well...
    https://boise.craigslist.org/ele/d/boise-excellent-condition-vintage-stereo/6832895655.html
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    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 7b (Peerless) (2x pair), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 2 (SL2000), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s)

    Repair pile: SRS 3.1TL (198’s), SDA CRS, (1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 5b (SL2000) (2x pair), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10c (3x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, RTA 11T, SDA 2, SDA 2a, SDA 2b, SDA 1b, SDA 1c, SDA SRS 2

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • ThomasDThomasD Posts: 260
    Don't know alot about the Monitor 12's or RTA 12b's.
    Prices seem high? Have requested pictures. Probably not the real wood RTA 12b's. No affiliation

    High Quality Vintage Stereo Components (Muldoon)
    condition: excellent
    make / manufacturer: Various as listed
    model name / number: Polk RTA, Monitor, TEAC Pioneer
    Top of the Line "Golden Age" Vintage Stereo Components, VG Condition: Polk Speakers - Monitor 12s - $575.00, RTAs (top tweeter) B Model, $875.00. Reel to Reel Tape Decks: Pioneer RT-1011L w/10.5" Reel Adapters $275.00, TEAC A-6300 with Manuals $375.00 (2 music tapes and two blank tapes with each deck, more available at standard eBay prices - no shipping). Turntable: Technics SL-1300 MKII with cartridge and multiple extra new stylus in packaging $375.00 (w/o cartridge/headshell/stylus $250.00)
    After both reel to reels are sold I may have both new and pre-recorded reel to reel tape reels still available, leave your number. Email and I will call you back ASAP. Thanks!
    https://anchorage.craigslist.org/ele/d/anchorage-high-quality-vintage-stereo/6842657452.html
    Carver M4.0t, M1.0t, M200t, TX2, C1, C2, Marantz 2230, 2010, 4070, 1030, APPJ 2013, Rega Brio, Marantz Imperial 7's, Klipsch Heresy III, Quartets, KG4's, KG1's, 'The Sixes', R-12SW, Polk SDA 2a's, Monitor 7cTL's, SDA CRS's, 4a's, Zu Audio Dirty Weekends, Pro-ject Acryl TT, Cambridge 851N, 351C, Panamax 5300PM
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