Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,481
    I hate those ads that state $$ for Polk audio speakers model # whatever. ^^^^^^^

    Then you click on it thinking I might buy them only to find out the price in the title is only for one speaker. :s

    Bait and switch BS.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,272
    But will he only sell one speaker that is the 10million $ question
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,471
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,801
    It IS a deal, I've dealt with the seller before (NAD C320BEE), nice guy, knows his stuff.
  • blandisblandis Posts: 13
    Were a pair of SDA2 with a new pair of RDO polk tweeters... veneer had been stripped but complete. Mid project that he/she lost interest in. $50. Figured they would they would be a quick sell. Tweeters alone are worth more than that.
  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 707
    North-central PA.
    Monitor 5s & 7s??
    Steal of a price if they are in any kind of decent shape

    https://williamsport.craigslist.org/msg/d/polk-audio-speakers/6723367689.html
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,664
    tonyp063 wrote: »
    North-central PA.
    Monitor 5s & 7s??
    Steal of a price if they are in any kind of decent shape

    https://williamsport.craigslist.org/msg/d/polk-audio-speakers/6723367689.html

    The description says "worked", not work. Maybe a typo, but could be a sneaky attempt at hiding broken speakers.
    Either way, they are probably worth the price.
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,801
    Worst

    Picture

    Ever.

    Why can't people take pics that DON'T hide the item in a shadow?
  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 598
    tonyp063 wrote: »
    North-central PA.
    Monitor 5s & 7s??
    Steal of a price if they are in any kind of decent shape

    https://williamsport.craigslist.org/msg/d/polk-audio-speakers/6723367689.html

    I don't believe that any of them are monitor 7. Maybe monitor 5's and 5jr's, or one of the other monitor 4 variants.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,481
    Remember my beef with people who don't take the grills off for pictures either.

    Now here's one close to me that did take the grills off. I emailed them but no response yet. I probably missed out this deal. I thought 24 hours about buying these and when I saw I had space to put them, I caved and sent an email. :s:)

    https://wilmington.craigslist.org/ele/d/polk-audio-tower-speakers/6723045122.html
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,664
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Worst

    Picture

    Ever.

    Why can't people take pics that DON'T hide the item in a shadow?

    Because that doesn't hide imperfections. ;)
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,801
    Tony M wrote: »
    Remember my beef with people who don't take the grills off for pictures either.

    Now here's one close to me that did take the grills off. I emailed them but no response yet. I probably missed out this deal. I thought 24 hours about buying these and when I saw I had space to put them, I caved and sent an email. :s:)

    https://wilmington.craigslist.org/ele/d/polk-audio-tower-speakers/6723045122.html
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    Amazing deal!
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,481
    I still haven't heard back. :(:'(
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • NhpennNhpenn Posts: 56
    https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/58984060
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    Is it kosher to ask other polkies to not bid on polk speakers?
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,481
    I think it's a case of how much do you want to bid.

    You've got 33 posts here. I guess you plan on staying around for a while since you asked politely. That's nice of you for sure.

    Let's see if anybody else plans on biding on these. Maybe they will tell their high point if there is another. Either way, I think the census is go for them if you want them. If you ALREADY have a pair of them, then yea, let another possibly get them but then the what is that person willing to spend compared to what you're willing to spend again.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • NhpennNhpenn Posts: 56
    Tony M wrote: »
    I think it's a case of how much do you want to bid.

    You've got 33 posts here. I guess you plan on staying around for a while since you asked politely. That's nice of you for sure.

    Let's see if anybody else plans on biding on these. Maybe they will tell their high point if there is another. Either way, I think the census is go for them if you want them. If you ALREADY have a pair of them, then yea, let another possibly get them but then the what is that person willing to spend compared to what you're willing to spend again.

    Thats about what I expected, I was mostly wondering if there was a rule for or aganist that sort of thing.

    And no, sadly I dont already have a pair. I have a very small colection of polks :'(
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,801
    Nhpenn wrote: »
    Tony M wrote: »
    I think it's a case of how much do you want to bid.

    You've got 33 posts here. I guess you plan on staying around for a while since you asked politely. That's nice of you for sure.

    Let's see if anybody else plans on biding on these. Maybe they will tell their high point if there is another. Either way, I think the census is go for them if you want them. If you ALREADY have a pair of them, then yea, let another possibly get them but then the what is that person willing to spend compared to what you're willing to spend again.

    Thats about what I expected, I was mostly wondering if there was a rule for or aganist that sort of thing.

    And no, sadly I dont already have a pair. I have a very small colection of polks :'(

    Do you have a cable for them? If not, consider getting one and a set of RD-0194 tweets (from Polk direct) once you win in 6 days.

    If you've never experienced SDA, these aren't a bad introduction.

    Personally, I wouldn't drop any more than $150 on them before any upgrades.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,481
    There are 4 tweeters...so he would need 2 pairs of R-D194's. :#
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 8,811
    Tony M wrote: »
    There are 4 tweeters...so he would need 2 pairs of R-D194's. :#

    Worth every penny! :smile:
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,801
    Tony M wrote: »
    There are 4 tweeters...so he would need 2 pairs of R-D194's. :#

    Hence a set, not a pair... But who's counting.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,481
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Tony M wrote: »
    There are 4 tweeters...so he would need 2 pairs of R-D194's. :#

    Hence a set, not a pair... But who's counting.

    OK...sorry. I misunderstood.

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,272
    One tweeter is dimensional. Take out the fuse for and forget it. Those are expensive to recap I have a set. Descent not the best but nice to listen to. You WILL need to rework tweeter hole for RDO's to fit properly. They will squeeze the connection points into the magnet. Too much work air gap bad bad bad.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,764
    I would hold out for a set of SDA-1b or 1c's before I spent a dime on the ones at Goodwill.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

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  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,588
    Polk Center CS350-LS, No Affil. Is this one that timbre matches well with the original monitor series, 5,7,10's? Is $140 a little steep? Thanks.
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,664
    I believe the CS-350 is for the LS series, but I’m not sure. I don’t think there was a center for the original Monitors. Price wise, I have no idea.
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,481
    The price is typical. Some appear cheaper but they're kind of rare. People tend to hold onto them. ;)

    Kind of a sought after center channel speaker for sure.

    I'd ask for a discount though. It never hurts to ask!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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