Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • CGTIII
    CGTIII Posts: 784
    I would ship the CS350 to one of you guys if he won't -- at my cost, of course. (Hopefully to someone who had an immediate use rather than hoarding it.)
    I'm frequently several miles from there with clients. Also <1 mile from a UPS regional customer center and <1 mile from a drugstore FedEx office.
    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.
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,099
    Good looking pair of 3.1TL's, not mine

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/264294241313?ul_noapp=true
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • TennMan
    TennMan Posts: 1,143
    This looks like a pretty good deal if you're in the market for some SDA 1Cs.
    https://greenville.craigslist.org/ele/d/greenville-pics-upprice-downpolk-audio/6845617644.html
    • SDA 2BTL · Sonicaps · Mills resistors · RDO-198s · New gaskets · H-nuts · Erse inductors · BH5 · Dynamat
    • Crossover upgrades by westmassguy
    • Marantz 1504 AVR (front speaker pre-outs to Adcom 555)
    • Adcom GFA-555 amp · Upgrades & speaker protection added by OldmanSRS
    • Pioneer DV-610AV DVD/CD player
    • SDA CRS+ · Hidden away in the closet
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,238
    TennMan wrote: »
    This looks like a pretty good deal if you're in the market for some SDA 1Cs.
    https://greenville.craigslist.org/ele/d/greenville-pics-upprice-downpolk-audio/6845617644.html

    Need some love and they appear to be blade/blade.
  • JayMX
    JayMX Posts: 361
    Ratty SRT's for sale in Salt Lake City - no affiliation
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2127472480621640/
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    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.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,621
    Looks like their dog or cat got ahold of them. Bummer.
    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
  • CGTIII
    CGTIII Posts: 784
    SDA 2s asking $300. (Upgraded tweeters?) No affiliation.
    https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ele/d/portland-polk-audio/6887043753.html
    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.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,621
    Hey! $200 worth of RDO-194's and a pile of 6501's
    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
  • pkquat
    pkquat Posts: 733
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Polk Monitor 5 Jr: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/d/san-ramon-polk-audio-monitor-5jr-2-way/6882807650.html - $140

    Those are actually M5A's with the 8"PR. Check the PR's for cracking / splits. The rubber looks a little warped in spots so I may have gotten hard and cracked.

    There appears to be mortite, so I think they have been opened. The tweeters do not have the "polk" hole that I could see, so I wonder if they have been replaced. I forget now if polk did use some without the hole. I remember a discussion on this a while back, but I think that was on the very early models. They at least appear to be actual peerless tweeters, not copies. One appears to have been slightly dented at one time.

    They should still sound great. The PR is the biggest concern.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,820
    Thanks for the info, but if I bring home another pair of speakers it'll be my nuts in a vice.
  • CGTIII
    CGTIII Posts: 784
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Thanks for the info, but if I bring home another pair of speakers it'll be my nuts in a vice.

    Well, none of us wants to see that!
    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.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,911
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, 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, Antique Sound Labs AV8 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: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, 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 #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,857
    That's about double market value...
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,911
    FestYboy wrote: »
    That's about double market value...

    Good to know! Should've posted it in the "not a deal" thread! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, 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, Antique Sound Labs AV8 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: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, 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 #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • JayMX
    JayMX Posts: 361
    edited May 2019
    RTA-11T's popping up everywhere. These are nearby, not mine. $150, and “refoamed”...
    https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/56126630
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    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.
  • pglbook
    pglbook Posts: 1,997
    edited May 2019
    Monitor 10As with peerlees tweeters..and original boxes and stands. North Adams, MA. $200. No affiliation. I already have 2 pair or would get them myself.

    https://albany.craigslist.org/ele/d/north-adams-polk-studio-monitor-10a/6891732558.html

  • CGTIII
    CGTIII Posts: 784
    Polk Audio t90e Tower Speakers asking $225. Claims like new. No affiliation.
    https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/ele/d/canton-polk-audio-t90e-tower-speakers/6880762204.html
    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.
  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,235
    ^Overpriced. They are basically Monitor 60s
    "....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)
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,333
    Double what they should be
  • CGTIII
    CGTIII Posts: 784
    That's only the asking price, not the selling price. It's yet to be determined. B)
    Yes, basically Monitor 60s, but better with real wood veneer... I hear...
    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.
  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,235
    CGTIII wrote: »
    That's only the asking price, not the selling price. It's yet to be determined. B)
    Yes, basically Monitor 60s, but better with real wood veneer... I hear...
    Not sure.... I had a pair that went to @daboyz and then @dromunds .... pretty sure they were vinyl...
    "....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)
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,333
    I looked at my for sale thread from March 2014 which has some photos. I had mentioned in that thread that I understood the difference between the t90e and the Monitor 60 was the euro version had real wood veneer (because Euros wouldn’t buy a speaker that had vinyl) but I can’t tell from the photos. Sonically identical to Monitor 60.
  • ambiophonics
    ambiophonics Posts: 703
    Solid deal on some nice looking SDA-2B with what appears to be RDO-194 tweeters. No affiliation.

    https://desmoines.craigslist.org/ele/d/grinnell-polk-sda-2b/6876577658.html
    2 Channel - Polk SDA-2BTL, Carver TFM-35, Peachtree iDAC, Chromecast Audio (optical), Bugle II phono pre, Technics SL-1500 w/ M97XE, DIY Passive Preamp/Input selector
  • JayMX
    JayMX Posts: 361
    Tempting... 2.3’s... but seems a little pricy...
    https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/56219771
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    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.