Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 322
    verb wrote: »
    ...I did notice the drivers looked odd! :smile:

    Strange things going on 'round back too...

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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.
  • verbverb Posts: 10,269
    That looks like a b/b interface, IIRC.
    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
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,521
    What are the flat drives about. I've always wondered. I had srs 2 but they did. Ot have them.
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,536
    verb wrote: »
    That looks like a b/b interface, IIRC.

    P/B on the cup though...

    2-channel
    Belles 22A Pre, Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2, Marantz SA8005, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable, Pro-Ject Phono Box MM, Magnepan LRS, Polk Audio SDA-SRS, AudioQuest Cable throughout. Pro-Ject RPM 5.1 (soon)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,265
    Yes it's a blade/blade cabinet. Polk used a plug for those holes it is obviously missing. The SRS 2.3 had the donut drivers. They were mass loaded to achieve a frequency response. IIRC later 2.3 may of had redesigned drivers that didn't need the loaded mass to achieve that frequency. (I could be mistaken)
    The flat drivers in this freak I cannot speculate the why's and thought process behind.
    Those I'd love to be able to buy the passives out of. The rest is more than likely trash
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,352
    RTA-12's in Brooksville Florida for 200.00 so far. :p

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/333436348016?ul_noapp=true
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 10,269
    JayMX wrote: »
    Original polkstands on the bay. With original packaging. Not mine.

    Cool that the boxes say “FRAGILE Show Respect” 😎

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/143470882853

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    Score! I just won these babies! I apologize in advance if any other Polkie was bidding on them! :smile:
    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
  • verbverb Posts: 10,269
    verb wrote: »
    JayMX wrote: »
    Original polkstands on the bay. With original packaging. Not mine.

    Cool that the boxes say “FRAGILE Show Respect” 😎

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/143470882853

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    Score! I just won these babies! I apologize in advance if any other Polkie was bidding on them! :smile:

    So these were delivered a few days ago. Just unpacked them. Minty, except on one of the bases there is a little delamination. Looks to be fixable. No water damage, as the particle board underneath is intact and not deteriorated.
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    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
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,939
    If you could provide measurements of middle section, myself and others would appreciate it. Thanks
  • verbverb Posts: 10,269
    PM sent
    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
  • MFattalMFattal Posts: 21
    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/ele/d/san-francisco-vintage-polk-audio-rta-12/7044966528.html

    No affiliation, Looks like a pretty mint RTA 12.
    I noticed the passive woofer and on of the domes are not perfect.
    Looks like a good project.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,521
    These look to be in pretty good shape. Price seems a little high to me but I know nothing of these speakers. No affiliation.

    https://spacecoast.craigslist.org/ele/d/cocoa-polk-monitor-12-series-2-vintage/7042578513.html
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,271
    A decent savings for someone around Birmingham to pick up.


    Polk Audio RD 0194 tweeters - $75 (Birmingham)
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    https://bham.craigslist.org/ele/d/birmingham-polk-audio-rd-0194-tweeters/7034212677.html
    If the telephone doesn't ring ......... it's me
    Harry / Marietta Georgia
  • Navy_GoatNavy_Goat Posts: 193
    edited January 4
    Little Rock, AR. No affiliation.

    Listed as RTA-12? they look like Monitor 12?

    https://littlerock.craigslist.org/ele/d/malvern-pair-of-polk-audio-rta-12/7032577057.html
    Living Room: Marantz NR1509>Parasound HCA-1500a>Polk SDA SRS 2.3tl/SVS SB-13Ultra, CS400i
    2 Channel: Technics SL-QD33, Marantz ND8006>NAD 7175PE>Zu Audio DW/Polk SDA 2Btl
    Office: Fiio E-17>Fiio K-5>APPJ Mini2013>Polk Monitor 5jr, Audio Technica 700MKII, HiFiMan HE-560
    Portable: Fiio X3ii, Shure SE-215, Fender FXA2/FXA6
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,858
    Navy_Goat wrote: »
    Little Rock, AR. No affiliation.

    Listed as RTA-12? they look like Monitor 12?

    https://littlerock.craigslist.org/ele/d/malvern-pair-of-polk-audio-rta-12/7032577057.html

    Nope, they are listed correctly. Monitor 12s look like monitor 10s with 2 extra mid drivers and in a taller box.
  • Navy_GoatNavy_Goat Posts: 193
    I learn something everyday. More than one thing on a good day....

    Also, these are tempting. Local PU in Long Beach, CA.

    https://shopthesalvationarmy.com/Listing/Details/2652824/Vintage-Polk-Audio-Model-10-Monitor-Series-Speakers-Pair-270
    Living Room: Marantz NR1509>Parasound HCA-1500a>Polk SDA SRS 2.3tl/SVS SB-13Ultra, CS400i
    2 Channel: Technics SL-QD33, Marantz ND8006>NAD 7175PE>Zu Audio DW/Polk SDA 2Btl
    Office: Fiio E-17>Fiio K-5>APPJ Mini2013>Polk Monitor 5jr, Audio Technica 700MKII, HiFiMan HE-560
    Portable: Fiio X3ii, Shure SE-215, Fender FXA2/FXA6
  • verbverb Posts: 10,269
    Navy_Goat wrote: »
    I learn something everyday. More than one thing on a good day....

    Also, these are tempting. Local PU in Long Beach, CA.

    https://shopthesalvationarmy.com/Listing/Details/2652824/Vintage-Polk-Audio-Model-10-Monitor-Series-Speakers-Pair-270

    Not a bad deal! Go get em! :smile:
    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
  • Navy_GoatNavy_Goat Posts: 193
    verb wrote: »
    Not a bad deal! Go get em! :smile:

    4 hr round trip and I really don't need more speakers at this point. I was looking around for a good deal on a pre/pro or amps.

    Living Room: Marantz NR1509>Parasound HCA-1500a>Polk SDA SRS 2.3tl/SVS SB-13Ultra, CS400i
    2 Channel: Technics SL-QD33, Marantz ND8006>NAD 7175PE>Zu Audio DW/Polk SDA 2Btl
    Office: Fiio E-17>Fiio K-5>APPJ Mini2013>Polk Monitor 5jr, Audio Technica 700MKII, HiFiMan HE-560
    Portable: Fiio X3ii, Shure SE-215, Fender FXA2/FXA6
  • GardenstaterGardenstater Posts: 1,361
    edited January 5
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    Polk Audio Monitor 7B plus Stands.

    Here's a good one for somebody in MD although it is bidding only and start is $195. He redid his crossovers with quality components. "I recently upgraded the crossover circuits in these speakers using Gen I Sonicap capacitors, Vishay Mills resistors, and silver solder. That upgrade added new vitality, depth, and refinement to these speakers, and those components alone cost nearly the price I’m asking here. This translates into a great deal for you!" No affiliation on my part.

    . Local pickup only https://www.ebay.com/itm/202869654983?ul_noapp=true#viTabs_0
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, most mods comp. (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • mn_polk_guymn_polk_guy Posts: 101
    No afilliation. Need one mid repaired. I Already have a pair or I would scoop them up
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2320675071563997/
    Monitor 4.6, 5jr, 5, 7, 10, 11. RTA 8TL. RTA 11T. SDA 2B.
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,673
    Those wont last long
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    Randy/Maine .. SDA-CRS+TL-RTA15TL-Cs1000p
  • verbverb Posts: 10,269
    edited January 5
    Oh dear, these just popped up on my local CL! SRS 2.3's (donut driver) 12 hundie!
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    https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/ele/d/rochester-polk-sda-srs-23-excellent/7050444709.html
    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
  • GardenstaterGardenstater Posts: 1,361
    edited January 6
    It looks like the seller on those 7B with stands is now accepting offers.
    https://www.ebay.com/i/202869654983?ul_noapp=true
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, most mods comp. (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,271
    Somehow, I ran across these on a "local classified site" in Fargo, ND. Lots of other Polk speakers in other states on "shoppok". Never saw this site previously.

    POLK AUDIO SDA SRS SPEAKERS RARE - $400

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    https://www.shoppok.com/stcloud/a,49,172804,POLK-AUDIO-SDA-SRS-SPEAKERS-RARE----400--FARGO-ND-.htm?utm_source=ClazMisc&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=global&trmsource=clazoutfeed
    If the telephone doesn't ring ......... it's me
    Harry / Marietta Georgia
  • GardenstaterGardenstater Posts: 1,361
    edited January 7
    Polk Model 7B Speakers (pair) Classic in Excellent ShapeThese went for $162 shipped. I did not post it here because when I asked seller to verify that midbass drivers were without scraping noises, he said that he discovered they were not, and I did not think it was worth any more than the minimum bid, but fortunately for somebody they got it for that. Gotta appreciate the honesty (to me), but what IF somebody had gotten into a bidding war and it went for $100 more?.https://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Model-7B-Speakers-pair-Classic-in-Excellent-Shape-/303426228264?ul_noapp=true&nma=true&si=%2Fz9f7kJJp3oWOLHmUZZO17vQyis%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, most mods comp. (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
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