Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,398
    What are the flat drives about. I've always wondered. I had srs 2 but they did. Ot have them.
  • xsmi
    xsmi Posts: 1,733
    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 RPM-10 Turntable, Schiit Mani Phono Pre, Moon LP 3 Phono Pre, Polk Audio Legend L800's, AudioQuest Cable throughout.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,765
    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 M
    Tony M Posts: 10,794
    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.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,165
    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 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.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,165
    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 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.
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,619
    If you could provide measurements of middle section, myself and others would appreciate it. Thanks
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,165
    PM sent
    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.
  • MFattal
    MFattal Posts: 25
    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.
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,398
    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
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,811
    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
    Harry / Marietta GA
  • Navy_Goat
    Navy_Goat Posts: 356
    edited January 2020
    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
    Polk Audio: SDA SRS 2.3tl, SDA 1C, SDA 2B (TL mod), Reserve 200 || Zu Audio Omen dirty Weekend MKII
    Marantz: NR-1509, ND-8006 || Anthem Pre-1L || Yamaha WXC-50 || NAD 7175
    Technics: SL-1710, SL-Q2, SL-QD33 || Sony UDP-800 || Xbox One || Vincent Pho-8
    Parasound HCA 1500a || Adcom GFA-535 || Crown XLS-2002 || AkitikA GT-102 || Appj Miniwatt
    FX Audio P1 Tube Preamp || Fosi Audio Tube Phono Preamp || TEC Phono/Line Passive Pre
  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,861
    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_Goat
    Navy_Goat Posts: 356
    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
    Polk Audio: SDA SRS 2.3tl, SDA 1C, SDA 2B (TL mod), Reserve 200 || Zu Audio Omen dirty Weekend MKII
    Marantz: NR-1509, ND-8006 || Anthem Pre-1L || Yamaha WXC-50 || NAD 7175
    Technics: SL-1710, SL-Q2, SL-QD33 || Sony UDP-800 || Xbox One || Vincent Pho-8
    Parasound HCA 1500a || Adcom GFA-535 || Crown XLS-2002 || AkitikA GT-102 || Appj Miniwatt
    FX Audio P1 Tube Preamp || Fosi Audio Tube Phono Preamp || TEC Phono/Line Passive Pre
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,165
    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 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.
  • Navy_Goat
    Navy_Goat Posts: 356
    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.

    Polk Audio: SDA SRS 2.3tl, SDA 1C, SDA 2B (TL mod), Reserve 200 || Zu Audio Omen dirty Weekend MKII
    Marantz: NR-1509, ND-8006 || Anthem Pre-1L || Yamaha WXC-50 || NAD 7175
    Technics: SL-1710, SL-Q2, SL-QD33 || Sony UDP-800 || Xbox One || Vincent Pho-8
    Parasound HCA 1500a || Adcom GFA-535 || Crown XLS-2002 || AkitikA GT-102 || Appj Miniwatt
    FX Audio P1 Tube Preamp || Fosi Audio Tube Phono Preamp || TEC Phono/Line Passive Pre
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 3,177
    edited January 2020
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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, std. mods+ (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
  • 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.
  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 7,150
    Those wont last long
    Randy/Maine ..RTA15TL-Cs1000p
  • verb
    verb Posts: 10,165
    edited January 2020
    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 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.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 3,177
    edited January 2020
    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, std. mods+ (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
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,811
    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
    Harry / Marietta GA
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 3,177
    edited January 2020
    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, std. mods+ (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
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 3,177
    Those surrounds are mostly trashed on that SDA SRS, referred to as "missing styrofoam" by the seller LOL
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (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
  • CGTIII
    CGTIII Posts: 856
    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

    I didn't see this post but contacted him hours after posting and met him for them the next day for my 2Bs. Minty! :-)
    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.