Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • ddog
    ddog Posts: 228
    Might have to move to the Caver TFM-75 for that one..lol
  • ddog
    ddog Posts: 228
    edited February 2020
    Looks like a set of Thiel's in the background...
  • ThomasD
    ThomasD Posts: 260
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    Had not even heard of the LF-14 until I saw this ad. Polks early iteration of the subwoofer?? No affilitation.
    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
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,680
    I saw in a Polk sales brochure that they were meant to be used with RTA12s.

    Polk said it was their "BEST" Polk stereo speaker "set up" to that point.

    I'd have to agree just by hearing my RTA12b's alone. I can only imagine for now what those bass units would add. :p
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 1,898
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    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, all 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
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,680
    I just looked hard for that Polk Manual that said the RTA12s and LF14s were their BEST stereo system up till then.
    I tried hard to find it.
    I know it exists though. :D

    Maybe in the future I'll see it again and post it.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 1,898
    edited March 2020
    This brochure suggests that it was usually used in combination with the Model 4s:

    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/186742/speaker-identification

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    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, all 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
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,680
    edited March 2020
    I see you twos Polk comment pages.

    I saw what I saw. It exists.

    If you don't have space...use the monitor 4s. That's in those ads.

    The "top ad" says you can use one...for satellites and one sub...OR...use 2 LF14s for a stereo pair. ;)

    BUT...if you have space and $$$, I guess Polk wanted people to get the RTA12bs + the LF14s and enjoy one of POLK audios greatest combos up to that point. That's what the ad said.
    I think the ad even showed where to place the speakers and subs.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,145
    I wonder why they built that for the 12b? It's not like the 12b is shy on bass at all. In fact I almost never find I need to use my sub with my12bs. Except for movie time.

    That would be a very cool sub to have though. Looks like it would be very easy to build you own out of a 12b cabinet. Since everything on top is so easily removed. I dont imagine the crossover is to difficult to replicate on that sub.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 1,898
    Oh I'm sure you did. It's treacherous or confusing sometimes to wade through the info in some of the Polk brochures. For instance, in the brochure I gave the link for above, they give a frequency response for the LF14 of 24 to 200 Hz, and for the 12C and 10B they say it is 17 to 26,000 and 22 to 26,000 with no +/- dB given. If they were comparable in the +/-dB then you would say why use a LF14 with either of those, so something is a little screwy with Polks info. me thinks.
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, all 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: 775
    11Ts with RDO-194s. "8.9 out of 10." Bidding at $100. Buy it now for $200. No affiliation.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/polk-audio-monitor-series-11t-w-upgraded-RDO-194-tweeter-upgrade/333533298974
    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.
  • Jaybeez
    Jaybeez Posts: 733
    ddog wrote: »
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    Tempted
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Ascend Acoustics Duo Center ; LSiFX Surrounds ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Monitor 7 Series 2 with RDO 198s; Rythmik F12SE

    Don't cry
    Don't raise your eye
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,916
    Go get them... nice price on those.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror 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 AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

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  • Jaybeez
    Jaybeez Posts: 733
    Go get them... nice price on those.

    Back East at present but if they're still around next week I may just pull the trigger.
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Ascend Acoustics Duo Center ; LSiFX Surrounds ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Monitor 7 Series 2 with RDO 198s; Rythmik F12SE

    Don't cry
    Don't raise your eye
    It's only teenage wasteland
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 1,898
    Here's some early USA Peerless tweeters for a pretty good price ($40 shipped for a pair). I'm looking for the Danish ones but someone here might be interested in these. Not sure of the date code but looks like 7x.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/193396278187?ul_noapp=true

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    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, all 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
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,554
    Some seriously tempting vintage Polks have popped up on my local CL:

    $250 Mint condition Monitor 10A: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/d/vintage-polk-audio-10a-speakers/7099502848.html
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    $160 Mint Monitor 5s! I really want these!: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/d/vintage-polk-audio-monitor-series-5/7091860820.html
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    $100 Monitor 10s that need some TLC: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/ele/d/sunnyvale-pair-polk-audio-monitor-10/7100881766.html
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    How to buy off CL during social distancing?!?!
  • delkal
    delkal Posts: 761
    The 10As look very nice and are great speakers. But I think the price is way high. I scored mine for less than 1/2 that.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,554
    Yeah I agree on the price.
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,022
    edited April 2020
    Those would be worth breaking quarantine for.
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,022
    Tell the seller they are on your bucket-list and due to the current situation, that they are your last hope to get a pair.
  • xsmi
    xsmi Posts: 1,609
    Man, I can't recommend those any higher. Go get em!!
    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 SDA-SRS, AudioQuest Cable throughout.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,318
    Don't do it! You'll probably catch the Corona virus and die!
    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


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    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • krazypolk
    krazypolk Posts: 733
    edited April 2020
    Seen these on craigslist today. Polk 3.1tl for 400 dollar, but the fellow says he'd be willin to trade. Ad says the tweeters been upgraded so has the bindin posts and he has the connectin cable. Only one catch, they're in Paris.

    Paris, Arkansas that is. :D Hope my govt check get here quick.
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    https://littlerock.craigslist.org/ele/d/paris-polk-audio-srs-31tl-speakers/7098873177.html
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,916
    Those have had a rough life...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror 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 AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • krazypolk
    krazypolk Posts: 733
    The 3rd pick doesn't do them any favors. Probably get most your money back in parts.
  • krazypolk
    krazypolk Posts: 733
    For some reason the tops to these always look bad. Still $200 aint too bad. Dreaming of that 1200 from uncle sam. dj1fwljujns7.jpg
    https://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/ele/d/conyers-vintage-polk-audio-rta-12b/7097816168.html
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