Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,621
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    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


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  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,857
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Must Resist!

    Resistance is futile.
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,912
    edited June 2020
    Clipdat wrote: »

    Nice! As you may recall, I snagged a set a while back! Once I get the garage rig in a permanent location, I may do some a/b comparison to the TSi200's I have out there now!
    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 June 2020
    SDA2b's near Boise ID. Not mine. Look to be in good shape.

    https://boise.craigslist.org/ele/d/middleton-polk-audio-sda-2b-dimensional/7136886233.html
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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.
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,099
    JayMX wrote: »

    Sure wish these were closer, I'd like to have a pair of clean 2B's.

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • JayMX
    JayMX Posts: 361
    JayMX wrote: »

    Sure wish these were closer, I'd like to have a pair of clean 2B's.

    You know, now that I look at these closer, they seem a little different than the ones I've been working on. (sda-2b-resto) Are they 2B Studios? The little trim pieces above and below the grilles looks like they've been added on. They don't have endcaps. No skirts down on the bottoms, no endcaps, black vinyl veneer? They are pin-blade where mine are blade-blade. Just curious, I've not ever seen the Studio versions up for sale in these parts...
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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.
  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,099
    JayMX wrote: »
    JayMX wrote: »

    Sure wish these were closer, I'd like to have a pair of clean 2B's.

    You know, now that I look at these closer, they seem a little different than the ones I've been working on. (sda-2b-resto) Are they 2B Studios? The little trim pieces above and below the grilles looks like they've been added on. They don't have endcaps. No skirts down on the bottoms, no endcaps, black vinyl veneer? They are pin-blade where mine are blade-blade. Just curious, I've not ever seen the Studio versions up for sale in these parts...
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    Good eye, these do look like they have been modded a bit to resemble the later 2B's. Pretty sure there was an earlier version (Studio Version) that didn't have the separate top and bottom caps. The later 1C's and 2B's were an original Studio cabinet with the cloth covered side panels and the top and bottom caps that were just added on.

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • HzTweaker
    HzTweaker Posts: 599
    HzTweaker wrote: »
    la2vegas wrote: »
    HzTweaker wrote: »
    Email has been sent to the seller. I asked if he'd take 7 for em'.

    You lowballer you. :)

    Yeah, it would be nice to be able to flip them for a small gain if they don't work well in my space. Not to mention the two and a half hour round trip and lunch I'll be buying my buddy who's truck we'll be using to pick them up.

    Buy a couple sets to flip to drive the price down even more for the SRS lol

    Good idea, but I haven't heard back from the seller yet. I'm going to let this one stew for a bit.
    2ch rig:
    Speakers: LSi9s with VR3's Fortress mods
    Preamplifier: Parasound P5
    Amplifier: Parasound A23
    CDP: Pioneer DV-563A
    Cables: Wireworld Equinox 7 XLR ICs, Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 USB
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,231
    JayMX wrote: »
    JayMX wrote: »

    Sure wish these were closer, I'd like to have a pair of clean 2B's.

    You know, now that I look at these closer, they seem a little different than the ones I've been working on. (sda-2b-resto) Are they 2B Studios? The little trim pieces above and below the grilles looks like they've been added on. They don't have endcaps. No skirts down on the bottoms, no endcaps, black vinyl veneer? They are pin-blade where mine are blade-blade. Just curious, I've not ever seen the Studio versions up for sale in these parts...
    asl7nmymsdqg.png

    Good eye, these do look like they have been modded a bit to resemble the later 2B's. Pretty sure there was an earlier version (Studio Version) that didn't have the separate top and bottom caps. The later 1C's and 2B's were an original Studio cabinet with the cloth covered side panels and the top and bottom caps that were just added on.

    Correct there was a SDA 2b studio version. Those do appear to be studios with the base removed and trim added. I've only ever personally seen the 2b studios in black, I've heard there my have been walnut also.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,982
    There was also a version made for the PX/BX system that had thinner materials in the cabinet walls and looked like the studio version but were covered in an oak vinyl material.
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  • agfrost
    agfrost Posts: 2,356
    JayMX wrote: »
    JayMX wrote: »

    Sure wish these were closer, I'd like to have a pair of clean 2B's.

    You know, now that I look at these closer, they seem a little different than the ones I've been working on. (sda-2b-resto) Are they 2B Studios? The little trim pieces above and below the grilles looks like they've been added on. They don't have endcaps. No skirts down on the bottoms, no endcaps, black vinyl veneer? They are pin-blade where mine are blade-blade. Just curious, I've not ever seen the Studio versions up for sale in these parts...
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    Those look just like mine (and in better shape than mine); I haven't seen that cabinet style too frequently. They were early 2B studios with (in my pair) blade-blade interconnect. I did the 2BTL mods on mine (and later added a neutrik connector when I built a Dreadnaught). Can't seem to find a decent picture of them, but here's the bottom when I was installing crossovers once-upon-a. Top is same as shown in the ad. I like this cabinet style better than the standard studios, but wish my vinyl was in a bit better shape!

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    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8 (x2)
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,231
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 1,992
    edited June 2020
    Alright I'm posting these here because they are only $25 ea. shipped ($50 for the pair) and I want someone here who needs them to get a look at them. (P*e*e*rless T*w*eeters): https://www.ebay.com/i/333618823291?_trksid=p1.c100413.m3732&_trkparms=aid=111001&algo=REC.SEED&ao=1&asc=20150526101321&meid=39e516caf6bf446e91993cfb3b4cd796&pid=100413&rk=2&rkt=4&mehot=none&b=1&sd=143614684171&itm=333618823291&pmt=0&noa=1&pg=1&brand=Polk+Audio&ul_noapp=true

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    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
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  • CGTIII
    CGTIII Posts: 784
    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.
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  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,118
    edited June 2020
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
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  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,236
    edited June 2020
    Married? Use your "married" $2Kish stimulus check and all you have to come up with is approx. $2800. Another round of stimulus $$ and they're nearly free. :o:|:D I jest, but more true than not.

    POLK Audio - Legend L800 Tower Speakers (Black Ash, Pair) **OPEN BOX**
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  • Navy_Goat
    Navy_Goat Posts: 238
    edited June 2020
    I really need to forget this thread exists. I am moving and do not need more speakers.

    Not sure either of theses is a "deal", but they both sure look pretty...

    SDA-2B - $500 (San Diego, CA

    RTA-12B - $550 (San Diego, CA)

    No Affiliation with either. Local flipper who typically has a bunch of good stuff for sale.
    SDA-2B: TL mod, gimpod boards, sonicap, mills, Erse inductor matched by westmassguy, Cabs sealed, h-nuts, dynamat, BH5
    Technics sl-1710/sony ubp-800>Marantz NR-1509>parasound HCA-1500a

    SDA SRS 2.3tl: gimpod boards, sonicap, mills, Erse inductor matched by westmassguy, Cabs sealed, h-nuts, dynamat, BH5
    Yamaha WXC-50>Crown XLS-2002

    SDA-1C: gimpod boards, sonicap, mills, Cabs sealed, h-nuts, dynamat, BH5

    Zu Audio Omen Dirty Weekend (Jupiter caps)
    Marantz 8006/Technics SL-QD33>Anthem Pre-1L>AkitikA GT-102
  • xjghost
    xjghost Posts: 1,009
    Navy_Goat wrote: »
    I really need to forget this thread exists. I am moving and do not need more speakers.

    Not sure either of theses is a "deal", but they both sure look pretty...

    SDA-2B - $500 (San Diego, CA

    RTA-12B - $550 (San Diego, CA)

    No Affiliation with either. Local flipper who typically has a bunch of good stuff for sale.
    Those seem high to me. I paid $200 IIRC for my RTA-12's
    subkron wrote: »

    RTA-12's not Monitor 12's. About priced right.
    HT/2Channel: Emotiva MMC-1, Adcom GFA-555II, Polk SDA 3.1's, Teac TN-300 TT, Polk Center and Sub.

    Bedroom system: Carver CT-24, Parasound HCA-800II, Monitor 10's

    Additional projects: RTA 12c's
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 1,992
    edited June 2020
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    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
  • xjghost
    xjghost Posts: 1,009
    la2vegas wrote: »
    No affiliation. Not the most desirable version, but does include original stands.w2zeets0py6n.jpg
    https://offerup.com/item/detail/897746703/

    Any idea on what head unit that is behind them?
    HT/2Channel: Emotiva MMC-1, Adcom GFA-555II, Polk SDA 3.1's, Teac TN-300 TT, Polk Center and Sub.

    Bedroom system: Carver CT-24, Parasound HCA-800II, Monitor 10's

    Additional projects: RTA 12c's
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,231
    xjghost wrote: »
    la2vegas wrote: »
    No affiliation. Not the most desirable version, but does include original stands.w2zeets0py6n.jpg
    https://offerup.com/item/detail/897746703/

    Any idea on what head unit that is behind them?

    I'm leaning toward Pioneer
  • xjghost
    xjghost Posts: 1,009
    That's sexy. I was a big Kenwood fan back in the late 80's. They made some decent stuff back then imho.
    HT/2Channel: Emotiva MMC-1, Adcom GFA-555II, Polk SDA 3.1's, Teac TN-300 TT, Polk Center and Sub.

    Bedroom system: Carver CT-24, Parasound HCA-800II, Monitor 10's

    Additional projects: RTA 12c's
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,649

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    Any idea on what head unit that is behind them?[/quote]
    Kenwood 11000G

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,231
    edited June 2020
    la2vegas wrote: »
    I might be mistaken but to me it appears to be a Kenwood Super Eleven.

    Looks like you are correct. All I could get was the little icon symbol by Kenwood to me it looked like the old Pioneer icon

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    WOW look at that price tag..
  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,670
    Well, between both cabinets there are 26 speakers. So it is only $192 per speaker.
    Lumin X1 file player; Sony XA-5400ES SACD; Pass XP-22 pre; X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers; SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.