Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • spongebobsquarepants
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/154209885421

    SDA-2A crossovers for ~75 shipped with best offer. They've been on for a while.

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    Would be great for a 2A owner who wants do crossover work at their own slow pace while listening to their stock xovers.

    🤔Do I need a third set to compare modded to stock?
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,735
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    Better go get that!!
  • xjghost
    xjghost Posts: 1,086
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    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
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 4,778
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    I bet that is a sweet sounding combo.
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  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 3,119
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    The LF14 bass speaker is indeed very rare. Price is very fair given the Polk Monitor 4's with Peerless tweeters will bring close to half that. If these were near me I'd buy them. I have the same Monitor 4's with Peerless, not a bad speaker, but not as good as the Monitor 5 of the same line.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 4,219
    edited January 2021
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    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Onkyo A-8017 integrated
    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
  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 7,506
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    Wonder how they would sound with 7's ?
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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 4,219
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    My 7B's sound great with a subwoofer that goes as low as the LF14 or lower. What I'm not clear on is how Polk blended the LF14 with the Monitor 4's used as sattellites. The manual didn't make it clear
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Onkyo A-8017 integrated
    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
  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 7,506
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    ^^^^^ is your sub powered. With the 7's ? I use to have a Velodyne sub That was non powered. Ok for what it was.... That very speaker has been talked about many times here. Very interesting vintage Polks. Iirc someone had & was using 2 of them here on forum. Maybe they will chime in
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  • xjghost
    xjghost Posts: 1,086
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    Any chance we have a member in the area that would get them and sit on them till we could figure out transportation? Email me if you can help... glennf at fulmer LS . Com
    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
  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 7,506
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    Ok. I'm rambling on here. I had a Sansui g2000 or something like that. One with the big volume knob in middle. 20wpc & I hooked it to a pair of Polk Monitor 5a with peerless tweeters. Wow what a match in heaven. Bet that sub woulda made that perfect
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  • la2vegas
    la2vegas Posts: 606
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    The gentleman who owns this Polk trio also owns these...jnb7d2zkag68.jpg
  • xjghost
    xjghost Posts: 1,086
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    What are those. Not 3.1 or 2.3’s I do t think.
    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
  • la2vegas
    la2vegas Posts: 606
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    xjghost wrote: »
    What are those. Not 3.1 or 2.3’s I do t think.

    These sir are better known as Frankenpolks...
  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 7,506
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    Real hack job on them surrounds
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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
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    la2vegas wrote: »
    xjghost wrote: »
    What are those. Not 3.1 or 2.3’s I do t think.

    These sir are better known as Frankenpolks...

    Okay, that makes sense. At first I thought Polk had gone crazy with speaker design. :)

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  • xjghost
    xjghost Posts: 1,086
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    Thank god I thought that was some supper secret Polk design.
    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: 4,219
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    boston1450 wrote: »
    ^^^^^ is your sub powered. With the 7's ? I use to have a Velodyne sub That was non powered. Ok for what it was.... That very speaker has been talked about many times here. Very interesting vintage Polks. Iirc someone had & was using 2 of them here on forum. Maybe they will chime in

    Yes. I know it sounds like it should be a disaster but somehow with my small room acoustics and a couple openings to other rooms it's magic with the gain around 4 and the crossover at 80 Hz . I don't have a calibrated mic or the equipment to test the frequency response but to my ears it is totally dialed in.

    The LF14 must have a low pass filter in it for 200 Hz and below. The way Polk says to hook up the system, the Monitor 4 would be certainly sharing quite a bit of signal with the MW in the LF14 in the region of 50 to 200 Hz.
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Onkyo A-8017 integrated
    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: 4,219
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    boston1450 wrote: »
    Real hack job on them surrounds

    I'll say! When you zoom in it even looks like a polypropylene cone on those 2 hack job ones.
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Onkyo A-8017 integrated
    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
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,201
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    Those are butchered 3.1TL's....
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  • xjghost
    xjghost Posts: 1,086
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    la2vegas wrote: »
    The gentleman who owns this Polk trio also owns these...jnb7d2zkag68.jpg

    I need those for parts....
    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
  • la2vegas
    la2vegas Posts: 606
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    xjghost wrote: »
    la2vegas wrote: »
    The gentleman who owns this Polk trio also owns these...jnb7d2zkag68.jpg

    I need those for parts....

    He's selling his 3.1tl mutations for $800. A steep price for a parting out project.
  • xjghost
    xjghost Posts: 1,086
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    Yea no way they are worth that....
    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
  • SDAngerous
    SDAngerous Posts: 4
    edited January 2021
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    la2vegas wrote: »

    This set was listed on OfferUp for $60 last week by someone else in the same general area, this guy is flipping them I think. Good for him I guess.

    Either that or he pulled the ad and raised his price. Both ads are consistent in mentioning the LF14 but seemingly ignorant about the fact that the other speakers are Monitor 4’s, I had to do some research to figure out what he was selling and Google led me to some mediocre impressions of the LF14 on this very site so I didn’t bother to pursue. Should have known the sheer novelty would arouse interest here!
  • engie490
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  • la2vegas
    la2vegas Posts: 606
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    engie490 wrote: »

    I'd be all over these if I was closer.
  • la2vegas
    la2vegas Posts: 606
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    I've contacted the seller and he's willing to take 900 dollars for them. I'm contemplating taking a flight out to Houston and then a long drive back to California. :#
  • engie490
    engie490 Posts: 426
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    Take a look at uShip. That's how I got my SDA SRS 1.2s from the Houston area. Picked up and delivered quickly without any issues.
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  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,314
    edited January 2021
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    la2vegas wrote: »
    I've contacted the seller and he's willing to take 900 dollars for them. I'm contemplating taking a flight out to Houston and then a long drive back to California. :#

    That's certainly a very tempting price. Might get a quote from a Freighter & Crater Company on shipping them.

    Opps, didn't see the previous post. ;)