Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,655
    Navy_Goat wrote: »
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    Looks like your dog likes them!
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    Belles 21A Tube Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 252
    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 5b (SL2000), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s, Dynamat, Sonicaps, Mills, H-nuts), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 2 (SL2000)

    Repair pile: SRS 3.1TL (198’s), RTA 11T's, (1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10c (3x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, SDA2, SDA2a, SDA1b, SDA SRS2

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,943
    JayMX wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    ...I did notice the drivers looked odd! :smile:

    Strange things going on 'round back too...

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    Perhaps they once had speakons. Perhaps I'm wrong. :#
  • verbverb Posts: 8,838
    That looks like a b/b interface, IIRC.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,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
    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
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,609
    What are the flat drives about. I've always wondered. I had srs 2 but they did. Ot have them.
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,442
    verb wrote: »
    That looks like a b/b interface, IIRC.

    P/B on the cup though...

    2-channel
    Yaqin MC-30L, Marantz SA8005, Denon DVD 3900, Sony C69ES CD Changer, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable, Pro-Ject Phono Box MM, Klipsch KG-4, Monster Cable throughout.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,287
    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
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,943
    RTA 12's from original owner, with original stands and boxes. Nice package, but I hate the look of those passives.rwttsn1kfv6s.jpg
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    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/ele/d/san-francisco-vintage-polk-audio-rta-12/7040510248.html

  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,492
    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: 8,838
    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,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,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
    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
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,943
    I could have bought the same stands minus the packing materials for 20 bucks, but I asked the seller too many questions and he sold them to someone else. :'(
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,472
    Here's some vintage monitor series: https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/ele/d/san-rafael-polk-audio-boston-acoustics/7034383214.html
    Not sure about those prices.

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    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,472
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • verbverb Posts: 8,838
    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,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,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
    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
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,480
    If you could provide measurements of middle section, myself and others would appreciate it. Thanks
  • verbverb Posts: 8,838
    PM sent
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,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
    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
  • MFattalMFattal Posts: 19
    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: 1,609
    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: 769
    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
  • Navy_GoatNavy_Goat Posts: 83
    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
    Main: Marantz NR-1509, Parasound HCA-1500a, Polk SDA 1C & 2BTL, Polk CSi40, SVS SB-13ultra.
    HT Room: HK AVR-75, Polk RT-16, CS400i, FX500, 2xBic F1
    Office: Fiio E-17 DAC, Fiio K-5 Doc/Amp, JBL LSR 305, Audio Technica 700MKII, HiFiMan 400i
    Portable: Fiio X3ii, Shure SE-215, Fender FXA2/FXA6, MEE M6Pro
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,802
    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: 83
    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
    Main: Marantz NR-1509, Parasound HCA-1500a, Polk SDA 1C & 2BTL, Polk CSi40, SVS SB-13ultra.
    HT Room: HK AVR-75, Polk RT-16, CS400i, FX500, 2xBic F1
    Office: Fiio E-17 DAC, Fiio K-5 Doc/Amp, JBL LSR 305, Audio Technica 700MKII, HiFiMan 400i
    Portable: Fiio X3ii, Shure SE-215, Fender FXA2/FXA6, MEE M6Pro
  • verbverb Posts: 8,838
    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,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,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
    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
  • Navy_GoatNavy_Goat Posts: 83
    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.

    Main: Marantz NR-1509, Parasound HCA-1500a, Polk SDA 1C & 2BTL, Polk CSi40, SVS SB-13ultra.
    HT Room: HK AVR-75, Polk RT-16, CS400i, FX500, 2xBic F1
    Office: Fiio E-17 DAC, Fiio K-5 Doc/Amp, JBL LSR 305, Audio Technica 700MKII, HiFiMan 400i
    Portable: Fiio X3ii, Shure SE-215, Fender FXA2/FXA6, MEE M6Pro
  • GardenstaterGardenstater Posts: 212
    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 (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub
    Crown D150 amp
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14 gauge, 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.
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