Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,775
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    Shouldn't be foruming while driving!
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,492
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    Oh crap now you tell me! In all fairness, in my hour and a half drive each way through the middle of nowhere every day, if it wasn't for foruming and driving I may have dozed off and drove off a cliff. Now I know some of you are saying... And your point is???

    No point. Thank you for keeping me alive one more day.
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January. by Dr. Sardonicus
  • la2vegas
    la2vegas Posts: 610
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    Well after giving it some thought, I decided to purchase the 25 dollar Monitor 10's...
  • joebass3
    joebass3 Posts: 270
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    la2vegas wrote: »
    Well after giving it some thought, I decided to purchase the 25 dollar Monitor 10's...

    Nice, not a lot of thought needed for that decision!
  • xjghost
    xjghost Posts: 1,086
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    la2vegas wrote: »
    Well after giving it some thought, I decided to purchase the 25 dollar Monitor 10's...

    What are your plans? I'm listening to the radio on my set right now. I bought them new in the late 80's.
    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: 610
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    xjghost wrote: »
    la2vegas wrote: »
    Well after giving it some thought, I decided to purchase the 25 dollar Monitor 10's...

    What are your plans? I'm listening to the radio on my set right now. I bought them new in the late 80's.

    I really don't have anything special planned for them. They will simply enter the rotation of a somewhat vintage setup that I've been tinkering with.

    Currently it consists of a Yamaha CR1020, a Pioneer PL10, and some Boston Acoustics A150's. Other components come in and out of rotation as the need for tinkering develops.
  • VSAT88
    VSAT88 Posts: 1,235
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    That will be a nice set up. Glad someone got them that is one of us.
  • plastic_avatar
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    The Thrifty Setups in Mah House Big thrifty stereo in the basement w/ my custom SDA-1C (built with help from kind forum members) * Beautiful 1966 MCM GE console upgraded w/ Bluetooth, Dual turntable, and Paradigm speakers in family room * Swanky 1980 Realistic system and great TEAC eq with dancing colored lights in the living room * custom 5B on a system for my Dad * Ye Olde college stereo in the garage
  • la2vegas
    la2vegas Posts: 610
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    Those are nice however I prefer the 2B's with the wood tops...o4kf6bm4a3s4.jpg


  • la2vegas
    la2vegas Posts: 610
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    Polk CRS early edition, not my cup of tea but for a hundred bucks you can't go wrong. No affiliation. sp74p2kkdiu9.jpg



  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 4,834
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    I'd snatch them up and mod away.
    Don't take experimental gene therapies from known eugenicists.
  • la2vegas
    la2vegas Posts: 610
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    Monitor 5's with peerless tweets in the Great Northwest for 50 clams, no affiliation. https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ele/d/seattle-polk-monitor-speakers/7462971001.html
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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 4,281
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    Nice. Crazy low price. I would pounce on that. One driver isn't silver basket, so probably not the original driver. I did not know that they were countersinking the passives back then.
    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
  • VSAT88
    VSAT88 Posts: 1,235
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    Ones I have seen like that best I recall were not countersunk and as you said have the silver metal baskets. Probably shifted a magnet. Who cares for 50 bones that's a deal.
  • JayMX
    JayMX Posts: 441
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    It’s raining monitor 5’s in Utah! All popped up within 3 days of each other…
    And just when I list my Practically Perfect Pair too… 😖

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    Current Collection: Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 5B (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7b (Peerless), RTA15TL (SL3000), SDA CRS+ (194’s), SDA SRS 2.3TL, R100's, R200’s, R300 🤩
    Pairs that have passed through: Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 5b (SL2000) (4x pair), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10b (5x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, RTA 11T, RTA12c (194's), SDA CRS, SDA 2 (2x pair), SDA 2a, SDA 2b, SDA 1b, SDA 1c, SDA SRS 2 (2x pair), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s) (2x pair)...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • VSAT88
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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 4,281
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    That first one looks super early with that early method of grille attachment. Interesting that even that one has a countersunk passive radiator. Makes me think that they must've done that from the beginning with the Monitor 5. Not with the 7 though in the beginning. Things that make ya go hmmmm.
    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
  • engie490
    engie490 Posts: 429
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    Alon Petite / Infinity 1.2S / Coda Continuum / Counterpoint SA5000 / Oppo BDP-105D / Technics SP-15 w/SAEC WE-308SX & Ortofon AS-309 arms / Ikeda 9C2 & Dynavector XX2 Mk II carts
  • xsmi
    xsmi Posts: 1,798
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    2-channelBelles 22A Pre, Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2, Marantz SA8005, Pro-Ject RPM-10 Turntable, Pro-Ject Phono Box DS3B, Polk Audio Legend L800's, AudioQuest Cable throughout.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 4,281
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    I considered but probably not going for it personally. These are Series II for $75. They don't seem to have the updated tweeters because you can see the foam ring.

    https://newjersey.craigslist.org/ele/d/montclair-polk-monitor-series/7463693035.html

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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
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,924
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    Stellar deal for 75 clams
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 4,834
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    They take the drop-in Wuhans. I believe the pole-pieces may have copper shorting rings. Would be a fun project. They look well treated to boot.
    Don't take experimental gene therapies from known eugenicists.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 4,281
    edited April 2022
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    I know.......groan.....decisions....

    It would give me a use for those 2 billet tweeter bezels I have and parts to make tweeter (thanks to xschop) :)
    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
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 4,834
    edited April 2022
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    You'ld be first to have billet SL2500-RDO hybrids. The alloy plates have the RDO throat profile. You may like what you hear.
    Don't take experimental gene therapies from known eugenicists.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 4,281
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    xschop wrote: »
    You'ld be first to have billet SL2500-RDO hybrids. The alloy plates have the RDO throat profile. You may like what you hear.

    These are fair game for one of us. I'll be noble rather than a hoarder o:) But I will put the $75 in a slush fund towards a nice pair of CRS+.

    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
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 4,834
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    If you lived on the opposite coast, you could pick up a pair of CRS+ for about that lol.
    Don't take experimental gene therapies from known eugenicists.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,083
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    The price dropped to 50.00 now. :p
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 4,281
    edited April 2022
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    Tony M wrote: »
    The price dropped to 50.00 now. :p

    This is pure evil at work, and $25 less for my slush fund. I really don't have a space for them. Don't have a 2nd system anywhere in garage, basement, or bedroom and don't really care to listen there......groan. PLUS this sort of thing never happens in NJ so it must be a trick :p
    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
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,492
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    Buy them, then karma them!

    In with 23. :D
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January. by Dr. Sardonicus
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 4,834
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    I'd snatch those up for crossovers and spare 6502s
    Don't take experimental gene therapies from known eugenicists.