Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 2,711
    I was thinking about you^^. If only I could teleport them to you I'd make the drive.
    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
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,699
    You could make a 5B center channel lol
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,445
    I'd buy them and put them up on the shelf with my other ones because... :)

    I could "never" pass up a good deal for many years.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • VSAT88
    VSAT88 Posts: 1,142
    Buy em and if you need an old receiver or whatever to set em up with let me know.
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,699
    edited April 11
    Depending on how far trip it is, the tank of petrol may be higher than 50 bucks. "Because in Philadelphia..."

  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 2,711
    Thanks vsat88. Very generous. I've actually got an old receiver that I could set up a 2nd system with but I just wouldn't listen to it really if it isn't as good or better than what I have. So I guess the bottom line is I want these to get played and not just sit on a shelf. I asked my neighbor if he wants them for his bar (converted backyard workshop) but they are both into the wireless super mini mono speaker thing (uggh...groan). I would also hate to strip them down for parts, which I don't need but others might.
    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
  • tramp59
    tramp59 Posts: 12
    Picked up a pair of 5b for $25. A few dings in the finish but they sound great.
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    Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.
    HST
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,445
    Are these your first Polk audio speakers?
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • tramp59
    tramp59 Posts: 12
    Yes.
    Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.
    HST
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,699
    Nice acquisition. I always thought Peerless and SL1000 cabinets were considered 5A's.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 2,711
    edited April 18
    xschop wrote: »
    Nice acquisition. I always thought Peerless and SL1000 cabinets were considered 5A's.

    I had to check. Those tweeter cutouts were definitely made for the slightly larger Peerless bezels but I'm not sure that means anything considering the way they used up older parts. I know for a fact that they sold some 7B with SL1000 and some 7C with SL1000 (crazy!). It looks like the 5B had the SL1000, based upon this from Audio Oct. 1984, but the question is did they sell some 5A that had it too?:

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    Ha ha and then in Oct 1985 the 5B and 7C had the SL2000:

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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
  • tramp59
    tramp59 Posts: 12
    xschop wrote: »
    Nice acquisition. I always thought Peerless and SL1000 cabinets were considered 5A's.

    I haven't a clue other than what the seller told me. No matter I like them.
    Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.
    HST
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 2,711
    tramp59 wrote: »
    xschop wrote: »
    Nice acquisition. I always thought Peerless and SL1000 cabinets were considered 5A's.

    I haven't a clue other than what the seller told me. No matter I like them.

    If you look at the back of your speakers, the XO/Binding Post plate should show a 5A or 5B, like this:

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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
  • tramp59
    tramp59 Posts: 12
    Thanks. 5b it is.
    Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.
    HST
  • https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/445771977347111/

    $980 2.3TL Wheeling WV

    Makes me doubt my all-out 1c upgrade cost so far...

    The Thrifty Setups in Mah House
    Big stereo in the basement w/ my Monitor 12 Series 2 * MCM GE upgraded console in family room * 1980 Realistic system in the living room * Junk stereo in the garage
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 2,711
    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
  • plastic_avatar
    plastic_avatar Posts: 150
    edited May 1
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    The Thrifty Setups in Mah House
    Big stereo in the basement w/ my Monitor 12 Series 2 * MCM GE upgraded console in family room * 1980 Realistic system in the living room * Junk stereo in the garage
  • ChiGuy
    ChiGuy Posts: 10
    Monitor 11’s in Chicago. No affiliation. I haven’t seen many of these pop up.

    [url=" https://offerup.co/kO3VU3FWCqb"] https://offerup.co/kO3VU3FWCqb[/url]

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 20,817
    Wierd your link only does my hometown and not those speakers, oh well.
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,268
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Wierd your link only does my hometown and not those speakers, oh well.

    Same here.

  • ChiGuy
    ChiGuy Posts: 10
    Sorry about that. It’s either operator error or a function/limitation of OfferUp. I’ll look into what I might have done wrong and if I figure it out I’ll repost the link.
  • xjghost
    xjghost Posts: 1,029
    Wish I had the cash. I want a set. Don't see them too often.
    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
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,830
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,792
    I had a pair of those pass through here a while back. The mids had a mild but annoying buzzing even after a proper refoam. Other than that they were ok at best.
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,830
    The mids are domes that need to be replaced, not refoamed or am I confused?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,792
    The ones I had didn't have domes. Apparently they used both types.
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,508
    I have Kappa 8’s and they’re outstanding
  • la2vegas
    la2vegas Posts: 380
    Polk Kappa 8's in Sin City for sale by original owner for 5 hundos, no affiliation. d271x7dz18ut.jpg
    Check out this item on OfferUp. https://offerup.co/TY9U9iI4Iqb