Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,293
    lawdogg wrote: »
    lawdogg wrote: »

    Nice speakers but way too much IMO. I paid $30 for mine at a yard sale, granted that was a screaming deal. See them all the time for $75-100.

    Maybe a topic for another thread, but - have you ever compared your 8Ts to 10As or any of the passive radiator models? The 8Ts are first time I've seen a ported design used instead of a PR and I wonder how that affects the speaker.

    The 10's and even the 7's blow away the 8's, no comparison IMO..
  • nikoniknikonik Posts: 118
    la2vegas wrote: »
    Saw the listing for the 3.1's. Can anyone verify the sellers claim of shattering glass with these type of speakers? I wonder if he meant that the speaker tipped over and smashed his adult beverage.

    I think the lamps slowly rattled off the end table and shattered. I see plenty of these adds that tend to shake the whole house, break glass, so loud neighbors can hear them,etc, that the only time I can say anything remotely close to above is when I went to a small concert in the wheat fields and was about 50 ft away from stage. The bass could be felt so hard it was astonishing. I wanted those speakers so I could actually make that kind of claim.
  • lawdogglawdogg Posts: 348
    edited January 2016
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    lawdogg wrote: »
    lawdogg wrote: »

    Nice speakers but way too much IMO. I paid $30 for mine at a yard sale, granted that was a screaming deal. See them all the time for $75-100.

    Maybe a topic for another thread, but - have you ever compared your 8Ts to 10As or any of the passive radiator models? The 8Ts are first time I've seen a ported design used instead of a PR and I wonder how that affects the speaker.

    The 10's and even the 7's blow away the 8's, no comparison IMO..

    Thanks - I'll let those 8T's go (I already have peerless 10s and RD0'd 7s!).
    <3 my 3.1TLs

    I will fix your shifted magnets for free. :)
  • oldmodmanoldmodman Posts: 745
    Just spotted a very clean pair of 2.3's (can't tell if they are tl's but from the tweets I don't think so)
    At the most insane price (high) I have ever seen.
    http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/ele/5376024719.html
    But the seller does have a beautiful set of pictures of the speakers
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 696
    The seller does have a nice set of pictures and a complete description of things not mentioned by other listings.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,293
    The 2.3's are not tl's
  • xjghostxjghost Posts: 938
    Jimbo18 wrote: »
    SRS 3.1 TL for $500. New listing. No affil.

    https://charlotte.craigslist.org/ele/5383323241.html

    In my opinion this is a good price for the speaker. I've never broken anything but a tweeter with mine...... I love mine. I got mine form up that way for $450 with a Onkyo receiver, projector and cheap RCA sub/surround speakers I cannto seem to give away......
    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
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    ^^ agree that's a steal - if they were closer, I would probably pick them up myself. ^^
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    Bwahahahahaha! RTA-12C's - $795

    http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/5387757543.html

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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,583
    Nightfall wrote: »

    Damn, I'M RICH!!
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    Those 4s rarely pop up, I'd buy them if I didn't already have a pair. @mhardy6647 did you say you missed yours?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,275
    elitt wrote: »

    From the ad: "Does not have interconnect cord required but easily purchased online "

    Since they're pin/blade, not so easily purchased online. Good excuse to go with Speakons!
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
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  • StevieBStevieB Posts: 248
    edited January 2016
    How much are these srs 2's worth, or is that in the ballpark? treasure.craigslist.org/ele/5373611323.html
    McCormack DNA-1 Amp, Parasound Halo P5 Pre Amp, Denon DVD 2900 CD player, Adcom GDA 700 DAC, VPI Traveler TT with Denon 103R cartridge, Lounge Audio MKiii phono pre and Copla SUT, Polk SDA SRS 3.1 TL speakers, Tributaries series 8 IC's and speaker cable.
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,429
    Is say that's a little high. More in the $600 range. I own a pair. I got them here at a GREAT price.
    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.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,665
    There was a pair of SRS 2's in CO for sale for that price that were upgraded with Sonicaps. Price is a smidge high on those.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • StevieBStevieB Posts: 248
    xsmi wrote: »
    Is say that's a little high. More in the $600 range. I own a pair. I got them here at a GREAT price.
    I know it's all subjective, you think a worthy upgrade over 1C's?
    McCormack DNA-1 Amp, Parasound Halo P5 Pre Amp, Denon DVD 2900 CD player, Adcom GDA 700 DAC, VPI Traveler TT with Denon 103R cartridge, Lounge Audio MKiii phono pre and Copla SUT, Polk SDA SRS 3.1 TL speakers, Tributaries series 8 IC's and speaker cable.
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,429
    edited January 2016
    Honestly, I've only heard the 1B and I'd say yes to that. Although, the jury appears to be out on the 1C, it seems the upgrade to those would be 2.3 and up.

    They have more bass presence to me and more of the SDA effect.
    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.
  • StevieBStevieB Posts: 248
    xsmi wrote: »
    Honestly, I've only heard the 1B and I'd say yes to that. Although, the jury appears to be out on the 1C, it seems the upgrade to those would be 2.3 and up.

    They have more bass presence to me and more of the SDA effect.

    Thanks for that. I've never heard any of the bigger boys, but have had 1c's and 2b's for many years. Those srs's are some fine looking speakers and I'm about 3 hours from vero beach. If he's willing to come down on the price, could be time for a road trip. :)
    McCormack DNA-1 Amp, Parasound Halo P5 Pre Amp, Denon DVD 2900 CD player, Adcom GDA 700 DAC, VPI Traveler TT with Denon 103R cartridge, Lounge Audio MKiii phono pre and Copla SUT, Polk SDA SRS 3.1 TL speakers, Tributaries series 8 IC's and speaker cable.
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,429
    I drove from Toledo, Oh to New Jersey for mine. I'm very happy with them.
    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.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,804
    You know this audio bug has got you good when you're filling up the gas tank multiple times chasing the dragon of a fine vintage pair of boxes. Been there, done that. I love the chase.
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,555
    StevieB wrote: »
    How much are these srs 2's worth, or is that in the ballpark? treasure.craigslist.org/ele/5373611323.html

    That pair of SRS 2's has been on EBay for weeks, the seller will take less. A reasonable offer to me would be $500. and go from there.

    The SRS 2's will trump the 1C's in about every category "if" they are in the right spot with some breathing room.

    The 1C's would be a better fit in a smaller space and are a bit easier to drive, the SRS 2's are a 4 ohm load and require a solid amp to drive them properly.

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • xjghostxjghost Posts: 938
    StevieB wrote: »
    How much are these srs 2's worth, or is that in the ballpark? treasure.craigslist.org/ele/5373611323.html

    Wow small world. My parents live in Vero......
    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
  • machonemachone Posts: 1,137
    Hey Mike,
    Could you define "the right spot with some breathing room"?
    I plan to upgrade from my 1As in the future.
    1Cs, 3.1TLs, SRS2s, 2.3TLs, big boys?
    Amplification is not an issue.
    My room is 18.5'W x 22'L x 9'H with no restrictions.
    Speakers would be on the 18.5' wall.
    What would be a good fit?
    Thanks
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    SRS 2.3TL (Fully Modded)...SDA-1A (Fully Modded with Dimensional Tweeter Delete)
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    Marantz SA 8005
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    Yamaha TX-540 Tuner...Sony BDP-S570
    Sony PS4

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    1. Amplification 2. Analog 3. Digital 4. Video

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  • Rex81Rex81 Posts: 193
    I think the SRS 2 would be a great fit. I upgraded to my SRS 2 from a pair of 2Bs, and it was a huge upgrade. I loved my 2Bs, but the SRS 2 is a whole different monster. I actually had the original SRS, but preferred the SRS 2 in my space, although it's half the size yours is (24 x 11 x 8).

    I think the SRS 2 is better than most other speakers you can get for $1,000, but I agree that the market has these in the $500-600 range. Which is awesome for buyers. There is no better value on the used speaker market, in my opinion.
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,555
    machone wrote: »
    Hey Mike,
    Could you define "the right spot with some breathing room"?
    I plan to upgrade from my 1As in the future.
    1Cs, 3.1TLs, SRS2s, 2.3TLs, big boys?
    Amplification is not an issue.
    My room is 18.5'W x 22'L x 9'H with no restrictions.
    Speakers would be on the 18.5' wall.
    What would be a good fit?
    Thanks

    You definitely have the "right" spot, I was referring to room size in my comments, any SDA's should shine in a room of that magnitude, especially the larger SRS models (SRS 2s, 2.3s or 1.2s) provided you have the power, which it looks like you have that covered.



    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • machonemachone Posts: 1,137
    Thanks Mike!
    Mojo Audio Illuminati v3>>Quantum Byte w/LMS>>Rpi/PiCoreplayer>> Starlight 7 USB >> Mojo Audio Mystique v2 SE>>ModWright SWL 9.0 SE Signature>>Hafler DH-500 Amp+ (Musical Concepts Fully Modded)>>
    SRS 2.3TL (Fully Modded)...SDA-1A (Fully Modded with Dimensional Tweeter Delete)
    1KVA Dreadnought
    Marantz SA 8005
    Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable - Shure SC35C/N35X - V15III/VN35HE
    Yamaha TX-540 Tuner...Sony BDP-S570
    Sony PS4

    Separate subpanel with four dedicated 20 amp circuits.
    1. Amplification 2. Analog 3. Digital 4. Video

    "All THAT IS LOST FROM THE SOURCE IS LOST FOREVER"
  • StevieBStevieB Posts: 248
    StevieB wrote: »
    How much are these srs 2's worth, or is that in the ballpark? treasure.craigslist.org/ele/5373611323.html

    That pair of SRS 2's has been on EBay for weeks, the seller will take less. A reasonable offer to me would be $500. and go from there.

    The SRS 2's will trump the 1C's in about every category "if" they are in the right spot with some breathing room.

    The 1C's would be a better fit in a smaller space and are a bit easier to drive, the SRS 2's are a 4 ohm load and require a solid amp to drive them properly.

    He's not really wanting to come off the $1000 price, $750 was my best offer. Looks like he's also listed a pair of srs towers for $3000. They absolutely do look well cared for, just too much cash for the 3 hour drive.
    McCormack DNA-1 Amp, Parasound Halo P5 Pre Amp, Denon DVD 2900 CD player, Adcom GDA 700 DAC, VPI Traveler TT with Denon 103R cartridge, Lounge Audio MKiii phono pre and Copla SUT, Polk SDA SRS 3.1 TL speakers, Tributaries series 8 IC's and speaker cable.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,804
    A guy out in corvalis has a pair of 10's in nice condition for $40. He might not now what he has because they're listed as monitor 5's.
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,429
    StevieB wrote: »
    StevieB wrote: »
    How much are these srs 2's worth, or is that in the ballpark? treasure.craigslist.org/ele/5373611323.html

    That pair of SRS 2's has been on EBay for weeks, the seller will take less. A reasonable offer to me would be $500. and go from there.

    The SRS 2's will trump the 1C's in about every category "if" they are in the right spot with some breathing room.

    The 1C's would be a better fit in a smaller space and are a bit easier to drive, the SRS 2's are a 4 ohm load and require a solid amp to drive them properly.

    He's not really wanting to come off the $1000 price, $750 was my best offer. Looks like he's also listed a pair of srs towers for $3000. They absolutely do look well cared for, just too much cash for the 3 hour drive.

    Those prices are just too high even if they were next door. That's why he hasn't moved them
    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.
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