Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,715
    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: 1,173
    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
    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)...Velodyne Optimum 8 subwoofer
    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"
  • 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: 3,715
    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: 1,173
    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)...Velodyne Optimum 8 subwoofer
    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: 4,021
    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: 1,457
    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
    Belles 22A Pre, Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2, Marantz SA8005, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable, Pro-Ject Phono Box MM, Polk Audio SDA-SRS, AudioQuest Cable throughout.
  • PolkieManPolkieMan Posts: 2,446
    Funny how we get where we think because we know where someplace is everyone else does too.

    https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/



    la2vegas wrote: »
    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.

    POLK SDA 2.3 TLS BOUGHT NEW IN 1990, Gimpod/Sonic Caps/Mills RDO-198
    POLK CSI-A6 POLK MONITOR 70'S ONKYO TX NR-808 SONY CDP-333ES
    PIONEER PL-510A SONY BDP S5100
    POLK SDA 1C BOUGHT USED 2011,Gimpod/Sonic Caps/Mills RDO-194
    ONKYO HT RC-360 SONY BDP S590 TECHNICS SL BD-1
  • PolkieManPolkieMan Posts: 2,446
    Hold out for some 2.3tls. One thing a lot of people don't think about is they use only the 6510 driver through out. I learned when I had a 6511 go out on my 1C .


    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.

    POLK SDA 2.3 TLS BOUGHT NEW IN 1990, Gimpod/Sonic Caps/Mills RDO-198
    POLK CSI-A6 POLK MONITOR 70'S ONKYO TX NR-808 SONY CDP-333ES
    PIONEER PL-510A SONY BDP S5100
    POLK SDA 1C BOUGHT USED 2011,Gimpod/Sonic Caps/Mills RDO-194
    ONKYO HT RC-360 SONY BDP S590 TECHNICS SL BD-1
  • PolkieManPolkieMan Posts: 2,446
    My 2.3tls was easy, it was July 1990 just flipped out the Discover Card.
    la2vegas wrote: »
    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.

    POLK SDA 2.3 TLS BOUGHT NEW IN 1990, Gimpod/Sonic Caps/Mills RDO-198
    POLK CSI-A6 POLK MONITOR 70'S ONKYO TX NR-808 SONY CDP-333ES
    PIONEER PL-510A SONY BDP S5100
    POLK SDA 1C BOUGHT USED 2011,Gimpod/Sonic Caps/Mills RDO-194
    ONKYO HT RC-360 SONY BDP S590 TECHNICS SL BD-1
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 4,021
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    These are the polks listed in Corvallis craigslist for $40.
  • PolkieManPolkieMan Posts: 2,446
    A real good deal, Dallas Texas area.
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ele/5382679973.html
    POLK SDA 2.3 TLS BOUGHT NEW IN 1990, Gimpod/Sonic Caps/Mills RDO-198
    POLK CSI-A6 POLK MONITOR 70'S ONKYO TX NR-808 SONY CDP-333ES
    PIONEER PL-510A SONY BDP S5100
    POLK SDA 1C BOUGHT USED 2011,Gimpod/Sonic Caps/Mills RDO-194
    ONKYO HT RC-360 SONY BDP S590 TECHNICS SL BD-1
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,715
    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.

    Obviously he doesn't want to sell them too bad, I would move on and as PolkieMan suggested, look for a pair of 2.3TLs, you can't go wrong with them.

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • elittelitt Posts: 148
    agfrost wrote: »
    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!

    So, did anyone in this thread win these? They went for $260.

  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,839
    SDA CRS, not sure what version looks like pin/blade - $60

    http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/5407165321.html
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • Rex81Rex81 Posts: 193
    Nightfall wrote: »
    SDA CRS, not sure what version looks like pin/blade - $60

    http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/5407165321.html

    Wow, cheapest SDAs I've ever seen. Somebody should definitely grab these.
  • TCKTCK Posts: 231
    SDA 2B (1989 Oak Caps 194s) ~ Old school Monitor 7B (1982 Peerless, Sonicaps, Mills) ~ Monitor 7 S2 (198s) ~ Monitor 5 S2 (198s) ~ Monitor 5 (194s) ~ Monitor 5Jr+ (194s) ~ RT35i (cherry) ~ CS400 ~ CS245i ~ F/Xi A4 ~ RT25 ~ CS245


    " But boy do I remember the strain of her refrain " LG
  • TCKTCK Posts: 231
    SDA CRS near Philly for $200 May be able to talk him down a lil due to the cabinets?

    http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/ele/5410385031.html
    SDA 2B (1989 Oak Caps 194s) ~ Old school Monitor 7B (1982 Peerless, Sonicaps, Mills) ~ Monitor 7 S2 (198s) ~ Monitor 5 S2 (198s) ~ Monitor 5 (194s) ~ Monitor 5Jr+ (194s) ~ RT35i (cherry) ~ CS400 ~ CS245i ~ F/Xi A4 ~ RT25 ~ CS245


    " But boy do I remember the strain of her refrain " LG
  • MysteryMystery Posts: 2,462
    Nightfall wrote: »
    SDA CRS, not sure what version looks like pin/blade - $60

    http://denver.craigslist.org/ele/5407165321.html

    Even cheaper than what I got them for.
    Get the Nightfall!
    Me no need no more speakers. ;)

    Sonus Faber Concerto Grand Piano, Klipsch Heresy, Epicure 20+,T/E 280, Polk 4,4.5,5A.
    DB Plus 880, AR 48S, Smaller Advents. SUBs: Monitor Audio. Pre: HK AP2500, C1, Tandberg 3002A.
    Amps:
    BB275, Crown XLS1500, QSC, Rotel, Luxman R-114, Nakamichi...
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,839
    Good lord, me either. I have RTA-12's, SDA 2B's, Monitor 5's, and Monitor 4's all in the same studio apartment. I really want to get these RTA-12s out of here, let alone pick up another pair of Polks.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • If they are the original SDA-CRS model, I might pick them up for extra drivers. The CRS+ models would be different than I could use though. But yeah, I'm in the same boat as you guys, way too many speakers...
  • scootrscootr Posts: 22
    SDA 1c Studios in So. Cal. This is Victorville area, s. of Barstow.

    https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/ele/5376771198.html
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 4,021
    Scootr those sda's have been for sale a few months now. The seller reduced them 50 bucks a month ago. Better deals out there but you have to be patient.
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,512
    RTA-8T, Excellent price. No affiliation:
    https://newhaven.craigslist.org/ele/5388240123.html
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

    dhsspeakerservice.com/
    Exclusive Distributor of Gimpod's Custom SDA Circuit Boards

    "And keep her under 70, would you, huh? Betty likes a slow ride"
  • scootrscootr Posts: 22
    I already have 1c's and 2b's. Thought I would post that for others looking. There is also a pair of 2.3 in Santa Barbara? He's asking 1600, but they do look nice. Too much for me, but I will have a pair some day!
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,503
    RTA-8T, Excellent price. No affiliation:
    https://newhaven.craigslist.org/ele/5388240123.html

    @westmassguy
    How close are you to the 8T's old buddy, old pal, old friend ?? LOL
    lmivdewpnb28.jpg


    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 4,021
    Theres some 2.3 here on the fs section for 950. Just sayin scootr, in case you need a little nudge.
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,512
    pumpkinman wrote: »
    RTA-8T, Excellent price. No affiliation:
    https://newhaven.craigslist.org/ele/5388240123.html

    @westmassguy
    How close are you to the 8T's old buddy, old pal, old friend ?? LOL
    Bout an bout and hour
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

    dhsspeakerservice.com/
    Exclusive Distributor of Gimpod's Custom SDA Circuit Boards

    "And keep her under 70, would you, huh? Betty likes a slow ride"
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