Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • kmeekkmeek Posts: 225
    la2vegas wrote: »
    Monitor 10's with peerless tweets for a hundy, no affiliation. sibhxldcui75.jpg
    http://longisland.craigslist.org/ele/5921032586.html

    I just picked up a pair of these last night off of offer up. $30.00 and he threw in two cheap receivers. I'll probably re-sell the receivers to recoup the cost.
  • pkquatpkquat Posts: 659
    edited January 2017
    kmeek wrote: »
    I just picked up a pair of these last night off of offer up. $30.00 and he threw in two cheap receivers. I'll probably re-sell the receivers to recoup the cost.

    Or instead sell them to me for $30, sell the receivers and profit :P.

    Awesome deal! :) I'm jealous.

  • Mr_HzMr_Hz Posts: 173
    Nice Avatar, kmeek

    Cool commercial
    2.3TL's - Living Room
    CRS+'s (4.1 TL's) - Office
    SDA1C's - Famdamly Rm
    SDA1C's - Master Bedroom
  • 250GTLusso250GTLusso Registered User Posts: 162
    Maxell baby....
    HT
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (Front), Adcom GFA-585 Amp (Side), Adcom GFA-555 Amp (Rear), Adcom ACE-515, Pioneer CLD-3070 Laserdisc, Sony CDP-605esD, Sony BluRay BDP BX59, Samsung 50" Plasma, Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL Front (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Side (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Rear (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Living Room)
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom ACE-515, Sony CDP-705esD, Magnum Dynalab FT-101A Etude, Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS 2 (Walnut), STAX SR34 Electret Earspeaker System.
    2 Channel (Office)
    Adcom GFP-555 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-555 Amp, Sony CDP-605esD, Adcom GFT-555 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 1C (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Garage)
    Hafler DH-110 Pre-amp, Hafler DH-220 Amp, Sony CDP-505esD, Hafler DH-330 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 2B (Walnut).
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,495
    No price no affiliation but has the name of them wrong so maybe he doesn't know the full value.

    http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/ele/5947230554.html
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,577
    He wants $1850, too much in my opinion.
  • At least a $1000 high.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,577
    Vintage polks being offered for sale on Craigslist usually fall under two categories.

    1, the seller doesn't know what he has and prices them way too low.
    2, the seller thinks that his older speakers are like fine wine or exquisite art work that steadily go up in value.

    More often than not number two applies.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,010
    edited January 2017
    la2vegas wrote: »
    Vintage polks being offered for sale on Craigslist usually fall under two categories.


    2, the seller thinks that his older speakers are like fine wine or exquisite art work that steadily go up in value.

    More often than not number two applies.

    10000000000% agree

    just dealt with this on some RTA's. Seller wanted more than they cost new.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,577
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    SDA 1C's in Sandy Ego, no affiliation. Comes with pin/blade from original owner.http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/ele/5966989959.html
  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,589
    la2vegas wrote: »
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    SDA 1C's in Sandy Ego, no affiliation. Comes with pin/blade from original owner.http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/ele/5966989959.html

    This deal strikes me as an example of #1 above.

    $225 for 1Cs that look to be in as good condition as these is more than reasonable.
    Family Room, PS Audio PW Transport, DirectStream DAC w/Bridge II; AQ Sky XLRs, McIntosh MC 220 Tube Pre; AQ Sky XLRs, CAT 600.2 Dualmono Amp, Morrow SP7 Speaker Cables, SDA SRS 1.2tls (RD0198s, Dreadnought, Black Hole 5, Acousta-Stuf, Dynamat Extreme, JBWeld. Vr3 Mods: "The Abbot" Monastery-Level Xovers, Custom Internal Wiring, Binding Post Plates, & SDA ICs).

    Exercise Room, Wadia 171 iPod Dock, PS Audio PerfectWave MkII DAC w/Bridge II, AQ Sky XLRs, Perreaux PMF3150 Amp, Dreadnought, Supra Rondo 4x2.5 Speaker Cables, SDA 1Cs (Vr3 Mods Xovers).

    Synology 713+ NAS on Gigabit LAN serving PW MkII DAC & DirectStream DAC.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,577
    Are these the studio version?
  • Mr_HzMr_Hz Posts: 173
    la2vegas wrote: »
    Are these the studio version?

    yes, with the black end caps... studio version.. unless someone, for unknown reasons, decided to paint the natural wood end caps black.
    2.3TL's - Living Room
    CRS+'s (4.1 TL's) - Office
    SDA1C's - Famdamly Rm
    SDA1C's - Master Bedroom
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,501
    Mr_Hz wrote: »
    la2vegas wrote: »
    Are these the studio version?

    yes, with the black end caps... studio version.. unless someone, for unknown reasons, decided to paint the natural wood end caps black.

    Good luck with that ...
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,430
    Mr_Hz wrote: »
    la2vegas wrote: »
    Are these the studio version?

    yes, with the black end caps... studio version.. unless someone, for unknown reasons, decided to paint the natural wood end caps black.

    Good luck with that ...

    That's where all the black paint in the world went to.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,577
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    I just love the look of the all black studio version.

    That's it!

    I don't need them, but I want them. Can anyone in San Diego help broker a deal for these? I can drive down on Saturday, but I'm afraid they'd be gone by then.
  • kmeekkmeek Posts: 225
    No price no affiliation but has the name of them wrong so maybe he doesn't know the full value.

    http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/ele/5947230554.html

    Yeah I contacted this guy the first day the ad came out. He had no pictures and called them Polk SDA SRT speakers. He just had the number of drivers in the description and had no asking price (drives me crazy when people do that!). I emailed him how much? He tells me a pair sold on Ebay for $3,000 but give him a reasonable offer. Said no thanks to my offer (around a $1,000)......
    I did try and give him some good info on the worth of early SRS speakers (especially now seeing they are an early spade/spade version).

    He then updated the ad to include pictures and was asking $1,500 cash and $1,500 in trade. Now he has changed it back to reasonable offer. I have a feeling they are going to be there for awhile.
  • kmeekkmeek Posts: 225
    Those 1C's do look nice!!
  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,589
    la2vegas wrote: »
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    I just love the look of the all black studio version.

    That's it!

    I don't need them, but I want them. Can anyone in San Diego help broker a deal for these? I can drive down on Saturday, but I'm afraid they'd be gone by then.

    Did the studio version even have end caps?

    Looks to me like the exposed wood on this pair was painted black by somebody who had no trouble finding black paint.
    Family Room, PS Audio PW Transport, DirectStream DAC w/Bridge II; AQ Sky XLRs, McIntosh MC 220 Tube Pre; AQ Sky XLRs, CAT 600.2 Dualmono Amp, Morrow SP7 Speaker Cables, SDA SRS 1.2tls (RD0198s, Dreadnought, Black Hole 5, Acousta-Stuf, Dynamat Extreme, JBWeld. Vr3 Mods: "The Abbot" Monastery-Level Xovers, Custom Internal Wiring, Binding Post Plates, & SDA ICs).

    Exercise Room, Wadia 171 iPod Dock, PS Audio PerfectWave MkII DAC w/Bridge II, AQ Sky XLRs, Perreaux PMF3150 Amp, Dreadnought, Supra Rondo 4x2.5 Speaker Cables, SDA 1Cs (Vr3 Mods Xovers).

    Synology 713+ NAS on Gigabit LAN serving PW MkII DAC & DirectStream DAC.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,577
    Seller claims to be the original owner. Typically when one plunks down some serious coin for speakers of this nature, they tend to butchering their hard earned purchase.

    I for one believe them to be original studio version 1C's.
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,423
    edited January 2017
    la2vegas wrote: »
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    I just love the look of the all black studio version.

    That's it!

    I don't need them, but I want them. Can anyone in San Diego help broker a deal for these? I can drive down on Saturday, but I'm afraid they'd be gone by then.

    Did the studio version even have end caps?

    Looks to me like the exposed wood on this pair was painted black by somebody who had no trouble finding black paint.

    My Studios don't have the caps. The bottom also indicates they aren't studios.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,577
    Something smells fishy, can we get a concensus on the subject of these 1C's?
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,577
    edited January 2017
    About 6 months ago I posted about some 1C's being offered for sale. They were studio version, and they also didn't have end caps.5iqewhlhwoxw.jpg

    The plot thickens.
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,423
    la2vegas wrote: »
    Something smells fishy, can we get a concensus on the subject of these 1C's?

    Apparently they were painted black. I also have 2 sets of non-studio 1C's and other than the color that pair is just like them.

    We now know what happened to the last of the black paint.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,577
    @VMAXER do you have a picture of yours that you'd care to share?
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,423
    edited January 2017
    la2vegas wrote: »
    @VMAXER do you have a picture of yours that you'd care to share?

    Not the best photos, I currently don't have either set hooked up but I think you can tell a bit from them.

    Note the tops and bottoms are different.

    Studios:

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    Non studios:

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    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,423
    edited January 2017
    Both of these have the RD-0194 tweeters in them so they look different.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,577
    edited January 2017
    After looking at both examples including the position of the top tweeter it appears that the 1C's offered for sale resemble the traditional 1C's. Thanks for the comparison.

    I wonder if the dimensions for both versions are the same. That would further bring about clarification.
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,261
    The 1C's look a lot like my 2B studios--and my 2Bs don't look like most of them out there.
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    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
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