My 2As Finally Finished...Almost

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  • TennManTennMan Posts: 1,100
    edited February 2013
    eBay. I've not been able to find it anywhere else. I've bought from this seller many time over the years.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/360286206011?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
    It's great looking cloth but something is bugging me. Their ad for the cloth states:
    eBay ad wrote:
    It is on a 60" wide roll. If you order 2 yards, you will receive 1 pieces of cloth that measures 72" X 71" and it will cost $49.98 plus shipping.

    If you want 1 unit then you will get 1 piece that is 36" X 71" at a cost of $24.99 plus shipping - Simple.
    I wonder how they get 71" wide cloth off of a 60" wide roll? I must be missing what they are actually saying.
    SDA 2BTL · Sonicaps · Mills resistors · RDO-198s · New gaskets · H-nuts · Erse inductors · BH5 · Dynamat · Crossover upgrades by westmassguy
    Marantz 1504 AVR (front speaker pre-outs to Adcom 555)
    Adcom GFA-555 amp · Upgrades & speaker protection added by OldmanSRS
    Pioneer DV-610AV DVD/CD player
    SDA CRS+ · Hidden away in the closet
  • halo71halo71 Posts: 4,493
    edited February 2013
    TennMan wrote: »
    It's great looking cloth but something is bugging me. Their ad for the cloth states:
    I wonder how they get 71" wide cloth off of a 60" wide roll? I must be missing what they are actually saying.

    pffftttt....hello! They cut it at a sharp angle of course! :cheesygrin:
    --Gary--
    Onkyo Integra M504, Bottlehead Foreplay III, Denon SACD, Thiel CS2.3, NHT VT-2, Infinity RSIIIa, SDA1C and a few dozen other speakers around the house I change in and out.
  • MysteryMystery Posts: 2,462
    edited February 2013
    halo71 wrote: »
    pffftttt....hello! They cut it at a sharp angle of course! :cheesygrin:
    :lol: :idea:

    That's funny.

    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...
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,715
    edited February 2013
    TennMan wrote: »
    It's great looking cloth but something is bugging me. Their ad for the cloth states:
    I wonder how they get 71" wide cloth off of a 60" wide roll? I must be missing what they are actually saying.
    Most likely a typo. I ordered 2 yards, and it's 71" X little over 72". The stuff is beautiful to work with too.
    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"
  • Mr. BubblesMr. Bubbles Posts: 736
    edited February 2013
    LOL
    The glue they used for the cabinet assembly is much different. The stuff they used on the crossovers is just awful stuff. Every Polk Crossover I rebuild, is covered in the stuff, and its separated, falling off etc. Even the wire ties they used back then were poor quality.


    I am sure it is different compound, but i had similar issues with my cabinets on my SRS's; coming loose, etc.
    If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of Progress?!


    Monitor 5Jr, Monitor 5, RTA12, RTA 15TL, SDA 2A, 1c, SRS 2, 1.2TL, CRS, Atrium.
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,715
    edited February 2013
    I am sure it is different compound, but i had similar issues with my cabinets on my SRS's; coming loose, etc.
    That sucks. How did you handle repairing them? Internally reseal them?
    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"
  • SchurkeySchurkey Posts: 1,949
    edited February 2013
    TennMan wrote: »
    It's great looking cloth but something is bugging me. Their ad for the cloth states:
    I wonder how they get 71" wide cloth off of a 60" wide roll? I must be missing what they are actually saying.
    First Guess: Not 60" (5 feet), it's 6.0' instead. Six feet = 72 inches.
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  • Mr. BubblesMr. Bubbles Posts: 736
    edited February 2013
    That sucks. How did you handle repairing them? Internally reseal them?

    yes; I first removed all of the loose glue and then used a proper wood adhesive (carpenters glue) mixed half with water to prime the particle board. Once that had penetrated the wood and dried I then glued the joints with the carpenters glue not thinned. Once that was done i went over everything once more using the glue like caulk, pressing it into the joints with my fingers to be sure there were no leaks.

    My cabinets were very bad though. I had joints that had come loose but also joints that appeared to have no glue at all in them between the baffle and bracing on both cabinets (the front to back brace was not attached to the baffle in either cabinet, just butted up to the baffle but enough space to slide a normal business card through the whole way.) Also had no visible glue in the joint between the top and back panel on one of the cabinets. They must have been early Monday or late Friday cabinets. They are good now though.
    If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of Progress?!


    Monitor 5Jr, Monitor 5, RTA12, RTA 15TL, SDA 2A, 1c, SRS 2, 1.2TL, CRS, Atrium.
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,715
    edited February 2013
    yes; I first removed all of the loose glue and then used a proper wood adhesive (carpenters glue) mixed half with water to prime the particle board. Once that had penetrated the wood and dried I then glued the joints with the carpenters glue not thinned. Once that was done i went over everything once more using the glue like caulk, pressing it into the joints with my fingers to be sure there were no leaks.

    My cabinets were very bad though. I had joints that had come loose but also joints that appeared to have no glue at all in them between the baffle and bracing on both cabinets (the front to back brace was not attached to the baffle in either cabinet, just butted up to the baffle but enough space to slide a normal business card through the whole way.) Also had no visible glue in the joint between the top and back panel on one of the cabinets. They must have been early Monday or late Friday cabinets. They are good now though.
    Guess I've been lucky. All my Monitors, and SDAs were assembled very well. I plan on adding some type of cross-brace to my 2As in the lower half where the PR is. After I did all the new work, I ran some sweep test tones through them, and did notice some panel resonance in that section of the cab.
    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"
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,715
    edited March 2013
    Taking the plunge, and doing the non-sanctioned "TL" Mod for these, as well as my Custom Center Channel. Ordered the caps, tweets and inductor for the center today. We'll see how this goes
    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"
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,115
    edited March 2013
    I'll be watching might go down this road also some day
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,715
    edited March 2013
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I'll be watching might go down this road also some day
    The only difference in the Hi-Pass Section of the 2A vs 2B, is a resistor in series with the inductor which is part of the 2nd order bypass. All other components/values are the same. I'm going to leave the resistors in place, and use an alligator clip jumper to see if the resistor makes any appreciable difference.
    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"
  • PolkieManPolkieMan Posts: 2,446
    edited March 2013
    Will be interesting to see your findings
    The only difference in the Hi-Pass Section of the 2A vs 2B, is a resistor in series with the inductor which is part of the 2nd order bypass. All other components/values are the same. I'm going to leave the resistors in place, and use an alligator clip jumper to see if the resistor makes any appreciable difference.
    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
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,715
    edited March 2013
    PolkieMan wrote: »
    Will be interesting to see your findings
    I think a lot of 2A and CRS owners will be.
    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"
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,715
    edited March 2013
    Well boys and girls the operation was a complete success. Received the RDO-198s this morning, and already had everything else.
    The modification was rather simple. To clear some space for the new 5.8uf cap, I relocated two of the resistors to the bottom of the board. On the shunt resistor, I left enough lead popping through the top of the board to get a set of alligator clip jumpers on for testing. I did the left speaker first, and put the jumper on to simulate the 4th generation/2B High-Pass configuration. Buttoned it up, and fired up the HTPC. Started playing a few very familiar tracks, and immediately noticed the stereo image had shifted to the left. The left speaker was slightly hotter on the top, and a bit louder. There was significantly more detail as well. I suspected this would be the outcome of the test, but for completeness and any doubters out there I wanted to be sure. I pulled the PR, removed the jumper, buttoned her back up, and started again. Stereo image was back dead center, the hot top end was gone, but the increased detail remained. I then rebuilt the right crossover, put her back together and sat down for some critical listening. Way more detail across the board. I would not say the difference was as dramatic as going from the SL2000s to the RDO-194s, but there is a very noticeable improvement, and it was well worth the effort. As I stated before, and others have also, the only difference between the 2A and 2B Hi-Pass section was the 2.7 ohm shunt resistor. The 2As use identical MW6510s for the stereo and dimensional drivers, where-as the 2Bs use an MW6503 for the stereo driver and an MW6511 for the dimensional driver. I can only surmise that the combined output of the two different sets of woofers is the main reason for the shunt resistor in the 2As. It was used to balance the output between the tweeter and woofers on the 2A, but was not needed for the 2B.
    The bottom line is, 2As can be TL'd just like their younger sibling. This should apply to the 1986 CRS blade/blade as well.
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    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"
  • MysteryMystery Posts: 2,462
    edited March 2013
    Nice!
    So one resistor had to be removed, that's the only difference right?

    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...
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,715
    edited March 2013
    Mystery wrote: »
    Nice!
    So one resistor had to be removed, that's the only difference right?
    No, the resistor stays, that was the test
    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"
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,715
    edited March 2014
    Thought I'd update this thread since it's been a while. I've finished all the internal upgrades I intend on doing. All the Dayton 5% Caps in the Lo-Pass Shunts (except the huge 270uf) have been replaced with Sonicaps. All remaining original Inductors were replaced with Jantzen Perfect Lay. I also decided to install some Blackhole5. I cut 4" X 12" strips, and placed them behind the woofers.
    Just finished buttoning everything up, and put on some Don Henley, Fleetwood Mac, Enya, and some Gordon Lightfoot. Figured I play a little variety and get a feel for the sound. Mids are totally cleaned up now. Blackhole5 really does improve things quite a bit. Sonicaps need some burn-in obviously, and the coils too. Overall very happy, and hopefully this will be the last time I have to open these puppies. Also added some Blackhole5 to my custom Center Channel, and it cleaned that up nicely as well.
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    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"
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,918
    edited March 2014
    How'd I miss this one. Good for you Dave. Besides you doing the TL mod w/ the 198s and the cabinets having no wrap around fabric panels which seem to seperate over the years are there any other differences between your A models and the 2B. Mine were also blade /blade before the Neutrik change over. I'll refer to the handbook in the mean time.
    2chl- Adcom GFA- 555-Onkyo P-3150v pre/amp- JVC-QL-A200 tt- Denon 1940 ci cdp- Adcom GFS-6 -Modded '87 SDA 2Bs - Dynamat Ext.- BH-5- X-Overs VR-3, RDO-194 tweeters, Larry's Rings, Speakon/Neutrik I/C- Cherry stain tops Advent Maestros,Ohm model E

    H/T- Toshiba au40" flat- Yamaha RX- V665 avr- YSD-11 Dock- I-Pod- Klipsch #400HD Speaker set-

    Bdrm- Nikko 6065 receiver- JBL -G-200s--Pioneer 305 headphones--Sony CE375-5 disc
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,715
    edited March 2014
    Big differences Lew. The 2As are 3rd generation, your Bs are 4th. Completely different crossovers, drivers. About the only thing that carried over is the PR.
    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"
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,918
    edited March 2014
    Even the Handbook did not go into that much detail, I believe it said they shared drivrs and no mention of generation or x-over. You would know, thanks and good luck w/ those. Enjoy them.
    2chl- Adcom GFA- 555-Onkyo P-3150v pre/amp- JVC-QL-A200 tt- Denon 1940 ci cdp- Adcom GFS-6 -Modded '87 SDA 2Bs - Dynamat Ext.- BH-5- X-Overs VR-3, RDO-194 tweeters, Larry's Rings, Speakon/Neutrik I/C- Cherry stain tops Advent Maestros,Ohm model E

    H/T- Toshiba au40" flat- Yamaha RX- V665 avr- YSD-11 Dock- I-Pod- Klipsch #400HD Speaker set-

    Bdrm- Nikko 6065 receiver- JBL -G-200s--Pioneer 305 headphones--Sony CE375-5 disc
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,715
    edited March 2014
    Thanks, I do enjoy them.
    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"
  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 984
    edited March 2014
    Look good Dave. Wondering about the blackhole5. Does it stop boominess in regards to the bass? The RTA 12's I have seem to be boomy with certain music that has alot of bass....almost distorted. Nothing clipping but sometimes I have to turn things down a bit. Will the Blackhole5 help eliminate that?
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,715
    edited March 2014
    Have you checked to make sure the cabinets are air tight? Try moving them farther from the back wall? The Blackhole5 is used to clean up the midrange congestion in this instance. It was originally designed for subwoofer enclosures if I'm not mistaken.
    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"
  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 984
    edited March 2014
    Have you checked to make sure the cabinets are air tight? Try moving them farther from the back wall? The Blackhole5 is used to clean up the midrange congestion in this instance. It was originally designed for subwoofer enclosures if I'm not mistaken.

    Cabinets seem to be pretty tight. Pushing the pr in and the 6.5"s stay for close to 10 seconds. Had them back a few inched from the wall in back and moved them out to around 12"s last night. About three feet on the sides. Will try them tonight.
  • PolkieManPolkieMan Posts: 2,446
    edited March 2014
    I like the grill cloth, got it marked in my wish list for future use.
    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
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,715
    edited March 2014
    PolkieMan wrote: »
    I like the grill cloth, got it marked in my wish list for future use.
    It's beautiful stuff.
    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"
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,715
    edited March 2014
    Faustin wrote: »
    Cabinets seem to be pretty tight. Pushing the pr in and the 6.5"s stay for close to 10 seconds. Had them back a few inched from the wall in back and moved them out to around 12"s last night. About three feet on the sides. Will try them tonight.
    Any improvement Bruce?
    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"
  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 984
    edited March 2014
    I have not had a chance to use them much since I moved them out from the wall. Will have to experiment over the next few days when I can.
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