Couldn't leave these behind - Polk SDA-2 (2B?) Studio

Mystery
Mystery Posts: 2,546
edited June 2013 in Vintage Speakers
Since I have already too many pairs than I can handle, I'm avoiding big speakers as much as I can but couldn't leave these behind.
No P/B IC cable, some knicks here and there on veneer and not a huge deal at $125 but have a soft spot for Polk. :mrgreen:

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Klipsch RB81, KG3.5, B&W DM602.5, Polk.
Subwoofers: Klipsch RW10, Triad ProSub Bronze.
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,188
    edited June 2013
    Sucker for lost puppies:razz:
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited June 2013
    Wow, that's a score for $125!
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • halo71
    halo71 Posts: 4,436
    edited June 2013
    very nice deal you got!
    --Gary--
    Onkyo Integra M504, Bottlehead Foreplay III, Denon SACD, Thiel CS2.3, NHT VT-2, VT-3 and Evolution T6, Infinity RSIIIa, SDA1C and a few dozen other speakers around the house I change in and out.
  • Mystery
    Mystery Posts: 2,546
    edited June 2013
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Sucker for lost puppies:razz:
    I didn't loose them before. They were not studio version. :smile:
    nspindel wrote: »
    Wow, that's a score for $125!
    Now to sort what goes out... hmm...

    Klipsch RB81, KG3.5, B&W DM602.5, Polk.
    Subwoofers: Klipsch RW10, Triad ProSub Bronze.
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,798
    edited June 2013
    Those are studios just like mine, you got a good deal, there was a pin blade IC cable for sale that F1 was selling but it was sold pretty fast, at a good price, you will just have to swap out with your CRS IC or have Pepster make you one. Congarats on your find.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
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  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited June 2013
    Forget the interconnect, build a Dreadnaught.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • pglbook
    pglbook Posts: 1,997
    edited June 2013
    Mystery, that IS a huge deal for those speakers. Definitely a great deal. Congratulations!
  • cnh
    cnh Posts: 13,286
    edited June 2013
    They certainly "look" like studios?

    125? Really! The average going price for those is around $300+. Do you usually get your speakers at rock bottom prices? A set of Monitor 10s at 125 would be acceptable. SDAs at that price--well "few" here have seen that?

    They also seem pretty "minty".

    cnh
    Currently orbiting Bowie's Blackstar.!

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  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,312
    edited June 2013
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Sucker for lost puppies:razz:

    He's a sucker for ANY puppies :wink: lost or otherwise :biggrin:.

    Nice score
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • hertz9753
    hertz9753 Posts: 310
    edited June 2013
    Great buy! I can't find speakers like that where I live. :cry:
    AVR-Onkyo TX-NR808
    Front amp-Adcom GFA 555>Polk Audio LSi9's(Vr3 Castle Mods)
    Center amp-Adcom GFA 5400>Polk Audio LSi9 bi-wired(Vr3 Castle Mod)
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    Sub-Velodyne SPL-1000R
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,252
    edited June 2013
    Nice price!!


    I got a set of 2B's for $125 a few years ago
    I got a set of minty 1C's with original boxes for $250
    And I got a set of 1.2tl's for $500

    By far my best SDA purchases..
  • Mystery
    Mystery Posts: 2,546
    edited June 2013
    Thanks all...
    cnh wrote: »
    Do you usually get your speakers at rock bottom prices? A set of Monitor 10s at 125 would be acceptable.
    Hehe... I have had pretty good luck on Polks.
    3.1TL's for $250.
    2B standard for $160.
    CRS+ for $150.
    Monitor 12 for $100.
    Monitor 10 peerless for $75.
    Monitor 7 with sl2000 for $40.
    Monitor 7 peerless for $40.
    Monitor 5 for $20.
    S8 for $15.
    Monitor 4 for $15 and few single ones for around $5. :eek: :mrgreen:
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    And I got a set of 1.2tl's for $500

    By far my best SDA purchases..
    That is great price.
    If I find 1.2TL's for $500, I'll bring them home even if I have to walk over them in my living room. :idea:

    Klipsch RB81, KG3.5, B&W DM602.5, Polk.
    Subwoofers: Klipsch RW10, Triad ProSub Bronze.
  • PolkieMan
    PolkieMan Posts: 2,446
    edited June 2013
    I need to move to Denver:biggrin:
    nspindel wrote: »
    Wow, that's a score for $125!
    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
  • George Grand
    George Grand Posts: 12,258
    edited June 2013
    I like Jersey better, where you can get a pair for $10 with cable. Some kind of tax added west of the Mississippi I guess.
  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 7,032
    edited June 2013
    I wouldnt have left them behind either ....VERY NICE..AWESOME PRICE.... Up where i live you never see deals like that.... Enjoy
    Randy/Maine ..RTA15TL-Cs1000p
  • Mystery
    Mystery Posts: 2,546
    edited June 2013
    PolkieMan wrote: »
    I need to move to Denver:biggrin:
    So when are you moving?
    I like Jersey better, where you can get a pair for $10 with cable. Some kind of tax added west of the Mississippi I guess.
    That's a horrible insulting price.
    Even cable costs three times that.
    boston1450 wrote: »
    I wouldnt have left them behind either ....VERY NICE..AWESOME PRICE.... Up where i live you never see deals like that.... Enjoy
    Thanks.
    I just bought the IC cable from a fellow Polkie here so they'll be complete.

    Klipsch RB81, KG3.5, B&W DM602.5, Polk.
    Subwoofers: Klipsch RW10, Triad ProSub Bronze.
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,542
    edited June 2013
    I am pretty sure that Mystery has an fever and the only cure is more cowbell...er I mean big Polks.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

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  • Mystery
    Mystery Posts: 2,546
    edited June 2013
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    I am pretty sure that Mystery has an fever and the only cure is more cowbell...er I mean big Polks.

    May be that's true but I passed on 2.3's last month for $400 due to space as I will be just storing them at my place.

    Klipsch RB81, KG3.5, B&W DM602.5, Polk.
    Subwoofers: Klipsch RW10, Triad ProSub Bronze.
  • Mystery
    Mystery Posts: 2,546
    edited June 2013
    BTW, are these 2A or 2B?

    Klipsch RB81, KG3.5, B&W DM602.5, Polk.
    Subwoofers: Klipsch RW10, Triad ProSub Bronze.
  • PolkieMan
    PolkieMan Posts: 2,446
    edited June 2013
    Yea George Grand has a point speakers for less than a meal, if it wasn't so cold :lol:

    Mystery wrote: »
    So when are you moving?


    That's a horrible insulting price.
    Even cable costs three times that.


    Thanks.
    I just bought the IC cable from a fellow Polkie here so they'll be complete.
    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
  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 7,032
    edited June 2013
    Mystery wrote: »
    BTW, are these 2A or 2B?
    ....they are NOT SDA2b's im thinking cause they dont look like mine... A's maybe ? Studios ?
    Randy/Maine ..RTA15TL-Cs1000p
  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 7,032
    edited June 2013
    mystery wrote: »
    thanks all...


    Hehe... I have had pretty good luck on polks.
    3.1tl's for $250.
    2b standard for $160.
    Crs+ for $150.
    Monitor 12 for $100.
    Monitor 10 peerless for $75.
    Monitor 7 with sl2000 for $40.
    Monitor 7 peerless for $40.
    Monitor 5 for $20.
    S8 for $15.
    Monitor 4 for $15 and few single ones for around $5. :eek: :mrgreen:


    That is great price.
    If i find 1.2tl's for $500, i'll bring them home even if i have to walk over them in my living room. :idea:
    ....dang you stole all of them. Very good prices id say
    Randy/Maine ..RTA15TL-Cs1000p
  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 7,032
    edited June 2013
    Attachment not found....these ones say sda2a so maybe there the same. On mine the wood on bottom is around 3/4 inch showing. Those look like a bottom faceplate ? My zoom doesnt work the greatest on this device....
    Randy/Maine ..RTA15TL-Cs1000p
  • teekay0007
    teekay0007 Posts: 2,289
    edited June 2013
    Mystery wrote: »
    BTW, are these 2A or 2B?

    2B Studios - see the "B" sticker on the back? :razz:
  • boston1450
    boston1450 Posts: 7,032
    edited June 2013
    Attachment not found.....SDA2b mine
    Randy/Maine ..RTA15TL-Cs1000p
  • Mystery
    Mystery Posts: 2,546
    edited June 2013
    teekay0007 wrote: »
    2B Studios - see the "B" sticker on the back? :razz:
    Haha... if that's from factory, these are 2B's.
    boston1450 wrote: »
    Attachment not found.....SDA2b mine
    I had those as well with top wood plate and those are standard version 2B's weighing around 80lbs.
    These are studio version 2B's that weigh around 65 lbs.

    Klipsch RB81, KG3.5, B&W DM602.5, Polk.
    Subwoofers: Klipsch RW10, Triad ProSub Bronze.
  • George Grand
    George Grand Posts: 12,258
    edited June 2013
    Mystery wrote: »
    That's a horrible insulting price. Even cable costs three times that.

    Don't lecture me. I remember very well how horribly insulted I was. A real lesson for me. I never thought I could be horribly insulted enough to move at the speed of light.
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,798
    edited June 2013
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    Here you go Mystery Studio 2b's from the front and from the rear notice the B on the back of the speaker yours has the pin blade connection does it not?
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    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

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    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • Mystery
    Mystery Posts: 2,546
    edited June 2013
    gudnoyez wrote: »
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    DSCF0363 (640x480).jpg


    Here you go Mystery Studio 2b's from the front and from the rear notice the B on the back of the speaker yours has the pin blade connection does it not?

    Yep, then the stickers are from factory and these are pin/blade.
    So 2B they are. :)

    Klipsch RB81, KG3.5, B&W DM602.5, Polk.
    Subwoofers: Klipsch RW10, Triad ProSub Bronze.
  • PolkieMan
    PolkieMan Posts: 2,446
    edited June 2013
    So they are 2B with the older style cabs which are like the 2A, Polk did strange things.:question:
    Mystery wrote: »
    Yep, then the stickers are from factory and these are pin/blade.
    So 2B they are. :)
    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