Super Score today... ;-)

MysteryMystery Posts: 2,462
edited July 2014 in Vintage Speakers
20140712
Got SDA-CRS+ with original stands real cheap from original owner.
He moved them all the way from Massachusetts and lost the interconnect cable.
I know whom to contact for that. Hint hint Larry... :wink:

Also missing are spikes on the stands.
Look good except few knicks and scratches on veneer.
Mid drivers move in/out freely.
Haven't tested them yet but PO said they work fine.

Oh, he also had a pair of JBL 2600 and Acoustic Research AR 206 HO bookshelves for sale.
Didn't need them but what the hell, I have so many already so got them as well.


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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...
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  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited July 2014
    Very nice!

    Regarding those JBL 2600s, I have a pair. Those titanium domes won't do you any favors and they have an UNBELIEVABLY HIGH FAILURE rate because there is a flaw in their construction!

    Replace them with a pair of these partsexpress Vifas and you'll be surprised at how much better they'll sound!

    http://www.parts-express.com/vifa-bc25sc06-04-1-textile-dome-tweeter--264-1028

    cnh
    Currently orbiting Bowie's Blackstar.!

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,897
    edited July 2014
    Nice haul.
    I know whom to contact for that. Hint hint Larry...

    Larry doesn't make cables.
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  • leroyjr1leroyjr1 Posts: 8,799
    edited July 2014
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,437
    edited July 2014
    Those CRS look great! How much is real cheap?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,474
    edited July 2014
    Very nice-i hate you :) those are beautiful. Love the stands too. Do tell us how you like the sounds of them. Enjoy
    ...
    ...
    Randy / Maine
    SDA-CRS+ 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Stands w/Polk Logo & Spiked nicely
    RTA15TL 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Gloss tops shine. Spiked nicely
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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,445
    edited July 2014
    Congrats, very nice find. You should make your own cable with SpeakOn connectors, and get rid of the pin/blade jacks altogether.
    Agreed on the JBL Titanium Domes, like finger nails on a chalk board.
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  • halo71halo71 Posts: 4,405
    edited July 2014
    You find so many deals there. Damn, I need to move to Colorado! Among other reasons....hehe
    --Gary--
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,474
    edited July 2014
    Mystery i just sold some beautiful AR 318ps tower & 216ps bookshelfs & 225ps center. Nice HT speakers IMO for what they are. I was leery when i bought them for cheap $$$. I redid the cabinets & they came out pretty nice. I just deleted the pictures on my computer :(
    ...
    ...
    Randy / Maine
    SDA-CRS+ 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Stands w/Polk Logo & Spiked nicely
    RTA15TL 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Gloss tops shine. Spiked nicely
    Cs1000p-Yamaha-Parasound-Acurus
    MIT speaker cables-Pangea powercords
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,265
    edited July 2014
    If you end up selling them I would like dibs..

    And I don't have a pin/blade cable, I sold you the only Blade/Blade I had, I will help you mod them for a DIY cable..
  • BigerikBigerik Posts: 149
    edited July 2014
    Very nice! Gotta love it when they have stands and all!
  • MysteryMystery Posts: 2,462
    edited July 2014
    cnh wrote: »
    Very nice!

    Regarding those JBL 2600s, I have a pair. Those titanium domes won't do you any favors and they have an UNBELIEVABLY HIGH FAILURE rate because there is a flaw in their construction!

    Replace them with a pair of these partsexpress Vifas and you'll be surprised at how much better they'll sound!

    http://www.parts-express.com/vifa-bc25sc06-04-1-textile-dome-tweeter--264-1028

    cnh

    I had 2500's before so I am familiar on their sound.
    I didn't get them to use but to flip.
    As long as they work I can triple what I paid for them.

    The AR's will make nice background bookshelves.
    F1nut wrote: »
    Nice haul.
    Larry doesn't make cables.
    I meant he's local Polk part store.
    But he's got skills to make anything :wink:.
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Those CRS look great! How much is real cheap?
    It's very embarrassing to even mention it for CRS+.

    When I got there, owner said many others called after me.
    I thanked him for holding it for me.
    He said, "You were the 1st to call and I'm not going to sell to another person. After all, honor is something we have to keep in craigslist".
    True that! icon14.png

    I was 1st caller even after 33 minutes of posting.
    boston1450 wrote: »
    Very nice-i hate you :) those are beautiful. Love the stands too. Do tell us how you like the sounds of them. Enjoy
    I had the exact pairs before so they are not new to me but the stands certainly are.
    halo71 wrote: »
    You find so many deals there. Damn, I need to move to Colorado! Among other reasons....hehe
    Ganja and music --> heaven although I only get the latter one to use due to work.

    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    If you end up selling them I would like dibs..

    And I don't have a pin/blade cable, I sold you the only Blade/Blade I had, I will help you mod them for a DIY cable..
    Thanks.
    If I go about replacing the pin/blade with speakon, need some guidance.
    For now, I will just cram something.

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    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...
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,474
    edited July 2014
    Colorado does seem to have a ton of Polk vintage speakers my SDA2b's came from there & i see tons of them often on Epay & Craigslist .
    ...
    ...
    Randy / Maine
    SDA-CRS+ 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Stands w/Polk Logo & Spiked nicely
    RTA15TL 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Gloss tops shine. Spiked nicely
    Cs1000p-Yamaha-Parasound-Acurus
    MIT speaker cables-Pangea powercords
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,268
    edited July 2014
    A regular gold mine over there!

    Nice catch!
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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,215
    edited July 2014
    Nice find, I on the other hand have been getting skunked lately :(
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,046
    edited July 2014
    Sweet and with stands enjoy them, I paid more for my stands then I did for 2 pairs of CRS+s so getting the stands with them makes that a awesome find.
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  • MysteryMystery Posts: 2,462
    edited July 2014
    All speakers work.
    I haven't tested the SDA's with interconnect cable but all drivers (except dimensional) seem to work fine.
    I'm confident the dimensional drivers also work.
    Need to DIY something.

    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...
  • PolkieManPolkieMan Posts: 2,446
    edited July 2014
    NICE

    When I bought my SDA 1C took with me for the demo an old radio shack speaker wire with RCA connectors on both ends, the outer ring (fingers) were bent outward and then broke off.
    That's when I found one of the (dimensional) drivers was bad he knocked off $50 for that.
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  • MysteryMystery Posts: 2,462
    edited July 2014
    Dimensional drivers work fine.

    I made a DIY cable using thick speaker wire.
    Used RCA leads for the pin and cut flat pieces from the same RCA casing that I removed to access the lead.
    So one provides material for both the pin and blade. :wink:
    Works great.

    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...
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,265
    edited July 2014
    You only need the pin, the blade side is really nothing without a dreadnought..
  • MysteryMystery Posts: 2,462
    edited July 2014
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    You only need the pin, the blade side is really nothing without a dreadnought..

    I thought so but some posts mention blade side is connected to ground so separated them out.
    Either way, it shouldn't hurt.

    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...
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    edited July 2014
    Blade side is connected to ground in order for the Dreadnought to work.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
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