Fully modded SDA SRS 2.3TL for Sale ---- $1300

SeaSea Posts: 319
edited February 2015 in For Sale (FS) Classifieds
I have come to the painful decision to part with these outstanding speakers. I recently acquired a pair of Carver Amazings and I am running short on space.

These have been in the Polk family for a while. I acquired them not quite year ago from Conradicles, He acquired them at some point from TNHNDYMAN. I bought these and a pair if 1C's about the same time.

I listened to these as they were on my downstairs system for several months and they were fantastic to start with. Over the holidays, I started making upgrades. Upgrades include....new RDO198 tweeters, all of the drivers have been dampened with dynamat, hurricane nuts on all drivers and tweeters, Black hole 5 applied behind the drivers and the magnets have been secured with locktite.

The crossovers were rebuilt with Sonic Caps in the high pass and Solens in the low pass. All resisters were replaced with Mills. The poly switches were removed and replaced with Mills resistors. An original interconnect is included.

The crossovers have about 150 to 200 hours of burn in and are really starting to shine.

I would rate these as a solid 8 or 9. The only visible issue is some snags on the grill cloth that you can only see in very good lighting. The top caps are in great shape.

All in all, I have around $1600 invested in these. I would like to get around $1300. I am located in Burlington NC, near Raleigh. The speakers can be auditioned.





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Main-Carver TFM35(2),Carver C11 ,Carver SD/A 360 CD,Carver TX11 ,Grace Digital Tuner, Pioneer PL707 TT,Polk SDA1C
Downstairs -Carver M1.5t, Carver C1 Pre, Carver TX10 Tuner, Carver TL3200 CD Player, Dual 1009 TT,Polk SDA SRS 2.3tl
Study - Carver AV634 Amp, Carver CT7 Pre, Carver DTL50 CD Player, Polk RTA12c
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  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,453
    Great speakers, great price. Run don't walk. Don't delay call him today! All the mods are already done!
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,304
    Do you consider the Carver's as better or just different?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • SeaSea Posts: 319
    Do you consider the Carver's as better or just different?

    That is a very good question. Best answer is very different. The Carvers have a very delicate and mellow sound. The Polks have a much stronger presence and are much easier to drive. The Polk's bass is much more authoritative. I think the Carvers image a little better.

    I wish I had room to keep both. In a way I am keeping both because I have a fully modded pair of 1C's that will stay on my upstairs system.

    Main-Carver TFM35(2),Carver C11 ,Carver SD/A 360 CD,Carver TX11 ,Grace Digital Tuner, Pioneer PL707 TT,Polk SDA1C
    Downstairs -Carver M1.5t, Carver C1 Pre, Carver TX10 Tuner, Carver TL3200 CD Player, Dual 1009 TT,Polk SDA SRS 2.3tl
    Study - Carver AV634 Amp, Carver CT7 Pre, Carver DTL50 CD Player, Polk RTA12c
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,192
    edited February 2015
    Just out of curiosity. How come some of these have the 2 doughnut drivers and some don't?

    Good luck with your sale. Man. I want them.

    Why don't you keep these and sell the 1C's?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • SeaSea Posts: 319
    Others will know better but I think the earlier non-TL versions had these drivers and a few other differences.
    Main-Carver TFM35(2),Carver C11 ,Carver SD/A 360 CD,Carver TX11 ,Grace Digital Tuner, Pioneer PL707 TT,Polk SDA1C
    Downstairs -Carver M1.5t, Carver C1 Pre, Carver TX10 Tuner, Carver TL3200 CD Player, Dual 1009 TT,Polk SDA SRS 2.3tl
    Study - Carver AV634 Amp, Carver CT7 Pre, Carver DTL50 CD Player, Polk RTA12c
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,058
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

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  • drumminmandrumminman Posts: 3,368
    GLWTS, that's a very good price considering the mods you've done. Someone should get these.
    "Science is suppose to explain observations not dismiss them as impossible" - Norm on AA; 2.3TL's w/sonicaps/mills/jantzen inductors, Gimpod's boards, Lg Solen SDA inductors, RD-0198's, MW's dynamatted, Armaflex speaker gaskets, H-nuts, brass spikes, Cardas CCGR BP's, upgraded IC Cable, Black Hole Damping Sheet strips, interior of cabinets sealed with Loctite Power Grab, AI-1 interface with 1000VA A-L transformer
  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 890
    Someone is going to get a great deal and a great set of speakers. GLWTS
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,300
    plenty of money but way too much road:(

    GLWTS very good price
  • SeaSea Posts: 319
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Why don't you keep these and sell the 1C's?

    I have deliberated long and hard but I just do not have the room for two large pairs of speakers. I have the 1C's in the LR and the WAF will not allow either of the big speakers to come upstairs.

    Main-Carver TFM35(2),Carver C11 ,Carver SD/A 360 CD,Carver TX11 ,Grace Digital Tuner, Pioneer PL707 TT,Polk SDA1C
    Downstairs -Carver M1.5t, Carver C1 Pre, Carver TX10 Tuner, Carver TL3200 CD Player, Dual 1009 TT,Polk SDA SRS 2.3tl
    Study - Carver AV634 Amp, Carver CT7 Pre, Carver DTL50 CD Player, Polk RTA12c
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,304
    Sea wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Why don't you keep these and sell the 1C's?

    I have deliberated long and hard but I just do not have the room for two large pairs of speakers. I have the 1C's in the LR and the WAF will not allow either of the big speakers to come upstairs.
    Try switching them out when she is not home... maybe she won't notice.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • TNHNDYMANTNHNDYMAN Posts: 2,153
    Thanks for the heads up and would love to have them back but $ won't allow at this time. I really miss these speakers and can only imagine how sweet they are now with the upgrades. GLWS
    2-ch System: Parasound P/LD 2000 pre, Parasound HCA-1000 amp, Parasound T/DQ Tuner, Phase Technology PC-100 Tower speakers, Technics SL-1600 Turntable, Denon 2910 SACD/CD player, Peachtree DAC iT and X1asynchorus USB converter, HSU VTF-3 subwoofer.

  • rtartrtart Posts: 748
    edited February 2015
    Really cool how you wall mounted them. Did you use glue or bolts? Like the tile and rug on the walls, as well.......

    Is the imaging better?



    :-)

    GLWTS!
    My 7.4.4 DIY HT:
    RT3000p fronts
    CS1000p center
    F/X1000 side surrounds
    RT3000p sats rear surrounds
    Polk RC-80i x 4 In Ceiling Atmos speakers
    2 x SVS PB12/Plus 2's
    Marantz AV-7702 MkII Controller
    Sherbourne 7/2100 200 x 7 Amp
    Emotiva BasX A-500 for Atmos
    PS-3 BD
    HD-A35 HD DVD
    Oppo DV-980H for hirez audio
    Technics SL-D2 TT, Grado Gold Cartridge
    JVC DLA-R46u projector
    Silver Ticket 120" acoustically transparent screen
    Berkline 090 electric recliners with Aura Bass Shakers
  • SeaSea Posts: 319
    edited February 2015


    HaHa. Photo bucket messing with me.

    Main-Carver TFM35(2),Carver C11 ,Carver SD/A 360 CD,Carver TX11 ,Grace Digital Tuner, Pioneer PL707 TT,Polk SDA1C
    Downstairs -Carver M1.5t, Carver C1 Pre, Carver TX10 Tuner, Carver TL3200 CD Player, Dual 1009 TT,Polk SDA SRS 2.3tl
    Study - Carver AV634 Amp, Carver CT7 Pre, Carver DTL50 CD Player, Polk RTA12c
  • SeaSea Posts: 319
    Bump
    Main-Carver TFM35(2),Carver C11 ,Carver SD/A 360 CD,Carver TX11 ,Grace Digital Tuner, Pioneer PL707 TT,Polk SDA1C
    Downstairs -Carver M1.5t, Carver C1 Pre, Carver TX10 Tuner, Carver TL3200 CD Player, Dual 1009 TT,Polk SDA SRS 2.3tl
    Study - Carver AV634 Amp, Carver CT7 Pre, Carver DTL50 CD Player, Polk RTA12c
  • SeaSea Posts: 319
    I really would like to pass these along to someone who will appreciate them. In a few days I will list on CL or Ebay.
    Main-Carver TFM35(2),Carver C11 ,Carver SD/A 360 CD,Carver TX11 ,Grace Digital Tuner, Pioneer PL707 TT,Polk SDA1C
    Downstairs -Carver M1.5t, Carver C1 Pre, Carver TX10 Tuner, Carver TL3200 CD Player, Dual 1009 TT,Polk SDA SRS 2.3tl
    Study - Carver AV634 Amp, Carver CT7 Pre, Carver DTL50 CD Player, Polk RTA12c
  • JhaymanJhayman Posts: 1,555
    Damn why are these 2.3's always in the USA...
    I would buy them in a second if you were up here in Igloo Land..
    GLWTS
    ATC SCM40's,VTL TL 2.5 Preamp,PSB Stratus Goldi's,McCormack DNA 500,McCormack MAP-1 Preamp,Pro-Ject Xtension 10 TT,Ortofon Cadenza Red/Nordost RedDawn LS Speaker cables, Bryston BDP-2, Bryston BDA-2,PS Audio AC-3 power cables
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,243
    Yup, this is a heck of a deal. It's killing me. If they were closer, I would have been driving to pick them up yesterday. Good luck with the sale.
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  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,818
    Wow sweet deal for someone. Can't believe they are still here!
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
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  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,863
    These are the best full range speakers I have ever owned.

    Bump for a great Seller!

    I may buy them back if none of you other slackers step up.
  • SeaSea Posts: 319
    These are the best full range speakers I have ever owned.

    Bump for a great Seller!

    I may buy them back if none of you other slackers step up.

    There here waiting for you............... :)
    Main-Carver TFM35(2),Carver C11 ,Carver SD/A 360 CD,Carver TX11 ,Grace Digital Tuner, Pioneer PL707 TT,Polk SDA1C
    Downstairs -Carver M1.5t, Carver C1 Pre, Carver TX10 Tuner, Carver TL3200 CD Player, Dual 1009 TT,Polk SDA SRS 2.3tl
    Study - Carver AV634 Amp, Carver CT7 Pre, Carver DTL50 CD Player, Polk RTA12c
  • Buy with confidence from Ed!
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  • SeaSea Posts: 319
    Thank you George!!
    Main-Carver TFM35(2),Carver C11 ,Carver SD/A 360 CD,Carver TX11 ,Grace Digital Tuner, Pioneer PL707 TT,Polk SDA1C
    Downstairs -Carver M1.5t, Carver C1 Pre, Carver TX10 Tuner, Carver TL3200 CD Player, Dual 1009 TT,Polk SDA SRS 2.3tl
    Study - Carver AV634 Amp, Carver CT7 Pre, Carver DTL50 CD Player, Polk RTA12c
  • SeaSea Posts: 319
    Bump
    Main-Carver TFM35(2),Carver C11 ,Carver SD/A 360 CD,Carver TX11 ,Grace Digital Tuner, Pioneer PL707 TT,Polk SDA1C
    Downstairs -Carver M1.5t, Carver C1 Pre, Carver TX10 Tuner, Carver TL3200 CD Player, Dual 1009 TT,Polk SDA SRS 2.3tl
    Study - Carver AV634 Amp, Carver CT7 Pre, Carver DTL50 CD Player, Polk RTA12c
  • BDTBDT Posts: 208
    Are these still available??

    Very interested.....I miss my 2.3tl's. Hmmmmmmm.
  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,152
    BDT wrote: »
    Are these still available??

    Very interested.....I miss my 2.3tl's. Hmmmmmmm.

    Not enough posts to do any buyin' around here yet! Hehe! :p

  • BDTBDT Posts: 208
    Boy...tough crowd!

    BDT (of the 4 Post BDT's)
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,666
    BDT wrote: »

    BDT (of the 4 Post BDT's)

    Say it......HAAAAAARRRRR!

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  • BDTBDT Posts: 208
    I can't believe they let you sit on Santa's lap!

    BDT (of the now multiple post BDT's)
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,110
    Where's that banstick again?
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