Vintage Polk Audio Monitor Series 4 Speakers 4 82754

I just bought a pair of these on ebay for 50.00. did I get a good deal?

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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,139
    Do they have the Zelda triforce tweeters? If so that's about fair.

    Do they have the black dome Peerless tweeters with the home in the center? If so you got a pretty good deal, about half what they're worth.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,667
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Do they have the Zelda triforce tweeters? If so that's about fair.

    Do they have the black dome Peerless tweeters with the home in the center? If so you got a pretty good deal, about half what they're worth.

    How are those triforce tweets? I have TONS of the M4s with those tweets going for $30-$40 in my area but never bit because I don't know about the tweeters.
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,139
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Do they have the Zelda triforce tweeters? If so that's about fair.

    Do they have the black dome Peerless tweeters with the home in the center? If so you got a pretty good deal, about half what they're worth.

    How are those triforce tweets? I have TONS of the M4s with those tweets going for $30-$40 in my area but never bit because I don't know about the tweeters.

    That's just what I call them, it's not a common term for them.

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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • pkquatpkquat Posts: 716
    IMO The tweeters are ok. They are not as smooth and sweet as a peerless or RD0. They are detailed and I would say a bit crisp, but I never found them fatiguing. Less harsh than the SL2000, and IMO better at everything than the SL2500. They will rock if you push them, but there is no real bass.

    The main issue with the early M4's is port whistle if they get really low bass. The whistle is largely mitigated with the grills on, but that adds just a little chuffing. With the grills off you can hear it, especially if you boost the bass some for a fuller range, which is what I did when I didn't have a sub. Mine have the distinct vintage polk sound in the midrange. 5jr's do a bit better on bass overall.

    As I recall later versions had a larger shorter port, that chuffed instead of whistled.
  • Mike KozakMike Kozak Posts: 924
    they do have the triforce tweeters
  • Mike KozakMike Kozak Posts: 924
    Also bought a NAD 7220pe receiver to drive them. Excited to hook it all up!!
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 4,279
    I own the slightly bigger 4.5's nothing to get too excited about. Ok at low volume but that's about it.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,857
    They are near field monitors only, 80 sqft would be the most I'd expect them to fill. If you treat them as such, they should perform satisfactorily.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,667
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    Do they have the Zelda triforce tweeters? If so that's about fair.

    Do they have the black dome Peerless tweeters with the home in the center? If so you got a pretty good deal, about half what they're worth.

    How are those triforce tweets? I have TONS of the M4s with those tweets going for $30-$40 in my area but never bit because I don't know about the tweeters.

    That's just what I call them, it's not a common term for them.

    exbzxukp1krgbtlcitmz.jpg

    200px-ALBW_Triforce.png?version=539a162f78ea17014436f68b099d830b

    Love Zelda! I figured that was a home brewed name but I likes it. :)
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
    "Just because the thread is getting views don't mean much .. I like a good train wreck doesn't mean i want to be in one..." - pitdogg2
    "Those that don't know, don't know that they don't know." - heiney9
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  • Anyone know where I can get a pair of tweeters for these?
  • verbverb Posts: 10,203
    kshaff93 wrote: »
    Anyone know where I can get a pair of tweeters for these?

    Welcome to the forum!

    On eBay right now. A pair for less than 20 bucks!
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-POLK-AUDIO-MONITOR-SERIES-4-TWEETERS/382612387036?hash=item591579b4dc:g:xDsAAOSwxblbLcRh
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,330
    verb wrote: »
    kshaff93 wrote: »
    Anyone know where I can get a pair of tweeters for these?

    Welcome to the forum!

    On eBay right now. A pair for less than 20 bucks!
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-POLK-AUDIO-MONITOR-SERIES-4-TWEETERS/382612387036?hash=item591579b4dc:g:xDsAAOSwxblbLcRh

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,824
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    Those tweeters were ubiquitous for a while (quite a while).
    Here, e.g., is a pair of Cambridge Soundworks (CSW) Model Seventeens with the same (or extremely similar) tweeters.

    20082332145_9068bb39de_b.jpgCSW17 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    The earliest morph of the Polk Audio Monitor 4 used the same Peerless 1" silk dome tweeters as its contemporaries (Monitor 5, 7, 10). These were quite nice little loudspeakers (wish I had a pair, in fact).

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    source: https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/153961/polk-4s-with-peerless-tweeters
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,137
    edited November 2018
    musicap51 wrote: »
    If interested in purchasing email me at
    Sorry dude, you can't sell here yet.

    Forum sales rules: http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/98162/before-you-post-read-this
  • SlawmanSlawman Posts: 3
    My 4's have 4 ohm M4 tweeters Also has8146g And they are mane in Japan.
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,524
    Mine have that tweeter and are what introduced me to the Polk sound. I love that tweeter, for the period. Orchestral music was awesome on these things.
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  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 714
    The ones above with the Danish tweeters have been on my wish list but they seem to be kind of scare.
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