Polk Monitor 7 Speakers

If you have a pair sitting around which need a new home....let me know!

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  • george danielgeorge daniel Posts: 12,067
    Where are you located
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,171
    Georgia...SW of Atlanta about 45 min
  • george danielgeorge daniel Posts: 12,067
    Okay,, used to live in Fayetteville then Hampton,,, in Florida now
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,171
    Looks like the Monitor 5s are plentiful vs the Monitor 7s in my area. Anyone compare the 2 side by side? Im sure the 7s go deeper but honesty Im not a huge bass guy.
  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 2,173
    I have 5's now and had M7's previously. Both with the same tweeter (SL2500). The 7's were a little big for my bedroom setup, but I definitely liked them better. I don't think the 5's give up too much to them though.

    Bass was better with the 7's and the soundstage wider, but since I mostly use them for TV and movies, more than music, I am not a good barometer perhaps.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,665
    The 7's are great speaker, hard to come by though, at least in my area. Came across a one owner pair a year or so ago on Craigslist, first I had seen in years. Wanted $90.00 no problem, scooped them up.
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    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,596
    edited June 2018
    The Monitor 5s were/are just fine. If you can find the original morph, with Peerless tweeters... well... you could do far worse.

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,523
    I had 5s with peerless tweeters. In a nearfield setup (desk) I preferred them without a sub; one of the only pairs of stand-mount speakers I have even preferred to run subless. Love the tight, textured bass they put out, and in a small-to medium sized room I think they are quite satisfying.

    Have never heard the 7s unfortunately, but I would love to have a pair someday!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,596
    The 5 doesn't give up too much to the 7; both are IMO nicely balanced top to bottom with good, musical timbre (for lack of a better word). :|
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,171
    Here is a link to a pair of the 5s locally.
    Not sure which tweeter this is though....Ill do some research later:
    https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/ele/d/vintage-polk-monitor-4/6611734070.html

    I found a pair of 7s on Ebay out in VA. so shipping would be THAT bad....

  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 4,249
    edited June 2018
    That link was for monitor 4's with the lackluster sl1500 tweet. :(
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,171
    Yeah just realized that. Darnitt.
  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,231
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    Here is a link to a pair of the 5s locally.

    Uh.......those are 4s...


    Monitor 5s have the 8" passive radiator.
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,171
    Driving distance....

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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,171
    Someone give me a reason not to pick these up this weekend....
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,596
    edited June 2018
    Well, they have the infamous "silver coil" tweeter (EDIT SL2000 -- derp) and they're "Jrs" (smaller cabinets and smaller PR). I believe they're fairly inarguably inferior to the original Monitor 5 -- but they're also eighty bucks, and they won't be bad (depending on how you feel about those tweeters... I can tolerate 'em).

    Your call, I'd say.
  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,231
    Love my Monitor 5Jrs!!
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,523
    I had those 5jrs with those tweets. NO NO NO! Very bright, noticeably less bass. Very unbalanced sound, kinda like rti4s, but bigger and uglier. Just imho of course ;)

    Hold out for 5s or 7s with peerless unless you are going to upgrade the tweets.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,596
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    I...
    Hold out for 5s or 7s with peerless unless you are going to upgrade the tweets.

    Which can (still) be done, right?
    (upgrade the tweeters, that is)

  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,171
    80 bucks OBO.....40?
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,171
    edited June 2018
    :D. Looking closer at the cabinets 40 may be on the high side.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,857
    Near field, 5jr+ (which is what they are) are not bad at all if you feed them current. I have a pair (series 2) in the kitchen and they fill that 15x15 area very well and I find that the bass needs to be pulled back just a touch for correct balance.

    IMHO, YMMV
  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,231
    teekay0007 wrote: »
    Love my Monitor 5Jrs!!

    I think mine are Series 2. They have the SL-2500 tweeters.


    kevhed72 wrote: »
    :D. Looking closer at the cabinets 40 may be on the high side.

    What's the problem with the cabinets? It's kind of hard to see much in the one head-on pic. I'd be a little concerned that maybe they've spent a great deal of time in damp conditions with the heads of the screws on the faces of the tweeters being so rusted out.
  • CGTIIICGTIII Posts: 706
    How close to I-85 are you?
    Expect that there will be bumps in the road. Choose to not let them rattle you.

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  • CGTIIICGTIII Posts: 706
    I ask because I occasionally travel to Auburn or Biloxi from metro Atlanta. If I decide to sell a Monitor 7 pair I could potentially meet you near I-85. Mine are Series 2 with the SL2500 tweeter, which is very nice. They're also upgradeable without crossover modifications to the (I hear) even nicer RDO-198 tweeters.
    Expect that there will be bumps in the road. Choose to not let them rattle you.

    Lovin' my salvaged 10As! Assist to @lawdogg.
    Polk - SDA-2Bs, 11TLs, White RTi4s, RT35is, RTi28s, RT3s, S4s, M3s, various centers.
    Boston - S8, S6s, S4s.
    M&K V4, M&K VX-7B, JBL SUB150P, Jamo Sub 250, Realistic T1000s, and others.
    ​Thompson Adventures, Inc.
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,171
    I am right off I 85 near the Sharpsburg exit.
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,171
    CGTIII wrote: »
    I ask because I occasionally travel to Auburn or Biloxi from metro Atlanta. If I decide to sell a Monitor 7 pair I could potentially meet you near I-85. Mine are Series 2 with the SL2500 tweeter, which is very nice. They're also upgradeable without crossover modifications to the (I hear) even nicer RDO-198 tweeters.
    Keep me posted....I would be interested!!
  • CGTIIICGTIII Posts: 706
    Oops! If I knew yesterday... I had some friends passing there today!
    Expect that there will be bumps in the road. Choose to not let them rattle you.

    Lovin' my salvaged 10As! Assist to @lawdogg.
    Polk - SDA-2Bs, 11TLs, White RTi4s, RT35is, RTi28s, RT3s, S4s, M3s, various centers.
    Boston - S8, S6s, S4s.
    M&K V4, M&K VX-7B, JBL SUB150P, Jamo Sub 250, Realistic T1000s, and others.
    ​Thompson Adventures, Inc.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 4,249
    Not mine and I'm not sure they're local to you. btsc82m2ocih.jpghttps://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/ele/d/polk-audio-monitor-7s-obo/6629038207.html

    They're not mine but I saw that the OP was looking for a set of these.
  • CGTIIICGTIII Posts: 706
    650 mile road trip but doable! lol
    Expect that there will be bumps in the road. Choose to not let them rattle you.

    Lovin' my salvaged 10As! Assist to @lawdogg.
    Polk - SDA-2Bs, 11TLs, White RTi4s, RT35is, RTi28s, RT3s, S4s, M3s, various centers.
    Boston - S8, S6s, S4s.
    M&K V4, M&K VX-7B, JBL SUB150P, Jamo Sub 250, Realistic T1000s, and others.
    ​Thompson Adventures, Inc.
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