The SDA SRS's have landed at Verb's house!

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  • ^^^^^^I listened to Frankenstein at a healthy volume recently on my 1.2's and I agree that song is downright amazing on the big sda's.
  • verbverb Posts: 4,447
    On some recordings, it seems as though my 19’6” by 15’8” room sounds as if the space is a full sized concert hall. Close your eyes, a double shot of Jefferson Reserve 35 year old wine-cask finished whiskey, and the illusion is complete.

    Had a couple of Jack & Diet Cokes at dinner (doubles no less!) and yes the experience was greatly enhanced! Dang dude, a whiskey rabbit hole? Sounds like fun!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,921
    I prefer the boutique whiskeys, and treat them as a desert after a good dinner. More than that would be dangerous to a guy that has more alcoholics in it than an Irish pub on a payday Friday.
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,447
    Tony M wrote: »
    I've heard the same phenomenon a few times myself with my SRS2's with a few songs but the one that I remember the most is with "Frankenstein".

    I've heard the sound come at me then beside me and then from behind me with Edgar Winter's song "Frankenstein". That long synthesizer run in the middle does it every time. B)

    I haven't heard another speaker set from another manufacturer do this, ever.

    So I admit, I heard this song before, but vaguely. Just watched the video, OMG this guys has got some talent! Gotta get this CD!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 4,447
    I prefer the boutique whiskeys, and treat them as a desert after a good dinner. More than that would be dangerous to a guy that has more alcoholics in it than an Irish pub on a payday Friday.

    Yep. Weekends are my time to indulge a bit. Funny too, as the Mrs and I are leaving out the door for dinner she reminded me "are you going to turn the pre-amp on?" What a woman! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,795
    edited November 2018
    On some recordings, it seems as though my 19’6” by 15’8” room sounds as if the space is a full sized concert hall. Close your eyes, a double shot of Jefferson Reserve 35 year old wine-cask finished whiskey, and the illusion is complete.

    I just bought all those "Joe Bonamassa" concert video's from different venues.

    I hope to watch them soon to see if they're done well. Reviewers say they are, so I should be in for a real treat. I might even set up my projector for one or two but then I'll have to hear them through the RT3000Ps as the mains. But that CS1000P center should have Joe's guitar sounding awesome "front and center".
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,669
    I blew my first (Hold your comments until the end) SL3000 tweeter in my 2.3TL's in 1992 while listening to "Frankenstein". You can probably guess at which part. :p

    I watched a Joe Bonamassa concert video of him performing ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid" and Zep's "Dazed and Confused" at The Royal Albert Hall, on YOUTUBE no less, and it sounded so good, it made me decide to upgrade/restore/modify the 2.3's!
  • Joe Bonnamassa at Royal Albert Hall is one of my go to cd's when someone new wants to hear my rig. His live stuff is very well recorded.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,795
    Joe's R.A.H. performance will be my first disc in line then. B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • I’ve seen Joe 3 times and he signed all my cd’s. Very nice guy. First time he was maybe 18 and there were 40 people at the blues club. He came and sat with us for a few minutes. He sure has came a long way since.
    Main System

    Marantz AV8802A PrePro
    Marantz MM7025 Amp rear surrounds
    McIntosh MC7205 Amp center, ceiling and mid surrounds
    McIntosh MC300 Amp front mains
    Oppo 203 Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS with VR3 monastery crossovers
    Polk FX1000 Mid surrounds
    Klipsch RP-440C Center channel
    Klipsch RP-15M Rear surrounds
    Bose 151 ceiling surrounds
    Polk PSW 650 sub
    5TB usb media storage disk
    Samsung 8500 curved screen 65" LED 4K

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    Oppo 103D Bluray
    Polk SDA-SRS 2
    Parasound HCA-1500A
    2TB usb media storage disk

    Polk CS400i center channel -in storage
  • verbverb Posts: 4,447
    So, since I swapped the tweeters on my SRS's, sadly I've only had about 15-20 hours of playtime on them.

    The big rig gets played on the weekends, during the week I mainly use my nearfield rig. Yes, I swapped em out in October! And yes, I'm a sad sack! :smile:

    Question for the esteemed CP community - How many hours should it take for them to fully break in? I've read anywhere from 100 - 250 hours. Please advise.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,217
    Mechanical break-in for the tweeter surrounds, and woofer surrounds and spiders for that matter, don't take as long as capacitors do. I had done some research a while back on surrounds when I was doing a lot of re-edging work. If I recall correctly, the vast majority of mechanical break-in occurs within the first few hours. There is a coil, so certainly some electrical break-in will occur as well.
    I'm getting old, so I could be wrong. Others with more familiarity can certainly chime in.
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,835
    Not sure about tweeters. I always assumed 40-50 hours like mid/bass drivers. I just play them and eventually they will sound the same every time you turn your system on ha!
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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 602
    Mine sounded great right out of the box. If you're not hearing much improvement you need to yank out those crossovers and send them to Dave
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    B&K Reference 50 Pre
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    Cambridge Audio DVD 99
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    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,795
    I'm thinking 40 hours for my first set.

    My newest set were already broken in and sounded fantastic instantly. B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,056
    edited January 2
    Pffftt break in horse hooie :p :p :p :p


    They were broke the moment "you" put them in ;) ;)
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