SDA 1c - Full Mods

Time to let someone else enjoy these fine speakers. Work/mods include: Sonicap Gen 1 caps, Mills resistors, poly switch removed, Cardas binding posts, all drivers Dynamatted and magnets glued, hurricane nuts installed, replaced bass inductor with Erse inductor, Black Hole 5 behind mid woofers, and RDO 194 tweeters. Exterior is all original. I would rate them a conservative 8 out of 10 cosmetically. Pick up 50 miles south of Chicago or I could drive to meet part way. Asking $700.00.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,349
    didn't realize you were so close
    GLWS
  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 891
    Thanks pitdogg. Listening to them right now and I wonder if I am doing the right thing. Same with the DCM Time Windows. I listened to them earlier today while I was on my computer in the office. Sigh. Where abouts are you located?
  • Dr_WuDr_Wu Posts: 159
    Those are gorgeous, Faustin. I've always thought that the CRS were the right size for our apartment, but still . . . the 1c's are like twice the speaker! Is 200wpc enough power for them? What did you replace the IC cable with?
  • verbverb Posts: 7,664
    Wow @Faustin those look sweet! And a great deal, IMO, since you did all the work! :smile: I'd be all over them (but I have 2 sets already)! :smile:
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  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 891
    ". . . the 1c's are like twice the speaker! Is 200wpc enough power for them? What did you replace the IC cable with?"

    200 wpc is plenty. Right now I am running an Adcom 555 which is 200 at 8 ohms and iirc 350 watts at 4 ohms and alternate between a Bottlehead Quickie tube pre and an Eastern Electric Minimax tube pre. . IC cable is Goertz Alpha Core speaker wire.
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,435
    Snag these while you can! Great deal for some fully modded 1C's.
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    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:
    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\
    My response is: If you need 60 seconds to respond in one sentence, you probably should't be evaluating Polk speakers.....


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  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 891
    Weekend bump - Price reduction - $650.00
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,701
    I'm preemptively jealous of the new owner. Those are gorgeous examples.

    GLWS
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,302
    Very nice set of 1C's at a great price. GLWTS.
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,818
    Fully modded 1C's are a very special speaker. Phenomenal soundstage, especially with a tube amp.
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  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,499
    I honestly can’t understand why you would want to sell these and keep the DCM Time Windows. Good speakers, but they cannot handle dynamics or they’ll blow up!
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,678
    I honestly can’t understand why you would want to sell these and keep the DCM Time Windows. Good speakers, but they cannot handle dynamics or they’ll blow up!

    Carlton, I believe that he's also selling the DCM's on a separate thread.
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,435
    edited January 21
    If you are in Chicago area, you are absolutely "stupid" if you don't buy these for $650. You will not find a better sounding pair of speakers for anywhere close to this price....guaranteed.

    Edit: Looking at your photos again, I see you are using the Goertz flat speaker cable. I use this in my home theater. It's good cable. I also recommend the Goertz Python cable. Good stuff.....
    Relayer-Big-O-Poster.jpg
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:
    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\
    My response is: If you need 60 seconds to respond in one sentence, you probably should't be evaluating Polk speakers.....


    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • ESavinonESavinon SRT Specialist Posts: 3,009
    Interested...
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  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 891
    ESavinon wrote: »
    Interested...

    OK. Let me know. Trying to thin the herd :/
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,169
    ESavinon wrote: »
    Interested...

    Hoarder! :D
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  • BigbangBigbang Posts: 188
    So good looking and I’m right down the road in Indy. Looks like you did all the modifications right. Damn. I’m tempted.
    I like to listen, tinker, listen and repeat.
  • BigbangBigbang Posts: 188
    I would but new speakers = new amp. I currently have an Adcom 545 matched with my diminutive sda-crs speakers and it sounds really good. If I add the 1c’s I need to at least think about upgrading to an Adcom 555 or better.
    I like to listen, tinker, listen and repeat.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,701
    So!?

    It's not my money being spent, lol :p
  • verbverb Posts: 7,664
    Bigbang wrote: »
    I would but new speakers = new amp. I currently have an Adcom 545 matched with my diminutive sda-crs speakers and it sounds really good. If I add the 1c’s I need to at least think about upgrading to an Adcom 555 or better.

    Welcome to our world! It's all about the journey my friend! Hope you get em, you'll never look back! :smile:
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  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 891
    These are still available. Have had some serious interest but nobody has stepped up to the plate. Might even have a Adcom GFA 555 for sale to make them sing.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,701
    edited February 2
    Faustin wrote: »
    These are still available. Have had some serious interest but nobody has stepped up to the plate. Might even have a Adcom GFA 555 for sale to make them sing.

    Given the current going rate for a 555, I dare say you couldn't find a better combo for $1200

    * Only basing this number off of the addition of the current asking price for the 1cs and the typical selling price on the Bay for the 555
  • BigbangBigbang Posts: 188
    edited February 2
    At the end of the day everything is worth what you can sell them for and what you would pay for them. Everything else is just numbers on a page. As well as what you might get divorced over.
    I like to listen, tinker, listen and repeat.
  • Beautiful. I used to have a set of these, similarly modded, and they were amazing. Wish I had the space for them, but need to get a basement finished before I could consider.
  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 891
    Going, going, Gone! They will have a new residence in the Big Apple. Got to meet a very nice Polkie and his lovely wife today and have some of that naughty audiophile talk. Thanks Rich for helping out a couple of Polkies get this deal done. I am sure the 1c's will be happy in their new home. Thanks Ed. Please mark these sold.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,678
    Congrats, good to hear they stayed in the family.
    So to be clear, Ed the SRT King bought these?
  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 891
    The hoarder........ ESavinon. :) And I also included some nice original Polk literature from back in the day. Oh, and la2vegas, from the looks of your sig, you are a hoader as well! :o .
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,169
    It was good to meet Bruce and his wife! Bruce mentioned it would be nice to have a get together for the local Polkies. That would be cool!

    I hooked up the 1C's before I store them. They sound great! Ed will wait for warmer weather before heading out this way to pick them up.

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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,024
    Glad another polkie got them, it would of been easy to fill the truck up and drive and get them. I thought about it a couple of times glad they were sold a 4th pair of SDa's was something I didnt need but wanted. Congratulations to the soon to be owner.
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