Got a pair of M10 Series 2, need to replace one of the SL2500 tweeter, SL2500 or RD0198?

mastergatmastergat Posts: 8
edited January 18 in Speakers
Hi, just got my hand on a nice pair of M10 Series 2 and one of the tweeter is dead. I'm wondering if I should get a SL2500 to replace it or upgrade both tweeter with the direct fit-in replacement RD0198? Also, if you guys would have 1 SL2500 or 2 RD0198 that you want to part out, I'd be happy!

Also! Would you guys recap the crossovers? If yes, I would need to source the exact same caps or there are better ones? I'm in Canada by the way!

EDIT: My bad, RD0198 instead of RD0194
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  • michaeljhsda2michaeljhsda2 Posts: 1,918
    Is there a fuse on the back?
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,282
    edited January 18
    Series Il will use the RDO198. Which is the replacement for the SL2500.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; Cables ZU Mission IC's, SC and power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All speakers have had crossover rebuilds, resulting in a small fortune invested in Sonicaps, and tweeter upgrades.

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  • @michaeljhsda2 at the back of the tweeter, no, you can only see the magnet.

    @motorhead43026 my bad, RD0198 indeed!
  • michaeljhsda2michaeljhsda2 Posts: 1,918
    I should have been more specific, are there any fuses at the binding-post cup? If there are try rotating the fuse in the socket, it could just be a bad connection.
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • I should have been more specific, are there any fuses at the binding-post cup? If there are try rotating the fuse in the socket, it could just be a bad connection.

    Nothing behind the binding post cup, only the crossover :(!
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,665
    You can't buy a new SL2500, so you'll need the buy 2 new RD0198 tweeters.
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,362
    198's are far better. Your ears will thank you. Yes on crossovers as they are old & tired. 10's are great speakers. Welcome to Polk forum
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    Randy / Maine
    SDA-CRS+ 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Stands w/Polk Logo & Spiked nicely
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  • boston1450 wrote: »
    198's are far better. Your ears will thank you. Yes on crossovers as they are old & tired. 10's are great speakers. Welcome to Polk forum

    All right, I'll go this way! I read that there's a discount for members of this forum directly at Polk? How can I get this discount, do I need to send an email to someone to get a quote?

    Thank you!
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,362
    call Polk & tell them your on Polk forum & they will discount you on order
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    ...
    Randy / Maine
    SDA-CRS+ 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Stands w/Polk Logo & Spiked nicely
    RTA15TL 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Gloss tops shine. Spiked nicely
    Cs1000p-Yamaha-Parasound-Acurus
    MIT speaker cables-Pangea powercords
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,362
    Every Polk Monitor or SDA upgraded tweeter ive done there is a very noticeable difference. Well worth the price. Keep old ones for spares Or sell em off. Make sure you have the speaker model 100% correct & the correct tweeter for your upgrade. Post pictures here can be very helpful
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    ...
    Randy / Maine
    SDA-CRS+ 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Stands w/Polk Logo & Spiked nicely
    RTA15TL 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Gloss tops shine. Spiked nicely
    Cs1000p-Yamaha-Parasound-Acurus
    MIT speaker cables-Pangea powercords
  • mastergatmastergat Posts: 8
    edited January 20
    boston1450 wrote: »
    Every Polk Monitor or SDA upgraded tweeter ive done there is a very noticeable difference. Well worth the price. Keep old ones for spares Or sell em off. Make sure you have the speaker model 100% correct & the correct tweeter for your upgrade. Post pictures here can be very helpful

    Here are the tweeters, SL 2500, so I assume I need 2 RDA0198, right?

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,299
    Yes the RD-0198 is the correct tweeter to replace those.
  • FYI and everyone, if you are in Canada, you can order them from a company in Ontario called Morgan Technology (http://www.morgantech.ca)! Got them at 40 CAD each which is cheaper than Polk Audio with the forum discount!
  • Installed my RD0198 and built the new crossovers! They are now rocking!

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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,362
    edited January 23
    Nice. I think you'll like those tweets. Nice work. Enjoy breaking in those crossovers
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    ...
    Randy / Maine
    SDA-CRS+ 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Stands w/Polk Logo & Spiked nicely
    RTA15TL 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Gloss tops shine. Spiked nicely
    Cs1000p-Yamaha-Parasound-Acurus
    MIT speaker cables-Pangea powercords
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,282
    Did you remove the poly switches?
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; Cables ZU Mission IC's, SC and power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All speakers have had crossover rebuilds, resulting in a small fortune invested in Sonicaps, and tweeter upgrades.

    Political memes posted as fact and accepted as fact, are sign language of the ignorant, for the ignorant

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there

    Social media makes dumb people dumber and smart people dumb then dumber.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,299
    That binding post cup looks a little rough. Is it sealed back there? If not that will affect bass output.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,282
    Good eye pit.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; Cables ZU Mission IC's, SC and power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All speakers have had crossover rebuilds, resulting in a small fortune invested in Sonicaps, and tweeter upgrades.

    Political memes posted as fact and accepted as fact, are sign language of the ignorant, for the ignorant

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there

    Social media makes dumb people dumber and smart people dumb then dumber.
  • mastergatmastergat Posts: 8
    edited January 24
    Did you remove the poly switches?

    I don't even know what it is :open_mouth: ! Can you point it out on this pic and tell me what they do and why should I remove them?

    b2wseus6ewfm.jpg

    If you are referring to this type of component, there was none on the board.

    RGEF500.jpg

    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    That binding post cup looks a little rough. Is it sealed back there? If not that will affect bass output.

    Yeah, this cup is damaged but it seals thightly!
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