can i swap out my sda 2 tweeters (sl200) with peerless tweeters from monitor 4's ?

I have a pair of old monitor 4's with peerless tweeters. I hate the tweeters in my sda 2's. any issues with putting in the peerless?

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  • wispolkboywispolkboy Posts: 61
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    Its not going to fit nor will it sound right. Use the rd0194. Thats the drop in replacement.

    Thanks!

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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 739
    I agree a Peerless tweeter will not fit in an SL-2000 cutout without some work but besides the size difference why do people say they will not sound right and have different specs? I have some monitor 10As with the Peerless and they have the exact same crossover as the monitor 10s that later came with the SL2000 (and they sound great)
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,743
    delkal wrote: »
    I agree a Peerless tweeter will not fit in an SL-2000 cutout without some work but besides the size difference why do people say they will not sound right and have different specs? I have some monitor 10As with the Peerless and they have the exact same crossover as the monitor 10s that later came with the SL2000 (and they sound great)

    Normally the resistor in series with the Peerless has a higher value than SL2000 equipped Monitors. We don't have full T/S parameters on any of Polk's vintage tweeters.
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

    dhsspeakerservice.com/
    Exclusive Distributor of Gimpod's Custom SDA Circuit Boards


  • delkaldelkal Posts: 739
    edited February 2019
    delkal wrote: »
    I agree a Peerless tweeter will not fit in an SL-2000 cutout without some work but besides the size difference why do people say they will not sound right and have different specs? I have some monitor 10As with the Peerless and they have the exact same crossover as the monitor 10s that later came with the SL2000 (and they sound great)

    Normally the resistor in series with the Peerless has a higher value than SL2000 equipped Monitors. We don't have full T/S parameters on any of Polk's vintage tweeters.

    Do you remember approximately how much higher resistance? A little or a lot? I assume everything else is the same so the speaker has the same crossover point.

    I know there is a lot more involved. But if I had to pick one tweeter that could use a higher value resistor so it would play at a reduced volume..............It would definitely be the SL2000! :D



  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,743
    delkal wrote: »
    delkal wrote: »
    I agree a Peerless tweeter will not fit in an SL-2000 cutout without some work but besides the size difference why do people say they will not sound right and have different specs? I have some monitor 10As with the Peerless and they have the exact same crossover as the monitor 10s that later came with the SL2000 (and they sound great)

    Normally the resistor in series with the Peerless has a higher value than SL2000 equipped Monitors. We don't have full T/S parameters on any of Polk's vintage tweeters.

    Do you remember approximately how much higher resistance? A little or a lot? I assume everything else is the same so the speaker has the same crossover point.

    I know there is a lot more involved. But if I had to pick one tweeter that could use a higher value resistor so it would play at a reduced volume..............It would definitely be the SL2000! :D



    I checked on past projects, but don't have that info. The SL2000 has to be the most horrid tweeter Polk ever made. I know some people like it, but it's like fingernails on a chalk board to my ears
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

    dhsspeakerservice.com/
    Exclusive Distributor of Gimpod's Custom SDA Circuit Boards


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