SDA SRS 3.1TL

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,309
    ddog wrote: »
    I tried to get in on the group buy but the guy never sent me his info...

    Which guy? I'm confused. What info?


  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,334
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Which guy? I'm confused.

    And how much have you had to drink tonight? (I've only had 10 oz's so far (of vodka))
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,309
    audioluvr wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Which guy? I'm confused.

    And how much have you had to drink tonight? (I've only had 10 oz's so far (of vodka))

    I Do not drink.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,334
    I'm sorry. I forgot. Try ginkgo. Works for me, I think
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,677
    audioluvr wrote: »
    You don't use the disks on carpet. Those are only for hard flooring

    Excellent point.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,334
    Ha! I see what you did there....
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • ddogddog Posts: 211
    JayCee wrote: »
    Turning this into an outrigger thread....

    My house was built around 1915 and the mancave is on the second floor. Floors slope just enough from the side walls that leveling my 1.2tl's was a PITA with the once popular (on this forum) Myspikes.

    Have toyed with getting outriggers for several years. Not cheap but purchased my set from Soundocity in Oregon. These things are beefy. My 1.2's have the super large/heavy upgraded SDA inductors inside, estimate each speaker over 200 lbs, and no problem for the outriggers.

    Paul, from Soundocity, suggested running the outriggers from front to back and I opted for the nickel cones...sit on Herbies brass decoupling gliders. The tension spring and soft knob is smooth and makes leveling a breeze! With Herbies the speakers are easy to move and they helped to tightened up the bass. Combo looks nice, too.

    https://soundocity.com/product/outriggers-with-brass-cones/

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    That look really really nice!
    I've been all over the SoundCity website. Great stuff but man their expensive.

    No worries on the thread...any and all SDA upgrades and mods welcome.
    Keep them coming...

    I built bass traps today... I'll be back working on the 3.1's soon..
  • SchurkeySchurkey Posts: 1,893
    Spikes...on discs.

    Woof.
  • ddogddog Posts: 211
    edited March 24
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    ddog wrote: »
    I tried to get in on the group buy but the guy never sent me his info...

    Which guy? I'm confused. What info?


    @Toolfan66 ....PayPal info...for the group buy...

    I don't drink either..
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,309
    ddog wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    ddog wrote: »
    I tried to get in on the group buy but the guy never sent me his info...

    Which guy? I'm confused. What info?


    @Toolfan66 ....PayPal info...

    I don't drink either..

    So you need a case then is that correct? Do you have the torrid?
  • ddogddog Posts: 211
    Yes ...I figured it was a very nice case for the money and I'd fill it as I go.
    Itll all work out in time tho
  • JayCeeJayCee Posts: 565
    F1nut wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    You don't use the disks on carpet. Those are only for hard flooring

    Excellent point.
    Currently, they work and it does sounds better. May be contrary to prevailing thought but I respectfully disagree. Have moved many times in the past 10 years, so lots of experience w/many different floors and configurations. My system sounds better than ever.
    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, Perfectwave DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: Core Power Technologies EQUI=CORE 1800 Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends FLAC Streamer: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,699
    ddog wrote: »
    Yes ...I figured it was a very nice case for the money and I'd fill it as I go.
    Itll all work out in time tho

    There are 3? still available, but you'll have to wait a bit as Larry's busy with other projects. Once he's caught up, it shouldn't be an issue to get one sent out.
  • ddogddog Posts: 211
    FestYboy wrote: »
    ddog wrote: »
    Yes ...I figured it was a very nice case for the money and I'd fill it as I go.
    Itll all work out in time tho

    There are 3? still available, but you'll have to wait a bit as Larry's busy with other projects. Once he's caught up, it shouldn't be an issue to get one sent out.

    Hey thanks for the info...
    I put my "I'll take one" in on March 8th...just need PP info...(post 102 on 2nd page) but nothing.

    I'm sure he just got busy and overlooked me.
    It's all good as I'm not in any real hurry anyways.

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,677
    JayCee wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    You don't use the disks on carpet. Those are only for hard flooring

    Excellent point.
    Currently, they work and it does sounds better. May be contrary to prevailing thought but I respectfully disagree. Have moved many times in the past 10 years, so lots of experience w/many different floors and configurations. My system sounds better than ever.

    Did you try them both ways, spiked through the carpet and floating as you have them now?
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • JayCeeJayCee Posts: 565
    edited March 24
    @F1nut, absolutely. Have tested both ways and spent considerable time listening to both since last fall (and in previous years). I agree, in my past spiked through carpet was the bees knees. Having moved so often I'm well versed at redialing in my system.

    Also, I'm not categorically saying this will work for everyone. My initial thought is the speakers are very heavy, over 200 lbs. as modified, and I wonder if the load contributes to the so called synergy. Carpet isn't so plush and because of the weight is super compressed. I recall some debate a while back regarding the theory of decoupling a speaker from the floor. Not debating pros and cons but perhaps this is why it works.

    I should have qualified my last response by saying, as so often stated on this forum, try it out...what does anyone have to lose? In my situation, it does make a positive difference and I'm only speaking to my experience.
    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, Perfectwave DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: Core Power Technologies EQUI=CORE 1800 Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends FLAC Streamer: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,677
    Ok, thanks.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 483
    JayCee wrote: »
    Turning this into an outrigger thread....

    My house was built around 1915 and the mancave is on the second floor. Floors slope just enough from the side walls that leveling my 1.2tl's was a PITA with the once popular (on this forum) Myspikes.

    Have toyed with getting outriggers for several years. Not cheap but purchased my set from Soundocity in Oregon. These things are beefy. My 1.2's have the super large/heavy upgraded SDA inductors inside, estimate each speaker over 200 lbs, and no problem for the outriggers.

    Paul, from Soundocity, suggested running the outriggers from front to back and I opted for the nickel cones...sit on Herbies brass decoupling gliders. The tension spring and soft knob is smooth and makes leveling a breeze! With Herbies the speakers are easy to move and they helped to tightened up the bass. Combo looks nice, too.

    https://soundocity.com/product/outriggers-with-brass-cones/

    foon8ojwegya.jpg
    5q1mywn9gpyt.jpg
    2m7rldcw7l9w.jpg

    Those outriggers do look nice on the SDA's
  • JayCeeJayCee Posts: 565
    edited March 25
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    Those outriggers do look nice on the SDA's

    Thanks, I really like them. My goal was to widen the stance, ease leveling and look good. The stock posts, and then upgraded spikes installed in the factory positions, were always tippy. Outriggers really move the weight distribution. Soundocity offers a corner based outrigger that I really wanted...

    https://soundocity.com/product/corner-outrigger/

    ...but they recommended against it based on the weight of the speaker. The design would support the weight but didn't trust the mounting points. Might try them on my 1C's.
    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, Perfectwave DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: Core Power Technologies EQUI=CORE 1800 Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends FLAC Streamer: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • ddogddog Posts: 211
    Ok.. a little update on the mods to the theater..
    I built some riser boxes to get the 3.1's a little higher off the floor and more in line with the cc speaker.
    I built them out of 3/4" MDF sealed all the joints, filled with Rock wool, wrapped with acustic padding and cloth.
    Install spikes for feet.

    I also pulled down the screen removed the the 11tl's from their custom cabinets I built. After figuring out the volume needed for the 15tl's I noticed that I had to do was remove/relocate the the internal walls of the cabinet. Then make a new front baffle to add the extra drivers and I was golden.

    I put it all back together re-hung the screen and fired it up....sounded really good.

    I ran a few passes with ARC (Anthem Room Correction) of the Anthem avm60 and MAN!!! did it really come alive!!
    The 8 mw drivers along with 2 tweeters being powered by an Emo XPA-2 can really talk.

    The theater now has a total of 38... 6.5" mid woofers...includes the left & right, cc, 4 surrounds and 4 Atmos speakers.t383zbg2yu4n.jpg
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,303
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Trey's eye candy again! Very NICE!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,425
    Hmmmmmm those look familiar!
    - Not Tom

    Vr3Mods.com ///// Version3Audio.com

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • ddogddog Posts: 211
    Ok so it looks like I'll be receiving VR3's complete crossover over upgrade kit next week and I'll be back it with my SRS 3.1TL build journey.

    I have the Hurricane nuts, Allen bolts, No-Rez dampening and the Zynamat Xtreme in hand. I'm just waiting on the crossovers to arrive now. Oh... cabinets are already sealed and 198 tweeters installed.

    I have a quick question...
    The Dynamat, do you only apply it to just the legs of the baskets on the drivers.?
    Or is there other places I should apply it also..?

    Thanks in advance.

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  • cincycat13cincycat13 Posts: 854
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    I copied this from toolfan66 post and used it as a guide in the past. Looking forward to your posts as I just got a set of these as well.
  • ddogddog Posts: 211
    That's perfect..thanks.
    I wasn't sure if they were putting it up by the magnet but your picture clearly shows it.
  • ddogddog Posts: 211
    edited June 4
    I've finally finished my 3.1 build.
    Received the new "works of art" crossovers from Vr3 last week. Over the weekend I got them mounted along with the No-Rez, Hurricane nuts, Allen bolts, installed washers behind the bolt holes on the 198 tweeters and added Dynamate on all the drivers.
    They sound every bit as wonderful as everyone said they would.

    Big thanks to all with providing me all the information and help along the way in my journey of building these wonderful speakers...

    This forum is a great wealth of information and knowledge.
    Now let the burn in on these crossovers and many hours of enjoyment begin.

    Thanks again

    Steve
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,425
    Awesome! Need pics!
    - Not Tom

    Vr3Mods.com ///// Version3Audio.com

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • ddogddog Posts: 211
    edited June 4
    VR3 wrote: »
    Awesome! Need pics!

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    After going round and round about where to put the crossover I decided to just put it on the floor of the cabinet like all the others I've seen here. No one had anything negative to say about it so why not...right.

    I put the big coil up just above the terminal plate on the same side as the SDA drive.
    Didn't want anything right behind the PR.

    I put some No-Rez on top over the crossover.

    You did some beautiful work on the crossovers, to bad nobody can see them.
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