In Need Of MW 6503

In Need Of MW 6503. Where do I get these or do any members have good used ones. Thanks

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,355
    edited July 2019
    Ebay

    Might try polk customer service to see if they have any in stock. If they do better buy more than one. You will need to trim rubber around the screw holes so rubber is not trapped or against the screw head.
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  • SCHNEIDSCHNEID Posts: 2
    Spoke with customer service and they have "0" in stock. But he did mention a guy in Minnesota is currently in the process of making these. Maybe available in September sometime.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,521
    Midwest Speaker is going to make them. In the meantime, eBay.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,158
    Interesting. I had to look!
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  • windstrikerwindstriker Posts: 107
    If you used a aftermarket copy would u need to replace the matching original 6503 as well?
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,521
    They are supposed to be exact copies of the ones Polk was stocking, which were slightly different than the originals, so probably best to get matching sets.
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  • windstrikerwindstriker Posts: 107
    Does polk not stocking replacements anymore have anything to do with them merging with denon/marantz?

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,521
    It has to do with someone at Polk deciding they will no longer support vintage products. A damn shame, IMO.
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  • windstrikerwindstriker Posts: 107
    Agreed. I was just wondering. I ordered a pair of RDO 198 today. The customer service rep was talking about a clash of cultures they where having when the merged.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,521
    They may have meant the American and Japanese cultures, but both companies are owned by DEI (American), who calls the shots and would be the one deciding to stop support of vintage Polk speakers.
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  • DarqueKnightDarqueKnight Posts: 6,656
    We all knew this day would come...although it came much, much later than I expected.
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,486
    I really wish I had at least picked up a full set of new RDO 198's a few years ago..
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,521
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    I really wish I had at least picked up a full set of new RDO 198's a few years ago..

    I believe Midwest will be offering the RD0 tweeters.
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  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,505
    They've stopped carrying RD0's as well?
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  • windstrikerwindstriker Posts: 107
    They still have some
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,486
    But wasn’t there guys having issues with some of the newer ones?
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,505
    OK. I guess I will place my order tomorrow. I need 8.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,355
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    But wasn’t there guys having issues with some of the newer ones?

    No just the rd-0194's pretty sure
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,355
    xsmi wrote: »
    OK. I guess I will place my order tomorrow. I need 8.

    When you order ask how many are left please. I would like more myself so if you'd pm me or come back here that would be great.
  • windstrikerwindstriker Posts: 107
    edited July 2019
    He said they had 70 rdo 198s

    Also just looked and midwest has a stock of them it looks like.

    https://www.midwestspeakerrepair.com/shop/home-audio/tweeters/polk-audio-1-tweeters/polk-audio-sl2500-sl3000-1-inch-dome-tweeter/

    So question is midwest liscening the part designs to have these tweeters and woofeers made? Do they have a deal with polk to continue support?
  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 698
    Wow, so they look identical to the 198's.
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,462
    edited July 2019
    So question is midwest liscening the part designs to have these tweeters and woofeers made? Do they have a deal with polk to continue support?

    Typically (without getting WAY into the weeds on patent law), patents expire after 20 years. Therefore, any company is free to build and sell these drivers, so long as they are marketed as “replacement parts”, as The Polk name is protected by trademark (not patent) law.
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

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  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,505
    I need 194’s.
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  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,505
    180 194's on hand and 400 on order. And they are still honoring the Club Polk discount.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,355
    xsmi wrote: »
    180 194's on hand and 400 on order. And they are still honoring the Club Polk discount.

    good to know they did order more. The last time I talked to the rep he said that when gone they were gone.

  • pkquatpkquat Posts: 713
    Polk (Denon) is out of the 198's and have a back log list. They are scheduled to arrive in Sept. 194's are still in stock. AFAIK midwest is selling OEM polk tweeters. They are like a buffer warehouse.
  • xsmixsmi Posts: 1,505
    Just a heads up, fellas. I contacted Midwest the other day to get an update on their replacements and they have pushed their estimated time of delivery back to November.
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