My Polk Monitor 12 Find

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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,445
    The RTA12s are true audiophile speakers. The Monitor 12s are not. They're fine speakers and they'll play loud, but not in the same league as the RTAs
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,734
    And leave the Monitor 12 tweeters alone. Swapping them will not be a positive direction.
  • TheKidTheKid Posts: 22
    Yeah- I thought the 12’s would be closer in SQ to Polk Monitor 10’s that I have owned in the past but they really are not for many reasons. I think the 12’s will do fine in the garage. Still don’t regret dropping $20 on them.
  • TheKidTheKid Posts: 22
    FestYboy wrote: »
    And leave the Monitor 12 tweeters alone. Swapping them will not be a positive direction.

    Are you talking about Monitor 12’s or the RTA 12’s?
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,734
    The monitor 12s, the RTA 12s should be updated.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,606
    TheKid wrote: »
    Decided that just makes sense to upgrade the RTA tweeters and just drop those tweeters into the 12’s. Not a upgrade I know but no sense in putting out more money than I need to given where these fit given other speakers I own.

    so you are putting the SL2500 tweeters in the RTA12's Is that correct?

    The RD-0194 are better tweeters by far. Your RTA12 XO will work better with the RD-0194.

    but hey whatever floats your boat.

  • TheKidTheKid Posts: 22
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    TheKid wrote: »
    Decided that just makes sense to upgrade the RTA tweeters and just drop those tweeters into the 12’s. Not a upgrade I know but no sense in putting out more money than I need to given where these fit given other speakers I own.

    so you are putting the SL2500 tweeters in the RTA12's Is that correct?

    The RD-0194 are better tweeters by far. Your RTA12 XO will work better with the RD-0194.

    but hey whatever floats your boat.

    No. The Monitor 12’s had one bad SL2500 tweeter so I was going to upgrade the RTA tweeters and take those tweeters and use them for the Monitor 12’s
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,606
    TheKid wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    TheKid wrote: »
    Decided that just makes sense to upgrade the RTA tweeters and just drop those tweeters into the 12’s. Not a upgrade I know but no sense in putting out more money than I need to given where these fit given other speakers I own.

    so you are putting the SL2500 tweeters in the RTA12's Is that correct?

    The RD-0194 are better tweeters by far. Your RTA12 XO will work better with the RD-0194.

    but hey whatever floats your boat.

    No. The Monitor 12’s had one bad SL2500 tweeter so I was going to upgrade the RTA tweeters and take those tweeters and use them for the Monitor 12’s

    Bad idea. Yes upgrade the RTA12 to the RD-0194 but the tweeters from the RTA 12 going to the monitor 12 are going to be going into a crossover not made for that tweeter.
  • TheKidTheKid Posts: 22
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    TheKid wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    TheKid wrote: »
    Decided that just makes sense to upgrade the RTA tweeters and just drop those tweeters into the 12’s. Not a upgrade I know but no sense in putting out more money than I need to given where these fit given other speakers I own.

    so you are putting the SL2500 tweeters in the RTA12's Is that correct?

    The RD-0194 are better tweeters by far. Your RTA12 XO will work better with the RD-0194.

    but hey whatever floats your boat.

    No. The Monitor 12’s had one bad SL2500 tweeter so I was going to upgrade the RTA tweeters and take those tweeters and use them for the Monitor 12’s

    Bad idea. Yes upgrade the RTA12 to the RD-0194 but the tweeters from the RTA 12 going to the monitor 12 are going to be going into a crossover not made for that tweeter.

    I will double check but I thought I had read that some of the early versions of the 12 used that tweeter but they also may have a different x-over to accommodate it as well. If that is not an option then I may just see if I can get an orphan 2500 off EBay. I am not going to sink much into the 12’s if they are only doing duty in the garage.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,606
    TheKid wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    TheKid wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    TheKid wrote: »
    Decided that just makes sense to upgrade the RTA tweeters and just drop those tweeters into the 12’s. Not a upgrade I know but no sense in putting out more money than I need to given where these fit given other speakers I own.

    so you are putting the SL2500 tweeters in the RTA12's Is that correct?

    The RD-0194 are better tweeters by far. Your RTA12 XO will work better with the RD-0194.

    but hey whatever floats your boat.

    No. The Monitor 12’s had one bad SL2500 tweeter so I was going to upgrade the RTA tweeters and take those tweeters and use them for the Monitor 12’s

    Bad idea. Yes upgrade the RTA12 to the RD-0194 but the tweeters from the RTA 12 going to the monitor 12 are going to be going into a crossover not made for that tweeter.

    I will double check but I thought I had read that some of the early versions of the 12 used that tweeter but they also may have a different x-over to accommodate it as well. If that is not an option then I may just see if I can get an orphan 2500 off EBay. I am not going to sink much into the 12’s if they are only doing duty in the garage.

    There was never a version of monitor 12 that used anything BUT the sl2500 tweeter. They came along after Polk had already started using the sl2500.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,242
    Your RTA12c...... do they have the peerless tweeters (black) or polk silver dome tweeters? There were several variations between the rta12b l and rta12c.

    I absolutely love my 12b.
  • TheKidTheKid Posts: 22
    CH46E wrote: »
    Your RTA12c...... do they have the peerless tweeters (black) or polk silver dome tweeters? There were several variations between the rta12b l and rta12c.

    I absolutely love my 12b.

    No Peerless with my 12C’s. Hope to replace the Silver tweeters next month since we have a upcoming vacation this month.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,242
    I doubt it, they should be the silver coil black faced tweeters. I always forget thier number. Sl2000 or ??????
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,606
    Well they came with all 3 and his silver tweeters comment lead my to the sl1000.
    Yes the sl2000 is the last tweeter thise came with. I do believe some later models still came with the sl1000.
  • You coul do a little experiment and turn the monitor 12s into SDAs just for fun ya know
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