Polk Monitor 10B vs Monitor 11

makaveli6103makaveli6103 Posts: 26
edited October 20 in Vintage Speakers
I have been using the 10B's with RDO-194 tweeters for the past few years and recently found a pair of Monitor 11s for really cheap. I hooked them both up to my Pioneer DX-D7000 that allows me to switch between the speakers easily to compare them. I think it has the peerless tweeters as it has the small hole in the middle. Immediately my wife and I noticed the highs are much clearer on the 11s than the 10s and the bass is much more refined compared to the 10s. One area I think the 10s are better are the mids. I am only allowed to keep one pair and currently am leaning towards the 11s. Any other opinions?

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,927
    The 11's are hands down the better speaker. Polk corrected the inherent comb filter problem of the 10's with the 11's.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,471
    Sell them both and get a pair of Peerless RTA-12B's. ;)
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,734
    I am only allowed to keep one pair and currently am leaning towards the 11s. Any other opinions?

    ::Que the whip crack::

    Come on man, there's always room for another pair (unless you've lost yours ;) )






    J/K
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,491
    I have had both the 10's & 11's. 10's ended up leaving the herd. Really enjoyed them too. I put spikes to them & it really improved the bass quite a bit. Enjoy them gems
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    Randy / Maine
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  • boston1450 wrote: »
    I have had both the 10's & 11's. 10's ended up leaving the herd. Really enjoyed them too. I put spikes to them & it really improved the bass quite a bit. Enjoy them gems

    I have wood floors. Any spikes you recommend?

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,927
    Big ones.
    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

  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,491
    If you decide to spike them, you can get disc to put under the spikes. Some come with the disc also. When I did mine I noticed a difference.
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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
  • xschopxschop Posts: 1,088
    How do the X-over components look in the 11's?
    A refresh will definitely clean up the mids in any old Polk set.
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,491
    So did you decide yet ? Just wondering if the Monitor 11 speakers are tagged R&L correctly for you.
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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
  • boston1450 wrote: »
    So did you decide yet ? Just wondering if the Monitor 11 speakers are tagged R&L correctly for you.

    Selling the 10Bs. But my 11s are not marked L&R. How can I figure that out?
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,491
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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: 6,491
    Im looking for it. I stumbled across it once. My 11's had the L&R stickers on them. They may be stamped on the cup on back. I cant remember. But very important. Maybe someone will chime in. Thx.... here is something interesting too. https://www.polkaudio.co.nz/blogs/reviews-resources/13947939-placing-your-speakers-for-the-best-performance
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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: 6,491
    edited November 13
    This was a FS post from Jesse. He knows these speakers well. Borrowed pictures
    screenshot from CP of the tags from speakers thhbmxqlvsr0.jpg
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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: 6,491
    edited November 13
    This may confuse you - as it still does for me. There is 2 different Monitor 11 speakers. The speakers you have are Monitor 11's & then there is RTA11 which some also call Monitor 11's. So be aware or this. If not already stated above. I can not find the article I read years back. I will browse again later when I get home. Hope some of this helps
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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: 6,491
    edited November 13
    Try pulling your MW woofers. They may be stamped on the label iirc. Worth a try. May be a good time to make sure you have all the "correct" woofers also.
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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
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,358
    boston1450 wrote: »

    Great Link!

    That's amazing that Model 11 had mirror pairs. 2 cross-overs in them. :o

    COOL! B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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