vintage Polk brochures, anyone have any?

K_MK_M Posts: 1,519
edited October 31 in Vintage Speakers
Does anyone have any scanned they could post in a thread?
Or are there any threads showing the Polk line up from the mid 80s to early 90s

Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
B+W-Sold
Electro Voice EV-SIX
Infinity-Sold
Advent-Now gone
Yamaha A-S801
Yamaha RX-V377
Yamaha RX-A860
Yamaha RX-A3060
Harman Kardon Hk-350i
Harman Kardon Hk-........
Harman Kardon PM-665
Harman Kardon HK-775
Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,583
    2.0/3.0 - Marantz: PM8005 w/HT Bypass, NA8005 | Polk: LSiM703, LSiM706c | PS Audio: Duet, Power Port Classic, PerfectWave AC5 x3 PC | Wireworld Equinox 7 IC | AudioPrism Quietline MkIII x7 | Sanus UF30 | Acoustic Panels, GIK Soffit Traps

    6.1 - Pioneer Elite SC-05 | Pio BDP-51FD | Polk: RTi8, CSi5, F/Xi3, CSi3 | HSU Research VTF-2 MK4 | PS Audio: Quintet, Power Port Classic | DCF124BW x3 SC | Pangea: AC-9SE x2, 14SE, 14 PC | AQ Chocolate x2 HDMI | M850SW | Acoustic Panels, GIK Soffit Traps
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,966
    Plenty of them posted in this section.
    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

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,454
    Hermitism wrote: »

    my collection is distressingly limited.

  • JayCeeJayCee Posts: 610
    edited October 31
    NM..
    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☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,505
    The Monitor 5s I sold @dromunds had original box and manual. I don't know that Don has a scanner though.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,519
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Hermitism wrote: »

    my collection is distressingly limited.

    We had a few, but can not find them
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
    B+W-Sold
    Electro Voice EV-SIX
    Infinity-Sold
    Advent-Now gone
    Yamaha A-S801
    Yamaha RX-V377
    Yamaha RX-A860
    Yamaha RX-A3060
    Harman Kardon Hk-350i
    Harman Kardon Hk-........
    Harman Kardon PM-665
    Harman Kardon HK-775
    Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,334
    Nightfall wrote: »
    The Monitor 5s I sold @dromunds had original box and manual. I don't know that Don has a scanner though.

    I have a scanner but at the moment its not playing nice. I'll see what I can do. I have M7 stuff too, maybe some other.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,454
    Not brochures per se but still the beginnings of a trip down memory lane that may be of interest.

    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/180156/a-project-for-2018-compendium-of-polk-audio-ads-etc/p1

    The scans at https://www.americanradiohistory.com/index.htm are searchable now, so finding more Polk memorabilia there now should be pretty straightforward.

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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,500
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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
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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: 6,500
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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: 6,500
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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: 6,500
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    ...
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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: 6,500
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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: 6,500
    Sorry if I double pictured some of these. I have more out in garage I dont have scanner/copier. Ex took it. Have no problem emailing copy's from library or wherever
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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
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,558
    All I got...



    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,825
    I have posted several in the past and document compiling info on many Polk vintage speakers. There should be a stick thread for posting this stuff.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i; Technics SL-J2, Parasound PPH-100.

    HT:
    Marantz SR7010, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10 (DXi104 upgrade), Marantz UD5005, Pioneer PL-530, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, AVR-888, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, 5B, TSi100, RM7; Pioneer: CT-6R; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, CDR-615; Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii, Sony CDP-650ESD, Technics SA 5070, B&W DM601
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,358
    edited October 31
    I saw in the ad for the RTA14 bass speakers the statement at the bottom right recommends them to pair with the RTA12's.

    I thought they were perhaps designed to be a set.

    The statement says "Ultimate" and I would assume that would be correct. I've heard the RTA12B's for months now. With a 15" sub hooked up and it CAN'T sound any better a few of us have thought.

    I've been listening with a LOUDNESS button pushed on the past week or more and the RTA12B's sound fantastic that way too but the added sub or subs would be the way to go I think. That way, the woofers are eased from having to work overtime.

    Now I'm dreaming of adding a pr. of RTA14's to add to the 12B's and hear what POLK designers were playing with back then.

    It has to be even more MAGICAL than what I'm hearing now. I listened a while again tonight before unplugging everything before a storm blows through tonight.

    AGAIN!, they (the RTA12Bs) ARE VERY, VERY IMPRESSIVE INDEED! Life-like sound! ;) B) :p <3
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,453
    I am pretty damn sure I have a 2B manual that came with my 2B's. Let me look for it and I will see if I can scan it or at least take a picture of it.
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    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:
    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\
    My response is: If you need 60 seconds to respond in one sentence, you probably should't be evaluating Polk speakers.....


    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,358
    edited November 6
    Just another side note about my Polk RTA12Bs.

    I was listening to different Cd's and radio music on 2 different systems today.

    I found some Cd's in a changer a couple of weeks ago and one was PF's DSOTM re-mastered. I put it in a nice Denon 3800 player. It's hooked up to my old JVC 5540u receiver right now. With the "loudness" button pushed to "on", the rest of the EQ set to flat, the RTA12b's ROCKED!

    Today, the beginning track of that PF CD "Speak to ME's "heart beats" were vibrating things in the room because of the bass those speakers were putting out. Even I was getting hit with thumps. What a great match between receiver and speakers! It doesn't get much better than this!

    :) <3
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,505
    edited November 6
    Yesss! I feel pretty certain that the RTA12B and C's are the best non SDA vintage Polk's. They are so fantastic. Tony M joins the club, welcome. :)
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,519
    Tony M wrote: »
    Just another side note about my Polk RTA12Bs.

    I was listening to different Cd's and radio music on 2 different systems today.

    I found some Cd's in a changer a couple of weeks ago and one was PF's DSOTM re-mastered. I put it in a nice Denon 3800 player. It's hooked up to my old JVC 5540u receiver right now. With the "loudness" button pushed to "on", the rest of the EQ set to flat, the RTA12b's ROCKED!

    Today, the beginning track of that PF CD "Speak to ME's "heart beats" were vibrating things in the room because of the bass those speakers were putting out. Even I was getting hit with thumps. What a great match between receiver and speakers! It doesn't get much better than this!

    :) <3

    Yeah that is truly some loud deep bass,,,just be careful going "too loud" with the volume, that heartbeat can easily over excursion most woofers!
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
    B+W-Sold
    Electro Voice EV-SIX
    Infinity-Sold
    Advent-Now gone
    Yamaha A-S801
    Yamaha RX-V377
    Yamaha RX-A860
    Yamaha RX-A3060
    Harman Kardon Hk-350i
    Harman Kardon Hk-........
    Harman Kardon PM-665
    Harman Kardon HK-775
    Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

  • JazzheadJazzhead Posts: 59
    It's cool to see that old Polk literature. I have some of the same brochures from when I bought my original RTA-12's back in 1980. A blast from the past. My RTA's have been fully modded (westmassguy crossover re-do and many other structural, acoustical, and electrical modifications) and am impressed with the resolution these speakers are capable of when driven with the right equipment.

    Speaking of bass, I'm recently driving these RTA's with a new pair of D-Sonic M3a-600M monoblock amplifiers (with an Ayre K-5xeMP Preamp). I was emailing recently with westmassguy and he was saying that these speakers thrive on high current amplifiers. These outstanding amplifiers effortlessly crank out 800 watts each (8ohms). The bass they extract from these speakers is new territory for me. It's not bloated, room overpowering, one-note bass, but articulate, dynamic, tone-accurate, subterranean bass. The RTA's will produce deep pedal-note tones that you feel more than you hear. What I'm really liking about the D-Sonics is their ability to convey "presence" throughout the entire musical spectrum at very low volume. These amps are a great match for these speakers apparently. Also, I have no association with D-Sonic, I'm just a happy customer.
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