Polk SDA 2b's For Sale

I bought these last summer with intentions of doing a complete overhaul, but have decided to move in another direction. And, I have come to the realization that I really do not have a good spot/room to enjoy these classic speakers. Cosmetically I would rate them a 7/10. The left speaker has a very, very faint ring on the top, probably from a drink being set on it. The side panels were loose, so I removed them, removed the old adhesive and reattached them with PowerGrab. They are completely stock accept for the tweeters which I replaced with RD0 194's. I have the original interconnect cable for them. I did purchase a pair of Gimpod boards from Dave (westmassguy) to be used for the crossover rebuild. I will include these with the speakers for a price of $400. If you do not want the Gimpod boards the price will be $325 and I will sell the boards separately. These are for pickup only. I am in zip code 60914, approx 50 miles south of Chicago. Let me know if you have any questions.

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  • la2vegas
    la2vegas Posts: 438
    Great looking Polks!
    Someone is gonna get a heck of a deal...
  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 3,139
    edited January 2021
    that's a lot of speaker for the $$$.
    GLWTS!

    P.S.
    12 hour drive for me....
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  • Faustin
    Faustin Posts: 1,105
    SIHAB wrote: »
    that's a lot of speaker for the $$$.
    GLWTS!

    P.S.
    12 hour drive for me....

    12 hours is nothing. You can do that in your sleep. I would even throw in a pot of coffee.
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,855
    Good luck with the sale nice price on those 2B's.
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  • Faustin
    Faustin Posts: 1,105
    Another weekend, another bump. I also found some Sonic Barrier and Dynamat in stock that I forgot I had that I will throw in as well.
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,402
    Surprised these are still here.
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  • Faustin
    Faustin Posts: 1,105
  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,671
    edited March 2021
    I have never owned SDAs and things are opening up with the Big Rona. All my family is still up there. What are the Gimpod boards used for anyways?
  • vulcan
    vulcan Posts: 77
    I will take the Gimpod boards. PM sent. Thanks.
    SDA 1C (wood)- Vr3 crossovers/ Gimpod board's, Larry's rings, RDO194 tweeters, Dynamat. Updated terminal cup and binding posts. Custom IC by Vr3 with Neutrik connectors. SDA 2B(studio)- SonicCraft crossovers(TL mod), RD0-198 tweeters. Hurricane nuts, DynaMat and JB Weld.
  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,671
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    What are the Gimpod boards used for anyways?

    You strap them on your feet and slide down a snowy mountain silly...

    Darnitt...and now they are gone!
  • Faustin
    Faustin Posts: 1,105
    Gimpod boards are sold. New price for the 2b's is $300.
  • Faustin
    Faustin Posts: 1,105
  • Faustin
    Faustin Posts: 1,105
    Another day another bump.
  • tophatjohnny
    tophatjohnny Posts: 3,471
    Had a set these when I first started out and loved them! Great price too ! Wow
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • dagame27
    dagame27 Posts: 522
    I've been trying to sell mine for quite awhile as well. What gives??!! Did the SDA fall out of favor all of the sudden?
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,370
    The problem is people who love them have no room for yet another pair and the rest of the world want tiny little Bose speakers.
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  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,284
    Location, location, location! Nothing good ever seems to turn up around here.
  • Could these be driven ok with 60watts at least till I can upgrade my amp? I currently have a B&K AV1260.
  • I’ve spent the last month trying to convince mamma we need these SDAs. Lol
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,402
    Could these be driven ok with 60watts at least till I can upgrade my amp? I currently have a B&K AV1260.

    Yes, just don't turn it up to 11.
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  • oldrocker
    oldrocker Posts: 2,590
    Could these be driven ok with 60watts at least till I can upgrade my amp? I currently have a B&K AV1260.

    I have a set of these that I have powered them with multiple receivers and amps.

    My set is very similar to these, I don't know there age off hand but it amazes me every time I utilize them, they sound
    really really good.

    A few weeks ago, I set them up, used a Pioneer SX 950, good sound.
    Then popped in a cheap "wanna be" tube amp, more good sound.

    Then for giggles and grins, popped in a Parasound amp. To this day I am shocked how good these puppies sound with some juice behind them.

  • Faustin
    Faustin Posts: 1,105
  • dagame27
    dagame27 Posts: 522
    Congrats! Now....who wants SRS2s?
    Chris

    Preamp: Anthem Pre 2L (Jan-Phillips Green)
    Processor: Integra DHC 80.2
    Amp: B&K 200.5
    SACD/CD: Onkyo 805 HD
    DAC: Eastern Electric Minimax Plus
    Bluray: Sony Playstation 4
    Mains: Von Schweikert VR2
    Center: Von Schweikert LCR15
    MIT AVT2 Cables
  • Faustin
    Faustin Posts: 1,105
    Mark these as sold! Still in the Polk family.
  • tophatjohnny
    tophatjohnny Posts: 3,471
    Congratulations! Great speakers!!
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • teekay0007
    teekay0007 Posts: 2,289
    Congrats on the sale, Bruce. Sweet pair of 2Bs!

    Congrats oldschlpolkie, on a great deal! You're really going to enjoy these.