This is nuts...

JayMX
JayMX Posts: 400
Picked up this mint condition pair of RTi A7’s today and one sounded like one of those rain sticks when I tipped it to load into my truck. Opened it up and I suspect a helpful child sometime in the last few years added some cabinet volume reduction accessories via the midrange port... Pistachio extraction ensued. Now nut free and they sound fantastic. No real story other than that. Very nice speakers - hadn’t heard a pair until today. Picked up a CSi A4 and a DSW Pro 440 along with the A7’s for $400. Headed to a friend’s home theater. I think he will dig them. That is all... 👍🏻😂

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Current Collection:
Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Modified Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), SDA SRS 2.3TL, R200's

Repair pile:
(1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

Pairs that have passed through:
Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 5b (SL2000) (2x pair), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10b (4x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, RTA 11T, RTA12c (194's), SDA CRS, SDA 2, SDA 2a, SDA 2b, SDA 1b, SDA 1c, SDA SRS 2 (2x pair), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s) (2x pair)

...and more to come, it’s a sickness.

Comments

  • smglbrth
    smglbrth Posts: 1,395
    Looks to me like a good case for leaving grills on..., funny!
    Remember, when you're running from something, you're running to something...-me
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,403
    Well you could of found deez
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,293
    That's like Ten dollars worth of nuts....
    Bonus!
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,373
    Awesome score! And the speakers look nice too!
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


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  • Nesmith98
    Nesmith98 Posts: 180
    Possibly some type of varmint's secret stash(looks like rice in there too). Well at least they weren't the red ones.
  • msg
    msg Posts: 7,136
    I'd have left one or two in there just for fun.
    I disabled signatures.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 2,912
    Don't eat those!
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 2,912
    edited May 2021
    Possibly for the first time in history, we have a view of the lair of the rare and elusive (possibly deranged, most certainly deaf) Polke Rat (<<David Attenborough voice)

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    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Crown D150 amp
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,229
    ^^Good one! Likely in his whispered voice.
  • JayMX
    JayMX Posts: 400
    Nesmith98 wrote: »
    Possibly some type of varmint's secret stash(looks like rice in there too).

    I wondered the same thing, but no droppings... and the stash was only in the top of the one speaker. However yes, there was a little rice and some seeds. Nothing was chewed on though. Maybe the “Polke Rat” didn’t have time to really make itself at home. Definitely a mystery... and right when I thought I got a great deal, these showed up today very close by... these are the cherry finish. I am sooooo tempted.

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    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Modified Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), SDA SRS 2.3TL, R200's

    Repair pile:
    (1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 5b (SL2000) (2x pair), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10b (4x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, RTA 11T, RTA12c (194's), SDA CRS, SDA 2, SDA 2a, SDA 2b, SDA 1b, SDA 1c, SDA SRS 2 (2x pair), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s) (2x pair)

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 21,293
    edited May 2021
    Had not for a Benjamin