Series 2 Monitor usage

Would like to know if this bookshelf speaker from the 80's has some users currently. I have a pair (had 2 pairs once) that I used in ceiling corners as Presence speakers. Tried them out as bookshelf speakers on my enclosed porch using a Bluesound PowerNode and I was pleasantly surprised. Had not listened to them in many years, never in stereo mode.

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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,118
    There was more than one model in the Monitor Series 2.
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  • OnlyPolk
    OnlyPolk Posts: 137
    Just like Paradigms I guess. (Is it V1,2,3 or 4). I think this is an RM3. Anyway, as I said, I never listened to them in stereo till now and I like the sound on my covered porch. I have a pair of B&W AM1's on order. Outdoor speakers. Thinking of sending them back and using the Polks. Or keeping the B&W's and using the Polks in a surround sound setup.

    They look like this (these are not mine)

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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,118
    No idea what those are. Definitely not the Monitor 2 series I know of.
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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 1,992
    edited September 2
    Those look to me like the RM3000 Series 2 Satellite Speakers. They were usually sold with the subwoofer. Like these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/224530492490?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&campid=5338381866&toolid=10001&customid=e90fcfe6-0c47-11ec-c041-613034343134
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  • OnlyPolk
    OnlyPolk Posts: 137
    Thank you, rings a bell, I've been sloppy about saving manuals
  • skrol
    skrol Posts: 3,092
    edited September 3
    They are the M-Series. I'm guessing the M3 or M3ii. I have a pair sitting around that someone gave me. I've been thinking about using them in my shop or garage.
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  • smglbrth
    smglbrth Posts: 1,326
    I used to have a pair of those, in white. They were decent sounding speakers, pretty much made for surround or garage/patio applications.
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 2,411
    I like my original series Monitor 7B's with Peerless tweeters.

    I also have a pair of Monitor 7 Series II with the SL-2500 tweeters.

    Has anyone replaced the SL-2500's in their 7's with the RD0-198's?

    If so, how did they compare with the Peerless 7B's?

    If been wanting to do this switch for some time.

    Along with a thousand other audio hobby things. :)
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,235
    Just make the switch to RD-0198 it's a great tweeter, you will not be disappointed.
  • OnlyPolk
    OnlyPolk Posts: 137
    One of my speakers has RM3 printed on the label. They are great speakers. Interesting that Polk called them 'Architectural' (perhaps that is standard lingo, I don't know). I just got a pair of B&W Architectural Monitors. They have a good bit more base but, and this is just based on a limited by memory comparison, I think the Polks are nearly as good.
    It's new Polk weekend, my R700's just arrived! :p
  • OnlyPolk
    OnlyPolk Posts: 137
    Is that something I can do (switching the tweeter), I don't have any skills unless it is just replacing and twisting wire. I upgraded the tweeters on my SDA2 but I had a speaker repair guy do that since he did some other work too?
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,500
    edited September 3
    He was talking to the guy above him with the Monitor 7s. There's nothing worth upgrading with those satellites.
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  • Irrenhaus
    Irrenhaus Posts: 980
    Wow the RM3 was my first Polk audio speakers as a teenager. I was using them with a Sony modular system like this one.

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