RD0-194’s no more?

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  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,236
    edited September 22
    @CarlJacobson_POLK Rumor mill is running rampant. Any chance you can put an end to the speculation, current status and fate of the RD0-194-1, RD0-198-1 and MW-XXXX replacement parts? Would be greatly appreciated!
    TIA,
    John
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  • The actual part numbers are RD-0194-1 and RD-0198-1 Polk's parts number have always started with a two letter prefix, followed by a dash, then a four digit number another dash then any revision number.
  • Schurkey
    Schurkey Posts: 1,981
    The actual part numbers are RD-0194-1 and RD-0198-1
    Thanks for that.

  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,236
    The actual part numbers are RD-0194-1 and RD-0198-1 Polk's parts number have always started with a two letter prefix, followed by a dash, then a four digit number another dash then any revision number.

    Thanks for the correction. I know the correct nomenclature but can't figure out why I typed what I did???? :#
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  • Schurkey
    Schurkey Posts: 1,981
    edited October 9
    Schurkey wrote: »
    invalid wrote: »
    Does polk manufacturer them or do they someone else
    F1nut wrote: »
    Polk engineered them and have them made to their specs.
    In China, best I can tell. They're not marked that I've been able to find (which I think is a violation of import laws) so I can't tell for sure. It's why I've been reluctant to buy them.
    Just received mine. NO marking anywhere on the box or on the product. There's "Polk Audio" cast into the baffle, but no other ID or country-of-origin info.
    Schurkey wrote: »
    called Polk Customer Service this morning. I am still in their records from my previous purchases several years back. 4 RD0-198-1 plus 2 RD0-194-1 ordered, 20% discount applied. $320-ish with tax and shipping... ...They did not give me any grief about wanting four '198s. Never said or implied anything about low quantities. I was told I got the "last two" 194s, though.

    Tomorrow, someone else will get the "last two" 194s??? And the day after, yet another person will get the "last two"???
    call4randy wrote: »
    I just got off the phone with Polk CS and apparently they managed to find exactly two RD-0194 tweeters in their system. They are en route to my house.
    Schurkey wrote: »
    I hope they didn't pull "my" two '194s off the shelf, and package them up for you.

    Did you get yours? My shipment included the four RD-0198-01s, but I DID NOT receive my two RD-0194-01s. They're not on the packing list, they're not in the box, and no mention of a refund--but I haven't checked my credit card info yet.

    I guess I'll be on the 'phone to Polk CS Monday.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,231
    I received my 198's yesterday. The only thing that says Polk is the tweeter bezel, all paperwork and CC charge says Definitive Technology. Last time I ordered everything said Denon.
    Polk Audio must be their red headed stepchild...

    My one complaint it one of the tweeter bezels looks like it was dragged across concrete. In other words it has a gray rough cast to it. I tried to get a picture of it but it won't show up well.

    One of these days maybe I'll get some aluminum bezels from @xschop so it won't matter at all at that point.
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,425
    still waiting on mine . . .
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  • JayMX
    JayMX Posts: 361
    edited October 10
    Mine finally arrived after a trip from CA to UT to Vegas and back to UT - thanks Fed Ex! 🤬 198’s for my future 4.1TL project, 194’s in my SRS2’s and the final pair of 194’s in a pair of full mod 10’s I’m doing for my neighbor. Quick way to blow $500! 😂
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    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s), SDA SRS 2.3TL

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

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

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • Haven't gotten mine yet...

    Did you guys get a Shipping notification?
  • Schurkey
    Schurkey Posts: 1,981
    vader540is wrote: »
    Did you guys get a Shipping notification?
    No shipping notification, no tracking number. Had to call them and correct my e-mail address or I wouldn't have even gotten an order confirmation at all; and the order confirmation didn't list WHAT had been ordered.

    I figured they were on the way when FedEx sent me a text message on Friday saying I'd better be home Saturday, because they expected a signature for delivery.

    Calling Polk CS tomorrow morning to see what happened to my two '194s.

  • Schurkey wrote: »
    vader540is wrote: »
    Did you guys get a Shipping notification?
    No shipping notification, no tracking number. Had to call them and correct my e-mail address or I wouldn't have even gotten an order confirmation at all; and the order confirmation didn't list WHAT had been ordered.

    I figured they were on the way when FedEx sent me a text message on Friday saying I'd better be home Saturday, because they expected a signature for delivery.

    Calling Polk CS tomorrow morning to see what happened to my two '194s.

    Thanks, I'll give them a call today.

    I did get a order confirmation with what I ordered at least.
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,425
    edited October 13
    Rec'd mine yesterday . . . I don't know which one is 194 or 198. I ordered 2 of each.

    Except one tweeter has 2 skinny connections and the other has a fat 1 & skinny 1

    There are no markings

    Okie Dokie . . . just found this
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    yes RD-0198 has two different sized tabs to hook up the wires. RD-194 both tabs are the same small size.

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,231
    One tab should have red for the positive on the 194.
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,425
    edited October 14
    another thought . . . Polk packaging ain't very good. Both boxes (RDO-194 & 198) had a measly pouch of air/Bag of air . . . . Both boxes had crushed air bags

    Scuff marks found on all tweets.
    Me thinks it'll all rub-out. But still, a little more thought into packing would be nice

    Packing nuts might be "mo betta!"
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    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
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    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
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  • HzTweaker
    HzTweaker Posts: 599
    Folks hoarding speaker parts like they're toilet paper and its 2020 :D
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,115
    Midwest is now saying they will have more RD0194 tweeters, maybe February or March of next year.
    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

  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,682
    I got 1 pair of RDO 198s stashed away I need one more pair guess I better jump on another pair. Glad I'm not searching for 194's with them being scarce. Hopefully the 198s are still around for a while.
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,231
    F1nut wrote: »
    Midwest is now saying they will have more RD0194 tweeters, maybe February or March of next year.

    That should be about the time they unload the boat that has been trolling in place the last two months....
  • Schurkey
    Schurkey Posts: 1,981
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Midwest is now saying they will have more RD0194 tweeters, maybe February or March of next year.

    That should be about the time they unload the boat that has been trolling in place the last two months....
    ...dragging oil pipelines around with it's anchor.