I have definitely lost it
Well my old faithful AR 312ho's midranges foam finally crossed the point of no return. Searching for tears in the surround with a flashlight and a finger full of silicone is no way for a respectable "audiophile" to live. I could have refoamed, but here was my perfect excuse to upgrade. Been scouring c.l. on and off for some suitable replacements. About 2 months ago I saw a listing with pics of these massive Polk speakers and the heading was, 64" tall polkaudio speakers for sale. You guessed it. They were the sda srs 1.2. They were local. Asking price- $500. At the time my Ar's weren't completely hosed, and I'm currently in a rather small living environment, so I didn't bite. They'll be way too big. I don't need all that. Overkill I said. But inside I was kicking myself. Last week my buddy got some new Polk Xt20's. For their size they are quite a decent sounding speaker. Actually surprised the heck out of me. He kept telling me to buy a pair. Now I like bookshelf speakers just as much as the next guy, but I drive a supercharged Mercedes, not a turbo 4 cylinder, and I respect the laws of physics. So I resisted the urge. Saw many nice speakers on c.l. but they were too spendy for my budget. I started wondering, "whatever happened to those monster Polks?" I have looked at so many speakers, I couldn't begin to remember what city I had seen them in or anything, and I figured for sure they were long sold. Someone had a pair of the monster sda srs's for sale at $1800 locally. Kicked myself twice for not buying the others when I had the chance. Then, as if Matthew Polk himself was guiding fate, there it was again last night, 64" polkaudio speakers for sale, see pics. But there were no pictures. Nothing to tip off other buyers. Listed as Polkaudio, all one word. Not going to alert the savvy c.l. searchers who would be looking for the key word Polk. Listed 4 hours prior. Space be damned, I emailed. Sure enough, the seller responded. And as of today I am now in possession of a one owner, nearly pristine set of what I think are actually the tl version of the sda srs 1.2's. For $500. Do I care that I can't move them more than 6" at a time by myself? Do I care that I will be removing the front seats from the 34' Holiday Rambler rv I currently call home so the speakers fit? Do I care that it definitely isn't enough space to fully enjoy what these speakers can do? Hell no! Like the post says. I think this time, I may have totally lost it!