Polk Reserve Series R700

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  • Vasyl777
    Vasyl777 Posts: 5
    OK guys, I did this with a construction knife blade. I plucked up the courage and tucked the ring. Got access to six mounting bolts. I unscrewed them and just took out the tweeter with my hand. It should be noted here that magnets are indeed present both on the speaker body and on the ring itself. But the ring is held mainly by adhesive tape along its diameter.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,083
    edited June 7
    Check the voice coil for continuity with a DMM, VOM, or VTVM. :)
    That will tell you instantly if the tweeter is bad/dead (i.e., if it's the root cause of your no tweetage problem). It won't tell you whether the tweeter's working properly... but it'll give you valuable rule in/rule out information.

    If you don't have a meter, you can, carefully (!) test the tweeter with two clipleads and a small battery (e.g., a 1.5 V "AA" cell). Connect the two clipleads to the tweeter terminals. Hold one cliplead to one battery terminal (ideally the "-" lead to the "-" terminal -- but it doesn't really matter), then quickly/briefly touch the other lead to the other battery terminal. As the circuit is "made", the battery will energize the voice coil, and the tweeter diaphram will move if the tweeter voice coil is intact. The result will be a small "tick" or audible static as the connection is made. DO NOT leave the tweeter connected the battery as current will be flowing through the voice coil, creating heat! A 1.5 V AA battery should be pretty safe -- but better safe than sorry! ;)

    A DMM has a high input impedance and can safely measure the DC resistance of the tweeter's voice coil with no concern for the well-being of a (good) tweeter. :)

    PS If you don't have clipleads...well... heaven help you. ;)

  • Vasyl777
    Vasyl777 Posts: 5
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    heaven help you. ;)

    Thanks man, I think a qualified master will help me ;)
  • Irrenhaus
    Irrenhaus Posts: 1,021
    These speakers sound amazing. Very detail and an amazing punch low end.

    This trend kind of took a different direction but is all good in the name of Polk fans.

    The Amp noise is gone after a few on and off tries it went away power comes back silent and smooth once again.

    Cheers
    HT
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  • muncybob
    muncybob Posts: 2,682
    I've read nothing but good things about these speakers. I'm happy with my 2Bs, but I've got the itch to get a pair of these. Wish I had bought them when I had the discount code!
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
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  • Hi Vasyl777, if it's not prying (no pun intended) how did you blow out a fairly new tweeter in a high-end/high-res speaker? That's a little scary!
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  • Irrenhaus
    Irrenhaus Posts: 1,021
    For the center channel I am between the R350 or the R400 not sure yet what to get but need to do it soon as the sale ends today.

    I will also get the R900 for Atmos.

    Cheers
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    Polk R-700
    Rear- RT150
    Side- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Panasonic DP-UB9000
    Projector- Optoma CinemaX P2
    Screen- Silver Ticket Products STR Series 6 120"


    Audio Room 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Onkyo M-504, Marantz SA8005, NAD-C510

    Wharfedale - Linton, SVS SB12-NSD

    Minis Forum PC (streamer) and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;

    Schiit JOTUNHEIM and different headphones.

    Samsung 42" flat screen TV.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,605
    R400... stop procrastinating.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR21, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Yamaha CD-S2100 SACD Player.

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  • Irrenhaus
    Irrenhaus Posts: 1,021
    Ahhh the R400 have a 2 to 4 week lead time.
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    Polk R-700
    Rear- RT150
    Side- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Panasonic DP-UB9000
    Projector- Optoma CinemaX P2
    Screen- Silver Ticket Products STR Series 6 120"


    Audio Room 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Onkyo M-504, Marantz SA8005, NAD-C510

    Wharfedale - Linton, SVS SB12-NSD

    Minis Forum PC (streamer) and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;

    Schiit JOTUNHEIM and different headphones.

    Samsung 42" flat screen TV.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,605
    Irrenhaus wrote: »
    Ahhh the R400 have a 2 to 4 week lead time.

    Then I will expect a detailed review in 3 to 5 weeks... B)
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR21, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Yamaha CD-S2100 SACD Player.

    In retirement...TriangleArt Reference SE with Walker Precision Motor Drive,

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • Irrenhaus
    Irrenhaus Posts: 1,021
    Done now is wait time.

    Cheers
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    Polk R-700
    Rear- RT150
    Side- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Panasonic DP-UB9000
    Projector- Optoma CinemaX P2
    Screen- Silver Ticket Products STR Series 6 120"


    Audio Room 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Onkyo M-504, Marantz SA8005, NAD-C510

    Wharfedale - Linton, SVS SB12-NSD

    Minis Forum PC (streamer) and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;

    Schiit JOTUNHEIM and different headphones.

    Samsung 42" flat screen TV.
  • Irrenhaus
    Irrenhaus Posts: 1,021
    edited July 23
    The R900 arrived last Wednesday no time to get them setup. Will try today, but not sure maybe I want to wait for the center so I don't have to do the calibration again.

    Ahh tempted.

    Cheers.
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    Polk R-700
    Rear- RT150
    Side- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Panasonic DP-UB9000
    Projector- Optoma CinemaX P2
    Screen- Silver Ticket Products STR Series 6 120"


    Audio Room 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Onkyo M-504, Marantz SA8005, NAD-C510

    Wharfedale - Linton, SVS SB12-NSD

    Minis Forum PC (streamer) and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;

    Schiit JOTUNHEIM and different headphones.

    Samsung 42" flat screen TV.
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 585
    Could let’em break-in without calibrating while waiting for the center.
  • Irrenhaus
    Irrenhaus Posts: 1,021
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    Could let’em break-in without calibrating while waiting for the center.

    Good point.

    Cheers
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    Polk R-700
    Rear- RT150
    Side- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Panasonic DP-UB9000
    Projector- Optoma CinemaX P2
    Screen- Silver Ticket Products STR Series 6 120"


    Audio Room 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Onkyo M-504, Marantz SA8005, NAD-C510

    Wharfedale - Linton, SVS SB12-NSD

    Minis Forum PC (streamer) and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;

    Schiit JOTUNHEIM and different headphones.

    Samsung 42" flat screen TV.