WTB...Polk SRT


Anybody have a set of SRT’s they are looking to sell? Mainly interested in the subs, towers and controller...but would buy the whole set if need be. Thx

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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,471
    I would strongly recommend the new Polk Legend line over the SRT at this time.
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,972
    There's nothing quite like a full SRT rig at 110dB. B)
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  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,251
    F1nut wrote: »
    There's nothing quite like a full SRT rig at 110dB. B)

    Truth.

    While I am sure the Legend series with the Atmos modules is formidable and modern. The SRT system was pretty incredible, especially for its time. A "Legend" if you will.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,489
    I heard the srt at Polk hq... For home theater... Not sure better exists!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 20,670
    VR3 wrote: »
    I heard the srt at Polk hq... For home theater... Not sure better exists!

    What were you about 13-14. Someone shared a picture of your group there, you were young little tad one.😉
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,489
    Yeah I was 13 I think but one doesn't forget the srt experience.

    Insane sounds pressure levels.

    For music it didn't do much for me then lol
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,972
    The hell with the HT aspect, Dark Side Of The Moon at full tilt.....unfrickingbelieveable!
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  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,356
    Truly great sounding speakers. I never had the chance to own them and scoring a full setup would be pretty amazing.
    If one can't find them in good shape and for sale, then the Legend series is one strong place to look for a Unique Polk experience.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,144
    Gentlemen, it is very rare that such a speaker(s) get such high praise from Polk.

    Why would they not use the technology they had back then and simply reintroduce the lineup again? No R&D, no BS, no if and's or but's.

    Like Nike said.....

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    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

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  • AsSiMiLaTeD
    AsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,715
    We just live in a different world today. The amount of money it would cost to produce and ship such a low volume speaker like that is insane, and I don’t get the sense that Polk is swimming in cash these days.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,144
    Hey man....they finally reintroduced the SDA, no? That came with R&D....and a lot of it.

    What I am saying is that they take all of the R&D from back then, apply it to a new cabinet with current finishes, wiring and a couple of small (yet effective) upgrades and call it whatever the heck they would like.

    It would be the same as building and designing a new speaker but with NO (or very little) R&D costs, the same basic technology and consumers would get what is so revered/desired.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,489
    The SRT mains today would probably cost at minimum 15 to 20k a pair.

    Restarting manufacturing on a 20 year old speaker would be way more complicated than just hitting play.

    I just don't think the srt would compete in that price point, especially with zero improvements or refinements
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,972
    A full SRT rig was $10k back then. I'd say that would be $30k today.
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 15,144
    30K in today's world? :'(

    I think I'll slide out now while the gettin' was gettin' good....

    Tom


    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,945
    Yup. A full blown SRT experience is something everyone should experience.......for sure.

    I'd love to own a set if I had the real estate to pull it off......
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,489
    edited May 15
    Yeah the complete system definitely 30k. I was just thinking the mains.

    How about those original SDA surrounds...or better yet the mains in the front and back
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • schwarcw
    schwarcw Posts: 7,298
    F1nut wrote: »
    There's nothing quite like a full SRT rig at 110dB. B)

    AMEN! I have experienced this at the SRT King's house. Quite the experience.

    The only weakness is that the build in plate amps for the integral subwoofers are junk. Most failed!
    Carl

  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,972
    edited May 15
    VR3 wrote: »
    Yeah the complete system definitely 30k. I was just thinking the mains.

    How about those original SDA surrounds...or better yet the mains in the front and back

    The full $10k set was towers front and rear, a center and two control boxes.
    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

  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,423
    edited May 15
    So for well under 30k, one could get a badass Polk/SVS/Marantz/parasound 5.2.4 setup:

    4 Polk L600s = $7000
    1 Polk L400 or L600 = $1800
    4 Polk L900 height modules = $2400
    2 SVS PB-4000 pros = $4400
    Marantz SR-6015 = $2000
    Parasound halo a 52+ = $3200
    Grand total = $20,800 plus tax (no discounts, which we all know can be had and most of these items if you are patient)

    I just can’t imagine that SRT system being better than this setup. For one thing, the SRT only does to 20 hz right? This would go damn near 10 hz in most rooms, and the headroom would be incredible. And with the SRT you will still need the Marantz and power, right? And you could easily get the L800s for the mains and still beat the projected SRT price…
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,471
    And if a driver fails, you can get a replacement. My trouble with the old SRT is if something bad happens, you are screwed.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR30, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp.

    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.”
  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,251
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    So for well under 30k, one could get a badass Polk/SVS/Marantz/parasound 5.2.4 setup:

    4 Polk L600s = $7000
    1 Polk L400 or L600 = $1800
    4 Polk L900 height modules = $2400
    2 SVS PB-4000 pros = $4400
    Marantz SR-6015 = $2000
    Parasound halo a 52+ = $3200
    Grand total = $20,800 plus tax (no discounts, which we all know can be had and most of these items if you are patient)

    I just can’t imagine that SRT system being better than this setup. For one thing, the SRT only does to 20 hz right? This would go damn near 10 hz in most rooms, and the headroom would be incredible. And with the SRT you will still need the Marantz and power, right? And you could easily get the L800s for the mains and still beat the projected SRT price…

    It would be interesting. The SRT had SDA. Swap out the L600's for L800's. Of course ATMOS is the newer tech over Dolby Digital 5.1' To make it fair your above system should only run in DD 5.1 to make a fairer comparison.

    Would be fun to do, for sure.
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,197
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    So for well under 30k, one could get a badass Polk/SVS/Marantz/parasound 5.2.4 setup:

    4 Polk L600s = $7000
    1 Polk L400 or L600 = $1800
    4 Polk L900 height modules = $2400
    2 SVS PB-4000 pros = $4400
    Marantz SR-6015 = $2000
    Parasound halo a 52+ = $3200
    Grand total = $20,800 plus tax (no discounts, which we all know can be had and most of these items if you are patient)

    I just can’t imagine that SRT system being better than this setup. For one thing, the SRT only does to 20 hz right? This would go damn near 10 hz in most rooms, and the headroom would be incredible. And with the SRT you will still need the Marantz and power, right? And you could easily get the L800s for the mains and still beat the projected SRT price…


    I'm close and DSotM SACD sounds great. Took a little tweaking with the Sony Bluray

    v585vd1req64.jpg

    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,972
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    So for well under 30k, one could get a badass Polk/SVS/Marantz/parasound 5.2.4 setup:

    4 Polk L600s = $7000
    1 Polk L400 or L600 = $1800
    4 Polk L900 height modules = $2400
    2 SVS PB-4000 pros = $4400
    Marantz SR-6015 = $2000
    Parasound halo a 52+ = $3200
    Grand total = $20,800 plus tax (no discounts, which we all know can be had and most of these items if you are patient)

    I just can’t imagine that SRT system being better than this setup. For one thing, the SRT only does to 20 hz right? This would go damn near 10 hz in most rooms, and the headroom would be incredible. And with the SRT you will still need the Marantz and power, right? And you could easily get the L800s for the mains and still beat the projected SRT price…

    Rated at 16Hz with an SPL of 120dB at 30Hz and a maximum overall SPL of 125dB. It is truly kickass.
    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

  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,489
    I can tell you that there is no replacement for displacement when it comes to effortless reproduction of sound.
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,423
    Oh no doubt I would love to hear a full SRT setup in all its glory! Just saying it’s very unlikely it would sell at 30k..
    Living Room 2.2: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Arcam SR250; Musical Fidelity A308; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology Power Monitor 700s mains, CLR-3000 center, StudioMonitor 350surrounds, ProMonitor 800 atmos; Sub - Monoprice Monolith 15in THX Ultra
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Polk RT25i; ACI Titan Subwoofer
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,423
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    So for well under 30k, one could get a badass Polk/SVS/Marantz/parasound 5.2.4 setup:

    4 Polk L600s = $7000
    1 Polk L400 or L600 = $1800
    4 Polk L900 height modules = $2400
    2 SVS PB-4000 pros = $4400
    Marantz SR-6015 = $2000
    Parasound halo a 52+ = $3200
    Grand total = $20,800 plus tax (no discounts, which we all know can be had and most of these items if you are patient)

    I just can’t imagine that SRT system being better than this setup. For one thing, the SRT only does to 20 hz right? This would go damn near 10 hz in most rooms, and the headroom would be incredible. And with the SRT you will still need the Marantz and power, right? And you could easily get the L800s for the mains and still beat the projected SRT price…


    I'm close and DSotM SACD sounds great. Took a little tweaking with the Sony Bluray

    v585vd1req64.jpg

    Man that setup looks killer! When am I coming over lol?!?
    Living Room 2.2: Usher BE-718 "tiny dancers"; Dual DIY Dayton audio RSS210HF-4 Subs with Dayton SPA-250 amps; Arcam SR250; Musical Fidelity A308; Sony UBP-x1000es; Squeezebox Touch with Bolder Power Supply
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology Power Monitor 700s mains, CLR-3000 center, StudioMonitor 350surrounds, ProMonitor 800 atmos; Sub - Monoprice Monolith 15in THX Ultra
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Polk RT25i; ACI Titan Subwoofer
  • TroyD
    TroyD Posts: 12,945
    edited May 16
    Well, back in the mid 90's I don't think anyone expected the SRT to sell much at 10K......I'm just saying, for surround/HT.....the SRT demo at HQ Polk was the best I've ever heard. Hands down, bar none. I've never heard bass reproduction like that. Ever.

    As has been alluded to though......replacement parts, particularly the controllers are made of unobtanium.
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut