1st Post & Recent 5JR+ Purchase

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Sharing a first post using the acquisition of a pair of 5JR+ speakers as the excuse.

I recently "re-commissioned" my late-80s gear (harmon/kardon receiver & Kyocera CD) and needed a pair of speakers.

I wanted to be period correct and fondly remembered my brother owning a pair of Polk speakers in the 90s. I quickly found a nice pair locally on OfferUp and paired them with generic speaker stands from Craigslist.

With research on the forum I bought and installed SL-2500 tweeters. I may update the crossovers at some point using member recommendations.

Some pics included.

Regards,

JR

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Yamaha R-V901 Receiver * Kyocera DA-310cx CD Player * Polk Audio 5JR+ Series I Speakers with RD-0198 Tweeters & Dynamat Xtreme * Schiit MODI+ DAC, Apple iPad Mini 5

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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 4,281
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    Nice and welcome! Those tweeters must be the RD0198, which is the upgrade/replacement for the SL2500. See picture below and attachment for Series II Brochure:

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    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Onkyo A-8017 integrated
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • JR67
    JR67 Posts: 5
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    Thanks George / NJ for the brochure and the tweeter info!
    Yamaha R-V901 Receiver * Kyocera DA-310cx CD Player * Polk Audio 5JR+ Series I Speakers with RD-0198 Tweeters & Dynamat Xtreme * Schiit MODI+ DAC, Apple iPad Mini 5
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 4,281
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    You're welcome. Those stands are very well suited for them! Which stands are they? Are they able to be filled with sand?

    How do you like the sound you are getting?
    George / NJ

    Polk 7B main speakers, std. mods+ (1979, orig owner)
    Martin Logan Dynamo sub w/6ft 14awg Power Cord
    Onkyo A-8017 integrated
    Logitech Squeezebox Touch Streamer w/EDO applet
    iFi nano iDSD DAC
    iPurifier3
    iDefender w/ iPower PS
    Custom Steve Wilson 1m UPOCC Interconnect
    iFi Mercury 0.5m OFHC continuous cast copper USB cable
    Custom Ribbon Speaker Cables, 5ft long, 4N Copper, 14awg, ultra low inductance
    Custom Vibration Isolation Speaker Stands and Sub Platform
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,345
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    Looks great.
    Those Kyocera components were very good and also quite beautiful. None too common, then or now.
    The Polks fit in very well.

    That hk receiver looks... familiar. ;)

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    (I think this one's the same model -- yours may be newer than this one,though)


  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,919
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    My 5jr+ had SL2000 so they could be RD0194 tweeters as well
  • SeleniumFalcon
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    Kyocera cassette decks were very nice, they used ceramic materials throughout the design to minimize audible vibrations from being picked up by the heads. I think they were a ceramics manufacturer.
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
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    That’s a good-looking set-up. Congrats!

    If space permits, I would recommend pulling the stands forward so the speakers are a little bit in front of the table to mitigate undesirable reflections. This should improve the soundstaging and imagining considerably.

    A little bit of toe-in toward the listening seat also recommended for improved center-fill.
    CD Players: Sony CDP-211; Sony DVP-S9000ES; Sony UDP-X800M2 (x2); Cambridge Audio CXC

    DACs: Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC III (x2); Denafrips Ares II (x2)

    Streamers: ROKU (x3); Bluesound Node 2i and Node N130 w/LHY LPS // Receivers: Yamaha RX-V775BT; Yamaha RX-V777

    Preamps: B&K Ref 50; B&K Ref 5 S2; Classe CP-800 MkII; Audio Research SP16L (soon)

    Amps: Niles SI-275; B&K ST125.7; B&K ST125.2; Classe CA-2300; Butler Audio TDB-5150

    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR55; Focal Chorus 705v; Wharfedale Diamond 10.2; Monitor Audio Silver-1; Def Tech Mythos One (x4)/Mythos Three Center (x2)/Mythos Two pr.; Martin Logan Electromotion ESL; Legacy Audio Victoria/Silverscreen Center; Gallo Acoustics Reference 3.1; SVS SB-1000 Pro; REL HT-1003; B&W ASW610; HifiMan HE400i

    Turntable: Dual 721 Direct-Drive w/Audio Technica AT-VM95e cart

    Cables: Tripp-lite 14ga. PCs, Blue Jeans Cable ICs, Philips PXT1000 ICs; Kimber Kable DV30 coaxial ICs; Canare L-4E6S XLR ICs; Kimber Kable 8PR & 8TC speaker cables.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,345
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    Kyocera cassette decks were very nice, they used ceramic materials throughout the design to minimize audible vibrations from being picked up by the heads. I think they were a ceramics manufacturer.

    Kyocera = Kyoto Ceramics. I think they still are, in fact (a ceramics manufacturer).

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  • bcwsrt
    bcwsrt Posts: 1,757
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    Very cool and tidy-looking setup!
    Brian

    One-owner Polk Audio RTA 15TL speakers refreshed w/ Sonicap, Vishay/Mills and Cardas components by "pitdogg2," "xschop" billet tweeter plates and BH5 | Stereo REL Acoustics T/5x subwoofers w/ Bassline Blue cables | Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum III integrated tube amp | Technics SL-1210G turntable w/ Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250 MM cart | Sony CDP-508ESD CD player (as a transport) | LampizatOr Baltic 4 tube DAC | Nordost & DH Labs cables/interconnects | APC H15 Power Conditioner | GIK Acoustics room treatments | Degritter RCM
  • JR67
    JR67 Posts: 5
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    Thanks all for the kind comments.

    @Gardenstater - Stands are generic (no name on them). I don’t believe they could be filled with sand in their current configuration.

    @mhardy6647 - Yes, very familiar. I notice yours has more presets. “4” = 40w vs. my “3” with 30 watts? Mine is circa 1988.

    @jbreezy5 - I had them positioned as you recommended. Current alignment/positioning helps ensure household harmony.
    Yamaha R-V901 Receiver * Kyocera DA-310cx CD Player * Polk Audio 5JR+ Series I Speakers with RD-0198 Tweeters & Dynamat Xtreme * Schiit MODI+ DAC, Apple iPad Mini 5
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,773
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    Nice silver RX-7.
  • JR67
    JR67 Posts: 5
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    @Clipdat - Thanks for noticing. It’s a ‘94 R2 and was my brother’s from ‘98 until his passing in ’18. Trying to be a good caretaker of it.
    Yamaha R-V901 Receiver * Kyocera DA-310cx CD Player * Polk Audio 5JR+ Series I Speakers with RD-0198 Tweeters & Dynamat Xtreme * Schiit MODI+ DAC, Apple iPad Mini 5
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,773
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    May he rest in peace. I'm sure he appreciates you looking after it.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,773
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    JR67 wrote: »
    @jbreezy5 - I had them positioned as you recommended. Current alignment/positioning helps ensure household harmony.

    Start slowly inching them out a quarter inch at a time over the course of several weeks/months until they are back into their original positions.