Need help with identifying this model and ohms

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  • skrol
    skrol Posts: 3,345
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    Yes, looks like an S4 with the plastic bezel removed. They were known to crack.
    Here are the specs.

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    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Benchmark DAC1, Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i; Technics SL-J2, Parasound PPH-100.

    HT:
    Marantz SR7010, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW110 , Marantz UD5005, Pioneer PL-530, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, AVR-888, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, 5B, TSi100, RM7, PSW10 (DXi104 upgrade); Pioneer: CT-6R; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, CDR-615; Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii, Sony CDP-650ESD, Technics SA 5070, B&W DM601

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  • CoreySansui
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    Made in 1994 ...
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 49,993
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    Looks like the S4, no idea about specs. Try a Google search.
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  • Gardenstater
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    Hmm cast baskets. Could you remove a driver and post a photo or two?
    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
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    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
  • CoreySansui
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    I did before and is only marked MW7000. I believe its 4ohms. I'm going to get a different pair that are 8 ohms. My 2000x will be better I think with larger and 8 ohm speakers...
  • Gardenstater
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    I did before and is only marked MW7000. I believe its 4ohms. I'm going to get a different pair that are 8 ohms. My 2000x will be better I think with larger and 8 ohm speakers...

    Always good to know the number. My interest was mainly in the physical and mechanical design aspects of the cast basket, which Polk didn't often go with afaik, seeming to prefer stamped steel even in the current Legend line.
    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
  • odcics2
    odcics2 Posts: 316
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    Pics of the cast basket would be cool. Thanks.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,784
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    Geesh you have the model number get your on look on. Sure doesn't look like a cast basket to me.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/185784041751?
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,784
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    Hmm cast baskets. Could you remove a driver and post a photo or two?

    You totally mis-read that brochure,
  • Gardenstater
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Hmm cast baskets. Could you remove a driver and post a photo or two?

    You totally mis-read that brochure,

    Touche! The wizardry of Polk marketing lingo. As a matter of fact I did search ebay and there was nothing at the time. Must be a new listing.
    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
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,784
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    Almost got to search daily anymore. The drivers are evaporating fast, not nearly as many or as much as there was several years ago
  • odcics2
    odcics2 Posts: 316
    edited February 2023
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    Hard to read that brochure on a phone! Thanks for pointing out the basket is metal, bent up to get less resonance. Designed here, made in Mexico.

    How does this series of speakers compare to earlier Monitor 7, 10 speakers?

    Anyone do an actual listening test between them??
  • Gardenstater
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    odcics2 wrote: »
    Hard to read that brochure on a phone! Thanks for pointing out the basket is metal, bent up to get less resonance. Designed here, made in Mexico.

    How does this series of speakers compare to earlier Monitor 7, 10 speakers?

    Anyone do an actual listening test between them??

    But not designed well to avoid internal sound wave reflections that can hit the back of the cone and get expressed as a lack of clarity.

    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
  • odcics2
    odcics2 Posts: 316
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    Reflection free design.
  • Gardenstater
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    ^^^Yep
    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
  • odcics2
    odcics2 Posts: 316
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    Did some searching around here and found out that the “old” Monitor 7 is a better speaker than the “S8 or 10”.
    Well, that’s good since I have a pair of originals, 7A and 7B speakers!