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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,224
    edited August 2010
    The 1.2/1.2tl's always seem to hit the $1800-$2000 mark lately..

    It seems everybody shoots for the tl models, and I understand why but why wait a year or more for them?? the other SDA's are just as much fun to own.. If and when you find the tl's buy them then sell the others... I have yet to hear an SDA I don't like...
  • thejck
    thejck Posts: 844
    edited August 2010
    well wouldn't it make sense to buy a 1.2 and upgrade it to TL rather than spend more on a TL? As it is you will have to upgrade the crossovers and tweeters on anything you buy.

    the 1.2 seem to be going for much less.

    oh and lets not forget the curve ball. The 1.2TL's that went for 500 in denver :(
  • audio_alan
    audio_alan Posts: 770
    edited August 2010
    The 1.2/1.2tl's always seem to hit the $1800-$2000 mark lately..

    It seems everybody shoots for the tl models, and I understand why but why wait a year or more for them?? the other SDA's are just as much fun to own.. If and when you find the tl's buy them then sell the others... I have yet to hear an SDA I don't like...

    Good advice, Larry! I'm glad I at least have the regular 2.3's to play until I find a nice set of tl's.

    Not to mention, I can practice upgrading the cross-overs, sealing the cabinets, dynamat, etc., on a less expensive model. Then when I finally get the 1.2 tl's, hopefully I'll know what the heck I'm doing! :D
  • mmadden28
    mmadden28 Posts: 4,283
    edited August 2010
    Linky
    For sale pair of Polk Audio SDA CRS speakers in good cosmetic condition but the tweeters are not working. Tweeters are readily available and I saw 4 for sale on Craigslist earlier today.

    These are the original Polk Audio Stereo Dimensional Array (SDA) Compact Reference Series (CRS) speakers released in 1984. They utilize a phased array technology which substantially enhances the spatial separation between channels. The smooth high frequencies produced by the high dome tweeters are just stunning. They are particular good at reproducing the subtle tones of acoustic instruments.

    The cabinets are wood/walnut covered with a few scratches/ dings and a glass ring on the top of one. I made no attempt to clean or touch up the finish. I will leave that to you. The grills are not included with these speakers. One speaker grill mount has been broken off. No interconnect cable is available.

    Price is $ 145. If you are reading this, they are still available.

    **no affil**
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    HT:Onkyo 805, Emotiva XPA-5, Mitsu 52" 1080p DLP / polkaudio RTi12, CSIa6, FXi3, uPro4K
    2-chnl : Pio DV-46AV (SACD), Dodd ELP, Emotiva XPA-1s, XPA-2, Odyssey Khartago, LSi9, SDA-SRS 2 :cool:, SB Duet, MSB & Monarchy DACs, Yamaha PX3 TT, SAE Tuner...
    Pool: Atrium 60's/45's
  • jimbo1421
    jimbo1421 Posts: 772
    edited August 2010
    mmadden28 wrote: »

    Serious keyword abuse. I hate that.
    5.1 System:
    TCL R613 55" 4K
    Front: SRS-3.1TL
    Center: CS400i
    Surround: Monitor 10B
    PSW10 subwoofer
    Onkyo PR-SC886P Pre/Pro
    NAD T955 5 channel power amplifier
    Technics SL-1710 MK2 turntable
    Audio-Technica AT14Sa cartridge
    Parasound P3 pre-amp
    Oppo BDP-103 Blu-Ray
    2014 MacBook Pro 2.8 GHz

    2.0 Office System:
    Monitor 10A (Peerless)
    Outlaw 1050 receiver
    Parasound HCA-1000A power amp
    MacPro
  • mmadden28
    mmadden28 Posts: 4,283
    edited August 2010
    jimbo1421 wrote: »
    Serious keyword abuse. I hate that.

    Ditto!
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    HT:Onkyo 805, Emotiva XPA-5, Mitsu 52" 1080p DLP / polkaudio RTi12, CSIa6, FXi3, uPro4K
    2-chnl : Pio DV-46AV (SACD), Dodd ELP, Emotiva XPA-1s, XPA-2, Odyssey Khartago, LSi9, SDA-SRS 2 :cool:, SB Duet, MSB & Monarchy DACs, Yamaha PX3 TT, SAE Tuner...
    Pool: Atrium 60's/45's
  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited August 2010
    What the frig are all those keywords for?
  • mmadden28
    mmadden28 Posts: 4,283
    edited August 2010
    What the frig are all those keywords for?

    For searches--If somebody were searching for "Totem" they would get his ad in their results since "Totem" is in his list of keywords, thus increasing the visibility of his ad. With the massive amount of keywords he is vastly increasing his visibility at the expense of skewing search results for the masses.
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    HT:Onkyo 805, Emotiva XPA-5, Mitsu 52" 1080p DLP / polkaudio RTi12, CSIa6, FXi3, uPro4K
    2-chnl : Pio DV-46AV (SACD), Dodd ELP, Emotiva XPA-1s, XPA-2, Odyssey Khartago, LSi9, SDA-SRS 2 :cool:, SB Duet, MSB & Monarchy DACs, Yamaha PX3 TT, SAE Tuner...
    Pool: Atrium 60's/45's
  • coolsax
    coolsax Posts: 1,824
    edited August 2010
    not sure how good this price is as i'm not too up to date on SDA at all, but some SRS's in Austin, no affilliation

    http://austin.craigslist.org/ele/1919616755.html
    Main 2ch -
    BlueSound Node->Ethereal optical cable->Peachtree Audio Nova 150->GoldenEar Triton 2+
    TT - Pro-ject Classic SB with Sumiko Bluepoint.

    TV 3.1 system -
    Denon 3500 -> Dynaudio Excite 32/22
  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited August 2010
    mmadden28 wrote: »
    For searches--If somebody were searching for "Totem" they would get his ad in their results since "Totem" is in his list of keywords, thus increasing the visibility of his ad. With the massive amount of keywords he is vastly increasing his visibility at the expense of skewing search results for the masses.

    Ah I see! Thanks for the info Mike!
  • helipilotdoug
    helipilotdoug Posts: 1,229
    edited August 2010
    coolsax wrote: »
    not sure how good this price is as i'm not too up to date on SDA at all, but some SRS's in Austin, no affilliation

    http://austin.craigslist.org/ele/1919616755.html

    Thanks for this. I'm going to check them out.
    Sunfire Theater Grand IV
    Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature
    SRS 2.1TL
    SDA 2BTL's
    CSiA6
    FXiA4
    FXiA6
    SDA 2A's
    Monitor 10A's

    http://www.douglasconnection.com
  • mmadden28
    mmadden28 Posts: 4,283
    edited August 2010
    Thanks for this. I'm going to check them out.

    Read up on the Passive radiator push test
    Ask if any upgrades have been done and if any drivers have been replaced at all. Also check if the seller has the interconnect cable and if they still have the boxes and/or owners manual. Obviously they are not critical, but are nice to have if they have them.
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    HT:Onkyo 805, Emotiva XPA-5, Mitsu 52" 1080p DLP / polkaudio RTi12, CSIa6, FXi3, uPro4K
    2-chnl : Pio DV-46AV (SACD), Dodd ELP, Emotiva XPA-1s, XPA-2, Odyssey Khartago, LSi9, SDA-SRS 2 :cool:, SB Duet, MSB & Monarchy DACs, Yamaha PX3 TT, SAE Tuner...
    Pool: Atrium 60's/45's
  • helipilotdoug
    helipilotdoug Posts: 1,229
    edited August 2010
    Thanks for this. I'm going to check them out.

    Picked them up this morning. Very nice set of SRS II's. Wood is very good. Cloth is OK, but could stand replacement because of a few pulls. All drivers move, and the PR test was great. Have not hooked them up yet, but will this weekend sometime. Thanks coolsax! :)
    Sunfire Theater Grand IV
    Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature
    SRS 2.1TL
    SDA 2BTL's
    CSiA6
    FXiA4
    FXiA6
    SDA 2A's
    Monitor 10A's

    http://www.douglasconnection.com
  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited August 2010
    Picked them up this morning. Very nice set of SRS II's. Wood is very good. Cloth is OK, but could stand replacement because of a few pulls. All drivers move, and the PR test was great. Have not hooked them up yet, but will this weekend sometime. Thanks coolsax! :)

    Don't forget to post your impressions.:)
  • devani
    devani Posts: 1,497
    edited September 2010
    Lasareath wrote: »
    Found these a few days ago, I'm watching the auction and planning to bid so please don't bid agaisnt me :)

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280554673520&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    they look great....good luck;)
    Video: LG 55LN5100/Samsung LNT4065F
    Receiver: HK AVR445
    Source: OPPO BDP-93
    HT: POLK SPEAKERS RTi6, FXi3, CSi5, VTF-3 MK2
    2Ch system: MC2105, AR-XA, AR-2A, AR9, BX-300, OPPO BDP-83
  • fishbones
    fishbones Posts: 947
    edited September 2010
    Called these guys today to find out what model they are....they're SDA 2A's. Sounds like a pretty good deal for someone. No affil...

    http://daytona.craigslist.org/ele/1928932076.html
    ..... ><////(*>
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,472
    edited September 2010
    Lasareath wrote: »
    Found these a few days ago, I'm watching the auction and planning to bid so please don't bid agaisnt me :)

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280554673520&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    Damn dude!!! These are in my back yard! if you need help grabbing them let me know. It will give me a few days to "test" them for you.:p:D
    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.”
  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,307
    edited September 2010
    Still see the SDA-1c's listed on the Indianapolis Craigslist site.

    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/ele/1892369650.html
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • restanim
    restanim Posts: 227
    edited September 2010
    WOW!
    Sal that sucks. I wish you got them. The winning bidder must have had a high limit.
    Sorry,
    Mike
    polkaudio

    Currently Own:
    RTA-11T Light Oak, Aug/2011 to present
    SDA-CRS+ Aug/2011 to present
    RTA-11T Black, Dec/2013 to present

    Previously Owned:
    SDA-SRS 2.3 May/1990 to June/1991
    SRS 1.2TL June/1991 to May/1995
    SDA-1C Aug/2005 to Dec/2011
    SRS 1.2TL Sept/2009 to Sept/2015
  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,307
    edited September 2010
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited September 2010
    Lasareath wrote: »
    Oh Well, I bid $450 @ 15 seconds left and I lost.

    Bummer Sal; you would think at $450 you would have won those easily.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,472
    edited September 2010
    Lasareath wrote: »
    Oh Well, I bid $450 @ 15 seconds left and I lost.

    I will keep my eyes out for a pair on CL. If they come up, I will grab them and hold on to them for you.
    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.”
  • thejck
    thejck Posts: 844
    edited September 2010
    zarrdoss wrote: »

    These were listed a few weeks ago starting at 900. It would be a good deal to get them but it will be a lot of work.
  • skrol
    skrol Posts: 3,133
    edited September 2010
    SDA's in Baltimore (White Marsh). $100

    http://baltimore.craigslist.org/ele/1937314997.html

    Not affiliated.
    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
  • starkiller
    starkiller Posts: 2,708
    edited September 2010
    SDA 2A's in Portland...$199/00 w/cable and boxes! :) No affil.

    http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/ele/1938024652.html
    Computer room

    Sony PS-X6 Table Nagaoka MP-150
    Hegeman 1 Speakers
    M&K VX-80 sub
    Cambridge Audio CXC Transport
    Rega DAC
    Sutherland KC Vibe Phono Preamp
    PrimaLuna Prologue Four Amp
    Aric Audio Tube Preamp

    H/T

    Samsung Plasma
    Outlaw 950 pre/pro
    Tannoy Saturn 8's
    Hsu sub
    Emotiva UPA-500 5-channel amp
    Denon DCD-1520 CD player

    Garage

    Jennings Research Square
    Custom tube preamp
    Crown XLS-1000
    Denon DCD-1500II
    Modded MSB Link DAC
  • michaeljhsda2
    michaeljhsda2 Posts: 2,048
    edited September 2010
    1.2's no doubt as they have the pin/blade interconnect. Notice anything wrong with these speakers?
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • michaeljhsda2
    michaeljhsda2 Posts: 2,048
    edited September 2010
    LOL....that and the fact that they have an SRS blade/blade sticker on back yet they are pin/blade 1.2's. More than likely they are wired in reverse polarity. The positives should be on the left and neg's on the right for the 1.2 and 1.2 TL's. The binding post cup must be removed in order to confirm the reversed polarity.
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp