Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL Crossover Modification Thread

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,488
    edited May 2013
    I don't believe he is a member... Could be wrong.
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,274
    edited May 2013
    The only thing that will bother me, when I get done is, I will never know what gave me the biggest improvement. Will it be going point to point? (eliminating the board), going external with the crossovers, or the MR caps w/Duelund resistors?

    Or maybe just maybe, there will be no improvement at all?? I doubt that will happen, but will it be a big or small improvement?
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,488
    edited May 2013
    I think the MR caps will provide you a pretty substantial upgrade. PTP in theory should not gain you too much...
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,488
    edited May 2013
    Everyone loves a little bit of personalization! :)
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,488
    edited May 2013
    Man wiring that up was a tight fit! The molex connections are recessed into the Delrin, individual holes drilled, wiring soldered up to the delrin and then a bead of hot glue around to secure, extremely strong mount, IMO
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • DrenisDrenis Posts: 2,872
    edited May 2013
    Those are sick Trey. Really well done.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,488
    edited May 2013
    Drenis wrote: »
    Those are sick Trey. Really well done.
    \

    Thank you sir! :)
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,274
    edited May 2013
    Drenis wrote: »
    Those are sick Trey. Really well done.

    +10000
  • zane77zane77 Posts: 1,711
    edited May 2013
    Awesome job, those are really sick, would love to hear them.
    Home Theater
    Onkyo PR-SC5508 Sharp LC-70LE847U
    Emotiva XPA-5 Emotiva XPA-2 Emotiva UPA-2
    Front RTi-A9 Wide RTi-A7 Center CSi-A6 Surround FXi-A6 Rear RTi-A3 Sub 2x PSW505
    Sony BDP-S790 Dishnetwork Hopper/Joey Logitech Harmony One Apple TV
    Two Channel
    Oppo 105D BAT VK-500 w/BatPack SDA SRS 2.3 Dreadnought Squeezebox Touch Apple TV
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,488
    edited May 2013
    Thanks guys!! :-D
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,116
    edited May 2013
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    Oh HELL yeah baby!!!

    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.

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

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,488
    edited May 2013
    Thanks Tommy Boy! :-P
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,488
    edited May 2013
    More cool teaser pics!! :)
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,488
    edited May 2013
    Mirror imaged
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,599
    edited May 2013
    Trey,

    Those are a work of art!

    You've definitely taken crossover modifications for SRSs to a whole new level.

    Congratulations! Well done!

    Onward and upward!

    Phil
    Family Room, PS Audio PW Transport, DirectStream DAC w/Bridge II; AQ Sky XLRs, McIntosh MC 220 Tube Pre; AQ Sky XLRs, CAT 600.2 Dualmono Amp, Morrow SP7 Speaker Cables, SDA SRS 1.2tls (RD0198s, Dreadnought, Black Hole 5, Acousta-Stuf, Dynamat Extreme, JBWeld. Vr3 Mods: "The Abbot" Monastery-Level Xovers, Custom Internal Wiring, Binding Post Plates, & SDA ICs).

    Exercise Room, Wadia 171 iPod Dock, PS Audio PerfectWave MkII DAC w/Bridge II, AQ Sky XLRs, Perreaux PMF3150 Amp, Dreadnought, Supra Rondo 4x2.5 Speaker Cables, SDA 1Cs (Vr3 Mods Xovers).

    Synology 713+ NAS on Gigabit LAN serving PW MkII DAC & DirectStream DAC.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,488
    edited May 2013
    Thank you Phil for the kind comments as always! :-D
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,511
    edited May 2013
    mind if I ask how much those monsters cost?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,488
    edited May 2013
    Up there...... :-P

    Just to give an idea, the MRs alone were around $1,500
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,966
    edited May 2013
    Those are impressive!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,488
    edited May 2013
    Thank you sir! :) I always like to hear kind words from Uncle Jesse!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,511
    edited May 2013
    VR3 wrote: »
    Thank you sir! :) I always like to hear kind words from Uncle Jesse!

    He's just a good ol'e boy...:mrgreen:
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,488
    edited May 2013
    Hehe, Jesse is a gentleman and a scholar, for sure! :)
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,511
    edited May 2013
    ....
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • zane77zane77 Posts: 1,711
    edited May 2013
    Wish you hadn't posted that picture of Jessie, now that's what I will always think of LOL
    Home Theater
    Onkyo PR-SC5508 Sharp LC-70LE847U
    Emotiva XPA-5 Emotiva XPA-2 Emotiva UPA-2
    Front RTi-A9 Wide RTi-A7 Center CSi-A6 Surround FXi-A6 Rear RTi-A3 Sub 2x PSW505
    Sony BDP-S790 Dishnetwork Hopper/Joey Logitech Harmony One Apple TV
    Two Channel
    Oppo 105D BAT VK-500 w/BatPack SDA SRS 2.3 Dreadnought Squeezebox Touch Apple TV
  • drumminmandrumminman Posts: 3,372
    edited May 2013
    VR3 wrote: »
    Mirror imaged

    Elegant! Really nice work!
    "Science is suppose to explain observations not dismiss them as impossible" - Norm on AA; 2.3TL's w/sonicaps/mills/jantzen inductors, Gimpod's boards, Lg Solen SDA inductors, RD-0198's, MW's dynamatted, Armaflex speaker gaskets, H-nuts, brass spikes, Cardas CCGR BP's, upgraded IC Cable, Black Hole Damping Sheet strips, interior of cabinets sealed with Loctite Power Grab, AI-1 interface with 1000VA A-L transformer
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,488
    edited May 2013
    Thank you sir! :-D
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,488
    edited May 2013
    Heavily tested and completed! :)
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,116
    edited May 2013
    :eek:
    Now I want a pair of 1.2TLs just so I can stop having crossover envy.
    :mrgreen:
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,488
    edited May 2013
    haha! :)

    The 1.2TL is a BEAST for sure! :)
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,116
    edited May 2013
    I have had the pleasure of seeing these almost completed in person. My hat goes off to Trey for the professionalism and build on these things. Trust me when I say that they are not just "slapped together". They look much better in person and these pics, while good, are not as impressive as when you are holding the entire modded crossover in your hands. I'm so glad he's doing the external crossovers for my Tyler Acoustic Linbrook Signature Series speakers!

    Every mod I have ever heard Trey do sounded much, much better than the stock counterpart.

    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.

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

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
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