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  • Barry they are there ,you might need a magnifying glass to see the marks but both are marked. I did complain about that and the fact that not everyone in the world knows to trim the butyl rubber around the screw holes and then rips the sheet of the surround. Well they took my complaint and w/ thanks sent me 2 new 6502 driver free and no shipping. I was so pleased that I did call back the supervising guarantee officer Ken to thank him for listening. I am going to try to take a close-up shot which may or may not help . it's that faint. Oh those new drivers are in my Monitor 7s now.0zb7wh2h9aq6.jpg
    e-up of the markings if I don'yt get flash back.fd6prvwne5qw.jpg
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  • I notice the gaskets on the driver in the picture should not be trimmed that way at the screw holes they will not seal properly.
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  • I found the markings on the third speaker I unwrapped! Thanks guys!
    Barry
  • K_M
    K_M Posts: 1,602
    BarryD wrote: »
    I was thinking of using the MW6503, in a home speaker project. Need about 35hz or lower low cut off so this driver seemed to fit the bill.
    I have seen some used drivers on Ebay and also seen this driver new at some speaker repair sites.
    My first question is:
    Are the new OEM drivers (MW6503) the same quality as the original ones?

    I know that the old ones are now subject to Magnet shift because of the old epoxy.

    Next question:
    Are these parameters correct?

    Driver: MW 6503 Driver's model #.
    Brand: Polk Driver's brand name.
    Fs: 29.8600 Hz (Free air resonance)
    Vas: 3.0017 ft^3 (Compliance volume)
    Qts: 0.3100 Total Q
    Qms: 1.7680 Mechanical Q
    Qes: 0.3760 Electrical Q
    Sd: 0.0130 M^2 (Piston area)
    Xmax: 3.1800 mm (Cone excursion, linear)
    Revc: 6.5400 ohms (DC resistance)
    Znom: 8.0000 ohms (Nominal impedance)
    Pmax: 35.0000 watts maximum rated power

    Thanks in advance.



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    Quickly entered given parameters, ended up with an "Ideal" box and tuning, and a "Custom" size and tuning also....

    Kinda tough to truly get a really low cut off with this driver, as you see it either rolls off higher, or to get your -3db point, but with reduced bass over a portion of the range.

    The relatively low Qts is the reason. no matter how big the box, or how low the Fs of the driver, the Qts will determine the low end as to whether it is flat, reduced or peaked looking.

    .40 is ideal to extend the lows truly "low" and anything less (.31) will result in a sag at the bottom end....
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  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,472
    K_M wrote: »
    :#

    So you replied to a post in a thread that hasn't been replied to in 3 years to someone who has 1 post and hasn't visited the forum in 3 years...?

    It is stuff like this that has people mocking you. If you paid attention to detail, maybe people would take you more seriously.

    But I doubt that is going to happen.
    "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
  • K_M
    K_M Posts: 1,602
    edited November 2019
    @ZLTFUL

    PM me with your concerns.
    I posted it for a reason, despite the age of the question.









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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,722
    Too funny
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,472
    K_M wrote: »
    @ZLTFUL

    PM me with your concerns.
    I posted it for a reason, despite the age of the question.

    Attention seeking?
    Mom not hug you enough as a baby?
    Where did the bad man touch you (show us on the doll)?

    Seriously, you sort of hijacked a pinned thread with something that is only vaguely and loosely related to the thread content.

    My only concerns are for your mental health and situational awareness...

    "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
  • hauxon
    hauxon Posts: 150
    I must say that the above comment is simply beneath this forum.

    I used to think of this forum as one of the greatest since the discussion was in general knowledgeable and respectful. I truly love this forum and what it stands for. So I ask all parties to be civilized, let the forum continue to be one of the nicest on the internet.

    Bury you axes!

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  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,472
    hauxon wrote: »
    I must say that the above comment is simply beneath this forum.

    I used to think of this forum as one of the greatest since the discussion was in general knowledgeable and respectful. I truly love this forum and what it stands for. So I ask all parties to be civilized, let the forum continue to be one of the nicest on the internet.

    Bury you axes!

    Hrannar

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTSBu3FWElZphUB-Fep1Eg7aQqtPArxCPCN8VUt1H5FE1UvqDmh&s
    "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
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,889
    Is it snowing where you’re at ZL?
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  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,472
    Is it snowing where you’re at ZL?

    Did a bit over Thanksgiving. Just been cold since.
    "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
  • dorokusai
    dorokusai Posts: 25,498
    The current drivers are much better replacements. I wouldn’t replace anything still working but I wouldn’t bother searching for a direct replacement.
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  • Hey guys, first post here! I recently got a pair of Polk Monitor 10s, I don't know if it's 10a or just 10, it has the Peerless silk dome tweeter. I'm looking to replace the 6.5" drivers, I took one that was frozen out, I don't see a model number, such as 6503, etc... can anyone tell me what model it is? And I understand being a member here entitles me to a discount, does anyone have the web site I can order from, or is there a number to call?
  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,013
    Hey guys, first post here! I recently got a pair of Polk Monitor 10s, I don't know if it's 10a or just 10, it has the Peerless silk dome tweeter. I'm looking to replace the 6.5" drivers, I took one that was frozen out, I don't see a model number, such as 6503, etc... can anyone tell me what model it is? And I understand being a member here entitles me to a discount, does anyone have the web site I can order from, or is there a number to call?

    Unfortunately Polk is no longer supporting the replacement drivers. Your best bet is Ebay or for new Midwest Speaker Repair.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 1,879
    edited December 2020
    Hey guys, first post here! I recently got a pair of Polk Monitor 10s, I don't know if it's 10a or just 10, it has the Peerless silk dome tweeter. I'm looking to replace the 6.5" drivers, I took one that was frozen out, I don't see a model number, such as 6503, etc... can anyone tell me what model it is? And I understand being a member here entitles me to a discount, does anyone have the web site I can order from, or is there a number to call?

    A picture would help enormously. The MW____ is on the label but is in understated small print near the upper right. If you need any more info. your best bet is to start a new thread in this same section.
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