SDA SRS 2.3tl fully modded cherry panels

I purchased these from the original owner who really took great care of them. After fully upgrading them, I decided to keep them because I actually liked the imaging a lot better than the big 1.2tl's I had.

Now I have found something that I like better (at many times the price) so here they are. Here is what has been done to them:

New Cherry panels for the top, bottom and sides.
Gimpod crossover boards
Sonicraft caps
Mills resistors
Jazten inductors
Mortite seals
RDO-198 tweeters
All drivers and passive radiators were covered in Dymnamat.
All magnets were expoxied with 3M structural adhesive.
The large inductors were unwound to a true value and isolated from the rest of the crossover which really improved the bass response.
A nice one wire interconnect cable comes with them as well.

I'm asking $1800.00, which is exactly what I have in them. Please don't bother low balling me because I won't respond. I really want these to go to a fellow polkie and avoid the auction sites! They are all set up and ready for an audition.

I have lots more pictures if you want them, just email me. I can be reached at [email protected] I'm in Southern Indiana and can help load.
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  • I purchased these from the original owner who really took great care of them. After fully upgrading them, I decided to keep them because I actually liked the imaging a lot better than the big 1.2tl's I had.

    Now I have found something that I like better (at many times the price) so here they are. Here is what has been done to them:

    New Cherry panels for the top, bottom and sides.
    Gimpod crossover boards
    Sonicraft caps
    Mills resistors
    Jazten inductors
    Mortite seals
    RDO-198 tweeters
    All drivers and passive radiators were covered in Dymnamat.
    All magnets were expoxied with 3M structural adhesive.
    The large inductors were unwound to a true value and isolated from the rest of the crossover which really improved the bass response.
    A nice one wire interconnect cable comes with them as well.

    I'm asking $1800.00, which is exactly what I have in them. Please don't bother low balling me because I won't respond. I really want these to go to a fellow polkie and avoid the auction sites! They are all set up and ready for an audition.

    I have lots more pictures if you want them, just email me. I can be reached at [email protected] I'm in Southern Indiana and can help load.px87r1txbja3.jpg
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    Gawd that's purty. GLWTS!
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 4,021
    Very nice vintage Polk's you got there.
  • Yeah what he said⬆
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,196
    If I had a dedicated two channel room for them. I would sell my 1.2's in a minute and road trip down there to get them. Very beautiful and I am sure they sound as great as they look. GLWYS. Peace. D
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,839
    Big SDA's popping up left and right lately. GLWTS! Beautiful 2.3's you have there.
    afterburnt wrote: »
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,332
    WOW!!!!


    That's all I have...
  • genjivngenjivn Posts: 101
    Wow, they look beautiful. GLWYS
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,555
    edited February 2017
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    WOW!!!!


    That's all I have...

    And thats all you need. Let me put my eyes back in and look again GD those are nice.

    Exactly what i want and close, the divorce is going to rape me!
    Motherfluffer

  • pongshipongshi Posts: 377
    If you were in the florida panhandle those would be sold (to me). Spring is coming and you need a break. Bring them with you and I will buy them. :)
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,211
    Ivan since these are close you will only have one chance give in, give in! Nice GLWTS !!!
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,555
    edited February 2017
    Money is tied up in my divorce. You have no idea how bad this i killing me to watch these go by.

    I bought rings for a set of these two yrs ago.
    Post edited by pitdogg2 on
  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,652
    @mopar paul,

    Where are you in Southern Indiana?

    I'm originally from Bedford and now live in New Hampshire.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,619
    edited February 2017
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  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 1,063
    Though you were selling the panels from the title. Good luck with the sale. Buy with confidence from Paul. Love the 1.2s!!!
  • @mopar paul,

    Where are you in Southern Indiana?

    I'm originally from Bedford and now live in New Hampshire.

    Evansville,
    So you moved to a COLDER climate lol?

  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,652
    mopar paul wrote: »
    @mopar paul,

    Where are you in Southern Indiana?

    I'm originally from Bedford and now live in New Hampshire.

    Evansville,
    So you moved to a COLDER climate lol?

    It's even worse than it appears:

    I moved from Palo alto, California, to New Hampshire in 1997, when I retired.

    As ridiculous as it may sound, I actually like the four seasons we get in New England.

    We used to get great BBQ in Evansville, but we never liked getting beat up by the Evansville basketball teams -- especially Bosse.

    Good luck with your sale. Great speakers that somebody on the Forum should grab quickly.
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  • TSWislaTSWisla Posts: 443
    wow, very nice.
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  • StewStew Posts: 646
    Beautiful! ... but 17 hours away.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,956
    edited March 2017
    Stew wrote: »
    Beautiful! ... but 17 hours away.
    Distance is no object for big SDA's
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,035
    edited March 2017

    Location, scarcity and condition and upgrades all factor into value.

    Plus who cares what you think.

    They are worth what the market dictates. I'd also guess the ones you bought weren't fully modded which brings a WHOLE NOTHER level of value to them.

    I'd also guess you bought yours years ago when inflation wasn't what it is now which also adds more to their cost.

    And as Ricardo said, you don't agree with the price, move on.

    No need to crap on someone else's thread.
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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    Ricardo wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »
    hmmm $1,800.....Not bashing on your speakers, but that may be tough.

    Expecting to get 100% money back on mods is a tough proposition.
    Based on my method of valuation, that seems to work on all the vintage Polks.......

    More like $1,200 at best. Do not take this as a knock on your speaker, they look fantastic, but simply its very rare anyone will pay full cost for mods on an older used speaker.

    We found a set of the Bigger SRS's, got them for under $1,000

    Or....You should just roll your eyes and move on. If someone thinks they are worth it they will buy them. If not, they won't. But this kind of comments in a for sale post are not welcome.

    You have any idea of what common sense means?


    I was trying to relate my own personal experience in selling and buying modded stuff and the disappointment in not being able to recoup money spent, that meant something to the owner (me) and usually does not carry onto most potential buyers.

    Basically saying it sucks that mods are less valued by buyers than sellers.
    Sorry you took it to be something negative.

    You could have PM'ed me with your concerns or questions about your not understanding my motives.

    No discourtesy was intended towards the OP. Hope you are able to honestly say the same to me.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,844
    edited March 2017
    K_M wrote: »
    Ricardo wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »
    hmmm $1,800.....Not bashing on your speakers, but that may be tough.

    Expecting to get 100% money back on mods is a tough proposition.
    Based on my method of valuation, that seems to work on all the vintage Polks.......

    More like $1,200 at best. Do not take this as a knock on your speaker, they look fantastic, but simply its very rare anyone will pay full cost for mods on an older used speaker.

    We found a set of the Bigger SRS's, got them for under $1,000

    Or....You should just roll your eyes and move on. If someone thinks they are worth it they will buy them. If not, they won't. But this kind of comments in a for sale post are not welcome.

    You have any idea of what common sense means?



    You could have PM'ed me with your concerns or questions about your not understanding my motives.

    No discourtesy was intended towards the OP. Hope you are able to honestly say the same to me.

    Maybe you could have Pm'd the OP about YOUR concerns.

    Although no intent doesn't make it alright to post your concerns in someones for sale thread unless you were making an inquiry to purchase. Again your wanting to be a savior for others came out malicious.

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  • RicardoRicardo Posts: 10,514
    K_M wrote: »
    Ricardo wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »
    hmmm $1,800.....Not bashing on your speakers, but that may be tough.

    Expecting to get 100% money back on mods is a tough proposition.
    Based on my method of valuation, that seems to work on all the vintage Polks.......

    More like $1,200 at best. Do not take this as a knock on your speaker, they look fantastic, but simply its very rare anyone will pay full cost for mods on an older used speaker.

    We found a set of the Bigger SRS's, got them for under $1,000

    Or....You should just roll your eyes and move on. If someone thinks they are worth it they will buy them. If not, they won't. But this kind of comments in a for sale post are not welcome.

    You have any idea of what common sense means?


    I was trying to relate my own personal experience in selling and buying modded stuff and the disappointment in not being able to recoup money spent, that meant something to the owner (me) and usually does not carry onto most potential buyers.

    Basically saying it sucks that mods are less valued by buyers than sellers.
    Sorry you took it to be something negative.

    You could have PM'ed me with your concerns or questions about your not understanding my motives.

    No discourtesy was intended towards the OP. Hope you are able to honestly say the same to me.

    No common sense. We already established that. But a bit slow also?
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