Look at this if you are near Colorado Springs... SRS 3.1 TL's

VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 590
edited January 9 in Vintage Speakers
https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/47635204 SRS 3.1 TL's Oh my God how I wish.

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  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,308
    ^^ yikes! ^^
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,480
    Those look rough. I have good friend in Colorado Springs
  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 590
    edited January 10
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Those look rough. I have good friend in Colorado Springs

    Ruff, Ruff ! I would be as happy as dog with a ham bone. Guess that means I like em Ruff . Even though they are rough I would take them and take my sweet time getting them back up to par. If, If If, right ? I Hope a Polkie Man (or Woman) gets em.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,480
    As long as the cabinets are in good shape and the right dollar amount is agreed upon yep it would be worth it.
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,971
    I'd guess they'd go for less than 3 bills unless someone really wants them.

    Love to have some 3.1's and I almost got in on it but I already have something coming my way from a different GW.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,131
    oldrocker wrote: »
    I'd guess they'd go for less than 3 bills unless someone really wants them.

    Love to have some 3.1's and I almost got in on it but I already have something coming my way from a different GW.

    Do tell....
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  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 590
    oldrocker wrote: »
    I'd guess they'd go for less than 3 bills unless someone really wants them.

    Love to have some 3.1's and I almost got in on it but I already have something coming my way from a different GW.

    Do tell....

    Yes...Do tell.
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,971
    Gonna tip toe thru the tube thing or probably break something "be my luck" :o
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,131
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Gonna tip toe thru the tube thing or probably break something "be my luck" :o

    Ahh, so it is that think you showed me via PM?
    "....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)
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,348
    edited January 11
    Some 6503's, and one or both 6511's and they would be good to go. The original 6511's are tough to come by. The 6503's are a little easier, but not easy. Of course, it goes without saying, the RD0-198's would be nice too.

    If the person who buys these speakers (and is a 100 post+ forum member) I can help with some (original) 6503's. Unfortunately, I do not have any 6511's that I do not need. The new production 6511's can be bought from Polk, however. I would recommend the original 6511's, personally (yes, I've used both).

    Edit: Mevermind. I just now noticed one of the SW122 passive radiators is also pushed in. You may as well forget these speakers as the chances of finding a SW122 is very very small. I recommend forgetting these speakers (unless you want them for parts).
    Relayer-Big-O-Poster.jpg
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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,971
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Gonna tip toe thru the tube thing or probably break something "be my luck" :o


    Ahh, so it is that think you showed me via PM?

    Yep, plus 2 other things they found at an estate sale.

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,131
    oldrocker wrote: »
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Gonna tip toe thru the tube thing or probably break something "be my luck" :o


    Ahh, so it is that think you showed me via PM?

    Yep, plus 2 other things they found at an estate sale.

    Lucky duck!
    "....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)
  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 590
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Gonna tip toe thru the tube thing or probably break something "be my luck" :o

    Those old Tube consoles are great. I have a friend here in town that does the restore on quite a few and he is good at it. I never thought you could sell them at any good price but he has proved that wrong. He has a Motorola stereo console that sounds like heaven. I think he said it has like 6 EL 34 output tubes.
  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 590
    headrott wrote: »
    Some 6503's, and one or both 6511's and they would be good to go. The original 6511's are tough to come by. The 6503's are a little easier, but not easy. Of course, it goes without saying, the RD0-198's would be nice too.

    If the person who buys these speakers (and is a 100 post+ forum member) I can help with some (original) 6503's. Unfortunately, I do not have any 6511's that I do not need. The new production 6511's can be bought from Polk, however. I would recommend the original 6511's, personally (yes, I've used both).

    Edit: Mevermind. I just now noticed one of the SW122 passive radiators is also pushed in. You may as well forget these speakers as the chances of finding a SW122 is very very small. I recommend forgetting these speakers (unless you want them for parts).

    Naw, I don't want them if they were real close and real cheap I would check out getting them. I did not see the passive problem either. That is a huge turn off.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,131
    VSAT88 wrote: »
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Gonna tip toe thru the tube thing or probably break something "be my luck" :o

    Those old Tube consoles are great. I have a friend here in town that does the restore on quite a few and he is good at it. I never thought you could sell them at any good price but he has proved that wrong. He has a Motorola stereo console that sounds like heaven. I think he said it has like 6 EL 34 output tubes.

    Interesting...... I too have a Motorole tube console that I’m waiting refurb on.
    "....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)
  • TNTsTunesTNTsTunes Posts: 756
    For around 100.00 these are a great deal even with the pushed in passive. Odds are some tape can be used to pull it back out, same with the other drivers. If I was close these would be my shop speakers.
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  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 590
    headrott wrote: »
    Some 6503's, and one or both 6511's and they would be good to go. The original 6511's are tough to come by. The 6503's are a little easier, but not easy. Of course, it goes without saying, the RD0-198's would be nice too.

    If the person who buys these speakers (and is a 100 post+ forum member) I can help with some (original) 6503's. Unfortunately, I do not have any 6511's that I do not need. The new production 6511's can be bought from Polk, however. I would recommend the original 6511's, personally (yes, I've used both).

    Edit: Mevermind. I just now noticed one of the SW122 passive radiators is also pushed in. You may as well forget these speakers as the chances of finding a SW122 is very very small. I recommend forgetting these speakers (unless you want them for parts).

    Hey headrott, I looked at those speakers again and I see the "dust cover" or whatever it is called on a PR is pushed in. I do not see any other real damage. Can you not use the vacuum cleaner trick or use tape to get that out or are they damaged beyond repair ? Tell me if I am wrong please as I would like to know in the future if I am looking at another set somewhere.
  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 590
    I am lying. I still them anyway !!! I am a real sucker for a pair of speakers like these. Rode hard and put up wet. Who will go get them and ship or is driving this way ?
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,565
    The thing I have found is wth few exceptions, nothing good ever gets to Goodwill. The only thing you can count on here is you might be able to salvage a few drivers and the cabinets might still be ok. Everything about these is a crapshoot.
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  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 590
    I mean I know you are right. I can keep looking around here and eventually find a set of these. I guess i am hankering because I recently sold my SDA-SRS 2's. Separation anxiety, Postpartum Depression... :'(
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,348
    edited January 13
    VSAT88 wrote: »
    headrott wrote: »
    Some 6503's, and one or both 6511's and they would be good to go. The original 6511's are tough to come by. The 6503's are a little easier, but not easy. Of course, it goes without saying, the RD0-198's would be nice too.

    If the person who buys these speakers (and is a 100 post+ forum member) I can help with some (original) 6503's. Unfortunately, I do not have any 6511's that I do not need. The new production 6511's can be bought from Polk, however. I would recommend the original 6511's, personally (yes, I've used both).

    Edit: Mevermind. I just now noticed one of the SW122 passive radiators is also pushed in. You may as well forget these speakers as the chances of finding a SW122 is very very small. I recommend forgetting these speakers (unless you want them for parts).

    Hey headrott, I looked at those speakers again and I see the "dust cover" or whatever it is called on a PR is pushed in. I do not see any other real damage. Can you not use the vacuum cleaner trick or use tape to get that out or are they damaged beyond repair ? Tell me if I am wrong please as I would like to know in the future if I am looking at another set somewhere.

    Sorry man, I just now saw this post. Yes, you may be able to do the vacuum cleaner and/or tape trick to get the dust cove back out. That said, even if the dust cover comes out on the drivers/passive, it's still assuming that there is no other damage to the drivers/passive caused by the pressed in dust covers. That also does not take into account that there may be magnet shift, crossover damage, or a number of other problems to the speakers.

    It is very telling how these speakers were treated by how they visually look. And, based upon the visuals, I would say they were not treated with respect, IMO.

    I would proceed with much caution, and would not purchase these speakers for a high dollar amount, again, in my opinion.
    Relayer-Big-O-Poster.jpg
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 590
    headrott wrote: »
    VSAT88 wrote: »
    headrott wrote: »
    Some 6503's, and one or both 6511's and they would be good to go. The original 6511's are tough to come by. The 6503's are a little easier, but not easy. Of course, it goes without saying, the RD0-198's would be nice too.

    If the person who buys these speakers (and is a 100 post+ forum member) I can help with some (original) 6503's. Unfortunately, I do not have any 6511's that I do not need. The new production 6511's can be bought from Polk, however. I would recommend the original 6511's, personally (yes, I've used both).

    Edit: Mevermind. I just now noticed one of the SW122 passive radiators is also pushed in. You may as well forget these speakers as the chances of finding a SW122 is very very small. I recommend forgetting these speakers (unless you want them for parts).

    Hey headrott, I looked at those speakers again and I see the "dust cover" or whatever it is called on a PR is pushed in. I do not see any other real damage. Can you not use the vacuum cleaner trick or use tape to get that out or are they damaged beyond repair ? Tell me if I am wrong please as I would like to know in the future if I am looking at another set somewhere.

    Sorry man, I just now saw this post. Yes, you may be able to do the vacuum cleaner and/or tape trick to get the dust cove back out. That said, even if the dust cover comes out on the drivers/passive, it's still assuming that there is no other damage to the drivers/passive caused by the pressed in dust covers. That also does not take into account that there may be magnet shift, crossover damage, or a number of other problems to the speakers.

    It is very telling how these speakers were treated by how they visually look. And, based upon the visuals, I would say they were not treated with respect, IMO.

    I would proceed with much caution, and would not purchase these speakers for a high dollar amount, again, in my opinion.

    Just picked up a pair of SDA 2's to rehab for virtually nothing so I will be fine..LOL..BTW, I do agree with what you said and Colorado Springs is a long, long way from Phenix City Alabama. Perhaps some other Polkie Man will want them.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,526
    Good for you!

    I sold a pair of SRS2's and experienced the same phenomenon. I have my second set of SRS2's now and a harder grip on these!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • BC6BC6 Posts: 72
    I'm taking a shot at them and currently have the high bid. I decided to try for them because I'm in Denver so they're close, plus I've been thinking of upgrading my original SDA 2s, but I'm too afraid to do it because I'm inept at anything electronic. (I have a basement full of poorly built and ugly train layouts that don't work.) So I thought these would make a nice experiment if I can get them. If I fix/upgrade them and succeed, then I'll have a great set of speakers for cheap, and if I mess it up, it's not such a big deal. Fingers crossed!
    2 Channel: Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3tl with Clarity CMR caps and Gaia II speaker feet, Atoll IN300 integrated amp, SotM sMS-200 ultra streamer, SotM sPS-500 power supply, and infinite baffle subwoofer with two Fi Audio IB318 drivers.

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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,670
    So guessing it was you that outbid me. LOL
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  • BC6BC6 Posts: 72
    Well bummer. Someone wanted them more than I did. Based on what I read here, I didn’t want to go higher than $300. I went up to $390, but still was outbid. I’d still like a project. If anyone hears about any old SDAs for sale in the Denver area, let me know.
    2 Channel: Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3tl with Clarity CMR caps and Gaia II speaker feet, Atoll IN300 integrated amp, SotM sMS-200 ultra streamer, SotM sPS-500 power supply, and infinite baffle subwoofer with two Fi Audio IB318 drivers.

    HT: Polk Audio speakers: 2.3tl front, CSiA6 center, 500-LS ceiling, RT/FX, RTi8, Monitor 4 rears, and IB subwoofer, Yamaha CX-a5100 AV Preamplifier/Processor, Yamaha MX-a5000 11.1 channel amplifier, Sony XBR55-AE1 OLED TV.
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,971
    VSAT88 wrote: »
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Gonna tip toe thru the tube thing or probably break something "be my luck" :o

    Those old Tube consoles are great. I have a friend here in town that does the restore on quite a few and he is good at it. I never thought you could sell them at any good price but he has proved that wrong. He has a Motorola stereo console that sounds like heaven. I think he said it has like 6 EL 34 output tubes.

    Might have to talk to you about that repair guy once the stuff gets here in a few weeks. As stated earlier, NO clue on tubes at all but I do like the sound of the few I've heard and that look of glowing tubes for me Priceless!!

  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 590
    I can say one word. Fisher. a fisher 500C is about as nice as it gets. Excellent receiver and you can still get em pretty damn reasonable. Don't like that ?? Dynaco ST 70.
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