Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,500
    I already have the endcapped 2B's. Plus I have a pair of Dynaudio's on Skylan stands and a pair of Monitor 4's both in the corner doing nothing.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • kmeek
    kmeek Posts: 225
    Ok guys what is a good price on a set of 3.1TL's???

    These came available in my area but seem kind of high.... What are your thoughts? Thanks

    https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/ele/d/speakers-vintage-polk-audio/6548448698.html

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  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,108
    $600 would be my target price.
  • CGTIII
    CGTIII Posts: 784
    10As in very good condition with stands in Sharpsburg, Georgia. Taking offers. No affiliation.
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/crystalgarbage/m.html?item=132568904466
    Expect that there will be bumps in the road. Choose to not let them rattle you.

    Polk - Monitor 10As, SDA 2Bs, LSi9s, White RTi4s, S4s, M3s, various centers.
    Boston - CR7, CR6s, CR4s.
    Subs - M&K V4, M&K VX-7B, JBL SUB150P, Jamo Sub 250, and others.
    ​Thompson Adventures, Inc.
  • kmeek
    kmeek Posts: 225
    These were just put up 21 hours ago. No affiliation. Says they are 1.2tl's but those aren't the right tweeters and I can't tell from the picture if it is pin/blade or not. Anyone have an idea maybe the version and age that might have a better eye then me?

    https://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/ele/d/pair-of-polk-sda-srs-12tl/6553061521.html
  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,108
    Looks like pin-blade. But those are SL2000's so not TL.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,820
    Nice heavy gauge speaker wire he's using there.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,241
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Looks like pin-blade. But those are SL2000's so not TL.

    NOPE it is Blade Blade SRS
  • kmeek
    kmeek Posts: 225
    edited April 2018
    Any suggestions on an offer amount. I might have to look into these. Also if it is between these or a pair of 3.1tl's and you could only afford one pair which would you pursue?? Thanks for any input.
  • Jaybeez
    Jaybeez Posts: 733
    @la2vegas a decent set of CRS out your way. Tweeter replacement makes that mashed dust cap a non-issue.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/352321640221?rmvSB=true
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Ascend Acoustics Duo Center ; LSiFX Surrounds ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Monitor 7 Series 2 with RDO 198s; Rythmik F12SE

    Don't cry
    Don't raise your eye
    It's only teenage wasteland
  • Jaybeez
    Jaybeez Posts: 733
    edited April 2018
    verb wrote: »
    1C's in good shape but with typical cloth side delaminating. Bidding starts at $265.00
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-pair-of-used-Polk-Audio-SDA-1C-good-working-order/183155244673

    Dude put them on Craigslist, so I sent him an email re: how firm he was on price. Said the $385 price is firm. That's his BIN price as well.
    I may just hang around eBay since nobody has bid and I may just be able to grab 'em for under $300.
    For the amount of work needed, I won't go any higher.
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Ascend Acoustics Duo Center ; LSiFX Surrounds ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Monitor 7 Series 2 with RDO 198s; Rythmik F12SE

    Don't cry
    Don't raise your eye
    It's only teenage wasteland
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,912
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    1C's in good shape but with typical cloth side delaminating. Bidding starts at $265.00
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-pair-of-used-Polk-Audio-SDA-1C-good-working-order/183155244673

    Dude put them on Craigslist, so I sent him an email re: how firm he was on price. Said the $385 price is firm. That's his BIN price as well.
    I may just hang around eBay since nobody has bid and I may just be able to grab 'em for under $300.
    For the amount of work needed, I won't go any higher.

    Yep. I paid 3 hundie for mine in about the same condition.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,621
    edited April 2018
    Best if you tell him you have cash in hand and want to come over and audition. That way you can thoroughly pick through any imperfections. A lot of people don't see flaws. Plus tell him your kinda picky. Make small talk and try to make a friend that way it breaks down that barrier.
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


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  • Jaybeez
    Jaybeez Posts: 733
    verb wrote: »
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    1C's in good shape but with typical cloth side delaminating. Bidding starts at $265.00
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-pair-of-used-Polk-Audio-SDA-1C-good-working-order/183155244673

    Dude put them on Craigslist, so I sent him an email re: how firm he was on price. Said the $385 price is firm. That's his BIN price as well.
    I may just hang around eBay since nobody has bid and I may just be able to grab 'em for under $300.
    For the amount of work needed, I won't go any higher.

    Yep. I paid 3 hundie for mine in about the same condition.

    I was the only bidder. $265
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Ascend Acoustics Duo Center ; LSiFX Surrounds ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Monitor 7 Series 2 with RDO 198s; Rythmik F12SE

    Don't cry
    Don't raise your eye
    It's only teenage wasteland
  • Jaybeez
    Jaybeez Posts: 733
    My first SDAs. Babe (the big blue truck) and I headed down to Poway in the AM. My order for 4 new tweets should be placed by dinner time!
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Ascend Acoustics Duo Center ; LSiFX Surrounds ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Monitor 7 Series 2 with RDO 198s; Rythmik F12SE

    Don't cry
    Don't raise your eye
    It's only teenage wasteland
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,912
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    My first SDAs. Babe (the big blue truck) and I headed down to Poway in the AM. My order for 4 new tweets should be placed by dinner time!

    Nice score! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS 1.2tl's, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,McIntosh MCD301 CD/SACD player, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2, Series2 Digital Cables, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Series2 XLR's, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, Antique Sound Labs AV8 Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated Amp, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage #1: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
    Garage #2: Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier, Polk L200's, Analysis Plus Silver Oval 2 Speaker Cables, IC's TBD.
  • Jaybeez
    Jaybeez Posts: 733
    verb wrote: »
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    My first SDAs. Babe (the big blue truck) and I headed down to Poway in the AM. My order for 4 new tweets should be placed by dinner time!

    Nice score! :smile:

    Thanks. Started having buyer's remorse when I measured my 2 channel space and realized optimal placement will be a challenge, if not impossible. Oh well ....
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Ascend Acoustics Duo Center ; LSiFX Surrounds ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Monitor 7 Series 2 with RDO 198s; Rythmik F12SE

    Don't cry
    Don't raise your eye
    It's only teenage wasteland
  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,857
    Still worth it.
  • 250GTLusso
    250GTLusso Registered User Posts: 162
    Well done @Jaybeez !!! I reached out to the brother of the seller of those SDA 2Bs in LF that I did the recon on, but I he hasn't heard back from the seller.
    HT
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (Front), Adcom GFA-585 Amp (Side), Adcom GFA-555 Amp (Rear), Adcom ACE-515, Pioneer CLD-3070 Laserdisc, Sony CDP-605esD, Sony BluRay BDP BX59, Samsung 50" Plasma, Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL Front (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Side (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Rear (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Living Room)
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom ACE-515, Sony CDP-705esD, Magnum Dynalab FT-101A Etude, Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS 2 (Walnut), STAX SR34 Electret Earspeaker System.
    2 Channel (Office)
    Adcom GFP-555 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-555 Amp, Sony CDP-605esD, Adcom GFT-555 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 1C (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Garage)
    Hafler DH-110 Pre-amp, Hafler DH-220 Amp, Sony CDP-505esD, Hafler DH-330 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 2B (Walnut).
  • audio_alan
    audio_alan Posts: 770
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    My first SDAs. Babe (the big blue truck) and I headed down to Poway in the AM. My order for 4 new tweets should be placed by dinner time!

    Nice score! :smile:

    Thanks. Started having buyer's remorse when I measured my 2 channel space and realized optimal placement will be a challenge, if not impossible. Oh well ....

    I wouldn't stress over it. They'll still sound great...
  • Jaybeez
    Jaybeez Posts: 733
    250GTLusso wrote: »
    Well done @Jaybeez !!! I reached out to the brother of the seller of those SDA 2Bs in LF that I did the recon on, but I he hasn't heard back from the seller.

    Figured that was the case, and this deal lined up perfectly. John Nooshin advised to pick them up (he knows what he's talking about), my wife is out of town today (always a good thing when acquiring new gear) and I had the day wide open, the truck filled, and as you know, today was the rainy day that never happened.
    Thanks for the recon on the others. They looked like way more work and I think that while $100 is a fair offer for their condition the brother may well want to just part them out.
    I still owe you a Beverage of choice for your work though. We'll set something up, or if you want to join John and I for the LA Audio Show, we can settle up then.
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Ascend Acoustics Duo Center ; LSiFX Surrounds ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Monitor 7 Series 2 with RDO 198s; Rythmik F12SE

    Don't cry
    Don't raise your eye
    It's only teenage wasteland
  • CGTIII
    CGTIII Posts: 784
    Expect that there will be bumps in the road. Choose to not let them rattle you.

    Polk - Monitor 10As, SDA 2Bs, LSi9s, White RTi4s, S4s, M3s, various centers.
    Boston - CR7, CR6s, CR4s.
    Subs - M&K V4, M&K VX-7B, JBL SUB150P, Jamo Sub 250, and others.
    ​Thompson Adventures, Inc.
  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,857
    @Smallies they're strictly for tuning the F3(?) of the driver.
  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,857
    Smallies wrote: »
    I listen standing up. I'ma chunk some 10's in the top one.

    Umm huh?? WTH are you talking about?
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,241
    FestYboy wrote: »
    @Smallies they're strictly for tuning the F3(?) of the driver.

    And IIRC Polk redesigned the driver and the newer drivers didn't need the doughnut