Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • verbverb Posts: 8,895
    audioluvr wrote: »
    1C's in the Seattle area. Look nice and just serviced by his speaker guy (inductor oil change...).

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/ele/d/polk-audio-sda-1/6558525003.html

    Are those early 1C's? Interesting IC interface.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,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,PASS ACA 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: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,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
    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
  • verbverb Posts: 8,895
    FestYboy wrote: »

    @f1nut are you cleaning house? :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,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,PASS ACA 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: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,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
    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
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,813
    verb wrote: »
    FestYboy wrote: »

    Go get em Festivus! :smiley:

    If'n I had the scratch, the 2.3s in b-more would me mine over these. Not that I'm opposed, of course, but if you can go big...
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,517
    FestYboy wrote: »

    Asking price is rather optimistic. Took me a long time to get less than half of that for my pair.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,698
    verb wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    1C's in the Seattle area. Look nice and just serviced by his speaker guy (inductor oil change...).

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/ele/d/polk-audio-sda-1/6558525003.html

    Are those early 1C's? Interesting IC interface.

    Just noticed that. Looks like someone modified the IC port
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    Belles 21A Tube Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,311
    https://denver.craigslist.org/ele/d/polk-sda-srs-23-speakers/6560407396.html

    2.3’s

    The seller is a very nice guy, has a ton of audio €rap in his garage...

  • @Toolfan66 is that the same guy you picked up that set of CRS+'s from?
    The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,311
    @Toolfan66 is that the same guy you picked up that set of CRS+'s from?

    Yes!!

  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,980
    edited April 2018
    Another set of SDA's in nice condition, albeit for nearly twice as much. No affiliation. ufwo6eaqn31n.jpghttps://hartford.craigslist.org/ele/d/polk-sda-2-speakers/6562030029.html
  • LegenderLegender Posts: 478
    2.3s came up in DFW area
    https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ele/d/polk-sda-23/6561797444.html
    He's also got some SRS for $1300....
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,880
    This is a RUN, DON'T WALK package price on a pair of Monitor 5Jr AND a pair of Monitor 10s (with Peerless tweets!) in Virginia:

    https://lynchburg.craigslist.org/ele/d/polk-audio-monitor-10s-and/6553915000.html
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,813
    scubalab wrote: »
    This is a RUN, DON'T WALK package price on a pair of Monitor 5Jr AND a pair of Monitor 10s (with Peerless tweets!) in Virginia:

    https://lynchburg.craigslist.org/ele/d/polk-audio-monitor-10s-and/6553915000.html

    Since you got a head start, you'll beat me to them. That is a great deal for earlier 10As and 5jr+.
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,880
    Nah... I wouldn't have posted them here to tease the members if I was after them! I don't need them, but someone should grab them!
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,380
    Smallies wrote: »
    xjghost wrote: »
    I have a set of 3.1's. From what I understand they are much rarer of SDA speakers of the SDA line. That being said if I were to put mine out three I'd ask $850 and be firm on my price. But I have a full set of larry's rings to install and I replaced the tweeters too. Then again SDA's don't come up that often here in South Carolina.

    Just looking at that single tweeter and where it is, you cannot expect this speaker to do everything well...and that single dimensional driver. I liked the mw-03 array but not the most versatile speaker say for rock. Has anyone actually heard sda affect on these things? So we got a bit better than 1C's but barely deserve the SRS designation if at all. Anyone believe this crap?

    1. SDA is not an effect or as you stated affect, that driver only sends out a reversed phase signal to cancel cross talk. Only one driver did that in many of the SDA series.
    2. No speaker does "everything" well.
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,280
    Smallies wrote: »
    Just looking at that single tweeter and where it is, you cannot expect this speaker to do everything well...and that single dimensional driver. I liked the mw-03 array but not the most versatile speaker say for rock. Has anyone actually heard sda affect on these things? So we got a bit better than 1C's but barely deserve the SRS designation if at all. Anyone believe this crap?

    Let me get this straight: We're ranting in indignation over the design choices, or perhaps the model-naming choices, of a speaker that hasn't been produced in 27 years?

    ...gonna see if I can stoke up the proper levels of anger on this one, but I'll join you if I manage to get properly pissed.
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • ThomasDThomasD Posts: 258
    ujmyu2b7ewky.jpg
    https://anchorage.craigslist.org/ele/d/stereo-and-hifi-heaven/6566767406.html

    I was just contacted by the person I bought a pair of SDA 2A's from that these were available for $1900.
    Am I really missing something about this picture or is that 'crack' pipe making the rounds again?
    Carver M4.0t, M1.0t, M200t, TX2, C1, C2, Marantz 2230, 2010, 4070, 1030, APPJ 2013, Rega Brio, Marantz Imperial 7's, Klipsch Heresy III, Quartets, KG4's, KG1's, 'The Sixes', R-12SW, Polk SDA 2a's, Monitor 7cTL's, SDA CRS's, 4a's, Zu Audio Dirty Weekends, Pro-ject Acryl TT, Cambridge 851N, 351C, Panamax 5300PM
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,698
    edited April 2018
    Smallies wrote: »
    So we got a bit better than 1C's but barely deserve the SRS designation if at all. Anyone believe this crap?

    So you are trying to compare the transitional speakers from non SRS to SRS and I can tell you from personal experience, because I was fortunate enough to audition all the SDA's in the same room with the same equipment (albeit 30 years ago) that there is a difference as you step up the line. It may not be very noticeable from say the 1C to the SRS2 or 3.1 but it is there. I believe the 3.1 is rare because it came out at the end of the SDA era when demand was going to narrow towers.
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    Belles 21A Tube Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,698
    RTA 11TL's for sale in the Portland area. No affiliation

    https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/ele/d/polk-audio-real-time-array/6566786366.html
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    1000 Va Dreadnought- w/ WireWorld Mini-Eclipse cables
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    WireWorld Silver Eclipse IC's
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    Belles 21A Tube Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • michaeljhsda2michaeljhsda2 Posts: 1,951
    ThomasD wrote: »
    ujmyu2b7ewky.jpg
    https://anchorage.craigslist.org/ele/d/stereo-and-hifi-heaven/6566767406.html

    I was just contacted by the person I bought a pair of SDA 2A's from that these were available for $1900.
    Am I really missing something about this picture or is that 'crack' pipe making the rounds again?

    What a shame that every dust cap on those 2.3TL's are pushed in. No telling what other abuse they suffered.
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • ThomasDThomasD Posts: 258
    ThomasD wrote: »
    ujmyu2b7ewky.jpg
    https://anchorage.craigslist.org/ele/d/stereo-and-hifi-heaven/6566767406.html

    I was just contacted by the person I bought a pair of SDA 2A's from that these were available for $1900.
    Am I really missing something about this picture or is that 'crack' pipe making the rounds again?

    What a shame that every dust cap on those 2.3TL's are pushed in. No telling what other abuse they suffered.
    ThomasD wrote: »
    ujmyu2b7ewky.jpg
    https://anchorage.craigslist.org/ele/d/stereo-and-hifi-heaven/6566767406.html

    I was just contacted by the person I bought a pair of SDA 2A's from that these were available for $1900.
    Am I really missing something about this picture or is that 'crack' pipe making the rounds again?

    What a shame that every dust cap on those 2.3TL's are pushed in. No telling what other abuse they suffered.


    The owner is now down to $1500.00 and says the dust caps are a non issue, they pull out easily !! No grill surrounds, no IC, looks like the cap is damaged. Can't believe anyone would ask anything near that in this condition. Thinking of offering $400, not sure if they are worth that but they are only the 2nd SDA's that have come up for sale in the state this winter. I bought the last pair.
    Carver M4.0t, M1.0t, M200t, TX2, C1, C2, Marantz 2230, 2010, 4070, 1030, APPJ 2013, Rega Brio, Marantz Imperial 7's, Klipsch Heresy III, Quartets, KG4's, KG1's, 'The Sixes', R-12SW, Polk SDA 2a's, Monitor 7cTL's, SDA CRS's, 4a's, Zu Audio Dirty Weekends, Pro-ject Acryl TT, Cambridge 851N, 351C, Panamax 5300PM
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 15,380
    edited April 2018
    ThomasD wrote: »
    ThomasD wrote: »
    ujmyu2b7ewky.jpg
    https://anchorage.craigslist.org/ele/d/stereo-and-hifi-heaven/6566767406.html

    I was just contacted by the person I bought a pair of SDA 2A's from that these were available for $1900.
    Am I really missing something about this picture or is that 'crack' pipe making the rounds again?

    What a shame that every dust cap on those 2.3TL's are pushed in. No telling what other abuse they suffered.
    ThomasD wrote: »
    ujmyu2b7ewky.jpg
    https://anchorage.craigslist.org/ele/d/stereo-and-hifi-heaven/6566767406.html

    I was just contacted by the person I bought a pair of SDA 2A's from that these were available for $1900.
    Am I really missing something about this picture or is that 'crack' pipe making the rounds again?

    What a shame that every dust cap on those 2.3TL's are pushed in. No telling what other abuse they suffered.


    The owner is now down to $1500.00 and says the dust caps are a non issue, they pull out easily !! No grill surrounds, no IC, looks like the cap is damaged. Can't believe anyone would ask anything near that in this condition. Thinking of offering $400, not sure if they are worth that but they are only the 2nd SDA's that have come up for sale in the state this winter. I bought the last pair.

    400.00 would be about right. The dust caps can be pulled out with a vacuum. I've done it many times. The seller is way too high on price for not having grill or cable not too mention the possibility if damage.
  • ThomasDThomasD Posts: 258
    Never mind. Now they need some speaker foam replacements and might have scratchy drivers (magnet separation??). He’s convinced they’re worth the $1500 as is. Not to me.
    Carver M4.0t, M1.0t, M200t, TX2, C1, C2, Marantz 2230, 2010, 4070, 1030, APPJ 2013, Rega Brio, Marantz Imperial 7's, Klipsch Heresy III, Quartets, KG4's, KG1's, 'The Sixes', R-12SW, Polk SDA 2a's, Monitor 7cTL's, SDA CRS's, 4a's, Zu Audio Dirty Weekends, Pro-ject Acryl TT, Cambridge 851N, 351C, Panamax 5300PM
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,813
    edited April 2018
    https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/ele/d/polk-speakers/6526197732.html

    No affiliation, and I'm torn between these and a pair of 2.3s :#
  • nikoniknikonik Posts: 118
    ThomasD wrote: »
    ThomasD wrote: »
    ujmyu2b7ewky.jpg
    https://anchorage.craigslist.org/ele/d/stereo-and-hifi-heaven/6566767406.html

    I was just contacted by the person I bought a pair of SDA 2A's from that these were available for $1900.
    Am I really missing something about this picture or is that 'crack' pipe making the rounds again?

    What a shame that every dust cap on those 2.3TL's are pushed in. No telling what other abuse they suffered.
    ThomasD wrote: »
    ujmyu2b7ewky.jpg
    https://anchorage.craigslist.org/ele/d/stereo-and-hifi-heaven/6566767406.html

    I was just contacted by the person I bought a pair of SDA 2A's from that these were available for $1900.
    Am I really missing something about this picture or is that 'crack' pipe making the rounds again?

    What a shame that every dust cap on those 2.3TL's are pushed in. No telling what other abuse they suffered.


    The owner is now down to $1500.00 and says the dust caps are a non issue, they pull out easily !! No grill surrounds, no IC, looks like the cap is damaged. Can't believe anyone would ask anything near that in this condition. Thinking of offering $400, not sure if they are worth that but they are only the 2nd SDA's that have come up for sale in the state this winter. I bought the last pair.

    Send him this link. Perhaps he will rethink his price.
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/401506311994
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,021
    You guys realize that shipping anything to Alaska is a PITA right? How’s many SDAs you think are up there?

    Location plays a role in price. Those 650 SDAs May cost 650 to get up to Alaska making it a non deal lol...
    "....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)
  • ThomasDThomasD Posts: 258
    Very true. But regardless of where the speaker is located, a price of $1500 for that particular pair of 2.3's in their current condition is still outrageous in my opinion. I'd pay the shipping & cost for those SDA's in WA. long before I'd purchase the more local pair due to the better apparent shape they're in. I think the owner here is just trying to take advantage of some unsuspecting buyer. But he can put any price on them he wants because they're his and someone may think they've purchased the deal of the century.
    Carver M4.0t, M1.0t, M200t, TX2, C1, C2, Marantz 2230, 2010, 4070, 1030, APPJ 2013, Rega Brio, Marantz Imperial 7's, Klipsch Heresy III, Quartets, KG4's, KG1's, 'The Sixes', R-12SW, Polk SDA 2a's, Monitor 7cTL's, SDA CRS's, 4a's, Zu Audio Dirty Weekends, Pro-ject Acryl TT, Cambridge 851N, 351C, Panamax 5300PM
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