Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • Hold on to your seatbelts. Full Adcom system along with some little ole 1.2TL's. 032sygk0o3ld.jpghttps://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/ele/d/adcom-stereo-system-polk/6695093801.html
  • Mr_Hz
    Mr_Hz Posts: 176
    edited September 2018
    ^^ Not sure on the prices of used Adcom mono-blocks, but can't help but think this might be a good price if everything is in working order. Already heavily invested in a Bryston and Parasound Halo (and 2.3TLs and SDA1C's) to consider this system. Plus too far away - in the land of clouds & rain (Pacific Northwet).
    2.3TL's - Living Room
    CRS+'s (4.1 TL's) - Office
    SDA1C's - Famdamly Rm
    SDA1C's - Master Bedroom
  • krazypolk wrote: »
    Hold on to your seatbelts. Full Adcom system along with some little ole 1.2TL's. 032sygk0o3ld.jpghttps://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/ele/d/adcom-stereo-system-polk/6695093801.html

    Seller states he would sell the speakers separately for $1600. I would imagine with CASH in hand, you could do better than that, as they have been listed for some time now.
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,455
    I'm actually wondering if he has the cable, since he was using monoblocks?
  • pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I'm actually wondering if he has the cable, since he was using monoblocks?

    Good question, but I'm not so sure the seller didn't pick these up recently, and is just trying to flip the whole set-up. He didn't seem to be very knowledgeable about the SDA's.

    But, I could be wrong. He replied rather quickly to my question, wouldn't hurt to ask.
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • 250GTLusso
    250GTLusso Registered User Posts: 162
    Some very nice SDA SRS 2.3 (appear to be TLs) in SoCal. $1050, but I am sure very negotiable since the sellers appears to be heavily invested in stereo gear.

    https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/ele/d/polk-sda-srs-23-vintage-tower/6696352352.html
    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).
  • 250GTLusso
    250GTLusso Registered User Posts: 162
    Another pair of SDA SRS 2.3TLs for sale in SoCal.

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/ele/d/polk-sda-srs-23-tl-5th-gen/6677200707.html

    I actually went and auditioned these when they first showed up. Original Oak veneer. Excellent condition. Some very minor marks on the tops, but no dents or dings, and perfect fabric all around - 9.5/10. The bottom planks were in excellent condition as well. Passed the push test with 3+ secs, and all of the butyl rubber surrounds were perfect. Comes with interconnect cable. Knowledgeable seller. Was willing to sell the speakers separately for $1800. I told him I could only offer half that, and wished him good luck with the sale. We parted on good terms. He also turned me on to some Vienna Acoustics.
    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).
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,702
    verb wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    LoStrings wrote: »

    3.1TL’s

    These babies are still up for sale. Tempting, as I'll be taking a road trip to Chicago for thanksgiving. In the meantime I could have a buddy of mine pick em up until then. Still 8 hundie. They look minty.

    So... What's the story with your 1C's??? You tired them? Finish restoring them yet?
    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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  • pkquat
    pkquat Posts: 737
    250GTLusso wrote: »
    Some very nice SDA SRS 2.3 (appear to be TLs) in SoCal. $1050, but I am sure very negotiable since the sellers appears to be heavily invested in stereo gear.

    https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/ele/d/polk-sda-srs-23-vintage-tower/6696352352.html

    These appear have a pair of RD0's replacements already. I would assume they are the correct RD0-198's.
  • agfrost
    agfrost Posts: 2,360
    pkquat wrote: »
    These appear have a pair of RD0's replacements already. I would assume they are the correct RD0-198's.

    Fairly certain the top & bottom tweeters on each speaker are the SL3000 correct to the 2.3TL speakers. The middle ones may also be originals, or may be RD0's; it's hard to tell due to color variations within the SL3000 production run.
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Oppo BDP-93 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8 (x2)
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * Hagerman Cornet 2 Phono * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,455
    agfrost wrote: »
    pkquat wrote: »
    These appear have a pair of RD0's replacements already. I would assume they are the correct RD0-198's.

    Fairly certain the top & bottom tweeters on each speaker are the SL3000 correct to the 2.3TL speakers. The middle ones may also be originals, or may be RD0's; it's hard to tell due to color variations within the SL3000 production run.

    they are RDO's why they were placed in the middle position is strange. Top tweeter plays the loudest, I would of put them up top.
  • See these 2 SDA SRS2.3 in 2 different adds. What is the difference between them? 1 has 'weird' mid-woofers at top & bottom, while the other is normal looking. mxitmx9otwt0.jpg
    2t1v9frshlje.jpg
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,607
    agfrost wrote: »
    Fairly certain the top & bottom tweeters on each speaker are the SL3000 correct to the 2.3TL speakers. The middle ones may also be originals, or may be RD0's; it's hard to tell due to color variations within the SL3000 production run.

    If you look closely at the middle tweeter, the bezel is flatter and the soft substance surrounding the dome is not there as it is on the other two. Plus the circle of lettering is smaller. All 3 of these are characteristics of the 198s.
  • Top are 2.3 and bottom are 2.3tl.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,455
    Viking64 wrote: »
    All 3 of these are characteristics of the 198s.
    While electronically similar i would not say the RD-0198 is the same as the SL3000.
    The RD-0198 is the better tweeter.

  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,607
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    While electronically similar i would not say the RD-0198 is the same as the SL3000.
    The RD-0198 is the better tweeter.

    I was saying that those 3 physical characteristics are there on the 0198, but not on the SL3000s. So it is likely that the middle tweeter is not a SL3000 with a different "color variation" (as agfrost suggested) than the other two in the same cabinet, but a 0198 instead.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,455
    edited September 2018
    Viking64 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    While electronically similar i would not say the RD-0198 is the same as the SL3000.
    The RD-0198 is the better tweeter.

    I was saying that those 3 physical characteristics are there on the 0198, but not on the SL3000s. So it is likely that the middle tweeter is not a SL3000 with a different "color variation" (as agfrost suggested) than the other two in the same cabinet, but a 0198 instead.

    gotcha :D

    Right it is definitely an RD-0XX hopefully not RD-0194
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,925
    audioluvr wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    LoStrings wrote: »

    3.1TL’s

    These babies are still up for sale. Tempting, as I'll be taking a road trip to Chicago for thanksgiving. In the meantime I could have a buddy of mine pick em up until then. Still 8 hundie. They look minty.

    So... What's the story with your 1C's??? You tired them? Finish restoring them yet?

    Hehe. No. On hold for now. Once the home projects slow down, I hope to resume working on them. I appreciate the nudge brother!
    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.
  • SIHAB
    SIHAB Posts: 2,460
    Speakers: Polk Lsim, ATC SCM19 v2, NHT Superzero
    Speaker Cables: Transparent, Wireworld, Canare, Monster


  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,857
    About 2 pages ago, yes. Still miffed that they're so far away.
  • kmeek
    kmeek Posts: 225
    edited September 2018
    scottfox wrote: »
    See these 2 SDA SRS2.3 in 2 different adds. What is the difference between them? 1 has 'weird' mid-woofers at top & bottom, while the other is normal looking. mxitmx9otwt0.jpg
    2t1v9frshlje.jpg

    @scottfox, Like @krazypolk said earlier (2.3 versus 2.3TL).
    The non-TL version has the weird "donut" drivers (I have a pair of these myself), while the regular looking ones are TL's.
    The lack of donut drivers but the fact they have SL3000 vs. the SL2000 tweeters is the other tell tail sign......
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,925
    verb wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    LoStrings wrote: »

    3.1TL’s

    These babies are still up for sale. Tempting, as I'll be taking a road trip to Chicago for thanksgiving. In the meantime I could have a buddy of mine pick em up until then. Still 8 hundie. They look minty.

    Looks like these are sold. Someone from Indy was gonna look at em today, was supposed to get a call back if they were still for sale. Nothing.

    Any Indiana Polkies care to confess? :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.
  • Not it, and Russ’s bucket truck is still empty lol
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  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,925
    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.
  • mlistens03
    mlistens03 Posts: 2,766
    Seems a bit high, but I'm going off the prices of the other Monitors. Don't know too much about this specific one.
  • I'd say that's definitely high for those 12's.
  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,857
    About 2-3x too much... But they're not common...
  • Nhpenn wrote: »

    Hey! Those sold last month for $157. What gives?
  • krazypolk wrote: »
    Nhpenn wrote: »

    Hey! Those sold last month for $157. What gives?

    I though they looked familiar. Chances are the high bidder never paid and they just relisted them