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  • pitdogg2 wrote: »
    There is no way to use mono blocs on blade/blade stuff. NONE!
    Unless you do not use the cable at all. To use the cable with mono's one of two things happens. Very loud piercing sound or you let the magic smoke out of something.
    Yours are SRS they are not 1.2's

    I understand that, I was just under the assumption that everyone were upgrading prior versions to TL's, which a person would have to rewire the crossovers and interconnects to TL specs.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,692
    Shelby66 wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    IIRC, he states on his site that his boards are not compatible with the SDA SRS.

    Where does it state that?

    I thought it was on his site, but I haven't looked in a very long time. I now see that it isn't. I guess he figured since the SDA SRS model isn't listed that would be enough.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • I see also...in order to upgrade to TL in addition to the crossovers, one would have to change the dimensional array mids to 6511's along with the SL3000's.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,326
    edited September 2017
    Shelby66 wrote: »
    I see also...in order to upgrade to TL in addition to the crossovers, one would have to change the dimensional array mids to 6511's along with the SL3000's.

    Right one can take 1.2 to the tl but SRS would be VERY COST PROHIBITIVE ;)
    Plus if i remember correctly the actual cabinets are made from different materials.
  • pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Shelby66 wrote: »
    I see also...in order to upgrade to TL in addition to the crossovers, one would have to change the dimensional array mids to 6511's along with the SL3000's.

    Right one can take 1.2 to the tl but SRS would be VERY COST PROHIBITIVE ;)
    Plus if i remember correctly the actual cabinets are made from different materials.

    I agree, think I'll be keeping mine stock and just upgrading the crossover and internal wiring. different material on cabinets...hmm

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,326
    New better film caps and better resistors make a world of difference. IIRC SRS is particle board and the 1.2's are MDF. They also made grooves into the MDF inside to break up standing waves.

    New wire avoid the clear coated speaker wire. It will just turn green in a few years. Find some good copper chassis or hook up wire. Maybe reach out to VR3 I believe he likes the rondo supra wire or something like that. He has had great success with it.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,425
    the Rondo series is awesome for internal wiring. It is tin plated (cant oxidize), super flexible, good gauge (13 awg) and a high quality product.
    - Not Tom

    Vr3Mods.com ///// Version3Audio.com

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Rrusse11Rrusse11 Posts: 116
    VR3 wrote: »
    the Rondo series is awesome for internal wiring. It is tin plated (cant oxidize), super flexible, good gauge (13 awg) and a high quality product.

    Sounds like you're talking about "marine grade" wire. Tinned and annealed.
    All kinds of gauges available here;

    https://www.delcity.net/store/Marine-Grade-Tinned-Wire/p_365
    SDA SRS 2.3s
    Pair of Carver TFM 35s
    Carver C-1 Preamp
    CAL Icon MkII CD
    RTA 12s, need major work
  • Rrusse11Rrusse11 Posts: 116
    This I'm guessing would be just the ticket for speakers, 25' of 14ga duplex, $12.
    http://www.bestboatwire.com/14-2-awg-marine-grade-wire-tinned-boat-cable-flat-blk-red-25-ft
    SDA SRS 2.3s
    Pair of Carver TFM 35s
    Carver C-1 Preamp
    CAL Icon MkII CD
    RTA 12s, need major work
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,425
    no
    - Not Tom

    Vr3Mods.com ///// Version3Audio.com

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 89
    edited April 5
    Is there a board suitable for the SDA SRS and SDA 1B from gimpod? I don't see either the SDS SRS or SDA 1B listed.

    I'm also trying to figure out what parts I need to buy for both the SDA SRS and SDA 1B.
    Home Theater & Listening

    RECEIVER Yamaha HTR6180
    FRONT AMP McIntosh MC2125
    THEATER AMP EMOTIVA XPA 7
    FRONT Polk SDA 1B
    CENTER Polk CsiA4
    SURROUND LR KEF Cresta 30
    REAR Polk Monitor 5
    SUB Tannoy TS 10 Subwoofer
    NAS 20 TB Raid 3 QNAP

    Office

    AMP Luxman L210
    SPEAKERS Tannoy




  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,326
    edited April 5
    ZaPHoN wrote: »
    Is there a board suitable for the SDA SRS and SDA 1B from gimpod? I don't see either the SDS SRS or SDA 1B listed.

    I'm also trying to figure out what parts I need to buy for both the SDA SRS and SDA 1B.

    No the boards are for 4th and 5th gen only. Earlier models had two crossover boards. 4th&5th only used 1 xo board.

    Best is to get inside and view all values and go from there. Polk did a lot on the fly so at times things do not match up with schematic or the schematic changed and may not have been updated.
  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 89
    Which one is the polyswitch?

    IMG_20190404_135736.jpg
    Home Theater & Listening

    RECEIVER Yamaha HTR6180
    FRONT AMP McIntosh MC2125
    THEATER AMP EMOTIVA XPA 7
    FRONT Polk SDA 1B
    CENTER Polk CsiA4
    SURROUND LR KEF Cresta 30
    REAR Polk Monitor 5
    SUB Tannoy TS 10 Subwoofer
    NAS 20 TB Raid 3 QNAP

    Office

    AMP Luxman L210
    SPEAKERS Tannoy




  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,692
    It's the small blue one right behind the yellow mylar at the top right of your pic.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 89
    edited April 5
    Thanks a bunch F1nut.

    The Vr3 mod do the part values and schematics deviate from the?
    Home Theater & Listening

    RECEIVER Yamaha HTR6180
    FRONT AMP McIntosh MC2125
    THEATER AMP EMOTIVA XPA 7
    FRONT Polk SDA 1B
    CENTER Polk CsiA4
    SURROUND LR KEF Cresta 30
    REAR Polk Monitor 5
    SUB Tannoy TS 10 Subwoofer
    NAS 20 TB Raid 3 QNAP

    Office

    AMP Luxman L210
    SPEAKERS Tannoy




  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,692
    The ?
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,326
    ZaPHoN wrote: »
    Is there a board suitable for the SDA SRS and SDA 1B from gimpod? I don't see either the SDS SRS or SDA 1B listed.

    I'm also trying to figure out what parts I need to buy for both the SDA SRS and SDA 1B.

    This one^^^^
  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 89
    edited April 6
    F1nut wrote: »
    The ?

    Sorry. Was half asleep. I meant do the values of the parts and schematic of the Vr3 and gimpod mods deviate from the factory and if so what are they?

    I'm trying to figure out what parts I need from Clarity Cap ESA, Clarity Cap PX, Mundorf Mox Resistors, Jantzen Inductors.

    So far I don't see anything that is the same in Clarity Cap ESA.

    Example:: I need a 92uf 75v 10% (factory) but don't see anything in the PX or ESA line of Clarity.

    The closest is a 100uf or 82uf px from madisound. If I stick with factory which in this case I'm assuming I don't need any inductors.
    Post edited by ZaPHoN on
    Home Theater & Listening

    RECEIVER Yamaha HTR6180
    FRONT AMP McIntosh MC2125
    THEATER AMP EMOTIVA XPA 7
    FRONT Polk SDA 1B
    CENTER Polk CsiA4
    SURROUND LR KEF Cresta 30
    REAR Polk Monitor 5
    SUB Tannoy TS 10 Subwoofer
    NAS 20 TB Raid 3 QNAP

    Office

    AMP Luxman L210
    SPEAKERS Tannoy




  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,326
    You best bet is to get in there and look. Write down all values "YOURS" have to be 100% certian. Some high values you will need to parallel caps to get the value needed or real close to the value.
    Try to stay as close to half values as you can when you parrallel caps or the lesser value cap just becomes sort of a bypass cap.
  • ZaPHoNZaPHoN Posts: 89
    edited April 7
    These are the parts in the crossover minus the inductors. Can anyone tell me the upgraded alternatives including (if required) new inductors, I should use and does anyone have a PCB layout I can use for the lager components?

    TSI-8548 USA PXML130PY75 130uF +-20% Dimensional array 130 uF - Recomended alternative?
    TSI-8548 USA PXML130PY75 130uF +-20% Dimensional array 130 uF - Recomended alternative?
    TSI-8548 USA PXML130PY75 130uF +-20% Dimensional array 130 uF - Recomended alternative?
    TSI-8548 USA PXML130PY75 130uF +-20% Dimensional array 130 uF - Recomended alternative?
    TSI-8539 USA PXH20MS50TF 20uF+-10% Dimensional array 20 uF - Recomended alternative?
    TSI-8539 USA PXH20MS50TF 20uF+-10% Dimensional array 20 uF - Recomended alternative?
    TSI-8539 USA PXH20MS50TF 20uF+-10% Stereo array 20 uF - Recomended alternative?
    TSI-8539 USA PXH20MS50TF 20uF+-10% Stereo Array 20 uF - Recomended alternative?
    T1 E-0012-1 12J100V mexico (yellow) Tweeter 12 uF - Recomended alternative?
    T1 E-0012-1 12J100V mexico (yellow) Tweeter 12 uF - Recomended alternative?
    T1 4.4J100V mexico (yellow) Tweeter 4.4 uF - Recomended alternative?
    T1 4.4J100V mexico (yellow) Tweeter 4.4 uF - Recomended alternative?
    TSI-8533 USA PXM92PY75T 92uF+-10% Tweeter 92 uF - Recomended alternative?
    TSI-8533 USA PXM92PY75T 92uF+-10% Tweeter 92 uF - Recomended alternative?

    As a starting point I've been reading this thread.
    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/comment/1779021#Comment_1779021

    Was the PCB board schematic the same as factory in that thread?
    SRSXoverJantzHFInd-s.jpg
    Home Theater & Listening

    RECEIVER Yamaha HTR6180
    FRONT AMP McIntosh MC2125
    THEATER AMP EMOTIVA XPA 7
    FRONT Polk SDA 1B
    CENTER Polk CsiA4
    SURROUND LR KEF Cresta 30
    REAR Polk Monitor 5
    SUB Tannoy TS 10 Subwoofer
    NAS 20 TB Raid 3 QNAP

    Office

    AMP Luxman L210
    SPEAKERS Tannoy




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