SDA SRS 2.3TL with Clarity CMR caps

Whew! I finally made it to 100 posts! I can sell stuff!

I recently posted a thread on upgrading from my beloved Polk SDA SRS2.3TLs. Long story short, I found the Atohm GT-1s suited my listening preferences much better, as well as my living room and WAF, so it's regrettably time to sell the Polks.

I upgraded the caps with Clarity CMR capacitors, replaced the resistors, and upgraded the tweeters to the RD0-198s. I had planned on doing the other upgrades, but didn't get around to it. They are in good but definitely not pristine shape. One speaker has a broken grill post. The grills don't have the Polk signatures. There are some scratches. I tried to include the flaws in the pictures. The IsoAcoustic Gaia IIs in the pictures are NOT included. I can't find the original feet, but I'll include brass spikes from Parts Express that I was using before the Gaias. I have an original pin/blade cable.

I originally bought the speakers for $660 and took an 11 hour round trip to the middle of Kansas to pick them up. The CMR caps cost about $800, so with the tweeters I have over $1600 in them. I know I'm biased, but I think they're worth much more than that because of how great they sound with the CMR caps. However I'm not looking to make money. I would prefer to see them go to someone who appreciates them, so I'm asking $1250 local pickup around Denver. I'd be willing to drive a couple hours if that helps.

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2 Channel: Atohm GT-1 speakers, Atoll IN400 integrated amp, PS Audio DirectStream DAC, PS Audio NuWave Phono Converter, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB with Ortofon Bronze cartridge, SotM sMS-200 ultra streamer, SotM sPS-500 power supply, and homemade infinite baffle subwoofer with two Fi Audio IB318 drivers.

HT: All Polk: SDA 2.3tl fronts, CSiA6 center, 500-LS ceiling, RT/FX, RTi8, Monitor 4 rears, plus Yamaha CX-a5100 AV Preamplifier/Processor, Yamaha MX-a5000 11.1 channel amplifier, and Sony XBR55-AE1 OLED TV.

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,098
    Awesome speakers!
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  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,825
    F1nut wrote: »
    Awesome speakers!

    They sure are! I heard a pair once, but forget where... ;)
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,291
    edited April 21
    @stainless0steel2

    Brian needs these!! If I didn’t have fully modded 1.2tl’s...
  • verbverb Posts: 8,187
    Man these would be some nice stand in's as I contemplate getting my SRS's upgraded. If only you were a bit closer! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, 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, 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, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,580
    F1nut wrote: »
    They are far better than the SDA SRS.

    And worth a road trip.... grab a Suburban from your motor pool and hit the road you slacker.
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  • muncybobmuncybob Posts: 2,162
    If you were within a day's travel for me I fear I would be getting a letter from my wife's attorney. GLWTS!
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,187
    F1nut wrote: »
    They are far better than the SDA SRS.

    Interesting. Is that because they are fully modded? Or were these generally regarded as better than the 1st gen SRS?

    BTW - you all are killing me! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, 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, 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, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,893
    verb wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    They are far better than the SDA SRS.

    Interesting. Is that because they are fully modded? Or were these generally regarded as better than the 1st gen SRS?

    BTW - you all are killing me! :smile:

    They were a better speaker before the mods. Their DNA is a later gen. which as you know is a better speaker than the SRS. Nothing wrong with the first gen. SRS but a blade/blade model has it's limitations.
    Many feel the 2.3tl's were the more musical speaker of the line. I bought a set of Larry's rings for mine 4 years before I ever had a pair.
  • verbverb Posts: 8,187
    Thanks Ivan. I can see my journey is a long, but fun one! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, 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, 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, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,291
    verb wrote: »
    Thanks Ivan. I can see my journey is a long, but fun one! :smile:

    If I didn’t have the money I do invested in my 1.2tl’s they would’ve already been gone, and I just don’t have the room for them to add to the herd...

  • Toolfan66 wrote: »
    @stainless0steel2

    Brian needs these!! If I didn’t have fully modded 1.2tl’s...

    My apartment can barely handle my 2B TL's. Lol
    The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors
  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,501
    edited April 23
    The CMR's really brought a sense of realism to the music for my pair. These speakers are close to being heavily modified and most of the hard work has been done.

    This is a great price considering the cap upgrade.... GLWS!
  • ThomasDThomasD Posts: 258
    Don't suppose you'd consider meeting me half way??? Think that would be right about.........Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada ;) Too far??? Seriously, those be my Polk 'end game' speaks. Someday.
    Wish you the best with sale.
    Carver M4.0t, M1.0t, M200t, TX2, C1, C2, Marantz 2230, 2010, 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
  • machonemachone Posts: 1,137
    Guys,
    I have a set of these speakers that I modded. They fantastic speakers and this asking price is fair.
    Grab them!
    Mojo Audio Illuminati v3>>Quantum Byte w/LMS>>Rpi/PiCoreplayer>> Starlight 7 USB >> Mojo Audio Mystique v2 SE>>ModWright SWL 9.0 SE Signature>>Hafler DH-500 Amp+ (Musical Concepts Fully Modded)>>
    SRS 2.3TL (Fully Modded)...SDA-1A (Fully Modded with Dimensional Tweeter Delete)
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,556
    I would include photos of the mods
    - Not Tom

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  • jbail2011jbail2011 Posts: 49
    Did these sell?
    Polk Audio SDA 2B TL mod
    Carver M 1.0 MK2 Opt 2
    Carver CT Seven Preamp
    Bluesound Node 2i
    Abacus Aikido Custom Tube Preamp
  • dpowelldpowell Posts: 2,818
    Amazing deal on a phenomenal pair of speakers. I would have to be in dire straits to let my 2.3TL's go. As others have said, they are a VERY musical speaker and fully modded are hard to beat at 3 X the price.
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    polkaudio Fully Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's + Dreadnaught, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB13 Ultra x 2
    Pass Labs X1, Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83SE, Sony SCD-C333ES
  • ddogddog Posts: 213
    Those Atohm's must really look and sound great..
  • pongshipongshi Posts: 377
    Pics or it didn't happen
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    Turntable 2 - Dual 1229 turntable, Dual AS-12 45 RPM stacker, Shure V-15 Type III cartridge
    Schiit Mani Phono Preamp for Turntable 2
    Oppo UDP-205 CD/SACD USB and FLAC duties
    Technics RS-1500US reel to reel
    Polk SDA SRS (2nd Gen) fully modded
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