Vintage Monitor and SDA Speaker Deals

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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379

    Nice looking pair in walnut at a fair price!
    Clipdat wrote: »
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    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
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    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
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,598
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Polk SDA 1 speakers "fully upgraded": https://sacramento.craigslist.org/ele/d/sacramento-polk-sda-1-signature/6899187590.html - $400

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    "Very nice Polk SDA 1 Signature Speakers. These came out after the SDA-1C and right before the SDA 2. They have been completely upgraded with 4 new RDO-194 tweeters, fully upgraded crossovers with mills resistors and SoniCap capacitors. New binding posts as well. This is hundreds of dollars in upgrades, and they sound amazing. Tops have minor wear, but overall in quite nice condition. Includes original SDA cable."

    Actually they are transitional between SDA1 and SDA1a. The brass plate covers the port holes they glued dowel rods into. They are nice speakers with sonicaps I have a pair.
  • verbverb Posts: 7,911
    edited June 10
    Whoa RTA12's with stands, and a vintage NAD reciever for a buck fifty!
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    https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/ele/d/rochester-receiver-speakers/6908982687.html
    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
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,199
    edited June 10
    And rare Polk Cobra speaker cables!!! Holy crap!

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    For reference:

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    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,885
    ^known to fry a speaker and amp or two
    "....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)
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,199
    Buyer beware!
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,347
    Demo required I guess. ;)

    If they work, I feel that's one great deal. B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 589
    ^known to fry a speaker and amp or two

    The speaker cable? What was wrong with them?
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,885
    edited June 10
    delkal wrote: »
    ^known to fry a speaker and amp or two

    The speaker cable? What was wrong with them?

    Issues with their capacitance, they frayed and short circuited easy and some other things.....

    A cool “display item”, but I wouldn’t use them personally.

    Google displays a few threads here with comments from @VR3, @F1nut and then some other forums have references.

    When new they were great, but again prone to short circuit or have other issues...

    Direct quote from Jesse (on Hoffman forums)
    Polk Cobra Cable loudspeaker cable
    Stereophile review: 1978 (Vol.4 No.3). Highly capacitive, this distinctive-looking Japanese-sourced cable blew up many amplifiers that weren't unconditionally stable. Nevertheless, it blazed a trail followed first by Bob Fulton, then by Monster, then by countless others.
    "....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)
  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 672
    So "... it blazed a trail ..." is the key phrase in that post by Jesse.
  • ddogddog Posts: 213
    Looks like they are already gone...
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,885
    So "... it blazed a trail ..." is the key phrase in that post by Jesse.

    I'd defer to the "blew up many amplifiers that werent unconditionally stable"..... over "blazed a trail", but thats me.

    Again, cool stuff to have as a display piece, wouldnt use it. My buddy's shop got some in a trade and I warned him off from using it too. Think he's got it hidden away somewhere...
    "....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)
  • lawdogglawdogg Posts: 348
    There's a pair of Rti 8TLs with one seized woofer at a Goodwill near me. But they wanted close to $100, I left them there. Still thinking about em though. :blush:
    <3 my 3.1TLs

    I will fix your shifted magnets for free. :)
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,347
    Did you point that bad woofer out to them? offer 50.00!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 7,911
    Tony M wrote: »
    Did you point that bad woofer out to them? offer 50.00!

    Even a hundie seems like a good price, IMO! Certainly make an offer! :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
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,347
    I agree. I've owned 2 pair of them I think. I don't remember if either were the TL version but I believe at least one was.

    I paid 80 for one pr. and 40 for the other I believe. Both had good drivers, if indeed I've owned 2 sets of them.

    I remember selling one set for over a hundred but they were "minty". :D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
    edited June 16
    Monitor 10's with stands in the Seattle area. One has a "magnet shift tested" owie on the side that would need addressed...

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/ele/d/snohomish-pair-of-polk-audio-monitor/6909038042.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
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    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
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,732
    ^ not for that price... Stands or not.
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 589
    edited June 16
    In the Philadelphia area Monitor 10s at $250 never sell on Craiglist. Currently there are three (one with Peerless tweeters) that have been constantly relisted listed for months with no takers (two at $250 and one $185).

    At $150 they might last a month or two. You never know what they eventually sold for but the listing goes away.

    At $120 they are gone in a week or two.

    Under $100 they are gone before I can contact the seller.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
    Agreed but I thought you'd get a kick out of the hole in the side that " doesn't affect performance at all"
    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
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    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
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,347
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Agreed but I thought you'd get a kick out of the hole in the side that " doesn't affect performance at all"

    It's like seeing speaker surrounds deteriorated and the seller says they " sound great". :D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 589
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Agreed but I thought you'd get a kick out of the hole in the side that " doesn't affect performance at all"

    Think of it as a ported upgrade.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,447
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Agreed but I thought you'd get a kick out of the hole in the side that " doesn't affect performance at all"

    I don't know man... these could be the mythical next-gen Polk SDA we keep hearing about.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 241
    SDA-SRS in Bozeman, MT... no affiliation. Maybe I should take a road trip?
    https://bozeman.craigslist.org/ele/d/bozeman-polk-sda-srs-speakers/6905852797.html
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    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s, Dynamat, Sonicaps, Mills, H-nuts), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 2 (SL2000)

    Repair pile: SRS 3.1TL (198’s), RTA 11T's, (1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10c (3x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, SDA2, SDA2a, SDA1b, SDA SRS2

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,447
    Make the trip... they are well worth it.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 1,035
    Make sure to ask about the PR since he says it doesn't sound the way it use to.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,347
    Ask him BEFORE you go if he could check to see if all the drivers move freely. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • JayMXJayMX Posts: 241
    Make the trip... they are well worth it.

    it’s only a 6.5 hr drive one way for me... I may have googled it haha...
    ...on the other hand, I do like sleeping in my bed. I’m afraid I’d have to sleep inside the cabinets if I bought them... 😂
    Current Collection:
    Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL2000), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s, Dynamat, Sonicaps, Mills, H-nuts), SDA CRS+ (SL2000), RTA12c (194's), SDA SRS 2 (SL2000)

    Repair pile: SRS 3.1TL (198’s), RTA 11T's, (1) lonely RTA 11TL to become a center channel... someday...

    Pairs that have passed through:
    Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10c (3x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, SDA2, SDA2a, SDA1b, SDA SRS2

    ...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • verbverb Posts: 7,911
    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
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