Polk SDA 1C's What to upgrade.

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  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 855
    What is the thread size of the hurricane nuts and spikes for the 1C?

    Try a search on the forum not much help too many hits and a lot of dead links to past Polk info.

    Thanks
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
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    Living room 2ch rig:
    Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

    Bedroom 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;
    Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,692
    8-32
    1C's didn't come with threaded inserts, so you'll need to install them. SDA's that did use 1/4 - 20.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 662
    Did you order your RD0194's from Polk or Midwest?
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 855
    Did you order your RD0194's from Polk or Midwest?

    Midwest.
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    RTi12s
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Living room 2ch rig:
    Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

    Bedroom 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;
    Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 855
    F1nut wrote: »
    8-32
    1C's didn't come with threaded inserts, so you'll need to install them. SDA's that did use 1/4 - 20.

    Thanks
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    RTi12s
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Living room 2ch rig:
    Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

    Bedroom 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;
    Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 855
    I am thinking of ordering a set of Adona spikes 1/4-20 set.
    But will this work to place the SDA`s?

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    Cheers
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    RTi12s
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Living room 2ch rig:
    Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

    Bedroom 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;
    Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.
  • RandyCroissantRandyCroissant Posts: 417
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    Quartz slabs with adjustable spikes rock solid under my 1Cs
    Yamaha RXA1030, Yamaha CD, Bluesound node 2i, Tidal
    Polk SDA2btl highly modded
    Polk SDA 1C
    Polk CS350 LS x2
    Polk m5jr
    Kimber 8TC
    Sony 55" Bravia
    Wish list SVS sub

  • SchurkeySchurkey Posts: 1,893
    edited June 12
    Irrenhaus wrote: »
    Did you order your RD0194's from Polk or Midwest?

    Midwest.
    For the record, I'm on hold with Polk customer service right now. Just ordered 4 RD0-198 tweeters @ $205.20 (Edit: got the confirmation e-mail, they really are "ordered".)

    I asked the guy if they have RD0-194 tweeters in-stock...he says "yes".

    Maybe this is a computer-inventory glitch...but the guy said they're listed in his computer as "active" or "available".

    I've seen some recent threads about RD0-194s not working properly.
    I've been reluctant to order either the '194 or '198 because of the Chinese origin...but...if these things are "going away", NOW is the time.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,326
    I ordered 8 RD-0198's they work fine no problems.

    I will confirm that Polk CS actually told me when inventory is gone they are gone. Polk CS has been fighting with the powers that be to continue supporting legacy products yet sound united does not want to support ANY product for more than 3-5 years past end of production. At the time Polk had about 400 198's in stock according to inventory. The 194 was a lot lower at that time.

    Will this change as to support ... well anything is possible but I won't hold my breath.
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 855
    Hi,

    Will 16AWG cable work for making a new interconnect cable or 14AWG or larger will be better?

    I have a good amount of Audioquest 16AWG speaker cable.

    Thanks
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    RTi12s
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Living room 2ch rig:
    Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

    Bedroom 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;
    Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.
  • SchurkeySchurkey Posts: 1,893
    The "easy" answer is to use the same speaker cable as from the amp to the speaker cabinets.

    I think the OEM SDA interconnect was 18-gauge, so 16 gauge would be fine. The SDA interconnect is carrying only a "partial load" compared to the regular speaker cables--reduced volume, and the 1C also have reduced frequency range on the SDA interconnect as well.
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 855
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    n0je7sbh9b04.jpg

    Quartz slabs with adjustable spikes rock solid under my 1Cs

    Nice.
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    RTi12s
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Living room 2ch rig:
    Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

    Bedroom 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;
    Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 855
    Irrenhaus wrote: »
    5s77zmx6fgg4.jpg
    n0je7sbh9b04.jpg

    Quartz slabs with adjustable spikes rock solid under my 1Cs

    Nice.

    Do the SDA still have the small original feet at the bottom?
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    RTi12s
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Living room 2ch rig:
    Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

    Bedroom 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;
    Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.
  • RandyCroissantRandyCroissant Posts: 417
    Irrenhaus yes! What makes this work well is I can scoot the speakers off of the risers and not worry about damaging anything with the spikes as they are under the slabs. Makes my life a little easier. Thanks for asking
    Randy
    Yamaha RXA1030, Yamaha CD, Bluesound node 2i, Tidal
    Polk SDA2btl highly modded
    Polk SDA 1C
    Polk CS350 LS x2
    Polk m5jr
    Kimber 8TC
    Sony 55" Bravia
    Wish list SVS sub

  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 662
    Schurkey wrote: »
    Irrenhaus wrote: »
    Did you order your RD0194's from Polk or Midwest?

    Midwest.
    For the record, I'm on hold with Polk customer service right now. Just ordered 4 RD0-198 tweeters @ $205.20 (Edit: got the confirmation e-mail, they really are "ordered".)

    I asked the guy if they have RD0-194 tweeters in-stock...he says "yes".

    Maybe this is a computer-inventory glitch...but the guy said they're listed in his computer as "active" or "available".

    I've seen some recent threads about RD0-194s not working properly.
    I've been reluctant to order either the '194 or '198 because of the Chinese origin...but...if these things are "going away", NOW is the time.

    Schurkey, Thanks for posting tweeter info.
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 855
    Will this work to use on the drivers?

    Planning to do the work this weekend.

    Parts Express Speaker Gasketing Tape 1/8" x 3/8" x 50 ft. Roll

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    Cheers
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    RTi12s
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Living room 2ch rig:
    Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

    Bedroom 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;
    Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,692
    Yes, good choice.
    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

  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 855
    Okay so finally decided to start. Last item comming are the spikes.

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    Cheers
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    RTi12s
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Living room 2ch rig:
    Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

    Bedroom 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;
    Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,347
    So what did you decide to do upgrade wise so far? Did you get on the dreadnought group buy? I don't remember. If you did make sure you upgrade your binding posts and update the pin blade setup to speakon terminals.
    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
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 855
    edited July 1
    audioluvr wrote: »
    So what did you decide to do upgrade wise so far? Did you get on the dreadnought group buy? I don't remember. If you did make sure you upgrade your binding posts and update the pin blade setup to speakon terminals.

    No dreadnought here.
    Will upgrade crossovers Gimpod boards
    RD0-194
    Yes new Binding posts.
    Speakon terminals and cable.
    Dynamat.
    Hurricane nuts.
    Spikes
    Seal any leaks if found.
    Will take care of the fabric at another time.

    Cheers
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    RTi12s
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Living room 2ch rig:
    Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

    Bedroom 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;
    Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,347
    That's going to make a great improvement! You should have @westmassguy tune you up some Erse sub base inductors if possible. Love mine!
    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
  • IrrenhausIrrenhaus Posts: 855
    edited July 1
    audioluvr wrote: »
    That's going to make a great improvement! You should have @westmassguy tune you up some Erse sub base inductors if possible. Love mine!

    Sorry. What are they? The Erse. Will they be used instead of spikes?

    Ohhh damm inductors yes.....lol
    Google is good a friend.

    Cheers
    HT
    AVR-Pioneer SC99
    Adcom 585
    RTi12s
    Rear- RT150
    Center-CSi5
    Sub-Rythmik audio F25
    Player- Oppo BDP-103


    Living room 2ch rig:
    Peach Tree Decco, Onkyo CS-5VL SACD and Linn Kelidh

    Bedroom 2ch rig.
    Cary AE-3, Parasound 2125, Marantz SA8005, Usher V-601 or SDA 1C, SVS SB12-NSD, Intel NUC PC and Panamax MX5105

    Headphone rig;
    Little DOT MK II with upgraded tube's and Sennheisers HD650.
  • SchurkeySchurkey Posts: 1,893
    edited July 1
    Irrenhaus wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    That's going to make a great improvement! You should have @westmassguy tune you up some Erse sub base inductors if possible. Love mine!

    Sorry. What are they? The Erse. Will they be used instead of spikes?
    "erse" is a brand-name of speaker crossover parts--capacitors, resistors, and inductors. The sub-bass inductors are also called SDA inductors. They're bigass inductors in the SDA circuit.

    Spikes and inductors are both ways to improve bass.

    http://www.erseaudio.com/

  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,347
    Yes, they are the dimensional inductors (Big coils of copper attached to your crossovers). lowers your speakers to 4 ohm though but as said they help the speakers dig deeper.
    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
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