SDA 1 pin style interconnect cable wanted

Many years ago I bought a pair of SDA 1 speakers from a friend. Unfortunately he had lost the interconnect cable. I have the pin style connectors. Does anyone have a cable they would like to sell or instructions on how I can build my own.

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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,761
    That looks odd to me. Is it the original connector?
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • yes... its original.
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,761
    Ok, @F1nut can you help??
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,761
    jtomasino wrote: »
    yes... its original.

    Usually they have 2 blades or 1 pin and 1 blade.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • All I can say is both speakers have this type of connector and my friend had purchased the speaker new.
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,761
    jtomasino wrote: »
    All I can say is both speakers have this type of connector and my friend had purchased the speaker new.

    Can you take another photo from further back showing more of the speaker?
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • Did the 2 pictures get posted.
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,761
    jtomasino wrote: »
    Did the 2 pictures get posted.

    I only see 1
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,057
    edited December 2019
    jtomasino wrote: »
    yes... its original.

    Correct first SDA used a same input as the RTA12. The RTA 12 used it to connect top section to lower.

    Very slim to none odds to getting an original cable. I'd start looking at the speakon connection we SDA folks have been using.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,057
    vmaxer wrote: »
    jtomasino wrote: »
    All I can say is both speakers have this type of connector and my friend had purchased the speaker new.

    Can you take another photo from further back showing more of the speaker?

    It's original SDA1 with front port holes.
  • Ok... thx for all the responses. I will look into the speakon connectors as you suggested.
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,761
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    vmaxer wrote: »
    jtomasino wrote: »
    All I can say is both speakers have this type of connector and my friend had purchased the speaker new.

    Can you take another photo from further back showing more of the speaker?

    It's original SDA1 with front port holes.

    I have never seen them before.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • These speakers may be from their original or very early days. They still sound great but want all drivers working.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,057
    jtomasino wrote: »
    Ok... thx for all the responses. I will look into the speakon connectors as you suggested.


    https://www.neutrik.com/en/product/nl4fx

    https://www.neutrik.com/en/product/nl4mp-uc
  • dkfreebirddkfreebird Posts: 1,120
    Be very careful wiring that cable if you make one. If I remember right the wires don't go like the other pin/blade cables. I think they switch in the cable itself instead of inside the cabinet. I almost lost a Adcom 555 wiring it wrong.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,057
    Wire it just like the cabinet wiring. the wiring DOES switch pins inside cabinet. MAKE the cable positive to positive and negative to negative and do the switch at the speaker end. TAKE PICTURES of the wire placement BEFORE YOU EVER TAKE ANYTHING APART.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,944
    vmaxer wrote: »
    Ok, @F1nut can you help??

    You rang?
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  • nanook52nanook52 Posts: 4
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Wire it just like the cabinet wiring. the wiring DOES switch pins inside cabinet. MAKE the cable positive to positive and negative to negative and do the switch at the speaker end. TAKE PICTURES of the wire placement BEFORE YOU EVER TAKE ANYTHING APART.

    pitdogg2, thanks for your input on this (I have the same very early SDA 1 and would also like to connect them), but I did not quite understand your wiring instructions. Are you saying that the left pin on the left speaker interconnect does or does not have continuity with the left pin on the right speaker interconnect?
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,057
    Open it up and look. If the large blade on the speaker end is white the small blade on the right speaker should be white
  • nanook52nanook52 Posts: 4
    Thanks pitdogg2, it is about time that I took a peak inside the cabinets. I had been on this track (https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/63792/questions-about-sda-1-speakers) and found seemingly compatible plugs and connectors, but they also left the polarity issue unresolved and I didn't know which route to pursue.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,057
    edited March 4
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Open it up and look. If the large blade on the left speaker end is white wire the small blade on the right speaker should be white wire
    Fixed it

    I would think the pins are wired the same. I've never dealt with them.

    Now wires of course could be a different color than white but hopefully you understand.

  • nanook52nanook52 Posts: 4
    The nice folks at Polk support said that I just need a basic 3 pin XLR cable (1 of the pins is not needed) to connect these first generation (pin/pin) SDA 1 speakers. Thus, I ordered a Male-Female XLR cable and an adapter plug that has 2 female ends. Hopefully this will be $20 well spent and I can finally experience what SDA is all about. I hope to post results when the cable and adapter arrive.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,944
    Neutrik SpeakOn connectors would have cost even less and are vastly superior in every way.
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  • nanook52nanook52 Posts: 4
    Thank you F1nut, I appreciate the feedback. I will look into the SpeakOn connectors for round 2 of my exploration into getting everything I can out of these great speakers. Hopefully the XLR cable will provide a first taste of the SDA and I will go from there.
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