Model s6?

MANSKITOMANSKITO Posts: 295
edited December 2009 in Vintage Speakers
I just found some Model S6s by Polk audio at a good will for $4. Hocked them them up worked and sounded great. I was just wondering if any one knew how good these speakers where and what they might be worth. Any help would be great. Also on on a side note i was thinking about putting together a 5.1 system would these speakers be a good match to the LSI speakers?
Monitor 60s, CS10 front
Monitor 40s, back
PSW10:(

H/k AVR 325
Sansui Tape Deck
Pioneer PD-5010 CD player

Sennheiser HD 650s :D
Maverick Audio Tube Magic D1 DAC

AMD Phenom II 940 @ 3.8 prime stabel
4 gigs 1066, cas 5
XFX 4890 1gig
Seagate 1tb 7200.12
Creative X-fI Titanium Fatal1ty
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  • jtgranbyjtgranby Posts: 888
    edited December 2009
    Once you get your LSI's use the S6's for firewood:D They are not even close to being in the same league.

    JIM
  • MANSKITOMANSKITO Posts: 295
    edited December 2009
    thanks a lot Jim. I just couldn't find any information on them. Fire wood you say lol. wow I didn't find them that bad lol.
    Monitor 60s, CS10 front
    Monitor 40s, back
    PSW10:(

    H/k AVR 325
    Sansui Tape Deck
    Pioneer PD-5010 CD player

    Sennheiser HD 650s :D
    Maverick Audio Tube Magic D1 DAC

    AMD Phenom II 940 @ 3.8 prime stabel
    4 gigs 1066, cas 5
    XFX 4890 1gig
    Seagate 1tb 7200.12
    Creative X-fI Titanium Fatal1ty
  • concealer404concealer404 Posts: 7,461
    edited December 2009
    They won't be voice matched to the LSIs. But on that note, they probably wouldn't make bad surrounds, since you don't get a TON of info through those anyways. Try it and see if you like it. :)
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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  • jtgranbyjtgranby Posts: 888
    edited December 2009
    MANSKITO wrote: »
    thanks a lot Jim. I just couldn't find any information on them. Fire wood you say lol. wow I didn't find them that bad lol.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/downloads/manuals/home/S-series_Manual.pdf

    You might find this helpful.

    Jim
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,280
    edited December 2009
    A guy I know had the s6s and with my onkyo amp they sounded real good. Next to some finer speakers , you would hear a difference though.

    Great pr. for what you paid for sure!;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • MANSKITOMANSKITO Posts: 295
    edited December 2009
    ya thanks for the advice guys. will most likely use them as surrounds as long as they are not clearly inferior to the LSI.
    Monitor 60s, CS10 front
    Monitor 40s, back
    PSW10:(

    H/k AVR 325
    Sansui Tape Deck
    Pioneer PD-5010 CD player

    Sennheiser HD 650s :D
    Maverick Audio Tube Magic D1 DAC

    AMD Phenom II 940 @ 3.8 prime stabel
    4 gigs 1066, cas 5
    XFX 4890 1gig
    Seagate 1tb 7200.12
    Creative X-fI Titanium Fatal1ty
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,488
    edited December 2009
    An old school veteran of this forum swears by his lowly S4 bookshelves....so there's definitly some love around.
    CTC BBQ Amplifier, Sonic Frontiers Line3 Pre-Amplifier and Wadia 581 SACD player. Speakers? Always changing but for now, Mission Argonauts I picked up for $50 bucks, mint.
  • MANSKITOMANSKITO Posts: 295
    edited December 2009
    Just hocked up the S6s with a pair of Monitor 40s, the monitors are much more accurate sounding, almost night and day. However S6s have much better bass, like its not even close. I'm rather surprised you would think maybe 10+ years separating them would put the monitors way ahead in every way. again thanks for the advice every one.
    Monitor 60s, CS10 front
    Monitor 40s, back
    PSW10:(

    H/k AVR 325
    Sansui Tape Deck
    Pioneer PD-5010 CD player

    Sennheiser HD 650s :D
    Maverick Audio Tube Magic D1 DAC

    AMD Phenom II 940 @ 3.8 prime stabel
    4 gigs 1066, cas 5
    XFX 4890 1gig
    Seagate 1tb 7200.12
    Creative X-fI Titanium Fatal1ty
  • MargusMargus Posts: 6
    Model S6 Speakers do not disappoint.
    I'm unfortunately moving and doing a big purge so on ebay at the moment.
  • MargusMargus Posts: 6
    Model S6 Speakers do not disappoint.
    I'm unfortunately moving and doing a big purge so on ebay at the moment.
    Adding picshyv2ws3ixywx.jpg

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,938
    Nothing like a little self promotion. Clue for ya, they aren't very good.
    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

  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,637
    The drivers and tweeter remind me (a little) of R50s, except they're not towers and have no bass port.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


    http://audiomilitia.proboards.com/
  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,904
    edited March 13
    The S series was the more budget friendly line back in the early 90's. The LS series being the higher end. The engineer who voiced the S-series is actually a friend of mine. The S6 and S8 were the sweet spot. S10 was bass heavy.

    I have a pair of S4 and they are ok but the port starts chuffing when they are pushed. Overall, I'm not impressed with them. They are serving as surrounds in my modest HT system.

    I have a pair of S8 and on their own they do sound pleasant and are easy on the ear. They do now wow. I have them serving in my sun room. I also have the LSi15's which are vastly different. The S6 would not pair well with the LSi.

    The the S4 and S8 actually pair fairly well with my RTA11TL w/RD0198 tweeters.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i; Technics SL-J2, Parasound PPH-100.

    HT:
    Marantz SR7010, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10 (DXi104 upgrade), Marantz UD5005, Pioneer PL-530, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, AVR-888, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, 5B, TSi100, RM7; Pioneer: CT-6R; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, CDR-615; Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii, Sony CDP-650ESD, Technics SA 5070, B&W DM601
  • xschopxschop Posts: 1,610
    F1nut wrote: »
    Nothing like a little self promotion. Clue for ya, they aren't very good.

    Not even yard-sale acquisition material?
  • MargusMargus Posts: 6
    Ok, thought I'd test the waters here with the pro's. Sounds like, no pun intended, that they are heading to the dumpster. Boo hoo. I have fond memories having these cranked up listening to RUSH Temples of Syrinx. Tough to just toss them. Really thought these would have some value.
  • MargusMargus Posts: 6
    I have them along with a Pioneer Stereo on sale as a package for $100 if anyone is a collector of this sort of stuff.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,938
    You can't sell anything here until you have 100 constructive posts. Read the rules, thanks.
    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

  • RTallyRTally Posts: 4
    Margus wrote: »
    Ok, thought I'd test the waters here with the pro's. Sounds like, no pun intended, that they are heading to the dumpster. Boo hoo. I have fond memories having these cranked up listening to RUSH Temples of Syrinx. Tough to just toss them. Really thought these would have some value.

    Working speakers should never be dumpstered. Drop them off at a thrift store. They are great starter speakers, even if they are not worth much.

    I have a pair of Polk S4 I had connected as computer speakers. They were OK for that, but I have replaced them with better. I paid $20 for the S4 and could probably sell them for that or maybe a bit more, but that is not enough to make it worthwhile to sell. I will drop them off at a thrift store.
  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,904
    I got my S8's for free off Craigs. One of the magnets had fallen off a tweeter. I snapped it back on and I enjoy them.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i; Technics SL-J2, Parasound PPH-100.

    HT:
    Marantz SR7010, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10 (DXi104 upgrade), Marantz UD5005, Pioneer PL-530, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, AVR-888, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, 5B, TSi100, RM7; Pioneer: CT-6R; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, CDR-615; Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii, Sony CDP-650ESD, Technics SA 5070, B&W DM601
  • MargusMargus Posts: 6
    Thanks for the comments, even yours F1Nut. I luv clues! : )

    Cheers!
  • CorryyCorryy Posts: 8
    MANSKITO wrote: »
    I just found some Model S6s by Polk audio at a good will for $4. Hocked them them up worked and sounded great. I was just wondering if any one knew how good these speakers where and what they might be worth. Any help would be great. Also on on a side note i was thinking about putting together a 5.1 system would these speakers be a good match to the LSI speakers?

    I saw them at about $80 on eBay. Nice bargain!!!
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