Need Help Identifying Polk 10's

I picked these 10's up this week and would like some help identifying the year

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,501
    Spidey7 wrote: »
    I picked these 10's up this week and would like some help identifying the year

    Maybe try front picture with grills off and the whole front face
  • Spidey7
    Spidey7 Posts: 7
    Ok I thought people might be able to identify by the number
  • Spidey7
    Spidey7 Posts: 7
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    Hope this helps
  • Spidey7
    Spidey7 Posts: 7
    edited February 4
    How do you know they are B’s?
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 2,434
    edited February 4
    I currently own four pair of 10's. One pair labeled "10"; w/Peerless tweeter and one fuse. Two labeled "10A"; both with one fuse, one w/Peerless tweeter, the other with the SL-1000 tweeter. I also own a pair of 10B's, I bought brand new, exactly like the one you posted, with beveled front edges, no fuse. They are labeled only "10" then the S/N on the back. The original shipping boxes had a big letter "B" stamped on them after Monitor 10 "B".
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 2,434
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    These are the three 10's I own. The 10B's are hidden behind.
  • Spidey7
    Spidey7 Posts: 7
    Can you identify my Tweeter?
  • Spidey7
    Spidey7 Posts: 7
    So these are the least desirable Tweeters ?
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,501
    Well 10b had both sl1000 and sl2000 tweeters correct? Was there a 10C or was the next step series 2 with SL2500
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,052
    Drop in a pair of RD0194's and rebuild the crossovers.
  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 2,434
    edited February 4
    Spidey7 wrote: »
    So these are the least desirable Tweeters ?

    To many, yes they are the least desirable. Meaning there is a better replacement available.

    The SL-2000 tweeter is not that bad (depending on your use and your gear). Polk sold probably tens of thousands of them in many speaker models for many years. Polk was a highly thought of speaker manufacturer during those years.

    If your using them with mid-fi components and not staying put directly in a sweet spot doing "critical listening", the SL-2000 may serve you fine.

    If these are your first Polk speakers and these Monitor 10B's are new to you, give yourself some time with them as they are.

    If you are an audiophile, we don't know as this was your first post, maybe you have upgraded many speakers before, then we recommend the newer RD0194 tweeter followed by a crossover upgrade.

    As you get into the older Monitor series, and like, you may possibly climb up the chain to the larger SDA's, then the SDA SRS. So you may want to wait updating the 10's. My four sets of 10's are untouched. I have larger SDA's which would be of greater use to me updated. I also have three sets of Monitor 7's I will update before any Monitor 10's. I believe the 7's sound better than the 10's in a smaller room.

    Let us know what the rest of your equipment is, what types of music you listen to etc.

    In any case welcome! :)
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  • stevep
    stevep Posts: 217
    edited February 5
    After the Monitor 10B with the SL 2000, like yours, there was a Monitor 10 Series 2.

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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,915
    edited February 5
    Monitor 10bs w/peerless got me LOVING Polk speakers. <3

    I like classic rock and they fit the sound I want when I listen to that kind.
    I also do stuff when listening to my 10b's.

    After those first 10b's, I acquired many Polk Speakers in many series and sizes.

    It was like smoking crack from what I hear about that dreadful drug. You get ONE pair...then it's on and on and on. :D<3

    Collecting Polk speakers is a million times better than crack though! ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • HavaCow
    HavaCow Posts: 16
    I owned a pair of 7B's. I believe that model (with the exposed bottom cabinet edge) had a SL1000 tweeter? The tweeter dome was black on a flat-faced black plate. I much prefer the overall more substantial sound of the 10B's. The 7B's sounded less prominent on the top end when compared with the 10B or SDA SRS2.3's. Maybe because of the different tweeter type? So, matching tweeter types when mixing different models in a speaker system would not be a bad idea. My 10B's and 2.3's have the SL2000 tweeters. Without hearing a better Polk tweeter in comparison, the SL2000's sound very smooth, and non-fatiguing.

    I own a pair of Lsi15's. Although they can play very loud and clean, I still prefer the more laid-back musical sound of my RTA12C's. They are labeled with a "c" in the model code on the rear terminal plate.

    I have seen pictures of other RTA12C's with what looked like newer version tweeters.
    It seems that running-change tweeters were installed into my pair of RTA12C's. The tweeter domes and their flat plates are silver color. Are these SL1000 tweeters in a 12C? Are there any sonic differences based upon the tweeter/tweeter plate color? Overall, I prefer the sound of the RTA12C's over that of the 10B's. The more compact 10B's are still VERY much keepers nevertheless.
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,295
    the SL2000's sound very smooth, and non-fatiguing
    LOL......I suggest you have your hearing checked.
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  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,052
    ^^^^Agree^^^^
    The only time I found 10B's with SL2K's tolerable for any extended period, is when we were running a band-saw and I had hearing protection employed as well.
  • Faustin
    Faustin Posts: 1,082
    The black dome, black plate tweeters were more than likely Peerless. The silver face plate tweeters are the SL 1000 that came after the Peerless.