What are these worth?

gwhgwh Posts: 1,446
edited May 2007 in Vintage Speakers
http://http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=013&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=230130002912&rd=1&rd=1

These may go cheap with that fancy air flow hole cut into them.

Question is what should be my max bid? Factor in $30-$48 for gas depending on which vehicle I take.


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  • Dennis GardnerDennis Gardner Posts: 4,887
    edited May 2007
    "Also, I drilled a 2- to 3-inch hole in the back for air flow"

    Dumbsh*t................................... :rolleyes:
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,976
    edited May 2007
    I wouldnt touch that with a 10 foot pole unless you want the drivers.
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • Loud & ClearLoud & Clear Posts: 1,538
    edited May 2007
    The nice thing about these is that they already come with airflow, which will save you the time of drilling holes in them to create airflow.

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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,148
    edited May 2007
    GAWD..................people are so 'effing stupid. He says they sound as good as the day he bought them. What a putz.....how could they after drilling a hole in them. Perhaps he should drill a 2-3" hole in his head to let the stupidity flow out.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • dkg999dkg999 Posts: 5,658
    edited May 2007
    If he played them loud and proud, then I would be worried about the drivers being trashed without the air cushioning of the sealed enclosure. I would think it would be easy to over-extend the drivers.
    DKG999
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  • Bill AyotteBill Ayotte Posts: 1,902
    edited May 2007
    What a shame, those look so nice too....
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,976
    edited May 2007
    dkg999 wrote: »
    If he played them loud and proud, then I would be worried about the drivers being trashed without the air cushioning of the sealed enclosure. I would think it would be easy to over-extend the drivers.

    BINGO
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • WolfKiyoshiWolfKiyoshi Posts: 96
    edited May 2007
    wow....he drilled a.. a hole in them? *passes out kleenex* :( poor speakers *cries*
  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,837
    edited May 2007
    It's just an upgrade that lets you FEEL that bass. All the cool kids are doing it.
  • RivrratRivrrat Posts: 2,104
    edited May 2007
    Question is what should be my max bid?

    I think you have your answer.

    I told my wife about this (since we have a pair of M10's), and her response was "If Polk thought they needed a hole, there'd be one already."
    My equipment sig felt inadequate and deleted itself.
  • janmikejanmike Posts: 6,158
    edited May 2007
    heiney9 wrote: »
    GAWD..................people are so 'effing stupid. He says they sound as good as the day he bought them. What a putz.....how could they after drilling a hole in them. Perhaps he should drill a 2-3" hole in his head to let the stupidity flow out.

    H9

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  • AndyGwisAndyGwis Posts: 3,659
    edited May 2007
    I love this seller! This was my favorite line: "Bought in 1987, these $300-a-piece speakers still sound just as good as when they bought them, according to my mom."

    So, 20 years later, and still likely living with mom up in Oklahoma. Not a big shock he's re-engineered an already great product by adding "air holes." Matt Polk, guess you missed the ball on that one! Few air holes, and you would've sold millions more of these.
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  • jakelmjakelm Posts: 4,123
    edited May 2007
    I wonder what the box is tuned to now with the new port? 18hz?
    Monitor 7b's front
    Monitor 4's surround
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    M10's back surround
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    Tosh HD-XA1
    B&K AV5000


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  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,852
    edited May 2007
    What a waste. I wouldn't pay $20 for them. Sounds like some of the drivers or PRs have holes poked in them, plus the cabs are ruined by the hole for "air flow". You can often get nice Monitor 10 for around $100. Hold out for them.
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  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited May 2007
    What? He let out all of the fluid coupling. If you have some NOS fluid coupling and a cork, you should be good to go.
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  • dkg999dkg999 Posts: 5,658
    edited May 2007
    I have a supply of special audiophile grade fluid coupling. I'll let a couple of bottles go for $65 each :rolleyes:
    DKG999
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  • tom ttom t Posts: 551
    edited May 2007
    make the hole bigger and stick ports in there. then you can have a ported speaker.
  • jakelmjakelm Posts: 4,123
    edited May 2007
    tom t wrote: »
    make the hole bigger and stick ports in there. then you can have a ported speaker.


    With a PR, yeah, that should work:cool:
    Monitor 7b's front
    Monitor 4's surround
    Frankinpolk Center (2 mw6503's with peerless tweeter)
    M10's back surround
    Hafler-200 driving patio Daytons
    Tempest-X 15" DIY sub w/ Rythmik 350A plate amp
    Dayton 12" DVC w/ Rythmik 350a plate amp
    Harman/Kardon AVR-635
    Oppo 981hd
    Denon upconvert DVD player
    Jennings Research (vintage and rare)
    Mit RPTV WS-55513
    Tosh HD-XA1
    B&K AV5000


    Dont BAN me Bro!!!!:eek:
  • NicciAdonaiNicciAdonai Posts: 5
    edited May 2007
    Ha! Alright guys, I am aware that I have reached new heights of stupidity. Thanks for all the congratulations. I'll just copy and paste my reply to Mr. He's-a-Dumb****:
    ______
    LOL I guess I didn't know what I was doing. I asked a friend for advice and was working off what he said. I was trying to "fix" the bass in my video games, but after reading the forum I suspect it was the low-end amp or the room acoustics. I already responded to a similar question but at that time decided not to post the reply; I am selling these for my parents and was trying to be a good salesperson. Looks like I could have saved both of us some humiliation. The first guy that I responded to did mention patching the hole? Or you could discard the cabinet and take the speakers. I don't know... I'm not an audiophile, if you haven't noticed, and I'm not asking the dude who I thought was one. Yes I'm blaming it all on him!!!
    ______
    And without further ado, let uninhibited flaming ensue! Now, if I can just decide whether to save this page to favorites, thus learning to laugh at myself, or never look at it again, thus salvaging fragments of my pride.
  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,837
    edited May 2007
    I have to give it to him... that guy's got mad sack for posting.
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,148
    edited May 2007
    It takes a big man to laugh at himself in a situation like this where you have been mercilessly flogged. Stick around you might actually like it here. We are a bunch of relentless arse's sometimes, but most of the time it's in good fun. Don't take things too personally and you'll do just fine.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • AndyGwisAndyGwis Posts: 3,659
    edited May 2007
    Dude, I told you I loved this guy. He can take a licking and keep on posting. I hope he comes and joins Polk Forum as a regular, if only to be a constant yet resilient punching bag for all of us "know it all members."

    Honestly, if Polk_Audio_Lsi had come up with a rebuttal like this guy's, wouldn't we have a 10 page thread commending him on standing up to the ribbing?
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    Bedroom: Samsung HPR-4252, Toshiba HD-A2, HK 3480, Signal Cable, AQ speaker cable, Totem Dreamcatchers, SVS PB10-NSD, URC MX-850
  • michael_wmichael_w Posts: 2,914
    edited May 2007
    Had no ports to hide his **** in so he had to make one? Who on the forum did that again...

    Depending on how well the hole was cut I don't see it being that tough to fix. It was a stupid thing to do but hey, we all started somewhere (others off to a rough start). Stick around Nicci and I'm sure you'll learn a lot! Don't worry the flaming will stop soon enough ;)
  • rskarvanrskarvan Banned Posts: 2,456
    edited May 2007
    I bet those Monitor 10's really appreciated the air holes. They must have been suffocating with all that stale air inside of them. It probably really relieved all the work that 10" passive radiator had to do too.
  • RivrratRivrrat Posts: 2,104
    edited May 2007
    I'm impressed that he didn't come in here six guns a blasting, telling everyone how stupid we all are, and how much better they sound with a rear port. I'm surprised he bothered to respond at all. Definitely a good sport.
    My equipment sig felt inadequate and deleted itself.
  • gwhgwh Posts: 1,446
    edited May 2007
    Welcome to the forum NicciAdonai.
    Since your now a member, let's talk about my Club Polk discount.:D



    G
    HT:
    Martin Logan Motion 40
    Martin Logan Motion 50XT
    Emotiva Airmotiv E2
    SVS SB16 Ultra
    Def Tech Reference Sub
    Yamaha RX-A3070

    Signal Cable speaker wires & interconnects.
  • Dennis GardnerDennis Gardner Posts: 4,887
    edited May 2007
    Hey, I guess he wasn't a dumbsh*t afterall, simply a misguided-****............l stand corrected.:D
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  • michael_wmichael_w Posts: 2,914
    edited May 2007
    Calling the kettle black there, Las?
  • NicciAdonaiNicciAdonai Posts: 5
    edited May 2007
    Thanks, y'all. It's nice to know the hardcore tech segment is not so cynical that they cannot be reasonable. And you did a good thing in giving a guy his dignity back... after he pretty much begged, but hey! I'll quite possibly be back if I have a question about speaker placement or good insult ideas.

    I have to say that the drivers do NOT have holes poked in them as one poster posted. The bubbles (I'm sure I'll be enlightened as to the correct term) in the middle of the cones had been dented. My mom stuck some duct tape to them and pulled it off, and that was sufficient to take out most of the dent, though I know what the power of suggestion alone can do to your sense of, "Wow these speakers ROXORz."
  • trubluluctrubluluc Posts: 2,067
    edited May 2007
    Now if this hole was an exact fit with the hose coming from your vacumn cleaner and you reversed the hose so it blew air instead of sucking.....
    You could TURBO CHARGE those babies and really put out some bass power.

    it always starts with a simple plan,

    -Luc


    "Also, I drilled a 2- to 3-inch hole in the back for air flow"

    Dumbsh*t................................... :rolleyes:
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