View Full Version : [Help Needed] Rt16
02-28-2011, 04:31 PM
I have a chance to pick these up for 30.00 . One driver doesn't work are parts easy to find? Sent a email to polk and they said no longer available from them.I have never heard them myself are they worth looking into? Hard to beat the price on a set of towers that sold for 499.95 each.When your not sure ASK! Thanks Dan
02-28-2011, 05:09 PM
For $30 you should grab them, parts are hard to come by but for that amount of money I would jump on them. You could part them out and still be ahead.
02-28-2011, 07:30 PM
Thanks for the reply .I thought I might be able to find a driver here or ebay. If I can fix them I might give them to a friend. I can learn on these without screwing up my speakers. This is starting to be fun.If I cant fix them I will part them out. Seems to be a easy fix. I started reading here a few months ago and I'm learning from all of you. Thanks
02-28-2011, 07:35 PM
You can find parts, I was on Craigslist this weekend and saw two different ads for RT16's being sold for parts. I wish I could remember where in the country they were, I will keep my eyes open.
03-01-2011, 11:25 PM
The drivers do pop up on e-bay from time to time.
03-02-2011, 05:45 PM
Again thanks for the reply's. Ive been playing phone tag so far last I heard was he still had them.I do think if I can pick them they will go to a friend.He needs them more than I do.
03-06-2011, 05:00 PM
Just picked these up after a bunch of phone tag. 25.00 out the door! Now comes the problem finding that driver. Please correct me if I'm wrong part # mw 8103 driver . Ive been reading old posts they said I might be able to re-glue the spider?Any suggestions? I did a google search one of the posts said they may have the drivers at madisound. I will start my search there. Any Input would be appreciated Thanks Dan
03-09-2011, 07:14 PM
I picked these up Sunday. Monday I had some time to hook them up to an old technics two channel receiver that had been retired.These sound pretty good,I have played them for two days now and no drivers are blown .I started them out soft and slow. Al green first then bumped up volume and put in Rolling stones no bad signs yet, I then put in acdc back in black I figured that was going show some weakness somewhere they didn't even blink!My question is why did the seller think there was a blown driver? Could the ride home somehow have bumped something back into place?
03-09-2011, 07:28 PM
Could be,, Either way,, thats a good thing,, How do they sound,,,,
03-09-2011, 07:48 PM
They sound great! I had my friend who they will go home with come over to listen, he just stood there with a big smile on his face.I hate to give them up now.
03-09-2011, 07:51 PM
Dont be greedy now,
03-09-2011, 08:19 PM
I love that speaker. One of my favorite Polks. Just keep them and piss your friend off. He'll get over it.
03-09-2011, 09:19 PM
No being greedy hes a good guy gave me a shaper for my shop for nothing.We trade back and forth its the least I can do for him. But dam I will miss these speakers!
03-09-2011, 10:17 PM
You're a good man, keep your eyes open and you find another pair for yourself.
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