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03-07-2005, 06:01 PM
I have an old pair of model 5 polks with shotty sounding tweets. Can anyone suggest a replacement for them? I don't care if they are manufactured by Polk (it would be nice though...) or if they are made by someone else.
03-07-2005, 06:15 PM
Call up Polk, mention that you are a Club Polk member, and they should be able to set you up with some replacement tweeters. I'm assuming that you're talking about the Monitor 5 speakers. If so, they could be anything from the SL1000 to the SL2500. Polk should be able to help you figure it out. You can reach them at 1-800-377-7655
03-08-2005, 12:01 AM
I don't think they are Monitor 5. I have the original pamphlet for them and they say Model 5. Any suggestions?
03-08-2005, 12:08 AM
Pull the tweeter out and see what the number is on the back.
03-08-2005, 12:13 AM
I'll give that a go. I was looking through some other posts and perhaps the fist reply was correct. My speakers look very similar to the monitor 5 speakers shown in other posts. I have the 1" done tweeter a mid-range and a passive 8" radiator.
03-08-2005, 12:19 AM
Yeah, Polk's labeling wasn't the best in those days. Report back with the tweeter number, so we can get you pointed in the right direction.
03-08-2005, 11:51 PM
sorry for taking so long on this thread. here is what i found.
The tweeters has these numbers on the back:
Back of speaker: 5 117069
Back of speaker:5 1177059
I also noticed that the "polkaudio" name is attached to the bottom of the grill, not on the cabinet
03-09-2005, 12:11 AM
The tweeter should have a number starting with SL or RD. Polk did make a M5 speaker, but the tweeters in those are SL5006.
03-09-2005, 01:20 AM
I don't see such lettering. Only the number (75142380). I unbolted the magnet part and there is a 2 printed on the upper side of it. On the same face as the white, fuzzy textured half-sphere. Any ideas?
03-09-2005, 01:24 AM
The only idea I've got right now is to contact Ken Swauger at Polk Customer Service. I don't think you have the original tweeters or they are not Polk speakers. Got a picture?
03-09-2005, 01:44 AM
I sent an email to Polk tech. service. Hopefully they can help. The only other thing a found was printed on the x-over:
CK 8-11-80 5
Thats it. Thanks for all your help
03-09-2005, 07:40 AM
F1nut- My original SL1000 tweeter that I pulled out of my Monitor 5jr's was not marked with an "SL" number. As you can see in the first post of my other thread- http://clubpolk.polkaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25377 , The warranty replacement driver was marked SL1000, but the original driver just had the serial number, a big "M5" stamp, and somebody had handwritten "Jr" on it (the date stamp is there, as well).
03-09-2005, 10:40 AM
Ah, good info and point.
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