Help: Blown SL-2500 tweeter for Polk Monitor 4.6 Series 2
Hello to everyone. I just joined this forum and this is my first post. I hope someone can advise (or help) me. Also, I hope this is the right place to post this problem. Recently I bought a pair of Polk Monitor 4.6 Series 2 speakers without hearing them first. I finally got around to hooking them up yesterday and discovered that one of the tweeters is blown. I took the speaker into an audio repair shop and the owner/tech confirmed it. The tweeter is the SL-2500. I called Polk customer service today and they want to sell me a replacement tweeter (RDO-198-1) which includes the driver plus the black rectangular faceplate it's attached to for $60 (plus shipping?). That's all I paid for the 2 speakers and I hate to sink another $60 into them, although they do sound very nice and they're in perfect condition. And so my questions are
1) Would this new tweeter sound the same or close enough to the other SL-2500 so as to give a pleasant sound when playing the set of Polks or would you strongly recommend buying a complete set of new RDO tweeters (one for each speaker)? Would they sound bad if only one tweeter were replaced?
2) Does anyone out there have a spare SL-2500 tweeter in good condition they would be willing to sell me for a reasonable price? This would be my first choice.
3) How much better is the RDO-198-1 than the SL-2500, if at all?
4) How much could I sell my Polks for "as is" with one blown tweeter, and how much could I get for them if both tweeters were replaced with new RDOs? The speakers are black ash in VG condition.
Thanks in advance to anyone willing to respond to my questions. Richard, St. Louis
Polk Monitor 4.6 Series 2
Thanks to the 2 gentlemen who responded to my Polk Monitor 4.6 Series 2 questions of several days ago (blown sl-2500 tweeter-I need a replacement). 2 additional questions (for anyone out there):
1) If I replace the blown tweeter with the 198 replacement, but leave the other sl-2500 tweeter in the other speaker, will it sound ok?
2) What niche were these speakers supposed to fill: Surround sound satellites (part of a home theater setup)? Full-range bookshelf speakers? What? Why did people buy them back in 1990? What was their primary use?
3) Do they only have a tweeter and midrange (no woofer)? I've read that some people like their mids and tweeters, but not their bass. Were they meant to be used with a subwoofer?
Thanks again, and I'd love it if someone could further shed light on these small speakers that I'm only now giving a listen to (after purchasing them used off CL almost 4 years ago). The one I'm listening to sounds awfully nice.