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    Speaker selection for Volvo V70 wagon

    I'm starting to look at replacing the full set of speakers in my Volvo V70R. I haven't done any car audio since about 1998, but I like Polk for their home speakers (I have vintage RTA-12's) and am...
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    Need Help I have a fairly early pair of the RTA12's (serial...

    I have a fairly early pair of the RTA12's (serial numbers in the 12-0032n range for the speakers, and around 22-0041n for the tweeter assemblies that fit on top; I'd love to know if the serial...
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    "Inferior" is such a strong word... *grin* I...

    "Inferior" is such a strong word... *grin*

    I have a pair of the same early RTA-12's (with lower serial numbers) and absolutely love their sound.

    I'm not sure with RTA-12's how much the...
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    Need Help Running them with "consumer grade" 100 watt per...

    Running them with "consumer grade" 100 watt per channel amplification should work just fine....

    ... to start. :D


    I prefer vintage audio gear, and even Polk's larger speakers (like my old...
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    My solution for too many speakers on hand has...

    My solution for too many speakers on hand has been to lend them to friends and relatives. Long-term loan means that you can store them elsewhere, but still get them back.. :D
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    I actually don't pay too much attention to...

    I actually don't pay too much attention to specs... but the vintage Polk *sound* on the other hand, is something special.

    I love the Peerless tweeters in my RTA-12s, they really put out a sound I...
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    Epicure 1000's are rare, but they're also able to...

    Epicure 1000's are rare, but they're also able to be made anew. Buy four pairs of Epicure/EPI model 100 (or related models, 90, 100, 105, 150, Epicure 10 etc, or some of the speakers that had two...
  8. I bought a used pair of RTA-12's in June 2000 for...

    I bought a used pair of RTA-12's in June 2000 for $200. I had to call Polk Customer Service to find out what I'd just bought!

    They were in use up until I temporarily moved into a small condo,...
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    In that case, CNH, why would Polk have brought...

    In that case, CNH, why would Polk have brought out two different modern replacements rather than just one? Only having one design instead of two is an advantage for requiring simpler manufacturing...
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    Need Help How do the tweeters look compared to the tweeters...

    How do the tweeters look compared to the tweeters in this thread?

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51580
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    I couldn't find a picture online, but there's...

    I couldn't find a picture online, but there's also a t-shirt that looks like nonsense Hebrew writing right-side up, and reads the same inscription as above upside-down... :)
  12. Thread: other hobbies

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    Motorcycle ('83 Suzuki GS1100GL), wristwatches,...

    Motorcycle ('83 Suzuki GS1100GL), wris****ches, fountain pens, volunteer backstage work, running a science-fiction convention (www.arisia.org). No more room for additional expensive time-consuming...
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    I just bought a new helmet and a bunch of parts...

    I just bought a new helmet and a bunch of parts for my motorcycle. I also have no room for another set of large Polk speakers.

    If i keep repeating these two sentences until the auction is over, I...
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    I love miso soup, because when I have it, it's...

    I love miso soup, because when I have it, it's invariably at a Japanese restaurant and followed by yummy sushi.

    Cold miso is also a part of "old skool" style japanese breakfast! I think I'll...
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    Hm. Overheating? Or were the domes pushed in by...

    Hm. Overheating? Or were the domes pushed in by a three-year-old who likes to poke and pinch?
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    iTunes does not limit what you do with files that...

    iTunes does not limit what you do with files that you bring in from CD or other random mp3 files etc. Only iTunes downloads have Digital Rights Management.

    My work PC has itunes on it, but with...
  17. Thread: Vanilla Coke

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    There are a bunch of little soda companies around...

    There are a bunch of little soda companies around New England. Also, a part of pre-WWII city life still remaining in Providence and NYC is seltzer siphon delivery service. The ultimate in vintage...
  18. Thread: Vanilla Coke

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    Vanilla Coke is pretty easy to make. Just find...

    Vanilla Coke is pretty easy to make. Just find vanilla-flavored fountain syrup (used also to make "Italian Soda", there's a number of Italian brands like Torani), and mix it in with ordinary Coke. ...
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    *sigh* I want a pair of these lots and lots......

    *sigh* I want a pair of these lots and lots... :)

    Note the binding posts on the back shot aren't quite in line with everything else. I'm guessing hand-drilled...

    Also, are there any serial...
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    I don't know how recumbent the recumbent is, but...

    I don't know how recumbent the recumbent is, but you might want to get the exact right height stands anyway, to get the tweeters up to ear-level... also, try some stands that angle the speakers back...
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    oh man, I think I'm gonna have to learn veneering...

    oh man, I think I'm gonna have to learn veneering now... :-)
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    I'm hopeless. :) I'm an Olympics addict, even...

    I'm hopeless. :)

    I'm an Olympics addict, even though I hate most of what the network does with the "up close and personal" overblown drama -- I hate the sappiness. I don't even like the figure...
  23. Thread: Polk Model 10

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    My RTA-12's (aka Monitor 12, big brothers to the...

    My RTA-12's (aka Monitor 12, big brothers to the 10) are also in the "rosewood" vinyl (now aka "orange" :) ), though they strangely match my livingroom decor... :eek: The only finishes I've seen...
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    Cambridge, MA, got something like 14" to 16" of...

    Cambridge, MA, got something like 14" to 16" of fluffy powder snow. Locals who have lived here for a while were saying things like, "Meh? There's a little snow out there. Siddown and watch the...
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    Welcome to the forum! I'm from Somerville now,...

    Welcome to the forum!

    I'm from Somerville now, and grew up in Lexington

    My audio budget has been quite low for many years, and I really like the vintage-gear sound, so what I have right now in...
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