Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 21 of 21

Thread: SDA SRS 3.1TL's

  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    N of St. Louis Mo
    Posts
    222

    Default SDA SRS 3.1TL's

    Hey all,
    I almost feel like I dont even belong here with you guys with my "tiny" 3.1's!
    just kidding... I love mine. They STILL work great and I still have the original SL3000 in each speaker (well actually they are the second pair) I fried the first...guess my polyswitches didnt work (So as a precaution: POLK told me then to add 1amp fast acting fuse on the new set. That was 1995. Is that ok to leave the fuses alone and leave them intact? I think I would sleep better...LOL
    I ordered the new RD0198-1's from polk yesterday
    the tech said: I dont need to change anything except drop them in. Is this also right?
    I do understand the process and fundimentals of upgrades and I CAN READ, however I have searched this site for anything on my speakers and to no avail, nothing shows up. And also since this is my FIRST official post, can anyone show me mercy and point me into the further directions as what things nexzt should I ponder or do next?
    I have NO schematics on the 3.1TL's. However I do have a manual I found online.
    So any help at all would be nice to have right now.
    Thanks,


    Matt

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (7)

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    At my computer - somewhere in Florida
    Posts
    944

    Default

    Schematic...scroll down to you see your model:

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55888

    As far as upgrades, the Zen Masters will be following soon with info I'm sure....for my knowledge is only in reading it here!

    Good luck!
    Last edited by fishbones; 08-26-2010 at 07:46 PM.
    ..... ><////(*>

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Just south of KC
    Posts
    706

    Default

    Hey Matt, welcome to the jungle. Excellent pair of speakers you have there. I would buy another pair in a heartbeat. Alas, I sold mine about 6 months ago.
    There should be a bunch of info here. Try searching SRS 3.1 crossover or something like that.
    You will really like those 198 tweets. A definite improvement. And just so you know, your speakers don't have polyswitches, so you need to be careful. It's probably why Polk suggested the fuses. Make sure you give them plenty of CURRENT. Don't let watts per channel do all the talking.
    Are yours oak or walnut?

    stubby
    SDA SRS
    Denon POA 2400
    Rotel RSP 1068





  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    N of St. Louis Mo
    Posts
    222

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by stubby View Post
    Make sure you give them plenty of CURRENT. Don't let watts per channel do all the talking.
    Are yours oak or walnut?

    stubby
    Hey Stubby Not sure what you mean by "dont let wpc do all the talking."? please explain.

    And my 3.1's are oak.
    I have them biamped with:
    1-Hafler 9500 trans nova for the low side. 250wpc x2@8ohms.
    1-Carver tfm35 for the high side. 250wpc x2@8ohms.

    Ive had this rig since the 90's...
    I really wish I could find another Hafler 9500 to pair with the one I have. But must be patient if I am able to find one :(

    P.s___It's nice to know there are others who share in another one of my
    passion(s). ILLNESSES
    I love digital photography too, so look for future posts with pics posted with some detail by me in the future, as I am part of a photography geek site that is similar to this site as well.

    Thanks for your help and the warm welcome,

    Matt

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    N of St. Louis Mo
    Posts
    222

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fishbones View Post
    Schematic...scroll down to you see your model:

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55888

    As far as upgrades, the Zen Masters will be following soon with info I'm sure....for my knowledge is only in reading it here!

    Good luck!


    Thanks Fishbones!
    BTW fishing is also another one of my illnesses....ooops I mean hobbies, LOL :D


    Matt

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    209

    Default

    From what I have read in the past, the 3.1TL's did not have poly switches. So, be careful.

    Mike
    polkaudio

    Currently Own:
    SRS 1.2TL Sept/2009 to present
    RTA-11T Light Oak, Aug/2011 to present
    SDA-CRS+ Aug/2011 to present
    RTA-11T Black, Dec/2013 to present

    Previously Owned:
    SDA-SRS 2.3 May/1990 to June/1991
    SRS 1.2TL June/1991 to May/1995
    SDA-1C Aug/2005 to Dec/2011

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (4)

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Salem, Oregon (Polk county!)
    Posts
    4,122

    Default

    Matt here is one thread that may help with installation of the rings (if and when Larry does another run of them, hopefully when he does). There are a few other threads for the 3.1TL's but I haven't dug them out yet.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103598

    Greg

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    N of St. Louis Mo
    Posts
    222

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    Matt here is one thread that may help with installation of the rings (if and when Larry does another run of them, hopefully when he does). There are a few other threads for the 3.1TL's but I haven't dug them out yet.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103598

    Greg

    Greg,
    That is so cool! I had no Idea what these rings you guys have been talking about was. I do now! They make perfect sense...However I STILL dont know where to purchase them? But Im real sure you or someone will walk me through this as well. I will have to mod the crossover next I pressume? I have the 198's on order.
    BTW
    This site is so cool! I had NO idea this existed till a few days ago as I stumbled upon it by accident.
    Thankyou for the link as well as you posting it. Looking forward to whats next.

    Matt

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Central NJ
    Posts
    11,302

    Default

    Welcome to Club Polk Matt!!!

    I never heard a pair of 3.1TL's, maybe I'll buy a pair one day!

    Lasareath
    Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    With new Exotic wood, Sonicaps, Mills & RDO198's - Born on 4-24-1989 and Signed by Matthew Polk!!!!


    My Polk SDA SRS 1.2TL's http://www.LASAREATH.com/


    It All Started here: http://tinyurl.com/lasareath2

    Part Deux: http://tinyurl.com/lasareath3

    Car Stereo---->http://www.salsleaf.com/leaf_stereo/index.htm<---- NEW for 2013

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (19)

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    7,390

    Default

    Welcome
    engtaz

    I love how music can brighten up a bad day.

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (16)

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Jessup Pa
    Posts
    1,045

    Default

    3.1tl's have surprising bass for there size. My favorite mid size SDA speaker. Welcome.
    Polk HT system 1: LSIC, LSI25 mains, LSI F/X rears, Lsi F/X rear centers, Lsi 7's presence speakers,
    Yamaha RX-V2500 System, Sunfire grand 5 channel, Carver A753 3 channel amp.

    Polk HT system 2: ,Polk CS1000 center, Polk cs400rear center, Polk RT800 mains stacked with RT55's, Polk F/X 1000 rears running on a Yamaha RX-V2200

    Polk Speaker collection: SDA SRS 1.2tl x 2, SRT system, SDA SRS 2 P/B, SDA 2A, SDA 1C Studio, SDA CRS+, Monitor 12 series 2, 7B & 4, SRS 3.1tl, RTA 15tl

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    209

    Default

    I betcha very similar bass output to the SDA-1C. :)
    polkaudio

    Currently Own:
    SRS 1.2TL Sept/2009 to present
    RTA-11T Light Oak, Aug/2011 to present
    SDA-CRS+ Aug/2011 to present
    RTA-11T Black, Dec/2013 to present

    Previously Owned:
    SDA-SRS 2.3 May/1990 to June/1991
    SRS 1.2TL June/1991 to May/1995
    SDA-1C Aug/2005 to Dec/2011

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (28)

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Right here.
    Posts
    10,412
    _________________________________________________
    ***\\\\\........................... My Audio Journey ............................./////***

    2008 & 2010 Football Pool WINNER
    SOPA

    Thank God for different opinions. Imagine the world if we all wanted the same woman

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (16)

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Jessup Pa
    Posts
    1,045

    Default

    The 3.1tl has more bass than the 1C. Both are excellent speakers but between the better bass and the Sl3000 tweeters, I would pick the 3.1tl's over the 1C's.
    Polk HT system 1: LSIC, LSI25 mains, LSI F/X rears, Lsi F/X rear centers, Lsi 7's presence speakers,
    Yamaha RX-V2500 System, Sunfire grand 5 channel, Carver A753 3 channel amp.

    Polk HT system 2: ,Polk CS1000 center, Polk cs400rear center, Polk RT800 mains stacked with RT55's, Polk F/X 1000 rears running on a Yamaha RX-V2200

    Polk Speaker collection: SDA SRS 1.2tl x 2, SRT system, SDA SRS 2 P/B, SDA 2A, SDA 1C Studio, SDA CRS+, Monitor 12 series 2, 7B & 4, SRS 3.1tl, RTA 15tl

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    N of St. Louis Mo
    Posts
    222

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    Welcome to Club Polk Matt!!!

    I never heard a pair of 3.1TL's, maybe I'll buy a pair one day!

    Lasareath

    Thanks Laseareth for the welcome and nice build on your 1.2's

    Quote Originally Posted by engtaz View Post
    Welcome
    Thanks engtaz

    Quote Originally Posted by bluecomet View Post
    3.1tl's have surprising bass for there size. My favorite mid size SDA speaker. Welcome.
    Thanks for the flowers bluecomet! My 3.1's may be smaller than it's bigger brothers, but they are by far are NO wimps! They were designed for smaller space in mind, and they match my surroundings. So far they have met my needs.

    Quote Originally Posted by restanim View Post
    I betcha very similar bass output to the SDA-1C. :)
    I have no idea restanim... I know the 1c's have two tweets to my one, but is it the same SL3000 as in the 3.1TL? im not quite sure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Finally...Ricardo! Thankyou so very much for the crossover build! I am so excited to do these mods that it will be almost like getting new speakers! LOL
    I really appreciate ALL of you guys help here.


    Matt

  16. #16

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    209

    Default

    Hey Matt, welcome to the club!

    The SDA-1C came with the SL2000 as oppose to the SL3000 that your SRS-3.1TL have. The TL suffix in the model number indicates the your speakers have the SL3000, as do all speakers with the TL suffix have the SL3000.

    Mike
    polkaudio

    Currently Own:
    SRS 1.2TL Sept/2009 to present
    RTA-11T Light Oak, Aug/2011 to present
    SDA-CRS+ Aug/2011 to present
    RTA-11T Black, Dec/2013 to present

    Previously Owned:
    SDA-SRS 2.3 May/1990 to June/1991
    SRS 1.2TL June/1991 to May/1995
    SDA-1C Aug/2005 to Dec/2011

  17. #17

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    N of St. Louis Mo
    Posts
    222

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by restanim View Post
    Hey Matt, welcome to the club!

    The SDA-1C came with the SL2000 as oppose to the SL3000 that your SRS-3.1TL have. The TL suffix in the model number indicates the your speakers have the SL3000, as do all speakers with the TL suffix have the SL3000.

    Mike

    Mike thanks for the welcome!
    Yea I was just reading about the TL (Tri-Laminate)
    Ive had these speakers since the 90's and they are really nice to have around on rainy days. LOL.
    I couldnt belive at first that one could actually make them sound any better?
    But after reading the posts in this site... guess that makes me the new resident NEWB. ha ha

    Thanks,
    Matt

  18. #18

    Member Sales Rating: (4)

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Salem, Oregon (Polk county!)
    Posts
    4,122

    Default

    Matt,

    I would recommend doing the crossovers first (huge sound improvement after being done) and then dynamat extreme the drivers and PR. You can Mortite the drivers, PR (if you feel inclined) and then add Larry's rings when he makes the next sets. I will send Larry a template for the rings so you won't have to cut them. Your 3.1TL's will sound phenominal after all is done. Believe me, they can sound better.

    Greg

  19. #19

    Member Sales Rating: (7)

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    At my computer - somewhere in Florida
    Posts
    944

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by restanim View Post
    The SDA-1C came with the SL2000 as oppose to the SL3000 that your SRS-3.1TL have. The TL suffix in the model number indicates the your speakers have the SL3000, as do all speakers with the TL suffix have the SL3000.
    I was under the impression that the C version of the SDA 1's shared the same tweeter as the TL's? Guess I misunderstood the posts?
    ..... ><////(*>

  20. #20

    Member Sales Rating: (22)

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Directly over the center of the earth in Olathe Kansas
    Posts
    5,795

    Default

    Welcome to CP Matt !

    Looks like you are getting plenty of support and this is a great bunch.

    Have fun, post often and gets some pics of your 3.1s.
    Speakers: SDA-1C (most all the goodies)
    Preamp: Joule Electra LA-150 MKII SE
    Amp: Wright WPA 50-50 EAT KT88s
    Analog: Marantz TT-15S1 MBS Glider SL| Wright WPP100C Amperex BB 6er5 and 7316 & WPM-100 SUT
    Digital: Mac mini 2.3GHz dual-core i5 8g RAM 1.5 TB HDD Music Server Amarra (memory play) - USB - W4S DAC 2
    Cables: Mits S3 IC and Spk cables| PS Audio PCs

    Ofc: Wright WLA12 preamp: Anthem Amp 1: Pio Elite DV-79AVI: Airport Express: CAL Sigma II DAC: PA LS90 sonicaps and mills

  21. #21

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Just south of KC
    Posts
    706

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TrashyTrucker View Post
    Hey Stubby Not sure what you mean by "dont let wpc do all the talking."? please explain.

    And my 3.1's are oak.
    I have them biamped with:
    1-Hafler 9500 trans nova for the low side. 250wpc x2@8ohms.
    1-Carver tfm35 for the high side. 250wpc x2@8ohms.

    Ive had this rig since the 90's...
    I really wish I could find another Hafler 9500 to pair with the one I have. But must be patient if I am able to find one :(

    P.s___It's nice to know there are others who share in another one of my
    passion(s). ILLNESSES
    I love digital photography too, so look for future posts with pics posted with some detail by me in the future, as I am part of a photography geek site that is similar to this site as well.

    Thanks for your help and the warm welcome,

    Matt
    Hey Matt, you should be in good shape with the amps you have. What I was saying with WPC - many people here use high quality tube amps with their SDA's that do not have high power ratings as far as "watts". They do have real he-man power supplies and caps and can sound like much larger amps.

    They provide the current necessary for clean power and sound. Some solid state amps can have high WPC ratings, but have limited power supply and smallish caps that cannot keep up with an SDA's impedance curves, which can dip to below 4 ohms at times.

    Most of the solid state amps used around here are Carver, Adcom, Acurus, Rotel, etc. that have "good parts":D. Your Hafler would also fit the bill!

    stubby

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Got some 3.1TL's
    By Hamatym in forum Vintage Speakers
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 05-22-2010, 12:20 PM
  2. Look at what this guy did to these 3.1tl's
    By zarrdoss in forum Vintage Speakers
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-27-2009, 04:52 PM
  3. Wishes SRS SDA 3.1TL's
    By domesda2b in forum Wanted (WTB) Classifieds
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: 05-07-2008, 08:48 PM
  4. 3.1tl's in CO
    By kelley in forum Flea Market
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-20-2003, 09:44 AM
  5. 3.1TL's in CO.
    By F1nut in forum Flea Market
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-09-2003, 03:07 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts