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    Default How to tell difference btwn Model 5 and Model 5Jr??

    Picked up a single polk today with no info on the rear whatsoever. It does have a fuse though. So, how do i know if its a 5 or 5jr??
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    I 5 has a wider cabinet and the PR is larger than the driver. The 5jr is fairly narrow and the driver and PR are the same size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Temple View Post
    I 5 has a wider cabinet and the PR is larger than the driver. The 5jr is fairly narrow and the driver and PR are the same size.

    What Ron said!!!
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    Early 5 Jr's were ported and have a fuse. Later Jr's were treated to a 6.5" passive and Safety Guard. They were actually called 5 Jr.+ Hope this helps.

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    i have a pair that is labeled 5JR but has equal sized driver and PR,no port,and no fuse.
    I guess an early version of the + ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by brgman View Post
    i have a pair that is labeled 5JR but has equal sized driver and PR,no port,and no fuse.
    I guess an early version of the + ??
    I have a similar pair... they didn't put the + on the exterior label, but usually it's stamped on the label stuck to the back of the drivers.

    There was also a 5Jr + Series II that used one of the trilam tweeters (SL2500). If the tweeter says Silver Coil Dome with a clear plastic cap it's the 5Jr+, if it's all black it's the Series II.

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    It says silver coil dome and the passive is bigger, has the fuse, no port...so..??
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    M5...

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    Thanks, now to find another orphan!
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    Yep
    Mine has the silver coil dome.Thanks for the info.

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    hmm, guy on ebay has a M5, but it has no fuse...ok to pair up with my orphan?
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    The Junior model gets upset when you talk about the other model and constantly reference what he's done wrong musically compared to his loudspeaker Dad.
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    All righty then!!!
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    You want accurate record keeping ? Buy German made speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starkiller View Post
    It says silver coil dome and the passive is bigger, has the fuse, no port...so..??
    5B before they started using a polyswitch in place of the fuse. Gold logo or sliver logo on the grill? S/B silver.

    The same version I have. Uses same drivers as the 5B with polyswitch. MW6502.



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    EDIT: The date says 1992 on the driver because it's later replacement. The other driver is original and says 1985 or 1986.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starkiller View Post
    hmm, guy on ebay has a M5, but it has no fuse...ok to pair up with my orphan?
    As long as it has the sl2000 and isn't a series II; it's the same speaker. They replaced the fuse with a poly switch.
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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