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    Default Goodwill find

    A Pair of Monitor 5A's in very good condition (some scratches on top of one )
    w/peerless tweets. $30

    Missing the fuses. The goodwill guy said they had the fuses but it looks like someone stole them. Hmmmm.

    What kind of fuses do these take? Can I get the fuses at a place like Radio Shack or do I have to go to Polk?
    I got static in my head
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    they just take a fast blow you can get anywhere. I'm not sure if it is .75amp or 1.0 amp My sda1 signatures take a 1.0amp

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    The fuse is a .75 amp fuse. Quick blow not slow.
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    WOW!

    That's like working your way through Katie Perry in order to get to Rosie O'Donnell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rromeo923 View Post
    A Pair of Monitor 5A's in very good condition (some scratches on top of one )
    w/peerless tweets. $30

    Missing the fuses. The goodwill guy said they had the fuses but it looks like someone stole them. Hmmmm.

    What kind of fuses do these take? Can I get the fuses at a place like Radio Shack or do I have to go to Polk?
    Do they look like one of these
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    Quote Originally Posted by rromeo923 View Post
    A Pair of Monitor 5A's in very good condition (some scratches on top of one )
    w/peerless tweets. $30

    Missing the fuses. The goodwill guy said they had the fuses but it looks like someone stole them. Hmmmm.

    What kind of fuses do these take? Can I get the fuses at a place like Radio Shack or do I have to go to Polk?
    You going to use them for HT or strictly 2 channel?

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    Congrats! I have a pair of the 5As with the peerless as well. They're a sweet speaker...what are you going to power them with?

    cnh

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    Not sure what I am gonna do. I have too many speakers!! Gonna get some fuses and test them out.

    May go for sale.??
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    Quote Originally Posted by rromeo923 View Post
    Not sure what I am gonna do. I have too many speakers!! Gonna get some fuses and test them out.

    May go for sale.??
    You lost me there. Too many speakers? There's no such thing. Hahaha

    Congrats on the new set.

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    Good Luck!

    I currently have 5 pairs of speakers in my home office (the 5s, JBLs, Energy, LSI-7s, and a set of Cambridge Soundworks Model Sixes) and am picking up some Large Advents that will be tested there before they move on to (possibly) the garage.

    My favorite little system at the moment, for casual listening, is a Nakamichi CA-5/Adcom GFA-545 on the Model Six speakers by Kloss. Cheap, cheap, cheap but so 'musical'! Operating with that system a cheap 5 dollar Technics (Goodwill) tuner from the 80s, and a Pioneer BDP-51FD as the CD/Video player bought for a ridiculously low close-out price.

    Highly recommended as a 'budget' system for a small to mid-sized room YMMV.

    Too many speakers...I don't think so.

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    rromoeo-did you get these in the westminster goodwill?
    get off my corner ya bumb!!!

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    Nice find. Coming this fall to your tv set .POLK hoarders !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldfatdogs View Post
    Nice find. Coming this fall to your tv set .POLK hoarders !!
    no chit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rromeo923 View Post
    Not sure what I am gonna do. I have too many speakers!! Gonna get some fuses and test them out.

    May go for sale.??
    You don't *have* to have fuses to test them. You can bridge the holder and see if the tweeters work. Just use some common sense with the volume knob (and use quality power)
    Ludicrous gibs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brgman View Post
    rromoeo-did you get these in the westminster goodwill?
    get off my corner ya bumb!!!
    Eldersburg Goodwill.

    However, I was in Westminster this morning but didnt think about the Westminster Goodwill. Hmmmm, Now you got me thinking...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rromeo923 View Post
    Eldersburg Goodwill.

    However, I was in Westminster this morning but didnt think about the Westminster Goodwill. Hmmmm, Now you got me thinking...
    speaker slut!

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    My Goodwill always sucks, never found anything there.

    I have 9 sets of speakers here:

    Monitor 10B in black
    Monitor 10B in Walnut (?)
    Monitor 10A in woodgrain
    Monitor 5B
    Monitor 5jr
    Monitor 4
    Interaudio by Bose

    Using a Monitor 5jr as a Center Channel in my Home Theater setup.

    Also, some crappy set of Mitsubishi speakers in the garage some guy gave me a few weeks ago.

    I guess I have way too many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncbuckeye3 View Post
    My Goodwill always sucks, never found anything there.

    I have 9 sets of speakers here:

    Monitor 10B in black
    Monitor 10B in Walnut (?)
    Monitor 10A in woodgrain
    Monitor 5B
    Monitor 5jr
    Monitor 4
    Interaudio by Bose

    Using a Monitor 5jr as a Center Channel in my Home Theater setup.

    Also, some crappy set of Mitsubishi speakers in the garage some guy gave me a few weeks ago.

    I guess I have way too many.
    Holy smackers ncbuckey
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    Especialy the Polks

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    Quote Originally Posted by brgman View Post
    speaker slut!
    You should talk !! I believe you Shanghai'd those 2.3TLs out from under me in December!

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    I don't know about the M5's fuse but, my 10As w/peerless require a 1 amp fuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rromeo923 View Post
    Eldersburg Goodwill.

    However, I was in Westminster this morning but didnt think about the Westminster Goodwill. Hmmmm, Now you got me thinking...
    I love that pit beef joint in Eldersburg ! (Smokey's ??) Try it sometime.

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    Been to Smokeys and like it. However, better pit beef at the other end of Eldersburg at The Bullpen. 26 and Klees Mill.
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    not that i'm into cross-posting; but my latest thrift-store find was a pair of realistic Nova 10s....

    I had seen a pair of these a little over a year ago and was intrigued by the fact that they were have an 8" woofer with a corresponding 8" passive radiator - and were apparently designed before there was a Polk Audio.

    Anyways - like someone else said - you can't have too many speakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdb View Post
    You should talk !! I believe you Shanghai'd those 2.3TLs out from under me in December!
    December,hmmmm?
    from York?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdb View Post
    I love that pit beef joint in Eldersburg ! (Smokey's ??) Try it sometime.
    Geez i grew up in Eldersburg and now i know more people on this forum than i do in Eldersburg nowadays.Crazy!

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    I have to many speakers also Rtia'5s Rtia3's Acoustic Research AR 58s Acoustic Research AR 18s Cerwin Vegas VS 100s Bose 301's easy fellas they are in the garage and they sound pretty decent hooked up to my old marantz reciever, I was sooo close to owning a pair of RtiA7's some guy was selling his on craigs list for $450 for the pair I told him I would call him back and someone beat me to them when I did call back he did offer me his Rtia3's for $ 175 a pair but since I already have a pair I passed on those Rats I really wanted those A7's at that price. I wish I could find some monitors at our local Good will but have not found anything decent as far as stereo gear goes at ours
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    I still prefer The Canopy in Elicott City for pit beef and the "looks" of the Bullpen place always kinda made me avoid it, now I'll have to try it! Can't stand The Crab Shanty anymore, really gone downhill IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne3burk View Post
    not that i'm into cross-posting; but my latest thrift-store find was a pair of realistic Nova 10s....

    I had seen a pair of these a little over a year ago and was intrigued by the fact that they were have an 8" woofer with a corresponding 8" passive radiator - and were apparently designed before there was a Polk Audio.

    Anyways - like someone else said - you can't have too many speakers

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    That's interesting that they pre-date Polk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdb View Post
    I still prefer The Canopy in Elicott City for pit beef and the "looks" of the Bullpen place always kinda made me avoid it, now I'll have to try it! Can't stand The Crab Shanty anymore, really gone downhill IMO.
    Canopy was always good.I lived in catonsville for a good while and frequented them.
    Tangiers in Randallstown and Eldersburg was the place to go for seafood when they were around.
    Ever hit Nino Taco when they were on Liberty Rd?

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    Nino Taco is good!

    IMO Bullpen much better than The Canopy.

    Actually my favorite Pit Beef was Pioneer Pit Beef on Rolling Road!

    I have buddy now working, managing Crab Shanty and am hoping he can do good things for the place. He already has started to book some music acts.
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    I grew up on The Canopy on Route 40 in Ellicott City, but I have not been back there in a while (it was never really the same after the fire). I occasionally go to the one in Glen Burnie when I am in Baltimore. I may have to try out the Bullpen sometime, but I am rarely on the east side of Baltimore.
    I think that it is weird that pit beef does not seem to exist in the DC area.

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