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    Default Should I buy?

    These are available to me.


    $150

    OR


    $225

    What do you think?

    Mike
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    RTA-11T Light Oak, Aug/2011 to present
    SDA-CRS+ Aug/2011 to present
    RTA-11T Black, Dec/2013 to present

    Previously Owned:
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    Priced more than fair, the 11T's are super cool.
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    I suggest to buy that 2nd one...

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    That is a pretty sick low price for the RTA11T.
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    Are you into SDA's ? I have always wanted a pair of RTA's so I might be inclined to go for them but I also have a couple SDA's and dont need anymore...I think.

    what part of CNY are you in?

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    I'd take the SDA CRS+'s. They look mint.

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    I would go CRS's all the way. Awesome speakers.
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    For $375 get both then keep the ones you like and sell the other pair. For those prices, you shouldn't lose money.

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    chandler9a,
    I have a pair of 1.2tl's an 1c's. I want to try a vintage pair of non SDA's. I'm going to check out the 11t's soon. What can I expect?
    Mike
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    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:
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    flason,
    I was thinking about that. Ya never know, I might just do that :)

    Mike
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    RTA-11T Light Oak, Aug/2011 to present
    SDA-CRS+ Aug/2011 to present
    RTA-11T Black, Dec/2013 to present

    Previously Owned:
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    RTA-11T's are mine. I'll post pic's and review later.

    Mike
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    SDA-CRS+ Aug/2011 to present
    RTA-11T Black, Dec/2013 to present

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    I had RTA 11's for over 20 years and while they aren't quite like SDA's, they have their own addictive imaging properties and they really put out natural, solid bass. I hate the sl2000 tweet no matter what vintage speaker it's in.

    They are easy to drive and are very balanced. Well worth the $150 you spent. I almost wish I still had mine, never did mod them, always meant to but I bought LSi's and then I settled back into SDA 1C's.

    Enjoy

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    I will be in the market for RD0194's. If anyone has a pair, let me know. My SL-2000's will soon be available as well.

    Mike
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    SDA-CRS+ Aug/2011 to present
    RTA-11T Black, Dec/2013 to present

    Previously Owned:
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    Quote Originally Posted by restanim View Post
    chandler9a,
    I have a pair of 1.2tl's an 1c's. I want to try a vintage pair of non SDA's. I'm going to check out the 11t's soon. What can I expect?
    Mike
    Ahhh, now I remember seeing your set up at one point on here, I believe. Thought you looked familiar from the CNY location... not too many of us here.

    Congratulations on the RTA 11's, I am very interested in your impressions as I am also familiar with SDA's including the 1.2TL's but not any of the RTA models. I would love to hear what you think.

    I saw some in SRY for $175 but passed

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    Also... If you ever get sick of those 1C's, let me know

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    I can't believe you're looking at these speakers, I tried to buy both pairs and was told they sold. I hope you got at least one pair, we need to keep those Polk's in upstate. I would rather they went to me in Syracuse!

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    Sorry for the last post, I didn't see that you grabbed the 11's

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    Yup, the 11t's are at my house now. They are in immaculate condition. All drivers operate fine. And they do sound sweet.

    The owner of the CRS's just e-mailed me and notified me of which night to listen to them. This indicates that they are still available.

    Mike
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    I own a pair of them and the TL version. Absolutely enjoy both pairs each in their own ways. Nice buy.

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    I wouldn't think about buying them, i'd just buy them... both of them:D

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    Pics of my RTA-11t's







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    Those speakers just look cool!

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    Very nice!! They look like they are in great condition. I really enjoy my rta11's they were my first polks i ever bought and i still have them and since bought a second pair.
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    I've had eight pair of those, and all in all a very nice loudspeaker. My ears long ago, gradually fixed the SL2000 inconsistencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    I've had eight pair of those, and all in all a very nice loudspeaker. My ears long ago, gradually fixed the SL2000 inconsistencies.
    Meaning an inability to hear frequencies above 12kHz due to old age ????


    Both of those speakers are excellent. TL'd, the CRS's are very similar sonically to TL'd 2B's and would also be highly worth exploring if they are still available and you can swing acquiring both sets.
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    Guess what I got?
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    What did you get?? I saw those CRS's on CL in your area....

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    Yup, I got the CRS's pictured in the first post of this thread.

    Mike
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    RTA-11T Light Oak, Aug/2011 to present
    SDA-CRS+ Aug/2011 to present
    RTA-11T Black, Dec/2013 to present

    Previously Owned:
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    SDA-1C Aug/2005 to Dec/2011

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    Awesome! very nice collection you have at this point.

    Congrats!

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    Thanks, chandler. I keep looking, ya never know what you will find. Just so happens that I ran into a couple of pairs of speakers the past couple of weeks. The prices were extremely attractive.

    Mike
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    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

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