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    FrankenPolk? Ports & a passive?

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    Where do you see ports? I think the 4 corner cutouts are where the velcro is for the grills. Early Monitors used large velcro dots to affix the grills.

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    Yes velcro
    7's serial# 502,

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    Doh! Lousy work monitor.

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    Dude, those are some old monitors there. Do they work?

    I would bet the caps in them are way off now,

    Nice grab,
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    Listened to them briefly and they sound great!

    Havent opened them up.
    What tweeter is?
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    It appears to be a replacement tweeter... but, that said, that is a VERY EARLY Monitor Series Model 7 - note the 8" (not 10") uncoated paper PR. A rare bird, indeed.

    Given how old the speaker is - it might be an original pre-Peerless tweeter - or perhaps a different Peerless model (or an extra plate atop a plain-vanilla Peerless KO10DT; the Monitor 9As I have, if I recall correctly, have such a plate on their Peerlesses)... or maybe just an aftermarket replacement? It doesn't look like a cheap tweeter.

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    The guy I bought them from said he bought new at Gramophone in Maryland 30yrs ago or so and that they are all original. FWIW.
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    I remember Gramophone :-) I bought my parents a pair of used Dynaco A-25s there, a long, long time ago...
    They're still around, if memory serves.

    Yup, I'll bet that those are Peerlelss tweeters with 'funny' escutcheons on them. I have a pair of 9As that have similar looking tweeters (as I mentioned, parenthetically, before).
    Heck, I'd grab those 7s for their uniqueness - they are very early ones. Do they have the serial numbers on 'em? Bet they're low.
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    Very cool man! Are you going to refurbish them? If so, do you know where to get drivers? I have a very old set of RTA 12s SN#00826 and #00835 that need rework and I'm having trouble locating suitable drivers. I can't believe that peerless tweeter is no longer available or maybe I'm just not looking in the right places. Anyway, nice find man!

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    I'd be interested to see what the tweeters say on the back of them. These look like a very early run, back when "the boys" were building everything by hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nadams View Post
    I'd be interested to see what the tweeters say on the back of them. These look like a very early run, back when "the boys" were building everything by hand.
    Yeah, me too... another mystery tweeter over at AK in a pair of Monitor 5Bs :-P
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    Here you go. Sorry it took so long to do.

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    I call that a replacement tweeter. You can actually see the marks where the original was.

    I remember those tweeters though. Maybe RS or someone made them in the eighties. They look real familiar.
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    When I took it off it looks like it was put on with Mortite or something similar. Looks like a replacement to me also.

    However, I think this pair sounds as good and possibly better than the 7's I have with peerless. Who knows!
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