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    Hello all, I also am new to the vintage polk audio world, have been looking around the forum, and have to ask.. how do I determine if the SDA-2's i just recieved are 2a's, 2b's, or something else? Also If there is any other basic info I might need to know would be greatly
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    Welcome and these two links should give you a headstart.
    http://www.gimpod.com/sda-id.html

    http://www.polkaudio.com/downloads/t...WhitePaper.pdf

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    That first link is great for identification, and the other explains the technology well. Thanks!

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    thank you very much!

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    Welcome to the forum! Let's see them!!
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    Welcome! Post some photos of your SDA 2's Dano.
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    I'll get some pics up tonight hopefully, having issues with my pc.

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    Welcome! Enjoy your new babies.
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    Well, here they are. I haven't gotten them hooked up yet because I'm in the process of making the cabinet that will hold the NAD's , also waiting for pin/blade connectors to come from Australia so I can get a interconnect cable made. But I saw no reason why I couldn't get a pic up of them. Name:  IMG_1557 trimmed.jpg
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    Those are 2B (pin Blade). They are easily upgradeable.
    You can make a interconnect cable as only the PIN is active. Take an old RCA cable and remove the outer shell so that the pin will go in. I made this with 12GA CL2 speaker wire and two modified RCA ends
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    also waiting for pin/blade connectors to come from Australia so I can get a interconnect cable made.
    Do tell.....got a link? I hope you didn't buy a DIN connector because it will not work.

    We've seen that pair of 2B's before. Someone removed the cloth sides and put wood panels in their place.
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    Yea I saw those on eBay or Craigs list about 3 months ago?
    As F1nut said DIN will not work.
    I also forgot to mention that the pin/connect can be replaced with a single binding post then you can just use standard banana plugs.
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    Do tell.....got a link? I hope you didn't buy a DIN connector because it will not work.

    We've seen that pair of 2B's before. Someone removed the cloth sides and put wood panels in their place.

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    Yea I saw those on eBay or Craigs list about 3 months ago?
    Right, one or the other. The guy was real proud of his work. One thing for sure, you can't miss'em.

    I also forgot to mention that the pin/connect can be replaced with a single binding post then you can just use standard banana plugs.
    The binding post is so passť. The Neutrik NL4 is a better choice and also allows one to easily wire it up to use the AI-1/Dreadnought.
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    well, that's no good.. I guess my newbie-ness is showing... The ends are DIN size connectors, i figured that they would probably be what is needed.. dammit. I don't want to seem arguementative, but are u certain the blade is not used? the reason I ask is because I opened them up and saw that both pin, and blade are wired, so I took that to mean they were used somehow. Thanks for all your help guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danocaldwell View Post
    well, that's no good.. I guess my newbie-ness is showing... The ends are DIN size connectors, i figured that they would probably be what is needed.. dammit. I don't want to seem arguementative, but are u certain the blade is not used? the reason I ask is because I opened them up and saw that both pin, and blade are wired, so I took that to mean they were used somehow. Thanks for all your help guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danocaldwell View Post
    well, that's no good.. I guess my newbie-ness is showing... The ends are DIN size connectors, i figured that they would probably be what is needed.. dammit. I don't want to seem arguementative, but are u certain the blade is not used? the reason I ask is because I opened them up and saw that both pin, and blade are wired, so I took that to mean they were used somehow. Thanks for all your help guys.
    Don't feel bad, it's how you learn.

    The blade is used in conjunction with the AI-1. That's why the internal wire is connected. In the stock cable, the blade does not have a wire connected to it. IMO, you're better off using the Neutrik NL4 connectors and if you ever need to use the AI-1/Dreadnought you're set for termination.
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    Yes Pin only blade for support only . I'm sure as the sun rises in the east.
    Listen get you something with good L/R stereo information and carefully just take a piece of wire balled up on the ends so in fits a little snug in the pin hole, you will hear the difference right away.

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    Congrtas and welcome to the forum. 2A's/B's are my favorites of the SDA's so far, and I have heard many of the various models.

    Like Polkieman said use a piece of wire to just get you listening to the full effect of the speakers. If you got an old set of rca's layed around you can break the shield coneectors off and use that temporarily, but the internal wire is usually very small and not a good match for your speaker wire. Either way. hook 'em up, enjoy, and start planning upgrades. As good as they are stock, these speakers get even better with a little TLC.

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