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    Default Craigslist find today

    Saw this ad for 4 weeks. I decided why not. All it said was 2 sets of polks about 30 miles from me. Emailed them to find out they were these. Attachment 84509Got them dirt cheap as they were moving this weekend.. MONITOR 5's--RTA8t in very good condition.
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    Those RTA's are pretty good speakers. I am still loving my 11TL's when I get the chance to listen to them.
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    Nice!
    I preferred 5B's over 8tl's I had.

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    Hey Boston, are any of the drivers locked up?

    Looks good, nice find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boston1450 View Post
    ...Got them dirt cheap as they were moving this weekend...
    OK I have no shame... so what is "dirt cheap", exactly? Sorry, I like all the gory details!

    Anyway, congrats on the speakers! Love that vintage Polk sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falconcry72 View Post
    OK I have no shame... so what is "dirt cheap", exactly? Sorry, I like all the gory details!

    Anyway, congrats on the speakers! Love that vintage Polk sound.
    I'm guessing less than $50 for both sets.

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    IAttachment 84515Lol. 80.00 and all drivers are perfect. I placed them bottom down and they made it home. Maine roads arent good. Bumps EVERWHERE,but they made it :) sunglare from bike
    Last edited by boston1450; 04-25-2013 at 03:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boston1450 View Post
    IAttachment 84515Lol. 80.00 and all drivers are perfect.
    They even have matching color so perfect for HT.

    I sold my 8TL's for $125 and 5B's for $65.
    You got good deal.

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    I thought so. He just wanted them gone. They were listed for 125.00 for rta's and 100.00 for monitors..(too much)..he told me he had 3 local people but no buyers 3weeks ago. He said hes moving Upstate NY starting this weekend and they were in his way!! GOOD FOR ME :) i was going to offer him 80-100.00 for rta's before i showed up--i said how about 80.00 he said take em both...this house was at end of BASIN RD WINDHAM MAINE on the lake. I asked him how could he move from such a beautiful place. He said WORK....boy it was beautiful spot 20 feet from lake

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    Awesome grab!
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    Congrats, Boston. That was a great buy. Monitor 5s are awesome speakers. The first real set of speakers I ever bought (back in my high school days in mid 1980s) was a pair of Monitor 5s with the Peerless tweeter. They sounded amazing.
    I haven't heard the RTA 8ts but they look awesome and I am sure they sound great! That's a nice collection at a super price!
    Enjoy!
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    Thanks. I hope to have them hooked up to something soon. Im gonna move some stuff around and play around to find out where they sound best. I look forward to the rta8's :)

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    Well i hooked up the rta's to the Marantz. Not bad. But not as good as the klf'10's. maybe ill try a Yammy hook up

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    Have fun!

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    Great score, congrats!!

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    as with everything from this vintage, a crossover update will go a long way with both those sets. If your RTA 8 are anything like my RTA 11T were, maybe a little soft and muddy sounding? new caps and resistors went a long wy to improving, and depending on budget, the RDO-194 took them a little farther.
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    Good score! never hurts doing some research and taking some risks
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