Hey all, I'm new here but not to vintage audio, I am quite active on the forum Audiokarma, but a few guys recommended I come here for a recent acquisition I made.
I just got from a very nice gentleman, a pair of Polk SDA-1C's! He was the second owner and they came with the original boxes and packing material. Apparently the interconnect cable was also included according to the original owner, but upon opening the box it wasn't there. The seller said he'll try to track it down for me as he knows the guy he bought them from, he thinks he forgot to put it in the box. They spent most of their life in the boxes, as the original owner worked for the Pentagon and was shipped around to many places. The boxes have a seal label declaring them to be the property of a US Government personnel, I found that really neat. The price, while not a steal, was very fair for both the seller and me, and I was able to trade him something he liked to go towards part of the total price, so it worked out well.
Speakers are the black studio version and are near mint, the cabs have a few very small dings that are hardly worth mentioning. Grilles are in perfect condition, as are the drivers. They work perfectly, I was utterly amazed by the sound. My jaw actually dropped on the floor once I got them going with my recapped/restored Pioneer SX-1980. Unbelievable imaging and soundstage, with a clarity I didn't know was possible (I haven't been able to listen to many good speakers, can't you tell? ).
I am very, very pleased with them, they are going to become my main system speakers and I plan on doing a recap of the crossovers soon. I was curious, for those of you who have heard them and messed with them, what is your opinion of them compared to others and can you recommend anything that might improve them other then a recap of the crossovers?