All I can say is that I'm currently loving the SDA effect and these speakers are truly full range. A very different listening experience... a whole new level of stereo listening enjoyment.
On July 3rd, we went across the border to Marysville Washington for a bit of a getaway and... I saw these speakers on craigslist and contacted the seller immediately.
After a weird night of speaker nightmares I awoke at 3 am and waited for our meet time at 330 pm.
He was the original owner and they were in mint condition with the original interconnect cable. The owner upgraded to a pair of polk LSI 15, but I could see on his face it was hard for him to let these go, but I guess these were overbearing in his living room. I paid $700 which I hope is fair. I didn't want to let these pass as they don't come up very often and he was a stand up guy.
After demoing them in his garage I was sold.
Away we went wrapping them in shrinkwrap and just barely got them in to my Honda Fit, covered them with a tarp and away we went.
I've been constantly battling in the past to integrate a pair of subs and now I don't need to.
I've been reading through about wiring the speakers with a common ground amp and am very hesitant to try a few of mine. So far they sound great with my Pioneer sx-1980 but I have a few dual mono amps I would like to try but I really don't want to fry them. I've read about checking for continuity between the negative terminals but I thought I would give it a shot and ask specifically about the amps I want to run.
Question 1 - Are those two donut drivers actually functional?
Question 2 - Could I run two monoblocks for the tweeters (I'm guessing they are not part of the SDA) into the high speaker inputs (if they are high speaker inputs) of the speaker and then run a common gound amp for the woofers and SDA effect into the low inputs.
Question 3 - amp options
1) Hitachi HMA 8500 II (it has two transformers, love the airyness of the sound)
2) Sanyo P55 (2 transformers)
3) Onkyo M504 (2 transformers)
4) Rivera hammer 320 tube amp
I am going to try my Sansui BA 3000, G9700, AU9500, kenwood 700m... should not be a problem right...
Now they are sitting in my living room, thanks for the support. I've been reading thorough this forum for a while but now I actually have a reason to post.
Again I am thoroughly impressed. Thanks for the help.