Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 22 of 22
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    884

    Default SRS 2.3 (I think) on ebay

    I just noticed that there is a nice-looking pair of Polk SDA SRS speakers on ebay.
    They were just listed yesterday and are located in CT.
    I tried to post the link here but had trouble copying and pasting the link and could not do so.

    The speakers look to be SRS 2.3s but I am not positive about that.

    Can someone verify the model?
    If they are 2.3s (and not 2.3Tls), what is the difference between the 2.3s and the 2.3TLs.
    How do the pair on ebay look?
    What would be a decent price to pay for those?

    They are located only about a 4 hour drive from me and, although I do not need any more speakers, the SRS 2.3s seem to be a rare and desirable model and, if the price is right, I may consider it.

    They look to be big speakers too so I guess a truck would be needed to pick them up.

    I'd appreciate any advice about the SRS speakers on ebay.
    I also wanted to make others aware of them in case anyone else is interested in bidding as well.
    I do not know if I will bid but they sure do look tempting.

    Thanks.

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    West Los Angeles, California
    Posts
    393

    Default

    Are these what you are asking about?

    http://providence.craigslist.org/ele/3925519913.html

    Those were the only SDA type speakers that I could find searching all of CT.

    Just copy and paste the address from your destination bar to let us know what you are talking about.

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    150

    Default

    The OP stated eBay, not CL. They are listed as an auction and current price is $330 with almost 9 days to go. They do look in good shape to me. I have no experience w the 2.3's so I cannot comment further about them.

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    central Illinois
    Posts
    3,188

    Default

    here you go these are 2.3
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Speaker...item4d0e5fc1f3

    2.3tl have active speakers where the donuts are on these, and are reversed as far as left and right go.
    got it

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Central NC
    Posts
    2,395

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pitdogg2 View Post
    2.3tl have active speakers where the donuts are on these, and are reversed as far as left and right go.
    The donut drivers are active. The "donut" material is there for damping.

    The seller is a bit light on the weight, as they're 140lbs each IIRC. Not sure what the other differences are, but since they're no reserve you might be able to get them for a really good price.
    Last edited by drumminman; 07-10-2013 at 12:56 PM.
    "Science is suppose to explain observations not dismiss them as impossible" - Norm on AA; 2.3TL's w/sonicaps/mills, polyswitches removed, Lg Solen inductors, RD-0198's, MW's dynamatted, Armaflex speaker gaskets, H-nuts, brass spikes, Cardas CCGR binding posts, upgraded IC Cable, Black Hole Damping Sheets (3" strips) installed on back wall behind MW's & Tweeters, interior of cabinets sealed, AI-1 interface with 1000VA transformer

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    central Illinois
    Posts
    3,188

    Default

    wait a minute it is my understanding that they are small passives no voice coil....

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Central NC
    Posts
    2,395

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pitdogg2 View Post
    wait a minute it is my understanding that they are small passives no voice coil....
    According to the schematics they are MW's, 6513's it looks like.
    "Science is suppose to explain observations not dismiss them as impossible" - Norm on AA; 2.3TL's w/sonicaps/mills, polyswitches removed, Lg Solen inductors, RD-0198's, MW's dynamatted, Armaflex speaker gaskets, H-nuts, brass spikes, Cardas CCGR binding posts, upgraded IC Cable, Black Hole Damping Sheets (3" strips) installed on back wall behind MW's & Tweeters, interior of cabinets sealed, AI-1 interface with 1000VA transformer

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    884

    Default

    Thanks for all of the comments.

    What would be a decent price to pay for these? Of course a tweeter upgrade (from the stock SL2000 to RDO-194 tweeters) would be needed right away, with some other mods down the road.

    dcoil and pitdogg2, yes those are the ones on ebay.
    Thanks for confirming that they are SRS 2.3s. I thought so but wanted to make sure.

    drumminman, I also thought the owner underestimated the weight. I checked the SDA Handbook on this site and it lists the weight for each SRS 2.3 cabinet at 155lbs! So these are some big and heavy speakers! They weigh almost double what my SDA 2B TL speakers weigh. I fit my SDA 2B TLs in my Toyota Camry when I got them back in January but there is no way I would be able to fit the SRS 2.3s in the Camry. I'd have to rent a truck for these big boys.

    I will monitor the bidding (it is currently at $355) and see where the bidding is at in 8 more days.

    Thanks again.
    Last edited by pglbook; 07-10-2013 at 02:46 PM. Reason: typo

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    central Illinois
    Posts
    3,188

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by drumminman View Post
    According to the schematics they are MW's, 6513's it looks like.
    you da'man I always thought they were passives with a number like on my 5jrs.. Must not be too old as I learned something today

    more info
    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/arch...t-126393.html?

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Pearland Texas 77584
    Posts
    1,834

    Default

    I will be watching them also. They look real good $800 would not be too much if they are excellent.
    But I do see one dust cap pushed in and he said ?"wear"? at the top of one so maybe $650.
    Also "huge" woofer, he doesn't know much about these.
    So some drivers could be out, since he doesn't know a passive from active.

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    884

    Default

    PolkieMan, thanks for the info. I also noticed that about the dust cap being pushed in.
    What does that mean? Is it an issue or just cosmetic? I wonder how that happened.
    And I also wonder what kind of wear is to the top of one cabinet as there are no pics of that.
    Thanks again.

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Pearland Texas 77584
    Posts
    1,834

    Default

    Well it could have been he was just moving it around and did that (the dustcap).
    It can be fixed sometimes with just a piece of tape to pull it out.
    I do like the fact they are inside a house rather than the patio or garage as I see sometimes.
    Lots of questions is he the original owner and get a picture of the damaged top.

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Central NC
    Posts
    2,395

    Default

    The pushed in dustcap doesn't mean there's a problem necessarily. Would need to listen to the speaks to verify though.

    As someone has stated it could be an easy fix if it's only cosmetic.
    "Science is suppose to explain observations not dismiss them as impossible" - Norm on AA; 2.3TL's w/sonicaps/mills, polyswitches removed, Lg Solen inductors, RD-0198's, MW's dynamatted, Armaflex speaker gaskets, H-nuts, brass spikes, Cardas CCGR binding posts, upgraded IC Cable, Black Hole Damping Sheets (3" strips) installed on back wall behind MW's & Tweeters, interior of cabinets sealed, AI-1 interface with 1000VA transformer

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Johnson City TN
    Posts
    1,593

    Default

    Even if the woofer is bad, replacements are not that difficult to come up with. 2.3's are special and fairly rare so I'd not opt out based on a little cosmetic issue.

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    884

    Default

    I contacted the Seller by e-mail and here is what he told me:

    He is the 3rd owner. He said he had not noticed the pushed-in dust cap and thanked me for pointing it out to him (it is hard not to notice even in a pic so I am not sure how he did not notice it). He said that it did not affect the sound at all and that all drivers work fine. I asked him to send a pic of the wear to top of one of the cabinets. And he admitted he didn't know how much the speakers weighed when I pointed out to him that he had grossly underestimated the weight of the speakers and informed him that each cabinet weighs about 150lbs and not the 75-90lbs he had stated in his ad.

  16. #16

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Pearland Texas 77584
    Posts
    1,834

    Default

    Unlike the smaller SDA's which are glued the end caps are bolted to the cabinets so you can remove them to refinish.

  17. #17

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    734

    Default

    for what its worth, I grew up listening to that model and think they are great, if you have the room for them. They don't show up too often around here, I drove all the way to CT from Central NY to get a pair of 1.2TL's and it was worth every mile.

    The 2.3's are no slouch but I wouldn't pay more than $700 for them personally, unless they were already modded.
    To the OP, good luck and let us know what you end up doing...

  18. #18

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Vancouver BC
    Posts
    82

    Default

    All that I can say is I'm very happy with mine.. sda srs 2.3 (sl2000 and donut drivers). they seem to be sounding better and better the more I listen.
    I paid 700 US for the same model about a week ago... have 0 regrets and am going to be selling off a huge amount of my other speakers because these sound just right.

    I wish I found them 4 years ago before I went vintage crazy.

  19. #19

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Pearland Texas 77584
    Posts
    1,834

    Default

    Wait till you recap them they really shine. I bought 2.3tls in 1990 new. When I went with the 198's and the recap last year they are better than when they were new. Remember those caps are old and were not the best quality anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by MAD View Post
    All that I can say is I'm very happy with mine.. sda srs 2.3 (sl2000 and donut drivers). they seem to be sounding better and better the more I listen.
    I paid 700 US for the same model about a week ago... have 0 regrets and am going to be selling off a huge amount of my other speakers because these sound just right.

    I wish I found them 4 years ago before I went vintage crazy.

  20. #20

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Vancouver BC
    Posts
    82

    Default Vacuum

    Can't wait until I do the upgrades...

    Are the RDO 198 basically the same as the RDO 194 other than they are just meant to replace the different tweeters Sl 3000 and SL 2000.
    Would I be better off to modify my crossover so that I could use the 198.


    With pushed in dust caps I've used.... the vacuum very carefully. I usually tape a paper towel core to the vacuum end to be extra gentle.

  21. #21

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Pocatello, Idaho
    Posts
    1,440

    Default

    198's were meant to replace the 3000's, the 194's are the replacements for the 2000's
    Home Theater
    Onkyo PR-SC5508 Sharp LC-70LE847U
    Emotiva XPA-5 Emotiva XPA-2 Emotiva UPA-2
    Front RTi-A9 Wide RTi-A7 Center CSi-A6 Surround FXi-A6 Rear RTi-A3 Sub 2x PSW505
    Sony BDP-S790 Dishnetwork Hopper/Joey Logitech Harmony One Apple TV
    Two Channel
    Oppo 105D BAT VK-500 w/BatPack SDA SRS 2.3 Dreadnought Squeezebox Touch Apple TV

  22. #22

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Pearland Texas 77584
    Posts
    1,834

    Default

    The 198's are better but......

    Yes you should replace them with what is the correct replacement.

    The 194's have two lugs the same size one marked red, the 198's on lug is narrow.

    Now there is a "TL" optional upgrade (4.1 TL Mod) for certain models, Sda CRS+ and Sda 2B .

    I think Mike Reeter used 198's on SDA SRS but there is some disagreement as to whether it is correct.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...ht=mike+reeter

    Mike can answer those TL exception questions, he is very knowledgeable!

    Please download and read the SDA Handbook and also Reference the Gimpod / Vr3 sites.

    http://vr3mods.com/uploads/SDA_Handbook_2011_Rev2.pdf

    http://www.gimpod.com/



    Quote Originally Posted by zane77 View Post
    198's were meant to replace the 3000's, the 194's are the replacements for the 2000's

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Ebay SDA CRS+
    By zingo in forum Vintage Speakers
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-27-2008, 03:37 PM
  2. Look what's on ebay
    By chrisrud15 in forum Speakers
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-31-2006, 12:20 PM
  3. SDA 2.3's on ebay
    By trubluluc in forum Flea Market
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-31-2004, 12:55 AM
  4. I Hate Ebay!!! Ebay Sucks...
    By spyderman in forum Flea Market
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 03-18-2004, 11:43 PM
  5. SDA 2's in AZ on ebay
    By Tour2ma in forum Flea Market
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-15-2003, 10:13 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts