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    Default Tweeters for 1980 Monitors'

    I have already told folks I am looking to replace the tweeter in one of my Monitor 10A's I purchased around 1980 (or 1979).

    Several have suggested a SL1000 now on E-bay. Some say to replace both with new SL2500's.

    BUT in reviewing some posts, I found one in the flea market section from a couple years ago (http://clubpolk.polkaudio.com/forum/...ghlight=sl1000) I see someone stating that Monitors from pre 1980 have non-polk tweeters that are superior to the 1000's etc.....and that the crossovers in the pre1980 speakers do not work well with the newer tweeters.

    What is fact and what is fiction? Am I screwed on the tweeter? Does anyone REALLY know what the facts are?


    My tweeters have no words on them, are completely black and I bought the 10A's in 79-80. ARe they 1000's or are they some older, extinct species????

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    yeah, I have seen that page. That's why the post saying the 79-80 year models had diff tweeters was a concern. Didn;t know if the poster is in the know or just spouting a myth.

    btw I am still trying to figure out why the tweeter is busted. Looks perfect. If the crossover is shot, would I also lose the midranges??

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    Tweeter shot...hmmmmm, let's see. 20+ years old, bad voice coil, amp clipped........no, if the crossover is having a problem it doesn't mean it will affect the mids.

    Can you post a pic of the tweeter?
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    I'll get a picture up here on Sunday. Left the camera at the in-laws on Christmas. Thanks for the help

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    I would simply save a few bucks and replace them with this:

    Peerless #810665, 1" Dome Tweeter.
    Cost = $29.40 each.

    You can buy them from www.partsexpress.com
    The phone number is: 1-800-338-0531

    More than likely, this is an exact replacement to the tweeter that you already have.

    Please note: this is a high-end 8-ohm tweeter with 80 watts power handling capacity. In short, it will work absolutely fine.

    - Ron

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    The Peerless in No Longer Available...................par for the course. Thanks anyway.

    Gotta wait till Polk reopens on Monday and hope they can find me something.

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    Madisound.com still shows the Peerless as being available.

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    Ok, it seems Polk has a drop in replacement, the new SL2000T I believe. Get two of those and be done with it.
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    I can personally vouch for the SL2000T as being a wonderful tweeter.

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    I am going to get them on Monday from Polk. Now I hope they have them........Thanks

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    Oh what a fool am I.

    Talked to Polk today. Very honest people. Saved me a hundred bucks.

    Even though my fuse looked perfect, they suggested I swap it out anyway in case it had a hairline separation that was not detectble.

    Voila..........my tweeters work again (btw...they said they are Peerless).

    Tweeters work in the Monitor 10A's, receiver on its' way. Picking up pair of RTi28's for $100 for LR surround............need a good sub.............and then see if I need a front center................

    Thank you everyone.

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    mgd99,

    You should grab these for spares,

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=14993
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    Son of a gun. THAT is what my tweeter looks like. I'll track it.

    Thanks

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