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    Default Where to get Parts to Rebuild RTA 12's?

    I have a pair of RTA 12s that my father bought in 1980 and one of the crossover just went out and i have a 6 1/2 to that needs repalced. I am looking to redo the crossovers and see if i can get my hands on parts. Any suggestions where to start??

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamg512 View Post
    I have a pair of RTA 12s that my father bought in 1980 and one of the crossover just went out and i have a 6 1/2 to that needs repalced. I am looking to redo the crossovers and see if i can get my hands on parts. Any suggestions where to start??
    Contact Polk for the replacement woofer as iirc they still sell them.

    As far as the crossover I will leave that to the more veteran folks

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    Get the model number off the back of the speaker. (MW7010)
    Call Helen Yarbor at Polk tell her you are Club Polk member $48 shipped+tax.
    Contact Sonic Craft for you caps and resistors use Sonic I and Mills resistor 20% sale going on

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...ELS-except-SDA

    only if polk is out of stock http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-5-Woofer-1...item4d0b35080f
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    Send both crossovers to VR3!!!

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    Get the driver from Polk CS and send your crossovers to VR3. The RTA-12(x)'s have complicated crossovers, be prepared to get a little sticker shock.
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    Definitely follow up with member VR3. The assistance I've been getting has been epic. Helpful, pleasant, and informative. I've also placed the first installment of parts order with him. It will take a while to get all I need, but it will be worth it.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolkieMan View Post
    Get the model number off the back of the speaker. (MW7010)
    Call Helen Yarbor at Polk tell her you are Club Polk member $48 shipped+tax.
    Contact Sonic Craft for you caps and resistors use Sonic I and Mills resistor 20% sale going on

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...ELS-except-SDA

    only if polk is out of stock http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-5-Woofer-1...item4d0b35080f
    The RTA 12 takes MW6501 woofers
    I can also help you with the crossover, and I may have a pair of MW6501s
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    If those are original RTA 12's (not B's or C's) they only have one Xover, the one on top of the cabinet. SHouldn't be to complicated or expensive to upgrade caps and resistors.

    As someone above recommended, I'd go with Sonicap caps and Mills resistors.
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    HERE is a link to my RTA that I just recently recapped. I used a combo of Sonicraft and Clarity capacitors to help save cost matched with Mills resistors. I was on a pretty tight budget when I did these, so going all out was not an option for me.
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    MW 6501 is correct.
    I am not that familiar with these and it's always best to inventory what you have
    before you start.
    Crossovers are not hard to do it's like everything else do you want to learn or do you
    just want it done for you. The extra expense plus the hassle cost of mailing them and the fact
    I like to be hands on with this hobby, it was an easy decision for me


    Quote Originally Posted by westmassguy View Post
    The RTA 12 takes MW6501 woofers
    I can also help you with the crossover, and I may have a pair of MW6501s

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolkieMan View Post
    MW 6501 is correct.
    I am not that familiar with these and it's always best to inventory what you have
    before you start.
    Crossovers are not hard to do it's like everything else do you want to learn or do you
    just want it done for you. The extra expense plus the hassle cost of mailing them and the fact
    I like to be hands on with this hobby, it was an easy decision for me
    I think the OP disappeared
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    Yea we scared him off

    Quote Originally Posted by westmassguy View Post
    I think the OP disappeared

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    Here are some pictures. I would like to have someone rebuild them because it looks to be a big job for me. The one speaker when the crossover went out, the tweeter is making a little sound but the rest of the speakers are dead. The other speaker is working, but want them to be the same so i want to redo the other crossover as well. Dose any one know what it cost to go though the crossovers??Click image for larger version

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    Thanks for all of the input best place so far for info

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    I will fix your crossovers for free, you just cover parts and shipping

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    Very nice offer Trey,once again your the man.
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    For what it is worth I do -all- Polk Audio crossover repairs for just the cost of shipping and parts. They have to be "standard or slightly better parts."

    I take care of the Polkies! :]

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    That is great!! Just tell me the parts i need!!!! Thanks alot VR3, What a stand up guy!!!

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    And where to get the parts

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    Email us at Vr3Mods@GMail.com

    We are a dealer for 90% of the parts out there!

    Best thing to do would be to send the crossovers and see what parts need to be replaced and we can quote from there!

    vr3mods@gmail.com

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    Yea he's a nice fellow

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    Very nice offer Trey,once again your the man.
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