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    Hi guys, first of all let me introduce myself to you: my name is Diego, I write from Rome and I'm still (meaning that I do not even thought to resell those beauties) the proud owner of a wonderfull SDA 1C loudspeakers system since 1994.

    Recently, my beloved cat - despite of this I honestly still love him - got one of the MW 6510's suspension ruined, leading me to replace it with a new one. I was convinced it would be a desperately task to accomplish, but with my great surprice, after emailing at Polk customer service, I happily discovered they still do have that driver available

    So, to make it short, I'm now looking for the spare parts list to exactly know the price of the driver - including the discount percentage reserved to Polk's forum - can anyone suggest a link? Cannot find in no way.

    Many thanks in advance!

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    WELCOME Deigo to CP. sorry to hear about you cats attack. Im sure someone will chime in on parts & prices if possible. Customer service at Polk is very good & a great bunch of people there. Good luck on your repairs & enjoy Rome. Nice to have you on the forum. Welcome. Good luck with your cat :) mine has not attacked mine yet
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    Hello Randy, thanks for your kind reply........about my cat, I'm actually think to feed him with a poor food for a while.......no...I'm joking.....he doesn't understand what he does......anyway, I hope to fix the problem as soon as possible.

    Ciao!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzandroll View Post
    Hi guys, first of all let me introduce myself to you: my name is Diego, I write from Rome and I'm still (meaning that I do not even thought to resell those beauties) the proud owner of a wonderfull SDA 1C loudspeakers system since 1994.

    Recently, my beloved cat - despite of this I honestly still love him - got one of the MW 6510's suspension ruined, leading me to replace it with a new one. I was convinced it would be a desperately task to accomplish, but with my great surprice, after emailing at Polk customer service, I happily discovered they still do have that driver available

    So, to make it short, I'm now looking for the spare parts list to exactly know the price of the driver - including the discount percentage reserved to Polk's forum - can anyone suggest a link? Cannot find in no way.

    Many thanks in advance!

    Diego
    Welcome to Club Polk. It's best to call, not email Polk Customer Service. The price for the replacement drivers is $48.00 for Club Polk members, with free shipping within the US. Shipping to Italy will be an additional charge I'm sure.
    The Stereo Drivers should be MW6511, and the Dimensional Drivers MW6510. The original tweeters should be SL2000 Silver Coils. New and vastly improved Tweeters are available, the RDO-194-1. They are also $48.00 each, but are currently out of stock until the end of October.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westmassguy View Post
    The price for the replacement drivers is $48.00 for Club Polk members, with free shipping within the US. Shipping to Italy will be an additional charge I'm sure.
    Hello to you too! Good to know about it, I will pay willingly, I despaired of finding that driver as spare part........at the moment I'm waiting for the response by the customer service to know the final price including S & H.
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    Welcome to the Club Diego, you'll,have those up and running in no time.
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    DO NOT i repeat DO NOT upset the cat. Payback is a ? good luck with your repairs. You cracked me up with the cat thing today :)
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    Diego, you should also download the correct schematic for your SDA-1Cs here: http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...nal-Array(SDA)
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    Randy, obviously my cat is not to blame, as written I literally adore that furry ball........:)

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    We have our BUDDY and he is a wonderful cat with his own little personality. Cats & dogs bring joy to all of us
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    Welcome to the forum. Good luck with the speakers, and the cat. I hear they make good food in certain parts of the world.

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    Welcome to Club Polk Diego. Sorry about your cat destroying your MW6510 driver. As already suggested, call Polk's customer service as e-mail takes A LOT longer. The number is listed at the top right of the Club Polk screen (in orange).
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    Welcome to Club Polk Diego, I hope you get your speaker back up & running soon!
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    Welcome to Club Polk! I know too well the terror of cats.

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    Don't feel too sorry for the cat, he's living.....and eating in Italy. Heck I'll come scratch your speakers too.

    Welcome to the club.

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    Hello again to everybody, I apologise for my sudden disappearing but have been called by familiy duties....anyway...thanks for the warmth welcome into the club, I hope it will be a constructive and sharing experience.

    Regarding the spare driver, while I got the discount price - 48 USD, about 36 Euro - I'm now waiting to know exactly the freight cost to place my order.

    Now just a curiosity if you are aware of this: are the spare drivers NOS?

    Ciao!
    Diego
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzandroll View Post
    are the spare drivers NOS?
    No. They're new Chinese replacements. I think the idea is that they're electrically/mechanically compatible with whatever part number they replace, but they don't look the same--made on different tooling, with different materials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schurkey View Post
    No. They're new Chinese replacements. I think the idea is that they're electrically/mechanically compatible with whatever part number they replace, but they don't look the same--made on different tooling, with different materials.
    REALLY??:........oh my God.......given this I could buy a commonly available 6.5 mid woofer roughly similar........moreover........they did not said nothing about.....thank for sharing this very important info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzandroll View Post
    REALLY??:........oh my God.......given this I could buy a commonly available 6.5 mid woofer roughly similar........moreover........they did not said nothing about.....thank for sharing this very important info!

    Diego
    No, no, no! You cannot use just any old 6.5" woofer. Polk woofers are unique, and each model is different. You must use the correct woofer, either used or from Polk.
    This photo will show you the difference between the older original woofer, and the new replacement woofer from Polk. The new replacement is on the left. You'll note the coil leads are hidden under the dust cap of the newer model, and the cone surface has a different texture to it. The new woofers are mechanically, electrically, just as important, sonically identical to the originals

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    Quote Originally Posted by westmassguy View Post
    No, no, no! You cannot use just any old 6.5" woofer. Polk woofers are unique, and each model is different. You must use the correct woofer, either used or from Polk.

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    I guess I have no alternative....I know mechanical parameters are important, referring to a "casual unit" was just a no-sense sentence..........I was anyway convinced those drivers were NOS or still home made....I don't like too much chinese stuff.......but I suppose I have to trust in Polk's choice.

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    Should I suddenly disappear you know the reason......

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzandroll View Post
    I guess I have no alternative....I know mechanical parameters are important, referring to a "casual unit" was just a no-sense sentence..........I was anyway convinced those drivers were NOS or still home made....I don't like too much chinese stuff.......but I suppose I have to trust in Polk's choice.

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    Diego, lets get serious here for a minute. You really don't expect any speaker maker to carry stock parts for decades old speakers, do you ? I'm sure even in Italy that concept is considered rational.

    Now, send over some Lasagna and a recipe for Nona's sauce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Diego, lets get serious here for a minute. You really don't expect any speaker maker to carry stock parts for decades old speakers, do you ? I'm sure even in Italy that concept is considered rational.

    Now, send over some Lasagna and a recipe for Nona's sauce.
    You're right Tony, maybe I just thought in an irrational way......anyway, at this point I'll replace the rubber suspension with a new one so to mantain the original driver.

    About a recipe for a fantastic LASAGNA check here:

    http://www.cucchiaio.it/ricette/rice...agne-bolognese

    .....I know it's written in italian language but with a little effort I'm sure you'll do a perfect work!

    About my grandma tomato sauce here is just a hint:

    pour some extra virgin olive oil into a pan with some sliced garlic, when the garlic has become slightly amber (not burned!) add some fresh diced tomatos (about 400 gr.) and let them cook until the excess of water has evaporated; in other words the sauce must be creamy.

    At this point - not before, unless you don't want a lot of water getting out from tomatoes - you can add some salt........I think this is the SECRET to get a perfect sauce.

    You can use this sauce with some fresh basil leaves and grated Parmigiano cheese upon spaghetti........or other size of pasta.

    Ciao!
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    PS - I hope translation is correct.......actually it should be.
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    ….while if you want to make a perfect “Ragł” (or Ragout) sauce you must follow this steps:

    • pour in a pan three soup spoons of extra virgin olive oil
    • add some thinly sliced onion and a clove of garlic
    • make it cook until amber (again, not burned!)
    • add about 500 gr of ground beef leaving it cook well then
    • add a half glass of a good red wine (or white if preferred) allowing it to evaporate
    • now add 400 gr of fresh tomatoes as well as some salt and pepper
    • let it cook about 40 minutes - or more - until you get a creamy texture

    You’re now ready to taste the classic “Bolognese sauce” made with the original recipe in no-touristic way (seed oil, canned tomatoes, dehydrated onion, garlic powder and other crap like)

    Diego

    PS - I like this place, we started talkin' about audio now we're talking about good food.....actually two different way to get pleasure.

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    .....oops........I have forgotten some sliced carrots and celery together with onion and garlic..........

    Diego

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    You'd crap yourself if you were tied down and forced to eat MY spaghetti sauce.

    2 -15 oz. cans of Hunts tomato sauce
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    Not more than 1 lb. ground beef, browned, drained, finely crumbled. The stores around here like to sell it in 1.1 lb. packages so the consumer has to buy more than they really want.
    NO added salt (Tomato sauce has plenty)
    NO oil or other fat. There's enough from the drained hamburger.
    NO leafy green crap. My wife likes oregano, basil, "parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme"...NOT ME. Yuck.
    NO SUGAR!!! For reasons that are completely unknown to me, most spaghetti sauce in America has been polluted/poisoned with sugar. The horror...the horror.

    IF POSSIBLE make the sauce a day ahead, refrigerate until ready to re-heat and serve. Sauce can be frozen without harm.

    Covers about one pound of 'sketty. Optional: Add mozzarella cheese on top of each plate, just before serving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schurkey View Post
    You'd crap yourself if you were tied down and forced to eat MY spaghetti sauce.

    Covers about one pound of 'sketty. Optional: Add mozzarella cheese on top of each plate, just before serving.
    That's the problem my dear, a bit of sugar usually help to avoid the slightly tomatoes acidity but just a bit, anyway I do not use it, rather, the sweet taste you're referring to, sometimes comes from WORCHESTERSHIRE sauce generously spread over (aarrghhhhh!)......simply absurd.

    Regarding other pollution, the original recipe is dedicated to the "tagliatelle" (noodles maybe?) and doesn't contain other cheese apart Parmigiano and ABSOLUTELY not oregano (sigh)........we're not making a pizza sauce

    But don't worry, I can be a reliable source about the right ingredients to use.......

    Ciao!
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    You Guys are making me miss my "Good" Ex-Mother-in-law's gravy. She was right off the boat from Palermo, man could she cook. The "Evil" Mother-in-law's gravy was orange, over cooked, acidic, and could be used as paint remover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westmassguy View Post
    ................. and could be used as paint remover.
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