I'm picking up an SRS SDA 3.1 (s/n "SRS 3.1T L1396R" and "SRS 3.1TL 1707L") tomorrow which I paid $325 for the pair from the original owner. Somebody forgot to tell me these puppies are 155lbs each when I looked up the specs! Time to call the moving company :-).
I have a home theater system with a Yamaha RX-A301 receiver which is a 9.2 speaker config currently using a Martin Logan Quest for the main speakers. I also have a McIntosh MC2500 power amp which is 500W per channel into any load (2, 4, 8 or 16 ohms) which I think should be enough for these speakers. This amp is supposed to have an automatic disconnect from the speakers if it detect any problems (should I trust it?).
I read through the manual (if all else fails, read the manual) for the 2.3 version (I couldn't find the 3.1 version) to familiarize myself with the hookup and placement.
What do I need to know based on the serial numbers? Is there anything that's unique about these speakers that I should be aware of other than what's in the manual?
BTW, I started in audio before stereo was invented. Yes, in the early '50s, so I'm not a newbie in the audio/video field. I just learned many hard lessons which I don't want to repeat with these speakers.