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    Friends,

    I've finally finished the rebuild of my Polk Monitor 7Bs, which came to me courtesy of RRomeo.

    Short story - rebuilt crossovers with Dayton 1% caps and Mills resistors, added Larry's rings, dynamat on the driver and PR, acoustic insulation inside the cabs, and re-covered the cabs in real cherry veneer.

    I'm still testing and burning in but so far I am very happy.

    I took a lot of pictures and wrote up the whole story on my blog - you can read the entire saga here:

    Many many thanks to all of the forum members who shared their own experiences in modding and restoring the speakers. It was your advice, posts, and shared experiences through this forum that gave me the knowledge to attempt this and the confidence that I could get it done. I produced the detailed write-up of my rebuild to pay this forward and hopefully give someone else the information they need to do the same.

    Respectfully

    G

    PS - looking at my blog post and photos I realize I have to take some better close-ups of the veneer to show off my work. That will come soon!
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    Monitor 7B's are great speakers. In fact, 7B Studios were the first "Real" speakers I ever purchased. I still have them today and listen to them regularly as the left and right front speakers in my home theater system. It was my love of those speakers that led me here, and it was here that I learned about SDA technology. Now I am the proud owner of many Polk audio products, and I will continue that trend for years to come. Thanks Polk!
    Source: Technics SL1200MKII Denon DL-110 cartridge
    Preamp: Hagerman Bugle Phono stage
    Amplifier: 4 x 5670 4 x EL34 integrated VAL VP110S (modified w/ vitamin Q caps, Alps blue velvet volume control, Vishay mil spec. metal film resistors..............)
    Speakers: Polk SDA 1A Signature

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    Congrats!

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    Think you guys got sucked in. Did you catch his link? I reported it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken brydson View Post
    Think you guys got sucked in. Did you catch his link? I reported it...
    damn that was sneaky...
    HT Setup... Pioneer Elite SC-37, Polk Audio SDA-SRS 1.2TL's , Oppo BDP 93
    Two Channel... Carver Statement 450~1 Vacuum Tube Monoblocks, Dodd Mid-line Tube Linestage with Psvane 12Ax7 tubes, Pioneer Pdd 9Mk II SACD Player, Yamaha PX-3 Turntable with Sumiko BPS EvoIII, Polk Audio SDA-SRS 1.2TLs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ken brydson View Post
    Think you guys got sucked in. Did you catch his link? I reported it...
    Man that was devious - had me going. Looks like the link was deleted thanks to you, Ken.
    "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

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumminman View Post
    Man that was devious - had me going. Looks like the link was deleted thanks to you, Ken.
    Link is still there . mocler in blue, last paragraph

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    Huh! didn't go to the link, so I had no idea. Oh well! That's what you get for reaching out. Man! It sucks to get sucked in in a bad way!
    Source: Technics SL1200MKII Denon DL-110 cartridge
    Preamp: Hagerman Bugle Phono stage
    Amplifier: 4 x 5670 4 x EL34 integrated VAL VP110S (modified w/ vitamin Q caps, Alps blue velvet volume control, Vishay mil spec. metal film resistors..............)
    Speakers: Polk SDA 1A Signature

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken brydson View Post
    Link is still there . mocler in blue, last paragraph
    So it is . . . on my display it shows the same color as the other text. Now I know what not to click on
    "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

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumminman View Post
    So it is . . . on my display it shows the same color as the other text. Now I know what not to click on
    Gone now, thanks mods. I clicked on it because I thought it was a link to the blog that he referenced.

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    Not cool!!!

    He hijacked my original thread on my Polk 7s to sucker you guys all in!

    After all the work I put into those Polks!!!

    The original thread is here:

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...itor-7-rebuild

    And my blog is silverfacestereo [DOT] wordpress [DOT] com
    HT System:
    Pioneer VSX-820-k
    Front: Polk Monitor 7B Restored
    Rear: Currently not in service
    Center: Boston Acoustic VR12
    Sub: Bowers & Wilkins ASW600

    2Ch:
    Restored Pioneer VSX-1250
    Yamaha P-500 Turntable

    Living Room:
    NAD 7240PE
    Klipsch KG4

    Bedroom:
    Harman Kardon 3380
    Bowers & Wilkins DM601
    Polk PSW10

    In and out of rotation:
    KLH Model 6,
    Polk Monitor 5 Series II
    Design Acoustic PS-10A
    NAD 7100

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