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    Default Franken polk idea...please be easy...

    So, I have multiple speakers all torn apart laying around and my wife is starting to give me the "look"

    I have all the stuff ready to refurb my monitor 10b's

    I have a pair of SDA 2A's

    and a junky pair of RTA 12's that i got for free...(gonna sell the peerless tweets when i get the chance)

    So, I'm not a fan of the SDA effect so here I go...I'd like to take my SDA 2A cabs and fill them with my monitor 10 mids, rd-194 tweets and the crossovers so in essence I'd have a bigger version of the monitor 10's...

    what say you...?
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    You'd have a Monitor 11 more or less, with possibly better low base due to the larger PR. Why not a fan of Interaural Crosstalk Cancellation? My 2As blow me away every time I fire them up.
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    tough to describe....sounds odd to me...i just like a straight left and right speaker...something that is true to the recording...
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    Sell 'em. Such a shame to cannabilize great speakers.
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    SDA is true to the recording.
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    Actually "trueer" to the recording.

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    Not everyone likes SDA, or horn speakers, or surround sound, or dixieland jazz, and I think that's what's great about this hobby.

    I'd say go for it as you have most of the needed parts, and anything in those Franken-polks could be undone anyway. It's a valid point above in just selling the 2As, but sometimes the reasonable option isn't the fun option...

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    no market around here for 2a's...i paid 100 bucks for them....so what am I ruining really...? plus I'm not crazy gluing anything so it can be reversed if i want...

    if they end up the way i think they will then they will stay with me....better monitor 10's...
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    I run SDAs too. But I don't always listen to them. They do wonders on some recordings and can sound a little funny on others. So I sometimes switch them out for the DREADED JBL L80ts which were late '80s versions of their studio monitors. Most here don't like that JBL sound with the titanium dome. But with some tubes on them they produce some very nice sound.

    I also, sometimes, actually prefer to listen to my Monitor 7s, go figure. That's why I keep a range of classic Polks in the collection, they're all great for what they are/can do.

    It's your call, but wouldn't the RTA 12s already pretty much be something akin to 10 drivers in a SDA 2 cab?

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    The driver spacing is nearly identical. All changes can be reversed. I'd say go for it. They're yours to do with as you please.
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    BK, do you know what drivers the 10s have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post

    It's your call, but wouldn't the RTA 12s already pretty much be something akin to 10 drivers in a SDA 2 cab?

    cnh
    the 12's are in horrible shape....buddy of mine is hurting for money so i bought them...drivers are frozen, etc...

    drivers for my 10's read 6503
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    6503s will work just fine in the 2A cabinets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conradicles View Post
    Actually "truer" to the recording.
    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    I run SDAs too. But I don't always listen to them. They do wonders on some recordings and can sound a little funny on others.
    I used to think that SDA was better/truer, but I recently realized it's just better/different. I understand the philosophy behind the technology, but for it do be the "true" listening experience, wouldn't the recording have to be mastered/mixed on SDA monitors? If the SDA technology is absent in all the recording process and only used on final playback, then whether or not the end result is better, is not the producer/musicians intent. I do think that most recordings sound better/cleaner/more involving through SDA speakers, but that is not the sound that was intended.

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    i can't explain it but it just sounds odd to me....i'm not trying to be a hater....i love polk speakers....
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    Quote Originally Posted by westmassguy View Post
    6503s will work just fine in the 2A cabinets
    I'm excited for this...

    plus a little easier on my old amp...
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    Well get going and let's see some pictures!

    Since the speakers would only be a two-way, how about trying an active crossover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zingo View Post
    Well get going and let's see some pictures!

    Since the speakers would only be a two-way, how about trying an active crossover?
    He already has Monitor 10 crossovers, and new components to rebuild them. Why would he need an active crossover?
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    He doesn't.

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    Go for it, your not going to hurt anything by trying it..
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    ha...no thanks, no need to complicate something thats pretty straight forward...finally getting warmer in my garage so I can start this....since I make my living behind a camera i'm sure i can get some pics done as this gets going...
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    Should be a piece of cake, unless the leads aren't long enough. you can also leave the upper half of the 2A crossover in place, otherwise you'll have to plug the mounting hole
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKphoto View Post
    tough to describe....sounds odd to me...i just like a straight left and right speaker...something that is true to the recording...
    Straight left and right may be what you are use to, but it's not representative of hearing live music, which is what SDA's present more accurately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zingo View Post
    I used to think that SDA was better/truer, but I recently realized it's just better/different. I understand the philosophy behind the technology, but for it do be the "true" listening experience, wouldn't the recording have to be mastered/mixed on SDA monitors? If the SDA technology is absent in all the recording process and only used on final playback, then whether or not the end result is better, is not the producer/musicians intent. I do think that most recordings sound better/cleaner/more involving through SDA speakers, but that is not the sound that was intended.
    If you are at a live performance or in a studio the sound you hear will not be just left and right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    in a studio the sound you hear will not be just left and right.
    since when are studio monitors SDA...?

    again, its a personal preference...

    just like some people like red cars....which i don't and would never own one...if you gave me one I'd have it painted...
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    Quote Originally Posted by westmassguy View Post
    Should be a piece of cake, unless the leads aren't long enough. you can also leave the upper half of the 2A crossover in place, otherwise you'll have to plug the mounting hole
    going to find out tonight if the leads are long enough....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKphoto View Post
    since when are studio monitors SDA...?
    Studio monitors...yeah probably not SDA's, but studio monitors are generally not full range either, so what's your point?

    again, its a personal preference...
    Sure it's a personal preference even though it's wrong.

    just like some people like red cars....which i don't and would never own one...if you gave me one I'd have it painted...
    Yet you bought the SDA's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post

    Sure it's a personal preference even though it's wrong.

    Ha, thats funny...

    Yet you bought the SDA's.
    yeah for 100 bucks, not a huge investment, again not sure what the big deal is...

    its not like i'm putting a chevy 350 in a super bird...
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    one down...


    one to go



    didn't glue them down yet, wanted to make sure they fit in the cab...they do...barely
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    Nice BK. In the future, don't be afraid to mount the resistors to the bottom of the circuit board. It gives you a bit more real estate on top, and can sometimes be the difference between fitting and not fitting.
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