New member here and I've really enjoyed reading the posts. I had Monitor 7s back in high school (long gone now) and just found a pair in a GW for $15. Took'm home and they sounded bad due to frozen mids. No surprise there. Pulled the 6502s and found they were dated 1990.
Two weeks later I'm at the dump and found a pair of RTA 12s! At the dump?!?! Didn't know what they were at first but recognized the Polk format from adds growing up. One had a hole in the tweeter and I almost thought "why bother." But why not try'm out.
Asked the guy and he said "sure, take'm home". Hooked them up and they sounded bad for three seconds, then not so bad. Minute later they sounded almost good. Then they sounded better than my PSB B2s and my JBL LSR 308s. I honestly could not believe it! Started doing web searches and am guessing they are 12Bs w Peerless tweeters (both are vertically mounted and have holes)
Each have a frozen mid and I tried to pull one. Removed screws and tried to pull it off but could not and did not want to damage anything. So I've been listening to them for a week now and still can't believe how good they sound (with two seized mids!!).
I've read on this site about getting replacement mids from polk but when I called earlier for the M7s they said they did not stock them anymore. Tweeters seem fine and the dust/gunk on the c/o came off w a dry brush and can of air.
So now for the question. Do I get a replacement mids from PE or Madisound or Polk. After that do I do the c/o upgrades everyone is talking about? Seriously, these things sound great, but they shouldn't, right? Also, who is Trey in NC who does c/o? I did a search but got no returns
Thanks for all the info over the last weeks and any replies to this post.