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    Default Monitor 4's - any mods worthwhile?

    Recent acquisition, and I am not familiar with the small-sized Polks. Are there any mods that are worth while for such a small speaker?

    Also, any idea on the sub-species of these 4's?
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    Monitor 4A's. Polk doesn't make a replacement tweeter for those, be careful, you'll have to find used replacements if you damage them. You could probably do the crossovers for real cheap. Epoxy the magnets for insurance.
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    You could upgrade them however for what it would cost you could buy a pair of monitor 5's and get even better sound that way. Just saying.
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    The Monitor 4 series'2 speakers are a fine speaker IMO you can feel the effects of that port 2 ft away. Plenty of bass. They sound very nice too & fit anywhere nicely. ? Is there something you think its lacking ?
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    This is a future purchase for me, or Advent baby's...will be putting a system together for my daughters bedroom this fall


    don't see why not redo everything we normally do....can't hurt...
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    Epoxy and cheap caps if you are keeping them for a while.
    Nothing else is worth on those.

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    I have 2 sets they are small enough to use anywhere.
    One set is in the garage for when I wash the cars or do maintenance, prefect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boston1450 View Post
    The Monitor 4 series'2 speakers are a fine speaker IMO you can feel the effects of that port 2 ft away. Plenty of bass. They sound very nice too & fit anywhere nicely. ? Is there something you think its lacking ?
    Nothing lacking as far as I know. But the guru's here may know of mods that really kick these up a notch or 2, that make them better than I literally can imagine.

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