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    + 1 Skip - do the push test right when you go look at them. If the drivers dont come out & stay for at least 3 seconds then start going back to normal position-then you have a leak. Good luck on your search
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    listened to them this morning. They sounded fantastic. Was really impressed. So I bought them. Chip in back doesn't appear to have broken seal. But I will inspect better later on.. Do what's the best Mod to do first:)

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    New Tweeters will give you instant gratification. The RDO-194-1 is the drop-in replacement, and you can upgrade the crossovers later. There's a conundrum however. The 11Ts can be upgraded to TLs, and use the better RDO-198-1 Tweeter, however the crossover must be upgraded and revised to accept the RDO-198.
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    Congrats kdblove, glad you got something you like! I have a pair of minty 11Ts and they sound great.

    If you need a standard Polk binding post for that broken one, PM me your addy and I can send you one or two, depending on how many I can find around here.

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    As far as mods goes, I'd wait a bit then do the "TL" mod that WMG mentioned above. I say wait a bit 'cuz you'll have to have the RDO-198 tweets at the same time you do the crossovers and you might want to start with some easier and cheaper mods that make a nice and very noticeable improvement in the meantime.

    First, I'd do hurricane nuts (since Larry's rings are no longer available), Armacell gaskets, Dynamat Xtreme to the MW and PR baskets, epoxy the driver magnets and check and re-seal the cabinets internally, if necessary. Then, I'd spike the cabinets, giving great consideration to whether I wanted to replace the fiberboard pedestal with a nice and much more sturdy/stable hardwood one. Also, while doing the inside "first" things mentioned, I'd consider putting in new, much nicer binding posts.

    WMG has recommended some very reasonably priced BPs and spikes in several threads around here. He's also linked in the right H-nuts and screws to use (from Parts Express). The Armacell tape can be picked up at Home Depot for about $8 for a huge roll. Dynamat Xtreme Wedge Pak (WAY more than enough than needed for a pair of speakers) available from Amazon or eBay for about $25. Various epoxies (about $5), sealants and hardwood railing posts can also be found at HD.

    Good luck with it!

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    Do you guys know how much the upgrade is for the RDO-198-1 and crossover?

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    Also are there posts that show these upgrades that you mentioned. Like the house nut, hurricane nuts, dynamat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdblove_99 View Post
    Do you guys know how much the upgrade is for the RDO-198-1 and crossover?
    The 198s are purchased directly from Polk CS. They go for $48 each plus tax and free shipping (discounted from $60 +S/H for Club Polk members).

    Crossover parts (capacitors and resistors) range from pretty cheap to a small fortune, depending on how much you want to spend. New inductors, if you so desire, to replace the air core one in the 11Ts can be had for about $25-$35, if I recall correctly. Lots of threads around here with some ideas on which ones members prefer. Dave (westmassguy) and Trey (VR3) (and others) are great resources for that kind of info and for doing the crossover mods for you if you'd like. They both have done them for many CP members and I have yet to hear a complaint yet on any of the results.

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    Hey im glad you picked them up :) i was eyeing some like it on the bay. You will enjoy them. Get them up n running properly - then upgrade as you see fit to on your budget. IIRC you have some nice units to power them with & you may want to look into upgrades there down the road if need be . Enjoy your new speakers
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdblove_99 View Post
    Also are there posts that show these upgrades that you mentioned. Like the house nut, hurricane nuts, dynamat?
    The "house nut"? I have an idea of what you mean there, but I'm not sure. Actually, there's only pictures of parts of him and a few of his fancy schNancy car he bought off of eBay. ;-)

    Hurricane nuts - many threads around here - a recent one covered by westmassguy on some Monitor 10 mods (nspindel's thread).
    Do a search on the Google. Use a few key words and follow with "site:polkaudio.com" and you should find what you want.

    Dynamat - here's a good thread with a small sample of Larry's (Toolfan66) excellent handy work: http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...e-upgrade-bug& That's a favorite thread of mine since I now own the SDA-1Cs being worked on.
    He also has good pics of the epoxying of the MW driver magnets as well as many other mods done to the 1Cs.

    Another mod for your cabinets to consider is adding Sonic Barrier or Blackhole 5 to the inside backs of the cabinets, behind the MW drivers. Lots of threads on that here too.
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    Meant H-nut. You mentioned earlier. .lol

    Also thanks everyone for all your feedback and input. It helped immensely. I can say I wouldn't have gotten these without all your help. I'm really liking them a lot. Can't imagine with the upgrades. .

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    kdblove - I got your PM and will have a pair of Polk binding posts on their way to you soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teekay0007 View Post
    kdblove - I got your PM and will have a pair of Polk binding posts on their way to you soon.
    Cool. Do I owe you something?

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    Hey I was just looking at toolfans handy work, pretty amazing. My question is the back of my 1 speaker where the wood is chipped. Should I just break it off all the way and add that plastic wood that toolfan used and do some touch up paint? Just wondering if that would work?

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    You can make it look good again if you can get the glue away where he repaired it. He didn't clamp anything and that's why I question the seal. If you redo it, then you can use a black dry erase marker to color in any blemishes left. Its an amazing tool for touching up ash black speakers and furniture. Sharpies leave their ink everywhere, but the dry erase is erasable on smooth surfaces. The only thing that's left is the black where its been damaged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    You can make it look good again if you can get the glue away where he repaired it. He didn't clamp anything and that's why I question the seal. If you redo it, then you can use a black dry erase marker to color in any blemishes left. Its an amazing tool for touching up ash black speakers and furniture. Sharpies leave their ink everywhere, but the dry erase is erasable on smooth surfaces. The only thing that's left is the black where its been damaged.
    The pic must be deceiving. He didn't attempt to fix it. There isn't any glue on it or around it. The wood is still attached but loose..

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    I'll try and snap a close up in a bit

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    Pic was deceiving then. It looked like it was glued.
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    + 1 ^^^ Even better if he didnt
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    I have pics. But where the heck do I post them. Can't figure it out

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    kd, I can give you sources for all the other upgrades and also give you detailed instructions for installing the Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5 etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westmassguy View Post
    kd, I can give you sources for all the other upgrades and also give you detailed instructions for installing the Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5 etc.
    This would be great..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdblove_99 View Post
    This would be great..
    My direct contact info is on my website, 2nd page. Email me and I'll give you the list and some tips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teekay0007 View Post
    kdblove - I got your PM and will have a pair of Polk binding posts on their way to you soon.
    kdblove - A pair of binding posts went out on Saturday (yesterday). You should have them sometime this coming week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teekay0007 View Post
    kdblove - A pair of binding posts went out on Saturday (yesterday). You should have them sometime this coming week.

    You guys are are awesome over here... Thanks again..

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    Quote Originally Posted by teekay0007 View Post
    kdblove - A pair of binding posts went out on Saturday (yesterday). You should have them sometime this coming week.
    Got the binding posts in the mail today. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdblove_99 View Post
    Got the binding posts in the mail today. Thank you.
    Glad to hear it. Enjoy those RTA-11Ts! Keep posting on any mods/upgrades you throw at them or are considering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teekay0007 View Post
    Glad to hear it. Enjoy those RTA-11Ts! Keep posting on any mods/upgrades you throw at them or are considering.
    Will do. I've already ordered. Hurricane nuts/screws, dynamat and sound barrier and have gotten a ton of great instructions from westmassguy(Dave)

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