Strange as it sounds...I just bought a pair of NEW 1.2's. They have been stored since new, these are the ones from Ebay about a month ago. When they arrived you could tell...they ARE brand new. Boxes, spotless, everything
They came with the TL upgrade kit complete with new crossovers, documentation, etc, which I installed.
So here's the scoop..
I have had (and still have) a pair of the original (non 1.2's) SDA SRS's. I LOVE the bottom end of these speakers but always found the high mids and highs bite so I bought these new 1.2TL's.
Problem is the new ones sound VERY different. The highs and upper mids are much smoother, not as spikey as the originals which is great. But they don't have the same really low bass! They're punchier but the bass doesn't extend waaayyyy doooowwwnn like the originals. I have both sets side by side so I can make an A-B comparison and it's very obvious.
So, I know this sounds strange because nobody's had a "new" set in over a decade but do they need a break-in period or are the 1.2TL's just that different from the originals?