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    Default Fuse question for Monitor 10s

    Hi!

    I think I just picked up a pair of Monitor 10s with stands. I say 'think' because mine have nothing other than the 'Polk Audio' badges on the grilles - no serial numbers, etc. on the back. However, the vinyl cabinets are 28"h x 16"w, have one dome tweeter (lead wires on the rectangular plate like an upside down 'V' leading to the dome) at the top of the baffle, two 6.5" midbass drivers, and a 10" passive radiator, all of which leads me to conclude that they are some variant of the Monitor 10.

    However, on the back above the terminal posts are two (!) gold-colored fuse holders (which, of course, had nothing in them). I haven't been able to find any images of any Monitor 10s like this, and have no idea which fuse holder should have what value fuse in it...so far, 1 bazillion amp (1bA) fuses (shorting wires) seem to work, but I suspect that there are more optimal value fuses that I should be using...

    One fuse holder seems to be for the tweeter, and the other is for the midbass units?

    Can anybody help me out with info on fuses values and which of the two locations they should go into, and confirmation that these really are Monitor 10s?

    Thanks in advance!
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    I don't have the answer, perhaps someone else will. If not, call Ken at Polk Customer Service and he'll help you.
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    Sound like early model 10a's. The early 5, 7, and 10 had fused tweeters and midbass drivers.

    Top fuse tweeter, bottom mid-bass. 1.5 amp, slow blow is what you are looking for.

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    Hello,
    That is a tweeter protection fuse and it is a 1 Ampere fast blow fuse, not a slow blow.
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    Thanks for jumping in Ken, I was trying to recall what my 7a's had in them.

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    Thanks Russman and Ken!

    Ken, are they both 1A fast blow? Also, is Russman right about top being the tweeter alone, and the bottom one being for the midbass drivers?

    Thanks again, guys!

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    Hi ken Darren from Australia i have aquired a set of original monitor 10 and a yaqin mc 10 l amp and the polls blew the fuses I checked and it had 250 m/ amp in the top and 1 amp
    In the bottom . I read here 1 amp quick blow for top fuse but is it the same fuse for the bottom ? Also how do you think the amp and speakers would match thanks in advance Darren

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    1 Amp, Fast-Blow for the Peerless or SL1000 Tweeter, but 1 Amp for the two MW6500 or MW6501 woofers seems rather low.
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