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    Default Monitor 7 (?) Question

    Local shop has what appear to be Polk Monitor 7 in the storeroom. They're a medium size bookshelf, with tweet, 7" mid, and what appears to be a passive radiator, about 10". The tweet is stamped "polk". The sticker on the back is a little difficult to decipher, but does have a 7 in the model no.
    Just wondering about the speakers, people's experience with them, etc. They appear in pretty good shape, tho I don't need speakers at present.

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    Here's a picture of Russ's 7As:

    Monitor 7a

    Many here consider them the best, and most collectible, of the early monitors. Grab 'em if they're in good shape.
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    Anticipating your next question, here's a list of the 7 series monitors and their respective average retail prices (per pair):
    MONITOR 7 1977 - $170
    MONITOR 7A 1977 - $110
    MONITOR 7B 1979 - $200
    MONITOR 7C 1984 - $200
    MONITOR 7 SERIES 2 1990 - $220

    The original stands are higly desirable, a plus to the pricing, and pretty much required for the monitors to phase accurately.

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    I didn't see any evidence of stands (tho I didn't check the bottoms), were they optional / detachable? Any sense of current market rate if they're decent? Does the coated PR ID them as belonging to the later series?

    Thanks, by the way, picker!

    K
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    You're more than welcome, K.

    Sorry, that's about the extent of the info I can find at the moment. The stands, if original, add to the sets value. How much? That's totally arbitrary. Some of the forum members have fabricated their own stands, and may have a set of plans available.

    Take a look here for the parts info on the different monitors. You'll see that the tweeters and PRs can help you identify which 7 you're looking at.

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    I have a set of original stands for the Mon5-10....I'll post pics and measurements tomorrow night.

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    I use two Wood Technology 12" center speaker stands for my 10's. They're roughly the same height (I believe that the polk stands were 11") and have what must be a similar incline (3 degrees, I believe?), at least I would think so.
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    Two Channel Setup:

    Speakers: Wharfedale Opus 2-3
    Integrated Amp: Jolida JD1502
    CD Player: Jolida JD200
    DAC for Computer Music: Peachtree Dac it x
    Turntable: Rega P5 - TT-PSU
    Cartridge: Clearaudio Aurum Beta Wood
    Phono Preamp: Musical Surroundings Phonomena II

    3.2 Home Theater Setup:

    Fronts: Polk LSiM 703s
    Center: Polk LSiM 703
    Subs: SVS PB 12 NSD X 2
    AVR: Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
    Blu Ray: Sony BDP-S790

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    More specifics:
    Polk Monitor Series II, serials M7-9008775, and 9008773.

    Thanks to all, any addtl. info appreciated!
    (including availability of stands..)

    Kevin

    PS: they sound amazingly good for the size... It appears the mid may be gone in 1, will be checking parts listings for replacement costs..
    Last edited by KCF; 12-12-2004 at 05:50 PM.

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    Kevin,

    do a search in here for monitor 7's. i think you'll find that most everyone loves them. Very well liked speaker from Polks past...
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    Just out of curiosity, anyone got info on what these speakers (Series II monitors 7s) originally sold for retail?

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    Originally posted by KCF
    Just out of curiosity, anyone got info on what these speakers (Series II monitors 7s) originally sold for retail?
    MSRP: $300.00
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    I'm thinkin' that's each...

    Thanks, Pick

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    Double post, from out of the blue...

    Thanks, Pick
    Last edited by KCF; 12-18-2004 at 09:11 AM.

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    Would anybody perchance have a 7B crossover schematic? I'd like to try to tame a nasal peak around 1K in mine, I think maybe the tweeter caps have drifted, the tweet seems to be crossed lower than it should be.

    Thanks,

    TP

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