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    What fuse is supposed be used for the Monitor 5b's? The pair I picked up at a flea market have two different fuses in them, I need to know what fuse is supposed to be used. Also, is it possible to get a polyswitch from Parts Express and put in place of the fuses? What value would you use? Thanks!
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    I couldn't find any info. on the correct fuses, so I went with 1 amp. That seemed like a safe value. I had never heard the 5b's before. Pretty impressive little monitor! After replacing the SL2000's in my Monitor 10's, and SDA2, I now can hear how bright the original SL2000 is. Not sure if it is worth the money to replace the one's in the 5b's, although even at $200 to replace the MW6502's and the SL2000's, I don't know where I would go buy a pair of bookshelf speakers as good for $200/pr? The closest I have heard are my EPOS ELS-3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkg999
    I couldn't find any info. on the correct fuses, so I went with 1 amp. That seemed like a safe value. I had never heard the 5b's before. Pretty impressive little monitor! After replacing the SL2000's in my Monitor 10's, and SDA2, I now can hear how bright the original SL2000 is. Not sure if it is worth the money to replace the one's in the 5b's, although even at $200 to replace the MW6502's and the SL2000's, I don't know where I would go buy a pair of bookshelf speakers as good for $200/pr? The closest I have heard are my EPOS ELS-3.
    5b's were my very first Polk product. Bought them used in 1985 for $225 a pair. I used to hang out at the high-end store that sold these all the time, even though I worked for a discount retailer in the audio dept. I used to take my 5b's into the discount retailer to let _our_ customers listen to them. I sold a lot of 5b's for the other store. Hell, that's what eventually got me hired at the high-end store down the road. Customers always commented on how good they sounded....couldn't believe so much sound from such a small speaker. If you are going to use them a lot buy the replacement parts. It'll be worth becasue I agree you won't find a $200 pair of book-shelfs that sound that good. :)

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