So, it's 2005 I've got SDA 2's? ( 2 tweeters, 3 midrange, Bass). I bought them when much younger.... late 80's? This was the time when eveyone was buying packaged cabinet systems from Pioneer and Sony. They all had 100w receivers, equilizers, turntables and two speakers on either side of a glass front cabinet. all for about $300. They all looked the same and sounded.. okay.
I subscribed to and read about a year of Audio magazine.
My wife and I went to Laconia NH, about 100 miles, to find these Polk speakers we had heard about. The only other location that had them in driving distance was Bangor Maine, about 300 miles in the other direction. We saw the SDA's and heard them with vinyl we brought of some Mozart. And we tried out a lot of other stuff too although brands were limited. We had also visited other audio houses. I remember hearing some nice Klipsh (sp?).
BTW, we also heard our first CD. There were two CD players on the market. We had been out to buy a bang and olufson (sp?) turntable but picked up what I think was the first Sony CD player. Only a couple of CD's available, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and Huey Lewis, The Heart of Rock and Roll. Or so we were told. Boy did we get ribbed when we came home with that thing instead of a turntable. CD's? They'll never catch on.
We ordered the Polk SDA's with the wood grain but they came with the rosewood vinyl but mistake. The dealer took a hundred off the vinyl price if we still took them. We did. They held up better with the kids in the long run anyway.
We purchased a Yamaha A700 amp and a Yamaha Tuner.
So, here I am a person who made the right choice during a time when there were so many wrong and limited choices. No audiophile by a mile. I've still got the SDA's but the amp died and we moved so they've been sitting unused for about a year. I was going to go surround but after reading in the forums here and having loved my SDA's I've decided to keep them. I now own a Yamaha ax-596 ( I know this isn't a super amp but I'm a teacher in Maine. I get what I can in my meager way). I'm going to fire up the SDA's in about a week. I remember one of the tweeters breaking up at higher volumes. I've read here that I can replace these.
Is there a question here? Yes, the crossovers. I'm wondering if I should rebuild these or maybe send them into Polk to rebuild. I don't think they sell them any longer. I'm now dedicated to reconditioning the SDA's with whatever I need to do. Am I on the right track or is there something else I need to do to bring them up to speed?
Thanks in advance.