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    Default Polyswitches

    OK, two questions.

    First, I called Ken and ordered the polyswitches, which came today.
    But they are orange, not blue. And the schematic doesnt match at all the crossover I have, my crossover comes out the front, secured by 8 hex screws, it looks exactly like the crossover in DarqueKnights crossover rebuild thread.

    I have always called these speakers "SDA-SRS's". Since there seems to be confusion, what should I call them?

    Now, secondly, is it safe to use the orange polyswitches instead of the blue ones? Or will I blow them out the first time I put power to them? Anybody know?

    Thanks!!

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    Do you have a pic of them?

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    Speakers or switches?

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    These are the original SRS's, before the 1.2's

    http://www.polksda.com/sdasrs.shtml

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    I don't see any confusion, that is what they are called. ???
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    Nice! Are these 1.2TL's? Check out the labels on the back. It should read 1.2 or 1.2TL. From what I read the crossovers on the 1.2 TL's are slightly different from the 1.2's.
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    Nope. Neither.

    It says:

    Polk Audio
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    SDA Signature Reference System
    Left channel

    The drivers are (per spkr) 4 SL2000's, and 8 MW 6503's.

    And of course the interconnect cable.

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    OK. Rather than putting the orange polyswitches in, I bypassed the ones there. I know, I know, don't play it too loud!

    Surprisingly, improved definition. Brighter sound, and certainly tighter bass. I know, doesn't make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djf
    First, I called Ken and ordered the polyswitches, which came today.
    But they are orange, not blue.
    They look different because they are different switches with a different value. You know, as in upgraded/improved switches over the stock ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by djf
    Now, secondly, is it safe to use the orange polyswitches instead of the blue ones? Or will I blow them out the first time I put power to them? Anybody know?
    I know you already got a bit impatient and bypassed but you asked so.....

    1) Yes, they are safe.
    2) No, you will not blow them out.
    3) Yes, thus this post.
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    They sound so freakin good with them bypassed, unless I get real ambitious, I might just leave them that way.

    Are the RDO tweeters that much better it justifies another 400 bux into these puppies?

    here's a blurry shot I took last fall, before I bi-amped them.

    web3.foxinternet.com/djf/mpolk.jpg

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    Brighter sound? That's not something I would want from my speakers. Besides, those SL2000's are too effing bright already!
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    Well, I like them that way! Hearing things I never heard before... I also am basically using a ten band graphic equalizer as a pre-amp, so I have alot of control.

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    I also am basically using a ten band graphic equalizer as a pre-amp, so I have alot of control.
    To each their own, but no self respecting audiophool uses a graphic equalizer for any reason. Stick around, you have much to learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djf
    I also am basically using a ten band graphic equalizer as a pre-amp, so I have alot of control.
    With your signal running through a signal distorter err, controler like that a little'ol poly switch in the loop would certainly be the least of your worries. ;)

    To each their own.
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    The eq is so that he can add a 10 db bump in that ever so important 13khz spot those SL-2000 tweets are weak in. He likes it hot!!! :D

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    Jes,

    I guess great minds think alike. :p Must have been typing at the same time. :)
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    Yeah Bob......great minds and all that, but I like your choice of words better than mine. :)
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    those look like the ones that were in San Jose..

    did ya get a good deal..?

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    No, I am the original owner, purchased at some high end audio store in north Seattle summer, 86. IIRC, 33 hundred and change, and I paid a friend of mine 100 bucks to help me move them.

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