I have a pair of polk monitors. On the back they say "5" on the stamp under where it says "monitor", however upon investigation on this page
I'm thinking I have the monitor 5b's. Now, granted as I've been reading around many of you guys have even better models, these are by far the best sounding speakers I've ever heard...until I blew one of the tweeters, that is.
Here's the lowdown. I took one of them apart, and I have the SL2000 tweeter, the MW6502 midrange, and the SW83 passive radiator. The only thing I can't verify for sure is if I have the BE0500-A crossover or not because I couldn't find a model number anywhere in my investigating.
Given that, my question before you is, what should I do for a replacement tweeter for this (apparently) Monitor 5b? I've already read around the forums quite a bit and saw mention of a RD0194-1 as being the replacement to get over another SL2000 because it has a silk dome and is of course smoother as a result. If I do this though, would I need to change the crossover?
And, while I'm speaking of the crossover, is it recommended to upgrade the crossover for this speaker model? Or will just dropping the RD0194-1 into place do the trick.
Oh yeah, and lastly does anyone know, if I buy the RD0194-1 for the monitor 5b will I have to modify anything or should it just drop-in to replace a SL2000?
EDIT: also, how do I get the "club price" on replacement parts? Just by signing up for the forum? or is there another step I need to take?
EDIT: and lastly, I promise last edit! - what's the power rating then, on these speakers? On polk's site it says the monitor 5 will handle 20-125w/per channel, seen here, and just to double check - this is my amplifier (yes, I know its not that great but I'm on a really tight budget and it was better than my old one)