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    Default Rating Monitor 10's

    I have a chance to purchase a pair of Monitor 10B's locally. They are in very good condition and are priced about $180 which seems a bit high but with no shipping not a terrible price I suppose. I got to thinking about the various Monitor models how they rate. I imagine the earliest models with the Peerless tweets are best. After that which are most desirable? I currently own a pair of Monitor 7B's as well as Series 2 Monitor 12's and like both of those. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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    Sorry guys if I would have opened my eyes I could have seen a similar question already being discussed. However if anyone cares to elaborate further please do so.

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    I'm probably a bit spoiled since I got my 12's for $200 and they are mint. They were also local to me which further sweetened that deal.

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    Just something to consider, while the 10s are certainly very good speakers, I have bought two sets of SDA-2s in the last year for less money than that, about $110 average. The cabinets needed a little work but they look great now. It's just my humble opinion (and I only say this on accounta I'm wearing Nomex boxers) but I prefer the SDA 2s to the 10s. I'd either want those at a lower price or keep looking for a good set of SDAs. Or do both, you can never have too much audio equipment unless it's moving day. And yes, local is the only way to go!
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    Great speakers. That price is just a tad on the high side so it depends how much you want them. It is not a bad price, but they pop up on EBAY in the 100-150 range from time to time.
    Obviously if you could find SDA's at that price it's a no brainer. Dcmeigs apparently has been in the right place a couple times, the price he paid is well below average for SDA's depending on the amount of work they needed.
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    I think they're high as well and at VG....I don't think so. Great speaker, but if you've owned a couple key Monitor series, you've owned enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen Dragon
    the price he paid is well below average for SDA's depending on the amount of work they needed.
    Good point. Full disclosure: The first pair were the upgraded cabinets with grill cloth on the sides and 3/4" oak top and bottom. The oak was all fouled up with stains and looked like hell. I spent about $60 on mahogany veneer, contact cement and stain and quite a few enjoyable hours, but they look killer now and they match my other furniture so the WAF is just huge in spite of their size. Moral of too long story: truely fine cabinets can justify a higher price.

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    Well I bought the 10's for $180. They are in nice shape and since I live in Denver unless I find them local on ebay I will pay another $50.00 in shipping at least. I am using them for rear channel speakers in my HT. Probably overkill but with 12's and 7's for my fronts I wanted to stay in the family. SDA's would be nice but right now I happy with Dalhquist DQ-10's for my 2 channel setup. All in all I'm happy with the purchase. Thanks for the feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdog
    I am using them for rear channel speakers in my HT. Probably overkill but with 12's and 7's for my fronts I wanted to stay in the family.
    12's and 7's for the fronts! Good god man the 12's kick plenty of sound on their own. You could have easily run the 12's front and 7's rear and had great sound.
    Just curious what it is about both pair up front that you like.
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    Cubdog, check out ebay for a pair of what look like 10s for 99 cents. It's a wierd deal though. The dude is on a road trip and they will end up in Minnesota I think. It might work for you if you have a contact along his route.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/POLK-AUDIO-FLOOR...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen Dragon
    12's and 7's for the fronts! Good god man the 12's kick plenty of sound on their own. You could have easily run the 12's front and 7's rear and had great sound.
    Just curious what it is about both pair up front that you like.
    Enjoy the 10's by the way.
    I've always used 4 speakers up front. My Yamaha reciever allows for it and I always seem to have plenty of speakers around. I like the way 4 speakers broaden the front soundstage. Also, the transition between left, center, and front is nice. I have stacked subs as well. I'm pretty happy with my HT. ;)

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