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    Default R.T.A.11"s (I found the paperwork!!)

    I FOUND THE PAPERWORK. It say's the R.T.A.11 share's the same low frequency "section" cabinet as the (r.t.a.12b) It also use's the same 6 1/2" drivers, and the same12" planar fluid-coupled subwoofer and 1" moving coil high frequency radiators as the 12b!! The cabinet is 33 1/2"h x 16"w x 11 1/2"d The performance of the 11 is remarkably similar to that of the 12b. "it say's" Now all I have to do is find a set of SW 120 PR'S or a suitable replacement!! According to Polk's site their there! Thank's to each and every one of you who tried to help me!! :D ;)
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    Nice. I thought you had the RTA11's. I never listened to the 11's but I have a set of RTA8's in my bedroom and they rock. BTW the 8's have no PRs. Enjoy your Polks when they are fixed.

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    I have a pair of RTA-11T's, similar drivers in a tall narrow cabinet. Excellent sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John in MA
    I have a pair of RTA-11T's, similar drivers in a tall narrow cabinet. Excellent sound.
    John these are R.T.A.11 loudspeakers, no other numbers or letters behind the 11. They are big,wide, & fat, the passive-radiators are 12" across with 2# 6 1/2" drivers on top of that and a 1" tweeter above those. They are not the tall skinny 11T's or the 11TL's. As good as people say they are, there's not much info about'um. I think they were only made one or two years, from what I gather. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertyc
    Nice. I thought you had the RTA11's. I never listened to the 11's but I have a set of RTA8's in my bedroom and they rock. BTW the 8's have no PRs. Enjoy your Polks when they are fixed.
    Hey Libertyc! Ya think I can still call that phone no. and get "Replacements" for these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbobusa65
    John these are R.T.A.11 loudspeakers, no other numbers or letters behind the 11. They are big,wide, & fat, the passive-radiators are 12" across with 2# 6 1/2" drivers on top of that and a 1" tweeter above those. They are not the tall skinny 11T's or the 11TL's. As good as people say they are, there's not much info about'um. I think they were only made one or two years, from what I gather. :(

    pictures.. we need some pictures. LOL

    they sound like they may be Monitor 11's to me. just thinking out loud is all.. (whistling) :p

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    I think Al is right. Read this thead and check the pic.

    Good luck
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    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...ght=monitor+11

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    Hey Turbo:

    You need to post some pictures. I don't know what speaker you have...

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertyc
    Hey Turbo:

    You need to post some pictures. I don't know what speaker you have...

    Bill
    Just open that link over your last post!there they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danger boy
    pictures.. we need some pictures. LOL

    they sound like they may be Monitor 11's to me. just thinking out loud is all.. (whistling) :p
    Bingo! Monitor 11's they be (according to the description). Here's what mine looked like...First pic: RTA11 Reference Monitor System (Model 11), Next the Monitor 11 next to a Monitor 10, finally the RTA 11T. All mine at one point in time. Looking back I think the Monitor / Model / RTA 11 was the best of that bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo
    Bingo! Monitor 11's they be (according to the description). Here's what mine looked like...First pic: RTA11 Reference Monitor System (Model 11), Next the Monitor 11 next to a Monitor 10, finally the RTA 11T. All mine at one point in time. Looking back I think the Monitor / Model / RTA 11 was the best of that bunch.

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    YA YA YA !!! THATS DEM!!:D MAN I WAS TRIPIN FOR A WHILE.:o THE ONES ON THE LEFT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbobusa65
    YA YA YA !!! THATS DEM!!:D MAN I WAS TRIPIN FOR A WHILE.:o THE ONES ON THE LEFT.
    Very turbo FAN-TAS-TIC vintage Polk speakers IMHO. Hang on to 'em they're pretty rare.
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    Monitor 11's...kinda of a rare Polk. I have the monitor 10's. Your monitor 11 will ROCK!!

    BTW - I'm afraid to ask but what happened to the original PR's?

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    In the brosure that came withspeakers,it says they are R.T.A.11 (REAL TIME ARRAY) no where does it say monitor. it says that the 11,s are the little brother's to the R.T.A.12B's the r.t.a line, not the monitor line. am i confused?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertyc
    Monitor 11's...kinda of a rare Polk. I have the monitor 10's. Your monitor 11 will ROCK!!

    BTW - I'm afraid to ask but what happened to the original PR's?
    He 86ed'um!

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    OK!I see the 12b's "are" part of the monitor line. now I feelstupid! cool!!

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    I have the manual somewhere. Aha! Here we go: Says it all on the cover, no?
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    So I guess monitor 11's are a good thing?

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    Yes! Halo, on the cover!

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbobusa65
    So I guess monitor 11's are a good thing?
    YESSS!!!
    Better to have and not need than to need and not have!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo
    YESSS!!!
    I have a really clean 2275 marantz, ya think it will be alright with these polk's.Will they be compatiable?
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    I never tried to run them off a receiver. I was using Rotel seperates at the time and they were a perfect match.

    Cheers!
    Better to have and not need than to need and not have!

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    Just to back up the guys, those are, without a doubt Monitor 11's that you have. My father owns a pair and he likes them very much.
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    i'd like to hear a pair of Monitor 11's some day.. just cuz i guess.

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    Well F1 nut and Danger Boy and anybody from this board. If ya ever end up in south Louisiana. you can come over to my house and check'um out! we,ll treat ya so many ways you,ll have to like one!!:D :D :p

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    Midrange drivers on the inside, mirror imaged pairs. Does that end the debate of whether or not the RTA 11 & 12 are indeed marked left and right for a reason? Or does it not?

    Two Channel Setup:

    Speakers: Wharfedale Opus 2-3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loud & Clear
    Midrange drivers on the inside, mirror imaged pairs. Does that end the debate of whether or not the RTA 11 & 12 are indeed marked left and right for a reason? Or does it not?
    It should!!

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    ...that kept speakers (and their boxes) for 25 years !! I too have a pair of the rare RTA Monitor 11's (in real walnut veneer!!) paired with my RTA Monitor 12B's (also in real walnut) which I upgraded to 12C's by swapping in the silver dome tweeter. Not currently using them as my HT I built didn't suit them (for their size) so picked up some LSI models.

    Been a polk person since 1981 (in the home AND in the car). Have a pair of monitor 4.5's hanging around and have started putting Polk in-wall speakers around the rest of the house.

    Living in Baltimore it's nice to support (what used to be??) a local company! Depsite the availability of Polk's at nationwide chains Soundscape is still my dealer of choice for these fine speakers!

    Rick
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    Rick, welcome the da club... it's fun hanging out in here.. getting your learning on.. and wasting time as well. ha ha ha.

    Polk now had an updated/upgraded tweeter to replace the SL2000 silve coil dome.. it's much smoother sounding. if you ever want to put those RTA12's back into service.. you may want to consider replacing that tweeter.
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    Welcome to Club Polk RShanahan!
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Onkyo TA2600 Tape Deck, Pioneer Elite 47-A DVD, Sony 32" XBR TV, Polk RTA-8T Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, Boston PV-600 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers

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