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    And your rings will be there soon as well for them.

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    Thanks for the help Ricardo.I plan to use your mods as a template and begin with the crossover upgrade this winter.I have an old friend that is a master at this sort of thing and he'll work for food!
    I will go with the 198's as well.Regarding the PR's, the front is a SW100 but i am not sure what the back is.Can you tell me please?
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    brgman,

    These are not my mods. I just followed Brian's (Decato) recommendations back on post #15 in this thread. I did not make any changes to the PR's (And I really don't know their part numbers).
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    Sorry for the confusion on my part.Thanks for the great mod info Decato.Ricardo not as much...;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Brian, once again thanks for sharing the outcome of your modifications. The speakers sound incredibly good. If someone offered me $3,000 I would not sell them!
    That's great! I'm glad you are pleased with them.

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    Bought the RTA11T's, heavily di$counted as one tweeter had been "replaced" by the previous owner. Please advise if the replacement tweeters and mods described in earlier posting is correct for RTA11T's as well? Can provide serial numbers if this would clarify.

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    Norman, RTA11T had the SL2000 tweeter (silver colored dome that looks like --O--, part number should be on back). Good pictures HERE. The correct replacement for it is the RD0194, available from Polk. Call 800 number and mention your membership in Club Polk for discount and free shipping to pacific NW.

    It's worth checking that you don't have the RTA11TL (in spite of what it says on the back of the speaker--is nearly identical but for tweeter and crossover). Those have the SL3000 as their tweeter, which has variable coloring: the dome could be silvery, or 'gunmetal', or gold/bronze. The SL3000 has no wires visible from the front. Should you have the SL3000, the replacement tweeter is the RD0198.

    If you need additional help/have other questions, feel free to start a new thread--You'll get more views that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STORMINORMAN View Post
    Please advise if the replacement tweeters and mods described in earlier posting is correct for RTA11T's as well?
    My crossover mod is not for the RTA 11T nor the RTA 11TL. I never owned a pair of them and have no way of verifying the sound quality. I imagine the mod will not sound correct, given that that 11s use different drivers.

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    Wow! I'm so glad I posted before I started buying parts for crossover mods! Thanks for that clarification, decato, and the part numbers, agfrost!

    My two model/serial numbers are RTA 11T 30848 (replaced with an infinity tweeter) and RTA11T 33050: the original tweeter has visable wires and is silver colored (clear, really) and says "Silver Coil Dome" on the black plastic surround.

    It initially appears I would need a RD0194 Polk replacement for the SL2000? Are there any other mods I should be considering for these RTA 11T's? Will the serial number confirml the actual original tweeter? I would think that since it is a lower number for the speaker with the infinity tweeter (30848 vs. 33050) that wouldn't be an 11TL vs. 11T?

    It's not like these were ever sold/shipped in matched pairs, was it?

    Really do appreciate the help and information!

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    Default Hi everyone,

    I have decided to try and source 2 x RD0198-1 tweeters for my rta-15tl speakers. I will then proceed with the xover mod listed here.

    Could someone point me in the right direction in terms of where do I buy these tweeters from and how to order?

    I do not live in the USA by the way.

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    Direct from Polk, 800 number on top right.

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    Default have just tried that, they will get back to me with a quote

    I have a pair of the black rta's and looking to sand the black colour off, as I assume there is some veneer underneath, then once I get the natural wood colour, to use danish oil to finish off. At the same time, I will be rebuilding the xover and installing hopefully the new tweeters.
    Any other tips? leave standard wiring in or what?
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    Sorry to burst your bubble, but It is a veneer, so you will not be able to 'sand the black off'. The cabinets are MDF underneath. You 'might' (used very loosely) be able to strip it, and bleach it, and then stain it, but I seriously doubt even that wold produce a desirable result. More than likely all that would likely produce some wrinkling or delaminating of the Veneer.

    If you are looking for a natural wood finish, you are going to be better off re-veneering them with a wood veneer you like, and then stain and finish them, OR get a pair in a natural wood finish.

    As far as ordering the RDO's remember to tel them you are a member of CP. THey reward you with a discounted price :) yeah
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcoc321 View Post
    Sorry to burst your bubble, but It is a veneer, so you will not be able to 'sand the black off'. The cabinets are MDF underneath. You 'might' (used very loosely) be able to strip it, and bleach it, and then stain it, but I seriously doubt even that wold produce a desirable result. More than likely all that would likely produce some wrinkling or delaminating of the Veneer.

    If you are looking for a natural wood finish, you are going to be better off re-veneering them with a wood veneer you like, and then stain and finish them, OR get a pair in a natural wood finish.

    As far as ordering the RDO's remember to tel them you are a member of CP. THey reward you with a discounted price :) yeah
    Thats fantastic tips, thanks kindly for letting me know before I started the process of sanding! in this case I will just sort out the spikes, and terminals, and await the new tweeters, once they arrive I will get onto the xover. and maybe at some stage I will re-veneer them. Once again thanks:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcoc321 View Post
    Sorry to burst your bubble, but It is a veneer, so you will not be able to 'sand the black off'. The cabinets are MDF underneath. You 'might' (used very loosely) be able to strip it, and bleach it, and then stain it, but I seriously doubt even that wold produce a desirable result. More than likely all that would likely produce some wrinkling or delaminating of the Veneer.

    If you are looking for a natural wood finish, you are going to be better off re-veneering them with a wood veneer you like, and then stain and finish them, OR get a pair in a natural wood finish.

    As far as ordering the RDO's remember to tel them you are a member of CP. THey reward you with a discounted price :) yeah
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    Hi, What did you mean by rewire the tweeter out of phase?

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    to use danish oil to finish off.
    That's not a finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    That's not a finish.
    Since you are clever enough to make statements like that, please explain your self, with your expertise in carpentry and I will be happy to accept your statement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rx7rotary View Post
    Hi, What did you mean by rewire the tweeter out of phase?
    Reverse the wires going to the tweeter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rx7rotary View Post
    Since you are clever enough to make statements like that, please explain your self, with your expertise in carpentry and I will be happy to accept your statement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by decato View Post
    Reverse the wires going to the tweeter.
    Thanks muchly Decato for your response. Kind Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOOLFORLIFEFAN View Post
    LMAO!!!! Jesse knows more about wood then a pornstar!!! I suggest you take any tips he gives you...
    And same here, worked with wood for a very very long time... absolutelly happy to take tips that are backed up with a fact, however when people comment something without backing it up , that aint a tip and it shows how much they dont know about something.

    If he comes back with a comment why is my intention of using danish oil no good, I will take the tip and possibly learn something from it.

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    All I am saying is there is no tip in his statement? Or point me in the right direction if there was???

    Quote Originally Posted by TOOLFORLIFEFAN View Post
    LMAO!!!! Jesse knows more about wood then a pornstar!!! I suggest you take any tips he gives you...

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    I guess that was the end of the tip....

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    By the way, you're doing a great job Mr. Mazda.

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    Oil, like wax, offers very little to no protection from water vapor. Since one of the more important aspects of a finish is to keep water vapors out of the wood, I don't consider them to be a finish. They also perform very poorly in regards to durability because they do not cure hard.

    Use a grain filler to fill the pores, then apply a dye stain, top coat with lacquer and rub out. It will make the wood grain pop like nothing else while providing more than adequate protection and durability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Oil, like wax, offers very little to no protection from water vapor. Since one of the more important aspects of a finish is to keep water vapors out of the wood, I don't consider them to be a finish. They also perform very poorly in regards to durability because they do not cure hard.

    Use a grain filler to fill the pores, then apply a dye stain, top coat with lacquer and rub out. It will make the wood grain pop like nothing else while providing more than adequate protection and durability.
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    Hi f1Nut, thanks for this... it is actually a very correct way too. I was going to use lacquer possibly at the end, but would not like the glossy finish, have you got any other ideas, so that the finish doesnt become glossy looking. Best Regards.
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    Satin wipe on poly.
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