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    Default Are these RTA 11Ts?

    I spotted these on craigslist today, are they RTA 11Ts? I don't I can pass up the price if they're not already gone.

    http://austin.craigslist.org/ele/316526410.html
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    they sure are,,or at least appear to be,, 100.00,if they function,,,go get em',,good luck
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    That's what I thought! A hundred bucks sure seems too good to be true. I'm waiting for a response to my email, if they're not already sold, my wife is going to be pissed.
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    Yes, and Yes $100 if they are functional is a great deal. All parts but the Passive Radiators are still avail from Polk. So if the PR are damaged I'd think twice other wise.................run don't walk :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidk0512 View Post
    That's what I thought! A hundred bucks sure seems too good to be true. I'm waiting for a response to my email, if they're not already sold, my wife is going to be pissed.
    pissed if you don't get them,,,right :)
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    get them
    Please. Please contact me a ben62670 @ yahoo.com. Make sure to include who you are, and you are from Polk so I don't delete your email. Also I am now physically unable to work on any projects. If you need help let these guys know. There are many people who will help if you let them know where you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel View Post
    pissed if you don't get them,,,right :)
    Yeah right! She doesn't think anymore stuff like that needs to come home with me. So far, no response to my email, they may be gone already anyway.
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    Well, I got 'em for a 100 bucks. They sound great, BUUUUT, the guy spray painted the vinyl veneer black, not a terrible job, but just the idea. I decided these will be a good project, I'm going to peel off the vinyl and probably re-do in oak or ash. I had to drive about 40 miles each way to see them and with my Hemi, gas alone cost me about 20 bucks, so what the hell. Functionally, they're fine. If nothing else, they'll work great in the garage. Oh, mama won't see them for a while!
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    Nice snag for $100, hack paint job and all.
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    Congrats
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    Man you did ok. I was looking at these until I saw the part about the price being for EACH SPEAKER.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Polk-Audio-RTA-1...QQcmdZViewItem
    Last edited by Rivrrat; 04-25-2007 at 09:23 PM.

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    Bad day, double post.

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    I got a pair of these for $40 at a yard sale last fall with a bad tweeter and some plant damage on one. Great speakers, very underappreciated in the greater audio community. Not bad bass for such a skinny design.

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    Congrats. A hair dryer (good) or heat gun (better) will help with removing the old vinyl. Partsexpress sells vinyl laminate with a grain similar to the original. For application get the Band-It Edge Trimmer which is a 90degree edge and blade. Partsexpress sells it 260-058 but your local TrueValue hardware store should have it for a few dollars less. Vinyl veneer is difficult to work with so consider real wood veneer which has much better results. Check around for 3M pressure sensitive wood veneer. Woodcraft and some lumber yards sell it or you can order online.

    You have the option of taming the tweeter in this model to either the upgrade RD0194-1 or modify it to use the SL3000/RD0198-1 tweeter.

    Schematic:
    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38755

    Discussion and photos:
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidk0512 View Post
    Well, I got 'em for a 100 bucks. They sound great, BUUUUT, the guy spray painted the vinyl veneer black, not a terrible job, but just the idea. I decided these will be a good project, I'm going to peel off the vinyl and probably re-do in oak or ash. I had to drive about 40 miles each way to see them and with my Hemi, gas alone cost me about 20 bucks, so what the hell. Functionally, they're fine. If nothing else, they'll work great in the garage. Oh, mama won't see them for a while!
    Congrats!!!, A friend of mine just recently sold a pair on eBay for $200.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polk65 View Post
    Congrats. A hair dryer (good) or heat gun (better) will help with removing the old vinyl. Partsexpress sells vinyl laminate with a grain similar to the original. For application get the Band-It Edge Trimmer which is a 90degree edge and blade. Partsexpress sells it 260-058 but your local TrueValue hardware store should have it for a few dollars less. Vinyl veneer is difficult to work with so consider real wood veneer which has much better results. Check around for 3M pressure sensitive wood veneer. Woodcraft and some lumber yards sell it or you can order online.

    You have the option of taming the tweeter in this model to either the upgrade RD0194-1 or modify it to use the SL3000/RD0198-1 tweeter.

    Schematic:
    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38755

    Discussion and photos:
    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7190
    http://webpages.charter.net/btreinen/speaker_tweak.htm
    I was out of town for a few days, many thanks for putting all this information in one place for me and kudos to doro for the time taken with the schematics. I haven't taken any "before" pictures yet but I cleaned (1) of the drivers, they're going to clean-up real nice. I've got to hold off doing anything else until I get pics. Woodcraft does have some really nice veneers to choose from, also, before I start ordering components, I need to decide between the RD0194 or change to the TL version, what would ya'll suggest?
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