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    Default SDA SRS2's...ok, I see what you mean about them

    I picked them up yesterday afternoon and actually got them unloaded from the back of the Explorer and into the garage. Then, amazingly enough, I got all 135lbs (X2) of them into the house and into my office. Of course, I had to move 100lbs (X2) of SDA 1C's to another room first. (sheesh) I have to say that I agree with everyone about how these would sound versus the 1C's. The bass is bigger, the soundstage larger, the dynamics better, etc. It's amazing what more cabinet volume and a larger passive will do for a speaker! I have them hooked up to my Carver M-1.0t and man, they rock. The drivers move a lot more than the 1C's it seems. I'm supposing that since these are 4-ohm speakers, the amp is producing more power...which it's rated at 350wpc at 4-ohm. Of course, that's just nominal impedance I know.

    Well, there are parts where the 1C's sound better on some things due to that the crossovers were upgraded to Solens caps and Mills resistors. It looks like another re-capping project sometime in the future. But, I'm not in a major hurry yet. I want to "get to know" these speakers in their stock form but it will happen someday soon. I do notice that the left channel has a "raspy" sound to it so I'll have to figure out if that's driver related or crossover related. It's only noticeable once in awhile depending on what's playing. More so on quieter passages of various music. Anyone notice that on theirs before?

    I'll get some pictures of them soon as there is the top section (and bottom lip) that were painted or stained black and I want some opinions of the best way to remove it. I may test it in some inconspicuous area to see if paint thinner (a small amount) will take it off. I don't want to damage them since the cabinets are in great shape. I'm kind of embarrassed to show you guys pictures of them in my office as they are not set up for the best performance. But, this is the room that I do my listening in and so I have to make the best of it till I build a house someday with a "man cave"/basement/2-channel room. The room is rather small for them I'm sure since it's about 12 X 14 but it serves the purpose for now.

    Thanks for all the recommendations to go get these and for all the help given and questions answered. I'm just glad I was the second in line and the first guy didn't call back when he said he would! Soiset, sorry you had to miss out on these. It's not too often that I make the find! It seems like I've moved up in the "ranks" of Polk's slowly but surely since I first joined here. First the $2 a pair (yes, that's right) Monitor 10B's at a garage sale, a pair of SDA 1C's from the original owner with manuals and receipt for $400 and now the SRS2's for the great price of $200! Now where the hell are the 1.2TL's!!! :D
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    look out your filling the house with SDA's
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    Congrats! and enjoy. I will someday have the SRS2's also :-)
    (I am going to make mine)
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    Another satisfied customer, enjoy.
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    That's it, I'm coming over.
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    I figured out that the raspy noise is coming from one of the left channel tweeters so I swapped it out with one from the 1C's. Well, the raspiness is still there soI guess that could mean it's something in the crossover. It's mainly noticeable on quieter stuff so it's tolerable but I do hear it on louder music too. I figured out that it IS the tweeters on the left channel 1C that was making the highs lower on output as the 1C tweeter barely had any output when put in the SRS2. Sheesh. Now I HAVE to get new tweeters! Well, I'll get 4 for one pair for now but not the other. I can always swap them around if I want to rotate them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    That's it, I'm coming over.
    Russ, what part of north Texas are you in again? I'd be embarrassed for you to come over and see/hear my set up! :D It's nothing like a lot of you guys have. I just have a humble set up I guess you could say.
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    I thought you were in Allen, I'm in McKinney.

    Embarrassed? What the hell about? No reason to be embarrassed about good sound my friend. If I'm anything, I'm humble.

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    I'm not real far from you...I'm in Krum which is about 2 miles west of Denton. I wish I could have these SDA's set up in a bigger room to really enjoy the wider soundstage but I limit myself to my office. I guess you'd have to see how the living room is laid out to see what I mean. It's an odd shaped room but it is 23 X 20. Wait, I have a picture that shows part of it. This is a view looking into the living room from the kitchen. Try to overlook the "cow" things sitting there. They weren't picked up yet from my "ex-fiance". :D
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    Congrats on your new babies...the SRS 2's are probably the best buy of the SDA line...in todays market.

    But,I don't know how you sleep at night,as you literally stole these:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by avguytx View Post
    I'll get some pictures of them soon as there is the top section (and bottom lip) that were painted or stained black and I want some opinions of the best way to remove it. I may test it in some inconspicuous area to see if paint thinner (a small amount) will take it off. I don't want to damage them since the cabinets are in great shape.
    CONGRATS KIP!!!

    You got those at a price even lower than I got mine. I paid $305 for mine.

    My bottoms and 1 top were all messed up, cracked and water damaged.

    But I have one good top and it has your name on it if you want it. Just PM me your address and I'll send it on over to you.

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    Sal...you are way to kind! Before we do that, let me see what it's going to take to get this paint (or stain) off of the tops and bottoms. It might be something basic...it might not be. But do know that your offer is most appreciated!

    I see RD0's and new crossovers (again) in my future. This raspy noise will drive me nuts. I'm way too OCD. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by avguytx View Post
    Sal...you are way to kind! Before we do that, let me see what it's going to take to get this paint (or stain) off of the tops and bottoms. It might be something basic...it might not be. But do know that your offer is most appreciated!

    I see RD0's and new crossovers (again) in my future. This raspy noise will drive me nuts. I'm way too OCD. :D
    Ok, Sounds good, just let me know.

    If I still had my crossovers I would have sent them to you. But Ben has them now, Maybe he's not using them?
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    Are they upgraded crossovers or the stock ones? I was looking at the Compendium and there are a couple of BIG caps on the dimensional section of the crossover. One that I can make out on the page is a 130uf cap along with what looks to be either a 55 or 65uf cap. Is it me or are both pins on the IC cable used for these speakers? Or is that the way all of them are? I could've sworn there was only a single black lead going from the connecting pin to the crossover on my 1C's. I'll have to dig a little further into the network and see what it is.
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    Yep. This raspiness on the left speaker is going to drive me nuts. Has anyone ever experienced this with their SDA's when they got them? Any idea what it was? Tweeters? Crossovers? I'm listening to Dire Straits "Brothers in Arms" and on the intro for "Money for Nothing", it stands out like a turd in a punchbowl. Even during the song I can hear it there. Sheesh.

    What do you guys think??? I'm going to swap the left channel tweeters with the right side and see what happens. I'll post my findings.

    Update. It's the tweeters as now it's in the right channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avguytx View Post
    Are they upgraded crossovers or the stock ones?
    Stock.

    Here's pictures of them. Do they look like yours?

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54641

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    Yep...they look just like those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avguytx View Post
    It's the tweeters as now it's in the right channel.

    That's not too bad, just get (4) new RD0194's.

    For now you can take the ones out of your 1C's and see if that fixes them.
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    Ask for new poly switches when you order the RDO's
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    Good idea ben. Could be the one in the left channel wasn't/isn't doing it's job. The tweeters will have to wait till about mid August as I have a lot of stuff going on at my house. Carpet has to be shampooed, painting 2 bedrooms (just got them primed), need a full size bedroom set for one to make it a true guest bedroom, going to see Dream Theater in Austin on the 4th and then I have company coming in the following weekend. Plus, the CEDIA convention is coming up in Denver the first week of September. Sheesh. Gonna be a busy upcoming month.
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    Nice, I'm going to see Dream Theater @ the PNC arts center in NJ on 8-24-07!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben62670 View Post
    Ask for new poly switches when you order the RDO's
    Good suggestion Ben.Actually,anyone with those older Polk big boys should get new Poly switches installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Good suggestion Ben.Actually,anyone with those older Polk big boys should get new Poly switches installed.
    When I redid my crossovers I removed mine. I soldered in a jumper. I've listened to my two Carver TFM-35X's at levels that were so loud that you could not stand in the room for 2 mins without being in pain and nothing clipped.

    I do not listen at that level, it was strictly a test to see what the top end of my amps were.

    So, I don't think I will ever have an issue.

    Lots of people say that the poly adds some coloration to the sound.
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    I do like the idea of not having a poly switch in the signal path, but if there is an amp failure, or some idiot cranks your system do you really want to buy a bunch of new tweeters? That being said I have no tweeter protection on my main speakers yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben62670 View Post
    I do like the idea of not having a poly switch in the signal path, but if there is an amp failure, or some idiot cranks your system do you really want to buy a bunch of new tweeters? That being said I have no tweeter protection on my main speakers yet!
    I have (3) RD0198's , (1) 15" Passive Radiator, (3) MW6511's and (2) MW6503's all stored away just incase.

    I won another 6511 on ebay right now. I'm stocking up on them.

    I'm putting these 1.2tl's in my will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post

    I'm putting these 1.2tl's in my will.

    Sal
    Have I told you how much I love you. How I adore your post hear on Club Polk. How I value SDA's as a treasure. That I would treat them as a princess if they were left to me. That I am throwing up in my mouth as I type this :p :D
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    Roflmao
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    Ben, you're starting to scare me...lol.
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    My therapist says I am doing much better now. Just a little adjustment of the meds...
    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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    That other set of SDA SRS2's that were re-listed on Ebay sold with a BIN price of $600. I don't feel bad paying $200 for mine as it will now leave more money to spend on them for upgrades. :D Especially tweeters....
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