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