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    Default Opinions - RTA -12B or SDA 2B's ?

    So anybody compared RTA 12B's to SDA -2B ? I assume the SDA-2B were made about 8 or 9 years more recently - Does that make them better ?
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    Hmm... I haven't owned either, but in a comparison between the RTA12C's and SDA 1C's, the 1C's toasted the 12C's on soundstage and bass response. There was not even a comparison. The 12C's are fine speakers, but SDA's are in a league to themselves to my ears.

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    Age alone does not make a speaker better or worse. Having said that, if I had to choose between the two, I'd take the 2B's.
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    The RTA-12(I've had the 'C' model) and SDA 2B are two of the favorite Polks I've owned.

    In my experience, the former has better point source imaging and depth, the latter a wider sound stage and tighter bass response. The 2Bs will require a common ground amplifier or ground strapped monoblocks, if that's a consideration.

    Neither speaker will disappoint you.
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    Thanks for all the replies... Sounds like I need to get them side by side...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMDPicker View Post
    The RTA-12(I've had the 'C' model) and SDA 2B are two of the favorite Polks I've owned.

    In my experience, the former has better point source imaging and depth, the latter a wider sound stage and tighter bass response. The 2Bs will require a common ground amplifier or ground strapped monoblocks, if that's a consideration.

    Neither speaker will disappoint you.
    I believe this is the most accurate description of the two loudspeakers.

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