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    Default Which SDAs are these ?

    Would these be considered an upgrade over the Monitor 12s ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thsmith View Post
    Would these be considered an upgrade over the Monitor 12s ?

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    Yes with the right amplification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thsmith View Post
    Would these be considered an upgrade over the Monitor 12s ?

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    Pretty sure they are 2Bs, they have the right cabinet. 2Bs are the last and best rev of the SDA2s. I've got a pair and like them a lot. Very wide soundstage, great bass, a little more forward than my 1Cs and the soundstage is not quite as tall. How they compare to the M12s, I couldn't tell ya. During a 2 channel comparison with the 1Cs, I couldn't really decide which I preferred. They are different, but both are great speakers. My son, however, pointed to the 1Cs and said it wasn't even close.

    If the price is right and you really want to get a taste, you won't be disappointed. It might be that what these SDAs add won't be a huge improvement over the 12s...though most would still recommend them first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thsmith View Post
    Would these be considered an upgrade over the Monitor 12s ?

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    Just replied to your other post but say it again in case you missed it.

    I would have spewed if i had of sold my 12's without listening to my 2a's first.

    They sound very different, yes. Better...... ? Not realy just different.

    2b's my be better again. Others here would know better the me.

    I would not buy before try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Temple View Post
    Pretty sure they are 2Bs, they have the right cabinet. 2Bs are the last and best rev of the SDA2s. I've got a pair and like them a lot. Very wide soundstage, great bass, a little more forward than my 1Cs and the soundstage is not quite as tall. How they compare to the M12s, I couldn't tell ya. During a 2 channel comparison with the 1Cs, I couldn't really decide which I preferred. They are different, but both are great speakers. My son, however, pointed to the 1Cs and said it wasn't even close.

    If the price is right and you really want to get a taste, you won't be disappointed. It might be that what these SDAs add won't be a huge improvement over the 12s...though most would still recommend them first.
    Thanks Ron, For $215 they look like a good deal. Since they are on the east coast pickingthem up is a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thsmith View Post
    We need to start a Vintage Polkie rescue network and as people travel duirng the Holidays or vacation drop them off and pick up

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    You've got the room for it. I'd wait for a pair of 1Cs, SRS 2s, 2.3s or 1.2s (TL if possible) to come up locally.

    I'm in the transportation business and ship new audio products everyday. Adequate (in my mind) packing of SDAs is expensive, pallet(s), materials, removing drivers and boxing them and labor cost would run $150 - $250 depending on the model...add another $150 minimum for transportation and fuel and it ain't no bargain anymore.

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    i saw these in person, they look pretty good to me, had a chance to buy them,but i don't have the room for them and my sda 2.3tl's

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    Adding the TL upgrade to the 2Bs can make them a very formidable SDA and one that some people aren't willing to part with. I have the SRS 4.1TL with RDOs and they are fantastic speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Temple View Post
    You've got the room for it. I'd wait for a pair of 1Cs, SRS 2s, 2.3s or 1.2s (TL if possible) to come up locally.

    I'm in the transportation business and ship new audio products everyday. Adequate (in my mind) packing of SDAs is expensive, pallet(s), materials, removing drivers and boxing them and labor cost would run $150 - $250 depending on the model...add another $150 minimum for transportation and fuel and it ain't no bargain anymore.
    Sounds like sage advice;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mewisemagic View Post
    i saw these in person, they look pretty good to me, had a chance to buy them,but i don't have the room for them and my sda 2.3tl's
    The pics the guy sent look great. I never thought to ask if any polkies had or would look at them. The shipping thing just kills it though.

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    I have talked with the seller recently and agreed to give them a good home if no one stepped up to buy before my next visit to Charlotte sometime next week.

    I'm really looking for 2.3TLs or 1.2TLs but could give them a good home for a while. Go get them and save me the spousal abuse.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herfnwolf View Post
    I have talked with the seller recently and agreed to give them a good home if no one stepped up to buy before my next visit to Charlotte sometime next week.

    I'm really looking for 2.3TLs or 1.2TLs but could give them a good home for a while. Go get them and save me the spousal abuse.....

    Dj
    If only the trip was not 1049.68 miles.


    There is a pair of SRSs in Charlotte NC, not what your looking for though.

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    the seller is a good guy. i bought a lot of stuff from him a couple of months ago. he is located in gaffney,s.c.
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    TH,
    I been looking at those but considering the upgrades + $1,500 is a little much. Maybe later... when I get my tax cut.....right ;^)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Temple View Post
    You've got the room for it. I'd wait for a pair of 1Cs, SRS 2s, 2.3s or 1.2s (TL if possible) to come up locally.
    With all due respect to Big Ron...I'd remove the the 1.2(TL) from that list. It's overrated and the other models mentioned are way more fun to play with....and easier to find. The sleeper is the SDA SRS 2 and the best performer is the 2.3TL. YMMV.

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    I think I have the SDA or SRS bug real bad, I am feverish, can't sleep and its all I think about.

    The big SDA mentioned here would be great but the price is well, a lot right now.

    I can afford something like the 2 Bs.

    The question is would the 2 Bs be the medicine I need to put the bug at bay for a while or would I just be delaying the inevitable?

    I recognize that is a subjective question and asking others to tell me what would be right for me, hopefully some of you have gone down this path and can share your experience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    With all due respect to Big Ron...I'd remove the the 1.2(TL) from that list. It's overrated and the other models mentioned are way more fun to play with....and easier to find. The sleeper is the SDA SRS 2 and the best performer is the 2.3TL. YMMV.
    Mark, I actually agree with you on the 1.2s, not that they are overrated. I haven't heard them long enough to make that decision. Just that they are so damn big and heavy you need to put them in a cathedral.

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    thsmith, for most rooms, 2B's should be sufficient. I definitely wouldn't turn them down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Temple View Post
    Mark, I actually agree with you on the 1.2s, not that they are overrated. I haven't heard them long enough to make that decision. Just that they are so damn big and heavy you need to put them in a cathedral.
    :D Yep, they are larger than normal....what do you mean, you don't live in a Church like I do?

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    They are mine now. Thanks shoester5 for the great deal. These speakers were well cared for.
    My first SDA's...now I have to search this forum and find out how to space and place them in my huge room.:)
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    Congrats. You will want the speakers about 6-8 feet apart, not toed in at all, at least 3 feet on either side, and 6-12 from the back wall. You should have your sweet spot about 8-10 feet back. All rooms are different, but those general guidelines are pretty solid.
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    Thanks Ben. He gave me an inter-connect cable he had made. It looks nice.
    Do I really need to buy a new one from Polk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conradicles View Post
    Thanks Ben. He gave me an inter-connect cable he had made. It looks nice.
    Do I really need to buy a new one from Polk?
    If it is solid, and fits well then I wouldn't worry about it for now:)
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    Congrats ! Seller seems like a stand up guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thsmith View Post
    Thanks Ron, For $215 they look like a good deal. Since they are on the east coast pickingthem up is a problem.

    We need to start a Vintage Polkie rescue network and as people travel duirng the Holidays or vacation drop them off and pick up
    I purchased mine for $75.00. They came with the interconnect and a 150 wpc receiver. Talk him down a little
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    He is a stand up guy and a Club Polk member. He still has more gear for sale. I wish a had the cash to get his Carver amp he is selling for $160. Great deal.
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    Should I get them new RD0-194-1 tweeters from Polk? I did notice that these SL2000 tweeters in my SDA 2B's do not sound quite as harsh as the ones in my Monitor 10B's.
    Do any of you know why?
    Do the SL2000 tweeters sound worse with age or being driven hard?
    Maybe just the crossover in the SDA is better?

    Any input would be helpful and most appreciated. Thanks to all.

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    I ordered the RD0194 tweets from Polk. Can't wait to get them installed and broke in. After that, I'm going to try and upgrade the XO's. Then one day...a new amp...

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    That sounds like a good plan. :D

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