Back in May I purchased a pair SRS-SDAs from Madmax. At the time he lived in Fredericksburg Maryland (I think). He only wanted $850 for the pair as he stated there was some damage to them and they needed the IC cable. I thought what the heck – I would try to put this together. It turns out that Chuck was moving to Colorado and I live in Montana so this might work out as he said that he would ship them out when he moved the rest of the stuff for his house. Although he did not require it I sent him a check for the full amount so that no matter what he wouldn’t be stuck with these in Colorado without being paid for them.
Well gas went through the roof and I didn’t get down to pick them up until the week before Thanksgiving. I was amazed when I got to Chuck’s house. He had fixed the cloth where it had been coming loose. He took the time to make an IC using connectors (blade-blade) that look like original Polk and used better speaker wire that I use in my system, he had them out of the crates and running to make me feel more secure, and he also threw in an extra pair of mid range drivers. He had also upgraded all 8 of the tweeters before the sale. They now reside in my living room as the fronts in a surround music system and my other pair resides in the rear (they haven’t be upgraded yet) and they sound great and look great too. The grills are almost perfect.
We have a great group of folks on this forum. Chuck was great to deal with and I look forward to dealing with him again – he had a pair of 1.2s in walnut I would love to have. Chuck set a standard for dealing with used audio gear that we all should aspire to.
Thanks again Chuck, Phil