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    Default Finally - A Pair of SDA 1.2's

    It's hard to find the vintage Polk stuff here in the Boise area, but I'm happy to say I've just bought a pair of 1.2's from the original owner and didn't have to head out of town to get them. Cosmetically they are close to perfect with the exception of what looks like about a 4 inch by 2 inch crayon mark on the cloth on the side of one of them. Everything original including spikes, interconnect, wall braces, and manual (no boxes). Package deal with a Nakamichi PA-5 II amp, ADCOM GTP-500 tuner/pre-amp, Nakamichi BX-100 cassette deck, Dual CS 505-2 turntable, Yamaha CDC 555 disc changer, Sennheiser cordless headphones, and ADCOM GFS-3 speaker selector. And the best part? $1000 for all of it. Sure hope it all works :D
    Home Theater - Talon Raven 2002 (Fronts), Talon Cinema Hawk Ctr, Talon Falcon (Surrounds), Shopping around for a Subwoofer
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    That's a great deal. Congrats!!!!!!!

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    Smookin' deal

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    Super! And it doesn't even matter if it all works because you probably have a value of 3 to 4 times what you paid :)

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    Got the speakers, pre-amp and amp hooked up this morning and everything's working great. After spending countless dollars on newer equipment, I have to say my ears have never been more satisfied than with this 20 year old equipment. Funny how that works.
    Home Theater - Talon Raven 2002 (Fronts), Talon Cinema Hawk Ctr, Talon Falcon (Surrounds), Shopping around for a Subwoofer
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    HTPC - Lian Li case, Intel 3770K i7, Samsung 250gb SSD, Drobo FS, Panasonic TPC60ST50

    Stereo - NAD T775, Polk 2.3, Denon DVD2900

    "Spares" - Polk Monitor 10, Polk Monitor 7A

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    Congratulations,, of course you must realize that you are on a slippery slope,,once the SDA bug bites you, there is always tweeter upgrades,, caps and resistors,, source,, pre,, amp,,, cables,, power cords,,and thats just solid state,, we have not got into tubes yet.;) Seriously though, have fun and enjoy.
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)

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    Has your wife approved those hulking tower 1.2s ? They'd be a definite no-go with my wife, fortunately I don't have a room large enough to utilize them anyway. And she thinks that SRS2s are BIG ! Enjoy em !!!:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huh What? View Post
    Got the speakers, pre-amp and amp hooked up this morning and everything's working great. After spending countless dollars on newer equipment, I have to say my ears have never been more satisfied than with this 20 year old equipment. Funny how that works.
    That Nak PA5II is an excellent, excellent amp. That particular Adcom pre amp isn't doing you nay favors however.

    Nice snag......do some more experimenting with the Nak; it's a Nelson Pass STASIS circuit and is quite nice to listen to.
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30; Eastern Electric Mini Max; Adcom GDA600; MIT S3/Z Pc; SDA 1C; Squeezebox; Tubes add soul!

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    Thanks for the tips. No wife = no worries about what I spend money on. If she were still around I'd just remind her that size matters. I'm not familiar with the GTP-500 pre-amp. Some years ago I had the first model of the PA-5 with an NAD 1155 pre-amp, which I ran with a pair of 2.3TL's and really liked. I may do some snooping for one of those and am open to suggestions. Anyone ever try running something like a VTL 2.5 with the SDA's and similar amplification?
    Home Theater - Talon Raven 2002 (Fronts), Talon Cinema Hawk Ctr, Talon Falcon (Surrounds), Shopping around for a Subwoofer
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    Congrats...Sweet system:D
    Linn AV5140 fronts
    Linn AV5120 Center
    Linn AV5140 Rears
    M&K MX-70 Sub for Music
    Odyssey Mono-Blocs
    SVS Ultra-13 Gloss Black:D

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    Got any pictures?

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    Welcome and congratulations on a great purchase
    Get a tube pre-amp asap
    Don't ever underestimate the importance of good quality IC's and speaker cables

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    They just dont make them like they used to do they.

    Well done mate. Good pick up.
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    A couple of pics.
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    Home Theater - Talon Raven 2002 (Fronts), Talon Cinema Hawk Ctr, Talon Falcon (Surrounds), Shopping around for a Subwoofer
    Pre/Pro - Sim Audio Attraction 7.1
    Amp - Sim Audio Moon Titan 5 channel
    Blu-Ray - Oppo BDP-103
    DAC - Audio Research DAC 7
    HTPC - Lian Li case, Intel 3770K i7, Samsung 250gb SSD, Drobo FS, Panasonic TPC60ST50

    Stereo - NAD T775, Polk 2.3, Denon DVD2900

    "Spares" - Polk Monitor 10, Polk Monitor 7A

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    Make sure that cabinet isn't sticking out between the speakers. It will screw up the dimensional array. Looking sweet!!!
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    Those are even the TL's right? hellova deal!

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    Great deal on those SDA's and all the other stuff too. man you scored nicely there.

    when can I come over and listen to them? :p

    JK.

    seriously.. WTG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zarrdoss View Post
    Those are even the TL's right? hellova deal!

    Congrats on an AWESOME Deal!!!!


    Yes, with the Brace Brass and the SL3000 tweeters those are 1.2TL's
    Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    With new Exotic wood, Sonicaps, Mills & RDO198's - Born on 4-24-1989 and Signed by Matthew Polk!!!!


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    lucky b*&tard! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huh What? View Post
    A couple of pics.

    Nice!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Just pulled one of the tweeters to confirm. It is the SL3000, manufactured Feb 1989.
    Home Theater - Talon Raven 2002 (Fronts), Talon Cinema Hawk Ctr, Talon Falcon (Surrounds), Shopping around for a Subwoofer
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    Blu-Ray - Oppo BDP-103
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    HTPC - Lian Li case, Intel 3770K i7, Samsung 250gb SSD, Drobo FS, Panasonic TPC60ST50

    Stereo - NAD T775, Polk 2.3, Denon DVD2900

    "Spares" - Polk Monitor 10, Polk Monitor 7A

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    Congrats A dream come true. Sweet looking speakers. TL it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huh What? View Post
    Just pulled one of the tweeters to confirm. It is the SL3000, manufactured Feb 1989.

    Time to list those on ebay and buy (8) RD0198-1's
    Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    With new Exotic wood, Sonicaps, Mills & RDO198's - Born on 4-24-1989 and Signed by Matthew Polk!!!!


    My Polk SDA SRS 1.2TL's http://www.LASAREATH.com/


    It All Started here: http://tinyurl.com/lasareath2

    Part Deux: http://tinyurl.com/lasareath3

    Car Stereo---->http://www.salsleaf.com/leaf_stereo/index.htm<---- NEW for 2013

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    Congrats on a great deal and on the great condition of them!

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    Thanks for the tip on going tube. I bought a used VTL 5.5 with phono stage and I'm in SDA heaven.
    Home Theater - Talon Raven 2002 (Fronts), Talon Cinema Hawk Ctr, Talon Falcon (Surrounds), Shopping around for a Subwoofer
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    Blu-Ray - Oppo BDP-103
    DAC - Audio Research DAC 7
    HTPC - Lian Li case, Intel 3770K i7, Samsung 250gb SSD, Drobo FS, Panasonic TPC60ST50

    Stereo - NAD T775, Polk 2.3, Denon DVD2900

    "Spares" - Polk Monitor 10, Polk Monitor 7A

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    Great pickup. Hope you had help bringing those bad boys in your house. I was lucky, I didn't have any steps. Just a thought, you may want to look at Luxman gear. It sounds sweet with these speakers. Check out Luxman R-117 recievers or M-117 amps. You got a sweet package deal.
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    Yamaha RX-V2500 System, Sunfire grand 5 channel, Carver A753 3 channel amp.

    Polk HT system 2: ,Polk CS1000 center, Polk cs400rear center, Polk RT800 mains stacked with RT55's, Polk F/X 1000 rears running on a Yamaha RX-V2200

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecomet View Post
    Great pickup. Hope you had help bringing those bad boys in your house. I was lucky, I didn't have any steps. Just a thought, you may want to look at Luxman gear. It sounds sweet with these speakers. Check out Luxman R-117 recievers or M-117 amps. You got a sweet package deal.
    The Nak PA5II is more than capable of running those SDA's and I'd take that everyday and Sunday over the Luxman gear...............the Luxman gear is certainly nice. I sold Luxman side by side with the Nak gear and IMO the Nak is the better piece, especially for SDA's as I sold those too at the the same time.

    Either way ENJOY!
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    There sure are some smokin' deals to be had as of late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpowell View Post
    There sure are some smokin' deals to be had as of late.

    People are laid off and need to pay their mortgages!
    Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    With new Exotic wood, Sonicaps, Mills & RDO198's - Born on 4-24-1989 and Signed by Matthew Polk!!!!


    My Polk SDA SRS 1.2TL's http://www.LASAREATH.com/


    It All Started here: http://tinyurl.com/lasareath2

    Part Deux: http://tinyurl.com/lasareath3

    Car Stereo---->http://www.salsleaf.com/leaf_stereo/index.htm<---- NEW for 2013

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    Why don't deals like this fall into my lap? Not that I did badly on my 1C's, but man I dream of having 1.2's some day...
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.

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