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    Default My SDA 2's Finished Referbishing

    They look a thousand times better.:cool

    Berfore and after pics.
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    You can see the before pic's in this thread.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80674
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    Well those look real damn good, The dark stain looks great! I now know why I have not seen you on here to much lately. What do you think of those 194's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zarrdoss View Post
    Well those look real damn good, The dark stain looks great! I now know why I have not seen you on here to much lately. What do you think of those 194's?

    Thanks Kevin,

    I like them,i can't believe the punch these speakers have, they sound great.
    Im sure they will even sound better after they have some hours on them.
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    yes they will my 198's just keep sounding better and better, and thinking of putting the 194 in the 2.3 when I have the money, did you ever get a connect cable for those or a tweeter gasket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zarrdoss View Post
    yes they will my 198's just keep sounding better and better, and thinking of putting the 194 in the 2.3 when I have the money, did you ever get a connect cable for those or a tweeter gasket?
    I got the interconnect cable from polk when i ordered my RDO194's.
    I still need the gasket.
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    yeah you forgot that one I gave you when you were up, I can send it to you via mail if you pm me your addy

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    in the mail!

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    Very nice looking.
    What did you use to finish them, meaning stain and finish coats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJPOLKER View Post
    Very nice looking.
    What did you use to finish them, meaning stain and finish coats?
    Thanks!

    I first used the ortibal sander with 120 grit paper, Then i hand stroked it with 300 grit paper with the grain.

    Then i took some Rust-Oleum Painters Touch Black Gloos paint, With a soft rag i wiped the black paint into it. I did this twice to get the look i wanted.

    I then took some Polyurethane, and coated it. I put on about 10 coats.
    I wet sanded inbetween coats with 600 grit paper.

    Takes some time to do this but the finish you get is Beautiful.

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    Just pulled out my RT55i's out of the bedroom and set these up. "Much Better" night and day I even pulled out the sub as these do not need it, and the wife likes them as well. I see the 55's going into a garage rig.
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    I think I have the tweeter gaskets from my 1c's you can have. If you need any let me know

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    they look stunning TFL... very nice job!
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    Great Job!! Congrats!!!
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    Those look bad-ass!!

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    Wow stunning!! excellent finish.. Great Job!!

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    Good job Larry! Now sit back and enjoy them. :)

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    Thanks Guys!! I really like them. paid $150 for them, and put about $125 into them. not bad considering it looked like i pulled them out of the garbage. I did pull the top and bottom off to finish them, The staples in them are about 1.500 long with glue. it took some time taking them off.

    It was a fun project as well, now on to the SRS 1.2's. I will be doing a full upgrade on these though when i am done they will be 1.2tl's. With the RDO198's + a full upgrade on the x-overs.

    Again thanks for the nice comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    I think I have the tweeter gaskets from my 1c's you can have. If you need any let me know

    Thanks Leroy, but i think Kevin already sent one out.
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    How thoses sda2 sounds ? Ihave one pair for 70us but is missing the interconnection cable ,itry to ask suport from polk . No answer . Ihave pair of rt8 polk . The sda2 are far superior sound ? Altec lansing with klipsch quartet as center and alter power amp 9440 with mc preamp 26 ,nth ma1 center amp . Mc 1125 ,bk mc 10 preamp with bw 601 . And hafler 500 wit rt8 with velodyne sub . Ilke to know so if dont sell already igo for it pwilson

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOOLFORLIFEFAN View Post
    Thanks Leroy, but i think Kevin already sent one out.
    yep it should be there today or tomorrow

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    Thumbs up Fantastic job

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    they look a thousand times better.:cool

    berfore and after pics.
    congratulations , art work .

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    They look great! Nice job, I really like the darker stain you put on them!

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    That looks very good! Great job on the finish. Must sound great as well!

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    Wanted to let you know that after spending a couple minutes admiring your beautiful "new" speakers yesterday, I walked into the other room and burst out laughing at mine! Thanks a lot dude.

    Very, very nice job!:):):)
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    Beautiful work!

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    Thanks!! they are doing a great job doing bedroom duty. Night and day over the RT55i's.
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