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    Default SRT Rehab

    I am preparing to do a "refurbish" of my SRT system.

    If you remeber the Kansas police did a number on them while I had by brother in law driving them to Tulsa from Truckee. Long story short I already replace all of the grills with NOS pieces but i never refinished them.

    Are there any modifications to be done to the crossovers / wiring? I know these are common mods with the older SDA's but i havent read much about the SRT line.

    I was going to do a piano black but I changed my mind, i will restain them in ebony, some minor veneer repairs then finish them with a high gloss clear wet sanded and polished. I will also be replacing the feet between the cabinets to something a lot lower profile, any thoughts on the reduction in air space between the sub cabinets and SDA cabinets causing a resonance issue?

    Still debating on the finish for the plastic bases of the subs, any pics of modded SRTs?

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    You must post some pics of the project as it unfolds.

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    What was the end result from the police fiasco?
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    I'll post pics.

    Outcome with police... i really wanted to go after them but i was going to spend more money and time than it was worth.

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    Should have looked into legal aid. They usually provide free consol, and can help find a lawyer that will take your case with little to no cost.
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    An attorney was not the issue, the retail cost to refinish the speakers was about 1500.

    So you have to sue a podunk out of state police department, relatively low actual damages, and you have to show there was not a reason for the vehicle and the contents to be searched. It just was not worth the time, besides now I have to make them look like the should have from the begining.

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    What was the reason for the stop, I don't remember off hand. Did they find any thing illegal? Did they have a legitimate reason to stop him. It seems to me if they did not have a real reason to stop him, and did not find anything I would think they did not have due cause. I'm not an officer or an attorney so I would not know for sure, but I think Wingnut would know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiPerf360 View Post

    Are there any modifications to be done to the crossovers / wiring? I know these are common mods with the older SDA's but i havent read much about the SRT line.

    I'd sell them if I were you and buy something else because I don't think they will ever sound great. There's got to be a reason they only made them for two years, if they were awesome then they should had made them for at least as long as they made SDA's

    Those Main drivers are immpossible to find, I'd unsrew each one and sell them for $200 each because there's people out there that have the money and would spend it to buy spares for their's
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    Quote Originally Posted by dudeinaroom View Post
    What was the reason for the stop, I don't remember off hand. Did they find any thing illegal? Did they have a legitimate reason to stop him. It seems to me if they did not have a real reason to stop him, and did not find anything I would think they did not have due cause. I'm not an officer or an attorney so I would not know for sure, but I think Wingnut would know.
    Oh come on... Anyone knows, if you get stopped they will find a reason to make it legit. Legal, No, but does it happen, almost always. My advice, make sure your lights works and drive the speed limit. These are the top2 reasons people get stopped.
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    Don't have to let them search your car until they get a warrant. That's why they say, "Do you mind if we take a look in your trunk?"
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    Hope you get them back to spec and cosmetically appealing. Not to derail, but maybe the "Sarge" will read this and offer some advice regarding speaker search.Happened to some SDA's I bought in Louisana,,alledgedly pulled over for speeding @ 2 am,, dog acted like it smelled something(bull****), they got as far as removing the binding post terminal,looking around with a flashlight, before they stopped(driver flashed the "Mason sign" and one of the officers reconized it and stopped the proceeding. Thank you Jesus. Speakers arrived safe and sound. As an earlier poster stated,, make sure the vehicle is "tip top" and OBEY the speed laws,,especially if you are out of state.
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    The reason people despise cops are for the reason mentioned above and who can blame them!! I know plenty of them and see what goes on first hand and it is pathetic.

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    I have a friend who was railroaded into a DUI (and wasn't drunk) and he can't do anything about it without risking jailtime if he fights and loses and spends a bunch of $ on a civil case. The police in car video shows it all too. Can't say more than that, but this particular town is known for the same type of b.s. all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    I'd sell them if I were you and buy something else because I don't think they will ever sound great. There's got to be a reason they only made them for two years, if they were awesome then they should had made them for at least as long as they made SDA's

    Those Main drivers are immpossible to find, I'd unsrew each one and sell them for $200 each because there's people out there that have the money and would spend it to buy spares for their's
    Well, Las you heard them at PF '08 and you still feel they weren't great? . I was very impressed with them, perhaps not for the original $10K, but they really, really impressed me. Especially for what they sell for used. A 90's statement piece no question.

    To the OP, yes, yes, yes refurb them and keep them.

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    OP sell them to me

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    I am not going to sell them or part out. They are in fine condition with the exception of some cosmetic issues. Now they will look better than new.

    The vehicle was a brannd new rental mini van from the reno airport. Minor speeding infraction maybee, but I dont know I was not there, dont really care as this happened about three years ago and the past is the past.

    Just looking for info on upgrades if any. If not I will look into doing the upgrades myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    There's got to be a reason they only made them for two years, if they were awesome then they should had made them for at least as long as they made SDA's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    I'd sell them if I were you and buy something else because I don't think they will ever sound great. There's got to be a reason they only made them for two years, if they were awesome then they should had made them for at least as long as they made SDA's

    Those Main drivers are immpossible to find, I'd unsrew each one and sell them for $200 each because there's people out there that have the money and would spend it to buy spares for their's
    Wow...seriously?


    I'd guess that the reason for the short production run would be more related to the $10,000 price tag that came with them.

    I've never heard the SRT's before...but I'd love to sometime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    I'd sell them if I were you and buy something else because I don't think they will ever sound great. There's got to be a reason they only made them for two years, if they were awesome then they should had made them for at least as long as they made SDA's

    Those Main drivers are immpossible to find, I'd unsrew each one and sell them for $200 each because there's people out there that have the money and would spend it to buy spares for their's
    Wow, that's one of the more ignorant posts I've read in awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    I'd sell them if I were you and buy something else because I don't think they will ever sound great. There's got to be a reason they only made them for two years, if they were awesome then they should had made them for at least as long as they made SDA's

    Those Main drivers are immpossible to find, I'd unsrew each one and sell them for $200 each because there's people out there that have the money and would spend it to buy spares for their's
    Wow!

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    I'd say to keep them too, simply for their apparent rarity, but pix would be helpful to see how they are. I also agree with the cost theory, not many had the coin to buy them when new, probably limited their production run?

    I think they sounded amazing myself, but perhaps Sal figures they'd be worth more to the OP if he parted them out, giving him the opp to buy something to replace them? Although I'd like to hear from him as to why he feels that way,
    I'm leaning towards giving him the right to his opinion.

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    Keep them for sure! I have heard two sets of these and they sound fabulous! The SRT's have external crossovers in the control module. I have not heard of any tweaks to these. Where's our resident SRT expert? Hey Ed, where are you?:D

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    One xover is the same as the next xover in an SDA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiPerf360 View Post
    I am preparing to do a "refurbish" of my SRT system.


    Are there any modifications to be done to the crossovers / wiring? I know these are common mods with the older SDA's but i havent read much about the SRT line.
    I think personally the biggest upgrade you can possibly do is to remove the plate amps in the subs, and run them with external amplification. I thought the bass was reasonable with the plate amps till i heard them run with a power amp. Thinking back they sounded muddy, and lacked definition.

    Do post pics of the refurb, i should've done progress photo's of mine when i did them.
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    The control module only does the SDA portion, how about the high/low portion for the tweeter / full range drivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    Well, Las you heard them at PF '08 and you still feel they weren't great? . I was very impressed with them, perhaps not for the original $10K, but they really, really impressed me. Especially for what they sell for used. A 90's statement piece no question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Wow!

    Sal, I think your diet is affecting your thinking because your posts have been pretty bizarre of late.

    Maybe it is the diet. Haven't I always been up front and right to the point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    I was in that room with a senior polkie and we both couldn't believe how crappy they sounded

    Whatever dude, if you want to piss on someones speakers go piss on yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiPerf360 View Post
    Whatever dude, if you want to piss on someones speakers go piss on yours.

    Hey man I'm just being honest, You can spend all the money you want on those SRT's and they will never sound as good as a pair of 1.2TL's

    Just don't ever listen to any big SRS's because then you'll be saying in the back of your mind, Damn that Lasareath dude was correct!!!! URGH!!!!!!

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