Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 37
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    12

    Default Picked up some SDA 1A's

    just got these SDA 1A's off CL. price was right. Cabinets are in bad shape not sure if i can salvage them yet. the veneer is to damaged to repair. the passive radiators and IC are mia. the good part is all drivers work. one tweeter has a small tear in the dome and not one mark on any of the other drivers. I find that a little odd considering how bad a shape the cabinets are in. So, after a kwik hook up and a jerry riged IC cable. they dont sound bad and the sda affect even works. i think with a little love these speakers will continue to live on. Any one have some extra passive radiators? Click image for larger version

Name:	2013-03-23_20-09-41_634.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	504.2 KB
ID:	83174Click image for larger version

Name:	2013-03-23_20-09-51_844.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	454.3 KB
ID:	83175Click image for larger version

Name:	2013-03-23_18-48-38_668.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	513.7 KB
ID:	83176

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (14)

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    4,302

    Default

    Looks like you've got a big project on your hands.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (8)

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    At a comfortable distance.... gaining perspective
    Posts
    5,703

    Default

    I think a more direct route would be to part those out and apply the proceeds to a pair that aren't quite so far gone. Doro's got a stash of PRs,BTW.

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    12

    Default

    Now where would be the fun in that gdb. its just some cabinetry work and a pair of passives.

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (16)

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    In A Van Down By The River
    Posts
    21,236

    Default

    The passives are no longer made and harder than hell to find!

    H9
    "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!

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (4)

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Salem, Oregon (Polk county!)
    Posts
    4,340

    Default

    If I remember correctly, someone was selling some 12" passives in the FM a few days back, but I don't remember for what speakers. FYI, not all the same speakers use the same 12" passives.
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    The Seasonally Frozen Wastelands
    Posts
    1,178

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    If I remember correctly, someone was selling some 12" passives in the FM a few days back, but I don't remember for what speakers. FYI, not all the same speakers use the same 12" passives.
    Aside from the mass-loading and perhaps the mounting-screw pattern, what would be the differences?

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (4)

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Salem, Oregon (Polk county!)
    Posts
    4,340

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Schurkey View Post
    Aside from the mass-loading and perhaps the mounting-screw pattern, what would be the differences?
    You are of course correct, but I am just stating this to let the OP know that not all the same 12" PR's were used in all SDA's (for his reference). I don't think you could hear a difference, but have never listened to see if you can myself.
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (13)

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Mars Hotel
    Posts
    31,244

    Default

    The PR part number is SW120. It was used in 4 other SDA models, but they are still hard to come by.

    Not trying to rain on your parade, but those are one of the lest desirable SDA models and yours are in really bad condition. IMO, you'd be better off cutting your losses, part them out and look for a better pair.
    'Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (13)

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Mars Hotel
    Posts
    31,244

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Schurkey View Post
    Aside from the mass-loading and perhaps the mounting-screw pattern, what would be the differences?
    The screw patterns on the 12's are all the same, but the tuning is different and that matters.
    'Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (4)

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Salem, Oregon (Polk county!)
    Posts
    4,340

    Default

    Thanks Jesse for clearing that up. How big of a tuning difference is there between the flat faced 12" PR's?
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (13)

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Mars Hotel
    Posts
    31,244

    Default

    Big enough that Polk felt the need to make different ones.
    'Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    12

    Default

    thanks for all the input. call me crazy but i have no looses with these i paid $35 for them. these being "least desirable", i do not put much weight in that, i'm guessing that is because people are not useing the proper equipment to drive them. I have heard this model before and like them. so at this point all these need are pr's and alittle cabinetry work.

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (14)

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    4,302

    Default

    If the cabinets are rough when you peel the vinyl, you can do some spot repairs with bondo, I did that with my 4.1TL's.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (8)

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    At a comfortable distance.... gaining perspective
    Posts
    5,703

    Default

    My 1As have real , honest to God, walnut veneer on them !

  16. #16

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Feeding Hills, MA
    Posts
    2,297

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gdb View Post
    My 1As have real , honest to God, walnut veneer on them !
    What's left of it. You could always re-veneer them, and keep an eye on eBay for the PRs, they do pop up every now and then.
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...ished...Almost
    Center: Custom http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...hannel-Project
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...rround-Project
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, H-Nuts, BH5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-350, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer


    www.dhsspeakerservice.com

  17. #17

    Member Sales Rating: (8)

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    At a comfortable distance.... gaining perspective
    Posts
    5,703

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by westmassguy View Post
    What's left of it. You could always re-veneer them, and keep an eye on eBay for the PRs, they do pop up every now and then.
    Whatchu talkin' ;bout, Willis ? Mine are near perfect. (one minor ring stain)

  18. #18

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    1,746

    Default

    heck for the 35 $ for now it might not match but you can sometimes find jbl passives that might get you by. For the money you paid, why not just through in whatever you can find and that will fit for now.

  19. #19

    Member Sales Rating: (13)

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Mars Hotel
    Posts
    31,244

    Default

    these being "least desirable", i do not put much weight in that, i'm guessing that is because people are not useing the proper equipment to drive them.
    Nope, that's not it. It's the design with the SDA tweeter, which creates a phasey effect. A lot of folks disconnect it. In addition, the SL1000 is arguably the worst of the SDA tweeters.
    'Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

  20. #20

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Feeding Hills, MA
    Posts
    2,297

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gdb View Post
    Whatchu talkin' ;bout, Willis ? Mine are near perfect. (one minor ring stain)
    LOL, that's one hell of a ring then
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...ished...Almost
    Center: Custom http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...hannel-Project
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...rround-Project
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, H-Nuts, BH5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-350, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer


    www.dhsspeakerservice.com

  21. #21

    Member Sales Rating: (8)

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    At a comfortable distance.... gaining perspective
    Posts
    5,703

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by westmassguy View Post
    LOL, that's one hell of a ring then

    Uhhhh, I think you've got me mixed up with the OP, chief. If the ones pictured were mine......I'd screw em to my window sills, fill em w/dirt and plant flowers in the holes. And....in a former life, I've "hand hammered" several acres worth of veneers and hot pot, rabbit hide glue !
    Last edited by gdb; 03-24-2013 at 08:05 PM.

  22. #22

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Feeding Hills, MA
    Posts
    2,297

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gdb View Post
    Uhhhh, I think you've got me mixed up with the OP, chief. If the ones pictured were mine......I'd screw em to my window sills, fill em w/dirt and plant flowers in the holes.
    You're right, senior moment, sorry.
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...ished...Almost
    Center: Custom http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...hannel-Project
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...rround-Project
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, H-Nuts, BH5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-350, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer


    www.dhsspeakerservice.com

  23. #23

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    12

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Nope, that's not it. It's the design with the SDA tweeter, which creates a phasey effect. A lot of folks disconnect it. In addition, the SL1000 is arguably the worst of the SDA tweeters.
    I guess my ears r not so go then. I have hf1000(peerless) sl1000, sl2000 and sl2500. IMO sl2500 is low man on the poll.

  24. #24

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    12

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by erniejade View Post
    heck for the 35 $ for now it might not match but you can sometimes find jbl passives that might get you by. For the money you paid, why not just through in whatever you can find and that will fit for now.
    Not in any rush. Have other speakers to listen to. Thanks.

  25. #25

    Member Sales Rating: (13)

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Mars Hotel
    Posts
    31,244

    Default

    The SL2500 wasn't an SDA tweeter, so if they are in a pair of SDA's, they wouldn't sound right.
    'Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

  26. #26

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    not Mass
    Posts
    197

    Default

    sorry just threw out 4. 2 with foam mat 2 without.Had to move and drivers took priority.
    listen to Alex Jones
    Acer Laptop: the Flash works it works haha!

  27. #27

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    12

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    The SL2500 wasn't an SDA tweeter, so if they are in a pair of SDA's, they wouldn't sound right.
    The hf1000 (peerless) wasn't an SDA tweeter either.

  28. #28

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    12

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Smallies View Post
    sorry just threw out 4. 2 with foam mat 2 without.Had to move and drivers took priority.
    That hurts.

  29. #29

    Member Sales Rating: (13)

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The Mars Hotel
    Posts
    31,244

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by skspider View Post
    The hf1000 (peerless) wasn't an SDA tweeter either.
    You're right, so why are you mentioning tweeters that aren't?
    'Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

  30. #30

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Feeding Hills, MA
    Posts
    2,297

    Default

    skspider, just spotted these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/321096820872...84.m1438.l2649

    Ask the seller if there are any numbers printed or scribbled on the back. Your 1As need an SW120
    The SW120 was used in the SDA-1, 1A, 1B, 1C, and SDA-2
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...ished...Almost
    Center: Custom http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...hannel-Project
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...rround-Project
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, H-Nuts, BH5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-350, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer


    www.dhsspeakerservice.com

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Just picked up a set of....
    By PerfectCreature in forum Car Audio & Electronics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-11-2010, 10:36 AM
  2. Picked up a new tv
    By BrettT1 in forum Electronics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-24-2009, 11:28 PM
  3. Just picked up a new car
    By jimmydep in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-04-2009, 11:20 PM
  4. just picked up a set of now i need help
    By zippty2001 in forum Speakers
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-22-2009, 06:31 PM
  5. Picked up a new hu
    By spwuinmk67 in forum Car Audio & Electronics
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 05-16-2006, 08:53 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts