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Are bookshelf Polk Monitor Series 2 any good? That's all they say, just monitor series 2. Also the sticker is at the bottom of the enclosure, just under or above the posts. All I have found were the polk audio stickers at the top right. I found a couple of the for $20 for the pair.
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Originally Posted by likemovies View Post

Are bookshelf Polk Monitor Series 2 any good? That's all they say, just monitor series 2. Also the sticker is at the bottom of the enclosure, just under or above the posts. All I have found were the polk audio stickers at the top right. I found a couple of the for $20 for the pair.

Since there's more than one model of series 2 try looking on Polks web site for a photo of the ones you found.
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Originally Posted by likemovies View Post

Are bookshelf Polk Monitor Series 2 any good? That's all they say, just monitor series 2. Also the sticker is at the bottom of the enclosure, just under or above the posts. All I have found were the polk audio stickers at the top right. I found a couple of the for $20 for the pair.

that is where my stikers are too, they probly have silver fronts under the grill. 20 bucks is good for any polk speaker. does it have 1 or 2 woofers?
post #16204 of 34945
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Originally Posted by 3rdHerd View Post

that is where my stikers are too, they probly have silver fronts under the grill. 20 bucks is good for any polk speaker. does it have 1 or 2 woofers?

The grill is on it. It looks like one just based upon the size. They are smaller bookshelf speakers. I've never seen the sticker on the bottom though. Does it matter where the polk emblem sticker it? All I could find were ones that had it in the top right.
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Originally Posted by likemovies View Post

The grill is on it. It looks like one just based upon the size. They are smaller bookshelf speakers. I've never seen the sticker on the bottom though. Does it matter where the polk emblem sticker it? All I could find were ones that had it in the top right.

I take it you're looking at an ad on craigslist or elsewhere? Got a link so we can see?
post #16206 of 34945
Got some new speakers incoming YIPPEEEE

Polk RTA 11TL's, going back old school! They got some massive passive radiators and should be the shiznit for my tube amp...





Got some pretty darned awesome spec's to boot for music: http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?6634-Rta-11tl

Driver Complement
Tweeter: 1 1" Polk SL3000 dome tweeter
Midrange: 2 6 1/2" Polk trilaminate polymer bass-midrange drivers
Subwoofer: 2 8" sub-bass radiators, one high-resonance, one low-resonance
Total Frequency Response: 22Hz - 26kHz
Upper -3dB Limit: 25 kHz
Lower -3dB Limit: 36 Hz
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Efficiency: 90 dB
Recommended Amplifier Power: 30-250 watts per channel
Cabinet Dimensions
Height 38" x Width 10 1/2" x Depth 14 1/2"
post #16207 of 34945
Great score! Those suckers look like they'll get down low. Nice specs. Congrats!
post #16208 of 34945
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Great score! Those suckers look like they'll get down low. Nice specs. Congrats!

Yup they should cover the standard musical frequency range quite well. For HT they might fall short of the LSi's but I am not planning on putting them head to head.

These have a bunch of things I should be able to add to make em better.

The tweeters can be upgraded to better ones, I can upgrade the crossovers, install Larry's Rings, seal the cabinets with caulk to ensure they are airtight, and dynamat the drivers.

And baring the crossovers I should be able to do it all myself, and slowly over time.
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

Yup they should cover the standard musical frequency range quite well. For HT they might fall short of the LSi's but I am not planning on putting them head to head.

These have a bunch of things I should be able to add to make em better.

The tweeters can be upgraded to better ones, I can upgrade the crossovers, install Larry's Rings, seal the cabinets with caulk to ensure they are airtight, and dynamat the drivers.

And baring the crossovers I should be able to do it all myself, and slowly over time.

Should be a fun project for sure. Hope you keep us up to date on how it goes with them. It'll be interesting.
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

Yup they should cover the standard musical frequency range quite well. For HT they might fall short of the LSi's but I am not planning on putting them head to head.

These have a bunch of things I should be able to add to make em better.

The tweeters can be upgraded to better ones, I can upgrade the crossovers, install Larry's Rings, seal the cabinets with caulk to ensure they are airtight, and dynamat the drivers.

And baring the crossovers I should be able to do it all myself, and slowly over time.

score!

+1

I'm a bit jealous, I have been keeping my eye out for vintage Polk speakers within a drive distance for months, with no luck so far.
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Aaah this week is seeming like forever. I'm waiting for my polks to be delivered, as well as an SVS PB1000 + Denon 2113. Should all arrive at the same time.
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And here I thought it was mascara running down his cheeks. biggrin.gif

J/K Pay no attention to me. I'm just a silly old man.

Old enough to know who Kefka is?
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Originally Posted by Ak Gara View Post

Aaah this week is seeming like forever. I'm waiting for my polks to be delivered, as well as an SVS PB1000 + Denon 2113. Should all arrive at the same time.
Old enough to know who Kefka is?

 

Old enough to know how to use Google. You must do a lot of gaming. You have some good stuff coming. Nice choices. smile.gif I have a sub coming too. The waiting ain't easy.

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Old enough to know who Kefka is?

If he doesn't, I do.
post #16214 of 34945
Stan and I, and probably Bowler and a few others, are likely the only ones here who actually remember Ike.
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

Stan and I, and probably Bowler and a few others, are likely the only ones here who actually remember Ike.

 

Yep, sure do. We be some old pharts.

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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

Stan and I, and probably Bowler and a few others, are likely the only ones here who actually remember Ike.

I think everyone knows who Ike Turner is wink.gif

Ohhh you mean Dwight Eisenhower don't ya smile.gif
post #16217 of 34945
Rollin' here guys...
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I have a potentially stupid question for you guys. Is there a problem using a center channel speaker for your front left and right positions? The speaker in question has the same tweeter and the same number and size of mid drivers..
post #16219 of 34945
For a while I used CS1's as rear channels with M60's and later CS2's as rear channels with M70's, but I never tried them up front. Generally center units don't dig very deep, forcing a lot onto the sub. But I suppose it could work.
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

For a while I used CS1's as rear channels with M60's and later CS2's as rear channels with M70's, but I never tried them up front. Generally center units don't dig very deep, forcing a lot onto the sub. But I suppose it could work.

The center channel has the same two 5 1/4" mid drivers that the side channels use and they have the exact same specs listed on polks website. Are the crossovers different or what exactly would it be that wouldn't let them hit the lower frequency like a side specific speaker?
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IIRC the centers typically roll off around 50-60Hz or so, while a similarly equipped tower will go a bit deeper.
I suspect it may be due to the smaller space inside the cabinet.
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

IIRC the centers typically roll off around 50-60Hz or so, while a similarly equipped tower will go a bit deeper.
I suspect it may be due to the smaller space inside the cabinet.

Sorry I should have mentioned, these are in-wall speakers. It's the LCi-RTS C and the LCi-RTS 105 that I'm talking about and for what it's worth I'm going to be running two HSU VTF15's.

Here are the specs for the RTS C:

Tweeter
Quantity 1
Diameter 1" (2.54cm)
Type Ring radiator
Midrange
Quantity 2
Diameter 5 1/4" (13.34cm)
Type Dynamic Balance driver with aerated polypropylene cone
Electrical
Total Frequency Response 50Hz-27kHz
Upper -3dB Limit 26 kHz
Lower -3dB Limit 80 Hz
Nominal Impedance 4 ohms
Efficiency 92 dB
Recommended Amplifier Power 10-250 watts per channel
Inputs Heavy duty spring-loaded posts

And here are the specs for the RTS 105

Tweeter
Quantity 1
Diameter 1" (2.54cm)
Type Ring radiator
Midrange
Quantity 2
Diameter 5 1/4" (13.34cm)
Type Dynamic Balance driver with aerated polypropylene cones
Electrical
Total Frequency Response 50Hz - 27kHz
Upper -3dB Limit 26 kHz
Lower -3dB Limit 80 Hz
Nominal Impedance 4 ohms
Recommended Amplifier Power 10 - 250 watts per channel
Inputs Gold-plated spring-loaded posts
post #16223 of 34945
My speakers may be 10 years old but they still sound good to me.

Polk RTi70 front towers
Polk CSi40 center
Polk RTi38 surrounds
+ 2 smaller Polks in my garage
post #16224 of 34945
Polk "new" monitor series are back on sale at newegg. Still not close to what series ii sales prices were, so gonna wait personally still for bigger discount on 75t, 45b, 25c.
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Phew! Finally in our new house. Still sifting through the debris and attempting to make headway in unpacking and organizing. I'm getting ready to set up the home theater and finally have a truly dedicated room for watching movies and listening to music.

Problem is, I don't have side walls to mount my F/Xi A6 speakers. Looks like I'm gonna have to mount them on the back walls.

Does anyone have any advice for height and distance from a corner when mounting bipole/dipole speakers on the rear walls for surrounds?

I found this on the Polk site and was curious what the Polkies here had to say.

" Where do I place the surround speakers in my room for the best performance?

Unlike the front three speakers, that must produce sharply focused images, the job of surround channels is to envelop the audience in diffused sound known as ambience. To excel at this job, rear speakers should not call attention to themselves as sources of sound. For these reasons, surround speakers work best when elevated at least two feet above the seated listeners’ heads (a height of six to seven feet above the ground is considered normal), and mounted on the side walls in line with or slightly behind the audience. If you are using front firing speakers, they should face each other so that the sound is projected over the listeners’ heads.

If your seating area adjoins the rear wall, or if you cannot place speakers on the side wall, you’ll have to position the speakers on the rear wall. In this case, we recommend bi-directional (bi or dipole) speakers, since they will produce the most diffuse effect. If you use front firing speakers, do not aim them at the audience as one would a front speaker, but point them straight forward so the sound projects past the audience. Another option is to mount in-wall speakers in the ceiling, slightly behind the listening area.

This FAQ was last modified on January 19, 2013"

Edited by climber07 - 1/19/13 at 8:40am
post #16226 of 34945
I have a pair of SDA-1 in excellent condition. Have the original boxes. they are located in Houston Texas.
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I'm looking on the egg and see they have the R300 for $50. It just boggles my mind they can sell it for that price with free shipping. Even with those poor Chinese workers making a dollar a day it seems like they'd be losing money.
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I'm looking on the egg and see they have the R300 for $50. It just boggles my mind they can sell it for that price with free shipping. Even with those poor Chinese workers making a dollar a day it seems like they'd be losing money.

Tell me about it. I am thinking of buying a pair and use them for Surround Back speakers to replace my Pioneers BS21 and stands.rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

Tell me about it. I am thinking of buying a pair and use them for Surround Back speakers to replace my Pioneers BS21 and stands.rolleyes.gif

Sounds like a plan. If I had the floor space I'd do the same for sure.
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Ok guys, Just returned my RtiA3's and purchased the A9. Gotta wait a bit to get the other one but considering it will be until the end of the year before I move into my house, Im not real worried about it. I know this is never ending, but I was going to use my other pair of A3's as rear surrounds but the more I read about what a RS suppose to do, the more I am looking into the FXi A4 and A6's. Would you guys recommend them over the A3's as my RS's? If so, which one? Will the FXi's be a considerable upgrade? Again. large space with vaulted ceilings. 24x36. I assume the A6 would be a better fit because of the simple fact it's just "bigger", but obviously you guys know more about it than I do. Thanks for your help.
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