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Old 11-11-2008, 12:16 AM   #21
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Yes, I'm a proud owner of diamond gear across the front and nautilus gear in the back, with the ASW-825 for the LFE. The HTM1D is the most nuanced speaker I've ever heard. But my 802Ds aren't far behind.

Let's just say it's hard for me to go to my friends' houses who have Polk and Def Tech...not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:34 AM   #22
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Let's just say it's hard for me to go to my friends' houses who have Polk and Def Tech...not that there's anything wrong with that.
How about Polk SDA II's? I'm thinking about upgrading the tweeters, crossovers and going with separates.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:57 AM   #23
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The old Matrix series still sounds great. Matrix 801's for the fronts, Matrix 805's for the rears and an Matrix HTM for the center.

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Old 11-11-2008, 01:30 AM   #24
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How about Polk SDA II's? I'm thinking about upgrading the tweeters, crossovers and going with separates.
You've caught the bug haven't you
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:14 AM   #25
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Uh...Well...I just...You see...Um...Maybe.
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:33 AM   #26
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You've caught the bug haven't you
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:51 AM   #27
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How about Polk SDA II's? I'm thinking about upgrading the tweeters, crossovers and going with separates.
Driver King, please fix the My Setup Link in your sig. It doesn't work.

I was a big fan of Mathew Polk back in the old days when he actually designed his own speakers. I am not sure I like the new mass-produced Polk speakers as much.

I own the vintage Polk RTA15TL. They are a few years younger than your SDA-2's. Your speakers were born in 1984-85. Mine were born in 1990-1991. I bought mine new from the Good Guys store in Los Angeles. Too bad they went out of business. If you haven't already seen them, these are some interesting brochures from the past.

Price List for Vintage Polk Speakers:
http://www.polksda.com/list.shtml

SDA2 Picture:
http://www.polksda.com/sda2.shtml

1985 Polk Sales Catalog:
http://www.polksda.com/pdfs/1985Sales.pdf

RTA 15TL Sales Brochure:
http://www.polksda.com/pdfs/RTA_TL_Sales_Brochure.pdf

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Old 11-11-2008, 02:57 AM   #28
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I couldn't tell you why it doesn't work. The link is right but it keeps cutting it off at the bottom and won't work. I simply can't fix it.
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:59 AM   #29
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Here's the LINK!
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:44 AM   #30
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Big Daddy, have a look at this for your speakers.
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:38 PM   #31
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Big Daddy, have a look at this for your speakers.
Kingy, Big Daddy - this is Polk's Golden age speakers SDA, SDA-SRS, SDA-CRS and the RTA Line. These are Matthew Polks hallmark speakers - the best stuff he has ever made IMHO. This is good stuff. I think you two can understand why I like vintage speakers so much. I even like vintage B&W's alot!!!! The Matrix series (I've always wanted a pair of 801's) wonderful speakers! I think we should start a vintage page
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:39 PM   #32
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Ok I get it!
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:44 PM   #33
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Ok I get it!
I think and speak in movie quotes on a daily basis...... it's a bad habit, because most people just think I'm a crazy guy speaking in tongues.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:27 PM   #34
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B&W guy here.

A pair of CM7's up front
A pair of CM1's in the rear
and a CMC in the middle.

Love it!!
I wish!
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:38 PM   #35
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Driver King, please fix the My Setup Link in your sig. It doesn't work.

Fixed.

1985 Polk Sales Catalog:
http://www.polksda.com/pdfs/1985Sales.pdf

I've been wondering where I could find that! Thanks.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:40 PM   #36
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I think we should start a vintage page
Good idea! Who's going to start it though?
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Recently I placed my 683s from the rubber feet onto spikes - sub no longer occasionally rattles the plinth and the tweeter is now right at ear level for me - some noticeable differences from a little 1.5" height adjustment!
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I got there 683's as my fronts and the HTM 7 as my center, I don't know if I have surrounds as I have been in hospital for a week now. But I have no doubt that it will do me 25 years or more.
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Check the sig... count me in the club!

They aren't as impressive as most of the other production lines by B&W, but the M-1 speakers are a whole hell of a lot of speaker for their compact size!
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:15 AM   #40
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B&W 801Ds for front R, L

B&W HTM1D center (agree with Gremal about this speaker, but like the 801Ds even better)

B&W CWM8180 (3) for 6.1

B&W ASW850 subwoofer


I moved up from 802Ds and HTM2 to the current setup. VERY pleased with the sound.

Lee
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