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Is old Polk better than newer Polk? (Monitor 10 era)

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Is it true that Polk Audio was a true high end speaker company back in the 70's and 80's, before they went 'mass consumer'? Someone told me this recently.

I had an old pair of Polk Audio studio 'Monitor 10B' speakers (in mint condition) stored in a temp controlled enviornment (wrapped in foam in my furnished basement) for over 10 years. I just fired them up this morning, and OH MY GOD do they sound great! I had put them in storage when I got Magnepans, but listening to them today, I am in a state of audio shock at how great they sound! Maybe a tad bright (which I like), but very revealing and well balanced and non-fatiguing overall. I am leaving them out to savor (switch back and forth from MG12's to Monitor 10's from time to time) from here on in. I can't believe that the Monitor 10 is a 'dated' design, given it's premium sound capabilities.

Anyone else own these?


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Topic - Is old Polk better than newer Polk? (Monitor 10 era) - 6 Meters DX 10:27:53 11/05/09 (17)

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