Group buy: Avel Lindberg 1000VA isolation transformers for DreadNought

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  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    edited September 2012
    Also GlennDog - Are you in for 2 or 3 units please?
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    edited September 2012
    Leftplumma and madmax, still waiting to hear back from you. Please check PM's.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
    edited September 2012
    PM returned.
    madmax
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    edited September 2012
    A good number of you have sent payment, thanks for that. Still waiting for a few...
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    edited September 2012
    Suspect Leftplumma can't PM, he doesn't have many posts. I sent him an email.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,360
    edited September 2012
    $$ sent

    I'm pretty sure the next 10-12 weeks will be filled with anticipation . . . In time for CHRISTMAS !!

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  • madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
    edited September 2012
    This is a pleasent undertaking for me as I am currently planning a crossover rebuild also.
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    edited September 2012
    Heard back from Leftplumma, so have sent him a request for payment. Hoping to place the order with Avel Lindberg tomorrow!
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • LeftplummaLeftplumma Posts: 88
    edited September 2012
    Hi Guys,
    USPS payment sent today.
    Sorry for being the squeaky wheel on this one, but I do not have a Pay Pal Acct.
    Thanks again Neil for all your hard work!!!
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  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    edited September 2012
    Dont worry about, I'm taking your word for it! It's official. We have an order in. Spoke with Melanie today and gave her my credit card info. We have an order in for 10 units. ETA 12 weeks, give or take a week. I'll keep y'all posted.....
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,994
    edited September 2012
    Thanks Neil!
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  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,760
    edited September 2012
    nspindel wrote: »
    Dont worry about, I'm taking your word for it! It's official. We have an order in. Spoke with Melanie today and gave her my credit card info. We have an order in for 10 units. ETA 12 weeks, give or take a week. I'll keep y'all posted.....

    Bravo!

    And many thanks, Neil.
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  • DrenisDrenis Posts: 2,872
    edited September 2012
    Thanks again for doing this Neil.
  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,760
    edited September 2012
    Neil,

    If you get any updates on expected delivery dates, will you let us know on this thread?

    No, this isn't a blatant tactic to get one more post toward 100! I'm really interested.

    I've got six pieces of 3/8ths inch aluminum plate ready to be machined, anodized, and assembled for another Dreadnought. I want to have the box ready to go when the transformer arrives.

    Cheers,

    Phil
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  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    edited September 2012
    Take your time, it's gonna be a while. Expect it will be ready in December.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,760
    edited September 2012
    nspindel wrote: »
    Take your time, it's gonna be a while. Expect it will be ready in December.

    Neil,

    Thanks. The machine shop I've contacted wants "engineering" drawings, and I haven't used my drafting "skills" since I checked out of General Motors Institute in 1965! Those skills, such as they were, are quite rusty!

    Phil
    Family Room, Innuos Statement streamer with Morrow Audios USB cable to DirectStream DAC w/Bridge II; AQ Sky XLRs, McIntosh MC 220 Tube Pre; AQ Sky XLRs, CAT 600.2 Dualmono Amp, Morrow SP7 Speaker Cables, SDA SRS 1.2tls (RD0198s, Dreadnought, Black Hole 5, Acousta-Stuf, Dynamat Extreme, JBWeld. Vr3 Mods: "The Abbot" Monastery-Level Xovers, Custom Internal Wiring, Binding Post Plates, & SDA ICs).

    Exercise Room, Wadia 171 iPod Dock, PS Audio PerfectWave Transport, Innuos Streamer with Cat 6 cable connection to PS Audio PerfectWave MkII DAC w/Bridge II, AQ Sky XLRs, Perreaux PMF3150 Amp, Dreadnought, Supra Rondo 4x2.5 Speaker Cables, SDA 1Cs (Vr3 Mods Xovers).

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  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    edited September 2012
    Ask Larry for some help.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,760
    edited September 2012
    Good idea.

    I've put my name in his queue for Dreadnought boxes if and when he makes more. I need two -- one for the SRSs and one for the 1Cs. If I run into trouble with the drawings I'll PM him.
    Family Room, Innuos Statement streamer with Morrow Audios USB cable to DirectStream DAC w/Bridge II; AQ Sky XLRs, McIntosh MC 220 Tube Pre; AQ Sky XLRs, CAT 600.2 Dualmono Amp, Morrow SP7 Speaker Cables, SDA SRS 1.2tls (RD0198s, Dreadnought, Black Hole 5, Acousta-Stuf, Dynamat Extreme, JBWeld. Vr3 Mods: "The Abbot" Monastery-Level Xovers, Custom Internal Wiring, Binding Post Plates, & SDA ICs).

    Exercise Room, Wadia 171 iPod Dock, PS Audio PerfectWave Transport, Innuos Streamer with Cat 6 cable connection to PS Audio PerfectWave MkII DAC w/Bridge II, AQ Sky XLRs, Perreaux PMF3150 Amp, Dreadnought, Supra Rondo 4x2.5 Speaker Cables, SDA 1Cs (Vr3 Mods Xovers).

    Synology 713+ NAS on Gigabit LAN serving PW MkII DAC & DirectStream DAC.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,659
    edited September 2012
    I am going to build 10 cases real soon, so stay tooned in...
  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,760
    edited September 2012
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    I am going to build 10 cases real soon, so stay tooned in...

    Larry, You're a prince! And your rings are awesome!

    I'll buy one case, when you get them ready. I would have wanted two, but I had already ordered pre-cut aluminum plates to make one on my own (actually, anticipating help from a nearby machine shop) before I learned that you fabricate Dreadnought cases as well as rings! Maybe I'm being optimistic: My plywood prototype came together on the second try, but I don't have my drawings done yet, and I do not yet have an agreement with the machine shop.

    That begs a question: If I sent the aluminum plates and aluminum angle irons to you, would you be interested in machining the the pieces for assembly?:smile:
    Family Room, Innuos Statement streamer with Morrow Audios USB cable to DirectStream DAC w/Bridge II; AQ Sky XLRs, McIntosh MC 220 Tube Pre; AQ Sky XLRs, CAT 600.2 Dualmono Amp, Morrow SP7 Speaker Cables, SDA SRS 1.2tls (RD0198s, Dreadnought, Black Hole 5, Acousta-Stuf, Dynamat Extreme, JBWeld. Vr3 Mods: "The Abbot" Monastery-Level Xovers, Custom Internal Wiring, Binding Post Plates, & SDA ICs).

    Exercise Room, Wadia 171 iPod Dock, PS Audio PerfectWave Transport, Innuos Streamer with Cat 6 cable connection to PS Audio PerfectWave MkII DAC w/Bridge II, AQ Sky XLRs, Perreaux PMF3150 Amp, Dreadnought, Supra Rondo 4x2.5 Speaker Cables, SDA 1Cs (Vr3 Mods Xovers).

    Synology 713+ NAS on Gigabit LAN serving PW MkII DAC & DirectStream DAC.
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    edited September 2012
    Larry, idea....

    Given the revelation by DarqueKnight that the Dreadnought sounds better when standing up vertically than horizontally, what about threaded holes for the spikes on what is now considered the side of the unit instead of the bottom?
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
    edited September 2012
    Is there a place to look at Larrys boxes?

    Do we know the physical size of this new transformer?
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    edited September 2012
    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?111047-Custom-AI-1-SDA-Dreadnought-Project-underway

    Don't know physical size offhand, but itdoes fit inside the 800VA case.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • madmaxmadmax Posts: 12,438
    edited September 2012
    Bummer, they must be blocked here at work, I'm sure they look great.
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D
  • DarqueKnightDarqueKnight Posts: 6,673
    edited September 2012
    madmax wrote: »
    Is there a place to look at Larrys boxes?

    Of course.
    madmax wrote: »
    Do we know the physical size of this new transformer?

    We do.

    Dimensions of the AV-047548 transformer and pictures of one of Larry's aluminum enclosures can be found in this thread:

    The-AI-1-Dreadnought-Project-Pt.2-Upgrade-to-1000VA-Transformer
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,659
    edited September 2012
    Cases are built and headed to paint tomorrow..
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    edited September 2012
    Has everyone ordered a case from Larry? He doesn't do runs of these very often.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    edited November 2012
    Good news! These are just about ready to ship. I will send emails out later tonight confirming shipping addresses.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • On3s&Z3r0sOn3s&Z3r0s Posts: 1,013
    edited November 2012
    Just got back into town and found my Avel waiting for me at the post office. Wish I had thought ahead to have the binding posts here already! At least now I'll have some time to re-read all the Dreadnought threads while waiting for those. Thanks again, Neil for organizing the group buy!
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