Dreadnaught Avel-Lindberg 1000VA Transformer Group Buy?

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  • cincycat13
    cincycat13 Posts: 874
    edited August 2014
    Oh whats all the worry? He'll be fine e with the stock 800 ... the only difference between the 1000 and the 800 is a 200 placebo effect. What a thread read. Thanks for helping everyone else.
  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 4,920
    edited August 2014
    Agree, it is time to ban!!
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  • scubasteve4sq
    scubasteve4sq Banned Posts: 72
    edited August 2014
    Here are the facts, I paid in full and brought this group buy to the 15 unit price, at which point several others determined it was worth it for them to join in. The one mistake I made was allowing you to be a middleman in this transaction. If I had paid avel-lindberg directly we wouldn't be here right now. When you took it upon yourself to decide who is worthy and who is not you crossed the line. Your desperate need to justify to yourself the money you have spent on magical audio cables drove you to vilify me for disagreeing with you. Yes I called avel-lindberg and requested that they honor the original purchase group. First come first serve. You don't work for avel-lindberg and you don't dictate to whom they sell to.
  • scubasteve4sq
    scubasteve4sq Banned Posts: 72
    edited August 2014
    cincycat13 wrote: »
    Oh whats all the worry? He'll be fine e with the stock 800 ... the only difference between the 1000 and the 800 is a 200 placebo effect. What a thread read. Thanks for helping everyone else.

    You don't understand much about electrical theory do you? The extra 200va allows the use of a higher wpc amplifier due to the extra headroom. Its about transformer saturation not magic audio fairies in the wires
  • scubasteve4sq
    scubasteve4sq Banned Posts: 72
    edited August 2014
    As for the refund issue I guess she misunderstood, the refund shows on paypal but has yet to clear my card.
  • zane77
    zane77 Posts: 1,696
    edited August 2014
    ^^Just go away^^
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  • cincycat13
    cincycat13 Posts: 874
    edited August 2014
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    You don't understand much about electrical theory do you? The extra 200va allows the use of a higher wpc amplifier due to the extra headroom. Its about transformer saturation not magic audio fairies in the wires

    I may understand more than you think, or I may think I understand more than I do. You seem like an articulate, educated person with diverse interests based on what you have posted.

    What I do understand is that this board allows for and encourages opposing opinions as different levels of people travel their personal audio journey when expressed in a respectful manner. I understand that I have a 1000va transformer to build my unit by doing just that. You are probably a successful person. This is not a time to throw a fit, but a time for you to reflect. If you do, you may find something more valuable than a piece of wound copper.
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited August 2014
    You don't understand much about electrical theory do you? The extra 200va allows the use of a higher wpc amplifier due to the extra headroom. Its about transformer saturation not magic audio fairies in the wires

    I guess it sucks for you then that you won't be able to use a higher powered amp. Go away.
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  • Moose68Bash
    Moose68Bash Posts: 3,838
    edited August 2014
    Here are the facts, I paid in full and brought this group buy to the 15 unit price, at which point several others determined it was worth it for them to join in. The one mistake I made was allowing you to be a middleman in this transaction. If I had paid avel-lindberg directly we wouldn't be here right now. When you took it upon yourself to decide who is worthy and who is not you crossed the line. Your desperate need to justify to yourself the money you have spent on magical audio cables drove you to vilify me for disagreeing with you. Yes I called avel-lindberg and requested that they honor the original purchase group. First come first serve. You don't work for avel-lindberg and you don't dictate to whom they sell to.

    Here are the facts:

    Those of us on the Forum who treat each other with civility, dignity, and respect, enjoy both the camaraderie of the Club and the considerable benefits of belonging to it.

    You did not behave with civility, dignity or respect toward others on the Forum. Their tolerance wore out, and you have paid a price -- largely a price that amounts to inconvenience.

    Consider this experience a valuable lesson and move on.
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  • halo71
    halo71 Posts: 4,433
    edited August 2014
    Why has this idiot not been banned yet?
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  • westmassguy
    westmassguy Posts: 6,779
    edited August 2014
    He's like the psycho ex-girlfriend that just won't shut up or go away. He insulted one of our best senior members, and the guy who was doing all the leg work for the group buy. He was warned numerous times to tone it down. Just pack up your toys and leave.
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  • scubasteve4sq
    scubasteve4sq Banned Posts: 72
    edited August 2014
    Here are the facts:

    Those of us on the Forum who treat each other with civility, dignity, and respect, enjoy both the camaraderie of the Club and the considerable benefits of belonging to it.

    You did not behave with civility, dignity or respect toward others on the Forum. Their tolerance wore out, and you have paid a price -- largely a price that amounts to inconvenience.

    Consider this experience a valuable lesson and move on.

    Your absolutely correct, I already demonstrated that I have learned my lesson from this unfortunate experience, and that lesson is, always deal directly with the manufacturer, never give your money to a useless intermediary trying to rack up airline miles on your dime.
    Because really in the end all Neil did was save you guys a 5 minute phone call.
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,963
    edited August 2014
    Wow, what a selfish little girl you are. Go away, you're not welcome here.
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  • westmassguy
    westmassguy Posts: 6,779
    edited August 2014
    Your absolutely correct, I already demonstrated that I have learned my lesson from this unfortunate experience, and that lesson is, always deal directly with the manufacturer, never give your money to a useless intermediary trying to rack up airline miles on your dime.
    Because really in the end all Neil did was save you guys a 5 minute phone call.
    Neil did a hell of a lot more than make a phone call
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  • scubasteve4sq
    scubasteve4sq Banned Posts: 72
    edited August 2014
    cincycat13 wrote: »
    a avel.jpg



    I may understand more than you think, or I may think I understand more than I do. You seem like an articulate, educated person with diverse interests based on what you have posted.

    What I do understand is that this board allows for and encourages opposing opinions as different levels of people travel their personal audio journey when expressed in a respectful manner. I understand that I have a 1000va transformer to build my unit by doing just that. You are probably a successful person. This is not a time to throw a fit, but a time for you to reflect. If you do, you may find something more valuable than a piece of wound copper.

    I think your viewing this situation through rose colored glasses. I too thought you could have opposing opinions here. But that is clearly not the case when it comes to refusing to drink the cable coolaid, As this whole fiasco has demonstrated.
  • drumminman
    drumminman Posts: 3,396
    edited August 2014
    Here are the facts, I paid in full and brought this group buy to the 15 unit price, at which point several others determined it was worth it for them to join in. The one mistake I made was allowing you to be a middleman in this transaction. If I had paid avel-lindberg directly we wouldn't be here right now. When you took it upon yourself to decide who is worthy and who is not you crossed the line. Your desperate need to justify to yourself the money you have spent on magical audio cables drove you to vilify me for disagreeing with you. Yes I called avel-lindberg and requested that they honor the original purchase group. First come first serve. You don't work for avel-lindberg and you don't dictate to whom they sell to.

    No, here are the facts:

    This tranny was discovered by Darque Knight when doing some research on how to build a better Dreadnaught. Avel-Lindberg had made a production run of these special audio grade transformers for an audiophile amp manufacturer and had a couple left over, one of which DK purchased and built a Dreadnaught with. Turned out to be a marked improvement over what he had been using, and he reported his findings to the forum.

    When others wanted to buy one we were informed that it was not a stock item, but that A-L would make a production run for a minimum of 10 units, with price breaks if the quantity increased. A group buy was organized and everyone who participated received their tranny and was happy. Then others wanted one so another group buy was organized; that one went well too. This is the third group buy and, except for you, everyone understands how to participate in order to make it work.

    A-L will not make these for individual customers. They require a guaranteed quantity, with payment up front, to make it worth their while to fire up the production line. They are, however, willing to ship to individual addresses.

    BTW, an 800VA A-L tranny will work quite well with higher powered amps due to the fact that almost no current is passing through it. It's just that the 1000VA sounds better. I don't have the knowledge of circuit design or electrical engineering to explain it, though other forum members could. However, you'd have to give them a reason to want to.

    By the way, How old are you anyway?
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  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited August 2014
    Hopefully, Scooby Doo just learned a very valuable life lesson. When everyone around you is an a$$ hole, you're the a$$ hole.
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  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited August 2014
    Your absolutely correct, I already demonstrated that I have learned my lesson from this unfortunate experience, and that lesson is, always deal directly with the manufacturer, never give your money to a useless intermediary trying to rack up airline miles on your dime.
    Because really in the end all Neil did was save you guys a 5 minute phone call.

    Anyone know how to calculate the cash value of air miles? At least one good thing will come out of this jerk making a fool out of himself here. I'm going to donate the cash value of the air miles I get from this purchase to the Githens Center.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,963
    edited August 2014
    Neil, thanks for doing this again and I'm sorry that one individual tried to make a mess of it.
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  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited August 2014
    Like I said, there's one in every crowd.
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  • Moose68Bash
    Moose68Bash Posts: 3,838
    edited August 2014
    Your absolutely correct, I already demonstrated that I have learned my lesson from this unfortunate experience, and that lesson is, always deal directly with the manufacturer, never give your money to a useless intermediary trying to rack up airline miles on your dime.
    Because really in the end all Neil did was save you guys a 5 minute phone call.

    "Where ignorance is bliss,
    'Tis folly to be wise."
    Alexander Pope

    On the other hand, while you may have learned something from this experience, your reactions do not suggest that you are in any thing like a blissful state.
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  • Dennis Gardner
    Dennis Gardner Posts: 4,858
    edited August 2014
    I just hope he finds happiness with his $2900 Dreadnought along with 9 free A/L paperweight/doorstops.
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  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited August 2014
    Order total was $5212.80. A bit of googling tells me that air miles are worth about a penny a mile. Knowing that Scooby Doo is certainly still watching this thread even after he's been BANNED, I wouldn't want him thinking I did all this so I could pocket $52.12. And if I donate $52.12 to the Githens Center he'd probably just accuse me of doing all this for the $52.12 tax deduction. So I'm going to donate $100. George Grand, check coming your way!
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  • halo71
    halo71 Posts: 4,433
    edited August 2014
    nspindel wrote: »
    Hopefully, Scooby Doo just learned a very valuable life lesson. When everyone around you is an a$$ hole, you're the a$$ hole.

    EXACTLY! There is a guy at work that is just like Scubadouche. Thinks he knows everything and everyone else is stupid and uninformed about just about everything in life. Yet he is to stupid to realize he is the idiot. Nobody can stand this guy either. lol
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,214
    edited August 2014
    All I can say is WOW!!
  • polrbehr
    polrbehr Posts: 2,724
    edited August 2014
    nspindel wrote: »
    Order total was $5212.80. A bit of googling tells me that air miles are worth about a penny a mile. Knowing that Scooby Doo is certainly still watching this thread even after he's been BANNED, I wouldn't want him thinking I did all this so I could pocket $52.12. And if I donate $52.12 to the Githens Center he'd probably just accuse me of doing all this for the $52.12 tax deduction. So I'm going to donate $100. George Grand, check coming your way!

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  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,384
    edited August 2014
    ^^^^

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  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 4,920
    edited August 2014
    nspindel wrote: »
    Order total was $5212.80. A bit of googling tells me that air miles are worth about a penny a mile. Knowing that Scooby Doo is certainly still watching this thread even after he's been BANNED, I wouldn't want him thinking I did all this so I could pocket $52.12. And if I donate $52.12 to the Githens Center he'd probably just accuse me of doing all this for the $52.12 tax deduction. So I'm going to donate $100. George Grand, check coming your way!

    I can't say I understand the guy, but think we are better off without him.

    As far as the cost I would not have been upset if had not refunded me. I willingly paid the price before the quantity increased. I think the rest of us appreciate what you have done for us!

    Looking forward to having this, thanks a lot-and to tool fan for the cases!!
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    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

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    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,214
    edited August 2014
  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,384
    edited August 2014
    Well looky there :) is that a sweet sight or what?
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