Dreadnaught Avel-Lindberg 1000VA Transformer Group Buy?

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  • dhlogic
    dhlogic Posts: 26
    F1nut wrote: »
    Frank left off the end bell on those Neutrik connectors. Pretty cheesy, IMO.

    I'm not sure exactly what you mean. Could you explain further?
  • westmassguy
    westmassguy Posts: 6,809
    The End Bell is there, he just added heat shrink tubing with his company name on it.
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  • dhlogic
    dhlogic Posts: 26
    Yeah, nothing is missing from the connectors. When you mentioned the end bell, I assumed you were referring to the same part that Neutrik calls the housing on their instructions/drawings, but I wasn't 100% sure.

    The SPX and STX series of connectors do look different as they have an overall longer housing as compared to the FC series, and with these being covered in heat shrink it might have made them look different than what you were expecting at first glance.

    Why did I go with the FC series? Mostly cable size flexibility. The FC series comes in 4 and 8 pole options only and I know I planned on using only 2 of them. But, the FC series comes with two separate strain relief chucks. These chucks go inside of the housing/bell end, allowing it to handle cables from 6-15mm outer diameter. I don't think the length the housing really has anything to do with strain relief either as that is handled by the chuck inside of it.

    The SPX series only has 2 and 4 pole connectors and they only come with one chuck for strain relief. The 2 pole NL2FX is suitable for cables from 6-10mm and the NL4FX is for 7-14.5mm.

    The STX series are all metal construction and I didn't feel for my application the benefits would be worth the added price.

    I could have asked for specific dimensions of the cable from Frank, and asked for the appropriate SPX series that would fit, but decided to go with the connector that gave me the most options. I also suppose having 2 strain relief chucks covering nearly the same range of cable diameter instead of 1, provides better strain relief performance as each can be more specialized to its particular range of diameter than a compromise covering the whole range.

    Anyways, it will be awhile before I listen to them, but I am pleased with their construction.
  • agfrost
    agfrost Posts: 2,389
    Yeah, the end bell of those NL4FC's is truncated compared to the NL4FX, and/or the blue colored ring is in a different place on them.
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,902
    Yep, you and David are correct. My apologies to you and Frank. I missed that it was the 2 pole type. I prefer the 4 pole versions that are rated to handle high current.
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,499
    F1nut wrote: »
    Yep, you and David are correct. My apologies to you and Frank. I missed that it was the 2 pole type. I prefer the 4 pole versions that are rated to handle high current.

    What part numbers did you use Jesse?

  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,902
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,499
  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 5,022
    nspindel wrote: »
    Hey guys, just saw this thread pop up, with just about all the info you'll need to wire up your Dreadnought. So I figured it'd be handy to post a link to it:


    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?160494-Dreadnought-Assembly-Questions

    Well, I guess the links created in the old version don't work now....

    I was going to look at this one, no workie, BUMMER!!¡¡
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    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    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

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 5,022
    vmaxer wrote: »
    nspindel wrote: »
    Hey guys, just saw this thread pop up, with just about all the info you'll need to wire up your Dreadnought. So I figured it'd be handy to post a link to it:


    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?160494-Dreadnought-Assembly-Questions

    Well, I guess the links created in the old version don't work now....

    I was going to look at this one, no workie, BUMMER!!¡¡


    Found it, see if this works.

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/comment/2041163#Comment_2041163
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    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

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,902
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    So you used a four pole but only used two of the poles?

    Correct

    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • dhlogic
    dhlogic Posts: 26
    The connector I'm using is a 4 pole connector as well, but it and the socket I'm using are rated to 30A rms, unlike the higher rated ones F1nut is talking about. Those are rated 40A rms continuous and 50A rms at a 50% duty cycle.
  • DarqueKnight
    DarqueKnight Posts: 6,701
    edited August 2014
    vmaxer wrote: »

    It sucks that I have to redo all of my forum thread bookmarks.

  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 5,022
    vmaxer wrote: »

    It sucks that I have to redo all of my forum thread bookmarks.


    Yes it does, bet that would take a minute. :o
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    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

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,499
    F1nut wrote: »
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    So you used a four pole but only used two of the poles?

    Correct

    Thanks!!

  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 15,499
    Fred,

    I got yours drilled out for binding posts today, it will ship out tomorrow...
  • drumminman
    drumminman Posts: 3,396
    Thanks Larry!
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  • dpowell
    dpowell Posts: 2,921
    What type of screws do you recommend be used to attach the Neutric plugs to the dreadnaught case? Do you pre-drill the holes for the screws?
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,902
    edited August 2014
    The screw holes in the Neutrik are designed for 3mm (3M) screws. I used stainless steel Philips flathead screws, lockwashers and nuts from Fastenal.

    Yes, you have to pre-drill the holes.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • stogie
    stogie Posts: 230
    I was able to get the above mounting hardware from the local Ace Hardware.
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  • dpowell
    dpowell Posts: 2,921
    Without having to go read 15 pages of thread and re-live the stupidity of the former name-calling member, what is the ETA for the tranny's? I have a very lonely dreadnaught box that keeps asking.
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  • dpowell
    dpowell Posts: 2,921
    Found it. ~10 weeks.
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  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 5,022
    dpowell wrote: »
    Found it. ~10 weeks.


    From when???? What is the delivery date???

    Can't wait to try this out!!
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    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

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    I made the first payment on July 30, so figure 10 weeks from there is October 8. I'll call Melanie if we don't hear something by end of the month, to see if they have a shipping date.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 5,022
    nspindel wrote: »
    I made the first payment on July 30, so figure 10 weeks from there is October 8. I'll call Melanie if we don't hear something by end of the month, to see if they have a shipping date.


    Thanks a lot, I can be patient, but anxious at the same time..
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    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

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • drumminman
    drumminman Posts: 3,396
    Believe me, it's worth the wait.
    "Science is suppose to explain observations not dismiss them as impossible" - Norm on AA; 2.3TL's w/sonicaps/mills/jantzen inductors, Gimpod's boards, Lg Solen SDA inductors, RD-0198's, MW's dynamatted, Armaflex speaker gaskets, H-nuts, brass spikes, Cardas CCGR BP's, upgraded IC Cable, Black Hole Damping Sheet strips, interior of cabinets sealed with Loctite Power Grab, AI-1 interface with 1000VA A-L transformer
  • nikonik
    nikonik Posts: 120
    Just read the entire post as Im trying to learn more about all the mods or recommendations by all those that contribute to this forum. Im learning and will eventually consider one of these transformers the next time there a group buy. For now, I have to get my post count up and learn from the experts.
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    Good news to pass along. Just heard from Melanie that these should ship by end of next week!

    Also - Voltz and MrBuhl, Melanie confirms that you guys have done a buy/sell of this unit, and it will ship to MrBuhl.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • Moose68Bash
    Moose68Bash Posts: 3,841
    edited September 2014
    Bravo!

    Thank you, again!
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  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,384
    awesome Thanks Neil :)
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