Dreadnaught Avel-Lindberg 1000VA Transformer Group Buy?

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  • Headmanbrewing
    Headmanbrewing Posts: 27
    edited July 2014
    I am definitely not in for this buy (no cash for the transformer or the speakers) but I wanted to ask, what is this "Speakon" that you're talking about? A different connection method? What's the benefit? I've just never heard of it and was curious. Thanks!
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,879
    edited July 2014
    brgman wrote: »
    Are you sure you never will?
    Might be worth jumping in.As soon as you miss this you'll fine a minty pair of 2.3tl's the next town over.
    For $200 bucks!
    It just works that way brother.

    I sure the heck hope it works that way....cause if I spend the money on this I will not be able to afford those minty 2.3tl's

    Curse you Mike:eek: but you are so right my friend..
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,879
    edited July 2014
    I am definitely not in for this buy (no cash for the transformer or the speakers) but I wanted to ask, what is this "Speakon" that you're talking about? A different connection method? What's the benefit? I've just never heard of it and was curious. Thanks!

    http://www.parts-express.com/neutrik-nl4fc-speakon-connector-4-pole-cable-mount--092-050
  • Headmanbrewing
    Headmanbrewing Posts: 27
    edited July 2014
    Thanks pitdogg, I appreciate it!
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited July 2014
    Pricing from Melanie:

    10 $292.88 ea
    15 $266.14 ea
    20 $243.19 ea
    25 $228.95 ea
    Lead-time: approx 12 wks
    FOB: CT
    Payment: 1/2 payment at time of order, balance prior to shipment
    Shipping: within USA, +$12.35 +$5.10 insurance cost, total $17.45.,
    via USPS Flat Rate Med
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited July 2014
    Including the maybe folks, I believe we're at 13 units, since Mr_Hz wants two of them.

    So if two more units join the group buy in the coming days, the price drops $26.74 per unit. I say let's shoot for seven more, so make sure this thread bumps often!
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 14,952
    edited July 2014
    nspindel wrote: »
    Pricing from Melanie:

    10 $292.88 ea
    15 $266.14 ea
    20 $243.19 ea
    25 $228.95 ea
    Lead-time: approx 12 wks
    FOB: CT
    Payment: 1/2 payment at time of order, balance prior to shipment
    Shipping: within USA, +$12.35 +$5.10 insurance cost, total $17.45.,
    via USPS Flat Rate Med

    I would shoot for everyone paying in full, and just pay the order in full..
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited July 2014
    Yeah, probably best way to do it.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • woofiepaws
    woofiepaws Posts: 213
    edited July 2014
    Works for me.
    MacBook Pro running Roon-Monoprice USB-Schiit Gungir Multibit-Audioquest Earth-Schiit Freya with Tung Sol 6SN7s-Audioquest Sky-Krell FPB 400cx-Audioquest Mont Blanc-1.2tls with all the mods.
  • Moose68Bash
    Moose68Bash Posts: 3,810
    edited July 2014
    Ditto. Best way to do it.
    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.
  • jonicont
    jonicont Posts: 262
    edited July 2014
    Just let me know when to send the money

    I could also use some help. I am attempting to make my own cables. I have the NL4 connectors. I think I'm clear as to what to do on the transformer side

    Red/Yellow (right pin) to 1+
    Black/Orange (right blade) to 1-
    Grey/Brown (left pin) to 1+
    Blue/Violet (left blade) to 1-

    I have a question about the speaker side. Do I connect the blue wire to 1+ and the white wire to 1-. And do I leave the connection to the binding post intact?

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    SDA 2BTL, VPI Prime, Soundsmith Zephyr MKIII, Rogue Ares Magnum, McCormack DNA 0.5 Gold, ARC LS-17se, Cambridge cxn v2, MIT AVT MA ic’s and speaker cables, ps audio stellar power plant 3

  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited July 2014
    Ok, I have been tracking the messages people are sending me, we are still at a potential 13 units. So just bumping this thread.

    For new joiners, we are looking for people who want to join the purchase to build a 1000VA Dreadnaught. Feel free to search the threads for the bountiful information about what this is. We are trying to bring the number of participants up to 15 within the next 10 days, so the unit price will drop $26.74 to $266.14 plus shipping per transformer.

    Feel free to post in this thread if you want to join the group purchase.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • Mr_Hz
    Mr_Hz Posts: 176
    edited July 2014
    As nspindel indicates, I'm in for two. Don't know when the next group buy will come around, and with such quick interest.

    Toolfan66 - sent you a PM about your enclosures. Thanks!
    2.3TL's - Living Room
    CRS+'s (4.1 TL's) - Office
    SDA1C's - Famdamly Rm
    SDA1C's - Master Bedroom
  • Moose68Bash
    Moose68Bash Posts: 3,810
    edited July 2014
    I hope two more members sign up. A Dreadnought is definitely a great upgrade.
    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.
  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 4,896
    edited July 2014
    Bump to the top, come on guys, let's get 25....
    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
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,517
    edited July 2014
    if 25 units are desired, I'll be In at that $

    G
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,384
    edited July 2014
    OK I'm in then, I doubt I'll find any SDA to need it, but never saw never and maybe someday a polkie will want a Dreadnaught.

    Plus I'm in a good mood, just upgrade the crossover's in my Monitor 4's myself and only burn my self once and It sounds awesome. I went with Claritycap PX's and it works LOL and sounds really sweet without any burn in time!
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 4,896
    edited July 2014
    Bump back to the top, need a few more.
    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
  • agfrost
    agfrost Posts: 2,363
    edited July 2014
    GlennDog wrote: »
    if 25 units are desired, I'll be In at that $

    Just order 12, and we're there! :razz:
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Oppo BDP-93 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8 (x2)
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * Hagerman Cornet 2 Phono * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited July 2014
    I sent out PM's to everyone with payment instructions.

    If you've replied that you're in and you have not received a message from me, please post here.

    We're ordering in 1 week!
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,693
    edited July 2014
    Payment sent; Thank you Neil for doing this for us.
  • jonicont
    jonicont Posts: 262
    edited July 2014
    Done
    SDA 2BTL, VPI Prime, Soundsmith Zephyr MKIII, Rogue Ares Magnum, McCormack DNA 0.5 Gold, ARC LS-17se, Cambridge cxn v2, MIT AVT MA ic’s and speaker cables, ps audio stellar power plant 3

  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited July 2014
    I confirm that I've received payments from jonicont, motorstereo, Moose68Bash, and Mr_Hz. Mr_Hz is buying two, so I've received payment for 5 units.

    Brian, please email me your phone number.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited July 2014
    One interesting thing to note is that if we get to 14 units, we've basically gotten to 15 units. 14 units at $292.88 is $4100.32. 15 units at $266.14 is $3992.10. So if 14 units come in, I'm happy to take the free transformer that I don't need and pocket $108.22!!!
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,384
    edited July 2014
    payment & email sent ...just got home from work and saw my pm :)

    Thanks
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited July 2014
    Yup, got it.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited July 2014
    woofiepaws, I received your payment. Please email your phone number.

    Still waiting to hear back from Inthefade, agfrost, and vmaxer.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • woofiepaws
    woofiepaws Posts: 213
    edited July 2014
    E mail sent.
    MacBook Pro running Roon-Monoprice USB-Schiit Gungir Multibit-Audioquest Earth-Schiit Freya with Tung Sol 6SN7s-Audioquest Sky-Krell FPB 400cx-Audioquest Mont Blanc-1.2tls with all the mods.
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    edited July 2014
    Yes, got it. Thanks.

    Still waiting to hear back from vmaxer and Inthefade, otherwise all set. Even where we are right now, 10 units have been paid for so we can proceed with an order even if vmaxer and Inthefade were to decide to pass.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 4,896
    edited July 2014
    nspindel wrote: »
    Yes, got it. Thanks.

    Still waiting to hear back from vmaxer and Inthefade, otherwise all set. Even where we are right now, 10 units have been paid for so we can proceed with an order even if vmaxer and Inthefade were to decide to pass.

    Not passing, will take care of this in a little while.
    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