Group Buy '16: Dreadnought Avel Lindberg 1000VA Isolation Transformers

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,654
    edited April 2017
    dkfreebird wrote: »
    I can get someone to put it in my truck but someone will have to unload it I think.If you need it I can get it there.

    LOL....OH...STFU
    Do we need to come load your big boy farm @ss in the truck????

    Seriously???
    Don't want to miss you at LSAF
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  • dkfreebirddkfreebird Posts: 1,106
    I'm planning on making it.
    2 Channel
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,654
    dkfreebird wrote: »
    I'm planning on making it.

    I have a 3/4 ton, not jacked up, with a step rail and a pull handle....we can make it happen ;) ...I'll bring lightman (human crane sasquatch) and Voltz (the new most interesting man in the world) with me :D:D:DB)

    Hope you're feelin' better bro keep us posted

    We've already lost pepster, to some lame ****$ biker rally >:)
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    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
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  • dkfreebirddkfreebird Posts: 1,106
    I had them push the surgery up for the 18th compared to the 28 so I could have the time to get mobile for the meet. I'm not planning on missing it.
    2 Channel
    Polk 1.2tl's Fully modded with dreadnought
    Rogue Atlas Magnum
    Rogue Magnum 66
    North Star Intenso Dac
    Marantz UD 7007
    Pangea PC
    Wireworld Equinox 7 interconnects
    Wireworld Equinox 7 Speaker Cables and Jumpers
    Home theater
    Marantz SR 5009 Sunfire Signature 425x5-B&W Cdm1nt Cdm Center Channel
    Backups Polk Monitor 5 peerless,2.3tl,SRS2 pin/blade,Polk Crs+ pin/blade with stands.McCormack Dna 0.5 Deluxe,Dared Sl 2000A,Dayens Ampino
  • DrumSoloDrumSolo Posts: 9
    edited April 2017
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    Thanks again @vcwatkins and all who participated... :o oh and thank you @Mr_Hz for this awesome case! :D
  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 1,045
    Received mine yesterday. Thanks to @250GTLusso for getting this round started and thanks to @vcwatkins for running with the ball.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,654
    dkfreebird wrote: »
    Yep laminectomy,2 thru 5

    At least that's better than a Orchiectomy 1&2
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • msgmsg Posts: 5,051
    what about #3?
    I disabled signatures.
  • dkfreebirddkfreebird Posts: 1,106
    At least that's better than a Orchiectomy 1&2

    Those were gone when I said I Do and she said the 3 was a keeper ;)
    2 Channel
    Polk 1.2tl's Fully modded with dreadnought
    Rogue Atlas Magnum
    Rogue Magnum 66
    North Star Intenso Dac
    Marantz UD 7007
    Pangea PC
    Wireworld Equinox 7 interconnects
    Wireworld Equinox 7 Speaker Cables and Jumpers
    Home theater
    Marantz SR 5009 Sunfire Signature 425x5-B&W Cdm1nt Cdm Center Channel
    Backups Polk Monitor 5 peerless,2.3tl,SRS2 pin/blade,Polk Crs+ pin/blade with stands.McCormack Dna 0.5 Deluxe,Dared Sl 2000A,Dayens Ampino
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,939
    Got in late last night from music fest (getting too old for this, hehe) and found mine at front door. I'll send a PM out and update the list today. Many thanks to @250GTLusso!
    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Study: Roon * Sonore UltraRendu (LPS-1, WW Plat7, Iso Regen, Lush) * ProJect Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * PSA Dectet * DH Labs Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Studio: SBTouch * Marantz 2270 * Polk CRS+(4.1tl)
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * Sonore microRendu * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * Pass Aleph 30 / First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
    Beach Den: Dayens Menuetto * Fostex BK-12m Folded Horn / KEF LS50 / Dynaudio Audience 50 / Revel M22
    Beach Study: LG v30 phone * Schiit Aegir * Zu Omen Dirty W/end
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,125
    Mine was supposed to come on Friday according to the P.O., it came Saturday at work, of course. Just got it out of the mailbox and the box has taken some abuse, with a big split in the side. I'll open it later and make sure there is no damage.

    Thanks to @250GTLusso and @vcwatkins for all their work to pull this off.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,125
    Contents look fine. I wonder how they were shipped from Sri Lanka? It seems Avel was just a middleman as these are made in Sri Lanka, I wonder what role if any Avel played beyond placing the order and packing and shipping them.

    Time to order the rest of what I need. It will be several weeks before I assemble.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,939
    heiney9 wrote: »
    Contents look fine. I wonder how they were shipped from Sri Lanka? It seems Avel was just a middleman as these are made in Sri Lanka, I wonder what role if any Avel played beyond placing the order and packing and shipping them.

    Time to order the rest of what I need. It will be several weeks before I assemble.

    H9

    Glad it made it okay. My box was in good shape. I immediately discarded the box since recyclables were picked up early this morning, so I never noticed the Sri Lanka address. Interesting.
    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Study: Roon * Sonore UltraRendu (LPS-1, WW Plat7, Iso Regen, Lush) * ProJect Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * PSA Dectet * DH Labs Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Studio: SBTouch * Marantz 2270 * Polk CRS+(4.1tl)
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * Sonore microRendu * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * Pass Aleph 30 / First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
    Beach Den: Dayens Menuetto * Fostex BK-12m Folded Horn / KEF LS50 / Dynaudio Audience 50 / Revel M22
    Beach Study: LG v30 phone * Schiit Aegir * Zu Omen Dirty W/end
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,125
    The Sri Lanka is a sticker on the actual transformer.
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,125
    edited April 2017
    kmeek wrote: »
    Mine just came in and aside from the box being a little mangled they had the tranny wedged in with a good amount of cardboard and packing paper.

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    vcwatkins, look at the upper left corner of the first photo.

    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,939
    Ahh, gotcha, thanks.
    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Study: Roon * Sonore UltraRendu (LPS-1, WW Plat7, Iso Regen, Lush) * ProJect Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * PSA Dectet * DH Labs Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Studio: SBTouch * Marantz 2270 * Polk CRS+(4.1tl)
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * Sonore microRendu * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * Pass Aleph 30 / First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
    Beach Den: Dayens Menuetto * Fostex BK-12m Folded Horn / KEF LS50 / Dynaudio Audience 50 / Revel M22
    Beach Study: LG v30 phone * Schiit Aegir * Zu Omen Dirty W/end
  • kmeekkmeek Posts: 225
    Yes, I received mine on Saturday and had it together and completed by the end of the day. Yeh! :smiley:

    Thanks again @vcwatkins and @250GTLusso for putting on the group buy. Hopefully the next time we put one of these together I will own a pair of 1.2tl's that I will be in need of another dreadnought (wishful thinking).
  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,125
    There's nothing wrong with them being made in Sri Lanka. I just assumed for the cost and special order they would be made in the USA at the actual Avel Lindberg plant. Maybe there is no such thing as a "US Plant".

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,654
    Kinda explains why it takes so long to get them, probably takes a month to ship and receive through customs
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • kmeekkmeek Posts: 225
    heiney9 wrote: »
    There's nothing wrong with them being made in Sri Lanka. I just assumed for the cost and special order they would be made in the USA at the actual Avel Lindberg plant. Maybe there is no such thing as a "US Plant".

    H9

    While I am sipping on my Sumatran coffee auditioning my 2.3's through my Sri Lankan dreadnought I think I will be happy just the same... :wink:
  • jojo674jojo674 Posts: 4
    If anyone bought a 1000VA and does not need it. If anyone can part with one 1000VA that would be greatly appreciated. I actually have 1.2 tl's and fried the left side SDA and other drivers because my AI-1 is done. Had to start from scratch. I have owned these for 29 years. Can only afford this one time. Please help.
    Original owner SDA SRS 1.2 (1989) modded to TL's with VR3 Fortress mod.
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    All Audioquest Anaconda XLR and RCA wiring. CPCC Model 11 power cables.
    Audio power industries Power Wedge Ultra 116 and 115.
    4 x Sound Connection S7-III 6ft each continuous copper Speaker wire
    Yamaha RXV-1 Surround sound receiver. Polk FXI A6 Center channel, & Polk CS2 Rear Channels
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,125
    Avel makes and stocks an 800vA model that performs superbly with SDA's. The 1000vA is a slight improvement.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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  • machonemachone Posts: 1,137
    So quit messing around, put them together and report your findings. B)
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  • jojo674jojo674 Posts: 4
    heiney9 wrote: »
    Avel makes and stocks an 800vA model that performs superbly with SDA's. The 1000vA is a slight improvement.

    H9

    Thank you.
    Looking for the 1000VA

    Original owner SDA SRS 1.2 (1989) modded to TL's with VR3 Fortress mod.
    2 x Immedia Model 8 Dual Mono Amps (profile pic.) 250W/per--500W/per channel very clean. BDA-1060 Blue-Ray/CD XLR Balanced.
    Adcom GFP-750 Preamp XLR balanced.
    MSB Platiunum Plus DAC with latest mod, XLR Balanced.
    All Audioquest Anaconda XLR and RCA wiring. CPCC Model 11 power cables.
    Audio power industries Power Wedge Ultra 116 and 115.
    4 x Sound Connection S7-III 6ft each continuous copper Speaker wire
    Yamaha RXV-1 Surround sound receiver. Polk FXI A6 Center channel, & Polk CS2 Rear Channels
    Panasonic 60" Plasma.
    4 x 30 amp dedicated audio grade outlets. Two for the amps and 2 for the power conditioners. The only thing analog is the amp inputs
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,098
    jojo674 wrote: »
    heiney9 wrote: »
    Avel makes and stocks an 800vA model that performs superbly with SDA's. The 1000vA is a slight improvement.

    H9

    Thank you.
    Looking for the 1000VA

    You'd be very happy with the 800VA.
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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,125
    jojo674 wrote: »
    heiney9 wrote: »
    Avel makes and stocks an 800vA model that performs superbly with SDA's. The 1000vA is a slight improvement.

    H9

    Thank you.
    Looking for the 1000VA

    Good luck, maybe someone will sell. I will sell mine for $1000. $1 per vA.

    H9
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

    Pass Aleph 30 | EE Avant Pre | EE Mini Max Plus DAC | MIT Shotgun S3 | MIT Z P/C's | updated SDA 1C| SQ Box Touch/Welbourne Labs P/S- Tubes add soul!
  • jojo674jojo674 Posts: 4
    edited April 2017
    I already have all new drivers, tweeters, upgraded to Tl's. New VR3 Fortress mod with high grade posts, connectors, internal wires, & SDA cable. Trey is making that as we speak.
    Original owner SDA SRS 1.2 (1989) modded to TL's with VR3 Fortress mod.
    2 x Immedia Model 8 Dual Mono Amps (profile pic.) 250W/per--500W/per channel very clean. BDA-1060 Blue-Ray/CD XLR Balanced.
    Adcom GFP-750 Preamp XLR balanced.
    MSB Platiunum Plus DAC with latest mod, XLR Balanced.
    All Audioquest Anaconda XLR and RCA wiring. CPCC Model 11 power cables.
    Audio power industries Power Wedge Ultra 116 and 115.
    4 x Sound Connection S7-III 6ft each continuous copper Speaker wire
    Yamaha RXV-1 Surround sound receiver. Polk FXI A6 Center channel, & Polk CS2 Rear Channels
    Panasonic 60" Plasma.
    4 x 30 amp dedicated audio grade outlets. Two for the amps and 2 for the power conditioners. The only thing analog is the amp inputs
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    jojo674 wrote: »
    I already have all new drivers, tweeters, upgraded to Tl's. New VR3 Fortress mod with high grade posts, connectors, internal wires, & SDA cable. Trey is making that as we speak.

    Awesome. Get on the 800VA tranny, and you will be in absolute heaven compared to where you just came from. You can always jump to the next level whenever the next group buy happens.

    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
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