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

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  • DrumSolo
    DrumSolo 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
  • monepolk
    monepolk Posts: 1,123
    Received mine yesterday. Thanks to @250GTLusso for getting this round started and thanks to @vcwatkins for running with the ball.
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,885
    dkfreebird wrote: »
    Yep laminectomy,2 thru 5

    At least that's better than a Orchiectomy 1&2
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,680
    what about #3?
    I disabled signatures.
  • dkfreebird
    dkfreebird Posts: 1,139
    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 ;)
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  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,988
    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!
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  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,158
    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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  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,158
    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

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  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,988
    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.
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  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,158
    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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  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,158
    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

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  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,988
    Ahh, gotcha, thanks.
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  • kmeek
    kmeek 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).
  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,158
    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

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,885
    Kinda explains why it takes so long to get them, probably takes a month to ship and receive through customs
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  • kmeek
    kmeek 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:
  • jojo674
    jojo674 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.
  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,158
    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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  • machone
    machone Posts: 1,299
    So quit messing around, put them together and report your findings. B)
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  • jojo674
    jojo674 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

  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,261
    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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  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,158
    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

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  • jojo674
    jojo674 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.
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    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.
  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,158
    Nice review!!

    Got the remainder of parts today from Parts Express. I hope to build mine this weekend and get it in the system.

    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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  • Stew
    Stew Posts: 645
    By the way, I used the Neutrik cable to cable adapter that you found for the comparisons. Thanks for letting us know about the adapter H9!
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  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,988
    According to confirmations, 17 of 27 members have theirs so far. If anyone has received but not confirmed with me, please PM me.

    Thanks and Dread On!

    Craig
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  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,988
    Thanks for confirming guys! Still waiting to hear from a few folks:

    @250GTLusso
    @amb426amb1
    @dd2753
    @Goat
    @Nesmith98
    @Polk65
    @RobbyKY
    @villock

    Please update me on your status when possible.

    Thanks,
    Craig
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    Den: Sonore ultraRendu * Cary xCiter * Dayens Menuetto * KEF LS50