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

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  • heiney9heiney9 Posts: 24,112
    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

    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!
  • StewStew Posts: 646
    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!
    SDA 2B-TL (Sonicap/Solen/Mills, Erse Super Q, Rings, Spikes, No-Rez)
    1000VA Dreadnought
    Dared SL-2000a (Siemens & Halske TM 12AT7WA's, Brimar 5Z4G)
    Jolida JD-100a (Sylvania BP TM Gold Brand 5751's), NAD C275BEE, Blue Jeans

    RTiA3, Onkyo TX-SR605
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,909
    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
    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio Power Plant 3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Office: 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
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * W4S Sonos * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,909
    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
    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio Power Plant 3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Office: 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
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * W4S Sonos * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    So anyone else actually build this thing yet? Impressions? Reviews? Worth the money and the wait?
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,499
    Mine is almost done. I just have to connect the wires properly to the Neutriks. It'll be a while before I can hear it because I'm waiting for my crossovers from @VR3 and I still have to complete the other upgrades.
    This thing IS [email protected]$!#&%/ heavy though, so that part is definitely worth the money! :D
    Living room Home theater: Upgrade Company modified Onkyo PR-SC5509,Sunfire Cinema grand Signature 5 channel amp(1st gen),Carver TFM-45,Carver M-400a,Panasonic TC-P50ST60 50" Plasma(last gen before Plasma production stopped)Pioneer Elite DVL-91,Meridian 519 Dolby AC-3 RF Demodulator,Oppo Digital UDP-205,TiVo Bolt VOX,Nakamich BX-300,Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type VxMR cartridge,Polk SDA-SRS 3.1 TL(with RD-0198 tweeters, upgraded with Larry's rings, black hole5,an Avel-Lindberg 1000VA isolation transformer, VR3 customer crossovers and internal wiring),Polk CS-1000P(with SL-6506 tweeter),Polk Monitor 5jr(with RD-0194 tweeters),Polk RT-35i (1),Polk Mini Monitors,Polk PSW150(4)Monster Power HTPS 7000 MKII Signature series,Monster Power AVS 2000 Signature Series,Various MIT,Monster,Upgrade Company and Belden interconnect,power,HDMI,Coax and Toslink Digital and speaker cables.

    Bedroom 2 channel system:Integra DTM 40.4,Nakamichi BX-100,TiVo mini,Musical Fidelity X-LPS,X-PSU,Carver TFM-25,Sony KV-34XBR970(last of the widescreen tube sets before production stopped)Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type V MR cartridge,Polk RT-55(with SL-6506 tweeters),Polk PSW-200 in plexiglass(2),Sony Playstation 3 slim.Monster Power HTPS-7000,Monster AVS-2000, PowerVarious Kimber,Audioquest and MIT interconnects and speaker cables.
  • kmeekkmeek Posts: 225
    edited April 2017
    nspindel wrote: »
    So anyone else actually build this thing yet? Impressions? Reviews? Worth the money and the wait?

    I built an 800va while waiting for the 1000va to come in and had the second case all ready to go when it arrived. They both are done but I am kind if in the same boat as @honestaquarian. Meaning both my pairs of speakers (SR2's and 2.3's) are not ready to audition yet (doing upgrades on then: VR3 Neutrik terminal plates, Larry's rings, dynamatting baskets etc.....)

    I can't wait until I can audition everything though....
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    It'll all be worth the wait
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,909
    Thanks for confirming guys! Waiting to hear from a few folks:

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

    Please update me on your status when possible.

    Thanks,
    Craig
    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio Power Plant 3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Office: 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
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * W4S Sonos * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
  • RobbyKYRobbyKY Posts: 104
    Hey,

    Sorry, been out of the country (Romania - not so internet friendly where I was). I did get mine in the mail in perfect condition right before I left. Had a package of nonferrous bolts waiting on me today when I jumped off the plane so should be building it up this week.

    Thanks for making this happen and for all the excellent tips from everyone for helping me maximize the sound quality of my beloved speakers! You guys are awesome!!

    Robby
    (RobbyKY)
    SDA SRS 1.2TL x2 - SDA SRS 3.1 x2 - SDA 2BTL
    Adcom - Carver - McIntosh amps
    HT = Polk RTi A9s, CSi-A6, RT-65 -RTi-A3's - Marantz SR5012 - XPA3 - Epson 5040UB


  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,909
    Thanks for confirming guys! Waiting to hear from a few:

    @250GTLusso
    @dd2753
    @Goat
    @Polk65
    @villock

    Please update me on your status when possible.

    Thanks,
    Craig
    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio Power Plant 3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Office: 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
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * W4S Sonos * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    Note to the next person who runs a group buy, I learned this for the second one I did - always get people's email addresses and cell phone numbers!
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,585
    Now you tell us :/
    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
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,909
    edited May 2017
    nspindel wrote: »
    Note to the next person who runs a group buy, I learned this for the second one I did - always get people's email addresses and cell phone numbers!
    Good suggestion. I've got everyone's email and some phones, but foolishly expected everyone would be checking in here at some point after receiving theirs (or the projected date if not rec'd). If it were me, I'd be checking in every day, hehe. Two last visited here before shipment began. The others have been around but haven't responded. Guess folks are busy with life.

    I was hoping to keep everything consolidated in this thread and the group PM for simplicity's sake. But I'll send some emails out to see if that helps. I won't be making calls however.

    Edit: Email sent.
    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio Power Plant 3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Office: 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
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * W4S Sonos * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,909
    Received one confirmation via email. Waiting to hear from:

    @250GTLusso
    @dd2753
    @Polk65
    @villock

    Please update me on your status when possible.

    Thanks!
    Craig
    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio Power Plant 3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Office: 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
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * W4S Sonos * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,909
    Waiting for confirmation from:

    @250GTLusso
    @dd2753
    @villock

    Please update me on your status when possible.

    Thanks,
    Craig
    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio Power Plant 3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Office: 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
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * W4S Sonos * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,909
    Well I think I'm gonna take a little break from the trolling on the forum.

    I have tried PM's, emails, and texts, but haven't been able to confirm receipt for the above three. Apologies if I somehow missed your reply. If you happen to see this, please confirm via the email in my profile. I'm hoping no news is good news; but if there were issues with delivery, please let me know.

    Thanks to members for making this such a fun and easy group buy.

    Craig
    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio Power Plant 3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Office: 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
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * W4S Sonos * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,249
    What Jesse said^^^^^
  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,488
    edited May 2017
    I believe this is the correct wiring for the 1000VA version, just want to be sure...thanks.

    Right Pin-Red/Yellow

    Right Blade (Negative Speaker Terminal) - Black/Orange

    Left Pin - Grey/Brown

    Left Blade (Negative Speaker Terminal) - Blue/Violet.....mine has brown/violet
    Post edited by gmcman on
  • StewStew Posts: 646
    Looks right. This is what I used:

    Primary - Left
    - (0v):        Blue & Violet
    + (115v):  Grey & Brown

    Secondary - Right
    - (0v):        Orange & Black
    + (115v):  Red & Yellow
    SDA 2B-TL (Sonicap/Solen/Mills, Erse Super Q, Rings, Spikes, No-Rez)
    1000VA Dreadnought
    Dared SL-2000a (Siemens & Halske TM 12AT7WA's, Brimar 5Z4G)
    Jolida JD-100a (Sylvania BP TM Gold Brand 5751's), NAD C275BEE, Blue Jeans

    RTiA3, Onkyo TX-SR605
  • 250GTLusso250GTLusso Registered User Posts: 162
    Hi Craig, sorry for the late reply (work has consumed all of my free time as of late). Yes I did receive my 2 units (still in boxes unfortunately). I will have them together soon (I hope).

    As Jesse said, we all owe YOU our most sincere gratitude for taking the lead on this procurement. It went flawlessly as a result of your leadership.

    Cheers,
    Steev
    HT
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (Front), Adcom GFA-585 Amp (Side), Adcom GFA-555 Amp (Rear), Adcom ACE-515, Pioneer CLD-3070 Laserdisc, Sony CDP-605esD, Sony BluRay BDP BX59, Samsung 50" Plasma, Polk Audio SDA SRS 1.2TL Front (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Side (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS Rear (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Living Room)
    Adcom GFP-565 Pre-amp (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom GFA-565 Mono Block Amps (w/Big Sky Audio Upgrades), Adcom ACE-515, Sony CDP-705esD, Magnum Dynalab FT-101A Etude, Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL (Walnut), Polk Audio SDA SRS 2 (Walnut), STAX SR34 Electret Earspeaker System.
    2 Channel (Office)
    Adcom GFP-555 Pre-amp, Adcom GFA-555 Amp, Sony CDP-605esD, Adcom GFT-555 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 1C (Walnut).
    2 Channel (Garage)
    Hafler DH-110 Pre-amp, Hafler DH-220 Amp, Sony CDP-505esD, Hafler DH-330 Tuner, Polk Audio SDA 2B (Walnut).
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,701
    Another huge THANK YOU to you, Steve for getting the ball rolling.
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  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    So.... where are all the comments about how great these things sound? That's usually how these group buy threads are supposed to wrap up!!
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,909
    Wish I could say I've built mine. I even have a few parts to order yet, sigh.
    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio Power Plant 3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Office: 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
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * W4S Sonos * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,333
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    Wish I could say I've built mine. I even have a few parts to order yet, sigh.

    right with you... not even close to being on the schedule for me yet.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds.

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  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    Bummer
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • ptrooperptrooper Posts: 286
    edited May 2017
    Any one selling a dreadnaught. ? I know someone here in Perth Australia who is chasing one!
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,346
    Bump

    Take a look fellers and please gloss over the BS somewhere in the middle. A lot of good info in here.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,346
    ptrooper wrote: »
    Any one selling a dreadnaught. ? I know someone here in Perth Australia who is chasing one!

    @ptrooper trying to get another group buy going your friend still interested?
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