Group-buy-2019-dreadnought-avel-lindberg-1000va-isolation-transformers

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  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,343
    Wow, how cool is this! I've been tuned out for a bit, buried in construction at the house I bought a year ago. Glad to see another group buy going strong! And glad I'm not running it!!! The last one I did went off the rails.....
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,343
    Fun times - can we rename this thread "Group Buys Gone Wild!" The action starts on page 8 towards the bottom. If anyone wants to see a case study in how to get yourself banned from Club Polk, here it is:

    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/162344/dreadnaught-avel-lindberg-1000va-transformer-group-buy/p8
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • ThomasDThomasD Posts: 251

    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/162344/dreadnaught-avel-lindberg-1000va-transformer-group-buy/p8[/quote]
    Wow, just wow. That was an interesting read. This GB was a sunday walk in the park compared to the drama in that one.
    Carver M4.0t, M1.0t, M200t, TX2, C1, C2, Marantz 2230, 2010, Rega Brio, Marantz Imperial 7's, Klipsch Heresy III, Quartets, KG4's, KG1's, 'The Sixes', R-12SW, Polk SDA 2a's, Monitor 7cTL's, SDA CRS's, 4a's, Zu Audio Dirty Weekends, Pro-ject Acryl TT, Cambridge 851N, 351C, Panamax 5300PM
  • ThomasDThomasD Posts: 251
    Though, sadly there is apparently a current issue with a long term member here that was also somewhat involved in that discussion. But on the positive side that member has a strong support group of 'Polkies' here on the forum. I'm not involved in it but am always glad to see 'common sense' solidarity among the many members here. B) B)
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  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,305
    nspindel wrote: »
    Fun times - can we rename this thread "Group Buys Gone Wild!" The action starts on page 8 towards the bottom. If anyone wants to see a case study in how to get yourself banned from Club Polk, here it is:

    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/162344/dreadnaught-avel-lindberg-1000va-transformer-group-buy/p8

    Hey Neil! That was indeed a train wreck
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,567
    Man, was it really 2014 when that all enemy down? Seems like yesterday...
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,174
    Hey Neil good to hear from you. Hope all is well. Yes this one has been smooth so far we had some great folks in this one and some repeats from yours as well.
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,343
    It’s good to see y’all. The past year has been a wild ride. We bought the house and then decided to re-do the entire thing! So 3 bathrooms, a kitchen, 4 bedrooms, a living room and dining room later, I’m here to say hi! Haven’t been very focused on audio with all that’s been going on. But the interior work is just about done, now is the fun part - the pool and the landscaping!

    Just for kicks I went back through that mess of a group buy thread. It gets interesting again on page 12 when he pipes back in. I forgot about the whole part where he called AL directly and tried to muscle his way into the group but through back channels. And then he accused me of only being in it for the air miles. All $52 worth. And that led me to a Githens donation as a result. Definitely an entertaining read!

    I miss George Grand. In fact, that’s worthy of a new thread....
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,861
    Good to see you Neil. Yeah, that was head-shaking stuff handled superbly by you. The guy's immodest self-destruction is pretty hilarious in retrospect (also illustrates the shift in admin since that time IMO).

    I hope you'll return often. You are responsible for several positive steps in my audio journey.
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,154
    Wow Neil I had forgotten how much of a jerk that guy was and yes indeed you did handle it superbly. Thanks to that group purchase that you handled so well for us I've been able to use and enjoy monoblocks on my 1.2s ever since. It's been a few years since that group buy but my ears still thank you.
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,343
    Wow Neil I had forgotten how much of a jerk that guy was and yes indeed you did handle it superbly. Thanks to that group purchase that you handled so well for us I've been able to use and enjoy monoblocks on my 1.2s ever since. It's been a few years since that group buy but my ears still thank you.

    Yeah, that was one for the books! Glad the Dread is still keeping a smile on your face!
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,121
    Received mine today!!!!!!

    Thanks!!!!!!!














































































    LOL!!!!! >:)
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,174
    LOL B)
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,130
    Any updates on when these are expected to ship?
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    800 Va Dreadnought- Speaker Interconnect
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900
    Sangean HD FM Tuner

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,174
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Any updates on when these are expected to ship?

    14 weeks from the order. Probably another month.
  • Dr_WuDr_Wu Posts: 141
    I just bought DollarDave's CRS+ 4.1TLs. Before that, had no need of a Dreadnought. But, it appears it could put the icing on my "sound cake". I don't suppose there's any way to add me to the order this late?
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,174
    Dr_Wu wrote: »
    I just bought DollarDave's CRS+ 4.1TLs. Before that, had no need of a Dreadnought. But, it appears it could put the icing on my "sound cake". I don't suppose there's any way to add me to the order this late?

    No order has been sent long ago we are now waiting for them to be delivered. Some of us will have an 800va tranny to sell so stay tuned.
  • Dr_WuDr_Wu Posts: 141
    Thank you.
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 448
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Dr_Wu wrote: »
    I just bought DollarDave's CRS+ 4.1TLs. Before that, had no need of a Dreadnought. But, it appears it could put the icing on my "sound cake". I don't suppose there's any way to add me to the order this late?

    No order has been sent long ago we are now waiting for them to be delivered. Some of us will have an 800va tranny to sell so stay tuned.

    Yup, if you are patient enough I'd imagine quite a few of us will be looking to move our 800va's
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,806
    Just in case anyone on this thread did not see this in the FS section

    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/185715/dreadnought-case-sdas/p1

    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,
    USB helper: w4s Recovery
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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,130

    Just bought these for my soon to be new dreadnought IC's

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    I absolutely love the neutral clarity of these cables. Been watching for a good deal on another set on eBay to complete the connections. Hard to believe these are only their 5th best cables!
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    800 Va Dreadnought- Speaker Interconnect
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900
    Sangean HD FM Tuner

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,777
    edited March 16
    Sweet Mini Eclipse 8 nice why not go all out, bet you cant wait to get your dreadnought up and running. I dont know yet what I'm going use got a spare pair of wireworld Solstice, but still undecided.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,130
    Chomping at the bit actually! I read a review on these when I was shopping for upgrade cables and the reviewer compared them to his Nordst Odin reference cables. Then when Skip recommended them I was sold. Had my eye on a set on eBay anyway so I jumped. I know it might be overkill for the SDA IC's but what the heck. Just money. I can always make more.
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    800 Va Dreadnought- Speaker Interconnect
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900
    Sangean HD FM Tuner

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,777
    edited March 16
    Yeah I got a 800 VA like you do, l'm looking forward to comparing the two.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,669
    I finally feel like I reached the limits of the Equinox Speaker Cables. It took a $70,000 front end to get there...

    I’ve got some Silver Eclipse and Platinum Eclipse en route. I always have a pair of Mini Eclipse laying around though. It’s a thinner gauge than the Equinox but considered a higher model. It’s cheaper too.

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    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,130
    edited March 16
    DSkip wrote: »
    I finally feel like I reached the limits of the Equinox Speaker Cables. It took a $70,000 front end to get there...

    That's quite impressive for an entry level audiophile cable!
    DSkip wrote: »
    I always have a pair of Mini Eclipse laying around though. It’s a thinner gauge than the Equinox but considered a higher model. /quote]

    I think somewhere I read the Equinox originally were made with OFC but just recently changed to OCC.
    Post edited by audioluvr on
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    800 Va Dreadnought- Speaker Interconnect
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900
    Sangean HD FM Tuner

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,669
    Series 7 was OCC.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,130
    Thanks Skip. Contacted Wireworld about this and they said that the Eclipse lineup is cosmetic. Actual performance is in this link.

    http://www.wireworldcable.com/speaker-cables.html#quickcomp_speak
    Home System:
    SDA 1C's - Full mod with the help by Dave...
    800 Va Dreadnought- Speaker Interconnect
    WireWorld Mini-Eclipse 7 speaker cables
    Cambridge Audio Azur 851N - DAC/Streamer
    B&K Reference 50 Pre/Pro
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    BLE-Design 16mm Power Cables
    Denon DVD 2900
    Sangean HD FM Tuner

    Barn system:
    SDA SRS 2.3's Full mod done by myself
    Carver C-1 pre
    Carver M1.5t
    BluDenso - Bluetooth receiver/DAC
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,343
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Yeah I got a 800 VA like you do, l'm looking forward to comparing the two.

    I remember doing this comparison, thinking to myself "how much difference could it possibly make?" I was very surprised at how much better the 1000VA was!
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,121
    nspindel wrote: »
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Yeah I got a 800 VA like you do, l'm looking forward to comparing the two.

    I remember doing this comparison, thinking to myself "how much difference could it possibly make?" I was very surprised at how much better the 1000VA was!

    This^^^^^^^^^

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