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

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  • This is great fellas, nice to see another group buy. I was in on the last one and very happy with my decision as I am sure you all will be as well.
    Rock on
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    Kimber 8TC
    Sony 55" Bravia
    Wish list SVS sub

  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,254
    edited December 2018
    This thread needs more ****:

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    Edit: Apparently I need to get more creative in my misspelling of the word "pa-horn"
    Jay
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,157
    I dunno if we had 25 people that would be awesome :D :D

    Yes Jay we need more nudies :p B)
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,461
    Nerds spell it: pron...
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,157
    edited December 2018
    More pictures of Dreadnought's would maybe help.

    But lets not muddy it up with a bunch of banter of all kinds of other stuff.




  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,154
    Nice to see yet another group buy moving forward. For anyone on the fence about it this is a major step forward for these fine old speakers.
    I consider my dreadnaught and Larry's case from the last group buy quite possibly my best upgrade ever for my 1.2tl's. The removal of ground noise that I didn't know was there is noticeable from the very second the dreadnaught is plugged in.
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 780
    I don’t need one, but when has that ever been a prerequisite for an audio related purchase?

    I wold like to be in for one, if possible.
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,157
    daddyjt wrote: »
    I don’t need one, but when has that ever been a prerequisite for an audio related purchase?

    I wold like to be IN for one, if possible.

    Consider yourself in for one then. As you know the more we order the cheaper it gets for all.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,157
    OK here we go updated list as of 12/27/2018

    1. Erniejade

    2. pitdogg2

    3. La2vegas

    4. Gerres26

    5. Indyhawg

    6. StainOsteel2

    7. audioluvr

    8. Verb

    9. vcwatkins

    10. BC6

    11. Lightman1

    12. BlueBirdMusic

    13. daddyjt


    ALL BELOW ARE POSSIBLE

    14. gudnoyez

    15. honestaquarian

    16. monepolk

    17. GlennDog


    You guys on the fence if its going to make a difference or not @vcwatkins will have some pricing next week.




  • Ah screw it I'm in. :D

    This is going even faster than the last one. When you include all of us fence sitters, we are almost at 20 in less than a week!
    So imaging what will happen by January. Nobody thought this could possibly come close to the last one, but it's looking to me like it might be..........................

    @pitdogg2 apparently you missed this post from three days ago
    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.
  • So with @daddyjt joining that makes it 14 official
    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.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 961
    Are these for SDA only? I'd really like a lower noise floor. But not sure this is the answer for the RTA12.

    Thanks
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,362
    edited December 2018
    Yes that is correct. The dreadnought is a larger isolation transformer which is placed inline in the crossfieed cable that connects Polk SDA loudspeakers to one another. The RTA’s are predecessors to the SDA’s and do not have a crossfeed cable connecting them like the SD’A’s do. So the dreadnought has no place to go.
    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.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,157
    edited December 2018
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    OK here we go updated list as of 12/27/2018

    1. Erniejade

    2. pitdogg2

    3. La2vegas

    4. Gerres26

    5. Indyhawg

    6. StainOsteel2

    7. audioluvr

    8. Verb

    9. vcwatkins

    10. BC6

    11. Lightman1

    12. BlueBirdMusic

    13. daddyjt

    14. honestaquarian


    ALL BELOW ARE POSSIBLE

    15. gudnoyez

    16. monepolk

    17. GlennDog


    You guys on the fence if its going to make a difference or not @vcwatkins will have some pricing next week.




    Updated but yes Carlton I was more just double checking.

    Great addition @vcwatkins
    Thanks much appreciated

    Pitdogg2

  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,424
    edited December 2018
    I bought two 1000VA transformers on the last buy. I sold one of them and am using one currently. I sort of regret selling that second one. I would be in for buying another if the price is low enough (enough people). Count me in on the "possible" group. I hope this works out for everyone that does not have one currently.
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    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:
    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\
    My response is: If you need 60 seconds to respond in one sentence, you probably should't be evaluating Polk speakers.....


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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,806
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    Spot to the left of the stand is ready for the Dreadknot case.......
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,806
    Or a 2nd sub... that sub to the right already has dual 12's though....
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    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,461
    edited December 2018
    Ernie, is that a CSiA 6 Bing used as a TV riser?
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,806
    Tv is mounted to the wall. Just happens to not have much space between the bottom of the TV and the top of the speaker. Saved me from needing to do an in wall wire kit.

    I had rti12 ( sold recently) , still have the FXI a4's up stairs not being used. I should put the 4's up for sale soon. pfa01f4v0f3k.jpg
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    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • ThomasDThomasD Posts: 251
    Are there any SDA limitations for using the Dreadnought? Any version of SDA that wouldn't benefit from it? Having @westmassguy upgrade the 4 X/O's in my 2a's this winter and since I'm already down that rabbit hole might as well explore another one if it makes as much SQ difference as seems to be the consensus here. If my 2a's qualify as candidates, guess you better put me down for 1. Thanks
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,157
    edited December 2018
    ThomasD wrote: »
    Are there any SDA limitations for using the Dreadnought? Any version of SDA that wouldn't benefit from it? Having @westmassguy upgrade the 4 X/O's in my 2a's this winter and since I'm already down that rabbit hole might as well explore another one if it makes as much SQ difference as seems to be the consensus here. If my 2a's qualify as candidates, guess you better put me down for 1. Thanks

    Your SDA2's are Blade/blade and therefore not a candidate. But lets be real here. Sooner or later like everyone of us here that had a B/b SDA eventually you will have a pin/blade model that CAN use it. There will probably not be another group buy in the future. A few bought more than one last go around and ended up selling a spare. So you will be able to sell it in the future if you ever have to need to. A few people this time are buying another without a need for one because they know it's very unlikely that there will be another go around. We need at least 10 folks for the company to even consider a special run to make them we had that the first day.
    Like myself 3 yrs ago who didn't have a pin/blade model that could use it, I now do and wish I had bought one 3 yrs. ago when they had 25 folks and got much better pricing because of the fact they had 25 folks buying. There was at the time price breaks at 20 I believe was about $15 cheaper.
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,304
    ThomasD wrote: »
    Are there any SDA limitations for using the Dreadnought? Any version of SDA that wouldn't benefit from it? Having @westmassguy upgrade the 4 X/O's in my 2a's this winter and since I'm already down that rabbit hole might as well explore another one if it makes as much SQ difference as seems to be the consensus here. If my 2a's qualify as candidates, guess you better put me down for 1. Thanks

    Thomas, I would have quoted you on an 800VA Dreadnaught if it applied to your 2As.
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  • ThomasDThomasD Posts: 251
    @westmassguy Dave, should have realized you would have suggested it.

    @pitdogg2 You are correct in the possible eventuality of acquiring a larger pin/blade model should one become available up here. Don't know about selling it later if not needed with shipping to/from AK being prohibitive for many things, but......... Keep me in as a 'possible' please. Has a 'critical point of no return' date to decide been chosen yet?
    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
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,157
    ThomasD wrote: »
    @westmassguy Dave, should have realized you would have suggested it.

    @pitdogg2 You are correct in the possible eventuality of acquiring a larger pin/blade model should one become available up here. Don't know about selling it later if not needed with shipping to/from AK being prohibitive for many things, but......... Keep me in as a 'possible' please. Has a 'critical point of no return' date to decide been chosen yet?

    We are looking at doing this in the next few weeks. We will have our quote next week as to prices so we will probably move pretty soon after that.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,157
    edited December 2018
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    OK here we go updated list as of 12/3p/2018

    1. Erniejade

    2. pitdogg2

    3. La2vegas

    4. Gerres26

    5. Indyhawg

    6. StainOsteel2

    7. audioluvr

    8. Verb

    9. vcwatkins

    10. BC6

    11. Lightman1

    12. BlueBirdMusic

    13. daddyjt

    14. honestaquarian


    ALL BELOW ARE POSSIBLE

    15. gudnoyez

    16. monepolk

    17. GlennDog

    18. ThomasD

    19. Headrott


    You guys on the fence if its going to make a difference or not @vcwatkins will have some pricing next week.

    If all you guys on the fence and one more would commit I'm fairly certain with 20 it would be very favorable pricing.

    Thanks all
  • ThomasDThomasD Posts: 251
    Silly question but where am I missing the ‘watch this thread’ button? So I don’t miss updates.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,157
    edited December 2018
    bookmark it. star at top right on the page.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,806
    On the top of the page, there is a star. Click on it and it should change colors. That means you are subscribed to the thread.
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  • ThomasDThomasD Posts: 251


    erniejade wrote: »
    On the top of the page, there is a star. Click on it and it should change colors. That means you are subscribed to the thread.

    Duh..... somehow missed that.
    Thanks.
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