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

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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,686
    Nope,
    But Sketchy Craig was spotted in Jersey throwing out bets on the roulette tables ;)
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  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,135
    Nothing here
    "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!
  • honestaquarian
    honestaquarian Posts: 2,978
    Nothing here yet.
    It's been almost ten weeks since the order was placed.
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,869
    It takes 12 weeks.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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  • honestaquarian
    honestaquarian Posts: 2,978
    Yup,but several people who have done the groups buys in the past said that they often get them before 12 weeks.
  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 4,874
    Slackers......got mine 2 weeks ago.










    Kiddin >:)
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  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Nope,
    But Sketchy Craig was spotted in Jersey throwing out bets on the roulette tables ;)
    Hehe, I actually was on holiday; but sadly, there was no roulette.
    Should be hearing something soon.
    Study: Roon * ProJect Stream Box Ultra & Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * DH Labs SS Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Audio: PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Belles 20a * Pass Aleph 30 - Zu Omen DW * Sunfire Sig II - Polk SRS 2.3tl * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3
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  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,135
    I expect to be surprised one day soon.

    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!
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    Worth the wait...
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    A-L estimates they "should start shipping approx the end of the 3rd week of April... (although) not possible to pinpoint precisely at this point. Emails with tracking numbers will be sent when each one is processed for shipment. The Post Office then picks up the following day."

    This would make it a little later than 12 weeks out, likely due to order more than tripling from the original quote.

    Craig
    Study: Roon * ProJect Stream Box Ultra & Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * DH Labs SS Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Audio: PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Belles 20a * Pass Aleph 30 - Zu Omen DW * Sunfire Sig II - Polk SRS 2.3tl * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3
    Den: Sonore ultraRendu * Cary xCiter * Dayens Menuetto * KEF LS50
  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,135
    Thanks for the update Craig

    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!
  • honestaquarian
    honestaquarian Posts: 2,978
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    JU FARGON AISHOLE! :s
    JU FARGON SOMENOMBENCH!
    JU FARGON CORKSUCKER!!

    been watching Johnny Dangerously ??

    NEOW!!
    (*what movie did THAT ONE come from??*) ;)
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,774
    Is there still time to get in on this project?
    You can put me down for a transformer.

    Nope this ship has sailed...
  • kmeek
    kmeek Posts: 225
    Is there still time to get in on this project?
    You can put me down for a transformer.

    Sorry @gadgetman1966 these were a special order from Avel Lindberg that required a minimum order. A special group buy was put together (thanks @vcwatkins et al.) and placed back in January. We are now all waiting the 12 weeks for them to manufacture and ship them.

    You might check with Avel Lindberg towards the end of the month to see if maybe they made any extra in the manufacture run. If not you can always buy the 800VA transformer (Part# Y236906) which they stock.
  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,135
    Gadgetman, if you do some searching of old threads you'll find the "in stock" 800vA to be almost as nice as the 1000vA model. I bet some here would find it hard to tell the difference.

    If you are looking to build a Dreadnought, the A/L 800vA Y236906 is excellent for this application.

    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!
  • MrBuhl
    MrBuhl Posts: 2,419
    ^^ Indeed, I built one of each and both are very nice upgrades ^^ though the big one just seems like a hoss!
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,869
    If you are looking to build a Dreadnought, the A/L 800vA Y236906 is excellent for this application.

    Agreed
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • I have an extra set of these faceplates (and female neutrik connections) I'd like to give away. I made two sets and I'll never use the black ones. They'll just end up sitting in my closet forever. They allow the dreadnaught to sit flat so only the blank face is showing. It's been mentioned that these sound better when they're in the vertical. But if you want to join me "above the influence" and go horizontal let me know. Just reimburse me for shipping. B)
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  • kmeek
    kmeek Posts: 225
    @ER308L, I would like to get then from you. I will PM you. Thanks
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,869
    You can still go vertical with that arrangement.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    Any of these starting to show up yet? Can't wait to hear about all these SDA's sounding better after all these Dreads get built!
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 24,135
    Nothing yet, maybe in the next 10-14 days
    "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!
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    Had my parents visiting a few weeks ago, and was showing my father the new rig. He asked me what the big black box was in back of the rack, and I was explaining the whole Dread thing to him. I've given him SDA demos in the past, but not since I've been using the tranny. He was an electrical engineer back in the day, so he got a good kick out of the demo. I showed him this thread and how 30+ more of them are about to be built...
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 14,613
    No word on shipping yet of the transformers??
  • honestaquarian
    honestaquarian Posts: 2,978
    edited April 2017
    End of this week is what I got from Avel-Lindburg yesterday
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    Shipping should begin tomorrow.
    Study: Roon * ProJect Stream Box Ultra & Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * DH Labs SS Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Audio: PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Belles 20a * Pass Aleph 30 - Zu Omen DW * Sunfire Sig II - Polk SRS 2.3tl * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3
    Den: Sonore ultraRendu * Cary xCiter * Dayens Menuetto * KEF LS50
  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,089
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    Shipping should begin tomorrow.

  • monepolk
    monepolk Posts: 1,115
    Does the this come with the disk that you put the mounting bolt thru?
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