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

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  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    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.
  • honestaquarian
    honestaquarian Posts: 2,978
    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
  • kmeek
    kmeek 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....
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    It'll all be 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
    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
    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
  • RobbyKY
    RobbyKY Posts: 117
    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
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  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    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
    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
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    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.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,796
    Now you tell us :/
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  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    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.
    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
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    Received one confirmation via email. Waiting to hear from:

    @250GTLusso
    @dd2753
    @Polk65
    @villock

    Please update me on your status when possible.

    Thanks!
    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
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    Waiting for confirmation from:

    @250GTLusso
    @dd2753
    @villock

    Please update me on your status when possible.

    Thanks,
    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
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    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
    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
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 14,660
    What Jesse said^^^^^
  • gmcman
    gmcman Posts: 1,627
    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
  • Stew
    Stew Posts: 645
    Looks right. This is what I used:

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

    Secondary - Right
    - (0v):        Orange & Black
    + (115v):  Red & Yellow
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  • 250GTLusso
    250GTLusso 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).
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,139
    Another huge THANK YOU to you, Steve for getting the ball rolling.
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  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    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.
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    Wish I could say I've built mine. I even have a few parts to order yet, sigh.
    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
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,990
    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.
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  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    Bummer
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • ptrooper
    ptrooper Posts: 472
    edited May 2017
    Any one selling a dreadnaught. ? I know someone here in Perth Australia who is chasing one!
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,258
    Bump

    Take a look fellers and please gloss over the BS somewhere in the middle. A lot of good info in here.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,258
    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?
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,691
    I’m down.
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  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,671
    edited December 2018
    IN.... You dummies...

    And! Dealing with Sketchy Craig causes much concern with me.
  • ptrooper
    ptrooper Posts: 472
    @pitdogg2 not chasing one now ,thanks for asking!