Dreadnought vs AI-1. 800va vs 1000va

What is the purpose,or function,of the dreadnought ? I also see different builds,with either a 800va,or a 1000va transformer,why is that ? I need to either build one,or purchase a built one. Is the original AI-1 any good ?

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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,753
    Wrong section.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,453
    I'll take it if F1 passes.
    I disabled signatures.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,564
    edited October 2017
    bassfann wrote: »
    What is the purpose,or function,of the dreadnought ? I also see different builds,with either a 800va,or a 1000va transformer,why is that ? I need to either build one,or purchase a built one. Is the original AI-1 any good ?

    You have been around since 2008, get your search on and read there is a VERY detailed account of the questions you aspire to have answered.
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,498
    What's the deal with commas supposedly making a space between words unnecessary??? :p
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,564
    edited October 2017
    Viking64 wrote: »
    What's the deal with commas supposedly making a space between words unnecessary??? :p

    He's winking at you ;)
  • agfrost
    agfrost Posts: 2,341
    Get your read on. Pictures devoured by the beast called fotobuckit.

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/comment/951110#Comment_951110
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  • bassfann
    bassfann Posts: 151
    agfrost wrote: »
    Get your read on. Pictures devoured by the beast called fotobuckit.

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/comment/951110#Comment_951110

    Thanks.
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    bassfann wrote: »
    What is the purpose,or function,of the dreadnought ? I also see different builds,with either a 800va,or a 1000va transformer,why is that ? I need to either build one,or purchase a built one. Is the original AI-1 any good ?

    You have been around since 2008, get your search on and read there is a VERY detailed account of the questions you aspire to have answered.
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    bassfann wrote: »
    What is the purpose,or function,of the dreadnought ? I also see different builds,with either a 800va,or a 1000va transformer,why is that ? I need to either build one,or purchase a built one. Is the original AI-1 any good ?

    You have been around since 2008, get your search on and read there is a VERY detailed account of the questions you aspire to have answered.
    My being around since 2008,is irrelevant.
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,498
    bassfann wrote: »
    My being around since 2008,is irrelevant.

    That,may,well,be,true.
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,498
    Oh....and: In with 73.
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,022
    I think it has something to do with not frying your non-common ground amp, but I haven't been around long enough to confirm that hypothesis.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,912
    F1nut wrote: »
    msg wrote: »
    I'll take it if F1 passes.

    I,passed,GO,and,collected,$200.00.

    And,I,stayed,at,a,Holiday,inn,last,nite,so,what’s,your,point,sir...

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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,912
    That,image,looks,like,Pacino,playing,Travolta,playing,a,lawyer.
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  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,498
    Isn'''t,that,Rocky,Montana?
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,498
    At first I thought "Dreadnaught" was a reggae version of Black Sabbath's "Supernaut".
  • bassfann
    bassfann Posts: 151
    I wasn't aware that this group was filled with children. I guess I shouldn't ask questions.
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,498
    edited October 2017
    bassfann wrote: »
    I,wasn't,aware,that,this,group,was,filled,with,children. I,guess,I,shouldn't,ask,questions.

    Butt-hurt detected.
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,498
    Viking64 wrote: »
    bassfann wrote: »
    I wasn't aware that this group was filled with children. I guess I shouldn't ask questions.

    Butt,hurt,detected.

    *fixed
  • bassfann
    bassfann Posts: 151
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Viking64 wrote: »
    bassfann wrote: »
    I wasn't aware that this group was filled with children. I guess I shouldn't ask questions.

    Butt,hurt,detected.

    *fixed
    Viking64 wrote: »
    bassfann wrote: »
    I,wasn't,aware,that,this,group,was,filled,with,children. I,guess,I,shouldn't,ask,questions.

    Butt-hurt detected.

    Yes..........it hurt my feelings ! I asked a question,and only one person steered me in the right direction. I thought we were here to have discussions about audio. I don't mind banter and ball busting,but you could still answer the question.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,595
    The 800v and 1000v is definitely an upgrade over the A-1
    800v you can by direct with no special. You could wait a year or more for a 1000v on a group by

    IMHO...go with an 800v
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