Dreadnought Case Interest Check...

So with the Group-buy-2019-dreadnought-avel-lindberg-1000va-isolation-transformers I figured I would start a new thread to see who is all going to be wanting one, and see if it's going to be worth running them, I will do my best to keep the same cost as the last runs, but aluminum has gone up since the tariffs as well as Black Anodizing that I would use for the side panels..

My thought is if cost becomes an issue, and to keep cost down we could cut out the Black Anodizing for the side panels and just Powder Coat them a Smooth Black, and keep the case a Texture Black, that way we still have the contrast with the two colors, let me know your thoughts on this, if everyone is okay with this it shouldn't be a problem on cost as I can have the powder done in house, and cut out the outside process..

The cost on the last run's was $100 shipped...




Reminder: If you already have one of my cases, they fit both the 800va and the 1000va, so if you are just upgrading to the 1000va there is no need to buy another case if you don't want to...
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,076
    edited January 2019
    Count me in Larry.
    Thanks for your time and expertise

    I'm good with the powder coat to keep cost down as well.
  • BC6BC6 Posts: 109
    I'm in. Thanks!
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  • ManticoreManticore Posts: 408
    Count me in also. Black Anodized sounds great!! Either way in.
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  • ThomasDThomasD Posts: 260
    @Toolfan66
    Your tentative cost of $100 is more than fair and not a concern to me. If a pair of qualifying SDA's present themselves, the positioning of the 'Dreadnought' in my system would be in a visually dominating location and basically 'on display'. I'd probably be looking at having the case engraved and some custom grey anodizing to more closely match my 'Carver' gear. Is just the natural, un-textured aluminum finish an option? Thanks
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  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 650
    Larry, do you have any pics of the last run you did? Anodized does sound nice but not if it runs the cost up too high.
  • RobbyKYRobbyKY Posts: 116
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    The black anodizing on the end panels from the last run is a beautiful contrast to the powder coat on the body. Hard to capture black on black with a simple iPhone. And yes, I've not gotten around to sourcing out some decent knobs for the spikes yet...

    I would consider a grey version if you could match the old Carver gear like ThomasD suggested as this next unit will operate with a set of Carver M-4.0t amps but I'm perfectly happy with whatever the group direction is. Of course, Bob couldn't match colors himself between production runs so picking which version of "Carver Grey" would be a monumental task without a specific sample I would think?? My current dreadnought operates with a set of TFM-55's that are black and I bought a new black faceplate for the C-1 preamp off the 'bay to be all matchy/matchy.

    Put me down for one (1) case this go-round please!!

    Robby
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,717
    In for one case. Thanks Larry!
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,576
    I'm in for a plain one.
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
  • As long as I got in on the transformer buy, I'm in for one of these.
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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,494
    In for one (1) please. I have one of your other (silver sides) cases, and it is top notch. I am not concerned about finish/color on this one.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,076
    RobbyKY wrote: »
    adca6u2cf6pn.jpg

    The black anodizing on the end panels from the last run is a beautiful contrast to the powder coat on the body. Hard to capture black on black with a simple iPhone. And yes, I've not gotten around to sourcing out some decent knobs for the spikes yet...

    I would consider a grey version if you could match the old Carver gear like ThomasD suggested as this next unit will operate with a set of Carver M-4.0t amps but I'm perfectly happy with whatever the group direction is. Of course, Bob couldn't match colors himself between production runs so picking which version of "Carver Grey" would be a monumental task without a specific sample I would think?? My current dreadnought operates with a set of TFM-55's that are black and I bought a new black faceplate for the C-1 preamp off the 'bay to be all matchy/matchy.

    Put me down for one (1) case this go-round please!!

    Robby

    Let it be known that the outrigger feet are NOT included

    Thanks
  • ThomasDThomasD Posts: 260
    Let it be known that the outrigger feet are NOT included

    What?! That may be a deal breaker!! ;);)
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  • RobbyKYRobbyKY Posts: 116
    Let it be known that the outrigger feet are NOT included

    Nope, those are 80/20 "10 Series" 4199 pivot arm parts. I use a lot of their stuff and had these laying around. The small ones are about $5 each but they show out of stock on Amazon lately. Just bought some direct so still in production.

    You can find them here:

    https://8020.net/shop/4199.html[/url]

    They also come in black but I liked the contrast:

    https://8020.net/shop/4199-black.html

    Robby

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    Bar/Card Room: Carver TFM-55, Carver C-1(BillD), Oppo BDP-93, SDA SRS 3.1
    Son's Room: Carver TFM-55, Carver C-1(BillD), Laptop/AQ Dragonfly, SDA SRS 3.1
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,464
    I made the cut so yes Larry put me down for one, I'm pretty sure the one on my800va is one of yours fine workmanship indeed. I'm down for one of these from the new run . Thanks
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,235
    I’m in! Thanks Larry for doing this!
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  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 650
    Much nicer than my Hammond version...I'm in for one please!
  • Hey what happened to the last thread from this morning?
    Anyway I’m in for one
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,529
    Larry--Count me in.
  • ThomasDThomasD Posts: 260
    Am I correct in assuming that these 1 KVA torrids don’t generate any appreciable heat when used in this SDA IC configuration? I see no venting on the cabinets so no ventilation issues?
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,076
    Never any heat
  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,583
    I'm in for one case.

    Thank you again Larry.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,389
    I'm in please
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  • Put me down for a case please.

    I plan to terminate my cable directly inside the box without fancy terminals. Already have an updated heavy gauge cable with speakon terminals.
    One less link in the chain.
    Any downside I’m missing besides the bling factor?
  • verbverb Posts: 10,235
    So Larry @Toolfan66 getting my read on about the whole dreadnaught thing, and found this:

    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/166261/finally-neutrik-dreadnought-etc

    Gotta admit, those red panels look great, not to mention the other bling mods you made! Wow! :smiley:

    Is this group buy only black panels this time? :blush:
    ld2816k8scqh.png
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 1,089
    Put me down for 1!
  • ThomasDThomasD Posts: 260
    verb wrote: »
    So Larry @Toolfan66 getting my read on about the whole dreadnaught thing, and found this:

    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/166261/finally-neutrik-dreadnought-etc

    Gotta admit, those red panels look great, not to mention the other bling mods you made! Wow! :smiley:

    Is this group buy only black panels this time? :blush:
    ld2816k8scqh.png
    verb wrote: »
    So Larry @Toolfan66 getting my read on about the whole dreadnaught thing, and found this:

    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/166261/finally-neutrik-dreadnought-etc

    Gotta admit, those red panels look great, not to mention the other bling mods you made! Wow! :smiley:

    Is this group buy only black panels this time? :blush:
    ld2816k8scqh.png

    @Toolfan66 I for one would sure consider paying an up charge for a different anodizing option. B)
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  • B-ManB-Man Posts: 13
    Larry - thanks for your generosity. Please put me down for 2.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,576
    edited January 2019
    Put me down for a case please.

    I plan to terminate my cable directly inside the box without fancy terminals. Already have an updated heavy gauge cable with speakon terminals.
    One less link in the chain.
    Any downside I’m missing besides the bling factor?

    The box is essentially an RF shield (with bling). How you terminate is your choice but think of a boat with holes in it during a storm... Essentially you could install it in one of your speakers for that invisible effect but where is the "cool" in that?
    Post edited by audioluvr on
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,860
    edited January 2019
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Essentially you could install it in one of your speakers for that invisible effect

    This is a bad idea.
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