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

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,234
    verb wrote: »
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    In case there are folks who are new to the Dreadnought and would like to investigate in advance of joining @pitdogg2's 2019 Group Buy, here is some info:

    PURPOSE
    The purpose of the group is to purchase at a discount the Avel Lindberg 1000VA isolation transformer for use in the AI-1 Dreadnought developed by @DarqueKnight which greatly improves the sound quality that is possible from Polk's SDA speakers. See DarqueKnight's upgrade thread for details.

    ORDERING
    Cost is TBD, based on the soon-to-be-received quote and participation level. Historically, there are price breaks beyond the 10-unit minimum at 15, 20, 25, and 30. The quote at 10ea in 2016 was $292.88 plus $17.55 shipping & insurance. A-L will provide quotes for any shipping outside the CONUS.

    Once the group buy goal is reached, full payments are collected from members. Once all payments are collected, the order is placed and payment made. Lead time has historically been quoted at 12 weeks which allows plenty of time for members to purchase cases and parts. Units are shipped directly to members via USPS Priority Mail. Packing is adequate but not luxurious.

    DESIGN & ASSEMBLY INFO
    Assembly is very easy and straightforward, and the end product is extremely rewarding.
    Toolfan's 2017 Cases
    F1's Neutrik Design
    Parts Lists & Discussion (2016 GB p.10)
    Bolt & Faston info + agfrost's use of slightly different Neutrik's
    F1nut's outriggers and spikes

    BINDING POST CONNECTIONS
    DarqueKnight's original Dreadnought. Note this is using the 800VA, but the 1000VA is the same scheme.
    Right Pin = Red/Yellow
    Right Blade (Negative Speaker Terminal) = Black/Orange
    Left Pin = Grey/Brown
    Left Blade (Negative Speaker Terminal) = Blue/Violet
    DN-inside-side-r.jpg
    DN-rear001-r.jpg

    NEUTRIK CONNECTIONS
    F1nut's Neutrik Dreadnought (link above). I believe this arrangement is consistent with Larry's latest batch of cases. For same-side Neutriks with 90deg connectors, see below.
    F1nut wrote: »
    Red/Yellow (right pin) to 1+
    Black/Orange (right blade) to 1-
    Grey/Brown (left pin) to 1+
    Blue/Violet (left blade) to 1-
    DSC01998.jpg
    @agfrost's Neutrik set (with spare direct interconnect cable) Note: Neutrik also makes a male-to-male lockable coupler that could be used with existing Dreadnought cables to bypass the Dreadnought.
    DreadnaughtCase_zpsd22274e1.jpg
    @stainless0steel2's Same-side 90deg Neutrik design
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    DYNAMAT
    DarqueKnight's Dynamatted base
    DNVer2No2IntAssy-s.jpg
    F1nut's Dynamtted top
    DSC01997.jpg

    DARQUEKNIGHT'S DREADNOUGHT DEVELOPMENT
    1000VA Upgrade (2012)
    Original 800VA Dreadnought (2008)

    PREVIOUS GROUP BUYS
    2016 Group Buy
    2014 Group Buy
    2012 Group Buy


    Craig thank you so much for posting this. Us dreadnaught newbies would be lost (at least I'm speaking for myself) without it. For me, lot's of searching (no I'm not lazy), links not found (pre-vanilla), etc. Man, this subject IMO would be a great sticky thread!

    @KennethSwauger what say you? :smile:

    A search of "Dreadnought" would of gave you a ton of info as well.
  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,857
    verb wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    FestYboy wrote: »
    I gotta tap out, sorry. My cat's vet bill wiped me out. :'( I'll have to settle for the 800VA unit later.... Priorities.

    Understand we've all been there in one form or another.
    Thanks for the conformation

    Hey Dog, put me in for 2, @FestYboy it's yours when you need it.

    Wow :o:'( thank you, that seriously just made me emotional.
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,682
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    to the top

    Ivan the Enabler :o
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    2 Channel
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,234
    edited January 2019
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    to the top

    Ivan the Enabler :o

    Shut up Brian it's all your fault...... :#:#
    I see you lol'ing

    Actually someone reached out to me pm and there may be one more possible so i thought I'd keep it on the front page just in case.
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,658
    Ivan, i might need to cancel. I am going to sell off all of my equipment and just get a soundbar.










    Haaaaa. Who am i kidding. You all know me better then that?
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    Have but haven't used in a while: Cayin SCD50T, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9
  • For those who will be doing upgrades to their SDA's
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,425
    Just out of curiosity how many units are we up to with all of the people who are doing doubles and such now?

    I've purchased like 5 of these in recent yrs. What's the cut-off date? cuz I could go another . . . they always sell (never asked more than purchased price) . . . and btw, I took a bath on my SRS sale combo deal
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
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    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
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    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,234
    edited January 2019
    no order has been placed yet just pay for how many you want. Last time I looked it was past 25 and we were at 248.00 each with shipping.

    @vcwatkins should have reached out to you if you were on the list already.
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    @GlennDog, PM me if you definitely want in and let me know if there are changes in shipping info from '16.

    I'm still waiting on shipping info from a couple; but once that's complete, and I get shipping quotes on non-CONUS ones, I'll send out requests for payment. Hopefully 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
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    edited January 2019
    Check that, Eric. I've received. (I was looking at old spreadsheet.)
    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
    I have sent payment info to Group Buy participants (list below) via PM. Please let me know of any errors/omissions.

    If you did not receive a PM but wish to participate in the Group Buy, please PM me soon. I will need shipping info as well (name, address, phone, email if possible to confirm receipt). Last minute additions are welcome up until the time collections are complete and the order is ready to be placed.

    Thanks!
    Craig

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    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
    Great job on settling up, guys! 25% complete in first hour!
    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
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,783
    Brian the instigator
    Ivan the pusher
    Watkins the collector

    Great job guys!!
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,234
    where's the "vic" for Craig and I ???? Don't make send the lightman out :#:#
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,671
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    where's the "vic" for Craig and I ???? Don't make send the lightman out :#:#

    Whatcha need, Ivan?
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,783
    teonanacatl
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

    erat interfectorem cesar et **** dictatorem dicere a
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,671
    Drugs are bad, Ron....nnnnKay?
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    Great job on settling up, guys! 54% complete!
    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
  • westmassguy
    westmassguy Posts: 6,746
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    where's the "vic" for Craig and I ???? Don't make send the lightman out :#:#

    I believe it's "Vig"
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
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    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

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  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    If there's anyone who has not joined the Group Buy but would like to, there's still time. Late additions are welcome up until the point when collections are complete.

    You'll need to PM me your shipping info (name address, phone, email if possible to confirm receipt) and make payment after receiving my confirmation.

    After last night's receipts, we are at 54% complete.
    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
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,234
    edited January 2019
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    where's the "vic" for Craig and I ???? Don't make send the lightman out :#:#

    I believe it's "Vig"

    wiseguy :D
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    edited January 2019
    Late Additions Welcome
    If there's anyone who has not joined the Group Buy but would like to, there's still time - up until the point when collections are complete. You'll need to PM me soon. Shipped cost is $248.

    We are currently at 75% complete. Thanks guys!
    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
    Great job! Only 3 to go!
    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
  • Gerres26
    Gerres26 Posts: 782
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    Great job! Only 3 to go!

    Impressive!!!
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,234
    very nice guys you rock....