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

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  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,216
    Man, was it really 2014 when that all enemy down? Seems like yesterday...
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,546
    Hey Neil good to hear from you. Hope all is well. Yes this one has been smooth so far we had some great folks in this one and some repeats from yours as well.
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    It’s good to see y’all. The past year has been a wild ride. We bought the house and then decided to re-do the entire thing! So 3 bathrooms, a kitchen, 4 bedrooms, a living room and dining room later, I’m here to say hi! Haven’t been very focused on audio with all that’s been going on. But the interior work is just about done, now is the fun part - the pool and the landscaping!

    Just for kicks I went back through that mess of a group buy thread. It gets interesting again on page 12 when he pipes back in. I forgot about the whole part where he called AL directly and tried to muscle his way into the group but through back channels. And then he accused me of only being in it for the air miles. All $52 worth. And that led me to a Githens donation as a result. Definitely an entertaining read!

    I miss George Grand. In fact, that’s worthy of a new thread....
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    Good to see you Neil. Yeah, that was head-shaking stuff handled superbly by you. The guy's immodest self-destruction is pretty hilarious in retrospect (also illustrates the shift in admin since that time IMO).

    I hope you'll return often. You are responsible for several positive steps in my audio journey.
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  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,595
    Wow Neil I had forgotten how much of a jerk that guy was and yes indeed you did handle it superbly. Thanks to that group purchase that you handled so well for us I've been able to use and enjoy monoblocks on my 1.2s ever since. It's been a few years since that group buy but my ears still thank you.
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    Wow Neil I had forgotten how much of a jerk that guy was and yes indeed you did handle it superbly. Thanks to that group purchase that you handled so well for us I've been able to use and enjoy monoblocks on my 1.2s ever since. It's been a few years since that group buy but my ears still thank you.

    Yeah, that was one for the books! Glad the Dread is still keeping a smile on your face!
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 14,603
    Received mine today!!!!!!

    Thanks!!!!!!!














































































    LOL!!!!! >:)
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,310
    Any updates on when these are expected to ship?
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,546
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Any updates on when these are expected to ship?

    14 weeks from the order. Probably another month.
  • Dr_Wu
    Dr_Wu Posts: 214
    I just bought DollarDave's CRS+ 4.1TLs. Before that, had no need of a Dreadnought. But, it appears it could put the icing on my "sound cake". I don't suppose there's any way to add me to the order this late?
    Speakers: Polk SDA-CRS+ 4.1TL/Wharfedale EVO4.3; Amp: Parasound A21 Halo; Pre: NAD C165BEE; Regenerator: PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant3; Streamer: Auralic Aries Mini/TeraDak LPS; Phono: AT LP-3/VM540Ml; CD: Onkyo C390>ProJect DAC Box S2+/TeraDak LPS; Cables: Wireworld Silver Eclipse7 speaker, High Fidelity Cables Reveal IC (pre/amp), Wireworld Silver Eclipse8 IC (streamer; DAC), Wireworld Silver Starlight digital coax (CD/DAC); Power cables: NRG Custom Cables "The Five" (regenerator; amp; streamer; DAC); Subwoofer: REL T/5i; EQ: Soundcraftsmen RP2212
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,546
    Dr_Wu wrote: »
    I just bought DollarDave's CRS+ 4.1TLs. Before that, had no need of a Dreadnought. But, it appears it could put the icing on my "sound cake". I don't suppose there's any way to add me to the order this late?

    No order has been sent long ago we are now waiting for them to be delivered. Some of us will have an 800va tranny to sell so stay tuned.
  • Dr_Wu
    Dr_Wu Posts: 214
    Thank you.
    Speakers: Polk SDA-CRS+ 4.1TL/Wharfedale EVO4.3; Amp: Parasound A21 Halo; Pre: NAD C165BEE; Regenerator: PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant3; Streamer: Auralic Aries Mini/TeraDak LPS; Phono: AT LP-3/VM540Ml; CD: Onkyo C390>ProJect DAC Box S2+/TeraDak LPS; Cables: Wireworld Silver Eclipse7 speaker, High Fidelity Cables Reveal IC (pre/amp), Wireworld Silver Eclipse8 IC (streamer; DAC), Wireworld Silver Starlight digital coax (CD/DAC); Power cables: NRG Custom Cables "The Five" (regenerator; amp; streamer; DAC); Subwoofer: REL T/5i; EQ: Soundcraftsmen RP2212
  • Gerres26
    Gerres26 Posts: 764
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Dr_Wu wrote: »
    I just bought DollarDave's CRS+ 4.1TLs. Before that, had no need of a Dreadnought. But, it appears it could put the icing on my "sound cake". I don't suppose there's any way to add me to the order this late?

    No order has been sent long ago we are now waiting for them to be delivered. Some of us will have an 800va tranny to sell so stay tuned.

    Yup, if you are patient enough I'd imagine quite a few of us will be looking to move our 800va's
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,558
    Just in case anyone on this thread did not see this in the FS section

    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/185715/dreadnought-case-sdas/p1

    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse RCA, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R,Wireworld Silver Eclipse SC, Tyler Highland H2, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Innuos Zen MK3 , W4S recovery, LKS MH-da004,

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,310

    Just bought these for my soon to be new dreadnought IC's

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    I absolutely love the neutral clarity of these cables. Been watching for a good deal on another set on eBay to complete the connections. Hard to believe these are only their 5th best cables!
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,645
    edited March 2019
    Sweet Mini Eclipse 8 nice why not go all out, bet you cant wait to get your dreadnought up and running. I dont know yet what I'm going use got a spare pair of wireworld Solstice, but still undecided.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,310
    Chomping at the bit actually! I read a review on these when I was shopping for upgrade cables and the reviewer compared them to his Nordst Odin reference cables. Then when Skip recommended them I was sold. Had my eye on a set on eBay anyway so I jumped. I know it might be overkill for the SDA IC's but what the heck. Just money. I can always make more.
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,645
    edited March 2019
    Yeah I got a 800 VA like you do, l'm looking forward to comparing the two.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,310
    edited March 2019
    DSkip wrote: »
    I finally feel like I reached the limits of the Equinox Speaker Cables. It took a $70,000 front end to get there...

    That's quite impressive for an entry level audiophile cable!
    DSkip wrote: »
    I always have a pair of Mini Eclipse laying around though. It’s a thinner gauge than the Equinox but considered a higher model. /quote]

    I think somewhere I read the Equinox originally were made with OFC but just recently changed to OCC.
    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
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,310
    Thanks Skip. Contacted Wireworld about this and they said that the Eclipse lineup is cosmetic. Actual performance is in this link.

    http://www.wireworldcable.com/speaker-cables.html#quickcomp_speak
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • nspindel
    nspindel Posts: 5,343
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Yeah I got a 800 VA like you do, l'm looking forward to comparing the two.

    I remember doing this comparison, thinking to myself "how much difference could it possibly make?" I was very surprised at how much better the 1000VA was!
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 14,603
    nspindel wrote: »
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Yeah I got a 800 VA like you do, l'm looking forward to comparing the two.

    I remember doing this comparison, thinking to myself "how much difference could it possibly make?" I was very surprised at how much better the 1000VA was!

    This^^^^^^^^^

  • Mr_Hz
    Mr_Hz Posts: 176
    nspindel wrote: »
    Fun times - can we rename this thread "Group Buys Gone Wild!" The action starts on page 8 towards the bottom. If anyone wants to see a case study in how to get yourself banned from Club Polk, here it is:

    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/162344/dreadnaught-avel-lindberg-1000va-transformer-group-buy/p8

    Hah! Sorry to have been the instigator in all that...
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,310
    edited March 2019
    Getting ready! Just built the Wireworld Mini- Eclipse interconnect cables. Come on A/L!

    k80b2u91wzfc.jpeg
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,546
    Sweet in with 54
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,310
    Auditioning them now on the 800va Dreadnought. REALLY nice! Sorry Dog, I'll be moving the old stuff to the barn for my 2.3's
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    Hey folks, I haven't heard anything from A-L on expected shipment dates. Typically, they don't give a heads-up before completion but, just out of the blue, start sending out tracking emails. Since this Thursday is the end of week 14, I'll check in with them today to see if they can update.

    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
    I'm afraid the news is not good:

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    50% longer production time, sigh. Since this is a dramatically different deal than what group members were buying into, I will buy out any members who are not willing to wait until mid-June. Please PM me if you want out.

    So sorry about this guys,

    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
  • Manticore
    Manticore Posts: 408
    Well @vcwatkins , not your fault. Mid June it is. Thanks for doing everything for us!!!
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