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

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  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,558
    SWEET!!
    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,

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac11,Aries Mini
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,562
    Thanks Craig... I hope mine don't come packaged like that gif....
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,648
    Awesome looking for its arrival, thanks Craig.
    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)
  • indyhawg
    indyhawg Posts: 1,559
  • verb
    verb Posts: 9,809
    edited June 2019
    I'm in! Oh wait, I'm in already! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, 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, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    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
    Garage: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    Well, I never received a shipping notice as was done in the past, but the transformer arrived a few minutes ago.

    Group buy members, please let me know when yours arrives.

    I'll send out confirmation requests later to those who don't confirm in this thread.

    Thanks for your patience!


    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
    Wow, the mailman ( not the regular guy ) was observed trying to put this behemoth in my mail box! What a Dilbert!! Box arrived in perfect shape and not all beat up. Its pretty heavy. Now with it raining and all i actually have something to do today.
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    Thanks to @pitdogg2, @erniejade for recommending this group buy & @vcwatkins for doing all the leg work for us. It is greatly appreciated. Its great to be a member of this fine group & community know as Polk Forum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank You
    Denon AVR X4200W
    Parasound A23 amplifier
    Parasound A23 amplifier
    LG 65" Ultra HD4k
    LG 4kBR - UP970
    Denon DVM 4800
    Denon DP 3000 turntable
    Saec 308sx tonearm w/
    Dynavector 10x5 cart
    Vincent PHO 701 Phono Preamp
    MIT Avt3 Speaker c's
    Audio Quest Big Sur ic's
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Polk LSim 707
    Polk LSiM706c
    Polk RTiA 3's
    Polk 80F/X-RT
    Polk DSW PRO 440wi sub
    Infinity bu2 sub
    "The early Klingon gets the Gagh"
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,562
    Very nice ! I'm looking forward to receiving mine.
  • daddyjt
    daddyjt Posts: 1,433
    Manticore wrote: »

    Thanks to @pitdogg2, @erniejade for recommending this group buy & @vcwatkins for doing all the leg work for us. It is greatly appreciated. Its great to be a member of this fine group & community know as Polk Forum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank You

    +1

    “Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • honestaquarian
    honestaquarian Posts: 2,973
    You don't realize just how big and heavy those things are until you actually have it in your possession. Then you're thinking "WHAT have I gotten myself into here???"
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,651
    Big iron was just dropped off at the warehouse. Sweet! I'm lazy. Who has a wiring schematic?
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,909
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Big iron was just dropped off at the warehouse. Sweet! I'm lazy. Who has a wiring schematic?
    You are the Lightman... you don’t need no stinkin schematics. Just plug a couple bare wires straight into the wall and firmly grasp the others in your sweaty palms while standing in a bathtub.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,651
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,562
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Good times! :D

    check your phone lightning rod... B)

  • Gerres26
    Gerres26 Posts: 764
    Its here! Its here!
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  • Manticore
    Manticore Posts: 408
    Well after a few hours of listening i am sold on this purchase of the Dreadnought. For me i have noticed more depth, width and an increase of my bass & mid bass. The sound is really improved for the better.

    I was going to go with a cut up MIT cable but, decided to use what i was originally using for an SDA cable. A Supra quad something or another. I wound up adding a jumper like i did when upgrading my 1C's so i am using all four connectors on the Neutric connector. An easy peasy job hooking up when using @DarqueKnight instructions. diqq5nc4u2uw.jpg
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    Also, Larry this box is da bomb. This just adds to the total package with great looks & build. Quality through & through. Thank You Larry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Denon AVR X4200W
    Parasound A23 amplifier
    Parasound A23 amplifier
    LG 65" Ultra HD4k
    LG 4kBR - UP970
    Denon DVM 4800
    Denon DP 3000 turntable
    Saec 308sx tonearm w/
    Dynavector 10x5 cart
    Vincent PHO 701 Phono Preamp
    MIT Avt3 Speaker c's
    Audio Quest Big Sur ic's
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Polk LSim 707
    Polk LSiM706c
    Polk RTiA 3's
    Polk 80F/X-RT
    Polk DSW PRO 440wi sub
    Infinity bu2 sub
    "The early Klingon gets the Gagh"
  • gmcman
    gmcman Posts: 1,616
    Mine arrived today as well.....thanks again.
  • indyhawg
    indyhawg Posts: 1,559
    Mine arrived today also.
  • JayCee
    JayCee Posts: 1,179
    @vcwatkins Just unboxed mine. Craig, thank you for your efforts!
    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: PS Audio P15 Power Plant Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends Streamer: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC & Uptone EtherREGEN⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,317
    Putting it together! Sweet!aed1m2mg1tt3.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
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,909
    Looks like a lot of heavy metal being off-loaded today. Don't wait years to put them together like I did.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right” — George Orwell

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,317
    edited June 2019
    Opted to secure everything with aluminum rivets to minimize RF escaping and to give it that little extra industrial bling look. I also used a carriage bolt and bake potatoed the head.

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    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: 3,317
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Big iron was just dropped off at the warehouse. Sweet! I'm lazy. Who has a wiring schematic?

    Right Pin = Red/Yellow

    Right Blade (Negative Speaker Terminal) = Black/Orange

    Left Pin = Grey/Brown

    Left Blade (Negative Speaker Terminal) = Blue/Violet
    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: 18,562
    edited June 2019
    Is that carriage bolt non magnetic stainless steel ?
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,317
    No. Grade 5 steel. That's why I bake potatoed it
    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
    Manticore wrote: »
    Well after a few hours of listening i am sold on this purchase of the Dreadnought. For me i have noticed more depth, width and an increase of my bass & mid bass. The sound is really improved for the better.

    I was going to go with a cut up MIT cable but, decided to use what i was originally using for an SDA cable. A Supra quad something or another. I wound up adding a jumper like i did when upgrading my 1C's so i am using all four connectors on the Neutric connector. An easy peasy job hooking up when using @DarqueKnight instructions. diqq5nc4u2uw.jpg
    n6kskhnd549c.jpg
    thbrlfxvea9o.jpg

    Also, Larry this box is da bomb. This just adds to the total package with great looks & build. Quality through & through. Thank You Larry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Nice to see! I clearly remember being floored by how obvious the improvement was when I first set up the 800VA Dread, and then being equally impressed when I upgraded to the 1000VA. And yes, Larry's box totally completes it! Happy listening!
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 1,595
    It's nice to see DK's and Larry's research and work paying off so well for so many sda owners.
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,562
    edited June 2019
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  • GospelTruth
    GospelTruth Posts: 397
    Got mine in the mail yesterday. Like others have said, this thing is heavy! I have a project now, but it will be a few weeks before I get to it as we have a lot of family vacation time over the next few weeks.

    Thanks all for this! This is going to be sweet once it is complete.
    Speakers
    Energy RC-70 Mains, Energy RC-LRC Center, Energy RC-R (x4) Rear Channels, Energy RC-R (x2) Front Effects
    Polk 5jr+
    Polk SDA 2B
    Polk SDS 3.1TL

    Equipment
    Panamax 5510 Re-generator Power Conditioner
    Yamaha RX-V3800 Receiver
    Digital Sources: Sony CDP-X339ES CD Player, HHB CDR830 BurnIt Professional CD Recorder, Sony PS3, Oppo DV-983H DVD Player
    Analog Sources: Sony TC-K890ES Cassette, Nakamichi DR-1 Cassette, Technics SL-7 Turntable
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