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

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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,139
    audioluvr wrote: »
    No. Grade 5 steel. That's why I bake potatoed it

    Seems like flawed logic to me.
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  • gudnoyez
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    Mine showed up today I'm glad my mailbox was big enough for it to fit in. I thought I had everything dont have a bolt what length and type am I needing? Glad we got enough guys together for these.
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  • RobbyKY
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    Mine arrived today. Guess it takes a little longer to haul this chunk of copper all the way down to Texas. Wife called me at work and said we had a package she couldn't pick up, knew immediately what it was. Weekend project!!f5igujo36mm0.jpg
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,628
    F1nut wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    No. Grade 5 steel. That's why I bake potatoed it

    Seems like flawed logic to me.

    Nuh uh!
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,689
    These things are big and heavy, kind of like lugging around a cinder block (or two)

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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,139
    edited June 2019
    audioluvr wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    No. Grade 5 steel. That's why I bake potatoed it

    Seems like flawed logic to me.

    Nuh uh!

    Not sure why you think aluminum foil wrapped around the bolt head is going to prevent the steel bolt from affecting the toroidal's magnetic field.
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  • gudnoyez
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    Good to know a stainless steel bolt nut and washer and some dynamat extreme is what I'm after tommorow then, glad I double checked.
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,139
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Good to know a stainless steel bolt nut and washer and some dynamat extreme is what I'm after tommorow then, glad I double checked.

    Brass or aluminum will work too.
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,263
    Dang it all around me ... Glad it didn't arrive today rained cats and dogs. It would have been in the rain for hours.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,977
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Dang it all around me ... Glad it didn't arrive today rained cats and dogs. It would have been in the rain for hours.

    A little water never hurt anything...
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  • gudnoyez
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Dang it all around me ... Glad it didn't arrive today rained cats and dogs. It would have been in the rain for hours.

    It rained like crazy here to I was worried all day that if it showed up it would be soaked but it fit in our rather large mailbox with barley room to spare, surprised it did not tip over from the weight.
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  • EndersShadow
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    I think gods trying to make me understand what Seattle is like 24/7, so I appreciate the heat and humidity of IN summers more lol...
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  • daddyjt
    daddyjt Posts: 1,446
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    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!


    Mine both showed up today.

    Thank you again for organizing this sir!

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  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,671
    Well..... I'm starting to think Sketchy Craig might have some redeeming values after all.......
    Perfect timing.. I got back to NC a couple of days ago and a few of us are heading to the mountains tomorrow. Up to HZtwikkers or whatever. The iron will make its debut there,
  • Thanks to all for making this happen. My heavy box appeared a couple days ago as well. Can’t wait to hear the new magic.
    What is the preferred method of attaching the four wires to the two male spades of the Speakon?
    Just twist them together and put them (2) in a female spade?
    Sounds to easy so must not be correct.
  • B-Man
    B-Man Posts: 13
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    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!


    Both of mine arrived on Thursday. Thanks again !!
  • daddyjt
    daddyjt Posts: 1,446
    Thanks to all for making this happen. My heavy box appeared a couple days ago as well. Can’t wait to hear the new magic.
    What is the preferred method of attaching the four wires to the two male spades of the Speakon?
    Just twist them together and put them (2) in a female spade?
    Sounds to easy so must not be correct.

    Spades are adequate, but I would recommend soldering them (I will be soldering mine). However, you must be careful not to melt the plastic of the Speakon. Use high heat, good flux, and be quick.

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,689
    If you are melting the speak on plastic you have it wayyyyy to hot and are hanging out way to long.

    I have soldered some heavy duty wires on to speak ons with no issues.
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  • So, skip the female spade and solder wires directly to spade.
    Got it.
    Thank you for helping make it easier!
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,139
    Thanks to all for making this happen. My heavy box appeared a couple days ago as well. Can’t wait to hear the new magic.
    What is the preferred method of attaching the four wires to the two male spades of the Speakon?
    Just twist them together and put them (2) in a female spade?
    Sounds to easy so must not be correct.

    It is easy.

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,263
    The Eagle has landed....
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,139
    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
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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    What's up with the extra wire/connections?
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 24,689
    Probably did jumpers for a shotgun approach
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  • Manticore
    Manticore Posts: 408
    Yes i read about what Trey had done in an old post about going the shotgun approach using the Supra Quad wire. That is what i had done when i did my 1C upgrades to replace the original pin/blade SDA wire.

    Just a jumper between the not used Nuetric connectors. I liked the idea and have been happy with the Supra Quad shotgun SDA wire so instead of cutting up an MIT cable i just used another piece of the Supra Quad cable that i already had. Seems to be working great as i am very pleased with the way it turned out.

    I know you told me how to do it Jesse but, i didnt jump on a For sale MIT cable when i had the chance. I snoozed and loosed!
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  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,988
    Help with DN cables needed!

    I need to make new DN cables from MIT Terminator2's. Any tips? Leave the network interface boxes in place? If yes, do they go at the DN end? I cannot remember if I already ordered Neutriks - is there a particular part# I should look for or avoid? Other considerations?

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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,139
    edited June 2019
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,988
    F1nut wrote: »

    Excellent. Thanks F1!
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  • gudnoyez
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    https://meniscusaudio.com/product/outrigger-spike-set-of-4/
    Thinking about ordering these outrigger spike combos for mine or does anyone have a better idea on something else?
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  • Mine showed up yesterday. Still working on my plates. I took my flycutter and milled off all the powder coat...ready to be anodized.
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    Thanks again to all involved for making this happen.
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