It's Here (Almost) - The Dream Espresso

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It's Here (Almost) - The Dream Espresso

Postby Endo » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:59 am

Looks like the V3 has arrived and has many of the features we asked for.....and then some!

http://www.facebook.com/TheDreamEspresso?ref=stream

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The Dream Machine
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Re: S1 V3 - It's Here - The Dream Machine

Postby Endo » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:14 am

It has many of the things we requested at S1cafe, like the LCD panel and even the LED lights like many have installed themselves (myself included). It also has other things we didn't even think of, like the USB port.

Some other nice features:

Brushed stainless and plastic side panels....no polishing at all!!!!
Integrated timer (see clock icon on LCD panel).
Glossy black side panels and drip tray.

Other things we asked for which I am not sure they added:

Temp in F and C with 1F resolution?
Improved grouphead? Mounted closer to boiler? Or perhaps charge heating (although the cover looks like chromed plastic like the Silvia...cosmetic only?)

Questionable things:
Single gauge manometer (like the V1?)

Some people think the price will be higher...but I would bet anything the price will be the same or at most perhaps $200 higher...to keep in competitive with the other new DBs out there. After all, many of these changes are cosmetic and cheap to employ...after the intial non-recurring design cost (which I am sure Chris's team help with to make in an exclusive....with our help of course) ;-)
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Re: S1 V3 - It's Here - The Dream Machine

Postby Endo » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:38 am

Does anybody know if the steam boiler can be turned off from the LCD panel? This feature would be absolutely essential to me (and any other espresso only drinkers) if I was to purchase this machine.
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Re: S1 V3 - It's Here - The Dream Machine

Postby chas » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:19 am

Endo, George answered that in response to a question I posted on The Dream Espresso FB page. It's the button on the lower left of the display panel. The icon that looks like a horizontally mounted boiler.
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Re: It's Here (Almost) - The Dream Espresso

Postby sjse » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:48 am

So I decided to take the plunge on a nice machine for espressos for me and latte’s for my wife. Up to this point we have nothing but a French Press. So I consider this a considerable step up or change. Like a lot of folks I spent a lot of time researching and being confused. I have ultimately decided on the V2-Mini or the Dream T. Besides the price differential and the obvious differences primarily the electronics on the Dream am I missing anything? One of the comments I read is the V2 may get ignored when it comes to any improvements or updates. I am really torn and know I will be pleased with either I just do not want to regret the decision one way or the other. Any advice?
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Re: It's Here (Almost) - The Dream Espresso

Postby Endo » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:33 pm

Get the Dream T (or Dream). You should have no regrets. Enjoy!
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Re: It's Here (Almost) - The Dream Espresso

Postby sjse » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:46 pm

Thanks Endo. Will decide and place my order tomorrow.
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Re: It's Here (Almost) - The Dream Espresso

Postby Endo » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:54 pm

Like I said in another post...I'm almost certain the new Dream will have software bugs. Still, they will no doubt get worked out through software updates. I don't think these initial bugs shoudl be enough to prevent someone from gettign the newer machine. Not that there is any problem buying the old S1 either...if the price is what means most to you.
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Re: It's Here (Almost) - The Dream Espresso

Postby sjse » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:00 pm

I ordered the Dream today and was told it could ship as early as tomorrow.
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