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NAIM Shoebox case from AudioFlat

Discussion in 'trade discussion' started by flatpopely, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    Excellent news Andrew, that's a lotta ally...
     
  2. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator


    Thanks Si.

    Yes it is!
     
  3. pure sound

    pure sound Trade: manufacturer/distributor

    Maybe Naim will buy some off you? ;)
     
  4. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Its been a long wait but I finally have three 100% samples of the NAIM shoebox case sleeve. We have hit the go button and ordered a 1000. Expect to see them on eBay in a month or less!

    Working out the pricing tomorrow.

    The inner tray is next..................hopefully that will be easy. Its our intention to offer the case with or without inner tray as some people will want just the sleeve to replace a damaged one.

    Andrew.

    P.S I'll post some pics tomorrow.
     
  5. ChristianThomas

    ChristianThomas Registered User

    Andrew,

    1000, are you mad?

    C
     
  6. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Only time will tell!
     
  7. YNWOAN

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    That's the only problem with custom extrusions - the minimum order quanity is BIG.
     
  8. hamish_gill

    hamish_gill pfm Member

    best of luck with this, i think you are brave, but i think you will do fine as long as the price isnt too much
     
  9. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator


    Funnily enough, a 1000!
     
  10. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    What price to make your shoebox amp look like new? £100, £200....they really are spot on. Same OEM manufacturer as NAIM used (they remember JV)and the same paint and paint processes, as confirmed by NAIM!

    These will be on eBay so we will have international exposure.

    It's a gamble for sure but you have to speculate to accumulate.

    Tool was £5k before any material costs!!!
     
  11. pure sound

    pure sound Trade: manufacturer/distributor

    It seems alot. Wouldn't they just do a metric ton of Aluminium for you?
     
  12. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Nope! Its the tooling up and the manufacture that dictates the minumum qty for this item. Remember its bespoke.
     
  13. hamish_gill

    hamish_gill pfm Member

    So is that what they will cost? Somewhere between £100 & £200?
    Sorry if I have missed an official price mentioned
     
  14. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator


    Price announced soon, hopefully tomorrow. But yes it will be between £100-£200, very much more towards the £100
     
  15. hamish_gill

    hamish_gill pfm Member

    That doesn't seem to expensive considering the intended punter and naime people... What about with the slot in bit?
     
  16. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Thanks.

    The 'sled' is coming soon.
     
  17. Patrick Dixon

    Patrick Dixon Imagineer

    1,000 @ £100 ... since no one is allowed to make any profit on hi-fi these days (well, maybe 10%), that's a f**k of a lot of cash you're investing!
     
  18. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator


    Indeed it is but you can make more than 10% you know!
     
  19. ChristianThomas

    ChristianThomas Registered User

    Andrew, I have to say that 5k is an awful lot for a simple tool. I have never been quoted anything above £1500 and sometimes as little as 400 or 500. I wish I had known you were still doing this.

    At the same time I should say, that I know exactly what Naim pay for their extrusions, and I think that's outrageous too, One of these days I'll pursuade Paul to come to me for advice on finding cheaper suppliers. I could easily save him enough to buy another AMG Merc.
     
  20. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator


    All I will say is that it was designed for us and the results are superb. The price also included 30 samples.

    Perhaps I will talk before (if) we do the full width case. The tool for that will be about £15k from the current supplier.

    TBH the supplier we use is the only one I felt confident with and when I found out they used to do NAIM cases in the JV days, well it was a no brainer. Cheaper is not always better! The lack of any concavity in the extrusions is really superb and proof of their skill.
     

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