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NAIM Shoebox case from AudioFlat

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

  1. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    Who said Andrew was simple... ;-)
     
  2. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Da dum, I'm here all week, try the chicken!
     
  3. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    Come on with the pictures already... ;-]
     
  4. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    This morning!
     
  5. YNWOAN

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    There isn't a lot to see - if you already own any Naim half-width cases, just look at one of those - cos these look absolutely identical :)
     
  6. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    As indeed you will see later this morning!
     
  7. YNWOAN

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    Oh will I - excellent - should I arrange to be in then?
     
  8. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    via pictures.
     
  9. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Some pics.

    f**k me these are hard to photo! Every fingerprint shows up. I spent more time cleaning than I did photographing (not really but it felt like it). If you think you see a belmish you don't, its just the light!!!

    Its been a really, really long road with days and days of work involved, not to mention the cost. But at last here is an exact replica of the NAIM Shoebox case for 276mm depth equipment.

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  10. mikesnowdon

    mikesnowdon resU deretsigeR

    :eek: When are the trays ready?
     
  11. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    About a month! But just catching my breath so bear with me,
     
  12. mikesnowdon

    mikesnowdon resU deretsigeR

  13. YNWOAN

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    Ah...:p (silly me) - the latest samples do look absolutely excellent though :)
     
  14. John R

    John R pfm Member


    Andrew.

    Well, hat's off to you, it looks perfect :D Tis still a huge gamble though ?

    Now to the trays; are these going to be plain, or are you intending to offer the various cuts - you know NAP, NAC, Geddon Hi Cap, Snaxo etc.

    All you'll need then are the olive fascia's ;)

    Regards

    John R
     
  15. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    John.

    Yes it is a gamble but hopefully worldwide there will be 1000 people who have:-

    a. Damaged cases who want to replace them.

    b. A need/want to build stuff in this case/tray.



    Trays will be plain, its just too much hassle/cost to make them for each type of kit.

    We have sourced black facias OK but getting an exact match on Olive ones is taking a bit more work.

    Andrew.
     
  16. hamish_gill

    hamish_gill pfm Member

    fair play, they do look spot on ... i dont think you will have an issue selling them... but then i have also been known to take the odd gamble
     
  17. mudlark

    mudlark nearly half a clue

    for god sake man get on with it!

    As far as the trays are concerned it would help me if you can sort out a technique for getting the best results.

    You could easily produce some good templates for helping customers to mark out the front and back plates. This would improve confidence in your customers that they are likely to be successful in a diy project. The same could be applied to the bases for different uses such as hicap preamps and power amplifiers.
     
  18. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator


    Going as fast as we can!

    I'm afraid templates are out of the question. You're talking months of work to research and verify it all.

    Sorry

    Andrew
     
  19. YNWOAN

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    Indeed, it's not so easy to sort out templates for all the options. I can draw them easily enough (though time is money as they say) - but the only half width components I have easy access to are a 72 and a Hi-Cap - hardly a definitive list of everything built into a half width case (I'm not at all keen on dismantling them either just so I can measure hole positions and diameters).
     
  20. ChristianThomas

    ChristianThomas Registered User

    I'll second that, Andrew. Very nice.

    Did anyone ever like the olive fascias? I thought Naim took some pretty odd turns in what was a classic looking and understated design. Those large knobs, for example. Very odd. I much prefer the plain plastic ones on the 32 I have at home. Actually I even love the look of the 12S. Shame I haven't got one any more. Now that really is a shoebox.
     

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