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post #1456 of 2797
Excellent work D2000!
Knobs everywhere... I'd like one made but the 12kg shipping charge would be a killer! biggrin.gif

5 coats of lacquer sanded between each coat to give it that gym floor sheen. Amazing!

Great job!

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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Excellent work D2000!
Knobs everywhere... I'd like one made but the 12kg shipping charge would be a killer! biggrin.gif
5 coats of lacquer sanded between each coat to give it that gym floor sheen. Amazing!
Great job!
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Thanks for the feedback TD,

 

I'll keep that advice in mind when coating it later this week (maybe even today if the weather clears up).

You're not wrong about the shipping - it costs about $150 AUD as a baseline internationally...via SeaShipping NOT Airmail =P Airmail starts at around $200.

Still, I'd like to think that there may be someone who wants one enough.

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What's your amp/source component mounted on the base called? It's beautiful. Where did you get it from and what price :)

its a Bravo Audio V2 12AU7 tube amp found here: http://bravoaudio.com/bravo2.html. I picked it up for only around $60 shipped on ebay, but the parts on it are garbage and out of spec. I modded it with higher end audio parts found in some other forum, cost totalling to around $40 in parts, mainly consisted of audio grade caps, better power regulators and mosfets and a few resistors/trimpots. but yeah, that amp is beautiful (and sounds amazing), especially for the price I paid. =)

 

its just my amp, my source is actually coming from my computer, through an ASUS Xonar Essence STX, with a new set of opamps =P 

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Now thats just sleek (and well executed by the looks of it). Nice work.

thanks man!

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Originally Posted by ngyu View Post

its a Bravo Audio V2 12AU7 tube amp found here: http://bravoaudio.com/bravo2.html. I picked it up for only around $60 shipped on ebay, but the parts on it are garbage and out of spec. I modded it with higher end audio parts found in some other forum, cost totalling to around $40 in parts, mainly consisted of audio grade caps, better power regulators and mosfets and a few resistors/trimpots. but yeah, that amp is beautiful (and sounds amazing), especially for the price I paid. =)

 

its just my amp, my source is actually coming from my computer, through an ASUS Xonar Essence STX, with a new set of opamps =P 

Cheers thanks very much mate. It sure looks good and hopefully sounds just as good. There's plenty of room on my latest stand to fit it.

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Cheers thanks very much mate. It sure looks good and hopefully sounds just as good. There's plenty of room on my latest stand to fit it.

Nice yeah, I just saw your stand. Looks sick man. I think you should go with a more vibrant stain finish on it to show off the grains. maybe a light golden/brown. Otherwise, go with a bolder dark brown, almost red/chocolate. I think those will look best. and if all else fails, black!

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Nice yeah, I just saw your stand. Looks sick man. I think you should go with a more vibrant stain finish on it to show off the grains. maybe a light golden/brown. Otherwise, go with a bolder dark brown, almost red/chocolate. I think those will look best. and if all else fails, black!

I was thinking the same thing too - definitely darker, like say milk chocolate-ish... Thanks for the feedback man :)

post #1463 of 2797
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Not a bad 10 minute job at all buddy :) Nice use of the metal handles against the black. I bet the HP's are easy to come on and off (a must for me)

 

Thanks. Now that I compared mine version with yours, I just remembered what my father used to say. "Whenever you create something, make it so that nobody asks 'how long did it take to make it' but 'Who made it?'. Very nice work from you.

 

And yes, now I can get my headphones easily on and off :)

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I really like that saying from your father. It stands true for many people on this forum. Most of their work is very recognizable and being counted like that means a lot to me.
post #1465 of 2797
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 "Whenever you create something, make it so that nobody asks 'how long did it take to make it' but 'Who made it?'. Very nice work from you.

 

And yes, now I can get my headphones easily on and off :)

 

Hits me as it applies to basically every single assignment I've handed in! @@

post #1466 of 2797

Whoa killer thread. I might just have a project for this Thanksgiving break. Will post pics if I build something worthy.

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I just got done making my stand.  I've been working on it for a few days but have been fighting the urge to post it until it was finished.  It is pretty simple with the Ikea shelf ends, a drawer pull from home depot, and some aluminum strips for the base.  Getting the finish to look decent was the only complicated part of this project.  I have a line of jewelry that I make out of nuts and washers and that is what you see decorating the stand.  

 

 

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post #1468 of 2797
Incredible looking stand! I like the decorative accessories.

Good to see some Ultrasone love as well. biggrin.gif

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Thanks! I love those Ultrasone cans! The Senns in the back are the MM550s which are also great. This thread inspired me to give them a more prominent location on my desk. I just got a new Mac Mini and 24" monitor to replace my MacBook Pro so my whole desk setup changed. I think I am going to keep this stand on top of the Mac mini. They look pretty nice together smily_headphones1.gif
post #1470 of 2797
That would be an excellent topper for a mini. biggrin.gif

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