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Just wanted to throw this out as an interest check. I'll possibly be producing some custom bases out of exotic types woods. Black walnut, tiger wood, birdseye maple ect. I plan to build about 10 bases and sell them here on the forums. It will be a US only sale and will be a limited run. Please pm me if you have any interest. 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Just wanted to throw this out as an interest check. I'll possibly be producing some custom bases out of exotic types woods. Black walnut, tiger wood, birdseye maple ect. I plan to build about 10 bases and sell them here on the forums. It will be a US only sale and will be a limited run. Please pm me if you have any interest. 

My guess is going to be a DOVE TAIL JOINT all four corners if it's custom i would do it this way.

post #5118 of 5975
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Just wanted to throw this out as an interest check. I'll possibly be producing some custom bases out of exotic types woods. Black walnut, tiger wood, birdseye maple ect. I plan to build about 10 bases and sell them here on the forums. It will be a US only sale and will be a limited run. Please pm me if you have any interest. 

 

Did you master the art of dove-tails?

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Did you master the art of dove-tails?


Edited by i luvmusic 2 - 5/24/14 at 8:31pm
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I have a possibly weird question but could Crack act as a preamp for another headphone amp? 6.5mm cable into 2 XLR.
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Asked on the BH forum.


Edited by grrraymond - 5/25/14 at 3:19am
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Originally Posted by bigfatpaulie View Post
 

 

Did you master the art of dove-tails?

 

Did I make one base using dove tailed corners? Yes. Am I willing to make a set of 10? No. It takes several days for me to make a base with dove tailed corners. Sorry...

post #5123 of 5975
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Did you master the art of dove-tails?

 this guy is pretty good , love both my bases

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DovetailsAndStitches?ref=l2-shopheader-name


Edited by spacequeen7 - 5/25/14 at 6:32am
post #5124 of 5975

You should try being in Australia! ;)

 

Admittedly we are fortunate with no significant import duties for single item orders (that I've experienced), but shipping costs are huge and a lot of the really great gear doesn't have full distribution (or any) here. No doubt some of our friends in parts of Asia may feel the same.

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You should try being in Australia! ;)

 

Admittedly we are fortunate with no significant import duties for single item orders (that I've experienced), but shipping costs are huge and a lot of the really great gear doesn't have full distribution (or any) here. No doubt some of our friends in parts of Asia may feel the same.

I've heard of people that take a flight to america to buy expensive electronics since it's cheaper, LOL

 

do you know anyone who's done it, or is that just an over exaggeration? 

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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

You should try being in Australia! ;)

 

Admittedly we are fortunate with no significant import duties for single item orders (that I've experienced), but shipping costs are huge and a lot of the really great gear doesn't have full distribution (or any) here. No doubt some of our friends in parts of Asia may feel the same.

 

Kiwis are the same Loq.  I'd love to buy a Crack kit (somehow that still just sounds wrong :p ) - but it's getting it here at the right price that's an issue.

 

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I've heard of people that take a flight to america to buy expensive electronics since it's cheaper, LOL

do you know anyone who's done it, or is that just an over exaggeration? 

 

Not sure about doing that specifically - but I usually travel to Nth America and Europe annually with my job.  When I have the funds (growing family and mortgage dictates the budget), I often pick up gear in the US and bring it home rather than shopping locally.  The price difference is worth it.

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Originally Posted by guirr View Post
 

I've heard of people that take a flight to america to buy expensive electronics since it's cheaper, LOL

 

do you know anyone who's done it, or is that just an over exaggeration? 

 

I do know that at last check it was cheaper to fly to the US, but a copy of Adobe Creative Suite 6 and fly home again than it was to buy the exact same product locally!?

 

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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

 

Kiwis are the same Loq.  I'd love to buy a Crack kit (somehow that still just sounds wrong :p ) - but it's getting it here at the right price that's an issue.

 

 

Not sure about doing that specifically - but I usually travel to Nth America and Europe annually with my job.  When I have the funds (growing family and mortgage dictates the budget), I often pick up gear in the US and bring it home rather than shopping locally.  The price difference is worth it.

 

Try to arrange a group buy with 2-3 friends - it'll knock of a significant amount. Alternatively just go for it and ignore the extra dollars added by the exchange rate. Even with the extra cost, it's very, very much a good investment and still performs above the price (even in NZD / AUD)

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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post
 

Try to arrange a group buy with 2-3 friends - it'll knock of a significant amount. Alternatively just go for it and ignore the extra dollars added by the exchange rate. Even with the extra cost, it's very, very much a good investment and still performs above the price (even in NZD / AUD)

 

I've read so much about them - and I've done my own simple recabling, so a soldering iron doesn't scare me.  Seriously thinking about ordering one when I next go over - that way I can avoid the freight (would just get it shipped to domestic address of one of my clients, and pick it up from there).

 

Only thing holding me back so far is the fact that I own the LD MKIV (and am perfectly happy with it).  But have heard so much about the crack ......... 

post #5129 of 5975
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

 

I've read so much about them - and I've done my own simple recabling, so a soldering iron doesn't scare me.  Seriously thinking about ordering one when I next go over - that way I can avoid the freight (would just get it shipped to domestic address of one of my clients, and pick it up from there).

 

Only thing holding me back so far is the fact that I own the LD MKIV (and am perfectly happy with it).  But have heard so much about the crack ......... 

 

I haven't heard the LD range of amps, but I just helped a mate build a Crack with some basic cap upgrades and it sounds seriously good with my T1s.

post #5130 of 5975

Now you're talking my language :beerchug:

 

The two dynamic headphones I still want to trial are the T1 and HD800 .....

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