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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:06 pm 
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Took me a few weeks but I have it pretty much all done.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:42 pm 
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Looks good! That’ll hold a lot of toys!


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Very nice! Are the bottom storage areas for LP's?

-- 07 Jan 2018 21:49 --

oops sorry zoomed in on the photo , I see those are LPs. :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:23 pm 
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garageman wrote:
Very nice! Are the bottom storage areas for LP's?

-- 07 Jan 2018 21:49 --

oops sorry zoomed in on the photo , I see those are LPs. :oops:


Yes they are. They are both fully loaded now.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:53 pm 
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David P wrote:
Looks good! That’ll hold a lot of toys!


Don’t give him any ideas :lol:

Nice build there Mr X


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David P wrote:
Looks good! That’ll hold a lot of toys!


Don’t give him any ideas :lol:

Nice build there Mr X


Thank you sir.
Too late. The gears are already turning. Hope to have the Empire TT project up and running soon and a vintage integrated tube receiver to run along side the Kenwood...just because. It never ends
The B&W's still shine btw. :wink:

-- 08 Jan 2018 12:39 --

Just an FYI...the wood used for the main shelves is something called 6/4 x 10 Bullnose planking. Got mine and Home Hardware Building supplies. It is almost a full 2" thick and about 9.5" wide, rounded on one face and perfectly flat on the other.
Each shelf is two glued and doweled back to back. (Big clamps required)
I found these to be perfect for my project...I just trimmed the back edge to bring it back to a full 18" total for the overall depth.
...and the typical 3/4" threaded rods.
The shelf unit sits freely (and securely) on top of the two boxes. Very solid.

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Nice looking unit. Congrats. What lighting do you have at the rear? Is it on a remote or do you have to go behind it to turn it on?

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gthomas wrote:
Nice looking unit. Congrats. What lighting do you have at the rear? Is it on a remote or do you have to go behind it to turn it on?

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hahaha...thanks...that is some light you stick in front of your home for Christmas. Got it on clearance after the season for about $10.
Cheesy, but neat at the same time. Great for listening to Floyd. Yes it has a remote too which is a huge plus. Looked at a pile before settling on this one. The little motor inside that runs is louder than I would like but cannot hear it once the music starts.

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don't sell the Yammies ...you will regret it !!!
Nice Mk1's by the way


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don't sell the Yammies ...you will regret it !!!
Nice Mk1's by the way


Thanx. No plans on selling the 690’s....might recap them this summer though. That will be the only change....and maybe make some grilles. Almost sold them last year to keep a pair of Klipsch Heresey II’s
The Mk1’s...? You mean the Piccolos Mkii’s?

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I love the Yamaha sound too, also have a pair of the MK1s
The NS 690's came out with 3 iterations
the MK 1 has the ported woofer, cloth surround and the ability to be tri-amped...no nameplate on the front (best one to have)
Mk2 had rubber surround, no ported woofer name plate on front
Mk3 all of mk2 and mirror imaged

not sure what the internal differences are/were

Have the entire line from the NS1000 down to NS625

Fantastic build quality


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alexander_x wrote:
Thanx. No plans on selling the 690’s....might recap them this summer though.

Do it. I had a pair of NS-690's about 10 years ago. I reluctantly sold them because I couldn't make them fit into my listening space at the time.

As good as they are now, after you recap them, you'll be pleasantly surprised!

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I’ve been thinking to recap my 690’s but was hesitant but reading things on a positive note might just have inspired me to go ahead and do it. I love the sound of the 690’s already.

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