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Guys,

I've been palying on my PVM monitors for some time, but I guess it's time to think about getting cabinet. Here in Serbia we have only Italian, German and some Chinese cabinets going up for sale. I hate all of them. They are large, heavy, they have small crappy monitors, etc.
As an absolute beginner, I was wondering if you can help me to find the best type of candy cab for me?
Some facts:
- CPS1, CPS2, NeoGeo games mostly
- Tate is not needed, but it could be.
- I am very picky about monitors, so it has to be with good geometry and colors
- Six buttons per player
- Price also has impact, since I'm shipping it from Serbia

I was reading a lot about this, and I though Astro City would be good.

I contacted rklok from Netherlands, and he seems like a nice guy with a lot of cabinets, so I think I'll import from him.
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Yes, New Astro City/Astro City would be a good choice:
Has the amazing MS9 monitor. (MS8 for AC if not changed.)
Can tate.
Not that hard or expensive to find a 6 button panel.

Rklok is also a great chap to deal with.

Good luck.
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I can't recommend the Astro/NAC enough. They're well built, there's plenty of spares, great monitors, and they even come apart quite easily if you have narrow doorways.
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Thanks guys! Does it matter wheter is NAC or AC? Is there a big difference between MS8 and MS9 monitor chasis and other things?
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armorharmer wrote:Thanks guys! Does it matter wheter is NAC or AC? Is there a big difference between MS8 and MS9 monitor chasis and other things?
NAC has better speakers and the MS9 monitor.
Some differences on the MS9/MS8 chassis but both are good monitors. The MS8 has some parts that tend to be more fragile than the more sturdy MS9.
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I agree, New Astro or Astro is the way to go and Ronnie can get them well packed to you :)
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New Astro was my first and was able to get my hands dirty (literally!) and mess around with things. Took awhile but actually got the 2p 6 button setup. Was a challenge but worth it!
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Blast city is another good choice with nice monitor and sturdy build. Trisync too.
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MS8 / MS9 are great, compared to other arcade monitors, but compared to a PVM / BVM, not so much.

The tubes in arcade monitors are B/C grade.

If you are very picky, you may never be happy with any arcade monitor. If you want the best 29" 15k arcade monitor, MS8 / MS9 is as good as it gets
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markedkiller78 wrote:MS8 / MS9 are great, compared to other arcade monitors, but compared to a PVM / BVM, not so much.

The tubes in arcade monitors are B/C grade.

If you are very picky, you may never be happy with any arcade monitor. If you want the best 29" 15k arcade monitor, MS8 / MS9 is as good as it gets
The MS2931 is also great. Fantastic on 15 and 31k.
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Only problem with the 293x series is finding one without screwed up geometry in the corners :(
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