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Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by zumbito » April 19th, 2018, 5:14 pm

I have been offered one of these cabs and I am kind of dubious about it. The speakers seem huge, like modification of a NAC. Besides the aesthetics is there any real difference between these cabs?

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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by Flinnster » April 19th, 2018, 5:20 pm

Pics please! :awe:
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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by copados33 » April 19th, 2018, 5:30 pm

The back of an AC2 is different than those on the AC and New AC, it looks like the back of an Aerocity, supposedly that space was meant to house the bigger Sega Model 2 and Model 3 boards, I don't like how it looks with those oversized speakers :shifty: (but I don't like the looks/build quality of any of the Astros either so...)

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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by geotrig » April 19th, 2018, 6:08 pm

There isn't many around,i thought the speakers looked more balanced than the n astro ciyties
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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by Flinnster » April 19th, 2018, 6:54 pm

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Hmm... not sold on the shape personally. Not as classic at the original design, that's for sure.
I don't know for sure, but if the only change is the larger speakers, then while I'd not turn down the cab if it was a great offer... I wouldn't actively be hunting down a #2 for my candy lineup either. Knowing Sega the speaker part is probably completely interchangeable with NAC bits :)
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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by cools » April 19th, 2018, 6:56 pm

Best Astro City model by far.
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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by DaveyD » April 19th, 2018, 6:57 pm

Personally I love the AC + NAC, but really don't like the speaker panel on the AC2

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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by Flinnster » April 19th, 2018, 6:58 pm

cools wrote:Best Astro City model by far.
Really? It kinda looks like a cheap aftermarket car body mod :eh:
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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by FrancoB » April 19th, 2018, 7:25 pm

cools wrote:Best Astro City model by far.
+1^10(rarez factor)

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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by cools » April 19th, 2018, 8:16 pm

Those speakers beat out its predecessors second to none, plus the rarez factor.

The Astro 1 is the best looking, but I'd take some extra curves for better performance any day.
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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by zumbito » April 19th, 2018, 8:26 pm

Is this one successor to NAC or the other way around? Any pics of that "weird" back?

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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by CitrikElektrik » April 19th, 2018, 8:56 pm

Pal, this is a very rare cab. You seem to don't know what you are about to acquire. You can find tons of Astro, NAC, Aero, NNC... But you can't buy this one everyday. Some guys still look for it since ages. Really a cab you can be proud to have at home.

And please... Do NOT paint it in orange ! :lolno:

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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by copados33 » April 19th, 2018, 9:34 pm

FrancoB wrote:
cools wrote:Best Astro City model by far.
+1^10(rarez factor)
Going by the rarirty factor, then the Tecmo AC2 (yes, it does exist) is the rarest Astro cab ;) .

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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by Flinnster » April 19th, 2018, 10:28 pm

CitrikElektrik wrote:Pal, this is a very rare cab. You seem to don't know what you are about to acquire. You can find tons of Astro, NAC, Aero, NNC... But you can't buy this one everyday. Some guys still look for it since ages. Really a cab you can be proud to have at home.

And please... Do NOT paint it in orange ! :lolno:


No, it needs to be painted pink :awe:

Yes... Astro City, then New Astro City, then Astro City 2.

So, according to this: https://hard--candy.com/candy/Astro_City_2 Sega updated the power supply (as the NAC sun ones are often weak) and yes, they saw fit to put a set of studio mini-monitor speakers up top... check this out:

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Other than that the differences appear to be a new rear compartment for large game boards. Doesn't look that obviously different from the photo above.
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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by SuperPang » April 19th, 2018, 10:34 pm

It was released for Virtua Fighter, hence the junk in the trunk. The speakers are far superior to the NAC. Great PSU and amp too.

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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by Flinnster » April 19th, 2018, 10:53 pm

I never saw VF1 in one of these in the wild, they were always in horrific wooden boxes over here :cry:
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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by SuperPang » April 19th, 2018, 10:57 pm

Mine came off the boat with VF installed back in 2005. Still got the marquee.

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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by geotrig » April 20th, 2018, 9:03 am

SuperPang wrote:Mine came off the boat with VF installed back in 2005. Still got the marquee.
Please say its still in it ?
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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by zumbito » April 20th, 2018, 10:29 am

I'm starting to like this model more. ITs kinda weird looking.

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Re: Anyone with an Astro City2

Post by majors » May 1st, 2018, 8:46 pm

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Why choose, get them both! (no, not really...just get a NAC since they are easier to come by)

I'm not a fan of the "tumor" in the back but at least most of the parts are the same!
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