NAOMI: to chop or not?

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NAOMI: to chop or not?

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Has anyone chopped their NAOMI? Did you regret doing so at all, or was it the right decision? I'm a little unsure as I don't want to spoil an original cab.
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Chop her right away!

I have 3 of those, none to be played upright. I also had one painted in black, which I deeply regretted in the long run and had to repaint. Whitey it is!
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Ha, nice! Do the New Net City sit down legs fit a NAOMI (I think the part number is NOA-1101Y + NOA-1102Y?
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Chopped Naomi next to a New Astro City? Say no more:

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No ones ever regretted chopping a Naomi :awe: Do it, legs are interchangeable ,but why bother when you can cut what you have... :awe: If it goes terribly wrong then buy them!!!!!
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If it weren't for the plastics yellowing and the screw caps going brittle I'd have a Naomi upright at home rather than my Egret 3...
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cools wrote:
October 29th, 2018, 10:05 am
If it weren't for the plastics yellowing and the screw caps going brittle I'd have a Naomi upright at home rather than my Egret 3...
My first Naomi is around 5 years old (since restoration) and is still crispy white. The screw caps (that are missing in that picture) i removed for painting because i forgot them when i restored the cab.

I believe that if you proper treat them before painting, they will last just like any other cab.
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Yeah, I have no interest in painting them - it's the original plastics that yellow.
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just do it ! :thumbup: :thumbupright:
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RMRM wrote:
October 29th, 2018, 9:32 am
Chopped Naomi next to a New Astro City? Say no more:
These look amazing. SOLD.

Btw, what JVS>Jamma solution are you using to play those boards on the NAOMIs?
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the cheapest **** you can do :
riverservice jvs->jamma adapter and gbs 82xx video converter.

i recommend a jamma loom and a trisync monitor
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gozaimas wrote:
October 29th, 2018, 1:25 pm
RMRM wrote:
October 29th, 2018, 9:32 am
Chopped Naomi next to a New Astro City? Say no more:
These look amazing. SOLD.

Btw, what JVS>Jamma solution are you using to play those boards on the NAOMIs?
Both Naomis have a dedicated Jamma loom and the standard JVS loom with a tri-sync monitor. I think this way it's easier and cheaper for sure.
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I much prefer the angle of the screen, and speaker location on the Naomi/NC/NNC over cabs like the Astro/NAC. I used to have a NetCity and a New Astro City, but now have 3x New astro City :wtf: :oops:
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I also find the angle (specially in Tate) just perfect.
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RMRM wrote:
October 29th, 2018, 3:11 pm
Both Naomis have a dedicated Jamma loom and the standard JVS loom with a tri-sync monitor. I think this way it's easier and cheaper for sure.
Ah, OK. That's the dream set-up. Did you swap those monitors in yourself, or were these Japanese cabs?
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Mine are UK also.

Both had the standard tubes with a Rodotron 666 chassis. I really love the general picture of those chassis with thick scanlines in 15khz mode, and the picture is very decent in 31khz. You should bare in mind that these chassis were (when you could easily find them new) very cheap, so for me, the price/quality ratio is great.

At the moment, i've swaped one of the tubes for a Toshiba A68KJU96X and MS9 chassis, it's the Naomi on the right. The bezel is not a perfect fit since this tube is rounder, but with a little "adaptation on the mounting" it's not that bad as you can tell by the pictures.
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Chop it.
Look at that fat **** compared to the little NNC and Astro!
(I'll need to do mine at one point, need some help from a friend to dismantle it.)

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Re: NAOMI: to chop or not?

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Chop the bugger.

I'm in the middle of doing mine, well its chopped and painted but rewiring now.

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Very nice. These cabs are super versatile and easy to take apart/chop/paint etc. Also accepts a wide range of monitors.
I'll need to paint my upper at least, i have the RAL 9010 ready but no time yet.. just moved house :)
I did the upper on the other chopped one beside it, you can really tell the difference in the picture.
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