Empty cases available?

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Sweeney
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Empty cases available?

Postby Sweeney » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:25 am

I have one of the original Dev boards that I unearthed recently (long story, but we had a lot of stuff in storage for a while). Are there any NEXT cases available for purchase so I can house it?

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Re: Empty cases available?

Postby mitja_i » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:48 am

Only dev board is not enough to populate the case. The dev boards have joystick ports on the wrong side and are missing daughter-board with SD card and buttons. So there were no plans for selling cases only. But you could ask at info@specnext.com.
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Re: Empty cases available?

Postby sol_hsa » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:40 am

Or if you want "a" case, not necessarily "the" case, you could always go with https://retroradionics.co.uk/#!/ZX-SPEC ... y=29176164

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Re: Empty cases available?

Postby varmfskii » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:06 pm

Beautifully ugly cut board and standoffs like I use for mine :-)
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Re: Empty cases available?

Postby Eratosthenes » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:37 pm

Hi,

my experience: The retroradionics cases are OK, the faceplates and the keymatts are crap. The faceplate diddn't fit and the my keymat was much to soft. It was impssible to use...

By the way: It's impossible to get any support from retroradionics. I haven't managed to get in contact with them as they have "forgotten" to send some pieces I have ordered. (The money was lost... :( )
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So buy and use and don't request the f*cking support...

If I would order today I just would order the case and use a keymat and faceplate of an original 48k as I do - see the photos. The membrane I would order on "sellmyretro"...

Don't buy the acryllic case. I have done. Using it for some time it will break. - See the photo. I think it's because of acrylic plastic.

Have a lot of fun.

MfL der Eratosthenes


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