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Discussion in 'AV Stands, Cabinets, Seating & Furniture' started by bamber, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. bamber

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    I'm looking for an automated cabinet so that my centre speaker can disappear when not in use (B&W HTM1). It will sit under my new Pioneer 50MXE-1 plasma.

    It should be large enough to house my Bryston amps 2 x 7B SSTs and a 6B SST.

    It would also be nice to get it in Cherrywood or black leather to match my B&W N800s.
     
  2. bamber

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    I really like the Longbow Modena cabinet and was just wondering if anyone has had this customized for a centre speaker lift?

    I think these cost about £4K+ can anyone confirm this?
     
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    Why not ring Longbow and ask? www.longbow-sp.co.uk

    They can custom build a cabinet with lift to lift whatever you want.

    Standard modena lifts start from about £4kish upwards, no idea how much they'd charge to custom build one.
     
  4. bamber

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    Thanks fraggle,

    I contacted them about two weeks ago, and they agreed to forward a quote. They didn't seem too keen to quote or help :thumbsdow . I don't mind spending this sort of money but would rather deal with a company who wants my business.

    Anyone got personal experiences with Longbow?
     
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    Hi Gazza

    I had similar experiences to you, I was going to spend nearly £5000 with them, but their attitude stinks - they never bothered to follow up my call, three times in a row!. so I decided to take my business elsewhere

    I went to a show in Birmingham last month, and found these potential companies who could help. Kube design, FX furniture, Automated Furniture Ltd.

    Cheers

    Steve
     
  6. bamber

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    Thanks Steve,

    I will contact the companies you have listed. Let us know how you get on as well. :thumbsup:

    Gaz
     
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    You can look at kell systems they may have something you may like i have spoken to the gentle man who run it and he 's really nice i will be doing something with him because of that. www.kellsystems.co.uk
     
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    Thanks ISHANTY,

    I will check them out :thumbsup: .
     
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    Hello gazza982

    I often find its just as much/little work to find a local cabinet maker who can manufacturer exactly what you require; and not much more expensive than bastardising a 'standard' issue rack.

    Drop me a note if you need any help.

    Joe
     
  10. bamber

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    Thanks Joe, :thumbsup:

    Could you send me a Lumagen composite low pass filter cable for RGBS obviously BNC at both ends?

    Regards

    Garry
     
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    Hello Gary

    Gordon's just finalised testing a solution and now he's happy with them he'll be soldering components for the next two days and we'll get the filter's out later in the week.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Joe,

    Longbow have now replied and can make the cabinet exactly how I want it. In your opinion can the quality be bettered by other custom cabinet makers?

    Regards

    Garry
     

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