Curbside Rescue Project

xschopxschop Posts: 601
edited October 9 in DIY, Mods & Tweaks
I made a another set of the billet feet for a curbside find I'm about to customize.
Its a Kenwood KR-V6020 and the only thing I could find wrong with it was a broken headphone plug in the port....and 2 missing feet... After removing the plug with a fine set of needle nose pliers and checking the DC-offset per Audiokarma instructions, it works perfectly. I did De-Oxit all the controls...
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This faceplate is 1-piece anodized aluminum that I will make into a fine/brushed look and rehone some skills before I do this to a brand new onkyo CD player....
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 14,821
    edited October 9
    Nice feet!


    PS:

    I'd have picked it up, too! :)
    i.e., you're as bad as I am ...
    repent, repent! While there's still time...

    ;)
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  • xschopxschop Posts: 601
    edited October 9
    Free education as I've already learned Kenwood's methodology to their faceplate anodizing. Pleasantly surprised that the control signage is countersunk.
    I'll be doing another 15% CaOH bath. The center indention strip had a good buildup.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 14,821
    It's kind of impressively amazing that this piece had an aluminum faceplate (as opposed to gen-u-ine plastic made to resemble anodized aluminum)!
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • xschopxschop Posts: 601
    And surprisingly a high quality alloy with no galvanic pitting. Makes my work much easier.
  • xschopxschop Posts: 601
    The signage must be laser etched before the 2- step anodizing took place. I could easily polish this alloy to a mirror finish but it would ruin/elimimate the countersunk lettering....
    After 320 grit wet sand. I like the look.

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  • xschopxschop Posts: 601
    I did the final polishing with a plastic polymer scrub pad....

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 592
    Planning on a contrast for the laser etching?
  • xschopxschop Posts: 601
    edited October 9
    No, just the incognito look is appealing. I hope the Onkyo lettering is the same, but I'm not holding my breath.
    Looking more closely at the innards, they're all Elna caps...and no bulging tops.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,042
    That's one way to get a silver faceplate.....I like it!
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • xschopxschop Posts: 601
    F1, Thanks to you, a couple of my pieces have now been accosted by the butyl mat treatment. It really does stop the resonances and adds a solid feeling to the sheet metal. Also, you can never have enough bling...
    Even if you wont see it....
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,042
    Accosted......that's a trigger word, I'm offended. :p
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • xschopxschop Posts: 601
    Somehow I find that statement difficult to digest.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 285
    F1nut wrote: »
    Accosted......that's a trigger word, I'm offended. :p

    Quick! Go to your "safe place". :p
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,117
    Kind of has a Carver vibe to it now.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 14,821
    I wuz bein' facetious :/

    but, that said -- actually, there are a pair of C-Vs here. They were given to us by some good friends and they served my son well in his high school years. They're just -- umm -- somewhere down in the basement at this point.

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    Come to think of it, they were my first woofer refoaming experience :) Even went for the C-V red surrounds.

    I do have to say (back on topic), the faceplate looks wonderful, but the knobs just aren't quite doing it for me... :/
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • xschopxschop Posts: 601
    Just jesting myself. You're into horns, not knobs lol.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,042
    Horns....knobs, more trigger words. I'm telling.....ummmm, well someone.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,532
    Maybe some "High" yellow silk screened words would help.
  • xschopxschop Posts: 601
    Looks like this was one of the better CD players from this era (DP-8020). I'll keep an eye out for one and make it match the receiver....

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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,771
    F1nut wrote: »
    Horns....knobs, more trigger words. I'm telling.....ummmm, well someone.

    Here's a

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    Call someone who cares. :D
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  • xschopxschop Posts: 601
    Nbrowser, I prefer the more subtle approach by offering the offended party a nice side of cheese and crackers.... to go with all that whine.
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,771
    xschop wrote: »
    Nbrowser, I prefer the more subtle approach by offering the offended party a nice side of cheese and crackers.... to go with all that whine.

    Unfortunately...F1 isn't a snowflake and I feel that I didn't hurt his feelings. :)
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.
  • xschopxschop Posts: 601
    Who said anything about feelings? I thought F1 was a bot.
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,771
    xschop wrote: »
    Who said anything about feelings? I thought F1 was a bot.

    It may come as a total shock but he is um...well...something that does live and breathe however since he resides in a coffin the word human is out of the discussion. :)
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  • xschopxschop Posts: 601
    So he lives in his 1.3's... Now I understand hehe.
    He's a good sport. Funny too.
    I admire his uncanny ability to convey, ever so gingerly, that your project/modification is or will be a spectacular fail.
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