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#166495 - 19/06/2003 10:23 Empeg sled replicas now available for presale
robricc
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Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
http://www.spmicro.com/store

Sale prices will be good for all orders placed before 9AM Friday morning eastern time.

I'm doing pre-order because the sleds are done, but some packing material has not shown up yet. It should be here tomorrow (friday) or monday next week.

I will have at least 3 sleds with me at the Texas meet this weekend. If you're coming to the meet and want to save shipping costs, you can buy there at the sale price.

OK, I think that's it.
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#166496 - 19/06/2003 10:48 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: robricc]
altman
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Registered: 19/05/1999
Posts: 3450
Loc: Palo Alto, CA
I can't seem to order as it just comes back with "no items in cart" after logging in...

Any ideas?

Hugo

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#166497 - 19/06/2003 10:52 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: altman]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30729
Loc: Seattle, WA
He's got special code in there to tell if it's you.
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#166498 - 19/06/2003 10:57 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: altman]
jamville
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Registered: 23/08/2002
Posts: 93
Loc: South Texas
Just try ordering a 2nd time with email and password.
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#166499 - 19/06/2003 10:59 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: robricc]
jamville
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Registered: 23/08/2002
Posts: 93
Loc: South Texas
Rob,

Is there a way to reserve one of the units that you are bringing to the Texas meet?
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#166500 - 19/06/2003 11:00 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: altman]
robricc
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Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
I tested the cart yesterday and all seemed well. I have one order since I posted this, so it's working for someone.

I will see if I can break it.

Actually, the radio buttons when you log in... there is no default selected. I hate to acuse you of overlooking that, but that is a possibility.

Either way Hugo, if you can wait till the european meet and you want a sled, I would surely give one to you free of charge.
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#166501 - 19/06/2003 11:01 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: jamville]
robricc
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Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
All you have to do is tell me. I will set one aside for you.
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#166502 - 19/06/2003 11:50 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: robricc]
loren
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Registered: 23/08/2000
Posts: 3824
Loc: SLC, UT, USA
YAYAY!

Sled ordered! Thanks Rob!
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#166503 - 19/06/2003 11:57 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: loren]
robricc
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Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
No, thank you!

Sales are going strong considering the store has only been open for 2 hours.
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#166504 - 19/06/2003 11:59 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: robricc]
MisterBeefhead
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Registered: 31/12/2001
Posts: 161
Loc: Crete, Il USA
Man, those things look really nice.

So now just to be clear, to make the sled just like the original, I'm gonna need RCA connectors, a serial connector, a bunch of wire, some sort of multi-pin quick disconnects, and soldering ability? Hmm, the only things I'm gonna need to find are quick disconnects and soldering ability.

Anyone sell these already put together, or plan to?
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#166505 - 19/06/2003 12:02 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: MisterBeefhead]
mtempsch
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Registered: 02/06/2000
Posts: 1992
Loc: Gothenburg, Sweden
Yes (or transplant the connector / wiring harness from an existing sled)

Rob sells the connector and pins needed as well on the site.

/Michael
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#166506 - 19/06/2003 12:07 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: MisterBeefhead]
robricc
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Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
You need RCA connecters, various wire, and a DB9 serial connecter.

The pins on the docking connector are designed to be crimped on, but that doesn't work so well, so soldering them in there is best. The tuner connecter should be soldered regardless (I think). I haven't built one yet and don't plan to in the near future at least.
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#166507 - 19/06/2003 13:24 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: robricc]
jamville
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Registered: 23/08/2002
Posts: 93
Loc: South Texas
Yes Rob. I want one. I will be at the Texas meet.

Thanks,
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#166508 - 19/06/2003 13:36 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: robricc]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13591
Loc: Canada
I've crimped a couple of tuner connectors (for home docks) and there's no big issue there, so long as the correct size crimper is used.

Cheers

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#166509 - 19/06/2003 14:08 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: MisterBeefhead]
Lester
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Registered: 19/06/2003
Posts: 8
Not complaining- just confused. If after buying this, I still need "RCA connectors, a serial connector, a bunch of wire, some sort of multi-pin quick disconnects, and soldering ability", what exactly am I paying $65 for? Thanks.

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#166510 - 19/06/2003 14:15 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: Lester]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13591
Loc: Canada
The $65 is for the custom metal enclosure. Originally, direct from Empeg Ltd, these were US$150 wired, so $65 unwired is very reasonable.

Cheers

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#166511 - 19/06/2003 14:45 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: robricc]
andym
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Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3977
Loc: Manchester UK
Damn you RobRicc that's another 57 on my credit card!!!

I definately want a black one to go with my new car...
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#166512 - 19/06/2003 14:46 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: mlord]
loren
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Registered: 23/08/2000
Posts: 3824
Loc: SLC, UT, USA
$65 unwired is damn cheap for a custom built sled powder coated and textured black. $12 for the connector and $5 for the rest at Radio Shack is nothing considering how hard those connectors are to come by.
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#166513 - 19/06/2003 14:46 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: mlord]
wfaulk
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Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
Well, the $65 is just for the metal. There's another $12 for the somewhat hard-to-source connectors.
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#166514 - 19/06/2003 14:57 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: wfaulk]
cookie_77
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Registered: 08/03/2002
Posts: 145
Anyone any idea on the sting with importing to the uk(Duty)?

I have a spare shonky premade connector that i would swap for one if anyone is interested?

C.


Edited by cookie_ARM (19/06/2003 14:57)

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#166515 - 19/06/2003 15:10 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: cookie_77]
maczrool
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Registered: 13/01/2002
Posts: 1627
Loc: Louisiana, USA
I think VAT is 17.5%, if that is any help to you.

Stu
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#166516 - 19/06/2003 16:07 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: wfaulk]
tanstaafl.
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Registered: 08/07/1999
Posts: 5307
Loc: Ajijic, Mexico
Well, the $65 is just for the metal

$65 just for the metal? That's preposterous. Why, I could make one of those myself for about $3 worth of sheet metal, maybe 50-60 hours of my time, and a couple thousand dollars worth of tools!

Very nice work that Rob has done. I'd buy one in a minute but I already have an extra sled...

tanstaafl.
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#166517 - 19/06/2003 16:19 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: tanstaafl.]
wfaulk
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Registered: 25/12/2000
Posts: 16706
Loc: Raleigh, NC US
I'd buy one in a minute but I already have an extra sled...
But it's black! Black, I tell you!!
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#166518 - 19/06/2003 16:53 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: wfaulk]
tanstaafl.
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Registered: 08/07/1999
Posts: 5307
Loc: Ajijic, Mexico
But it's black! Black, I tell you!!


And I have a can of black Rustoleum spray paint....

tanstaafl.
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#166519 - 19/06/2003 19:10 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: Lester]
robricc
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Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
Not complaining- just confused. If after buying this, I still need "RCA connectors, a serial connector, a bunch of wire, some sort of multi-pin quick disconnects, and soldering ability", what exactly am I paying $65 for? Thanks.
Perhaps we don't remember what Empeg Ltd commanded for a sled with a pre-wired connector. I recall it being in the $129 neighborhood.

I can't afford to pay someone to wire-up 50 wire harnesses and I don't have the time to do it myself. So, for $65 + $12 for odd-ball connectors you gotta do it yourself... or hire some day workers to do it for you.
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#166520 - 19/06/2003 20:14 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: robricc]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30729
Loc: Seattle, WA
You need RCA connecters, various wire, and a DB9 serial connecter.
Something no one's pointed out yet:

You don't actually need all of those parts unless you intend to actually use every single connection. For instance, if you don't plan to use the serial connector in the car, you don't need to hook one up. And you don't need all six RCA connectors unless you intend to use all the front, rear, and aux connections. A totally bare bones install might only need a few wires and two RCA plugs.
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#166521 - 19/06/2003 20:28 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: tfabris]
matthew_k
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Registered: 12/02/2002
Posts: 2290
Loc: Berkeley, California
A totally bare bones install might only need a few wires and two RCA plugs.

Actually, this is part of my Cunning Plan to fit more stuff in my dashboard. All those connectors take up room, and I'd like to chop it down to just the necessary stuff without ruining one of my orginal wiring harnesses.

What about the inline fuse? Should I worry about it? I've blown it once, so it must be doing something...

Matthew

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#166522 - 19/06/2003 20:33 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: matthew_k]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30729
Loc: Seattle, WA
What about the inline fuse? Should I worry about it?
Yes. Remember that fuses are mostly there to protect against your car burning to the ground. An important thing for some people.
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#166523 - 19/06/2003 21:12 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: tfabris]
acurasquirrel_
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Registered: 14/04/2002
Posts: 241
Now that I have a job with a cubicle I have to decide whether I should by this sled and make my own dock or wait for one of mlords
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#166524 - 19/06/2003 21:30 Re: Empeg sled replicas now available for presale [Re: acurasquirrel_]
loren
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Registered: 23/08/2000
Posts: 3824
Loc: SLC, UT, USA
what do you want it for? if you need something for your cube... DEFINITELY get an mlord dock. They are perfect for your desk and super high quality.
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