Early 90s RuneAudio Computerized Audio System

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Early 90s RuneAudio Computerized Audio System

Postby Devox » 19 Mar 2018, 00:13

Man, RuneAudio came a long way. I just realized that after dusting off my 1992 "RuneAudio Computerized Audio System". I bought it back in the Days, after seeing this Add in one of the Hifi Magazines:

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Ok, I build it.

After rescuing an old 9", monochrome CRT from the trash, I wanted to build a fitting Case in an early-90s tech-styl, in which the DAC, vga-converter, HDD and Raspberry pi went. So beige was the color of choice.
After some fiddeling I managed to cram everything inside, and put all the ports and leds i wanted through fitting holes I drilled into the case.
Finally everything got branded by making some custom bootscreens & ui-graphics fitting the overall aesthetics, and also labeling the case with a custom retro-rune logo. :)

Here are some Impressions:
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Re: Early 90s RuneAudio Computerized Audio System

Postby rastus » 19 Mar 2018, 05:31

Devox » Good, good, good call brother! I just looked at them pics and, whoa! You get my vote for the 'Man of the BEER' contest! Hip-hip! Horaay!

EDIT: Plus, I just wanted to be the first to congratulate you on your (?) fine work ! ! !
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Re: Early 90s RuneAudio Computerized Audio System

Postby janui » 19 Mar 2018, 09:08

Hi Devox,
Very impressive. I like it, no wait, I like it a lot.
janui

PS how did you do the lettering & logo on the case?
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Re: Early 90s RuneAudio Computerized Audio System

Postby rastus » 19 Mar 2018, 10:17

Decals, decals, like stickers... a good job though. Good use of the monitor, the case... I love to SEE inside the case, underneath the monitor... one waits with baited breath for that view....
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Re: Early 90s RuneAudio Computerized Audio System

Postby hondagx35 » 19 Mar 2018, 17:38

Hi Devox,

great build, thank you for posting this.

Frank
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Re: Early 90s RuneAudio Computerized Audio System

Postby Devox » 21 Mar 2018, 14:16

Thanks a lot guys. :) For the labeling of the Case I used "Printable Clear Gloss Sticker Paper", which i printed on with my laser printer. The Copper-stripe is done by using Copper-self adhesive tape, which has been rubbed thoroughly with a dry cloth after application, to make its surface smooth and shiny. I also used that tape on the rubber feet.

Here are some shots from the inside. Some parts are placed kinda crooked to reduce stress on the cables, but I guess thats okay, as long as it sits solid in the case. :D

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Re: Early 90s RuneAudio Computerized Audio System

Postby hondagx35 » 21 Mar 2018, 19:17

Hi Devox,

please upload your pictures to our server.

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Re: Early 90s RuneAudio Computerized Audio System

Postby LeighP » 23 Mar 2018, 22:51

Looks great.

A case finishes off any system :D
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