Yamaha A-1 Owners, want new hinges.....maybe?

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  1. Nashou66

    Nashou66 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Hi all you A-1 lovers. How many of you have broken hinges and or missing doors?

    I have a couple here like this. I was thinking of having some one make these. I have
    a 3D printing large local manufacture looking into costs ( tooling and reverse engineering being a large investment) for me now.

    And Also I have the same info given to a Local Injection Molding manufacture .

    So How many would like to have a set of these hinges. I dont think they'll be cheap but
    I think it be nice to for these great integrated amps which are an important part of Yamaha history
    to look as good as they sound with their doors back where they belong.

    I know some have also lost the doors. This will be another project at a later time if this hinge project ever gets past the "Quote" stage.

    Athanasios
     
  2. mgkfifty

    mgkfifty Active Member

    I wonder if the R8,R9 receivers use the same hinge? I could use some.
     
  3. Nashou66

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    Here are some pics.

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  4. EndHemd

    EndHemd New Member

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    Hi Athanasios, I am looking for Yamaha A-1 replacement hinges since a long time and just found your thread. I could use one or two pairs of these.
    Did you already find enough A-1 owners who are interested ?
    Greetings from Germany, Thomas
     
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    Not yet, I got side tracked on this project but hopefully I can get more interest and re visit it soon.

    Life gets in the way ;)

    Athanasios
     
  6. verde57

    verde57 Check the 'Reset' box if

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    I made mine from scratch, at your local hardware store you should be able to find PVC profile "L" in black.
    The cool thing is that it has the exact height required you only have to trim at one end lenth wise and the shade of the black matches almost the face of the amp.
    As for the hinges you will have to use your imagination, and screw them on the small side of the door as the original was.
    http://www.hornbach.ch/shop/Winkelp...ungleichschenklig-schwarz/738205/artikel.html
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2016
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  7. vapersdelay

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    Hey, I just found this thread and I think the 3-D printing idea has merit. Put me down for a couple of hinges for a Yamaha RX-900U sleeper I just picked up dirt cheap.
     
  8. Oilmaster

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    Count me in for a few units, so I will catch those units when they fly by !
    Hmm....hoarder behaviour?
     

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