I re-acquired a Naomi Universal Upright cab after selling my old previous one only a few months before serendipitously buying a house (I was previously living in a tiny condo and the machine was in storage almost exclusively the entire duration of my ownership.) It was some ‘Gift of the Magi’-shit…
While this unit isn’t in nearly as pristine shape as my previous cab, restoring it will be a project that I am looking forward to undertaking.
It has been fully dissembled (I had to do this in order to get it in my basement) and this was the push I needed in order to begin cleaning and performing the ‘sit-down’ modification I toyed with on my last Naomi cab.
While I have a Naomi with a handful of carts and a NetDimm, I will be converting this model to JAMMA wiring, and using it with a Dreamcast/GDEMU setup, occasionally subbing it out for my CPS2 and MV1C.
It’s has a Toshiba 29" 31 khz CRT that’s in really good shape, but it will require a scaler if I wish to use my CPS2 or MVS in it. (The seller was super cool and included one, along with a JAMMA to USB interface for controls, as he had it setup for MAME.)
I’d like to document my progress, as I had to scour many sources and boards (many of which are now defunct) in order to gain enough understanding to get the confidence in getting an arcade cab and supergun setup running. I figured this may be a helpful resource to those who are thinking about taking the plunge as well.
Here is a photo of my disassembled Naomi in my terrifying unfinished basement.