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Old 16th October 2007, 07:57 PM   #1
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I am in the process of building an Audio Sector LM4780 chip amp and a Twisted Pear Kookaburra preamp. I've had no problem sourcing most of the necessary parts.

When it comes to chassis options I've come up pretty empty. I've found diyenclosures.com, which carries products which look pretty nice, but I was hoping for cheaper options. I've searched these forums to no avail.

Is there a resource or thread I'm missing? Can those of you who've had good luck finding or building chassis provide some info?
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Old 16th October 2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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I have ordered my enclosure from these guys:

circuitspecialists.com

Despite the poor picture, the enclosure presents itself really nice. The aluminum front and back are silver matte and the top is black. I was able to easily cut it with just basic tools. Price is not bad neither as it comes with rubber stands and all necessary screws. I think I paid somewhere close to $8-10 for shipping.
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Old 16th October 2007, 08:45 PM   #3
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When it comes to chassis options I've come up pretty empty. I've found diyenclosures.com, which carries products which look pretty nice, but I was hoping for cheaper options. I've searched these forums to no avail.
Producing a decent enclosure on the cheap is very difficult! A friend of mine started off with one based on one of my designs but the cost soon got out of control and he has hardly sold any!
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Old 16th October 2007, 08:56 PM   #4
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I put something in the trading post forum the other day.
FS: Metal enclosure for amp or preamp
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Old 17th October 2007, 12:26 AM   #5
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How about http://par-metal.com ?
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How about http://par-metal.com ?
I have a few of their enclosures. They are a decent quality for a reasonable price.

The only real con I can think of with par-metal is the aluminum they use has a coarse grain to it. If you run you finger nail across the grain it will actually file it down a bit.
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I have a few of their enclosures. They are a decent quality for a reasonable price.

The only real con I can think of with par-metal is the aluminum they use has a coarse grain to it. If you run you finger nail across the grain it will actually file it down a bit.
Hee hee, free nail file, what else can you ask
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www.modushop.biz

Italian webshop, descent prices, good looking chassis. Have never bought anything from them yet though.
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Default search?

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enclosures..

Chassis for power amp
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Old 18th October 2007, 06:35 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the great suggestions (keep 'em coming if you've got more). Here are a few things I've come across looking through the photos thread; figure I'll put them here as this thread looks to be a nice collection of chassis ideas.

One of the threads lgreen pasted mentions the Hammond enclosures; matjans has a nice example here:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...669#post927669

Also dfdye likes using "old SCSI external enclosures":
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...542#post914542
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