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Old 5th December 2007, 03:38 AM   #1
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Default Where to source chassis?

I've been trying to find some nice chassis cases for my chip amps and dacs. The ones that Trends Audio uses look ok but I can't find any source. Same for the better looking Kingrex.

I've been searching for months. I looked in the archives here without success. Maybe I'm using the wrong search criteria.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 5th December 2007, 08:27 AM   #2
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This may be what you are looking for!
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Old 5th December 2007, 12:11 PM   #3
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phrarod:

What's available is largely determined by your budget. I've had great results using enclosures from iagaudio.com, atiresearch-anodized.com and hifi2000.it, but none of those three options are inexpensive (for those of us in the U.S., the latter two entail international shipping). Others have built amazing enclosures from ordinary materials or discarded electronic equipment (old receivers, toasters, whatever).

The options have been thoroughly explored on this website. Keep at it; you'll find something suitable.

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Old 5th December 2007, 03:21 PM   #4
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Thanks everyone. Actually I've built them into jewelry boxes and hand made wooden boxes. I would like to try out some metal ones. I'll check those links and do more search on this site.

I really like he idea of steampunk but that's a lot of work and design. Right now extruded metal would be ok.
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Old 5th December 2007, 03:58 PM   #5
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Checked out the links. I've seen all of them except for the Italian site. Some nice chassis but $$$ as mentioned.

There's no supplier for those simple extruded aluminum cases like Trends Audio?
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Old 5th December 2007, 04:11 PM   #6
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Parts Express has some from Penn Elcon
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http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=262-074

I've also had good luck using old SCSI external drive enclosures found for cheap on ebay. The older ones are solid heavy steel.
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Old 5th December 2007, 04:12 PM   #7
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Thanks DC. Good tips. I'll check them out.
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Old 6th December 2007, 04:22 AM   #8
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I have not tried this site but, I'm thinking of getting the DIY-1712 chassis.

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Old 6th December 2007, 04:32 PM   #9
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HD cases are an economical alternative. For example http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817155214
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Old 6th December 2007, 10:56 PM   #10
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hi,

I know im new to this but it amases me how mutch some of you are prepered to pay for an ok looking enclosure. 10 muinets of cad time 50 of laster cutting and you could have a case that looks fantastic. add some acid etching and you would have somthing truly uniuqe.

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