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Old 2nd November 2005, 03:47 PM   #1
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Hi all! Was just surfing around looking fpr a decent looking, not too expensive, case for my AMP3 and its SMPS and found this on ebay:

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It is not very big and looks rather neat, if you can remove the painted giberish from the metal top. The price seems acceptable too. just be warned that I tried to contact the seller more than one week ago about combining shipping and still no reply...

Here's the link for one of these things, otherwise just search for "cd-rom case"

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/USB-2-0-5-25-A...QQcmdZViewItem


Hope this was helpful for anyone...

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Old 2nd November 2005, 04:23 PM   #2
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Hammond Manufacturing makes some nice enclosures as well. I like their diecast aluminum enclosures. They work great as small enclosures for power supplies or amps because they're very strong, easy to machine, and can also act as a nice heatsink for any electronic parts. I also like the look of their new EMI/RFI plastic enclosures. Those would make a real nice case for a small amp.

http://www.hammondmfg.com/scpg.htm
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Old 2nd November 2005, 04:31 PM   #3
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These from MAPOWER are not bad either and the sides should be usable as heatsinks.
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Old 2nd November 2005, 06:30 PM   #4
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For an Amp3?

You must be able to do something smaller than that.

There are also nice small enclosures available from electronic suppliers for approx 15 that will fit both amp and a modes PSU. ( in Erope, Conrad is one of them)

My Amp3 enclosure is 14 cm of 35mm copper watertube. It includes all connections, filtercapacitance, Volume pot etc. Only part of the PSU is outside.


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Old 2nd November 2005, 06:42 PM   #5
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Hi All,

Nice case UrSv, where can I find one for me ?

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Old 2nd November 2005, 11:51 PM   #6
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My Amp3 enclosure is 14 cm of 35mm copper watertube. It includes all connections, filtercapacitance, Volume pot etc. Only part of the PSU is outside.
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Neat idea, I like it !

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Old 3rd November 2005, 12:04 PM   #7
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Yes, OK, it is kinda big but I was thinking in my own needs... It has to accomodate a stepped attenuator wich needs more than 4 cm of width, one (or possibly 2) AMP3 board and the SMPS. Plus, space on the back for connectors, mains sockect, etc. I do like the MAPOWER one very much, and I jsut saw that it also comes in 5.25" sizes.

Where can you get it, PLEASE?
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Old 3rd November 2005, 01:00 PM   #8
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@pcspinheiro,

I've seen casings similar to this one called "Icy Box", but those were for 3.5" HDD, same design though.

Only top & bottom are alu plates, the side beams are something plastic, and the side walls are grated metal - you can see inside the box, but i'm not sure it's so good for EMI shielding and such.

The 3.5" are too small for toroids or anything of course - but small class-d amps could fit in there nicely - Even UcD180 with some kind of spms could fit as a monoblock, but the alu plate would only be 10cm*25cm*1mm, extra cooling fins would be needed I think.

Here's an in-depth review, which means nothing to us, but there's a lot of photo's of the inside!

Icy Box 3.5" Review
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Old 3rd November 2005, 01:24 PM   #9
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How about a Large case for a large board/boards?


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Old 3rd November 2005, 03:44 PM   #10
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Thanks Ives Smolders, but that one is just too small to accomodate the AMP3 board with the toroids and the stepped attenuator, which is fairly large... The MAPOWER ones are kinda expensive too (more than 30 + shiping from germany...).
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