Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Construction Tips Construction techniques and tips

Gainclone enclosure style suggestion
Gainclone enclosure style suggestion
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th September 2010, 09:32 PM   #1
kwakeham is offline kwakeham  Canada
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: St. John's, NL, Canada
Default Gainclone enclosure style suggestion

My gainclone has sat mounted to a flat board for months which I'm getting sick of. I've design a couple of enclosures for it but never started building due "too many parts built from scratch" side of things. I like the heatsink look so I just ordered some 8.5" x 3" long heat sinks from heatsinkusa.com. Plan is to notch off the middle 4 fins and smooth then drill a hole for my volume control in the front.

I'm planning on some 1/2" wood pieces for the bottom and the back but unsure about the top. Wood didn't look right, and Aluminum plate may leave a seam.

Style suggestions for the top? Keep in mind the heat sinks have been ordered already.

Transformer in the middle, audiosector gainclone boards on either side with rectifier board placed where ever I can fit it.

I really liked the patek amp (DIY Chip Amplifier Kits, PCB's, Components and Information.) but I want to house the transformer inside too.

Click the image to open in full size.
  Reply With Quote
Old 8th September 2010, 01:14 AM   #2
steviedon is offline steviedon  United States
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Feb 2009
Looks like you've got it mostly figured out. If you're as meticulous in your wiring as you are in planning I'd suggest some 3/8" plexi. Cut it to size, polish the edges, drill and mount some shelf pins recessed 3/8" down from the top of your enclosure and drop it in. I like the look with all the fins however, why not go with a solid wood front to match the back, as cutting out the four fins and making it look finished is going to be a major PITA.
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th September 2010, 10:49 PM   #3
kwakeham is offline kwakeham  Canada
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: St. John's, NL, Canada
Thanks for the suggestion. I just received the 3 heat sinks from heat sink USA. Pretty fast shipping to Canada. Pretty accurate sizing, so I'm happy with that.

Alas, my EI style transformer is hideous as it was pulled from an existing amp. I'm looking for some metal grill, and baring that I'll get a flat sheet of 1/8" aluminum I suspect.

I should have access to my university machine shop to notch the fins out so shouldn't be too much trouble. Making a 90 degree edges has always been an annoyance even with a mill, so I was avoiding aluminum plate. But I might have to try my hand at it again.
  Reply With Quote


Gainclone enclosure style suggestionHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What style enclosure did I just build? JumpitDewd Subwoofers 6 11th June 2010 12:40 PM
Buffet style china cabinet hutch enclosure. 901Fixer Multi-Way 134 12th August 2009 03:26 PM
New high end style enclosure from Hexateq richardkrol Vendor's Bazaar 5 29th April 2009 12:18 PM
My first DIY build vacuum tube style Gainclone. pinoy82 Chip Amps 6 29th June 2007 07:43 AM
Enclosure suggestion/questions santiu Tubes / Valves 12 29th December 2005 06:20 PM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:54 AM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.79%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio