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Old 4th July 2018, 01:20 AM   #51
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How to cut a square in a blank panel with minimal tools?
Good call about fixed cords. If your kit is just going to sit there, then a plug&socket arrangement can be an unwanted complication. I have seen many get warm with just 3 amps running through them. Plus they add depth to the equipment, even using 90 degree plugs. Sometimes the only time the arrangement is useful, it for storage and transport. You need to ask yourself, should I compromise my connection for ease of transportation or swapping components about.


A guy in Japan had his own pylons installed to bring in clean power from the local generating company. I don't think he would choose iec's over wired in flex.



High end gear will have iec sockets in the interest of further expenditure. How else would you sell them a 1000 iec lead, or tell them not to return the amp, but instead make themselves happy with pseudo conversations about such leads and mains filters. Until their brain thinks it must sound better. Because it cost enough.



Back on topic, it's a pity nobody has stamped out some bezels. Just from thin plate. As a decorative measure. So you can whop it out with a chisel, with the only goal to get the tabs located without the hot glue. Any over sizing that left a gap, would just hide under this plate, that's already cut to take an iec.


I guess if you do balls it and go too big, then you could make such a plate from thin black plastic and scissors. Just to cover any gaps. Not offer mechanical support.
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