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Old 30th November 2012, 06:20 PM   #1491
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cool, sounds like a plan then if youre up for it. I suggest we pool to grab you something for your troubles. either that or you price it so its worth your while, up to you; I trust you'll be fair so I dont mind which

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Old 30th November 2012, 06:37 PM   #1492
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Will finish up kit list this weeklend. See how things shake up. am still trying to get my head around my, soon to be, Class A sized DAC. Think God I am married or women might thin I have compensation issues.
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Old 30th November 2012, 07:29 PM   #1493
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haha o|o o|o o|o

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Old 30th November 2012, 07:45 PM   #1494
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Whatever. Its all about perception
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Old 30th November 2012, 08:36 PM   #1495
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OK guys, I'll let you battle it out for the chassis... I want none of those special connectors. I don't want to start chasing for special cables nor do I want to have to carry the cables everywhere or make special adapters if I bring some of my gears to friends. Not that I don't like those connectors, they're good quality but this is mainly for professional/industrial equipment where cables have to stay securely hooked up.

That said, I will build my own chassis and use FPE to make whatever I want. I have all the tools to work metal so it's a no brainer.

There's too many specific details I need/require and I don't want to stop anyone to get what they want. I like designing my own stuff and I already have most of the parts to make a nice chassis for it.

Sorry to be a party pooper but I'll do like all my other chassis and build them custom with some FPE.

I might however get the LCD and transfos, etc... in the GB if you add them.

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Old 30th November 2012, 08:38 PM   #1496
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I respect that pinnocchio; just keep in mind that if we use 'D' style connectors, you have alot of flexibility in what you actually use, as it really defines a standard size opening.
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Old 30th November 2012, 09:17 PM   #1497
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sure pinnochio, no worries, but I dont think you got the gist. D cutouts allow whatever you want. neutrik make USB, RCA, XLR, ethernet, BNC, etc all in this same cutout so you can have flushmount whatever, so the point is you can arrange it however you like and its still looks just like you designed it that way. thats why they were designed

disagree about the power connectors just being for pro, its a 20A high quality connector for very little money that is far more suited to our purposes than IEC ever was.

besides, you dont bring your power cable with you to friends place when you bring your amp/dac/etc? hehe how often were you planning on carting a 30kg dac around with you anyway?

dont make any decision on my part anyway, I still need to work out if i'm in on it as well, shipping to AU is not cheap, but the main thing is I have an offer of help on my Dac chassis with CNC so have the opportunity to do something really unique. so its a matter if whether I still start with this chassis and get it sent to them, then sent to me, perhaps get additions to it or select panels machined remotely using my 3D models and hoping all fits together; or start from scratch.

this was only recently reaffirmed as an option and only came up after I found this case, but logistically sending this thing around could be a nightmare. plus there was always going to be a significant amount of extra machining for odd parts and connectors I need, given its for 4 channel synchronous clocking and wifi MCU control, plus my odd connector fettish.

so I should really shut up. i'm feeling guilty too because that would be only 8 people without pinnocchio, though probably when the design firms up and price affirmed opc and maybe others will come to the party... dont rule me out yet, but I cannot commit 100%. I have literally no metal working skills or tools aside from a hand-drill and dremel...

didnt want to leave it till the last minute to mention this possibility; but then I suppose I already mentioned it and theres a few people that are neither in or out at this stage.

haha can you tell I feel bad, look at the massive explanation.

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Old 1st December 2012, 02:39 AM   #1498
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Alright then, I'll stick around and see the final common configuration.

D cutouts are fine with me and I can always stuff connectors in unused positions to hide holes. Silver color bothers me but you're right about possible shipping scratches. In the end, price will keep me in or out of the chassis GB. I also have to anodize in the end and thus more money.

Let's see what we all come up with

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Old 5th December 2012, 11:16 AM   #1499
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Hi Owen,
You have a PM.

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Old 9th December 2012, 11:35 PM   #1500
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hmm... I guess people have not been following along with the posts, as I too have had several emails about the status of the GB.

Here's a quick summary:

1. All Canadian orders were shipped and have been received.
2. The US orders all shipped to MisterRogers, and he in turn shipped them all out within the USA. I believe all orders have been received in North America.

3. There are three other distributors:

- qusp - Asia
- savvas - South-East EU
- trickymicky - North-West EU

The packages to the three international distributors shipped out on November 9th and will take 4-6 weeks to arrive. Shipping by faster means overseas would have doubled the price of this GB, and I'm not exaggerating. Sending a single PCB and mosfet set, via insured tracked mail overseas costs roughly $72. I need all international GB members to be patient while the packages arrive with the above three people. Once they are there, local shipping should take less than a week via lettermail. I expect most people will get their items before the holidays if all goes well.

I will update people on here as soon as any of the sub-distributors confirm parcel arrival.

If you want to know who your distributor is, just consult the main list here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...Kd1hlbHc#gid=0

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