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Jason 9th October 2012 08:59 AM

Chassis Discussion
 
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SRMcGee 11th October 2012 07:44 PM

Folks:

I'm most interested in the 5U / 400mm enclosures but don't want the pre-drilled rear panel offered with the "big ***" variant -- I want my own design, drilled, etched and colored. That means I want an aluminum rear panel. I am less concerned with whether the top and bottom panels are aluminum or steel.

My guess is that the majority of your intended audience would similarly want an aluminum rear panel, simply because they are far easier to work than the steel alternative. Also, Front Panel Express declines to work on steel, which is important to those of us who like their services.

I understand that others may disagree with me on this. My request: if you don't want to abandon the steel rear panels for the aluminum ones, please order additional aluminum 5U rear panels when you place your second order.

Regards,
Scott

Jason 12th October 2012 02:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SRMcGee (Post 3198030)
Folks:

I'm most interested in the 5U / 400mm enclosures but don't want the pre-drilled rear panel offered with the "big ***" variant -- I want my own design, drilled, etched and colored. That means I want an aluminum rear panel. I am less concerned with whether the top and bottom panels are aluminum or steel.

My guess is that the majority of your intended audience would similarly want an aluminum rear panel, simply because they are far easier to work than the steel alternative. Also, Front Panel Express declines to work on steel, which is important to those of us who like their services.

I understand that others may disagree with me on this. My request: if you don't want to abandon the steel rear panels for the aluminum ones, please order additional aluminum 5U rear panels when you place your second order.

Regards,
Scott

Hi Scott. My apologies for my poor web design which obviously didn't make it clear that we DO have spare blank back panels. When we add the chassis to the store navigation later today, it will be much clearer that there are spare back panels sitting in the accessories category.

We did plan for this scenario and got the extra blank aluminum back panels for people such as yourself that would want the freedom to do their own thing.

It's a "stop gap" solution we made specifically because we didn't want to order a another line of (big, expensive) 4U and 5U products with the first order. While it's a little more pricey and certainly counter-intuitive to pay more to have an extra blank back panel, it's what we have for now.

The direct link to the 5U back panel is here:

5U Aluminium Solid Back Panel - Accessories - Chassis

SRMcGee 12th October 2012 04:10 PM

Jason:

This is helpful -- thank you! To be frank, I was hoping that diyaudio would offer options that were in line with what was originally proposed; i.e., I'd like to purchase 5U 400mm enclosures with pre-drilled heatsinks, perforated inner baseplates and aluminum rear panels. I could get there today by buying the "deluxe 5U" chassis and an aluminum rear panel, but would then have a steel panel, IEC and RCA connectors and speaker binding posts that I don't need.

I certainly understand that you guys are going at risk launching something entirely new for the diyaudio community, and you have my earnest appreciation. My hope is that once things stabilize and you have a chance to assess the success of this effort, you'll feel comfortable offering some additional chassis options.

Many, many thanks,
Scott

AndrewT 12th October 2012 04:17 PM

Nice range of prices to suit the finances of many Members.
$199 to $399.

d to the g 12th October 2012 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndrewT (Post 3198980)
Nice range of prices to suit the finances of many Members.
$199 to $399.

And that's just for chassis with heatsinks!

Jason 12th October 2012 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SRMcGee (Post 3198971)
Jason:

This is helpful -- thank you! To be frank, I was hoping that diyaudio would offer options that were in line with what was originally proposed; i.e., I'd like to purchase 5U 400mm enclosures with pre-drilled heatsinks, perforated inner baseplates and aluminum rear panels. I could get there today by buying the "deluxe 5U" chassis and an aluminum rear panel, but would then have a steel panel, IEC and RCA connectors and speaker binding posts that I don't need.

I certainly understand that you guys are going at risk launching something entirely new for the diyaudio community, and you have my earnest appreciation. My hope is that once things stabilize and you have a chance to assess the success of this effort, you'll feel comfortable offering some additional chassis options.

Many, many thanks,
Scott

Hi Scott. Actually, you wouldn't have the IEC, RCA and binding posts. They are in a separate pack. You would have a CNC'd back panel though you would have to be creative with.

Definitely offering all-aluminum "DIY" as an option is on the cards. And then, we need to split it into pre-drilled and non-pre-drilled as well! For now, buying the back panel as an extra is the in between solution. We'll definitely look at how sales go, what is selling, what feedback we get, and order next time in line with what you guys are telling us that you want.

Thanks for the feedback.

bk856er 17th October 2012 05:31 PM

Would really love to see the "compact" chassis with an option of additional ventillation slots!

The footprint is perfect for many of my projects, and I'm ready to buy three units, but the current vent scheme is insufficient.

BK

Jason 17th October 2012 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bk856er (Post 3204988)
Would really love to see the "compact" chassis with an option of additional ventillation slots!

The footprint is perfect for many of my projects, and I'm ready to buy three units, but the current vent scheme is insufficient.

BK

Thanks BK. Yes those compact chassis are (IMHO) awesome little things, and they also have little brothers as well which we might stock in the next shipment (we had to draw the line somewhere).

Thanks for the feedback, we'll definitely consider models with additional venting. What kind of venting would you like to see (front to back, left to right, how many rows?) and what are you planning on using them for?

petefrontiers 17th October 2012 05:59 PM

I would like to order one but only if you offer more affordable shipping options. To get one here in Canada, UPS will charge near $100.00 for brokerage fees, so this is $150.00 with the shippng fees... I would like to have standard USPS option.


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