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Old 27th March 2007, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default Good Lookin Project Cases.... Where?

Hi all,

I have been looking for some time now to find a good looking project case for the amplifier that I am going to build. All of the ones that I have been finding are ABS and IMO they do not do the project justice.

I am going to be building the amp5 from and I already have the high quality binding posts, and cryo treated female RCA plugs, I am just missing this last piece. Can anyone refer me to a company(s) that has some nice project cases? I am mainly looking for the brushed aluminum/chrome look.

Thank you!

- Ryan
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Old 28th March 2007, 06:36 AM   #2
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I agree - most commercial stock cases are just plain nasty. Nothing beats building your own.

To get a brushed look on aluminium, I rub it down with steel wool (one direction only!) then give it a quick etch in caustic soda. Looks great.
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Old 29th March 2007, 10:50 AM   #3
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How big is the amplifier?

I saw a T amp put in a little ornamental treasure chest once, about 1 foot long, only the volume knob gave it away. A brilliant idea.

Have a look about for ornamental wooden boxes, Antique shops might be a good place to start.

You may even want to separate the power supply into another ornamental box, so you dont have a massive doctor's bag or something sitting on your cabinet.

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Think outside the box!!
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Old 29th March 2007, 04:04 PM   #4
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Here is a company with some very nice cases and chassis
they also have a ebay store call Antek ---good source for toroidal transformers also.
Here is a example of one of there cases.

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