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Old 2nd March 2012, 02:32 AM   #1
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Default O2 amp. Need enclosure suggestions

Been looking around today for some cool enclosures to go with the o2 amp.

Have been finding some cool stuff. Been checking out allied, eBay, silicon ray but would like some suggestions.

I will just edit the cad drawing of the front plate to reflect the need for whatever enclosure I end up deciding on.
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Old 2nd March 2012, 07:04 PM   #2
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No suggestions?
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Old 4th March 2012, 03:15 AM   #3
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Go with the proven case in in the bill of materials. Then, update the case by buying some slightly larger recessed head hex bolts and tap the holes with the correct thread tool. This will make the process of getting back into the case much easier since you'll have established threads.

Also, keep in mind there are many front panel options available - clear plastic, silver aluminum from JDS Labs and even now some bamboo panels are starting to appear.
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Old 4th March 2012, 05:21 AM   #4
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How about this?

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Old 4th March 2012, 07:21 AM   #5
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I saw that one. I'm really starting to warm up to the standard enclosure actually.
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Old 4th March 2012, 12:26 PM   #6
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I think that case is great for "true" desktop use. Plus, it would allow a user to keep the batteries in place and install the DAC once the plans and build list get released.
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I saw that one. I'm really starting to warm up to the standard enclosure actually.
The standard enclosure still allows for some tweaking. Sure, you can get it in many colors, but I have the silver and the black. The silver one has the black panel from the "group buy" that was put together on this forum. The black-cased O2 is from JDS Labs and features a silver face. Both have their merits, while the black case seems a bit more subtle and stands out slightly less.

As mentioned before, the standard case can be re-tapped with a larger and proper thread size so you can install a variety of bolts to hold the plates on. My "mini" bolts require an allen wrench to tighten them down. Plus, they're black and look a bit more professional than even the black phillips head screws.
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Old 4th March 2012, 05:37 PM   #8
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I think that case is great for "true" desktop use. Plus, it would allow a user to keep the batteries in place and install the DAC once the plans and build list get released.
He said on his blog that the dac won't be able to be DIY since the parts needed aren't widely available.
the dac is only available from a retailer because they have to specially order the parts in bulk.
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Old 5th March 2012, 02:12 AM   #9
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I think I'm gonna order the jds labs PCB and power supply

Standard box enclosure:
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And standard front plate with no writing that he has on his website. I like the clean loom.

Only problem is I'm not at home for a few days, staying at my girlfriends house, and I can't get the cad design to come up on my phone.
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Old 5th March 2012, 02:55 PM   #10
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A custom made wood enclosure like this one:

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Gorgeous.
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