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Old 26th November 2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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Hi, in order of preference, chassis source options for Canada, USA and the World are requested.

I know Hammond makes some. They're straightforward and practical. Any others?

The amplifiers to be built are stereo solid state.

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Old 27th November 2012, 12:14 AM   #2
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I generally just go to a metal shop and get them to cut the pieces I need to build a chassis ......

I generally use 2mm aluminum for top , bottom , front and back and use 1/2 inch for the sides which I use as a heatsink ....... much cheaper to build if you are handy that way .......

Par metal has chassis ...... google it

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Old 27th November 2012, 02:06 AM   #3
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Middle Atlantic Products make some reasonably priced steel boxes.
Middle Atlantic Products - Universal Panels, Rackmount Chassis, Access Panels

Lee's Electronics in Vancouver had some nice looking boxes last time I visited. Maybe these, but there's no pictures...

I've used Hammond chassis boxes with aluminum rack panels bolted on. Like a 3" chassis and a 3.5" panel, 4" high chassis with a 5.25" panel (plenty of room for feet underneath).

For my very slow Leach build, I"m leaning towards welding a frame from square steel tubing and skinning it with expanded metal top and bottom, aluminum plate front and back panels, and maybe hardwood.sides.

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Old 28th November 2012, 03:39 PM   #4
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Hi, thanks for the recommendations. I'm pretty handy but if there is a path of least resistance available which saves time I'll take it. If anyone else wants to kick in a source suggestion I've got ears on. I've seen a fairly nice chassis offered on the bay made Stateside.
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Old 28th November 2012, 04:24 PM   #5
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In case you missed it, the diyAudio store is carrying some of the HiFi-2000 cases now, I recently bought one of the 4U enclosures for an F5 build, they are fabulous!

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Old 17th December 2012, 02:40 PM   #6
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Hi 6-Speed, those look nice. I was trying to get a bunch of different size and layout options on the table, choices neccessary in order to fit the design instead of trying to fit the design to the enclosure.
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