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Old 10th February 2004, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default Where to buy 17"W chassis online?

I'm in process of building a DIY project and can't find anyone what carries audio component enclosures. I'm looking for a black metal enclosure 17"w x 2"h X ~10" deep. (or 1U high @ 1.75"). I an looking for a case WITHOUT rackmount wings.

Can anyone recommend an online retailer?
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Old 11th February 2004, 11:53 AM   #2
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Try www.par-metal.com

Here is a price list:
BENCH TOP CASES (Alodine) A, E, G, P Additional charge for different finishes

37.00 16W x 8D x 1.75H
42.00 16W x 12D x 1.75H
41.00 16W x 8D x 2.75H
45.00 16W x 12D x 2.75H
43.00 16W x 8D x 4.75H
49.00 16W x 12D x 4.75H

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Old 12th February 2004, 12:02 AM   #3
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This one does not have the rack mount ears. It is, however, only 15.75" wide.

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Old 12th February 2004, 04:54 AM   #4
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I looked into par-metal as well, but what really annoyed me about their boxes was the 16" width, when all of my audio gear is 17" wide. You can special order the wider units, but then the price rises to the point that it's not terribly interesting anymore.

In the end, I purchased rackmount cases at Jameco (www.jameco.com), which, to my pleasant surprise, can be assembled without the rack faceplate, resulting in a nice, 17" box. The boxes are structurally weaker without the faceplate, mind you -- I ended up stiffening mine with aluminum channels.

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