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pwag 23rd July 2002 05:25 AM

Source for high-quality amp enclosure?
I am in search of a high-quality 19 inch amp enclosure with extruded heatsinks at both sides (for a dual mono configuration).
A German DIY audio company has one in their program
see at:
I am wondering if something similar is available in the US or Canada. The usual suspects have only smaller or lower quality versions in their catalogs. Thx.

sam9 23rd July 2002 05:41 AM

Common Problem
Finding a nice enclosure ain't easy. Try You will still need to figure something for the heatsinks.

mirlo 23rd July 2002 06:07 AM

... drool ...
Those are lovely, as is most of the other stuff on that site. Maybe it would be worth it to order from them and eat the shipping charges and duty, etc. Still cheaper than building a whole machine shop in the garage.

If you do find something comparable on this side of the pond though, please let us know.

PaulHilgeman 10th October 2003 06:37 PM

Did you ever find anything nice in the US?

joensd 10th October 2003 06:45 PM

Schuro has got very similar cases with integrated heatsinks.
They´re all black though but take a look.
I built an amplifier using the 2HE-version of the case from Schuro.

But yes, you´ll probably be able to find something similar in the US as shipping might get real expensive.


00940 10th October 2003 08:37 PM

They also have really nice stuff, but it's somewhere in Asia. You have to ask a quote too but their prices are said reasonable.

tcpip 17th October 2003 02:20 PM

Re: Source for high-quality amp enclosure?

Originally posted by pwag
I am in search of a high-quality 19 inch amp enclosure....
I am wondering if something similar is available in the US or Canada.

I wonder whether you found any suitable enclosures finally? (Your post was in July.... :) )

If you give up hope of finding case+heatsink, and just look for cases, then apart from Par-Metal, there are the following good chassis makers I have in my browser bookmark list:When I say "good", I only mean that their products look like they are to drool over. I have no personal experience dealing with any of them.

And this page contains a list of chassis makers at the bottom. This page is from the very well written description of the Leach Low-TIM amp. Actually, this page will also give you pointers to heatsink makers in case you want to look for heatsinks separately. It has a big collection of links to suppliers for all sorts of amp parts. For what it's worth, I'd look for heatsink and chassis separately. :)

I think all of these chassis makers are on "your side of the pond" as you call it, assuming you do live in San Diego. :) Lovely city, isn't it? Was there for a few days in April 2001.

Hope this helps.


phase_accurate 17th October 2003 02:40 PM

This manufacturer :

Has a sales rep in the U.S.



sam9 17th October 2003 04:30 PM

Maybe you can use something from Par-Metal, mentioned above, with heatsinks from

PaulHilgeman 17th October 2003 08:10 PM

I just ordered a 5" x 16" x 12" from ParMetal. I will post about it when I get it.

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