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FullThrottleRic 9th November 2002 09:13 PM

Ready made pre/amp cases in the UK?
Hi guys,

Browsing the PassDiy Gallery is getting more and more of a downer these days, as the gear people are building is looking amazing, and I feel ashamed to even look at my BOZ/ZRE :blush:

Does anyone know where I can buy enclosures in the UK that are as good quality as the ones people use, and are'nt the normall cheap aluminium project boxes everyone seems to sell?


FullThrottleRic 13th November 2002 08:46 PM

Bumperty bump bump :o

fdegrove 13th November 2002 08:57 PM


BICC VERO has some,so do RS Components and there must be others.

Look for 19 inch rack mount chassis,there should be some nice looking ones in anodised aluminium.


FullThrottleRic 15th November 2002 07:29 PM

I had a look round RS, but could'nt find any rack mount boxes, only bloody 'uge racks.
Possibly got a URL? :angel:


fdegrove 15th November 2002 07:49 PM


Try the Hampstead site on the homepage.

In the meantime I'll do a search for 19" rackmount chassis.

U.K only right?


dhaen 15th November 2002 08:06 PM

Hi Ric,

You could try West Hyde:

I don't know the pricing or quantity policy.

A company I use for custom metalwork is Holt broadcast:

They normally supply equipment manufacturers, but they've done plenty of 1 offs for me.
If you're not cheapskating, just fax them a dimensioned drawing, and a note of which of their range you want it based on, for a quote. Also mention paint and legend requirements.



FullThrottleRic 15th November 2002 08:18 PM

Thanks fellas :D :cool:

RichardH 26th November 2002 12:47 PM

Re 19" cases - I've been on a similar hunt for a UK supply for cases (cheapskate in my case, though). Have a look at Farnell - look in the Enclosures | 19 equipment | Cases section - they have some alu 19" cases there - pics are very small though, so not sure how good they look.

mhennessy 26th November 2002 05:11 PM

I bought the rackcase for my preamp from Electrospeed, who appear to be closing down, unfortunately. RS are their parent company, and stock the same cases...

I'm refering to the all-aluminium cases made by IPK - these feature extruded front and rear panels, so no fixings on the front panel. They do a slightly more expensive version with extruded side panels as well - these are nice. Finally, there's a non-rackmount range that has similar dimensions but no rack-mount ears. RS stock these, and you can order on-line... These cases are available in a black-anodised finish, which is nice...:)

dhaen 26th November 2002 07:19 PM

You'll find that Holt Broadcast, which I mentioned earlier in the tread do the same boxes and their variations.
The owners of both companies used to be business partners, and now seperate, compete for the same market.
I have always found Holt to be the cheaper, though the quality is the same.


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