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Old 17th February 2007, 07:08 AM   #1
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I have found a couple of places to buy pre-made metal chassis for audio equipment, but I can't seem to find them anymore. Do you have any ideas who sells these?

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Old 17th February 2007, 05:55 PM   #2
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there is a manufacturer of such in the advert section of the forum, Just keep re-loading a page and checking the advert. Sooner or later you will see the ad, and go to the place.

There is also a guy or two doing so on Ebay. I think the guy selling the antek toroidal transformers. There are others.
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http://www.web-tronics.com/etser19profr.html

http://www.circuitspecialists.com/level.itml/icOid/693
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www.diyenclosures.com

They're an advertiser here. I bought one of their boxes with a premounted PEM and drilled/screened for use as a preamp case. It looks great and assembled easily. Fast service. I'd use them again.

Another nice option for predrilled metal is www.frontpanelexpress.com . These aren't boxes, but can be used for more intricate assemblies.
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http://www.par-metal.com/
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Old 18th February 2007, 06:35 PM   #6
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the www.diyenclosures.com are nice chassis and the heatsinks make the deal compelling -- you will have to drill and tap holes in the heatsink -- I have two of the boxes which will take on some amplifiers.

if you are especially cheap like me you could troll for treasure looking for the dated HP, Tek, Fluke, Krohn-Hite stuff -- these are all first rate --
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I have purchased from par-metal, and hammond from mouser. The par-metal anodized doesn't have the prettiest finish, but was easy to work with. The hammond has an excellent finish, but has a cheap feel to it (doesn't come together without gaps), and requires more screws to be removed to work in.
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Old 19th February 2007, 05:17 AM   #8
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Thanks for all of the replies. The enclosure will be housing a Transcendent Sound Grounded Grid pre-amp.

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This place has many pre-made chassis and other tube related goodies.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/HardwareHou...QQftidZ2QQtZkm


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Old 21st February 2007, 11:44 PM   #10
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Hi,

These seem pretty spiffy--they even have chassis designed for tubes!

http://www.designbuildlisten.com/

I haven't used them, and they haven't paid me.

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