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Old 22nd May 2015, 06:14 PM   #1
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Default who manufactures the amplifier faceplates for passlabs?

Im looking for great looking faceplates but unable to find good ones. Btw who manufactures the faceplate/chassis for Passlabs?
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Old 22nd May 2015, 06:39 PM   #2
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who manufactures the amplifier faceplates for passlabs?
The components come from all over, including down the street.

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Old 22nd May 2015, 07:24 PM   #3
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can you tell us where do you get only the faceplates done they look very good.
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Old 22nd May 2015, 09:25 PM   #4
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who manufactures the amplifier faceplates for passlabs?
Where we source things is proprietary. Unless you were placing a volume
order they would probably not deal anyway.

If you look around you probably can find a local machine shop that can
mill a faceplate to spec, and then you can find a place which will grain
and anodize it.

It's a lot easier to see what available among the offerings at this site.

I hesitate to mention the ebay chassis knock offs of PL and Krell and such.

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Old 22nd May 2015, 09:40 PM   #5
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Where we source things is proprietary. Unless you were placing a volume
order they would probably not deal anyway.

If you look around you probably can find a local machine shop that can
mill a faceplate to spec, and then you can find a place which will grain
and anodize it.

It's a lot easier to see what available among the offerings at this site.

I hesitate to mention the ebay chassis knock offs of PL and Krell and such.

I'm pleased to mention that the canuckaudiomart I frequent doesn't allow 'knock offs'. As soon as we see one it gets reported and pulled.

Regards,
Dan
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Old 23rd May 2015, 12:09 AM   #6
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One annoying thing about custom made faceplates in small quantities is that you run into more problems than in mass production.
Aluminium alloys, even suitable ones for anodizing like AlMgSi0.5, can show defects after the anodisation process - not before. Its like your car is finished but the body cant be painted - mean isnt it? Pitting, stains, grey areas are the key words. They are often a result of badly cast alloy,
i.e. the process of cooling was too fast.
A company told me they had 30%
anodizing failure when they bought aluminium from a supplier.
They decided to have 3 tons cast exclusively and failure dropped to 10%.

But there are anodizing companies also specialized on small quantities and prototypes. None of them will provide fail-safe aluminium

Thus you should buy more aluminium and give the anodizer a sample for testing before you start the milling work.

I also have the problem that i want the common, shiny brushed surfaces, which was average quality in the 70s and 80s. Today this is luxurious because the acids for anodizing have changed due to environmental issues. Todays anodizations are much more dull.
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Old 23rd May 2015, 12:59 AM   #7
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You could use the following:

Laser cutting and etching service - Specializes in customized products, including control panels, nameplates, and logo tags - Precision Design - welcome For simpler faceplates

or

Custom Online CNC Machine Shop | Free CAD Software Design your own with free software, and simply submit when you are complete.
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Old 23rd May 2015, 02:36 AM   #8
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Even Front Panel Express can handle a bit of engraving and such. Or, are they out of favor with DIYers these days?
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Old 24th May 2015, 08:01 PM   #9
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Even Front Panel Express can handle a bit of engraving and such. Or, are they out of favor with DIYers these days?
As for my DIY Audio stuff, I use Front Panel Express with excellent results.

For my race car stuff, I use a small machine shop in Colorado. They are way busy with back-orders, and do not accept new customers. Besides, they are tres $$$$$$$.
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