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Old 9th November 2004, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default Anodising Alep5 : what color ???

Hi there,
finally i received the milled panels for the Aleph 5 and BoSoZ. Now i can wire and fire them up

Only one more dilemma for now : what color should i anodyse the front, top and back panel ?
The heatsinks are already grey and can't be re-anodised.
Should i make the A5 all grey or black panels and grey heatsinks ?
I hope to get some reactions from you....


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Old 9th November 2004, 09:54 PM   #2
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i myself like a little black on it

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Old 9th November 2004, 10:03 PM   #3
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I myself would choose dark grey or black - since I saw the combination of eloxated heatsinks and "dustpaint coated" rest of the amp - my friend did his Aleph that way - I vote for "dustpainting" (sorry, don't know the right expresion) ...
BTW - you can REeloxate and so change the color of heatsinks - because - before they eloxate they must sink Al in some mixtures - that "cleans" the surface - and this stuff also "eats" old eloxation ...
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dust painting = powder coat?
Would a woodchuck bother to chuck MDF?
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Old 9th November 2004, 11:52 PM   #5
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How about "Red" hot, with Grey heatsinks ?

Great job Mr Beijers, i checked your homepage.

I saw you built the A&T Hybrid, i did the original 1988 A80 with the E80CC, the 6SQ7, and 8 Hitachi Fets, by Frits Savelkoul.

Lately i noticed that John van de Sluis shipped his *** to Belgium to flogg the A&T stuff ready built of second rate quality for absurd pricetags, what a character.
However, i miss the magazine and the A&T meetings.

Congratulations with the Aleph 5, a piece of art, as are the previous projects.
I really like the welded-on wire fasteners on the output devices pcb.

Whatever the color choice for the powder coating, please show us the end result.
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Old 10th November 2004, 12:06 AM   #6
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Burgandy goes will with grey.
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Old 10th November 2004, 12:09 AM   #7
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Although Grey prefers Bordeaux, he will drink Burgundy quite readily...

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Old 10th November 2004, 06:32 AM   #8
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Gold would be nice! And noticable. If that's the word.
You could also try to play with that picture photoshop.

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Old 10th November 2004, 06:32 AM   #9
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HI Nick,

What a great work!

I like your design so much, this is exactly how I planed to build my AX, I made some draws monthes ago and they are very close to yours: essentially simple but elegant. Probably the right word is classic.

About finishing:

It looks quite well as is, I would brush it accurately and give it an all clear anodizing. Maybe a silver look with silver heatsinks like Plinius', or clear chassis with black heatsinks as Pass Amplifiers. But I prefer the all clear look.

Again, congratulations for your beautiful design.
May I disturb you via e-mail for details about assembly?

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Old 10th November 2004, 09:18 AM   #10
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Wow, very nice case!

/off-topic: Will you finish you amp faster than Duck-Twacy?
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