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Old 2nd March 2012, 04:21 AM   #11
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Hi Shaman, will these be anodised, if so what colours will be available?
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Old 2nd March 2012, 08:46 AM   #12
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Hi Shaman, will these be anodised, if so what colours will be available?
Hi Luke,
According to SiliconRay, the external parts of the enclosure are sandblasted, hard anodized in the natural silverish color you see on the pics.
I discussed with them the option of having some in black (per request) but, unfortunately, then they'd need 15-20 enclosures of each color to make it a viable option.
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Old 2nd March 2012, 05:24 PM   #14
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Jeremy, are you referring to having the horizontal internal panel pre-drilled to match the bracket holes (see attached sketch)?
Sorry if I'm being thick; I haven't had my morning coffee yet.
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yes thats correct, thats what i meant, it wouldnt have to be all of them, just enough to make a sturdy platform. dont worry it takes a couple of espressos in the morning before my synapse's start firing properly too.

they could be threaded holes in the platform and do away with the need for any nuts, or plain holes and a nut each side could fix it in place. could be suspended from above, or elevated from below with threaded rod without taking up much room, or needing to puncture the walls to fix it in place. the brackets are threaded are they? if so they could be used together with the holes to fix in place sturdily. it just seems to mne to be a logical way of leveraging the pre-existing structure to have total and continuously adjustable, strong fixation of the internal 'floor'

this would seem to be a pretty straight forward thing for them to do, but not so easy for a diyer with a hand drill

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Old 2nd March 2012, 10:23 PM   #15
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Hi Luke,
According to SiliconRay, the external parts of the enclosure are sandblasted, hard anodized in the natural silverish color you see on the pics.
I discussed with them the option of having some in black (per request) but, unfortunately, then they'd need 15-20 enclosures of each color to make it a viable option.
Thanks Shaman, they are very nice cases, they don't however fit either my preamp or dac. I could build an external case for the transformers guess.
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Old 3rd March 2012, 03:48 AM   #16
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You can use standoffs in the bracket holes to lift the internal panel. You would just have to measure where to drill the holes. Don't need to thread them if you use a male/female standoff.

quite easy to do without modding the chassis.

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they could be threaded holes in the platform and do away with the need for any nuts, or plain holes and a nut each side could fix it in place.
They don't even need to be threaded I think (panel is only 3mm thick after all).
I'll see if I can make it happen with no extra charge.

But I didn't insist because thought it'd be pretty easy to open these holes.
You just use one of the brackets as a reference to see where you need to drill. Of course a drill press (starting from about 90 euros where I live) or even a drill base (~20 euros) are a big plus to have - necessary if you ask me, even if you do minimal case work.

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Thanks Shaman, they are very nice cases, they don't however fit either my preamp or dac. I could build an external case for the transformers guess.
Thanks Luke.
I'm trying to see if I can fit my Buffalo DAC in there as well - it'd be cool to have it in a matching enclosure to those of my amps.
I think it'll be feasible if I use the horizontal panel to make two "floors" and mount the Salas on the side panels. Will have to look into it a bit more.
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Old 3rd March 2012, 12:33 PM   #18
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i only have a dremel plus press attachment and hand drill, dont have room for a full workshop along with the room my studio, stock storage, parts storage and electronics workshop takes up (I work from home). i'll grab a proper press one of these days but i tend to spend a lot more on tools than that. its not that easy to get decent metric standoffs and standoffs arent what i would call a sturdy or flexible way to mount the platform. i'll leave you guys to it though i think, its just not suitable for anything i'm building except for perhaps the central Rasberry Pi MCU

@ The Shaman: I see the optimism for putting the dac, plus NTD1 and salas regs in one hasnt faded, wait till the reality hits. i'm sure its possible, but trust me on this it will not result in a neat layout, you need room to move to do that unless the entire thing is your design from the beginning including the electronics.
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I'm also interested in one or two

How about a bent plane for the internal mounting? with about 10mm bent on two side so that it can be mounted on the side wall by screw. That's the easiest way.

BTW do your guys need carbide drill bits for DIY? We have very good source. It cut steel like bread.
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Old 3rd March 2012, 01:56 PM   #20
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If you're a Dremel fan, the Dremel Workstation is cool.
Of course having a drill press as well is better, but I know what you mean about space.

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I see the optimism for putting the dac, plus NTD1 and salas regs in one hasnt faded, wait till the reality hits.
I was actually referring to my current Buffalo (32S).
NTD1 version would need two of those I believe. I'm buying spare enclosures so we'll see how it goes.

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How about a bent plane for the internal mounting? with about 10mm bent on two side so that it can be mounted on the side wall by screw. That's the easiest way.
I think the most solid way is the one with the brackets.
It's the same way the top and bottom panels are already mounted, but at a height the builder decides (or not - I believe many people won't even mount the horizontal panel).
It would help to have the internal panels pre-drilled but I don't believe it's that hard to DIY (using some masking tape and the bracket as a guide).

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Actually, If it's not too much on expense for you guys, I suggest you order some more and put them on sale (in case someone doesn't make it in time for the Group Buy).

Speaking of which, I think we should set a deadline for sign up. Friday, 9th of March should be OK.
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