Dual Channels nCore Enclosure Plan
I finished the dual channel nCore enclosure design after days of discussing with several DIYers. Specs are:
Dimension: WxDxH = 250x308x70
Power supply: SMPS400x2, or SMPS600x1
Audio Amp power: NC400x2
Power input: IEC
Audio input: XLRx2(16mm dia.), RCAx2 (8mm dia.)
Audio output: DINx4 (10mm dia)
Material: High quality aluminum alloy
Surface finish: silkscreen, sand blaster, hard anodized
Body color: black
Front panel color: Black or silver
Laser logo: Yes
I will make a small batch if there're 20pcs demands. There're already 8pcs pre ordered, so if there're 12 posts followed these nice cases will rock.
The price is about $90 w/o shipping, weight around 2kg. If no venting slot on top cover the price can be several $ lower.
front with cover open
back with cover open
Some member said they want to use SMPS1200 instead of 2xSMPS400. so I redesigned the enclosure for both configuration. DIYers can mount either one SMPS1200 or two SMPS400.
You're saying 2 x smps400 or 1 x smps600 and later 2 x smps400 or 1x smps1200.
Shouldnt that be 2x smps600 or 1x smps1200/400 as those are the usual powersupply options?
Can these be delivered all black with the laser engraved ncore logo as your previous monoblock offering?
I'm designing and gathering the feedbacks from DIYers. The final version is 2x400 or 1x1200. These enclosures can be ordered soon, probably next week. Of course it can go with all black with nCore logo, or any other logo or image you like. The first 20 orders have free service of engraving custom photos like this:
Hi guys, the enclosures are under manufacturing. You can place the orders now:
RE2507-NC enclosure for 2 channels Hypex NC400 - Boards | Kits | Components | Modules | Tools
orders will be shipped within one week.
The front panel is black and a nCore logo will be laser engraved on it.
Will this fit 2xsmps600 and 2xnc400? Are the mounting holes compatible? Thanks
the room is enough. no holes for 2x smps600, but it's not difficult to drill some holes on the bottom even by a hand driller.
Fan-cooled RE2507-NC enclosure for dual NC400
At first, I ran the amplifier without a fan but decided that it was simply too hot for long-term reliability. Alan Moore of Moore Machine & Gear kindly offered to cut a hole in my case for free using his very expensive milling machine so that I could mount a 120mm computer fan. I was delighted that the case had ample room to mount the fan inside without contacting the amplifiers. I ran the fan at half its 12V DC rating using a spare 6V DC adapter which reduced the fan speed and noise. I tucked the adapter neatly into the front of the case. The hottest part of the case is now room temperature while other parts feel cold. The fan is barely audible at a 3-foot distance—a small price to pay for what I gained in lower temperatures & reliability:
Later, I reduced the fan noise even further by installing an Austrian-designed Noctua NF-S12A FLX fan. It isn't as pretty as the former fan with LED lights but I'll sacrifice lights & color for sound. When I mounted the Noctua fan, I realized that I could mount the protection grill inside the case instead of the outside for a cleaner look:
Great Job! the second image is distorted...but the fan with color LED looks cool!
Did you measure the temperature after 1 hours working? If it's over heated, a new version with heatsink should be designed. I need more report before moving forward.
P.S. I put silicone heatsink paste on the bottom of the NC400's before I screwed them to the chassis.
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