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Old 7th January 2002, 03:54 AM   #1
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Default Wow.. amplifier case.

If you haven't seen this already,

Go right now and take a look,

http://www.thlaudio.com/casebpwrE.htm

The second one!

That's the nicest i've seen. Going to order one.

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Old 7th January 2002, 04:12 AM   #2
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Nice looking chassis! Do you happen to have the price list for these?
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Old 7th January 2002, 06:47 AM   #3
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Woweeeee!! Boooootiful casing! Wonder what's the price and if they do overseas shipping........
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Old 7th January 2002, 02:11 PM   #4
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Yes, they have nice casings.

But I've mailed them several months ago, about price and shipping of a case, but they didn't even reply
I guess they aren't interested in shipping stuff all the way to Sweden.

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Old 8th January 2002, 02:51 AM   #5
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nice cases! anyone know where to find cases like that inside the U.S.?
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Old 8th January 2002, 02:57 AM   #6
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THL the company listed above ship worldwide thru FedEx subject to customs etc.
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Old 8th January 2002, 03:27 AM   #7
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Default wow!

AudioFreak, have you done business with them in the past? Are they reputable?

I would very much love to get my hands on one of those cases, if they don't cost an arm and a leg. We'll see if the reply to my email in a few days. If not, I will call them.
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Looking at their PWAD A100, what do you suppose
a reasonable price would be?
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Old 9th January 2002, 06:37 PM   #9
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Perhaps $100-$150.
I would like something with bigger heatsinks though.
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Old 9th January 2002, 06:38 PM   #10
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I generally hate to pay big money for enclosures, as it takes away from what I have available for quality parts for the project itself but:
I have paid $110.00 for an aluminum rack mount, ventilated enclosure from Mouser, and it looks no where near this good. If it was available for say $120 max, I would probably spring for it, for my best projects. Probably not available at my price limit though.
Sure are pretty!!!!!
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Old 9th January 2002, 08:58 PM   #11
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Default Uhm..

$100??

The raw aluminium would cost about that or more for the entire chassis, depending on the type.

Add the milling costs

And the finishing costs..

That case could be quite expensive.

For my SOZ case, which is 19"W, 12"H, 30"D with 1/2" alum top, bottom, front, and back, 1/4" sides, and 1/8" fins every 3/8th down the sides, wholesale cost was about $400-$600. I went the surplus metal route.

Amazing how heavy a 11x30" 1/2" alum plate is.. hehe..

So, Anyone get a qoute?
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Old 9th January 2002, 09:02 PM   #12
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Default pearl phono

I'm planning to use their smaller cases, the 3-unit power supply one, and the 2-unit preamp case to build my Pearl Phono/Aleph Ono unit. I think i'll get them in champagne.

Nelson, since your watching this thread, I'm wondering if you think it would be worth the time (e.g. sonically) to layout the Aleph Ono phonostage and build that rather than just use the pre-made Pearl boards? I'm planning to build an entirely seperate dual mono power supply anyway so it's just a matter of laying out my own pcbs or not.
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Old 9th January 2002, 09:32 PM   #13
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arnach,

Why use so thick aluminium in the case?
I think that 5 mm or even 3 mm is thick enough, no wonder that it cost alot of money when you make it that thick
It must weigh a lot!

The box I usually use for my amplifiers costs about $100, it's a 19", rack enclosure with heatsink on the sides (around 0,35K/side). It doesn't look as nice as the PWAD A100 though.

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Old 9th January 2002, 09:33 PM   #14
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Anyone paying 400-600 bucks for a project case is kinda wacky in my opinion, unless you've got bucks to burn.
If my choice is between putting money into the circuitry, or into the cosmetics, then screw the looks. I just want great sound in my room. Not that looks aren't also important, I guess its just of matter of prioritys.
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Old 9th January 2002, 09:38 PM   #15
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Default par-metal, inc.

Has anyone used a case from Par-Metal, Inc. (www.par-metal.com)? I haven't, but they look more than satisfactory, as do their prices.

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