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Old 26th December 2005, 01:16 AM   #1
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could anyone tell me where the purchase their enclosures they use for diy amps, looking for medium quality aluminim/ or steel. Thanks.
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Old 26th December 2005, 08:23 AM   #2
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You can try....
http://stores.ebay.com/antek-inc
They have cases and transformers at decent prices. Gotta check them frequently or ask them - they have more than what's on the site.

Alternatively, if you're willing to spend more for a spiffy looking case, try....
http://www.atiresearch-anodized.com/
These guys are in Thailand but they ship to US.

Disclaimer: I've bought many items from Antek and highly recommend them. Have not bought from Atiresearch but am planning to.
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Old 26th December 2005, 01:50 PM   #3
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i put all my amps in power supply cases purchased or traded on EBay -- for the front panel I have laminated Formica and/or aluminum, or used "as is". The bonus is that you get very high quality power supplies, nice meters in the bargain.

I've also used test equipment cases -- busted frequency counters from HP which sell for the price of a dud flashlight battery on EBay -- figure this -- it probably cost HP a couple hundred bucks for an HP5328a chasis and you can buy it for a few hamiltons on EBay.

I have a rather industrial-looking dual LM4780 amp which is just now going into a Lambda 5V 150 Amp switching power supply carcase. In this case aesthetics are not very important, but there was plenty of room and the case is built like a brick outhouse -- and a 24V fan which will run quite well at a reduced voltage (virtually noiselessly).

here's an HP6130B carcase -- in the new year it will be home to a 50W Class A amp -- the top and bottom panels are removed for clarity -- there is a decent heat sink which fits on the back:
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Old 26th December 2005, 04:19 PM   #4
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Old 26th December 2005, 08:32 PM   #5
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http://www.ango.com/. Their 20 series enclosures work great for audio amplifiers.
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