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Old 9th January 2006, 12:18 PM   #21
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Al,
the cost of an extrusion mold of this size is immense.
My bet is on aluminium sand casting, and CNC machining finish.
Those 3 boys do love teflon.
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Question solid chunk of Al

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That case was machined from a solid chunk of aluminium

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Does that improve the SOUND of the unit Terry????
 
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Question Electrons go astray!!!

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What is nice at this construction, which look like sparrow nest, Hugh ? Expensive switches and silver wires ? Or extruded chassis ?

You think electrons get lost Upopa? OMG.
 
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To be a real audiophile case it probably has to be milled out of a solid block of silver and then be plated with platinum over gold.
 
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I'm with Pavel, really, really ugly wiring.

Oh, and that chassis looks like a U shaped extrusion with top, bottom, and back plates to me. Good idea though.
The bottom is not a separate plate. If it was, it would not have the
milling cutter witness marks on it but a rolled or linished (brushed) plate finish.

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Al,
the cost of an extrusion mold of this size is immense.
My bet is on aluminium sand casting, and CNC machining finish.
Those 3 boys do love teflon.
I'm not so sure. Sand cast aluminium is quite porous and does not
hold a really high finish as would be required on the front panel.

I wonder if JC is around for a comment?

Cheers,

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I am not able to post the full size picture, the bottom has artefacts in it.

I've seen those constructions Elso posted briefly, even read the manual.
It is possible to open one, but you never get it shut again.
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Talking Pandorra's box?

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I've seen those constructions, even read the manual.
It is possible to open one, but you never get it shut again.

Pandorra's box then?
 
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Pleased to meet you, Pandorra.
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Actually, when I think about it, there are plenty of similar cast alu boxes available from my local electronics supplier. The price gets a bit high for large boxes, but nothing extreme. The largest box I found was about $100, but is probably a bit smaller than the Blowtorch one.
 
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Nice model... Really good handcrafted... Nice polishing too... Apart of a visible white veil all over the case... Sadly enough !



LOL !

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