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Old 16th December 2004, 03:53 AM   #1
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Default My GC chassis for sale...sort of. Please advise

I am in need of some money for a new project. I don't realy want to sell this but it seems like it's the only thing I got to sell.

I don't want to sell the complete thing either just the chassis...possibly the boards too, but no I/O jacks or tranny.

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-complete chassis made of 1/4" aluminium, by hand. There are a few cosmetic issues I never got around to fixing, there are some tooling marks, one bottom bolt hole has a dummy bolt head in it because I broke off a tap in there. Because of the relatively complex construction not everything lines up perfectly...bolts pull everything into alignment during assembly though, so when finished no one can tell. I insisted on building the whole thing with DIY methods and not resorting to my milling equipment.

-wooden panel is made of Padauk (afrikan hardwood) with expanded aluminium sheet vents.

-the feet are solid 1.5" al disks, isolated from chassis with tar based damping material.

--the boards are Brian's.. Black Gate caps, custom no-nencapsulated Vishay resistors on feedback and input to ground. they're already in there and wired so I guess it makes sense to let them go together.
-the I/O panel is drilled and machined to accept Cardas speaker and input jacks.

All and all it's really nice, a great place for someone to start, a little elbow grease and it could be world class. I'd finish it before selling but I barely have enough time to wipe my 'nose' lately, and I need/want some money as soon as possible
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I've had nothing but postive comments about both, the looks and the sonic capabilities of this amp.

Here's a link to it's page in Brian's Gallery.
http://www.briangt.com/gallery/nigc-illusus

I don't know what type of monetary value to put on this thing ...so I'd like offers. Maybe an ebay auction is the way to go. What do you guys think?
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Old 16th December 2004, 04:01 AM   #2
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I love the chassis How much ?
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Old 16th December 2004, 09:42 PM   #3
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Thats...quite some chassis.

Because it's a custom one of a kind, I don't know that anyone can advise you on 'how much it's worth.'

The only real way to determine 'market value' is to put it up on eBay, and adversitze widely on the audio sites.

Good luck.
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Old 17th December 2004, 01:19 AM   #4
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I think that about says it...

I started a five day ebay auction, $1 NR
I hope I don't get screwed.
Sorry to all those that inquired about price, but I had none to give.

Here it is: http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...tem=5738843299

Thanks for looking.
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Old 17th December 2004, 04:22 AM   #5
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You should post the dimensions, and approximate weight.
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Old 17th December 2004, 11:28 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestion. I've added the information, along with some other tidbits.
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Old 17th December 2004, 11:54 PM   #7
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Default dont sell it

I don't know how badly you need money, but I wouldn't sell this, its custom, involved a lot of sweat and work, and has great potential. It will not sell for enough money no matter what you get. It has your personality worked into every (non) corner. I'd keep it and save money in some other way. Don't worry about your free time, I took almost 2 years to complete my BOSOZ and I went months without having time to make any progress, and when I finally sat down to do work, I blew parts up and actually made negative progress, having to disassemble a ton of stuff and do repairs. I felt horrible but kept at it.

Keep at it and keep this thing, you will be glad you did. By the way, nice job, it looks great.

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Thanks for the comment. I know where you're coming from.
I really do like that project but it's not that I've given up on it...as I was working on it I came up with many ideas I wanted to put to implement but it was too late for this chassis, I'm on to, IMO, much greater projects, therefore, I don't feel that bad about it passing to someone else. I don' t hold on to most things for too long, it gives me a chance to grow. I remember everything I've built, failures included, fondly and have each project documented for future reference. Looking back at those references I see how I've advanced with every project. The units I'm finishing now are very special and worth the heartbreak of losing this one to complete.
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Originally posted by Illusus
Here it is: http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...tem=5738843299

As of now...with just a bit over a day to go, it looks like it wants to go to Moose Jaw (maybe to be part of an amp to drive a Coral open baffle

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I already sold the boards to Ritchie I hope the price goes up a bit though! I shouldn't have gambled...well, we'll see.
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