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Old 29th August 2003, 09:50 PM   #21
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Default An old kitchen appliance?

already has built in vents and Ni-Chrome load bank:
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There are a number of old electronic devices that have cases that can evoke nostalgia. Kind of like a Model A hot rod.

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I just picked up a verry nice wood hinged box that used to store silver cutlery
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Circlotron chassis:

Or how about a microwave, with a windowed door.
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rec. for creative ideas for alternative tube amp chassis
I've always thought that two rather obvious tweaks to the old stodgy dynaco/McIntosh chassis designs, would result in 10X greater visual excitement. What real estate agents call "curb appeal".
1. Instead of a rectangular box, with vertical sides, make the base an ellipse. With vertical sides if need be (20 design points), or with sloped/curved sides if possible (25 design points).

2. Mount the tubes ten degrees off-vertical, so they resemble the cylinders in a V8 or V12 motor engine (15 design points).
Even if you painted it black, even if you used a standard chicken-wire screen around the tubes, it'd still be miles ahead of the competitors, design wise.

Just don't paint it white, now you're an Apple / Bang&Olafsen wannabe.
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