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Old 1st February 2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default New semi-custom metal chassis manufacturer

Hello all -

I thought I'd let you know about a new vendor of semi-custom chassis that are perfect for tube amps. The photo is of an amp that I've been working on (PPP 5B/254M using my universal driver board - more details about that to come in a few days).

Landfall Systems (https://www.landfallsystems.com/index.php) made the chassis. It's VERY solid - I think you could drive a truck over it. And you can get any size you want. They start with 3 standard extrusions (which set the chassis height), and machine to your desired dimensions. They do a nice job of finishing and can also anodize or plate them.

I'm really impressed how this these turned out.

(I'm not commercially or financially involved - just a happy early customer).

Pete
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Old 1st February 2013, 03:21 PM   #2
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Nice! That might be just the ticket for my 833C amp project. I need something massive yet somewhat attractive to hold the iron for these babies.
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Old 1st February 2013, 04:16 PM   #3
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Geeze Magz...is that a really big triode or are you just happy to post...
That really could be pretty...
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Old 1st February 2013, 04:19 PM   #4
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Geeze Magz...is that a really big triode or are you just happy to post...
That really could be pretty...
It's about the size of a cookie jar. Hope to squeeze about 200W out of it. Spice says 218W with my present simulation. DHT, too.

I contacted the company linked above and they replied immediately (good sign). They are confident their enclosures can handle an amp weighing well over 100lbs. Good start...
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Old 1st February 2013, 04:25 PM   #5
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Pretty similar to Lansing enclosures:
http://www.lansing-enclosures.com/ma...box_prices.pdf
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Old 1st February 2013, 05:14 PM   #6
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Thanks for the link, Pete. Their product looks nice.
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Very nice! It's about time we had some better price competition stateside for nice blank aluminum chassis.
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Old 1st February 2013, 06:47 PM   #8
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Pretty similar to Lansing enclosures:
http://www.lansing-enclosures.com/ma...box_prices.pdf
It is similar. But considerably beefier (panels are thicker), and you can get any size and color you want...
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Thanks for the post. I was just looking for an alternative to the flimsy Hammond chassis that are way too expensive for what they are. These look strong and at .125" thick aluminum thick vs the Hammond .041" they should be much better and can be ordered in just the right size.

Bookmarked!

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Old 2nd February 2013, 01:47 PM   #10
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I asked the guy at landfall how sturdy the enclosures were, and he sent me this picture of him standing on one foot on top of a 17"x12" enclosure - he weighs 150lbs.

I think that answers the question...thanks Pete!
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