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Old 12th May 2010, 05:53 PM   #201
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I would like some feedback about the amps, anything that you can provide.
I bought a couple of cases and knobs (all silver) from you back in the day and thought they were nicely done and I like how they shipped flat. How's about smaller "false fronts" though: As these aren't rack-mountable, why have the front panel overhang the edges of the cabinet so much. In fact, why not eliminate most of the overhang altogether.

Size-wise, a full-sized cabinet, and 1/2 or even 1/3rd-width variants might also be nice, for those who may wish to build power supply, line level and phono into 3 cabinets, yet still be able to line them up side-by-side on the same shelf.

I don't know how practical this would be, but if there were some way to ensure good electrical conductivity between the various panels and partitions, that would be nice too.
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Old 12th May 2010, 05:58 PM   #202
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Okay this certainly sounds like a possibility, but unfortunately it's still not high enough volume and demand. What I will do though, is re-introduce the following chassis without heatsinks: 0908 <- will move this to a slightly larger size such as 1010, 1712 should stay the same, 1013 and 0610 would also stay the same I think.

Now that I am NOT going to distribute these chassis myself, I can certainly provide this service: watch you guys at diyaudio and work with you to come up with a universal (or close to it) for the Pass amps. Then once we have a large enough hands raised for them, I can process the order. We need to be looking at 50+ chassis in a batch to make this reasonable.

I'll bring my site back up in awhile, but with a notice or something and no links to the chassis builder and checkout. In the meantime to refresh your memory, please see:

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Okay, count me in for a chassis that will accomodate the F5. Either silver or black color. I think 1013 will be plenty big and enough for heatsinking needs of an F5. I have Cviller's "version 2" boards for the F5. A lot of people have Cviller's version 2 boards so might want to check with him about MOSFET spacing for drilling issues.

I think if people start chiming in, we should hopefully get to 50 chassis (minimum) pretty fast.

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Old 12th May 2010, 06:20 PM   #203
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Here's one of my F5's in a DIY Enclosure chassis -- handles are from Home Depot:

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Old 12th May 2010, 06:23 PM   #204
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Okay, count me in for a chassis that will accomodate the F5. Either silver or black color. I think 1013 will be plenty big and enough for heatsinking needs of an F5. I have Cviller's "version 2" boards for the F5. A lot of people have Cviller's version 2 boards so might want to check with him about MOSFET spacing for drilling issues.

I think if people start chiming in, we should hopefully get to 50 chassis (minimum) pretty fast.

Thanks,

Anand.

Alright cool... Let's start a separate thread though and leave this one for discussion of the standard line of chassis.

Thanks!
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Old 12th May 2010, 06:33 PM   #205
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I bought a couple of cases and knobs (all silver) from you back in the day and thought they were nicely done and I like how they shipped flat. How's about smaller "false fronts" though: As these aren't rack-mountable, why have the front panel overhang the edges of the cabinet so much. In fact, why not eliminate most of the overhang altogether.
Okay that is very doable and could potentially save a huge portion of expense. That front panel is the most expensive part. Do we have any other opinions in that regard?

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Size-wise, a full-sized cabinet, and 1/2 or even 1/3rd-width variants might also be nice, for those who may wish to build power supply, line level and phono into 3 cabinets, yet still be able to line them up side-by-side on the same shelf.
Very doable... Anyone else??

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I don't know how practical this would be, but if there were some way to ensure good electrical conductivity between the various panels and partitions, that would be nice too.
That would be a ground bus. For beginners it's easy to get wrong though. I could probably write a little something up on doing it correctly.
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Okay that is very doable and could potentially save a huge portion of expense. That front panel is the most expensive part. Do we have any other opinions in that regard?



Very doable... Anyone else??



That would be a ground bus. For beginners it's easy to get wrong though. I could probably write a little something up on doing it correctly.
Er sorry I read that a second time and realized my mistake. I believe the PEM nuts are a very electrically sound connection though.

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Old 13th May 2010, 08:32 AM   #207
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Scaling back on the front panel is okay. I have two chassis and while they look great, the thickness of the front panel is a bit out of proportion. Scaling back in thickness and overhang might alleviate some of the proportionality 'issues' (aesthetic only).

I do really like the chassis options you have provided. I would be in for more and in particular, something to suit the various Pass First Watt amps.

Thanks very much.

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Old 13th May 2010, 07:07 PM   #208
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For comments on the Pass-Style chassis, please migrate over to:

DIY Enclosures - Chassis for Pass Labs Style!

In regards to this thread - Do we need to have the blind threads for the front panels? I thought it was nice, as nobody else has front panels without bolts showing through. If you really like that look, you could add the bolts, or add those really cool looking handles like above from Home Depot!

Anyway... definitely going to work on scaling down the front panel a bit. I think this is great.. I hope that price comes down enough so that we can have .08in thick all around. Will keep the .06in around for the best priced, best looking chassis around, though!!!
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Old 16th May 2010, 03:19 PM   #209
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I, for one, am a huge fan of the 'no bolts on the front panel' look. I vote to keep it around!

Glad to see you're still doing business! Your 1013 has served my headphone amp well for a few years.
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I, for one, am a huge fan of the 'no bolts on the front panel' look. I vote to keep it around!
One of my sons asked "Why is there an Allen Screw on the front of your amplifier(s)?"

Turns out that the placement of the transformer on the front panel resulted in the lowest noise and 60Hz emissions.
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