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EUVL 21st December 2018 06:02 AM

Interest for Mini Tower Case for Headphone Amplifiers
Mark has promised to do one last case GB before his retirement. :)
This is only because we want to clear the extrusions we have and not discard them as scrap metal.
Too much of a waste.

So this is a one-time tentitive offer for the tower case I use for my own High Power DAO:
It will be limited to 8 cases maximum (if we have no rejects).

It has a monolithic rectangular tube extrusion as main chassis.
The tube is imported German 6060 extrusion measuring 80 x 200 x 265mm.
The heatsinks have ventilation slots milled between the fins, as is also on the top plate.
2x 6mm 6061 heat spreaders will be provided so that you can premount everything before bolting them to the heatsinks.
It also allows you to reuse the case for a new project by just making new spreaders yourselves.
The base is CNC milled from solid 18mm 6061 aluminium, and has a clearance pocket for transformer / wiring.
Front and rear panels are 8mm 6061 AL. Top plate is 3mm 6061. All CNC milled and not stamped.
No screws are visible from the front and the rear.

Overall size 155mm wide, 285mm high, 216mm deep.
Heatsinks are 200 x 255 x 38 mm each.
Inside dimensions 72 x 192 x 264 mm.
A tight fit for the DAO, but plenty of space for all our other headphone amp designs.

It will be a blank case, so no pre-drilled holes for RCAs, mains cable, ...., etc. on the rear.
We shall provide pilot holes for RCAs at the default position, so that you can align them easily.
The front is fully finished as shown, including 11mm predrilled holes for a REAN RT5MPR Mini XLR socket.
It also includes all the mounting hardware and dial for a TKD 2CP601 volume pot.
We probably shall support ONE option for no volume cutout at the front.

Price not yet know. Probably ~2500 HKD plus Paypal plus shipment.
We don't make money, just cover cost.
The recently shown case for the DAO GB1 costs a lot more (just to make).

And not a promise; just gauging interest before any decisions from our side.

Any takers ?


EUVL 21st December 2018 06:06 AM

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Won't do without photos. :)



Morde 21st December 2018 05:08 PM

I’m in for one piece with no cut out for volume control.:)

Stixx 21st December 2018 05:13 PM

That is a VERY good price considering the quality and size.
Ask me how I know. ;)

passive420 21st December 2018 09:11 PM

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For a few of us, 2019 will be the year of Xen... You're killing us Patrick.

I'm hoping the DAO can resurface one day and we will be offered this case ;)

Morde 21st December 2018 09:21 PM

Thatís it...the Year of XEN...definately!

F5X power amp
F5X preamp
DAO headamp
Mini Tower Case

I will be filed bankcrupt by the end of year, but hey, such cool projects and what a sound quality I`ll have - thatís the point! :D

EUVL 21st December 2018 09:30 PM

The mini tower is meant for anything else but the DAO.
For example the almost equally excellent Super Linear or UTHAiM.



cloud85 26th December 2018 07:53 AM

Count me in.

Interested parties

EUVL 26th December 2018 08:02 AM

1) Morde, no volume cutout
2) Cloud85, with volume cutout ?

We'll just make as many as subscribed, plus 2 for ourselves.
Will also make a wonderful case for chipamps. More than enough heatsink.



cloud85 26th December 2018 08:43 AM

1) Morde, no volume cutout
2) Cloud85, with volume cutout

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