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Chassis & Parts Sources
« on: 10 May 2012, 11:36 pm »
I've been getting some emails about where to purchase chassis' and parts.  This is a place where you can share your build parts or ask a question about where to get that needed part. 

My parts are:

Binding posts are from http://apexjr.com/images/5WAYBPSTGLD1.jpg

IEC / Swith are http://www.newark.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=60R5556

Black XLR Jacks are http://www.newark.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?SKU=95F4123

Cases are http://www.siliconray.com/re2207-215x70x228-aluminum-enclosure.html

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Re: Chassis & Parts Sources
« Reply #1 on: 11 May 2012, 12:42 am »
Thank you for the information.
For people like me without proper tools to drill holes on the cases, could you please recommend some service provider?
Thank you.

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« Reply #2 on: 11 May 2012, 12:50 am »
Thank you for the information.
For people like me without proper tools to drill holes on the cases, could you please recommend some service provider?
Thank you.

I know that AC member HT Coz is selling ready made cases.  See his link here http://www.cozcables.com/apps/webstore/products/show/3101378

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Re: Chassis & Parts Sources
« Reply #3 on: 11 May 2012, 12:53 am »
TomS discusses that somewhere on one of these ncore threads as well. Start here and read down the thread for additional details:

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=106187.msg1087191#msg1087191

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« Reply #4 on: 11 May 2012, 12:56 am »
Thank you for the information.
For people like me without proper tools to drill holes on the cases, could you please recommend some service provider?
Thank you.
www.FrontPanelExpress.com

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« Reply #5 on: 11 May 2012, 02:37 am »
For those grabbing parts, Parts Connexion has 20% off all audio and AC connectors during the month of May. 

http://www.partsconnexion.com/index.html

Time to stock up on those WBTs! 

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« Reply #6 on: 11 May 2012, 03:24 am »
I'm working on my next Ncore Chassis.   :icon_lol: It will be a Dual Mono Ncore design.  The basic parameters are:
Black Anodized
17"W x 10"L x 3.47"H
2 Balanced or RCA Neutrik inputs
2 Speaker Binding Posts of common size

Here are some paper mock up photos




Actual Photo



Here is a photo of a spreadsheet that you can use to estimate your total build costs




Here is a link to the spreadsheet if you would like to use it directly.  https://one-storage.com/eonapps/dl/BE78VKNB6NGFQDGUC6QCR  <--{You don't have to register just press the download link in the middle of the page}

I am basically out of stock of the Mono Chassis.  The Dual mono are probably 4-6 weeks from completion.

Thanks,
Robert 
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« Reply #7 on: 15 May 2012, 11:00 am »
Anyone who hangs out at diyAudio has probably seen links to the modushop.biz site.   I have purchased several items from them without a hitch.  I like their Galaxy Maggiorato line.

Martin

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« Reply #8 on: 15 May 2012, 02:21 pm »
I'm working on my next Ncore Chassis.

Robert, a suggestion. 

Consider changing your layout by arranging the right supply and board to be the same as the left pair (or vice-versa, depending on how you have the amp boards arranged).  Reason being is with the mirrored arrangement you have now, I am reasonably certain one of the wires bundle between the supplies and boards might  have to cross over the amp board. 

Just a thought.

Bob

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« Reply #9 on: 16 May 2012, 04:03 am »
Jason,
Thanks for the binding post referral, down about 25% http://apexjr.com/Jacks.htm

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« Reply #10 on: 17 May 2012, 01:55 am »
Robert, a suggestion. 

Consider changing your layout by arranging the right supply and board to be the same as the left pair (or vice-versa, depending on how you have the amp boards arranged).  Reason being is with the mirrored arrangement you have now, I am reasonably certain one of the wires bundle between the supplies and boards might  have to cross over the amp board. 

Just a thought.

Bob

Good ideas Bob.  I'm going to drill the right side amp so that it can be placed forward or backward.  That way people can choose if they want to mount the right side PS and Amp facing the front of the chassis and then avoid any cross over wiring.  I had other ideas like drilling the top of the case and mounting the right side upside down but decided that would be too unconventional.

Thanks,
Robert

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Re: Chassis & Parts Sources
« Reply #11 on: 17 May 2012, 05:44 pm »
Here is another fella, local:

http://contextengineering.com/desktop_enclosures.html

Best,
Anand.

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« Reply #12 on: 21 May 2012, 07:17 pm »
I wanted to let you guys know about my experience with Steve at Apex Jr.. As I was about to place an order I noticed his address and that the fact that he's about 10 minutes away from me. Today I called him up and made a trip over there.

Bottom line-he's a great guy, has a bunch of stock that's not on his website, and his prices were about the cheapest I've found for equivalent parts. I ended up getting binding posts, XLR and RCA jacks, chassis IEC's, power switches, and a lot of wire. I highly recommend giving him a call to discuss your needs. For the Hypex project he was a perfect one stop shop.  :thumb:

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« Reply #13 on: 21 May 2012, 07:24 pm »
Today I called him up and made a trip over there.
And for us that aren't close to him....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6DNTYm7kWA

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« Reply #14 on: 21 May 2012, 08:03 pm »
Nice jtwrace! That's the man and the space, pretty much exactly as I saw it today.

The speaker binding posts look and feel good. The chassis RCA's are decent, but definitely not high end. If I were using RCA inputs on my amp I would personally go for a better quality post. Not mentioned on the site are Neutrik chassis XLR's. He has the best price I've found on those.

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« Reply #15 on: 25 May 2012, 02:44 pm »
James Romeyn:  I noticed you liked the looks of the modushop Galaxy Maggiorato chassis - the size that would hold three amp modules and three SMPS.  I'm thinking about doing a 3/3 also and wonder if there are enough guys to do a group buy - how many do you know about?

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« Reply #16 on: 25 May 2012, 09:54 pm »
Hank,
Get the behind me!  Please don't tempt me to change my mind again. 

I committed to 3x mono blocks.  Two Silicon Ray RE2207 chassis pre-cut for Ncore, about $175/pr delivered.

Compared to a 3-ch amp, one Ncore mono block is easier to tote around to test with high-end acoustic instruments.   




   

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« Reply #18 on: 7 Jun 2012, 04:11 pm »
Jason,
Thanks for this link. 

It appears Ncore users would either cut the base panel or, if mounting to the non-conductive board with multiple pre-drilled holes, they'd give up the heat sink function recommended by Hypex.  Is this correct?     

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« Reply #19 on: 27 Jun 2012, 10:22 pm »
All,

Update on the Dual Mono Chassis.  I should take delivery of the cases on Friday and be able to post photos that night.  Shipping will start on Monday.  The price is set at $145 per dual mono chassis.  The shipping price is still to be determined.

Thanks,
Robert



I'm working on my next Ncore Chassis.   :icon_lol: It will be a Dual Mono Ncore design.  The basic parameters are:
Black Anodized
17"W x 10"L x 3.47"H
2 Balanced or RCA Neutrik inputs
2 Speaker Binding Posts of common size

Here are some paper mock up photos









Here is a photo of a spreadsheet that you can use to estimate your total build costs




Here is a link to the spreadsheet if you would like to use it directly.  https://one-storage.com/eonapps/dl/BAC8PX95SFCJ6BSUBBV96  <--{You don't have to register just press the download link in the middle of the page}

I am basically out of stock of the Mono Chassis.  The Dual mono are probably 4-6 weeks from completion.

Thanks,
Robert