OK Guys, kicking this product up a notch!
First of all, the cover will be formed AL, not steel as in the proto.
Secondly, I believe the faceplate will be 1/2" and styled like the KWA 150SE.
The footers on our other integrated have been pretty simple. I am thinking of custom footers for this amp, from machined AL, basically large cylinders, in scale with the knobs. What do you guys think would look and perform best?
Specifically, dull spike interface withe shelf?
hemispherical 'bumps' (perhaps 3) to minimize surface contact?
Perhaps a rubber or elastomeric interface between the footer and the shelf?
I know there is much debate between hard and soft isolation, rigid spike or elastomeric absorption. I believe that the ideal would to minimize surface contact if rigid, or use a soft/rubber type interface between the foot and the shelf. Similar isolation will be done at the interface of the footer and the amp. Form will follow function in this case!
Interested in your feedback and input!