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Title: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on June 16, 2015, 09:40:57 AM
Hi All,
I'm currently waiting on my metalwork guy to get back to me with prices on these -
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Custom%20Cases/STA-Level%20Case%20185mm_zps5aj5odwe.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Custom%20Cases/STA-Level%20Case%20185mm_zps5aj5odwe.jpg.html)
They are 185mm Deep internally to suit Bernd's STA-Level PCB's

Now, if any of you have constructive input as to what you'd prefer - blank or holes ready cut out, preferences as to where you'd like transformer / IEC inlet mounting etc, front plate designs, colour of powder coating if any......fire away !!!
Best,
Steve
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: bernbrue on June 16, 2015, 11:16:51 AM
Hi Steve,
It  makes sense to have cutouts for iec inlets with fuse holder. The snap in version is not very solid. I'd prefer to have it mounted with screws, preferably on the far right hand sight ( seen from frontpanel)

Cutouts for XLR in/out  would be nice as well. There are various sizes/types. Which one should we take?
They should be on top of each other  (top and bottom left hand side).  Holes for the stereo link ( I used a standard 6,5 mm jack) could be provided just between the XLRs (mid left side)

trim pot for tube balance (10mm) and test pushbutton switch (7mm) could be mounted on the backpanel as well, preferably centre position.

Concerning input/output/power transformers other opinions are welcome.
Bernd

(http://cdn-reichelt.de/bilder/web/xxl_ws/C190/KES2SI.png)

Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: Kid Squid on June 16, 2015, 11:46:47 AM
Hi Bernd,
I agree with you fully on the IEC inlet, for safety and aesthetics it is far better to go for the mounting hole type of inlet.
regarding the XLR I/O, I'd prefer to do the cutouts for the Neutrik 'D' type, justfor the standard-ness of them !

The tube balance pot, I'd prefer to go with the screwdriver adjust type of pot, ala the LA2a, and mounting the test button with the balance pot on the vertical and horizontal centre line is no problem to do.
I can get the screwdriver adjust type pots from a local supplier if anyone else needs them too.

I'm going to probably mount my transformers off the back externally, Just so its gives a little extra room internally, but I have no problems with input / reccommendations from others. In fact, I absolutely encourage it !!!

I'll be using the Sowter transformers just because I got them here :)

Best,
Steve
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: bernbrue on June 16, 2015, 12:01:08 PM
Push  button switch is nc type (normally closed)., which should be mounted close to the trim pot (screwdriver LA2a type 100R) .When people mount your great power tx on the backpanel, there is plenty of space for the psu to be mounted on the right side panel together with the small bias psu.

(http://www.vetco.net/catalog/images/S-450-010BK-1.jpg)

Cheers
Bernd
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: nickhepfer on June 16, 2015, 12:36:51 PM
Hey guys,

if you are going to keep the front as authentic as possible, i would support the whole thing by taking 2 ;)

I know the guy at frontpanels.de has pretty much original-style layouts and powder coating, right bernd?
http://www.frontpanels.de/miscellaneous-frontpanels/gatesstalevel/ (http://www.frontpanels.de/miscellaneous-frontpanels/gatesstalevel/)

Maybe vent slots on the top/sides/back to give the tubes some air?

Cheers!
Nick
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: bernbrue on June 16, 2015, 01:01:30 PM
The guy is Frank, he powder coated panel, screws  and rack ears and engraved the frontpanel. It's the design I published in the build thread. Tubes don't get too hot.
Bernd
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: Kid Squid on June 17, 2015, 11:56:46 AM
Bernd,
After a bit of thinking, I've decided to re-do the cases.
1. It will ease manufacture - the depth (185mm) could prove tricky with the CNC brake press regarding the internal folds.
2. The previous case had a fixed top and bottom - this could prove tricky with mounting and testing.
3. The new cases look a whole lot nicer !!!  ;)

Here's an exploded view ( take no notice of the back mitre folds, I've just tidied them up but havent got time for the render this evening !)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Custom%20Cases/Sta%20Level%20exploded%201_zpsevf8ysb3.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Custom%20Cases/Sta%20Level%20exploded%201_zpsevf8ysb3.jpg.html)

I'm liking this style more to be honest.
Best,
Steve
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: jensenmann on June 17, 2015, 02:59:44 PM
Hey Steve, old bean. Does this version still come with the hinged frontpanel?
cheers
Jens
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: kvintus on July 24, 2015, 11:51:38 AM
Any news on this?
/A
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: nickhepfer on July 28, 2015, 08:15:10 AM
#bumb

I'd be so exited if you could accomplish a group buy for it! :)
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: Kid Squid on July 28, 2015, 08:17:03 AM
Hi Chaps,
I'm still waiting on the quotes, as soon as I've got them back I'll post the updates.

Jens, They certainly are ;)

Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: gareth33 on July 31, 2015, 02:16:38 PM
Am very interested in one unit depending on the price, mock up looks great, good work  :)

Gareth
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: nickhepfer on September 01, 2015, 08:43:27 AM
Any news on this one? :)
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: Kid Squid on September 01, 2015, 05:24:26 PM
Hi Nick,
Most certainly squire !
I've sopke to my metalwork guy this afternoon and they should be landing with me very soon.
its all good brother :)

Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: nickhepfer on September 02, 2015, 04:37:10 AM
Hi Nick,
Most certainly squire !
I've sopke to my metalwork guy this afternoon and they should be landing with me very soon.
its all good brother :)

Awesome!
And many many thanks for you effort brother! :)
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: Kid Squid on September 04, 2015, 10:44:36 AM
Chaps,
Good news !
I should be getting the prototype back in the next 7-9 days, then dependant on how many people want one I'll get the prices to suit.
they will be finished in RAL7000, but no silkscreening or cut outs as yet.

Best,
Steve
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: djfatum on September 04, 2015, 05:15:31 PM
I build 2 pieces Sta
I'm curious how it will look prototype
and what will the price
Give more information [email protected]

Andrzej

Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: core13 on October 11, 2015, 10:07:37 PM
interested too :)
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: codered on October 15, 2015, 03:10:21 PM
Kid

In the original STA Level I think the piano hinge is mounted below the bottom  panel  but your exploded view shows the hinge mounted above the bottom cover - it will be great if you check that
 
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input
Post by: Kid Squid on November 02, 2015, 06:05:15 AM
Hi Chaps,
Well the prototype cases have arrived, and they are absolutely naffin' brilliant :)
I've already amended the fine details - front panel mounting holes ( which will now be countersunk and PEMserted), and the hole radius for the rack mount slots ( for some reason they came back with the proper slot width, but the finish radii was somehow smaller ??)
I'm going to see my silkscreener this week for a price on the finished fronts, as well as amending the drawings for front panel mounting - meter, knobs, switches etc.
regarding the rear, I've left them blank at present, but I will be updating the drawings to suit my transformer setup, but also, I'll do a generic type rear - IEC inlet, XLR I/O, link jack and balance switch ( I'll probably mount mine internally though)

Any input is welcome.

Not long now chaps !!!
heres the pics ;)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/IMG_1664_zpskosu7crn.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/IMG_1664_zpskosu7crn.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/IMG_1657_zpsvhj4f9p0.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/IMG_1657_zpsvhj4f9p0.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/IMG_1661_zpsxdmrwrix.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/IMG_1661_zpsxdmrwrix.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/IMG_1662_zpsjvy7fddk.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/IMG_1662_zpsjvy7fddk.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/IMG_1663_zpsldhijyoj.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/IMG_1663_zpsldhijyoj.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/IMG_1665_zpsquvwxkrl.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/IMG_1665_zpsquvwxkrl.jpg.html)

Steve
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: kvintus on November 02, 2015, 03:34:50 PM
looking great! I'm in for one of these!

/A
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Winetree on November 02, 2015, 03:56:55 PM
I'm in for 2 cases.
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: dmp on November 02, 2015, 04:10:14 PM
Very interested... Looks great.
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: remsouille on November 03, 2015, 02:50:25 AM
Definitely in for one  8)
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: nickhepfer on November 04, 2015, 02:57:02 AM
Hey Steve,
it's looking fantastic!  8)

The color is more like the original Gates, isn't it?
I personally would prefer the grey of the Retro, but anyway: This is great work! :)

Looking forward to the silkscreen print and cutouts!

Cheers!
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: johnnyscotch on November 04, 2015, 10:38:18 PM
I'm in for 1
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: mhbunch on November 05, 2015, 01:03:14 PM
I'm in for 1 as well
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: punk on November 24, 2015, 12:40:13 AM
i'll take one
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on November 26, 2015, 06:35:12 AM
Hi Chaps,
Right, I've got the front panel design details done, with hole cutouts and silkscreen info passed on to my suppliers.
regarding the rear panel hole data, what is the general thought on what is needed ?
For example - The cases I'm going to get for myself will have holes and cutouts to suit my type of power transformer
http://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=59744.0

I'll be also having a cutout for an IEC type connector, Sowter I/O transformers, XLR I/O & link jack ( all Neutrik D type ), balance pot and Cal switch.

Regarding the case and the PCB mountings - I'm a bit undecided yet, as to what to offer, there are two options -
1. countersunk M3 holes ( to use standard PCB pillars) or,
2. PEMsert pillars.

What do you think guys ?

Best,
Steve
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on November 26, 2015, 06:47:45 AM
Preliminary prices so far,
( these are not concrete yet, but a very good ballpark figure)

If one to five people want the powdercoated, silkscreened, punched ready to go cases, then we are looking at around £200 each.
if ten to twenty people want the powdercoated, silkscreened, punched ready to go cases, then we are looking at around £180 each.
if twenty plus people want the powdercoated, silkscreened, punched ready to go cases, then we are looking at around £150 each !!!
All prices will be excluding VAT (if applicable).  Paypal and shipping fees will be added on top after I know your postal location.

I should have the finished prototype back within the next four weeks, then we are ready to go :)
Let me know what you think, and we can get this a' moving !

Best,
Steve
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: remsouille on November 26, 2015, 01:27:36 PM
I'm definitely in for the ready to go option!
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: core13 on December 08, 2015, 05:48:47 PM
there is some new please?
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on January 06, 2016, 08:15:23 AM
Hi Chaps,

Here's the Amended case - Holes and PSU guard now added. I've still got to place the mounting holes for the PSU PCB's, but hopefully I'll get a chance to do that this evening.

The rear holes are for Sowter I/O, my Power Transformer, Neutrik D cutouts for I/O and link, Calibration pot and switch.
Still welcome for any other input !

I'll upload the Silkscreen front mockup the next day or two - I got to alter the positioning a little :)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20FRONT_zpsb77qm1ix.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20FRONT_zpsb77qm1ix.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20REAR_zpsojec1qeb.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20REAR_zpsojec1qeb.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20NEW%201_zpskkhdpsnd.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20NEW%201_zpskkhdpsnd.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20FRONT%20DOWN_zpsp5okp90z.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20FRONT%20DOWN_zpsp5okp90z.jpg.html)

Bernd, I'll drop you a line a bit later ;)


Best,
Steve
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: nickhepfer on January 06, 2016, 10:58:04 AM
That is looking amazing Steve!!  :)
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: bernbrue on January 06, 2016, 11:11:28 AM
Hi Steve,
The iec inlet could be a bit higher in order to avoid collisions with components of the psu.
Looks great!!
Cheers
Bernd
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on January 06, 2016, 12:17:52 PM
Here's the front silkscreen info Chaps,
I have moved the meter up by 10mm since this version though !

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Gates%20sta%20level%20LLL%20Final-1_Page_1_zpsukum6jpw.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Gates%20sta%20level%20LLL%20Final-1_Page_1_zpsukum6jpw.jpg.html)

Bit of a cheeky one this ;)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Gates%20sta%20level%20LLL%20Final-1_Page_5_zpswtug2xyr.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Gates%20sta%20level%20LLL%20Final-1_Page_5_zpswtug2xyr.jpg.html)

Bernd, I'm going to do a test fit this evening to make sure of the IEC inlet.Thanks for the heads up :)

Best,
Steve


Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Winetree on January 06, 2016, 01:02:58 PM
The cases look great.
I'm still in for 2 cases.
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: CBR on January 06, 2016, 01:45:06 PM
Looks really nice! I'm in for 2!
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: remsouille on January 06, 2016, 02:45:14 PM
Wow!! Still in for one!  ;)
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: bernbrue on January 06, 2016, 03:03:42 PM
Steve,
Just a detail, for stereo link very often an ordinary rca jack (isolated ground) is used.
I'm in for one case!!
Cheers
Bernd
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: kvintus on January 07, 2016, 01:42:05 AM
Looks great. Still interested in one case.

/Anders
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: fizmo on January 07, 2016, 02:41:17 AM
I'm in for two.

Fizmo
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: rob_gould on January 07, 2016, 03:26:35 AM
Are the prices you posted on the previous page still valid?
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Le Roux on January 08, 2016, 07:17:31 PM
Interested on cost and how many people.

In for one, maybe two.

I'm in for Two Please! :)

Thanks
Neil
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: kml23956 on January 16, 2016, 11:59:37 PM
Same here about the cost?  I just bought the PCBs for one build.
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on January 21, 2016, 06:39:09 AM
Hi Rob,
The prices I've shown are approximate at the moment - I've passed on all relevant details to my metalwork guy and I'm awaiting a concrete price for the cases. I cant see there being too much difference to the quotes I've had, but until then I can't 100% say.
I've rejigged some mounting holes, and built up the cases around the parts I'm going to be using, and things look and fit great :)
The PSU PCB's will be situated on the inside of the HT enclosure. ( holes are in place and countersunk ready.)

Sorry, I haven't been around that much lately, I'm having to cover a lot of sickness shifts at work, but I can assure you, that these cases are a reality, and they are happening !
Anyway, have a check of the renders, and let me know what you think.

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/Sta%20Level%20Rear%20w%20Transformers_zpsedx5x4mb.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/Sta%20Level%20Rear%20w%20Transformers_zpsedx5x4mb.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/Sta%20LevelFront%20with%20Meters_zpszijyjy8x.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/Sta%20LevelFront%20with%20Meters_zpszijyjy8x.jpg.html)




Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: vineyardgray on February 09, 2016, 04:30:14 PM
I'm in for two cases and transformers if I didn't already mention  :o
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Matt55 on February 09, 2016, 04:32:07 PM
Im also going to show interest in 1 case and 1 transformer. Received my pcb the other day :)

Thanks, Matt
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on February 09, 2016, 06:08:04 PM
Right chaps,
Final updated drawings will be sent to my metalworker tomorrow A.M.  As soon as he gets back to me with a final price, including price breaks I shall update accordingly.
Sorry It's taken this long, but Life and work has seriously got in the way since December.

Best,
Steve
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on February 11, 2016, 06:44:28 AM
Right lads,
My metalworker has had the updated files, I should have a concrete price within the next week.
As soon as I have these I will start a new thread regarding orders. I will be getting one made first, just to check all mounting holes etc, then we are good to go.


Best,
Steve
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on February 11, 2016, 07:13:36 AM
Here's the screwdiver adjust pot too,
I'm getting them made, so if any of you are interested, let me know :)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Stuff/Screwdiver%20adjust%20pot%20Sta%20Level_zps7czltvnn.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Stuff/Screwdiver%20adjust%20pot%20Sta%20Level_zps7czltvnn.jpg.html)

Best,
Steve
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: nickhepfer on February 12, 2016, 09:59:07 AM
Here's the screwdiver adjust pot too,
I'm getting them made, so if any of you are interested, let me know :)

Best,
Steve


Hey Steve,
this the trim pot for the tube balance, and you need one per unit, right?
Then I'm in for 2 pots beside the 2 cases  ;D

Cheers,
Nick
 
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Le Roux on February 12, 2016, 10:00:11 AM
Two pots
Two cases
Two trannys

Thanks
Neil
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Winetree on February 12, 2016, 03:05:40 PM
Posted before:
2 Pots  2 Cases
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Monoklang on February 12, 2016, 11:09:53 PM
1 pot
1 Case
1 Power transformer
Thanks
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: SKJGProject on February 13, 2016, 11:11:39 AM
1 Pot
1 case
1 Tranny

Thanks!
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: kml23956 on February 15, 2016, 11:51:25 AM
1 Pot
1 case
1 Tranny

I am only building one.  The tubes are too expensive. 8)

Thanks!
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: bernbrue on February 15, 2016, 12:23:17 PM
Na, you can take 2x 6BA6 instead of the quite expensive 6386. THAT opamps are expensive as well and they don't glow.
Bernd
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: remsouille on February 19, 2016, 06:40:55 PM
1 pot 1 case 1 tranny!!
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on February 26, 2016, 09:10:00 AM
Hi chaps,
I've just spoken to my metalworker regarding the prices as I haven't had much chance to catch up this week, He has been flat out with another project, but he has assured me that the quotes will be ready very soon.
Sorry for the delay, but I am as exited as you lot to get these back !!!

I have also ordered 50 of the screwdriver adjust pots too ;)

Best,
Steve
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Post by: core13 on February 27, 2016, 02:25:48 PM
interested by one case one pot and one transfo
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Post by: Murdock on February 28, 2016, 07:49:31 AM
Would it be possible to get a case without any cutouts and lettering?
If yes, how much would one cost?
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Post by: thomasdf on February 29, 2016, 07:37:35 AM
I'd be interested in one blank case too! Depending on the cost of course

Kudos to you!
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Post by: Floti on March 10, 2016, 07:45:09 AM
Hi! Count me in for 2 cases, 2 pots and 2 transformers!
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Post by: bernbrue on March 10, 2016, 10:17:59 AM
Are there any news, Steve?
Cheers
Bernd
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Post by: Whoops on March 10, 2016, 02:34:57 PM
the case looks awesome, keep us posted on the developments
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Post by: nickhepfer on March 24, 2016, 08:46:19 AM
Just a little bump  ;D

Any news so far?

Greetings,
Nick
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Post by: Kid Squid on March 25, 2016, 08:23:01 AM
Hello Chaps,

I've chased up the cases with my metalworker, he has apologised profusely for making us wait this long. They have been stuck on a major construction project which is planned for completion today.
So, as far as things go, I should have the prototype and prices back very soon.
Massive apologies regarding this chaps, but out of all the metalworkers I have tried out, these are the best and I'm going to stick to my guns with them. It's just a pain as they are so busy.

Murdock and thomasdf - I have two of the original prototype cases here, and you are more than welcome to buy these from me - you can have them for the cost I paid for them ( £80 + shipping. ) these have no cutouts, and are not silkscreened, however, they are powdercoated.

I am as eager to get this underway as all of you, So as soon as I know, I'll let you know.
Best,
Steve
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Post by: Murdock on March 27, 2016, 01:24:58 AM
Hey Kid Squid,
thanks for the offer. I've send you an pm.
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Post by: Kid Squid on April 02, 2016, 10:32:01 AM
Right Chaps,

I've had the quotes back from my metalworker.


If one to five people want the powdercoated, silkscreened, punched ready to go cases, then we are looking at  £225 each.
if ten to twenty people want the powdercoated, silkscreened, punched ready to go cases, then we are looking at  £205 each.
if twenty plus people want the powdercoated, silkscreened, punched ready to go cases, then we are looking at  £185 each.

The reason for the increase on the previous post is that they were based on the original version of my design, not the newer version with all holes punched, transformer screening assembly etc.

All prices will be excluding VAT (if applicable).  Paypal and shipping fees will be added on top after I know your postal location.

I will be setting up another post for actual orders, as well as a seperate post for transformer orders, and pot orders.
Hopefully I can get around to doing this in the next couple of days.

If anyone wants blank cases ( no holes punched no silkscreen etc) then the original price quotes will be applicable.

Best,
Steve
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Post by: Kid Squid on April 02, 2016, 10:51:57 AM
Chaps,
Forgot to say - as well as getting the screwdriver adjust pots made, I've also had 600 ohm attenuators made. Should suit the output of the Stalevel wonderfully.
I haven't had a price break quote yet, but I should have them at the latest by tuesday.
Here's a pic.

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Stuff/IMG_1615_zpsyy0doyow.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Stuff/IMG_1615_zpsyy0doyow.jpg.html)

These will suit any 600 ohm application, 1176 input attenuators, classic module rack ups etc.
I'm currently using them for taming the outputs of API 312's, Neve 1060's, ( as output faders) and they work great.

Best,
Steve
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Post by: Monoklang on April 02, 2016, 11:51:36 AM
Wonderful!! :)
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Post by: Monoklang on April 15, 2016, 06:18:36 AM
Any news for us?

I can hardly wait to wire my stuffed boards in that case of yours.

John
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Post by: Kid Squid on April 15, 2016, 07:10:44 AM
Hi Chaps,

The final 'prototype ' case shouldnt be too long now, I had a lead time of four weeks, so they should be here very soon.
I'd like to make sure first, before posting the full order thread that everything lines up correctly ( which I'm sure they will !)
I can then post a pic at the top of the order thread with all boards / transformers / etc fitted.

Then we are good to go !

Best,
Steve
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Post by: Whoops on April 15, 2016, 09:41:21 AM
Nice for the T Pad, looks great.

let us know something when you have them.

Andrey from St Petersburg also had 600ohm T PAD made, they work great also. check the thread here:

http://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=61303.msg776508#msg776508
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Post by: Monoklang on May 02, 2016, 12:31:26 AM
Any news?

It's been a while since the last post...:)

John
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Post by: Kid Squid on May 04, 2016, 07:33:52 AM
Hi Chaps,
I've been informed that the two proto cases are arriving to me, Thursday morning :)
I'll do a complete test fit, and then I'll open the orders post.
Can't wait !!

Here's the email -
Hi Steve.
 
The prototypes are being manufactured this weekend, to go to coaters Tuesday, so all being well I will dispatch Wednesday to be with you Thursday Morning.
Apologies for delay.
 
Kind regards
 
Richard
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Post by: bernbrue on May 10, 2016, 02:44:24 AM
Any pictures of a prototype?
Bernd
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Post by: Monoklang on May 16, 2016, 01:24:42 AM
Yeah, I also would love to see any progress. Pics or news:)

J
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Post by: Kid Squid on May 16, 2016, 04:11:15 AM
Hi chaps,
the prototype cases have turned up :)
However, I'm on holidays with the family at the moment - I'm back Friday evening and can't wait to see them !!
As soon as I'm home, I'll be uploading the pics.

Best,
Steve
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Post by: bernbrue on May 22, 2016, 02:30:23 PM
" Drum roll ".................................Trtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtrtr .................?
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Post by: bernbrue on May 22, 2016, 03:55:44 PM
Still no pictures? Steve, don't let us wait so long.
Bernd
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Post by: Kid Squid on May 23, 2016, 06:21:37 AM
Hi Chaps,
Got back late from hols on friday evening and have spent the last two days working 16hr shifts, so apologies for not getting back sooner !

Anyways.....
Had the proto cases back and they look great ! There are a few small issues,mainly by the manufacturer  but I've already been in touch with my metalwork guy and he has assured me that I will get the final cases back by friday at the latest.
here are the issues I've found -

1. No Pemserts fitted.. at all.
2. No vents punched over Power section.
3. Mounting holes to mate bottom cover to chassis are missing ( This one is my fault - I used the hole series function in solidworks     on the assembly file, but I hadn't 'ticked' propegate to part.... D'oh !!)
4. Random holes on top cover and PSU guard.

Apart from that, all is well ;)

Right, here's the pics ! ( Bolt lengths / 5Pin XLR etc are shown for demo purposes only - Thats all I have here at present !)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_2163_zpsxdcqjxtk.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_2163_zpsxdcqjxtk.jpg.html)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_2164_zpsd3zq1k8p.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_2164_zpsd3zq1k8p.jpg.html)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_2165_zps0swrjbnd.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_2165_zps0swrjbnd.jpg.html)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_2166_zpslmxtvpsf.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_2166_zpslmxtvpsf.jpg.html)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_2167_zpsa0itbkai.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_2167_zpsa0itbkai.jpg.html)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_2168_zpshjwiiwou.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_2168_zpshjwiiwou.jpg.html)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/FullSizeRender_zps6bzjydqd.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/FullSizeRender_zps6bzjydqd.jpg.html)

Best,
Steve
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Post by: Monoklang on May 24, 2016, 03:12:27 AM
Nice! I can't wait to finish this project:)

I'm going to use the standby switch board. Will there be a place or room for this as well?

Kind regards
John
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Post by: Potato Cakes on May 24, 2016, 10:53:48 AM
What is the particular VU meter you have in mind? I didn't seem to see that in this thread.

Thanks!

Paul
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Post by: kml23956 on May 25, 2016, 10:15:34 PM
Is it ready to order yet?
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Post by: hugo on May 29, 2016, 07:57:25 PM
Two pots
Two cases
Two trannys

Thanks
Hugo
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Post by: hugo on June 10, 2016, 02:33:49 PM
Some news please.....?
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Post by: Monoklang on June 13, 2016, 02:21:34 AM
Yes! News?!
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Post by: Monoklang on June 20, 2016, 04:27:54 PM
Ok, Its been a month since the last news here Steve:)
Is everything alright with you and this project?

J
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Post by: Monoklang on July 06, 2016, 12:09:15 AM
Bump for news
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Post by: salomonander on July 06, 2016, 03:58:30 PM
ill take two cases please...
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Post by: Winetree on July 06, 2016, 10:23:40 PM
The first post was over a year ago.
I'm in for two cases and two transformers.
I sure hope this happens.
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Post by: Kid Squid on July 10, 2016, 09:16:56 AM
Hi Chaps,

Sorry I've been missing the last couple of weeks, Work is just relentless at the moment.
However, I have finished the mods to the case, the main one being the HT issue.

After mounting the PCB in the case, I realised that with the front panel hinged down that you could very easily access LETHAL H.T. D.C. Voltage ( the B+). Personally, I find this unacceptable from a safety point of view, and a design point of view.
I work with very high voltages at work, and I know first hand of the extreme dangers that this situation can bring. So...

I decided to design and include a cover for the Main PCB, which allows connection of the B+, and Heater volts before putting the cover on.
Then, with the cover on, there are cutouts which allow the plug and socket method of connecting the I/P and O/P transformers, as well as the aux connections ( link, meter etc..). Also I have allowed for trimmer screwdriver holes for the two trim pots.

I know there is an easier way, as in, making the front panel non- hinged, but I like the aesthetics of the drop down front !
Heres a couple of pics to show you what I mean :)

Transparency showing fit of PCB, Meter, Main caps etc
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20PCB%20COVER%20SCREENSHOT%201_zps1nxomkdm.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20PCB%20COVER%20SCREENSHOT%201_zps1nxomkdm.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20PCB%20COVER%20SCREENSHOT%202_zps0r5kyss9.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20PCB%20COVER%20SCREENSHOT%202_zps0r5kyss9.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20PCB%20COVER%20SCREENSHOT%205_zpsychimahe.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20PCB%20COVER%20SCREENSHOT%205_zpsychimahe.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20PCB%20COVER%20SCREENSHOT%207_zps2lqe0lzx.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20PCB%20COVER%20SCREENSHOT%207_zps2lqe0lzx.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20PCB%20COVER%20SCREENSHOT%204_zpsw7kgsjjd.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20PCB%20COVER%20SCREENSHOT%204_zpsw7kgsjjd.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20CASE%20TRANSPARENT%20FULL_zpsi5nvfvcs.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20CASE%20TRANSPARENT%20FULL_zpsi5nvfvcs.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20CASE%20TRANSPARENT_zpssh1tpbxr.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20CASE%20TRANSPARENT_zpssh1tpbxr.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20PCB%20COVER%20SCREENSHOT%203_zps5udprzvi.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20PCB%20COVER%20SCREENSHOT%203_zps5udprzvi.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20PCB%20COVER%20SCREENSHOT%206_zpsratlgjih.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/STA%20LEVEL%20PCB%20COVER%20SCREENSHOT%206_zpsratlgjih.jpg.html)

I have sent the files to my metalworker this morning, So I should have the prices, and the prototypes back ASAP.
As soon as Ive given it the OK, Then the orders shall commence.

Thanks for the patience with this chaps, as I'm totally flat out with work and the family, but I know of the urgency of getting this produced. I can't let it go for production unless I am fully 100% happy with it, but this mod just had to be done.
Safety absolutely comes first.

Best,
Steve

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Post by: Monoklang on July 10, 2016, 04:16:06 PM
Thanks!!!
Safety sounds wonderful since this is my first "high voltage" project.

I really appreciate this;)

John
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Post by: mysticmerlin on July 11, 2016, 03:37:32 AM
Thanks for the safety cover, Steve , well worth the wait.
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Post by: nickhepfer on August 03, 2016, 08:25:57 PM
Any news on this? :)

Cheers!
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Post by: Kid Squid on August 27, 2016, 11:02:10 AM
Hi chaps,

Sorry I've not been around the last couple of weeks, but I'm in the middle of a seven week shutdown at work and the hours are mental.

But......

I've had the final prototype case back, and i've managed to sneak in a little time to put it all together to check fitting etc.
Please ignore the colour of the case, as there was an apparent mix up between my metalworker and the powdercoater !, the produced version will be RAL 7000 grey,  and XLR's etc, as they are only there to check fitment.

I've got five ordered for this friday coming, and my silkscreener is prepped ready, so, as soon as I get them they'll be off to the silkscreener, then as soon as that is OK'd, the order page will be good to go, with finalised prices etc.

Also, I've had the input pot custom made, with a pull ' bypass' switch for driving the true bypass boards that come with the set.

I will be offering the case, O/P attenuator, I/P pot with bypass switch, the balance screwdriver adjust pot and power transformer, and any variation to suit your needs.

So,
have a look at this beauty :)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3632_zpsgwlbwh0g.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3632_zpsgwlbwh0g.jpg.html)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3633_zpsrnwn657c.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3633_zpsrnwn657c.jpg.html)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3635_zpskhhxwwoe.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3635_zpskhhxwwoe.jpg.html)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3636_zpsoqoe91qk.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3636_zpsoqoe91qk.jpg.html)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3638_zpseme6q8q8.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3638_zpseme6q8q8.jpg.html)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3640_zpschtci6ft.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3640_zpschtci6ft.jpg.html)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3641_zpszwjxqatu.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3641_zpszwjxqatu.jpg.html)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3643-1_zpsmbuqegql.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3643-1_zpsmbuqegql.jpg.html)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3644_zpsrjvjfklk.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3644_zpsrjvjfklk.jpg.html)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3645_zpsopdzurk4.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3645_zpsopdzurk4.jpg.html)
(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3646_zpsin5pelcg.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_3646_zpsin5pelcg.jpg.html)

Best,
Steve
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Post by: salomonander on August 27, 2016, 11:15:06 AM
great work! cant wait to place my order. btw - will your final frontpanel feature scales and proper labeling? cheers
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Post by: Kid Squid on August 27, 2016, 11:25:47 AM
Absolutely they will !


Best,
Steve
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Post by: Jim50hertz on August 27, 2016, 11:45:16 AM
Awesome work Steve. 👍🏻

Well, I know what I'm building in the autumn 😄
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: ilfungo on August 27, 2016, 12:13:38 PM
Hi Steve
Great Work!!!
Have you an idea about price for case + Main PSU?
Thanks!!!
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: bernbrue on August 27, 2016, 03:33:59 PM
Hi Steve,
Absolutely beautiful case. Everything sits perfectly.  Go ahead, Steve!
Best
Bernd
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on August 27, 2016, 08:35:36 PM
Thanks lads,
I'm so looking forward to getting these out to the forum.
Hell, I've even been and sorted out heavy cardboard shipping boxes for these beauties !

Best,
Steve
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Monoklang on September 01, 2016, 11:04:38 AM
Wow!!! Well worth the wait! :)
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: rob_gould on September 08, 2016, 07:22:24 AM

I'm curious about the final price.
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Noisy1 on September 08, 2016, 11:22:37 AM
Great looking chassis. I'll take two, please!
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: kml23956 on October 04, 2016, 08:33:32 PM
Are these out yet?
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: zero on October 09, 2016, 06:15:56 AM
Need one!
Any news?

Cheers! :)
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on October 21, 2016, 11:01:27 AM
Hi Chaps,

Well, here we go :)

Had the cases back, Silkscreen done, attenuators done, 100R screwdriver adjust pots done, dual 100K log with pull bypass switches done, and here they are -

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_4328_zpsqjmociyy.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_4328_zpsqjmociyy.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_4329_zps68birwzm.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_4329_zps68birwzm.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_4330_zpsglpd7q3x.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_4330_zpsglpd7q3x.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_4331_zps9qmym12o.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_4331_zps9qmym12o.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_4332_zps3qd4ovib.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_4332_zps3qd4ovib.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_4334_zps4uxgxxxr.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_4334_zps4uxgxxxr.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_4335_zpsllo2nshk.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_4335_zpsllo2nshk.jpg.html)

(http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab41/lazylizardlabs/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_4336_zpsxim0c6mn.jpg) (http://s848.photobucket.com/user/lazylizardlabs/media/Cases/STA%20LEVEL%20MK2/IMG_4336_zpsxim0c6mn.jpg.html)

I'm waiting on the hinges to come back as the first batch, the powdercoat was too thick on them causing the hinges to bind.
I'm waiting on the heavyweight cardboard boxes to arrive, and the last thing, I'm waiting on the final price breaks from cases, pots and transformers.

So, hold on chaps, as its all coming together. Finally.

Best,
Steve

Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: bernbrue on October 21, 2016, 11:08:38 AM
Very cool pictures, fantastic enclosures. Excellent work, Steve!
Bernd
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on October 21, 2016, 11:13:21 AM
Cheers Bernd !!

Means a lot :)

As soon as I got the prices, boxes and hinges, we are good to go.
I'll do a new post as soon as I've got everything here and then we are open for orders !!!

Best,
Steve
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Monoklang on October 25, 2016, 01:10:13 PM
Wohooo!
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: kvintus on October 25, 2016, 02:08:37 PM
Fantastic work Steve! This will be worth the wait.

/Anders
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: jensenmann on November 06, 2016, 07:08:32 AM
Stunning! Well done, Steve.
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: jensenmann on November 14, 2016, 02:29:19 AM
Any news about pricing, Steve?
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: bernbrue on November 14, 2016, 01:32:06 PM
Any news Steve? Can't wait any longer.
Bernd
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on November 14, 2016, 02:12:09 PM
Hi chaps,
Just spoke to my metalworker and he has promised me the prices first thing tomorrow morning. I had emailed him when I got the finished cases through, but they have been flat out and I just haven't had a chance to follow it up. In fact he is staying on at work tonight to get it done.


Sorry for not updating sooner but things are stupidly busy here. We have lost another tech at work and myself and three others have had to cover shifts. The hours are just crazy, if bordering on the illegal..
So my apologies for not keeping up with the posts.

Everything will be on the forum as soon as I get the email quote tomorrow morning.

Please accept my apologies, but I give you my word that it will all be sorted by tomorrow noon ( UK time.)

Best,
Steve


Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: rob_gould on November 14, 2016, 04:12:17 PM
Just echoing what everyone else has said really....

These cases look amazing!

But I'm not sure I can come up with more than 200 quid for a case with how slow communications are at the moment
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on November 14, 2016, 04:44:06 PM
No worries rob,
That's entirely your decision.

If enough people want them it's cool, and if no one wants them that's cool too.

To be honest, the last year has been incredibly stressful at work with on average I'm there 70 hours a week, so between that and trying to catch some quality time with my family have been my priorities.

Life 'eh.

I'll have the details up as soon as I get them, and if you still want a case etc, it's all good.

Best,
Steve
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: kml23956 on November 14, 2016, 07:24:29 PM
Can I order one now? the dollar is up against the Euro and GBP!
Cheers,
k
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on November 15, 2016, 08:52:31 AM
Right Chaps,
Here we go.

Cases - finished units, powdercoated and silkscreened

5 cases    = £230 each
10 cases = £210 each
20 cases = £200 each
50 cases = £190 each

O/P attenuator

£15 each

100R flush pot (balance)

£8 each

100K dual pot w/ pull switch for bypass

£15 each

Power transformer - Shielded, potted NATO spec, multi primaries
https://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=61816.msg783190#msg783190

£90 each

* ALL PRICES ARE WITHOUT SHIPPING*

If we can do this with no PM's or emails and keep it to the order page I would appreciate it hugely !!

I will need to put up a separate page with order details and pics, and most probably delete this post. I'll give it a couple of days warning so you chaps can decide what you want, Then ALL orders will be collated to the new post.
I've just messaged Ethan regarding putting a new post on the White Market.

Best,
Steve
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: jensenmann on November 15, 2016, 10:00:55 AM
 8) ...waiting for the new thread to appear
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on November 15, 2016, 10:03:25 AM
Hi Jens,
Ive submitted the post, and payed for the White Market post, just waiting for moderator to OK it.
So should be on there anytime.

Best,
Steve
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Kid Squid on November 15, 2016, 11:10:36 AM
Here we go chaps !

https://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=64335.0


 :D
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: nickhepfer on December 02, 2016, 11:41:20 AM
Hey guys,
I just wonder if anybody is also looking for the original Simpson VU meter and get a group buy + discount together?

Here's the link from the a shop I already get a group discount:

https://www.don-audio.com/Vintage-Simpson-Level-VU-Meter-STA-LEVEL-Model

Cheers!
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Le Roux on December 02, 2016, 12:14:44 PM
Ouch! They're costly!

What kind of discount you think you can get? I may be willing for two
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Jim50hertz on December 02, 2016, 02:31:43 PM
Ouch! They're costly!

What kind of discount you think you can get? I may be willing for two

I need one for my build but this source is very pricey.  I'm interested in a group buy if the cost can come down
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Phrazemaster on December 07, 2016, 09:37:21 PM
Hey guys,
I just wonder if anybody is also looking for the original Simpson VU meter and get a group buy + discount together?

Here's the link from the a shop I already get a group discount:

https://www.don-audio.com/Vintage-Simpson-Level-VU-Meter-STA-LEVEL-Model

Cheers!
It's already almost 100 bucks for the Simpson specified. I'd be in to try to do a group buy of the nicer looking meters. Do these fit the case cutout? Should we start another feeler thread for this group buy or is this good enough?
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: hugo on June 22, 2017, 11:59:42 PM
Dead project?
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Jim50hertz on June 23, 2017, 12:38:32 AM
https://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=64335.0 (https://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=64335.0)
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: vineyardgray on January 22, 2019, 10:31:08 PM
I was hoping to live vicariously through someone who had finished the bernbrue/zayance pcb set using the Kid Squid enclosures. 

Has no one posted pics of finished units???   :'(

You guys are forcing me into action  :o
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: dmp on January 23, 2019, 04:22:47 PM
Haven't even started mine....
I'd also like to see some in progress pics
Title: Re: STA-Level type case to suit Bernbrue's PCB's - Feeler and Forum input * PICS *
Post by: Le Roux on January 23, 2019, 04:49:43 PM
I just finished two Raintons LA2A
Working on two MEQ then two EQP1A

THEN

I will be doing two of the STA level 😁