Short 2U case
« on: March 27, 2019, 02:34:22 PM »
Hey folks,

I'm searching a suitable case for a preamp project. It should be minimum 80mm and maximum 100mm deep. 
Something like the Hammond 5-350DGY2  would also be great but it's nowhere in stock and I'm not sure about the paint finish. Is it only the frontpanel? It's steel, so if I drill holes I have to somehow "treat" the bare steel again., right?
Also found the case which looks great but I don't like the way it's build together. You have to unscrew 10 screws to access the top or bottom or 6 screws to access the front...

So, does anyone know an alternative to those chassis? Aluminium would also be good.


Re: Short 2U case
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2019, 10:56:53 AM »
I just bought a 2U rack box from Collective cases, but it does assemble with screws like you mentioned. The back box parts are steel, and the front panel is aluminum. The one I ordered was really deep because the PCBs I'm using are big, but he makes 5.5, 9, 11, and 14 inches. So the smallest one is about 140mm deep.

So far I like the one I got. I'm going to start drilling the front panel for switches and pots this weekend, and should be done with the build in a week or two.
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Re: Short 2U case
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2019, 01:43:33 PM »
I'm currently building a compressor into a 100mm aluminium rack case from Holt Broadcast and so far it's great...


Re: Short 2U case
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2019, 03:34:31 PM »
Thanks alot for the suggestions!
The Holt Broadcast cases look interesting and the prices are also reasonable.


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