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You offer a choice for those DIY affordables.
Posted by cheap-Jack on September 27, 2005 at 09:28:12:
Yes, for those affordable busy people who prefer good sound should also look nice (honestly, who doesn't), you surely offer them an easy alternative. But IMO, a factory-built chassis kit that costs over a couple of hundred bucks is no longer a sound idea to many budgeted DIYers.
That said, whoever gone through the pain of building a chassis from scrape surely agrees with me this is a pretty time-consuming clumsy job without guarantee how nice it will look on completion.
One can still get away with its power amp seated on so-so crude-looking home-made chassis as it can be put aside somewhere less conspicuous.
But for a pre-amp, IMO, it got to look good. But it is not easy, if not impossible to DIY build a decent looking pre-amp panel with a factory-built attire. Does it mean to spend some handsome money for a factory built housing kit the only solution?
Nope. This is my way to save time, money & assure factor-built look for a preamp housing: to pick up a factory-built pre-amp, working or not, from those chop shops or pawn shops for a couple of ten bucks & use the housing after scraping out the inarts.
This is exactly what I did with my last phono-line stage project for
my friend who is impressed with the look of it let alone the sound.
Sept 27, 2005.