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Milled Aluminum Power Distributor Chassis with Carbon Fiber Faceplate

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Posted on February 12, 2017 at 15:06:34
Duster
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This power distributor chassis is on my short list when audio dollars are more abundant. The design is based on the SOTA Weizhi Precision PRS-6 Power Distributor, and although the eBay item is not inexpensive, it's a real bargain for the price. Options available are 4 socket, 6 socket, and 8 socket versions. The profound aspects of the design are a massive milled aluminum body of which the AC outlets are mounted on via the rigid AC outlet ground strap ears, while the carbon fiber faceplate simply acts as a magnetic fields dissipator with no mechanical forces involved. The carbon fiber faceplate is half the reason why I'm so attracted to the product, since I find this type of device to be very effective. The massive milled aluminum chassis body is a real jaw-dropper, since it's the optimum use of aluminum for the purpose, with maximum rigidity and mass.

 

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RE: Milled Aluminum Power Distributor Chassis with Carbon Fiber Faceplate, posted on February 12, 2017 at 15:27:07
Jim Hodgson
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I've seen that beautiful chassis and cover plate in my eBay travels and developed the same interest. (Recall that I have a bunch of unused Oyaide receptacles lying around -- without the accompanying desire to bend or clip their yokes to allow them to fit into a narrow center-mount box.) The "Acrolink CF-204" stenciling bothers me a bit. Any idea what that is? I have a feeling it's nothing legit...

 

RE: Milled Aluminum Power Distributor Chassis with Carbon Fiber Faceplate, posted on February 12, 2017 at 15:53:59
Duster
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The fake labeling of Chinese audio gear is unfortunate. It's a cultural thing that westerners should get hip to. As long as a seller does not advertise the product as a counterfeit fake knockoff, if the product is labeled as an Acrolink product, but Acrolink has never offered such a thing, it's just a silly thing that Chinese manufacturers and Chinese businessmen choose to do for maximum interest in their products, which are not necessarily inexpensive as an investment. The morality of buying an affordable device with a silly branding mark does not bother me too much. Western manufacturers source much of their parts from China, so I'm just buying at HQ wholesale prices for use within my own DIY designs, not for sale to the general public, on my part.

 

RE: Milled Aluminum Power Distributor Chassis with Carbon Fiber Faceplate, posted on February 13, 2017 at 06:13:03
jea48
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(Recall that I have a bunch of unused Oyaide receptacles lying around -- without the accompanying desire to bend or clip their yokes to allow them to fit into a narrow center-mount box.)


The cutout looks like it is wide enough and high enough for the ears of the supporting back strap, yoke, without having to remove them. You could ask the seller a question to measure the width and height of the cutout.

 

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