For anyone wanting to get the black plates: if the mountain doesn't want to come to Moses then I guess Moses'll just have to do so walking and go to the mountain.
Check out these guys, you can send in your own designs, pay and they'll send everything to you. Very reasonable pricing, too. Just takes some effort to design the original files.
www.cam-expert.com (USA, never used them but said to be good)
http://www.frontpanelexpress.com ( mainly USA, design software)
http://www.schaeffer-ag.de/en/ (one stop solution in Europe, from front plates to entire cases, excellent work)
I'm trying to get my head around the model 9 3/4 and understand what it is that I'm seeing, exactly, and what are the benefits of splitting up stuff in 2 discrete units.
Or it could be a real dual mono design like the Gorgeous Woo Audio WA234 mono
Edited by hifimanrookie - 5/10/14 at 4:35pm