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Jan 4, 2011 at 4:27 PM Post #7,682 of 9,804

Alcaudon

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Alcaudon, excellent looking SOHA II.  What process/technique was used to apply the lettering?


Thanks jlefley, nothing compared to your beta.
 
The lettering it's actually just a vinyl sticker. I just did the design of the logos and lettering and went to a local store, they cutted everything with a cutter plotter and then I used transparent tape to transport everything to the case.
 
It's quite simple actually and turned out far better than I expected, it does not look as good as engraved letters but it's way more cheap (did enough logos for more than 10 amps for 20 €) and they can cut almost anything you draw 
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Jan 5, 2011 at 5:49 AM Post #7,683 of 9,804

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The lettering it's actually just a vinyl sticker. I just did the design of the logos and lettering and went to a local store, they cutted everything with a cutter plotter and then I used transparent tape to transport everything to the case.  
It's quite simple actually and turned out far better than I expected, it does not look as good as engraved letters but it's way more cheap (did enough logos for more than 10 amps for 20 €) and they can cut almost anything you draw 
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I would never have guessed that was stick on vinyl letters from those photos, looked like very shallow engraving with infill.  Very nice.
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How did you do the contrasting Black pieces with the vents and around the tubes?
 
 
Jan 5, 2011 at 6:55 AM Post #7,684 of 9,804

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I would never have guessed that was stick on vinyl letters from those photos, looked like very shallow engraving with infill.  Very nice.
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How did you do the contrasting Black pieces with the vents and around the tubes?

 
X2 on both...  It looks like a full (flat) black plate under the top cover but don't see how its attached. 
I've wanted to use a bit of screen on a couple of my top covers but couldn't figure out how to attach it under the top lid (w/o something like rivets through top cover).
 
Jan 5, 2011 at 3:36 PM Post #7,686 of 9,804

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Jan 5, 2011 at 5:51 PM Post #7,687 of 9,804

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How did you do the contrasting Black pieces with the vents and around the tubes?

 
It's just a piece of semi-transparent plexiglass (this one: http://www.plexiglas-shop.com/NL/en/plexiglas-truled-hrikze7jsb4/plexiglas-truled-black-9h04-sc-33cfo9caunz~p.html) glued with silicone:
 
 
 
It's a great material, with a satin finish on one side (the side facing up) and a glossy finish on the other.


Thanks for the link Alc, I might need it someday. Do they also cut the plexi as desired? Like holes and such?
 
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Thanks for the link Alc, I might need it someday. Do they also cut the plexi as desired? Like holes and such?


You're welcome
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heh no biggie, thanks for the info!
 
 
Jan 5, 2011 at 7:05 PM Post #7,690 of 9,804

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I love how compact your build is. No space was wasted at all in those chassis. Great job!!


Thanks, as you can see everything barely fit in the enclosures.  I went through a few design iterations in CAD to come up with the final layout.  I have to give credit to AMB's group build β22 for demonstrating that 4 boards can fit in a 12" x 12" footprint.
 


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The lettering it's actually just a vinyl sticker. I just did the design of the logos and lettering and went to a local store, they cutted everything with a cutter plotter and then I used transparent tape to transport everything to the case.
 
It's quite simple actually and turned out far better than I expected, it does not look as good as engraved letters but it's way more cheap (did enough logos for more than 10 amps for 20 €) and they can cut almost anything you draw 
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Interesting, it almost looks like laser engraving from the photos.  This is definitely a good alternative to more costly engraving/machining considering how nicely it turned out.
 
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Alcaudon and jlefley, inspirational builds.  Here is my contribution - although not as refined as what has been appearing in this thread lately.  It is an M cubed powered by a YJPS.  The MMM is configured with variable gain from about 4 to 14.  More photos can be found in this album.
 

 

 
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I mounted it that way based on Tangent's recommendation in the assembly guide section of the YJPS website.
 
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The best layout I’ve come up with is to put the AC inlet in the back left corner of the case, and the circuit being powered up in the right front. Then the YJPS board goes along the back left part of the case, leaving the regulated DC output at the back right, near the rear of the other board, where its DC inlet probably is. The pair make a kind of L shape.

 
This puts the AC in the far left corner of the case, farthest away from the amplifier board.
 
Edit: and thanks for the compliment
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