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The ultimate DIY? A Stax SRM-T2!


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CMC--Teflon Tube socket

the last time i looked, the prices at pcx were $21 each...

At $19 each the group buy turns into more trouble than it is worth.

You can buy them from ebay too, 2 for about $32

I already have enough for 2 amplifiers...

4 of each of the sockets are required... 4 x 6ca7 4 x 6dj8

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the last time i looked, the prices at pcx were $21 each...

At $19 each the group buy turns into more trouble than it is worth.

If there's enough folks in the US to get over 25 sockets it may still be worth it to group buy through PCX and again, I'm willing to help with this if people are interested.

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http://gilmore.chem.northwestern.edu/t2chassis9.jpg

tomorrow i'll drill holes in the fake circuit board and mount the sockets

and see what that is going to look like.

So far i'm very happy. It really does not need more ventilation holes as all

the hot stuff is on the heatsink. May add some more holes to make it look

purdy... 32 machine minutes to do this including the edge...

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http://gilmore.chem.northwestern.edu/t2chassis9.jpg

tomorrow i'll drill holes in the fake circuit board and mount the sockets

and see what that is going to look like.

So far i'm very happy. It really does not need more ventilation holes as all

the hot stuff is on the heatsink. May add some more holes to make it look

purdy... 32 machine minutes to do this including the edge...

i disagree i think you'll be surprised how big a difference there is once you add the top/bottom covers. i'd put as much open space in them as possible

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But milled holes are so much prettier... .005 countersink...

Fine... More Holez...

Shop is getting a brand new laser cutter next week. Evidently it can cut at the

rate of 1 inch per second in .5 inch material. Much faster in the .125 stuff i'm using.

So i think one more circle of holes around each tube, then ... well i don't know

yet, creativity is zero at the moment... Quite exhausted... And stinking of that

milky white water based machining lubrication crap.

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What about T2 square in the middle of the plate? Ohh and laser FTW!!

I think the T2 will be on the front panel with an understated look...

Otherwise it ends up looking like the overblown crap from my friend in skokie...

What i want to see is what the surface looks like from the high pressure water

cutting machines.

In the end i will probably still machine it... Nothing seems to beat the perfect

edge of a sharp carbide bit.

Still have no idea whether i'm going to anodize or power coat... Have a couple of small pieces

of the extrusion to send out for testing... Found a company that will polish all the pieces, they

do a lot of work for Fermilab... Relatively cheap too, but they just polish stuff, they don't do

the rest of it.

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I think the T2 will be on the front panel with an understated look...

Otherwise it ends up looking like the overblown crap from my friend in skokie...

Me not being clear as usual. :palm: What I meant to say was a cluster of holes with T2 squared inside that cluster, made with smaller or larger sized holes.

What i want to see is what the surface looks like from the high pressure water

cutting machines.

Well I can tell you what those machines do to cakes, the most perfect cut one can imagine with almost no water residue. :)

Still have no idea whether i'm going to anodize or power coat... Have a couple of small pieces

of the extrusion to send out for testing... Found a company that will polish all the pieces, they

do a lot of work for Fermilab... Relatively cheap too, but they just polish stuff, they don't do

the rest of it.

Either way works for me. :)

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Kevin, what would one use to get the Jeff Rowland ripple effect? I think that's a cool look, just not sure how one would do it...

M501-front.jpg

I have no idea how to do that. But i do know someone that does...

yep, fits perfect, the 9 pin sockets are flat with the top and the

octals stick up about .125

http://gilmore.chem.northwestern.edu/t2chassis10.jpg

New top panel with MOAR holes on monday :D

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