My Case Project

steve149

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Planned to get to it this winter and almost done ...

Wanted to make my smaller system self-contained with power distribution, a wireless mic and a feedback reducer. Added Powercon in/outs to the case along with an interior wired strip. Added 2 BNC connectors to mount the antennae out back and velcroed the wireless receiver and Sabine unit under the Denon.

Still working on cable routing and then will velcro the power supplies down (and get semi-permanent USB and power for laptop). I bought a 4 outlet box for under the table and made Powercon AC cables so I can either run power to that box and daisy-chain to the controller case .. or vice-versa. Made a small XLR snake to drop down under the table as well so I can make all speaker connections hidden.

Big issue is the antennae are limited by the glider shelf .. might need to relocate the BNCs to the side .. we'll see ..

Pictures ...

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steve149

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steve149

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Neutrik style power connectors - I'm impressed!
The blue power in connectors are Neutrik (bought those) .. the gray power out connectors are Neutrik-style and came with some Blizzard lights. All of the chassis connectors are Neutrik. Cost difference is minimal.
 

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Now with both Steve and the Bobcat setting a poor example by reworking everything, it's time for me to do something to keep the wife at bay. However, I'm working on a much smaller level!

I've switched back to Mixvibes Cross DJ - as good as Serato is, Cross just works better for me. The ol' Vestax Typhoons only work with the 32 bit version of Cross, so for an upgrade to the 64 bit version, and being the cheap bxxxxxd that I am, I grabbed an American Audio VMS2 off ebay that "just stopped working" after the third use for $50, shipped. Came in the original box, looks brand new, and is built like a tank!

The cracked case of the TPS2111 "power autoswitch" tells the story. They probably used a wall wart rated much higher than the recommended 6 volts.

Solid state devices like this work on smoke - when it fails, the case will crack, often letting the smoke escape. Since I don't have the original smoke to put back in (very difficult even under the best conditions), I have already ordered a few pieces from...China! Brave New World!!


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steve149

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Sep 26, 2011
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Now with both Steve and the Bobcat setting a poor example by reworking everything, it's time for me to do something to keep the wife at bay. However, I'm working on a much smaller level!

I've switched back to Mixvibes Cross DJ - as good as Serato is, Cross just works better for me. The ol' Vestax Typhoons only work with the 32 bit version of Cross, so for an upgrade to the 64 bit version, and being the cheap bxxxxxd that I am, I grabbed an American Audio VMS2 off ebay that "just stopped working" after the third use for $50, shipped. Came in the original box, looks brand new, and is built like a tank!

The cracked case of the TPS2111 "power autoswitch" tells the story. They probably used a wall wart rated much higher than the recommended 6 volts.

Solid state devices like this work on smoke - when it fails, the case will crack, often letting the smoke escape. Since I don't have the original smoke to put back in (very difficult even under the best conditions), I have already ordered a few pieces from...China! Brave New World!!


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SMDs suck to desolder and resolder .. Good Luck ..
 

Handinon

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SMDs suck to desolder and resolder .. Good Luck ..
Yeah. I'll just destroy the old one in place and de-solder each pin individually, rather than risk damaging the board. Re-soldering the new one without solder bridging the pins will be the challenge. I'll think of something!

The image I posted is magnified about 5x !!!


Edit - Ha! "Drag" soldering!! Starts about 7 minutes in -
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steve149

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ittigger

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Planned to get to it this winter and almost done ...

Wanted to make my smaller system self-contained with power distribution, a wireless mic and a feedback reducer. Added Powercon in/outs to the case along with an interior wired strip. Added 2 BNC connectors to mount the antennae out back and velcroed the wireless receiver and Sabine unit under the Denon.

Still working on cable routing and then will velcro the power supplies down (and get semi-permanent USB and power for laptop). I bought a 4 outlet box for under the table and made Powercon AC cables so I can either run power to that box and daisy-chain to the controller case .. or vice-versa. Made a small XLR snake to drop down under the table as well so I can make all speaker connections hidden.
No audio in/out jacks? I see you mentioned the snake - but would you store it in this case?
 

steve149

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No audio in/out jacks? I see you mentioned the snake - but would you store it in this case?
I thought about audio but most of the Denon jacks are pretty accessible. I have 1 2 channel snake for the main outs that would easily store inside .. I might make one with main and booth outs though.
 
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