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    Posted: 06 October 2017 at 10:39am
Not a speaker build but thought it might be of interest. I've been building a case to house a Formula Sound FF6000, with a 1u space below for rack mount sound card.


Setting up template to rout side panels. On the left you can see my jig for fitting threaded inserts accurately (based on this idea)




The threaded insert jig with the top part removed doubles as an edge drilling jig



Test fit of side panels




I fitted the sides of the case with striplox fittings to allow deck platforms to be quickly attached and removed. Here's the side panel template ready to rout striplox recess




Side panel with striplox in place



Empty case, assembled.



Inline setup with adapter panel for half rack width units (this can be removed allowing a full width unit to be fitted). The CDJ trays attach via the striplox fittings.



Elevated CDJ platforms with space for 1210's below. The mixer case also houses a USB hub, power strip and a cheapy Ikea LED gooseneck.




Elevated rear view to show construction. All the platform pieces slot together for quick setup / break down.



Elevated top view 




Still some work to do on the platform panels - roundover edges and add some cable routing apertures, then I need to decide how to finish it all.


Edited by colinmono - 06 October 2017 at 10:41am
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Very nice indeed

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I like, I like a lot. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote imageoven Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 October 2017 at 11:28pm
Looks good, I cant see how the elavated platform goes together- is it made from lots of components?
Keep pushing on, things are gonna get better.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote IainB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 October 2017 at 11:41pm
Love that, gives me an awesome idea for my A&H S2 (which im struggling to make 'non install' friendly)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote colinmono Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 October 2017 at 11:55pm
Originally posted by imageoven imageoven wrote:

Looks good, I cant see how the elavated platform goes together- is it made from lots of components?


Two side pieces attach to the mixer case with the striplox fittings, crossbeam drops into slots in those, then the platforms attach to another striplox screwed to a block on the outer side of the vertical panels that the beam slots into. Will put a pic up next time I slot it all together.
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Nice work :)

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Excellent set up! 
Got similar mixer but the FF-4000, love it to bits! Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote colinmono Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 October 2017 at 8:07pm
One tip for anyone contemplating something similar - using threaded inserts for rack mount gear requires a time consuming amount of precision. If I were to do it again I'd use m4 or m5 threaded inserts instead of m6 to give a bit more leeway for errors.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote imageoven Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 October 2017 at 9:33pm
Where do all the pint glasses go?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote colinmono Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 October 2017 at 7:47am
Originally posted by imageoven imageoven wrote:

Where do all the pint glasses go?


Ha, I did think it should perhaps include some cup holders
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Possibly the worst movie ever, no soundtrack other than me shuffling about LOL but should give you an idea how it all fits together.

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