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Re: SPL HPm headphone amplifier

Postby Alex_Nino_ » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:15 pm

Hi, I'm a new member here and created an account just to ask this - I just bought one of these SPL HPms and would love it if someone knows if you can buy a wooden on metal stand to fit it? I don't own any other 500 series stuff so buying a big old rack thing is not a great idea. I don't mind just using it as a desktop device, I already have an SPL Crimson elsewhere in my setup, I'm just hoping there's a manufacturer making some sort of stand or box it'll fit into snugly and look the part. Ebay and Google searches have not been fruitful so far. Thanks in advance! Alex
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Re: SPL HPm headphone amplifier

Postby ef37a » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:21 am

I am confused Alex? You have bought a device that need the power supplies found in a 500 series "rack box" and yet do not have the box? How do you intend to power it?

Assuming you have that sorted I would think you could find a skilled cabinet maker* who could make you a wooden sleeve? You might like to search for people that make custom guitar amp head sleeves.

*Were dad, master cabinet maker still around he would have made a FORTUNE! Had a tea chest full of exotic woods collected over 70 years. Rosewood, Teaks, Sycamore is nice...

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Re: SPL HPm headphone amplifier

Postby Wonks » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:31 am

The minimum vertical slot count racks I've found have 3 slots.

As the HPm is a dual-width unit, so will need at least 2 slots, I'd suggest considering a 3-unit rack with a blanking plate for the empty slot.

Though as you've started down the 500 series route, can you see yourself getting some more units in the future? If so, getting a bigger slot-count now would be cost-saving.
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Re: SPL HPm headphone amplifier

Postby Mixedup » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:47 pm

Wonks wrote:The minimum vertical slot count racks I've found have 3 slots.

Sound Skulptor do a 1-slot one... Doesn't really solve this particular issue, though!
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Re: SPL HPm headphone amplifier

Postby Wonks » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:26 pm

I've seen a 2-slot one, but horizontal mounting, so 2 x 1U slots, which doesn't help either.
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