Is there a 5U equivalent of the Doepfer Mini Case?

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Is there a 5U equivalent of the Doepfer Mini Case?

Post by jonkull » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:44 pm

If I wanted to house two 5U modules with no room for further expansion what would my options be? I'd like to put a Modcan Dual Quantizer and Clock in a small case to use with my Klee.

This is the Doepfer Mini Case: http://www.analoguehaven.com/doepfer/minicase/
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Post by ach_gott » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:51 pm

Keep in mind that this would be 4U of modules. I would just contract a case with a local carpenter and install Bridechamber rails (you would have 6U of space and hence room for one more double-width module). Then just buy an MOTM-900 kit. They're very easy to assemble.

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Post by jonkull » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:59 pm

Thanks. I'll look into that.
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Post by bwhittington » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:02 pm

That's 3U of modules, actually. The smallest case I am aware of is one listed by Moon on the noisebug site, which may actually just be a rack enclosure. The simplest/cheapest ready-made option would be rack rails, though they would only be 30% full. The best option would be building a small case yourself, as mentioned above.

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Post by ach_gott » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:14 pm

bwhittington wrote:That's 3U of modules, actually.
He's right, I had the wrong image of the Modcan clock in my head.

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Post by consumed » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:16 pm

sounds like a job for nice-racks.com
or you can buy my modcan rack for $125 shipped, since you know you're going to get more modcan anyway :D
(and the rack comes with its own power distro board)

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Post by jonkull » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:27 pm

consumed wrote:sounds like a job for nice-racks.com
or you can buy my modcan rack for $125 shipped, since you know you're going to get more modcan anyway :D
(and the rack comes with its own power distro board)
Funny. Nice-racks built my dotcom style euro case and my Klee case and will be building a 9U euro case to house my loose Schroff racks. I guess I can ask him about this as well.

Is your rack an actual stand alone case or is it something that would need to go into a case...if you know what I mean?
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Post by consumed » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:30 pm

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consumed wrote:sounds like a job for nice-racks.com
or you can buy my modcan rack for $125 shipped, since you know you're going to get more modcan anyway :D
(and the rack comes with its own power distro board)
Funny. Nice-racks built my dotcom style euro case and my Klee case and will be building a 9U euro case to house my loose Schroff racks. I guess I can ask him about this as well.

Is your rack an actual stand alone case or is it something that would need to go into a case...if you know what I mean?
it is a 19" rack system
http://modcan.com/B-rack.html

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Post by synthetic » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:36 pm

There is a dearth of 5U cases. The only one I know of is the Dotcom 22- and 44-space cabinets, which can have MOTM rails installed. And... that's all she wrote.

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Post by ach_gott » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:41 pm

synthetic wrote:There is a dearth of 5U cases. The only one I know of is the Dotcom 22- and 44-space cabinets, which can have MOTM rails installed. And... that's all she wrote.
Nice racks will do them... they even had a page dedicated to it for a time, but now it's a custom job. Bridechamber used to do 24U cabinets. That's what mine are. They're nice.

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Post by JohnLRice » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:17 pm

Bigger than the OP is looking for but MOS-LAB has a nice little 8U wide portable rack:

http://www.mos-lab.com/

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Of course I'm always pimping the EWI Tourcase racks! :tu:
http://www.audiopile.net/products/Cases ... heet.shtml

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Actually, you could take one of their 2U high racks (or any ones for that matter) and stand it on end and make a special mounting rails in the middle so you could mount 4 1U MOTM, 2 1U and 1 2U MOTM or 2 2U MOTM.

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Post by synthetic » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:26 am

The MOS-LAB stuff is sexy. Seems crazy to import a wood box from Europe to the US though.

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Post by Henfield » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:49 am

That MOS-LAB case and modules does look very good! What voltage and power connectors do they use? I could not find this information on their site, but I love the Model 8A portable system!

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Post by Luka » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:10 am

go custom, so much more fun
not too hard

i built a few of these for some friends last year

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