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104hp 3U Portable Case suppliers

Post by recordplay » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:16 am

Hi All,

I'm after some advice regarding cases.

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I want to buy 3 x 104hp cases that are portable (I quite like the design of the one in the pic modular grid use)
I'd like closed cases that can still be cabled (but not essential if this makes the cases too bulky or to large)
supplied with Case, Rack rails, threads, screws, power, bus board
be able to power 12 x modules per case (max power consumption for 1 x 3U case is 866mA +12v 259mA -12v 102mA 5v --> the pic above)
I'm thinking of an option of getting the cases branded too with logos

I am currently pricing this up individually but if there is a complete case out there already then this would seem like a better option (UK or Europe)

If you can recommend anywhere please do. I've checked MDLR and have recently bought some parts from error instruments for my own personal case but wondered who else are the go to case manufacturers for 104 HP 3U
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Post by funkyjunky » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:28 am

$550 for 3U is way too much...

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Have a look here: https://eastwickcases.co.uk/collections ... black-case
If you can DIY you can add konstant lab power yourself. Use BoardPWR + Filtered Bus Board for Eurorack power distribution (or use Flying bus board with 15 headers): http://www.konstantlab.audio/
Should be around $400 + shipping.
Or add 4ms row power 30 + flying bus.

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Post by strangegravity » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:32 am

Why only 3u? I think 104hp 6u makes more sense. There's lots of 208 options.

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Post by recordplay » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:02 am

I specifically want 3U 104hp x 3 for teaching so we have an option to link the systems together for a 9U system or use them as individual systems.
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Post by Agawell » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:39 pm

pittsburgh modular used to do them - so you may be able to find these used

moog and make noise both do 104hp skiffs but you need to put power in them
which means you will loose 4hp

if you can live with 2 hp less there are the befaco diy skiffs

you could also just get rails etc and some end cheeks and a psu

another option would be something like tiptop mantis, yes it's 6u, not 3u but it's relatively cheap and portable

if you only want to put 104hp of modules in then add some blanks - it may be really useful in a teaching situation to space the modules out and if you really need to patch all three of them together then you could use the built in stands and some risers

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Post by pugix » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:50 pm

Why not a powered Make Noise skiff? It's not covered, but carrying cases for skiffs are inexpensive.

http://www.makenoisemusic.com/cases/skiff
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Post by pugix » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:54 pm

I have an Intellijel 4U case. It is a little deeper than many skiffs. Good for a single system with the 1U row. But having three of these you'd probably not need all the 1U.

https://intellijel.com/shop/cases/4u-eurorack-case/
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Post by rurs » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:14 am

These look nice, and not too pricey, but again, no power...

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Post by uebl » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:42 pm

Grau Modular has a 98hp 3U and they do custom cases, too: https://graumodular.com/en/shop

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Post by vailsy » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:26 pm

From the recommendations given and from someone also on the lookout I would say the eastwick recommendation.. lots of cases now are too restrictive on depth which can sometimes rule out good modules so 80mm sounds great and it looks like no sliding nuts.. price also sounds alright

With a daisy chainable power supply like a row power or similar it would also mean just one power adapter and plug needed which might be easier for class

Theremini cases work well with make noise skiffs btw and might be deep enough to house these too, if not then another similar soft case for minimum weight

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Post by recordplay » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:34 am

pugix wrote:Why not a powered Make Noise skiff? It's not covered, but carrying cases for skiffs are inexpensive.

http://www.makenoisemusic.com/cases/skiff
I would jump on 3 X MN powered skiffs but they only have outlets to power 10 modules which is a real shame. One of the cases I am putting together requires at least 12 modules to be powered.

I could buy empty MN cases and install my own, but I'm not sure how that might end up. Has anyone here done this before and could share any experience's ? or build parts list that worked well with the MN case
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Post by uebl » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:13 am

You can easily throw in a flying bus cable into a MN skiff if you need >10 connectors as long as you don't exceed the power it has to offer.

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Post by recordplay » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:08 am

uebl wrote:You can easily throw in a flying bus cable into a MN skiff if you need >10 connectors as long as you don't exceed the power it has to offer.
Oh ok that's a very good point. I can just connect a flying bus board cable to one of the MN outlets?
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Post by uebl » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:19 am

recordplay wrote:
uebl wrote:You can easily throw in a flying bus cable into a MN skiff if you need >10 connectors as long as you don't exceed the power it has to offer.
Oh ok that's a very good point. I can just connect a flying bus board cable to one of the MN outlets?
Yes. Maybe you shouldn't connect your power-hungriest modules to the flying bus board, but otherwise that's definitely fine.

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Post by Grumpypanda69 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:16 pm

Erica synths skif with lid. I have it as the case for my noise performance system with an industrial metal band, looks good, is tough & the lid has a real nice handle. https://www.ericasynths.lv/shop/enclosu ... kiff-case/

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