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    M125 cage?

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    Sadface

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    M125 cage?

    Post by Sadface on Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:32 am

    G'day folks,

    Recently finished my pair of M125s. Beautiful amps these, plain and simple.

    Beautiful amps however require protection.

    Has anybody tried making a cage or enclosure for these at all?
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    Bob Latino
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    Re: M125 cage?

    Post by Bob Latino on Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:52 pm

    There are no ready made commercial tube cages that will fit the M-125's. If you bring one of the amp's to a metal shop and explain what you want, they can probably fabricate a pair of metal covers for the amps. As to the cost ? I can't say ?

    Bob
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    sKiZo

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    Re: M125 cage?

    Post by sKiZo on Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:17 pm

    I was thinking some heavy romex to get the shape you want, then braze heavy duty hardware screen to that. Paint it up or get it powder coated. Leave the corners long and add four holes in the chassis to keep them in place.

    Had some photoshop fun when I was building my ST120. Remember this?







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    mark four

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    Re: M125 cage?

    Post by mark four on Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:53 pm

     you could probably patent the british  toaster look and dynaco doctor might be able to get rid of a few of them  on his site . retro is very popular right now . if i had a st-70 instead  of a pair of mark 4's i probably would order one from you. lol! 
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    Re: M125 cage?

    Post by peterh on Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:03 am

    I like this cage. And finally the power switch is on the front !
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    Captain Coconut

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    Re: M125 cage?

    Post by Captain Coconut on Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:25 am

    You may need to be a little more diligent with cleaning your amp. A four slot toaster will produce a lot of crumbs!
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    tubes4hifi
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    Re: M125 cage?

    Post by tubes4hifi on Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:48 am

    I want one of those toasters for my ST70 !!  Very Happy 

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    Re: M125 cage?

    Post by Guest on Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:02 am

    will it toast bagels too???
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    Captain Coconut

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    Re: M125 cage?

    Post by Captain Coconut on Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:48 pm

    Depends on hot the tubes are.  Laughing 
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    Boomzilla

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    Re: M125 cage?

    Post by Boomzilla on Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:00 pm

    I think that a local shop, working in stainless sheet steel, with a laser cutter, could make some cool cages. For mine, I was considering a Fleur-de-Lis motif? Or maybe some with my name or initials?

    And if my cages are successful, might there be a larger market for them? I think I could 3-D print some "alien" cages. And in painted sheet metal, maybe some "VTA" ones?

    Glenn Young
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    deepee99

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    Re: M125 cage?

    Post by deepee99 on Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:10 pm

    sKiZo wrote:I was thinking some heavy romex to get the shape you want, then braze heavy duty hardware screen to that. Paint it up or get it powder coated. Leave the corners long and add four holes in the chassis to keep them in place.

    Had some photoshop fun when I was building my ST120. Remember this?


    An absolute art-deco piece of work, as are you, Skiz.





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    jfine

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    Re: M125 cage?

    Post by jfine on Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:29 am

    I like the M125's as is, why would you want to place a cage on it? I *need* to keep an eye on those tubes. I take off the covers on my other tube gear, runs cooler.
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    Boomzilla

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    Re: M125 cage?

    Post by Boomzilla on Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:09 am

    Th keep grandkids tender little hands away from the hot tubes.
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    deepee99

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    Re: M125 cage?

    Post by deepee99 on Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:11 pm

    Boomzilla wrote:Th keep grandkids tender little hands away from the hot tubes.
    Grandchildren can be replaced. Good tubes, not so much. Smile
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    Boomzilla

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    Re: M125 cage?

    Post by Boomzilla on Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:47 pm

    Well...  Cages that DON'T let the heat build up are easy to design also.  

    A shrouded design with a small fan would let the tubes run cooler.
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    jfine

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    Re: M125 cage?

    Post by jfine on Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:35 pm

    I dunno, kids that are not aware of the dangers of tubes are not allowed by my stereo stuff, it's not play time by my gear anyway, accidents do happen though, like grabbing the top of a stove.

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