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    New product - VTA driver board cover (photo)

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    jfine

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    Re: New product - VTA driver board cover (photo)

    Post by jfine on Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:43 pm

    Thanks for the info!
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    slate1

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    Re: New product - VTA driver board cover (photo)

    Post by slate1 on Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:04 am

    Got the cover installed and couldn't be happier!  I've posted some pictures below.

    A couple of notes - the cover is designed to fit flush with the chassis and as has been indicated, all the large caps have to be located on the bottom of the PCB.  Additionally, on my unit C11 and C12 were probably .15" or so above the top of the chassis as well.  

    In lieu of moving them to the bottom of the board, I simply sourced some 3/4" #4-40 bolts from my local hardware store and some .197" #4-40 hex nut spacers from Amazon (100 of them!).  The original 1/2" 4-40 bolts holding the PCB had two nuts acting as spacers between the bottom of the chassis top and the PCB.  I removed those and replaced them with the new .197" spacers and also placed spacers on top between the chassis and the plexi cover.  This gave me exactly the clearance I needed and looks attractive.  I reused the locking nuts on the bottom of the PCB.

    IF ANYONE WANTS TO DO THIS - I HAVE 92 .197" #4-40 SPACERS REMAINING Laughing AND I'D BE HAPPY TO JUST MAIL YOU 8 OF THEM FREE OF CHARGE, JUST PM ME.

    (also, if anyone is interested in a McShane matched quad of Gold Lion KT-88's, I posted some for sale in the sticky for it...)






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    Re: New product - VTA driver board cover (photo)

    Post by jasn54 on Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:00 pm

    That looks very nice s1. Nice work. Curious to know if the glow from the tubes in a dark room gets picked up by the cover and conducts/provides any added visual affect?
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    cci1492

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    Re: New product - VTA driver board cover (photo)

    Post by cci1492 on Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:55 pm

    Ordered a set with Roy today for the 2 m125s. I'll post some pics once they're installed.
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    mark four

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    nice looking cover

    Post by mark four on Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:47 pm

    if i had a stereo 70  i would def order one it looks really sharp and keeps the dust out .


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    slate1

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    Re: New product - VTA driver board cover (photo)

    Post by slate1 on Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:41 pm

    jasn54 wrote:That looks very nice s1.  Nice work.  Curious to know if the glow from the tubes in a dark room gets picked up by the cover and conducts/provides any added visual affect?

    Does't really do that, I'm sure if the 12AU7's had a bit more "glow" like, say, some 6922's it would. I couldn't be happier with how it came together though.
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    cci1492

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    Re: New product - VTA driver board cover (photo)

    Post by cci1492 on Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:42 am

    Everything lines (holes) up nicely, they are crystal clear (not a scratch/mark on them) and look great. You'll need 5/8" or 3/4" 4 40 screws to allow for the extra 1/8" thickness of the cover. Had to tilt back a couple of components very slightly to allow for space.






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    Re: New product - VTA driver board cover (photo)

    Post by tubes4hifi on Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:07 am

    nice photos Claude, thanks
    BTW, a pair of covers for the M125 amps is $55 including shipping in USA.
    For ST70 or ST120 amps, $45 including shipping.
    I don't stock these, custom made to order as needed.
    send me an email or PM to order, and payment via PayPal
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    Re: New product - VTA driver board cover (photo)

    Post by cci1492 on Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:26 am

    Thank you Roy. Forgot to mention, if anyone is using the adapter to mess around with the 6sn7 tubes, the cover does not get in the way. The sockets are perfectly flush with the top of the cover. See here:


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