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TubeLab SE #2

UPS dropped off a little present today from Front Panel Express…

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On the top panel I made all the mounting holes blind holes on the reverse, except for the transformers – I wanted as clean a look as possible.  The recessed cavities under the transformer locations are for grommets, and the ones on the three tube sockets are for clearance.

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The power switch will go on the front.  Again, as clean and simple as possible.

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For the back panel I recessed the speaker binding posts for a good fit.  The RCA nuts can barely be threaded on – next time I’ll recess those a bit as well.

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I mounted all the components on the top panel to make sure everything fit – thankfully, everything did.  The blue choke and capacitor I’ll paint black to match the other transformers.  The top and front switch panel will be polished to a mirror finish.  The back panel I’ll leave as-is.

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The four holes in the top panel by the driver tubes are for access to the adjustment pots on the board.  These will be covered with nickel plated hole plugs.

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