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I’ve finally got around to making a box for the RTZ DAC I acquired from Ray, a month ago.
Our Ant is simply too busy with work to have the time to make a box for it, so I decided to cobble something together myself. Made from steel mesh, bent and bashed into shape, plus a Poundland bamboo chopping board and a bit of angle iron, it follows the style of the 6V6 amplifier. Rather industrial looking, but it has a certain charm:
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The works are bolted to a steel mesh baseboard, which will be fitted from underneath:
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The whole thing is roughly the same width and depth as my Musical Fidelity M1, though slightly taller.
The sig-gen is only there to provide an earthing point for my anti static wrist strap.
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Yes interesting. Where did you get the mesh from?
 
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Mike H wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:02 pm Yes interesting. Where did you get the mesh from?
Mesh R us I suppose ? :lol:
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Mike H wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:02 pm Yes interesting. Where did you get the mesh from?
Wickes.
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Cressy Snr wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:35 am
Mike H wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:02 pm Yes interesting. Where did you get the mesh from?
Wickes.
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Nice case! 8)

How are you enjoying the RTZ DAC?
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I love the way you come up with something different with your chassis Steve, good inspiration.
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Right folks!

Here is the RTZ DAC in the system and playing:
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I’d forgotten what a cracking sound this thing produces. Totally un-fatiguing, loads of subtle details. Excellent!
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simon wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 5:11 pm I love the way you come up with something different with your chassis Steve, good inspiration.
Cheers Simon, I tend to use stuff I have knocking about, which often demands a bit of creativity.
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Tony Moore wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 4:37 pm Nice case! 8)

How are you enjoying the RTZ DAC?
Very much Tony! The RTZ gives me the best sound I’ve had from digital. The naturalness and ease with which it gets on with the job of reproducing music is wonderful.
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Steve, I think you've done a cracking job there.Really pleased that you're getting such enjoyment from the RTZ. I think you deserve a
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Pffffffttttt.

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Greg wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:56 am
Cressy Snr wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:35 am
Mike H wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:02 pm Yes interesting. Where did you get the mesh from?
Wickes.
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Thanks both, actually I now remember getting such from B&Q some years ago. :thumbleft:
 
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Ray P wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:37 pm Steve, I think you've done a cracking job there.Really pleased that you're getting such enjoyment from the RTZ. I think you deserve a

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Ray P wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:37 pm Steve, I think you've done a cracking job there.Really pleased that you're getting such enjoyment from the RTZ…
Cheers Ray. Thanks go to your good self and Tony, for giving me this opportunity to upgrade my digital sources. :D
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