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Custom enclosure/s for RaspberryPi4, BOSS DAC, Volt Plus D


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Curious if anyone has hacked these boards into better boxes. The clear acrylic stuff, for me, has a low WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor). There are a few blinky lights on the RaspberryPi, oddly shaped box, and there's about to be two of them.


I love Allo's attention to audio quality. I haven't looked too closely at the Allo stuff, but I'm no soldering slouch. Doing some de-soldering, and re-soldering would give me some flexibility to put the connectors, switches, and lights on the exterior of the new enclosure.


With a larger box, I could even jam the wall-warts into the enclosure, and run a single power cable and hook it up in parallel in the box.


Course I don't want to destroy anything either.


I'm liking the etsy option below the best so far.


1. Volt Plus D


3. RaspberryPi 3b




$195 ghent audio, from China



$44 Raspberry Pi 4B Desktop Computer Case



$25 Pi Juice, from UK


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I have a nice aluminum one similar to the Aragon. I don't see any reason not to put in a different box if you think you can handle it. One note: the Pi4 especially runs hot. Have to be sure it has enough cooling - either passive or active. 

Main listening (small home office):

Main setup: Surge protector +>Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Strip/Isolation>QuietPC Low Noise Server>Roon (Audiolense DRC)>Stack Audio Link II>Kii Control>Kii Three (on their own electric circuit) >GIK Room Treatments.

Secondary Path: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Cayin iDAC6 MKII (tube mode) (XLR)>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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I was thinking of putting my Allo Volt+d in one of the two cases shown below.  I could go with the black or silver motif.  Both cases are about $25, but the walnut end pieces increase the price by about $40.  I


Both cases are available from Hammond Mfring. https://www.hammfg.com/electronics/small-case 


I must say that I like the notion of a RPi4 with Volumio (using a case), Topping E30 DAC, and the Allo Volt+d.  I am using this setup currently with a Cambridge Audio CXA-60 with 40 year old Celestion Ditton 33 speakers.  Sounds great!


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I like where you're at @JPW

I forgot about those enclosures at Hammond. Excellent option. I have some pretty hardwood laying around I could slap some ends on there myself. 


There are parts called surface mount RCA, ah chassis mount. I'll probably use stuff like that to hack the boards into a larger prettier chassis. 




I'll update this thread in a few months! 

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