regarding the blank alu of Schaeffers panels....
As you can see on my Schaeffer 'black' backpanel, indeed all outward sides and holes are indeed blank alu. For the backpanel I found this still acceptable, but for my front I would have more doubts. On the bakcpanel, I colored the inner sides of the holes black with a CD marker pen. As result, the holes around the XLR connectors look perfect now. I must also admit that the machining quality surpassed all my expectations: the tight fit of my drawing works great. Also, the blank alu text symbols are beautiful in the black panel.
Still, my www.hifi200.it housing comes with a nice 10mm thick brushed black alu front, where the black brushed pattern extends around all edges. Maybe one can check whether Schaeffer is willing to work on user-provided panels...
Another option would be to contact hifi200.it whether they are willing to provide/stock dedicated relaixed panels.... But I guess it should also be quite possible to find some other small metal-working company which is willing to do a 'standard' machining of sent-in front panels.
DB wrote:Hi all,
I'd like to house my Relaixed in a black enclosure but am a little concerned that machining a black anodised panel will leave a fair bit of natural aluminium showing (display window volume knob recess etc - does anyone have experience of the Schaeffer panels in this respect or any suggestions to minimise the impact?