Hi forum readers,
I just added my back-panel schaeffer design file to the web site, although it is not referred from the web page. You can find it as http://www.vaneijndhoven.net/jos/relaixed/backpanel_mrt08.fpd
This is quite an old file, I hope it is still compatible with a newer version of their design program.
The footprint of the XLRs is exact, and their mutual horizontal distance precisely fits the RelaiXed PCB. Regarding the height of the XLRs in the back-panel: The design assumes, in agreement with the hifi2000 cases, that the back-panel rests on top of the chassis bottom plate, AND that you use 5mm high spacers between the same bottom plate and the PCB.
In my design I had to position the PCB quite far to the right side (to left when seen from the back) in the chassis, to make enough room on its left side to fit in my DAC board. So, you might want to shift the set of XLRs in the backpanel a few cm more to the center, and remove some of my weird holes intended for the DAC board....
(In this design, the distance between the 230V mains entry and the XLR audio out is less then what I would have preferred.)
NicolaiS wrote:Hi Jos,
Could you possibly make the design file for the Schaefferback panel available for download. Preferably in the Schaeffer "Front Panel Designer 3.51" file-format so that it would be easy to customize.
I think it would take me 10 panels before I would get the PCB mounted XLR's to fit....
It would be a great starting point as I plan to use the hifi2000 slim line enclosure.
P.S. On your back panel there is a "PLL out" out hole... Curiosity and ignorance makes me ask what that is for.....