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    Quote Originally Posted by JJZolx View Post
    Post an internal photo of it without the cover if you get a chance. That's one thing that I dislike about most of these single board computers - that they don't have all of their connectors on the backplane.
    I could dismantle mine and show the innards but it is now in use!!

    The case is a single aluminium extrusion with open ends.

    Inside the kit there is a sub frame.
    Essentially you connect the Pi to the HDMi extender plate - https://www.modmypi.com/image/cache/...r-1024x780.png
    Then you mount the combined Pi & extender onto the sub frame using plastic risers.
    Insert the SD card.
    Then you slot the sub frame into the case - there are internal grooves and add the end plates to secure it all in place.
    (The sub frame fits in either way up but only one way is correct. If you get it wrong the end plates stand a mm or two proud).
    The are 2 acrylic end plates connect to the case with the Torx screws.
    The end plates are acrylic to allow WiFi and Bluetooth to work if required.
    The cheapest purchase is via ModMyPi but the manufacturers will sell direct with a variant that block access to the SD card for industrial use. - https://www.lincolnbinns.com/en/pi-box-pro/
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    On first fit the Torx screws are quite hard to do up.
    Maybe run a tap down the holes first to stop the Torx heads getting chewed up, or are they self tappers (sheet metal screws)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Percival Sweetwater View Post
    Maybe run a tap down the holes first to stop the Torx heads getting chewed up, or are they self tappers (sheet metal screws)?
    Generally these cases use either self tappers or taptites they can be a bitch the first time !
    Players: SliMP3,Squeezebox3 x3,Receiver,SqueezeLite-X,PiCorePlayer x3
    Server: LMS Version: Latest Nightly on Centos 7.5 VM on ESXi 6.5.0U2 on Dell T320
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    Thanks, totally agree about the wires. I've ordered a silver one to use as LMS server only.
    What is your verdict kidstypike ?
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    What is your verdict kidstypike ?
    Due shortly!

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    Server - LMS 7.9.2 Pi3B+/pCP 4.1.0 25K library playlists & LMS cache on SSD (ntfs)
    Study - Pi3B+/pCP 4.1.0/pi screen/HiFiBerry DAC+/jivelite,
    Lounge - Pi2/pCP 4.1.0 > HiFiBerry DIGI+ > AudioEngine DAC1 > AVI DM5
    Dining Room - Squeezebox Boom
    Garage - Pi3B/Pi screen/HiFiBerry DAC+/pCP 4.1.0 > Edifier R980T
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    What is your verdict kidstypike ?
    It arrived!

    Couple of points, I'm not sure if you're not mistaken, but the endplate with the cutout for the SD card is acrylic and is at least twice the thickness of the other plate which is steel.
    The manufacturers should really think about pre-tapping the holes for the endplate screws, it's extremely difficult to cut a thread with the supplied machine screws. I used the four screws that would eventually be used for the back plate (and thus out of sight) to pre-tap all the holes, using a T10 bit in a cordless drill on low speed. Even this wasn't easy!

    Other than that everything fits and looks good - not a wire in sight. I stuck four small rubber self-adhesive feet on the base. It does it's job, and as a bonus it sounds fantastic.


    Thanks.

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    Study - Pi3B+/pCP 4.1.0/pi screen/HiFiBerry DAC+/jivelite,
    Lounge - Pi2/pCP 4.1.0 > HiFiBerry DIGI+ > AudioEngine DAC1 > AVI DM5
    Dining Room - Squeezebox Boom
    Garage - Pi3B/Pi screen/HiFiBerry DAC+/pCP 4.1.0 > Edifier R980T
    Spares - 2xTouch, 1xSB3, 1xRadio, 6xRPi

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    It arrived!

    Couple of points, I'm not sure if you're not mistaken, but the endplate with the cutout for the SD card is acrylic and is at least twice the thickness of the other plate which is steel.
    The manufacturers should really think about pre-tapping the holes for the endplate screws, it's extremely difficult to cut a thread with the supplied machine screws. I used the four screws that would eventually be used for the back plate (and thus out of sight) to pre-tap all the holes, using a T10 bit in a cordless drill on low speed. Even this wasn't easy!

    Other than that everything fits and looks good - not a wire in sight. I stuck four small rubber self-adhesive feet on the base. It does it's job, and as a bonus it sounds fantastic.


    Thanks.

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    I think in hindsight you are correct about end plates. The lack of pre drilled holes is the single biggest design flaw. I did what you did and used one set of screws for both ends.
    Some rubber feet would cost 2p or 3p?

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    kidstypike, d6jg

    I don't suppose either of you know if the Acrylic front is IR transparent ?

    Jeff
    Players: SliMP3,Squeezebox3 x3,Receiver,SqueezeLite-X,PiCorePlayer x3
    Server: LMS Version: Latest Nightly on Centos 7.5 VM on ESXi 6.5.0U2 on Dell T320
    Plugins: AutoRescan/BBCiPlayer/PowerSave/PowerSwitchIII/Squeezecloud/Spotty/Player Groups
    Remotes: iPeng9/Orangesqueeze/PC/Jivelite/SqueezeLite-X
    Music: 522GB,1660 albums with 23087 songs by 5204 artists mostly FLACs

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    I doubt it although there is already a small slot for SD card. You could drill a hole in exactly the right place I guess
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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    Hi,

    I got mine today, looks great. I really like it although it's quite expensive. ( around 50Ç to Germany)

    Greets
    Chris
    Cubietruck with armbian runnig lms and squeezelite for my hifi System (feeding an ifi micro)
    2 Squeezebox Radios (kitchen and bath)
    Nubert NuPro A200, AW350 Sub , raspi 3 with hifiberry digi+ for the bedroom
    raspi A with M2Tech HiFace usb dac and JBL Control 1 for the balcony :-)

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