Semi-Customized DAC Part V.99: Tease! ;-)
by, 05-06-2014 at 08:51 PM (1126 Views)
Just the top, no base, no circuits inside, no stories - yet. :)
So two things:
- As you can tell from the last photo, it's like fractals - the closer you look, the more details you see.
- It is absolutely 100 times better in person. As you move around it, the grain on top (the wood is called sapele, this particular grain pattern is called "pommele" - apples) and on the sides (curly maple) lightens, darkens, and shimmers in waves; the depth is endless. Or as my stepson says: "Trippy!"
Edit: Hey Blake. Only the base of the chassis is from the standard Mapleshade platform. I bought two 2" platforms, then my woodworker friend (his name is Ken, you'll meet him in the next blog installment :) ) planed down one of them to 1" thickness to use as the base. The base has Mapleshade brass footers, which sit on the other 2" platform, which is on the cork-and-rubber blocks. I took a quick iPhone photo of my system to illustrate - the DAC is on the left. (Still not operational as everything's not quite hooked up inside - hope to get that taken care of very soon.)