Design, development, and CAD for a series of High-End audio equipment and amplifiers (below are shown 2 out of 6 in total). The audio equipment is made from CNC machined, aircraft grade extruded aluminum blocks, to achieve the best quality surface finish. This project started two years ago and is just about to be launched worldwide. Working closely with the machine shop I was fortunate to have learned so much about aluminum machining, anodizing, surface polishing and overall about the top of the class audio equipment. Each electronic and hardware component is custom made with dedication and using the best quality materials. The largest single amplifier weights 52 kg.
One of the key technical and design feature is the way the heat sink is integrated with the housing. Typically there are massive externally visible ribs, which are now replaced with the strategic holes in the aluminum block together with the carefully made smaller holes in the top cover to dissipate heat successfully yet keeping the visual appearance elegant and simplistic.
The custom display is covered with glass and attached with VHB 3M tapes, the same ones used to hold glass screen on the latest generation of iMac computers. We spent some time experimenting with VHB tapes and interviewing certified Apple technicians to learn from their experience and make the best solution for our amplifier.