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Has anyone seen somewhere in their travels, a equalizer/amp that fits in a single 5.25" bay and provides analog control via sliders or dials of bass/trebble?
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Only thing i've found close is this :- http://www.telecommander.com/pics/links/audio/futurepowerequalizer/futurepowerequalizer.htm

Trouble is, I think the maker is out of business now - but maybe you could hunt down a second hand one?

If you can do without controlling the equaliser, and just want the bouncing graphics, there is this :- http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-012-SG&campaign=pcm/googleshopping&pup_c=gs

But I don't think you can control the frequencies from that.

It doesn't seem to be a common thing......Couldn't you just get a car equaliser and mod it into the 5.25 bay?

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_182_Boss-AVA-1215-5-Band-Equalizer.html

:-)
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Only thing i've found close is this :- http://www.telecommander.com/pics/links/audio/futurepowerequalizer/futurepowerequalizer.htm

Trouble is, I think the maker is out of business now - but maybe you could hunt down a second hand one?

If you can do without controlling the equaliser, and just want the bouncing graphics, there is this :- http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-012-SG&campaign=pcm/googleshopping&pup_c=gs

But I don't think you can control the frequencies from that.

It doesn't seem to be a common thing......Couldn't you just get a car equaliser and mod it into the 5.25 bay?

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_182_Boss-AVA-1215-5-Band-Equalizer.html

:-)

That first one looks pretty good.

Another thought my buddy just gave me was to create a custom 5.25" bracket for a Lepai 2020A+.
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Custom is the way to go here. Way more street-cred by doing that, and you get exactly what you want.
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Custom is the way to go here. Way more street-cred by doing that, and you get exactly what you want.

What are people's thoughts on modding a front panel Lepai 2020. I would simply open up the PSU and run the AC straight to the power connection of the PSU then run two pairs of banana plugs right below the PSU on the back of the case.

Use the rear output of my Xonar DG as my headphone output, then use an old front panel connector internally to connect a 1/8" double-ended male extension cable from the front panel audio header on the Xonar DG to the Lepai.

I'd probably approach Dwood for a custom made bracket then get it powder-coated semi-gloss white to match the front of my case (Project Maple Leaf in my signature).
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What are people's thoughts on modding a front panel Lepai 2020. I would simply open up the PSU and run the AC straight to the power connection of the PSU then run two pairs of banana plugs right below the PSU on the back of the case.
Use the rear output of my Xonar DG as my headphone output, then use an old front panel connector internally to connect a 1/8" double-ended male extension cable from the front panel audio header on the Xonar DG to the Lepai.
I'd probably approach Dwood for a custom made bracket then get it powder-coated semi-gloss white to match the front of my case (Project Maple Leaf in my signature).

Even easier - it looks like the Lepai 2020+ runs off of 12V - why not just run it off the PC PSU 12V. It means there's only one supply, and no messing with killer voltage AC biggrin.gif

I did see some posts of someone using a PC PSU for it complaining about noise - but run the power through one of these :- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Radio-Noise-Filter-10amp-150-watt-Xterminator-S-10A-/390325272349?pt=Car_Audio_Video&hash=item5ae132ff1d

and I think it would take care of any noise issue. thumb.gif
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What are people's thoughts on modding a front panel Lepai 2020. I would simply open up the PSU and run the AC straight to the power connection of the PSU then run two pairs of banana plugs right below the PSU on the back of the case.
Use the rear output of my Xonar DG as my headphone output, then use an old front panel connector internally to connect a 1/8" double-ended male extension cable from the front panel audio header on the Xonar DG to the Lepai.
I'd probably approach Dwood for a custom made bracket then get it powder-coated semi-gloss white to match the front of my case (Project Maple Leaf in my signature).

Even easier - it looks like the Lepai 2020+ runs off of 12V - why not just run it off the PC PSU 12V. It means there's only one supply, and no messing with killer voltage AC biggrin.gif

I did see some posts of someone using a PC PSU for it complaining about noise - but run the power through one of these :- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Radio-Noise-Filter-10amp-150-watt-Xterminator-S-10A-/390325272349?pt=Car_Audio_Video&hash=item5ae132ff1d

and I think it would take care of any noise issue. thumb.gif


Awesome, thanks biggrin.gif
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Why not just do EQ in software? It would be nice to understand what you're after (the whole picture, who, what, where, why, and how), too.
 
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Why not just do EQ in software? It would be nice to understand what you're after (the whole picture, who, what, where, why, and how), too.

I'm old fashioned and love being able to adjust EQ on the fly. I listen to a wide variety of music and some genres are bass heavy while others need that little bit of treble boost to meet my personal preference.

Currently I run a 1/8" to RCA cable to my Yamaha R-S300 receiver and use the headphone port on that for my head phones if I nee to be quiet. I've become very use to being able to reach over and just tweak the volume, bass, and treble controls freely.

Since my little rig is on my desk beside me, and I really want to make this case build something truly unique, I figured integrating a proper stereo amp would be pretty cool. It would also free up the desk space currently being taken up by my massive Yamaha receiver and I can relocate that to a shelf.



Eventually I will be getting a new pair of book-shelf speakers and it would be nice to be able to just plug them right in to my computer on the back panel rather then lug around a separate amp.

I know I'll need to upgrade my PSU for this but that's not a problem. The system is due for am upgrade anyway as I'm pretty much on the edge of it's power limits now.
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Windows 10 Preview BenQ GL2450 Filco MajesTouch2 Ninja PC P&C Silencer Mk III 600 W 
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Fractal Design Core 1000 Mionix Castor Monoprice XXL JL Amps + Custom Morel Bookshelf speakers 
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Scythe Kama-Panel 3 
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FX-8150 @ 4.6 GHz Fatal1ty 990FX Pro 9800 GTX+ 512 MB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 CL9 
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120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 1 TB WD Black 5x 120mm + MCP350 + EK Supreme HF + MicroRes Windows 8 Consumer Preview 
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2x Dell U2212HM Logitech G110 Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro Cooler Master 690 II Adv. 
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Razer Death Adder 3.5G Staples Gel Cushion Asus Xonar DG + Senn. PC333D 
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Q6600 Acer X1800 ATI 5670 2 GB Kingston 
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2 TB WD Green Asus BD-R Windows 7 Home Premium Sony 50" LCD 
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Acer Media 220 W SFF Acer X1800 Acer Optical 
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