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Peerless speakers.

Peerless drivers for the AKSONICS are available from the following UK distributor:

Wilmslow Audio; 01455 286603; info@wilmslow-audio.co.uk; www.wilmslow-audio.co.uk

Locations for other international distributors can be found at
Danish Sound Technology



available from RS Components,

We recommend a 100 kOhm linear cermet potentiometer, made by Vishay Sfernice in France and law faked with a 15kOhm 1W 1% resistor.
The pot to buy is catalogued as 1688291, but be warned that this is not a dual gang pot, and two are required for a stereo system.

Aspen sells the ALPS 27mm STRK27 20K potentiometer for quality audiophile applications, but these are an excellent quality, relatively inexpensive solution. Sadly the dual gang, log profile Sfernice cermet pot, arguably the best potentiometer for audio, does not appear to be available any longer.

 

HARDWARE

Maplin Electronics

stock number XM70M is a 19in 3RU case very reasonably priced at £42.99 each incl. VAT (current at 03/01) suitable for an AKSA stereo pair.
"A range of high quality rack mounting cases, fabricated mild steel and finished in a hard wearing semi-matt black epoxy coating. The base plate is punched with a matrix of holes for securing PCBs, transformers etc, and the top cover is provided with ventilation slots to assist cooling. The black anodised aluminium front panel has two handles and there are four holes punched to facilitate fixing the case in a rack.  The cases are supplied flat packed and are easy to assemble."
More experienced constructors, used to close utilisation of case space, might choose the XM68Y 19in 2RU case (£35.99 each incl. VAT).

POWER SUPPLIES

Antrim Transformers

25-0-25V toroidal mains transformers are also available from Maplin;
 
Order Code Antrim Part No. VA rating Approximate Price
       
VS33L F7016 160 £20
VS36P G7016 225 £25
VS42V XH7016 300 £28

 

Cricklewood Electronics

in London carry a variety of transformers suitable for the AKSA. Check with Aspen before deciding on any transformer not mentioned on this site.