The first in our line of portable eurorack cases, Basil, is light weight and well protected. We have followed the design format of many portable eurorack cases, but with the made-to-order Basil, we can offer you plenty of choices. We have our add to basket options, or you can choose to customise further, by getting in touch and outlining your requirements.
All the Basil cases can be customised with the following:
- HP width
- Power options
- Threaded inserts or sliding nuts
- Lift off or fixed hinge
The sides are constructed from 15mm thick ultra lightweight ply; top and bottom are 12mm thick ply. Lightweight. Rigid. Tough.
Inside the case, Basil provides a generous standard depth of 120mm for modules – before accounting for power – with 40mm clear in the lid.
If the standard settings are too deep or too shallow, you can add a note with your order telling us the clear depth you want for the module section and the clear depth for the lid. As long as the total depth is no more than 240mm you can have your bespoke configuration, at no extra cost.
You could, for example, future proof your case by having an extra deep lid to add frames to later.
As standard, on the side of the case, there is a cut-out. If you are not ordering your Basil with power, there are more choices to make:
1. 2.5mm DC input with switch ( eg for TipTop Zeus)
2. 2.1mm DC input with switch.
3. A fused switch, IEC male power socket
4. Just a vent panel
5. No cut out
Finally – if you’d like to paint it or stain the case yourself we can ship Basil bare, fully assembled, with fittings. The case will be sanded but a little bit of filling and additional preparation may be required by you.
If you want some help choosing the right case for you, don’t hesitate to email for advice or ideas, we’re more than happy to help.
Turn around time from order to delivery, is 4 weeks.
All cases are supplied with M3 x8mm machine screws.
|TipTop Zeus with 15v dc power adaptor (UK only)||TipTop Zeus StudioBus /Cincon (UK and World)||Trogotronic M15 (UK and World)|
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The TipTop Audio system provides quality eurorack power for your system. If you purchase your case with the TipTop Audio Zeus Studio Bus system, you will be provided.
- Zeus Studio Bus board – one for each row of modules.
- Zeuss Access Switch.
- Cincon-TTA Power Supply.
There is lots of information and additional details in the TipTop Audio Zeus Studio Bus manual. The manual is well worth reading to understand the system, although a great deal of the information is about installing the power in your case. Of course, if you order a SynthRacks case with a power system, we will install it for you. If you are starting to build up your Eurorack system, we can supply a single Zeus Studio Bus board, to which you can add additional boards as your system builds up (please get in touch to enquire about pricing). The case will be pre-drilled to accept new boards – if you get these from SynthRacks, we will supply all the necessary hardware (the standoffs/spacers) and hook up wires.
The Zeus Studio Bus board offers a total of 16 module connectors: 14 of them are 16-pin headers for connecting Eurorack modules and two of the connectors are for Analogue Systems modules. The additional 5V voltage needed by some modules is being generated internally by the Zeus Studio Bus. Three LEDs show the active voltages 12V, -12V and 5V. The maximal current per bus board is 1250mA at 12V, 800mA at -12V and 300mA at 5V. Tiptop Audio recommend the use of a powerful external power supply with 4.6A for providing up to three Zeus Studio Busses with power. The Cincon power supply will be supplied with a 13amp IEE lead (kettle style lead). If you are buying outside of the UK you will need to supply your own lead to connect the power to the mains.
Note: Cincon switching power supply works with 110v to 230v.
3-4 weeks from point of order.
SynthRacks eurorack cases are all set up to accept M3 machine screws.
Each 3U will also be provided with M3 machine screws, which are suitable to use with the sliding nuts or the threaded rails. We keep a stock of all fixings so additional M3 machine screws and nuts can be purchased as required.
Sliding nuts are more economical and should allow you – by loosening the screws – to slide a module along the rail to reposition it without taking it out of the case. They will also ensure that the modules can butt up neatly to each other, which otherwise may not be possible with threaded rails, due to different manufacturers tolerances of the modules face panel.
Either way, not a matter to dwell on for too long as the frame can be removed from the case without much effort and additional nuts or threaded rails can be inserted.