A-100 Suitcase Versions 6U (A-100P6)

A-100 Portable Theremin System

A-100P6 with built-in Theremin/Sequencer system

empty A-100P6 (black version)

empty A-100P6 suitcase (grey version)

The A-100 basic frame with 6HU is available even as a portable 6 HU suitcase version without additional charges. The portable 6 HU suitcase version has the same usable space available as the normal basic frame (i.e. 2 x 84 HP). The suitcase is available in two versions:

Version 1: In this version the mains inlet is located at the front in the lower row at the right side. In this version one has to subtract 8HP for the mains inlet in the lower row (i.e. only 76HP available for the lower row). The advantage of this version is that the system is closed all around if the cover is put on and that it can be used in vertical and horizontal position. Even the mains inlet is protected during transportation. The disadvantage is the reduced width for the lower row. And some users do not like the mains inlet at the front.
Discontinued model ! No longer available.

Version 2: In this version the mains inlet is located at the rear panel and the usable width is 84HP for both rows. The disadvantage of version 2 is that the mains inlet is no longer protected during transportation (e.g. against mechanical damage or mud and moisture) and that it can be used only in vertical position because of the mains inlet at the rear side. The advantage is the full width for both rows and the missing mains inlet at the front.

Please specify in your order if you want to have version 1 or 2 and 115 or 230V if you order the A-100 suitcase
Version 1 is no longer available

Inside the removable cover there is sufficient space for both versions to carry the system completely patched or to move patch chords and the power cable. The A-100 suitcase can be used vertical or horizontal as the suitcase has rubber feets on the bottom and rear side (version 2 only vertical because of the mains inlet at the rear panel). The top is equipped with a handle.

The A-100 suitcase is made of black or grey coated wood with aluminium extrusions with the rail construction fixed to the other parts of the suitcase (the delivery time for the grey versions is about 4-6 weeks). Attention! It is not simply an empty wooden case that covers the standard 6HU frame but a completely independent construction that is not based on the 6HU standard frame. It is not possible to convert a standard 6HU frame into the suitcase version ! 

The two bus boards and the standard power supply are mounted at the rear panel. Consequently the rear panel cannot be removed.

The upper picture shows an example that includes 2 Theremin modules A-178 and the Analog/Trigger Sequencer A-155 (among others).

The lower picture shows an empty A-100 suitcase version 2 with built-in power supply II (toroid/ring-core transformer, 1200mA).

The A-100 suitcases can be used to built in the A-100 Basic System 1 and 2. Please specify in your order if you want to have one of these systems built into a suitcase. As 8 HP are required for the mains inlet of version 1 the basic systems will have one 8 HP module less (the Dual Trigger Delay A-162 for basic system 1 and the Slew Limiter A-170 for basic system 2 are omitted).  Version 1 is no longer available

Even the A-100 mini system can be built into the A-100 suitcase (additional charges = price difference between the A-100 basic frames 3HU and 6HU). In this case the lower half of the suitcase has to be filled with blind panels or modules that are not included in the mini system.

The empty portable 6HU frame is available for customer specific arrangement of modules.

Measures:
outside: approx. 460 x 330 x 175 mm, without cover and rubber feet
outside: approx. 460 x 340 x 220 mm, with cover and rubber feet
inside:
2 x 84 HP x 3 U, usable depth for A-100 modules: approx. 70 mm in the power supply area (bottom right), resp. approx. 100 mm in the remaining area (measured from inner side of the front panel until end of the pc board of the module)

Weight (without modules): about 7 kg

Electrical specifications:
mains voltage: 115V~ or 230V~ (please specify when you order)
output voltages/current: +12V/1200mA, -12V/1200mA

In the area near the power supply (bottom right) no modules should be assembled that are sensitive against transformer hum. We recommend to assemble only control voltage modules in this area (e.g. LFO, ADSR, trigger delay, clock divider/sequencer, sequencer, slew limiter, MIDI interfaces and so on) but no audio modules (VCO, VCF, VCA, VCP, frequency shifter, ring modulator, spring reverb and so on). Even modules width increased depth (e.g. A-113 or A-126) cannot be assembled in the power supply area. They have to be placed in a position outside the power supply area. But this applies only for a few modules. Normally it is no problem to arrange all modules by mounting modules with smaller depth in the power supply area.

black versions: stock article, usually available shortly
grey versions: custom made products, about 8 weeks delivery time

The price for the A-100P6 can be found in the price list in the A-100 section.


A-100 Suitcase Versions 9U (A-100P9)

This an enlarged version of the A-100 suitcase with 9 U or three rows of modules. As only one power supply is required this is the most economic version of the A-100 suitcase. Apart from that the 9U version is identical to the 6U version.

Measures:
outside: approx. 465 (width) x 475 (height) x 170 (depth) mm, without cover and without rubber feet
outside: approx. 465 (width) x 485 (height) x 235 (depth) mm, with cover and with rubber feet
inside: 3 x 84 HP x 3 U, usable depth for A-100 modules: approx. 70 mm in the power supply area (bottom right), resp. approx. 100 mm in the remaining area (measured from inner side of the front panel until end of the pc board of the module)

Weight (without modules): about 8,3 kg

Electrical specifications:
mains voltage: 115V~ or 230V~ (please specify when you order)
output voltages/current: +12V/1200mA, -12V/1200mA

stock article, usually available shortly

The price for the A-100P9 can be found in the price list in the A-100 section.


A-100 Low Cost Case 6U (A-100LC6)

Different views of the empty A-100 low cost case with 6U
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example of a black varnished version 
(
not available as as standard product)
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example of a blue varnished version 
(
not available as as standard product)
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This is an economical version of the A-100 suitcase. It is made very simple without front cover, without the metal rails and corners of the suitcase version described above. In other respects the low cost suitcase is identical to the suitcases described above (i.e. it includes the A-100 PSU2 and two bus boards).

The case is made of raw wood without laquering. By default it's available with the mains inlet located at the rear panel (same as V2 of the standard suitcase). Versions with other positions of the mains inlet are available only upon request (additional charge and longer delivery time). The case can be varnished by the customer in any desired color e.g. by means of a spray can (like the pictures that shows a black and a blue varnished version).

The price of the low cost suitcase is about 35% less than the standard suitcase.

Measures:
outside: approx. 445 x 275 x 160 mm
inside: 2 x 84 HP x 3 U, useable depth for A-100 modules: approx. 80 mm in the power supply area (bottom right), resp. approx. 110 mm in the remaining area (measured from inner side of the front panel until end of the pc board of the module)

Weight (without modules): about 4 kg

Electrical specifications:
mains voltage: 115V~ or 230V~ (please specify when you order)
output voltages/current: +12V/1200mA, -12V/1200mA

In the area near the power supply (bottom right) no modules should be assembled that are sensitive against transformer hum. We recommend to assemble only control voltage modules in this area (e.g. LFO, ADSR, trigger delay, clock divider/sequencer, sequencer, slew limiter, MIDI interfaces and so on) but no audio modules (VCO, VCF, VCA, VCP, frequency shifter, ring modulator, spring reverb and so on). Even modules width increased depth (e.g. A-113 or A-126) cannot be assembled in the power supply area. They have to be placed in a position outside the power supply area (e.g. in the upper row). But this applies only for a few modules. Normally it is no problem to arrange all modules by mounting modules with smaller depth in the power supply area.

stock article, usually available shortly

The price for the A-100 low cost suitcases can be found in the price list in the A-100 section.

Remark: The lower pictures show a black and blue varnished prototype with another type of threaded rails. The final version of the A-100 low cost case is manufactured with the same rails and threaded inserts as the standard A-100 frames and suitcases.


A-100 Low Cost Case 9U (A-100LC9)

Different views of the empty A-100 low cost case with 9U
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This an enlarged version of the A-100 low cost case with 9 U or three rows of modules. As only one power supply is required this is the most economic version of the A-100 low cost case. Apart from that the 9U version is identical to the 6U version.

Measures:
outside: approx. 445 (width) x 420 (height) x 160 (depth) mm
inside: 3 x 84 HP x 3 U, usable depth for A-100 modules: approx. 80 mm in the power supply area (bottom right), resp. approx. 110 mm in the remaining area (measured from inner side of the front panel until end of the pc board of the module)

Weight (without modules): about 5,2 kg

Electrical specifications:
mains voltage: 115V~ or 230V~ (please specify when you order)
output voltages/current: +12V/1200mA, -12V/1200mA

stock article, usually available shortly

The price for the A-100LC9 can be found in the price list in the A-100 section.


A-100 Low Cost Base 2x3U (A-100LCB)

Different views of the empty A-100 low cost base A-100LCB with 2x3U
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The A-100 Low Cost Base has the same width as the A-100 Low Cost Cases (A-100LC6/LC9) and is planned as a base frame for the A-100 Low Cost Cases. But it can be used also as a stand alone unit. One power supply (PSU2) and two bus boards are built in.

The A-100 Low Cost Base has two rows for modules available: one with horizontal alignment and another 45 degrees inclined row. The useable width is the same as for the Low Cost Cases, i.e. 84 HP. The bus boards are located in the rear area (even those for the modules that are mounted in the front row). This was necessary to take advantage of the full height of the front area for installation of A-100 modules. The max. depth for modules in the front row is ~70 mm.

Measures:
outside: about 445
(width) x 80 height (front) / 190 height (rear) x 385 (depth) mm
inside:: 2 x 84 TE x 3 HE
useable width: 84 HP
useable depth of the front row: ~ 70 mm
useable depth of the top row: ~ 110 mm (reduced to ~ 100 mm in the power supply area)
(useable depth is measured from inner side of the front panel until end of the pc board of the module)

Weight: ~ ? kg (without modules)

Electrical specifications:
mains voltage: 115V~ or 230V~ (please specify when you order)
output voltages/current: +12V/1200mA, -12V/1200mA (1 x A-100PSU2)
number of bus boards: 2

stock article, usually available shortly

The price for the A-100LCB can be found in the price list in the A-100 section.


A-100 Monster Cases 12U (A-100PMS12, A-100PMD12)


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Double version of the A-100 monster case
The two halfes are stacked one on top of the other. The picture shows the first version with 3 power supplies only and without wiring of power supplies and bus boards. The final version will include 4 power supplies.

As a special design the suitcase version of the A-100 frame is available even in a "monster" version with double width and height (168HP / 12HU). It can be chosen between a single and double version of the monster suitcase and even the monster cases are available in black or grey. For the double version the two suitcases are fixed together face-to-face during transportation so that no covers are required (as for the single version). Each monster suitcase is equipped with four power supplies with toroid transfomer/1200mA. Pay attention that the monster cases are special designs and no standard products we keep in stock. The delivery time is about 4-6 weeks and there is no right to return (concerning special designs please refer to our  terms of business).

Here are the details:

Double version of the 12U/168HP A-100 monster case (A-100PMD12):

outside dimensions (closed state): ~ 90 (length) x 62 (height) x 43 (depth) cm
weight of the complete double case (incl. bus boards, power supplies, middle connecting frame, without modules): ~ 35 kg
outside dimensions of a single case:  ~ 90 (length) x 62 (height) x 18 (depth) cm
available 19" width and height of each case: 12 U x 168 HP
weight of a single case (incl. bus boards, power supplies, without modules): ~ 16 kg
outside dimensions of the middle connecting frame:
~ 90 (length) x 62 (height) x 9 (depth) cm
weight of the middle connecting frame: ~ 3 kg
max. module current of each case: 4.8A (four power supplies 1.2A each, one power supply is assigned to two bus boards)
inside usable depth for A-100 modules: approx. 70 mm in the power supply area (bottom right), resp. approx. 100 mm in the remaining area (measured from inner side of the front panel until end of the pc board of the module)
position of the two mains inlets: center of the rear panel (standard), upon request even at the front side (same remarks as for the normal suitcase are valid)

A-100PMD12: custom made product, about 6-8 weeks delivery time

Single version of the 12U/168HP A-100 monster case (A-100PMS12):

outside dimensions (with front cover, closed state): ~ 90 (length) x 62 (height) x 23 (depth) cm
weight of the single case (incl. bus boards, power supplies, with front cover, without modules): ~ 20 kg
outside dimensions of the single case (without front cover):  ~ 90 (length) x 62 (height) x 18 (depth) cm
weight of the single case (incl. bus boards, power supplies, without front cover, without modules): ~ 16 kg
weight of the front cover: ~ 4 kg
available 19" width and height: 12 U x 168 HP
max. module current: 4.8A (four power supplies 1.2A each, one power supply is assigned to two bus boards)
inside usable depth for A-100 modules: approx. 70 mm in the power supply area (bottom right), resp. approx. 100 mm in the remaining area (measured from inner side of the front panel until end of the pc board of the module)
position of the mains inlet: center of the rear panel (standard), upon request even at the front side (same remarks as for the normal suitcase are valid)

More pictures (cases in closed state, final version with 4 power supplies and wiring, examples with A-100 modules and so on) will follow soon.

A-100PMS12: custom made product, about 6-8 weeks delivery time

The prices for the A-100 monster cases can be found in the price list in the A-100 section.

A-100 Monster Cases 6U and 9U (A-100PMS6, A-100PMS9)

The monster cases are available even with 6U and 9U. The reason for these additional cases is that the 12U monster cases are a bit difficult to handle by one person only. At least for the double version A-100PMD12 two persons are necessary. On top of this it is necessary to have available smaller versions of the monster cases when they are mounted together as shown in the pictures on the left side (because of stability and appearance - with a 6U case as upper element the construction looks not that "intimidating")

The pictures show an assembly that consists of a monster base frame and two of the 9U single monster cases with a special connection support that enables an angled mounting of the upper case. The three components are fixed at the rear side by screw fittings to obtain stability and avoid overturning. For transportation the screw fittings can be released very fast so that each of the three components can be carried by one person only.

The 6U monster case A-100PMS6 are equipped with two power supplies (A-100PSU2) and four bus boards, the 9U version A-100PMS9 with two power supplies (A-100PSU2) and six bus boards 

Single version of the 9U/168HP A-100 monster case with 9U/168HP (A-100PMS9):

outside dimensions (with front cover, closed state): ~ 90 (length) x 48 (height) x 23 (depth) cm
weight of the case (incl. bus boards, power supplies, with front cover, without modules): ~ 14 kg
outside dimensions of the single case (without front cover):  ~ 90 (length) x 48 (height) x 18 (depth) cm
available 19" width and height:
9 U x 168 HP
max. module current: 2.4A (two power supplies 1.2A each, one power supply is assigned to three bus boards)
inside usable depth for A-100 modules: approx. 70 mm in the power supply area (bottom right), resp. approx. 100 mm in the remaining area (measured from inner side of the front panel until end of the pc board of the module)
position of the mains inlet: center of the rear panel 

A-100PMS9: stock article, usually available shortly

Single version of the 6U/168HP A-100 monster case with 6U/168HP (A-100PMS6):

outside dimensions (with front cover, closed state): ~ 90 (length) x 35 (height) x 23 (depth) cm
weight of the case (incl. bus boards, power supplies, with front cover, without modules): ~ 10.5 kg
outside dimensions of the case (without front cover):  ~ 90 (length) x 35 (height) x 18 (depth) cm
available 19" width and height:
6 U x 168 HP
max. module current: 2.4A (two power supplies 1.2A each, one power supply is assigned to two bus boards)
inside usable depth for A-100 modules: approx. 70 mm in the power supply area (bottom right), resp. approx. 100 mm in the remaining area (measured from inner side of the front panel until end of the pc board of the module)
position of the mains inlet: center of the rear panel

A-100PMS6: custom made product, about 6-8 weeks delivery time

The prices for the A-100 monster cases can be found in the price list in the A-100 section.

A-100 Monster Base Frame (A-100PMB)

The A-100 Monster Base has the same width as the A-100 Monster Cases (A-100PMS6/9/12) and is planned as a base frame for the A-100 Monster Cases. But it can be used also as a stand alone unit without the Monster Case. It has a removeable top cover with handle for easy transportation. Two A-100 power supplies (PSU2) and four bus boards are built in.
The A-100 Base Frame has two rows for modules available: one with horizontal alignment and another 45 degrees inclined row. The useable width is the same as for the Monster Case, i.e. 168 HP. Because of the more complicated mechanical construction the lenght of the Monster Base is a bit more than the lenght of the Monster case. This has the advantage that even two standard suitcases or low cost suitcases can be positioned side by side on top of the A-100 base frame.
All bus boards are located in the rear area (even those for the modules that are mounted in the front row). This was necessary to take advantage of the full height of the front area for installation of A-100 modules. The max. depth for modules in the front row is ~70 mm.
On the A-100 Monster Base page more pictures can be found.

outside dimensions: ~ 930 (width) x 420 (depth) x 210 (height), measures in mm
useable width: 168 HP
useable depth of the front row: ~ 70 mm
weight: ~ 13.5 kg (without modules)

Electrical specifications:
mains voltage: 115V~ or 230V~ (please specify when you order)
output voltages/current: +12V/2400mA, -12V/2400mA (two A-100 PSU2 with 1200mA each)

A-100PMB stock article, usually available shortly

The prices for the A-100 Monster Base can be found in the price list in the A-100 section.

A-100 Miniature Cases

We also offer a miniature version of the A-100 suitcase. This is intended for applications with a few A-100 modules only, e.g. a small sound processing systems with filters or BBD modules, or for a basic Theremin. Details can be found on the A-100 Miniature Cases page.

stock article, usually available shortly (both versions, raw and black)

raw version
"non beauty case"
black version
with four modules

custom red version
(red varnished raw version)
not available as as standard product !

application example
with CTM64 button board

application example
as mini Theremin