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).
outside: approx. 445 x 275 x 160 mm
inside: 2 x 84 HP x 3 U (two bus boards), 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
mains voltage: 115V
output voltages/current: +12V/2000mA, -12V/2000mA, +5V/4000mA
The new power supply is named A-100PSU3 and has available 2000mA@+12V, 1200mA@-12V and additional +5V with 4000mA. +5V are no longer required for A-100 modules but there are many modules from other manufacturers that require +5V.
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.