I’ve spent a while today to find a 3U case (don’t want a 4U incl. a 1U strip) with 42-48hp in size with the following attributes:
depth of about 55mm for modules
decent power supply built in (not necessarily super powerful but free of issues like noise)
pleasant looking (love me some wood)
it doesn’t seen that there’s a lot out there. the cell48 is not deep enough and i seem to remember issues with the power supply. frap tools is to shallow. moog is bigger and doesn’t come with a power supply.
what have i missed? any other ideas other than maybe going diy with this?
Have an Erica synths pico case. It’s 42hp, 5mm deep and its a beauty. Wood is optional, so you could DIY your own fancy wood. I use one with a c1t1zen power board, which is not so noisy if you use a proper usb power plug.
I’m not sure if it’s in stores yet, but the Doepfer A-100LC1 was announced at the Jan 2017 NAMM, and was supposed to be released this March. 48 HP with what looks like a good power supply and wood enclosure. I’m not sure the depth but Doepfer cases are generally on the deeper side: http://www.doepfer.de/presse/Doepfer_NAMM_2017_Press.pdf
The nice people at KOMA make a 70mm (!!) deep 3U84HP case, which you may peruse here. Note that they offer ways to connect this case to other cases to make larger MONSTER CASES if such a thing has any appeal to you.