The internal- and external chassis is an integral part of the design of the 2.16 ultra. The CNC machined chassis incorporates shielded compartments, heat management solutions and vibration control. Using a dedicated internal and external chassis for the 2.16 ultra allows us to mount all parts of the power supply, passive cooling system and hardware in optimal locations without changing the outside design. Our high-performance chassis allows us to make radical choices for ultimate changes. It is literally the backbone of the Pink Faun 2.16 ultra.
A unique part of the chassis design is the honeycomb motherboard platter. This platter is extremely stiff and this design handles various vibrations that will eliminate resonance frequencies without over damping them in order to preserve and maintain energy. During the development processes of the 2.16 ultra, we experienced vibration on the motherboard that had a significant negative impact on the sonic performance. Instead of damping the vibration, we made the decision to eliminate all possible vibrations by making a special platter inside the 2.16 ultra. We then mounted the critical components on the new platter to eliminate all possible vibrations. Another important new design to the 2.16 ultra is that the internal chassis has a dedicated shielding compartment for the Pink Faun Ultra OCXO clock. The clock and clock output circuitry are fully shielded and decoupled from the 2.16 ultra internal chassis.