I really appreciate all the information and support I've gotten from my fellow Polkies. Here's a short testimonial about a dust cover I purchased based on a recommendation I got in this very forum.
Even before I purchased my Yaqin MC-100B integrated tube amplifier, I began thinking of ways to protect it. The dorms at my school are awfully, horribly, terribly dusty, and I couldn?t bear the thought of subjecting a brand new amplifier to a semester of airborne particulates. My first thought was for an acrylic cover, but those appeared to be a bit more expensive than I had hoped. Even the materials needed to construct one myself were rather costly. Luckily, a fellow Club Polk member commented on a thread I started, suggesting I look into a cloth cover from Digital Deck Covers.
The first time I looked at their website, I was impressed. They had a huge library of covers pre-designed for a variety of components and brands, covering everything from reel-to-reel recorders to the Xbox 360. The prices I sampled to gauge what I might expect to pay for my own cover seemed very reasonable. What I was really impressed with, though, was that they offered to custom tailor a cover for any piece of equipment. I wasn?t surprised that my Yaqin MC-100B didn?t show up on their list alongside Denon, Marantz, Pioneer and others. After a few quick measurements, I had my cover all picked out. The upgrade from plain cotton to premium quilted cotton was a no-brainer at merely a $2.50 surcharge. I also requested a flap on the back panel to accommodate the wires and cables entering the rear of my amplifier, which they added for no extra charge.
The ordering process was executed in a friendly, professional manner over email with a live representative. I received extremely prompt and helpful responses to the few questions I had.
My cover was made and shipped quickly. When I opened it, I was impressed with the craftsmanship. The quilted cotton had a handsome pattern. The seams and stitches were all neat and solid. The cover fit comfortably over my amplifier.
All in all, I had gotten a fully custom-made cover that would protect my amplifier when not in use and look good doing it. Ordering was easy, customer service was excellent, and the product itself was high quality. And at 41 bucks shipped, it was a bargain! I recommend DigitalDeckCovers without reservation.