1. No ad-hominem
2. No spamming or shilling
Many years ago, I was an apprentice at the time, I had an instructor who asserted that he preferred the idea of rivets to adhesive bonding. He would be horrified at today's fully composite airframes but in truth they are stronger than riveted alloy airframes. Since hearing from you about your use of adhesives I can't see any reason to doubt that they are superior to nuts and bolts for heat sinks but then I am trained to evaluate new processes, others don't understand and don't want to either.
Acrylic is best joined by the appropriate adhesive, why would anyone use screws where there is no need for access.
That sounds like someone who prefers what seems right to him, instead of looking at the evidence and making a decision based on that. I mean, how can glue be as strong as screws, after all, screws work by some magic way to hold things together instead of those weak old chemical bonds that we know can't hold anything togetherI had an instructor who asserted that he preferred the idea of rivets to adhesive bonding.
Decades ago now (1990's) I did the control software for a number of super-plastic forming presses for amongst others BAE, One of the things it was designed to make was the (then) EFA tail-fin, which was made out sheets of titanium that was diffusion bonded together (ie not even glued).
I have been amused by the phono stage thread in the audio section over at our favourite unofficial Naim forum (FUNF)
IT'S ALL BOLLOCKS
The Arkless is compared to the internal Naim cards of yesteryear. The arkless is slightly better than them. Well a one armed blind monkey can build a better sounding phono stage than the Naim. If it is only just better than the naim then that is not saying much really.
The arkless turbo is mentioned. What is the turbo ? - extra components removed? - Jez had an extra couple of pints down the pub before building it ?
Oh and Gromit (once respected member here) lists a few phono stages (including phono 2) but says he preferred the Rega Aria (£800). Should have put an extra psu on the phono 2 and then it might be a different story and £100 cheaper.
OP then told to have his Naim gear modified........well you cant polish a turd, many have tried.
Finally some one pipes up and tries to off load a firebottle stage to the unsuspecting OP Back fires as the OP has already heard one and does not like it