The Bach seems to be bulkier, but this is only true for some views. For example, the case and the receiver look almost the same size when viewed from the front:
The side view, however, may frighten a hi-fi user who has got interested in HTPC systems:
The Bach has almost two times the depth of the Yamaha, yet this is just a specific comparison. The Yamaha RX-V375 is not the biggest device of its class and if you consider the dimensions of a normal hi-fi equipment stand, you will understand that there will be no problems with settling the new case from Thermaltake on it.
The new models have the same chassis type as the recently reviewed Tenor. There are in fact no changes apart from the front panel and the color. The rear panel still looks like a reduced version of the typical ATX system case.
The top panel is designed in the same way, with air inlets opposite to the CPU and graphics card.
The internal layout of the case hasn’t changed, either:
We’ve got the same stiffness ribs here and the drives cages are placed in the same way. As we noted in our review of the Tenor, Thermaltake did not took the easier way and did not limit the user’s choice of the mainboard form-factor. They didn’t try any new ideas about the power supply, either. As a result, the new system cases support full-size ATX mainboards and classic power supplies, like the Tenor does. The user is not limited at all in choosing the configuration of the PC, yet these system cases are really small. You can refer to our Thermaltake Tenor review for details about the assembly and operation – we are not going to focus much on the hardware in this review actually.