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Old 20th June 2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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I have a California Audio Labs CA-5 five disc carousel player that has (apparently terminal) skipping problems. The sound is the best I've ever experienced, but I can't really swing the replacement cost for the laser assembly. I also have several older players, including a Luxman, that have digital outputs but don't sound so great.

Is it possible to combine the circuitry of the CAL with the transport of the Luxman? I'm reasonably competent with non-digital tinkering, mostly tube, but I know little about this stuff. The CAL has no digital input, so I'd have to run a cable between the two chassis somehow.

Possible? Practical?
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Old 20th June 2007, 03:22 PM   #2
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Possible, definitely. As for practical, give me some idea of what is inside the CAL, I'll tell you what needs to be done and you can make the decision.
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