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Old 16th January 2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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Question Philips CD 160 mods?

Hello everyone where do I get information about tweaking Philips CD160?
Can someone post some information?
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Old 16th January 2008, 05:56 PM   #2
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Old 18th January 2008, 06:08 AM   #3
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I also own one CD 160. I share the same interess with spiderze...
Any one?
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Old 18th January 2008, 04:20 PM   #4
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My dad was about to throw his old CD160 out when I said 'I'll have that thankyou'

I've just spent an hour replacing the rectifier diodes with MBR1100 Schottky diodes, removed the opamps, replaced them with sockets and plugged some LM4562 opamps in. It sounds rather good. I fed the analogue and digital outs into my MF KW250S and toggled between them. OK, its not as good as the KW's DAC stage but it didn't disgrace itself.

I'm sure there is a lot more that could be done, but that will do for now.
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Old 18th January 2008, 04:39 PM   #5
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Default Marantz also did a version

The Marantz SE version replaced most of the caps with Elna Cerafine.

Mods as suggested above are good.
Replacing the sm caps round the DAC with 'real' ones would improve.

It's a standard TDA1541 DAC stage so almost any mod for that would work ( many have been listed - search )

Replace the muting transistors with minature relays.

Add extra regulators

Damp the chassis

etc etc etc

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Old 18th January 2008, 09:49 PM   #6
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The main board it uses is the same in the Philips CD 650, Grundig CD9000, etc.
Have a look here: stockhammer

and here: Lampizator

Best, Ivica
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Old 19th January 2008, 09:56 AM   #7
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Default Philips cd player 160 mods

Thanks to everybody. I have already got a lot to think about and try (fingers crossed...)
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