Group buy on CD-PRO 2, Philips transport - Page 4 - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Source & Line > Digital Source

Digital Source Digital Players and Recorders: CD , SACD , Tape, Memory Card, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd March 2003, 03:45 PM   #31
mgreene is offline mgreene  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Aiken, South Carolina USA
Default Want CD PRO2 but have questions

Hi Peter, et al,

Regarding this project, I am very interested in as much as my current CDP is on its last legs but I am unsure about the following:

1. What will be the recommended DAC for this project?

2. What will be needed other than the CD PRO and a chassis to make this a remote controlled CDP with sound quality rivaling the high priced spread - say retail products selling for over $10K US?

3. I have not seen any reviews that directly compare DACs like the DACKIT to really high end players like the various Accuphases and Bats, etc., - which I have heard.

Did anyone see the review of the 47 Labs player in Stereophile this month (not that I expect anyone to take it all that seriously, but it is all that I have to go on at this point)? Would we be able to better the performance - DAC wise - of this player which the reviewer did not, hands down, recommend over the Sony 777?

4. To sum it up, I guess what I am asking is can we expect, with this project, to come out with a very very high-end sounding player?

Thanks

Mike
  Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2003, 02:06 AM   #32
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: NY
Quote:
What will be the recommended DAC for this project?
I think that since there are so many different tastes and choices in DACs, that decision is really being left to each individual. That said, I think if someone were to offer boards for a high-end DAC design to go with the CD-Pro2, there might be considerable interest.

Quote:
What will be needed other than the CD PRO and a chassis to make this a remote controlled CDP with sound quality rivaling the high priced spread - say retail products selling for over $10K US?
My understanding is that all that's really needed in addition to the CD-Pro2 kit and a chassis is a power supply board(s) and a high-end DAC to make a complete high-end player. (I think the CD-Pro2 module already includes an on-board TDA1305-based DAC, but I don't think most people consider that high end.)

Quote:
To sum it up, I guess what I am asking is can we expect, with this project, to come out with a very very high-end sounding player?
I wouldn't be planning to buy a CD-Pro2 transport kit(s) if I believed otherwise.
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2003, 05:01 AM   #33
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: San Francisco, CA
This may be a stupid question as I have no understanding of electronics, but I'll ask anyway.

Would it be possible to use the power supply from the DACT website?
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2003, 05:10 AM   #34
diyAudio Member
 
Peter Daniel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Toronto, Canada
Send a message via AIM to Peter Daniel
You need supplies at 5V and 9 or 10 V. If it feets the bill, I don't see a reason not to use it.
__________________
www.audiosector.com
“Do something really well. See how much time it takes. It might be a product, a work of art, who knows? Then give it away cheaply, just because you feel that it should not cost so much, even if it took a lot of time and expensive materials to make it.” - JC
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2003, 05:18 AM   #35
Coulomb is offline Coulomb  England
diyAudio Member
 
Coulomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Ancaster, Ontario
Peter do you have a schematic for your DAC? I noticed you have balanced outputs as well. Are you using the SPDIF to drive your DAC?

Thanks

Anthony
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2003, 05:37 AM   #36
diyAudio Member
 
Peter Daniel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Toronto, Canada
Send a message via AIM to Peter Daniel
My curent DAC is modern upsamplic design, based on PCM1704 and DF1704. It does not have balanced outputs and is connected with CD by spdif. New DAC is coming eventually. If you are interested I can send you schematic tomorrow. It's Broadhurst DAC.

On a player you see balanced outputs, but they are not in use yet. I was thinking about the future only
__________________
www.audiosector.com
“Do something really well. See how much time it takes. It might be a product, a work of art, who knows? Then give it away cheaply, just because you feel that it should not cost so much, even if it took a lot of time and expensive materials to make it.” - JC
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2003, 06:14 AM   #37
Coulomb is offline Coulomb  England
diyAudio Member
 
Coulomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Ancaster, Ontario
Quote:
Originally posted by Peter Daniel
My curent DAC is modern upsamplic design, based on PCM1704 and DF1704. It does not have balanced outputs and is connected with CD by spdif. New DAC is coming eventually. If you are interested I can send you schematic tomorrow. It's Broadhurst DAC.

On a player you see balanced outputs, but they are not in use yet. I was thinking about the future only
I would be happy with any help you can offer, please send that new schematic you mentioned.

Thanks

Anthony
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2003, 04:07 PM   #38
mgreene is offline mgreene  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Aiken, South Carolina USA
Default Thanks for the reply RPELL

I did not realize that there was another thread for the CD-pro2 when I wrote the above.

Mike
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th March 2003, 02:50 PM   #39
musical is offline musical  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Melbourne
Can it be arranged such that the unit is shipped directly to Australia? Otherwise, we might have to pay double taxes & shipping.

There is already one entry in the wiki page from Australia and I want one too.
  Reply With Quote
Old 19th March 2003, 06:12 PM   #40
Raj1 is offline Raj1  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: UK
Default mounting

Peter,

Have you any ideas if you will be offering the mounting for the cdp that you mentioned? And also the cost? I am making a cd pro 2 soon, and maybe interested in getting the alu - mounting for the transport from you.

Thanks
Raj
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: Where I can buy Philips CD-PRO 2M TRansport. vadimgal Swap Meet 5 19th May 2007 03:46 PM
Philips CDM 12 transport dsmkwan Parts 0 9th May 2006 08:42 PM
Philips CDI transport mechanism ash_dac Digital Source 1 13th May 2005 08:08 AM
CD-PRO 2 (Philips transport) on Car alitopanasa Digital Source 1 21st March 2004 04:41 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:06 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2