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Old 12th July 2008, 02:27 PM   #1311
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Erik, have you tried mounting it rigidly - without the compliant bushes?
I am still staying in the ELECTRONIC experimental fase...so I cannot pass judgement on differences between rigid or not...
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Old 13th July 2008, 01:57 AM   #1312
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I shipped two transports overseas and they're late and haven't arrived yet. This 'issue' is discouraging me from doing anymore volunteering. If and when that 'issue' is resolved I'll look at buying and shipping more.

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My overseas delivery problem is now resolved so I'm now willing to ship some spare units again if anyone's interested.

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Old 13th July 2008, 07:51 AM   #1313
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How much are these spare units?
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Old 13th July 2008, 07:54 AM   #1314
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Hi Erik , how do you mount the wooden stick? and how high is it and to what point to ensure the laser is functioning?
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Old 13th July 2008, 11:24 AM   #1315
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How much are these spare units?
We Canadians are fortunate. There still is a retail supply of these units available. Try Bestbuy.ca.

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Old 13th July 2008, 11:26 AM   #1316
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The lenght of the stick depends on how far you place the print underneath the laser...obviously it is maximized by the length of the ribbon...and you do not want a longer ribbon...

The stick is pretty much like a matchstick a little bit thinner...it is placed by a heatshrinktube (NOT HEATED) over the relais..and while checking the laserpath I added a little piece of sticky cloth to the lasercompartiment to make it hit the stick that is activating the relais....

Of course after you finalize things it is better to mount the relais to the board close to the laser....this is just experimenting...

It is definitively worthwhile....
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Old 13th July 2008, 07:51 PM   #1317
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Just spinning some LPs today and reading through this thread. I finally got to the end and I have a question which I did not find any comments about. My turntable's motor is DC and powered by a large, 12 volt battery. I realize this is perhaps for different reasons than with a CD transport, but why not power a Shigaclone with such a supply? In know it is possible as the original player was portable. Could there be any benefit?
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I tried batteries in a past, in many different applications, but in the end properly implemented AC power supply always sounded better to me. It's worth a try though.
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Old 13th July 2008, 08:17 PM   #1319
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Hi Peter,

Had you tried with something like a 400 amp, 12 volt? Just curious and thinking out loud. I suppose it would not cost anything much to give it a try and compare to the ac regulated psu.
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Old 13th July 2008, 10:15 PM   #1320
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The Metronome Kalista is a very respected cd transport
(ac powered) and the top of there line is now the 50.000 dollar Metronome Kalista Reference...and guess what...they power this rig with batteries...

So the former Jadis Designer is able to get some good results with this very much discussed way of powersupply....

I gues experimenting like Peter is the only way to find out...if you strike gold for your set-up and own way of listening...
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