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Old 15th July 2008, 02:25 PM   #1351
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....and in the background the famous blue-led post .....

Peter did you experiment with it on your Shiga project....I know you were satisfied with the use of it on your Philips Pro project....
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Old 15th July 2008, 02:31 PM   #1352
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clearaudio: you have PM.

peter, erik: Re. deterioration of laser. Better to sue Philips/Sony (the developers of CD technology) than Junji for deterioration of laser unit. It is a fact that the audio industry does not like to see spread around (since CD tech is supposed to have idea of lifelong reliability), but it is true: the quality of every laser unit steadily degrades during operation time. You may not notice a change in sound quality, but your error correction circuits will certainly notice a change. Luckily, the Sanyo chip sets have excellent error correction (confirmed in Stereophile measurements conducted at end of their Shig transport review), so you may not hear the decline ...until the unit starts to skip alot. Even then, you can likely pump out an extension of its life through laser bias readjustment, lens cleaning, or checking the harnessing. (This last is a good tip: Over time, the contacts for the ribbon cable sometimes develop oxide which raises their contact resistance (I have measured sometimes over 100 Ohms) between the cable and the pcb. Then it is time to clean it up. ) But this is just normal maintenance.
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iihay, ive emailed you on the supplied email address let me know if you get it.
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Old 15th July 2008, 03:10 PM   #1354
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That is very re-assuring news...

In the meantime I checked with 47Labs Importers/dealers and they have a 5 year old unit still performing like new (I know him)...and also one of the dealers (I know him also personally) has at least 1500 hours playingtime on a rig of his own still performing tops...also Junji gives 2 years garantee...so it all seems to be not too bad...

I do agree with you that we audiophiles suffer from the
garbage-culture point of view some designers/manufacturers have.....
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Old 15th July 2008, 03:26 PM   #1355
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Clearaudio, you have anther PM.

Many thanks to algar_emi and Dennis Hui! I have two transports on their way to me. Thanks my Canadian friends!

Time to start sourcing some parts.
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Clearaudio I pm'd you this morning about the clamp.
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....and in the background the famous blue-led post .....

Peter did you experiment with it on your Shiga project....I know you were satisfied with the use of it on your Philips Pro project....

Hey Erik,
Interesting concept. Big question no one has asked yet is what is that rca jack doing in the middle of the spindle/platter.. Or am I hallucinating?
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Old 15th July 2008, 04:59 PM   #1358
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Peter I was wondering...

Throughout your posts (Philips and Shiga) you showed great respect to the design and vision of Junji ...

Yet you go for soft suspension so leaving his vision...
I can understand you did it for the Philips-Job...but howcome you preferred the soft suspension in combination with the Sanyo/JVC....did your listening to both suspensions decide that.....
or was it sheer the Mark Levinson approach...

I would appreciate if you shared your experience on that matter....
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Old 15th July 2008, 05:08 PM   #1359
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Yes, emails and PM sent to me duly noted. It's late now(1am).
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Old 15th July 2008, 05:12 PM   #1360
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Hey Erik,
Interesting concept. Big question no one has asked yet is what is that rca jack doing in the middle of the spindle/platter.. Or am I hallucinating?
No you are not I was experimenting and it appeared thet the thread of an RCA is seeking his was with a light force into the plasic cup of the spindle leaving a much better option to create something...

So I developed an ebony puck
(knowing what it does for records
)

I used an RCA plugpin (but that is obvious)...
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