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Old 18th July 2008, 11:39 PM   #1411
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Erik. Have you replaced the original crystal oscillator (E7 on Okapi's PDF) with the clock ?
Puffin,

Yes I first listened extensively to the original clock after I got used to the sound (2 weeks 3 hours a day) I replaced it for Peters Citizen which performed better...(a big bang for the buck only a dollar or so) and again took care that I got used to the sound.

Switched it today for the Trichord...that performed immediately to classify as a no-brainer......although it costs 6 times the boombox (without supply).

Without effecting the precious analog effect
(I take special care in NOT trying to build a second Wadia) nor all the other specific original elements it manages to enhance all the magic substantially and takes it to the next level in my set-up .

It is now playing in the same league as the Wadia...and still on his wooden board.

Kevin I am not sure you have to google I thought 8 to 13 Volt will do nicely but check it out.

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Old 19th July 2008, 07:01 AM   #1412
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Erik. Thanks for that. I have a Trichord clock fitted to another transport I can rip.

Kanifee. I assume that you are taking the analogue out to a pre-amp, then into the gainclone. I tried this and I did not have any problems with sound level. However the sound quality is poor. You really need to use these as a transport with a separate dac. You will also need to set the SPDIF to 75 ohms. See this thread for details.
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Old 19th July 2008, 07:23 AM   #1413
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Hello Kanifee can you tell me in which machine you found that miniature pcb for the motors and laser-switch.....

You would not have a second one lying around...(or anybody else)

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Old 19th July 2008, 08:11 AM   #1414
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Hi puffin, no no pre amp in my set up yet, just my gainclone, im still undecided about what pre amp to build. the analogue out was taken straight to my gainclone. It was more just a test to make sure i had gutted it and fitted the new PCB without damaging anything.

Erick i don't have another miniature PCB as i accidentally stumbled upon this one, the hifi had the correct chips etc, but the PCB was to large as the radio module and other stuff were all on it. for a more experienced person it may have been easier to reverse engineer the board to cut away the unnecessary bits but i wasnt confident enough to have done this.
Ill sort out the model for the radio and post back soon, i can also keep an eye out for any other radios like the one i found and report back.

Is it also possible to construct an external clock like you own or not worth the hassle?
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Old 19th July 2008, 08:19 AM   #1415
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Okay no problem...I can always put a switch on a homemade breadboard attached to the motors...or a cleaned spare board....
I was realy interested in the easy way to determine its exact location by only attaching it to the motors.....
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Old 19th July 2008, 08:48 AM   #1416
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Erik that's the unit the miniature PCB was salvaged from, there are 3 bush cd players i have seen almost identical to this bar button layout and decorative layout of the cd cover.
Id put pretty good money on the cd assembly being the same, the size and dimensions are the same so the laser rack and spindle will have to be separated equally as far from the main PCB as the unit i had.
As far as i know its a Bush LS something or other. maybe you have seen one somewhere.
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Old 19th July 2008, 11:25 AM   #1417
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lastly what sort or prices are external clocks and what are some suggestions as i have absolutely no knowledge of clocks.

This looks interesting, and quite cheap. Has anyone tried one, I wonder?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA:IT&ih=022
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Looks pretty good, i think something like that will be what i end up with
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Old 19th July 2008, 02:52 PM   #1419
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I have a Trichord Clock 3 of the right frequency in my Teac VRDS-10, which I'm planning to try in the Shigaclone. Would I be right in thinking that the clock output goes to pin 61 and clock ground to pin 60?
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Yes, clock output connects to pin 61, clock ground goes to circuit ground which is the center pin of the original resonantor (which needs to be removed)
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