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Old 30th July 2008, 05:11 PM   #1561
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.................and playing...

First impression a bit more air but I will experiment further...
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Old 30th July 2008, 05:22 PM   #1562
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Hi Erik

I am very impressed about all your work.

But is it really worth that big effort?

For me, the situation happened, that I just finished my Shigaclone before beeing aware that the CD player is 100% obsolete for me soon!

Why?

Because reproduction quality from accurately ripped CD's to harddisk (no compression), played by LAN or WLAN with a Squeezebox, SPDIF out to my DAC, is as good as reproduction direct from the CD.

No difference, but better.

Why? Every mess with the transport is gone. Error correction is happening during ripping.

And disks (or small NAS diskservers) are cheap today. And a 500GB backup disk is available for the price of 4 CD's.

Actually I am in progress to rip all my CD's and put them in a big box for the cellar or future flea market sales.

But my Shigaclone will have it's place for the next few years in my setup. Maybe just to demonstrate the (non existing) difference in playback.

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Old 30th July 2008, 05:30 PM   #1563
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Hey Erik,
I'm quite impressed with your latest round of experimentation. Funny that I am actually in the process of getting ready to build a new chassis for one of my mechanisms - it was one of many justifications I came up with for buying a bonafide mini-milling machine. (Seig X2 type machine from Harbor Freight.) So I was pleased to see your efforts in the same direction.

My plans involve slight thicker material with reliefs cut into the material for the motors to maintain the correct height for the platter and gear train.

This particular mod is on the slow track. I plan to do that next winter probably.

I bought a platter/clamp assembly from Roy recently and it arrived at my Post Office yesterday - will pick up Friday morning.

My mechanism is mounted directly to my mass loaded chassis plate by 1.3 cm threaded stand offs and the so the motors are grounded through the chassis plate. Mechanically speaking the mechanism is pretty tightly coupled to the chassis too - no isolation.

Mine continues to get better with use, and almost everyone who has heard my current shigaclone/dac combo comments on just how good it sounds compared to just about anything they have ever heard. A friend who is avowedly anti-digital commented on how very undigital the music sounded, how it just flowed, and some other surprising things I've never heard him say. (like this is very good... ) I'm pleased to say the least.
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Old 30th July 2008, 05:33 PM   #1564
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kanifee, Here is how to wire up the resistors to the Dig out.

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/attac...amp=1208083104
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Old 30th July 2008, 06:11 PM   #1565
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I take it that is correct? if so still isnt making a differance

I is the cn905 +5v pin of the digital out header unused?
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Old 30th July 2008, 06:41 PM   #1566
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kanifee. I don't think yours is right. Have a look at this.

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Old 30th July 2008, 06:48 PM   #1567
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mihgt be my eyes but they look the same?
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Old 30th July 2008, 06:50 PM   #1568
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Yea, is your photo blurred or have I been too heavy with the sauce? I think your's is o.k actually. The +5 position is unused.
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Old 30th July 2008, 06:54 PM   #1569
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yeh its blurry lol.
im lost as to whats preventing it from functioning!
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Old 30th July 2008, 07:12 PM   #1570
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ok ive just done a test there and analogue audio is fine so does this mean that it can only be the spdif out or is there still a chance of muffed something else on the underside?
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